Camino for Schools

Youth Group at DinnerSpanish, Galician and Celtic culture, spirituality, exhilaration, fun, sunshine, achievement, beautiful landscapes, achieving a physical goal, 6 locations in one week, a sense of history, friendship, a chance to reflect, an historical city, picturesque villages.

From experience, Camino Groups vouches for this simple observation – a Camino tour has a much deeper impact on students than any other school tour we’ve been associated with.

Pope John Paul II walked here, so too did President McAleese and it’s easy to see why! The Camino is the school tour opportunity that every school should be considering now and here are 3 simple things to consider:

1 – In 2016, our first year of school Camino tours, every single school that travelled with us has re-booked for 2017 – that tells its own tale!

2 – We have a simple price promise. We guarantee that on a like for like basis, our tours will be better value than any other Camino provider.

3 – Our testimonials!

For the School to Consider:

Security – Camino Groups is fully licensed and bonded in Ireland, through the C.A.R.,  giving you peace of mind and security with your booking. While we are obviously not unique in this, it is an essential consideration for any school organising a tour.

100% Irish owned and managed – Camino Groups is an Irish company – this is important to us and we hope it’s important to you also.

School Ethos – A Camino tour is the ideal opportunity for a school to tie in with its Ethos, its Trustees and its Mission Statement when offering a school tour to its students. For any school that has been looking for a tour opportunity that combines the elements of fun, spirituality and even sunshine in a meaningful experience, this is it!

An Camino as Gaeilge – Do Ghaelcholáistí ar fud na tíre nó d’aon scoil a dhéanann iarracht an Ghaeilge a fhorbairt, ba bhreá linn an iarracht a dhéanamh do thuras scoile a eagrú tré mheán na Gaeilge.

Whole School experience – Your school can mean more than just the students – why not involve parents, board members or the wider local community in your group

Ideal for Transition Years – An experience to top all others, a walk on the Camino also ties in with Student Achievement awards such as Gaisce.

5th years – Bring a 5th year group at the end of their 5th year and watch them grow together and bond as a group before beginning their Leaving Cert year.

Leaving Certs – The Camino is a whole new way of looking at a post-exams holidays – It is an infinitely more meaningful and wholesome environment than other options considered by students. Finish your exams and then go and experience the exhilaration and rewards that come with a Camino walk, and all in the company of the friends you were beside you for the 6 years up to this point.

Why choose Camino Groups?

Price – We offer 8 day/7 night Albergue (hostel) packages from €280 plus flight and hotel packages from €380 plus flight, including all the elements and extras listed below. Regardless of your requirements, our quote to you will stack up on the 2 essential issues for you – price and the quality of service provided. By the way, we book your flights for you at cost – no commission or booking fees apply!

Comprehensive Package – As a licensed tour company, we provide all the elements needed for your Camino tour – Flights, accommodation, travel insurance, airport transfers, luggage transfers, meals if requested, pilgrim passports and walking notes.

Tailored packages – We tailor your tour to suit your group and your budget. From hostels to 5* accommodation, we guide you through creating your perfect tour.

Pre-Tour Support – Camino Groups was established on the platform of seeing a tour through the eyes of the teacher. We help the organising teacher every step of the way, providing 20 years’ worth of experience in how to organise a school tour with a guide to all the things to do and not to do, from collecting deposits to organising supervision.

Presentation Evening – For any group booking of 20 or more, we will visit your school to make a presentation to students and parents on what a Camino tour involves along with an opportunity for Q+A, thus providing invaluable assistance to the organising teacher. Camino Groups is the first school tour company in Ireland to provide this service.