Camino Groups

Guided Tours 2023

Interested in joining a Camino Groups Guided Tour?

If you don’t want to miss out on getting first notice on all our future guided trips, then make sure you ask to be included in our Sonas Friends group (see below).

Our group tours are always popular for those who like a social side to their Camino. If you’ve always wanted to walk the Camino, but with others, then you’re in the right place – we will stop for that café or vino and we will laugh at our blisters!

Our 2022 tours sold out quickly – if you don’t book early, then you might be disappointed. The best way to ensure that you hear about our future group tours and get first dibs on places is to become a member of the Sonas Friends group – see the bottom of the page for details. Many group tours are booked out by people who’ve walked with us before, so to borrow/steal a phrase – “If you’re not in, you can’t win”!

2023 marks 2 new departures:

  • We are running a number of guide trips in association with people we already know – they lead the group while we organise the groundwork for them.
  • Non-Camino trips are coming your way for the 1st time – but still with the same sense of fun!

Our escorted walks are designed with three objectives in mind

  • Independence – Walk the Camino at a pace that suits you. When you need us, the Group Leader and the group is there for you, but we believe that everyone should experience the Camino for themselves! No rules, no restrictions!
  • Fun – The biggest mistake people can make is to arrive with a list of expectations. Don’t – just go and enjoy yourself! 
  • Value and Service – No Irish operator will match the value and personal touch of Camino Groups, that’s a promise!

Camino Groups Guided Tours 2023

June 10th – 17th, Los Arcos to Burgos. €760 pps.

This trip has been sold out but 2 twin/double rooms may become available in the next week or so. First come first served if they do!

Full details here.

September 29th – October 6th. Santiago to Finisterre, Muxía and A Coruña. €745 per person sharing.

This trip has a bit of everything going on – some lovely walking to reach the sea at Finisterre but also 24 hours of glorious non-Camino tourism in A Coruña to boot!

Initial expressions of interest have sold out the rooms, but some will definitely not follow that up, so if you’re interested, now is the time to let us know!

Full details here.

Rory’s Travel Club – week in April and week in September.

These groups have been organised in conjunction with the phenomenon that is Rory’s Travel Club and are sold out!

September 9th – 16th. Camino Portugués from Porto to Baiona.

We will have an interesting collaboration to announce for these dates very shortly!

If you’re interested provisionally, let us know – there will be spaces available.

Full details here.

Other Guided Groups for 2023

Camino Francés – the final section from Sarria to Santiago. May 21st – 28th, 2023.

€750 per person sharing.

This group is being guided by Barbara Byrne. Barbara will be bringing her own brand of mindfulness and yoga instruction to add to your Camino experience. For any enquiries, you can contact Camino Groups directly.

Full details here.

Camino Portugués  – the final section from Valença to Santiago. July 3rd – 10th, 2023.

€795 per person sharing.

This group is being guided by Barbara Byrne. Barbara will be bringing her own brand of mindfulness and yoga instruction to add to your Camino experience. For any enquiries, you can contact Camino Groups directly.

Full details here.

Late September – women only group.

We are working on a group for women only in conjunction with another travel agent.

Watch this space for more details!

Join Sonas Friends Now

Since the early days of Camino Groups, we have made some great friends along the way. So we have decided to go on a few more journeys with them!

Sonas Friends (taking its name from Sonas Travel – the actual company name for Camino Groups) is our way of keeping in touch with the friends we have made over the years,

If you are in the Sonas Friends group, you are given details of all of our group tours before they are advertised publicly – so you get first dibs. Some of our group tours book out before they are ever made public, so this is the only way to ensure that you get a place if a tour catches your attention.

2023 will mark a new departure – we will have our first non-Camino tour. As it says above, watch this space!

Krakow - Christmas markets 2023

This is definitely happening!

We are just waiting for flight dates from Shannon to go live and we will be basing the tour dates around these.

As there will be daily flights from Dublin, you can join in from your choice of airports.

To express an initial interest (numbers will be limited) – just let us know!

Full details here.