Educamino School Tours

EduCamino School 2019 Tours From €349

In 2013, we launched the first ever EduCamino – a school trip of a lifetime, specifically designed for young pilgrims from around the world.

EduCamino is an educational tool for teachers who want to take their students out of the classroom and experience the culture, heritage and religious significance of the Camino de Santiago in Spain.

Our Camino adventure sees student groups walk the historic last 100KM of the Camino de Santiago,  reaching the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela and the tomb of the Apostle St James.

With our prices starting from as little as €349 per student, we take care of all of the organisation, from accommodation to airport transfers, so all you need to do is walk and enjoy the experience.

 

Reasons to walk the Camino de Santiago with your students:

 

spanish flag1. Become Immersed In Spanish Culture

The last 100KM of the Camino de Santiago sees pilgrims walk through idyllic Spanish farmland, sample authentic Spanish food and of course, chit-chat with the locals. Students who are learning the Spanish language have a unique opportunity to use what they’ve learned to interact in the real world. You won’t get that in any school book!

 

2. Explore Spain’s rich history

The history in the Galician region is perhaps the most interesting in all of Spain.  Known as the seventh Celtic nation, it is home to ancient relics, pagan folklore, and a colourful living history unlike anywhere else. Galician’s are proud of their Celtic routes, and along the trail, you may be surprised to see Celtic symbols or hear the sound of traditional Galician gaita (bagpipes). The Romans also left quite a mark on the region, having official claimed Galicia as a part of the Roman Empire in 218AD. They left behind stunningly preserved landmarks like bridges, towers, walls, and aqueducts.

Of course, walking the Camino itself is like taking a step through time, as you weave in and out of medieval hamlets past centuries-old churches and farmhouses.

 

 

 3. A Great Sense of Achievement

Equally important is the sense of achievement as you reach your goal and arrive at your destination after 5 days of walking.

This is a great boost of confidence for students, particularly at a time in their life when students may need it most!

 

 

4. Religious & Spiritual Significance

The Camino de Santiago is one of the most important Christian pilgrimages in history, and has been traveled by countless pilgrims for over a millennium. The first recorded pilgrims walking the Camino date back to the 8th century. By the 12th century, its popularity grew, and thousands of pilgrims from all over Europe were leaving their homes to travel on foot to the reputed final resting place of St. James the Greater.

Nowadays, the Camino is traveled by pilgrims of different faiths, ethnicities, and walks of life. It is often seen as a retreat from ‘the real world’, a chance to reconnect with one’s self and to get solitude and a break from the hustle and bustle of modern life.

 

5. Get Your Gaisce Award

Follow the Camino is a proud Gaise Challenge Partner, and walking the Camino with us will count towards your getting your Gaisce President’s Award.

Gaisce or ‘great achievement’ is a self-development programme for young people between the age of 17-25, aimed at empowering them and helping them reach their full potential.

 

TRIP DETAILS

Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights

Cost: €349 per person

 

Follow the Camino’s comprehensive service on EduCamino trips includes:

  • Hostel accommodation
  • Breakfasts
  • Airport transfers
  • 24/7  Support
  • Information Talks
  • Group bookings – up to 70 people

 

Optional Extras:

  • Experienced Guide:  + €100
  • Luggage Transfer: + €30
  • Picnic: + €5
  • Dinners: + €12
  • Flights: Prices Available on Request

Not Included: Insurance (recommended)

 

 

TESTIMONIALS

“Our large group of transition year students – 48 boys & 6 parents – from Gonzaga College in Ranelagh walked the last section of the French Way to Santiago over 6 days, with accommodation & meals and airport/luggage transfers organised for us by Follow the Camino. It surpassed all our expectations (as did the fabulous weather we had). None of us had walked any of the Camino previously, and that was good as we were all discovering it for the first time.”

– Gonzaga College, Dublin (48 students)

 

Just returned from an amazing 5 days on the Camino! It was a complete unknown, and even more risky taking 19 students with me but, Follow the Camino did a fantastic job! Thank you so much everyone who helped to make our trip so special. Everything went like clockwork. Connections were there on time and smiling faces and helpfulness were always evident. Thank you all from all of us!

– New Zealand Group (20 students)

 

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