School Camino Tours

Spanish, Galician and Celtic culture, spirituality, exhilaration, fun, sunshine, achievement, beautiful landscapes, achieving a physical goal, 6 locations in one week, a sense of history, comradery, 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’s why Camino Groups is the Tour Company to set you on your way:

Boot on waymarker For the School to Consider:

Security – Camino Groups is fully licensed and bonded in Ireland, 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 Iriash company through and through, not an Irish subsidiary of a non-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.

Pilgrims in SantiagoWhy choose Camino Groups?

Price – We offer 8 day/7 night Albergue (hostel) packages from €483 and hotel packages from €587, 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.

Comprehensive Package – As a licensed and bonded travel agent, we provide all the elements needed for your Camino tour – Flights, accommodation, travel insurance, airport transfers, luggage transfers, meals, 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 25 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.

Reward System – Camino Groups makes a contribution towards a project in your school for every booking of 25 people or more. We are the only Irish tour company to offer this incentive.

Reward System – The tour organiser puts a massive effort into getting a tour to run successfully – from the very first meeting to advertise the upcoming tour right through to getting the students there and back safely. We know this – Camino Groups was that soldier! We have an incentive scheme for booking a tour with us and it’s much more practical and beneficial than schemes offered by other companies – just ask us how it works!