EduCamino 2020 Tours From €390

Whether you teach history, languages, geography or simply want to boost your students’ sense of self-esteem and teamwork skills – walking the Camino de Santiago is perfect for your student group. 

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.

Thinking about going on an extraordinary school trip this year? Here’s why you should consider the Camino de Santiago which has so much to offer…

The Camino provides

  • A formula to unfold your student’s curiosity

    What better way to grow than by going out of your comfort zone? Introduce your students to the world beyond the classroom and boost their curiosity to learn more about Spanish culture and traditions. While walking the Camino, your students will also have chances to meet new friends, exchange culture with local people, and to explore their fascinating ways of life. Perhaps this is their first trip without their parents, for sure an unforgettable experience!

  • An excellent way to practice their Spanish and to sample local Spanish food

    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!

  • An excellent way to practice their Spanish and to sample local Spanish food

    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!

  • An opportunity to explore Spain’s rich history in a fun way

    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.

    Galicians 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).

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Before your trip

  • Many routes available to choose from
  • Customised Itineraries
  • No Administration Fee for Schools
  • Group booking up to 70 people
  • Teachers go Free*
  • Easy Payment System
  • Pilgrim and Holiday Pack
  • Marketing collateral
  • Information Talks
  • Flights (optional)

During your trip

  • Airport Transfers
  • Hostels
  • Breakfasts
  • Dinners
  • Luggage Transfer (optional)
  • Picnic Lunches (optional)
  • Experienced Guide (optional)
  • 24/7 Emergency Support (Spanish /English)

Sample Itinerary

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This is a sample itinerary of what is involved on the Camino each day. This is the most popular route starting from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela. We have number of different packages that suit you and your students, why not contact us for more information.

Day 1

Sarria
(Arrival)

Once arrived in Santiago, you will be transferred directly to your hostel in Sarria in time to enjoy your first evening meal. Following this, a short welcome meeting will be held at your hostel.

Day 2
22km

Sarria
to
Portomarin

Expect a sociable walk in shady oak woods, cute little villages and quiet country roads. The village of Barbedelo (580m) has a stunning Romanesque church that is well worth a visit. The next big village is Ferreiros. When you get to Portomarin (550m), you can chill out on one of the many terraces of the main plaza

Day 3
25km

Portomarin
to
Palace do Rei

From Portomarin, the Camino crosses the river Minho and climbs steadily uphill. On your way, you will be crossing Gonzar and passing the Romanesque chapel of Santa María Castromaior. The calm of the Galician cemetery in Ligonde when the weather is glorious is bliss. In Eirexe, the Romanesque church is a beauty and features a sculpture of Daniel and animals, as well as Santiago de Peregrino inside. You will complete this day in Palas do Rei (565m).

Day 4
29km

Palace do Rei
to
Arzua

Today the Camino continues slightly downhill, passing through the village of Casanova and the charming village of Leboreiro. At Melide (454m) you can stop in one of the many restaurants to try some local specialties. Later today, the Camino will follow a forest track and cross several streams bringing you to the village of Boente with it’s church of Santiago. Then on to the medieval village of Ribadiso and finally, Arzua (389m). This small town has 2 churches, Santa María and La Magdalena.

Day 5
18km

Arzua
to
Rua-O Pino

This shaded section of the Camino will pass through woods, along streams and through tranquil villages. Take your time and visit the chapel of Santa Irena, with its unique statues of Santiago. The rest of the way to Rua O Pino is on a quiet country road. Rua (310m) is one of the most harmonious resting points before Santiago de Compostela.

Day 6
21km

Rua-O Pino
to
Santiago de Compostela

Almost there! The penultimate stage is Lavacolla where pilgrims traditionally washed in the river before reaching Santiago de Compostela. The tall eucalyptus trees line your route all the way way to Monte del Gozo (368m). From the “Mount of Joy” you can see your goal – the Cathedral of Santiago! After a descent to the city (264m, population 80000) you will be able to observe this UNESCO World Heritage Site up-close. Marvel at the architecture and relish the wonderful atmosphere in this cultural and spiritual mecca.

Day 7

Santiago de Compostela

After breakfast, your group will be transferred to the airport for your return flight to home.  You’ll leave behind a spectacular city but take some of the most wonderful memories of your life with you.

Testimonials

“St Gerard’s TY students have travelled on the Camino with Umberto and his team for a number of years now. We travel with approx 30 boys and girls each year. The hostel accommodation and the organisation of the trip, in general, has been excellent. Having a bilingual tour guide accompany the group is a great reassurance to the group leader.
Well done to the team @ Follow the Camino.”

St Gerard’s School – 2020

 

“Just returned from an amazing 5 days on the Camino! I was a complete unknown, and even more risky taking 15 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!!”

Gonzaga College – Jun 2018 (5th year)

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