Camino Groups was set up as Ireland’s only specialist Camino school tour company – this is what we do best!
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, friendship, a chance to reflect, an historical city, picturesque villages. Oh – and affordability. Is there anything else you want from your school tour experience?
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.
Covid-19 has presented schools and all of society with a unique set of challenges, but the Camino will always be there as a fabulous school tour option. The first step is for you to email or phone us and we can take uo the conversation from there!
Why not have a look at some of our testimonials – see what schools are saying about us and their Camino experiences. Here’s a taster from the staff and students of Moate C.S. who made it to Santiago in February 2020 – shortly before restrictions came kicked in.
For the School to Consider:
Camino Groups is fully licensed and bonded in Ireland by the Commission for Aviation Regulation, giving you peace of mind and security with your booking.
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.
A Camino tour is the ideal opportunity for a school to tie in with the ethos of the school and its trustees as well as 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 – we can also organise Camino trips for 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.
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 and Service
One shouldn’t be mentioned without the other! We stand over the claim that on a like for like basis, we will offer you the best school tour package available. We’ll even break down any other quote you get to allow you to make this comparison.
We will cover every aspect of your booking, including the booking of flights at cost price.
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.
We tailor your tour to suit your group and your budget. You might need assistance around issues such as accommodation type, the best route to take, suitable dates or how to organise the trip internally. We will guide you on these and more.
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. We help you with all the elements of what to do and not to do, from collecting deposits to organising supervision.
For any group booking of 24 or more, we will visit your school to give an evening 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.
Direct Payment System
Our secure online DPS was custom-designed to give schools the best experience possible around collecting deposits. We collect all the deposits on your behalf, while you can still monitor the payments as the tour organiser.