Bishop England High School Presents
Catholic Spain and the Camino de Santiago
May 26 - June 7, 2024
$5490 per person (includes airfare from Charleston)
This trip begins in Barcelona and concludes on the beach near Espinho, Portugal! Along the way you will pass through some of Spain’s most incredible places on the Camino de Santiago, beginning with a visit to Burgos and followed by five days walking nearly 100 kilometers along El Camino – the Way of Saint James. From the city of Sarria, you’ll pass through the beautiful countryside of Galicia until you arrive in the city of Saint James: Santiago de Compostela. Here you will spend two days celebrating your pilgrimage, enjoying the incredible history, beauty and food of Santiago de Compostela. Following your time in Compostela you will head south for an afternoon of good company and relaxation at the beach before preparing for our return home.
Your BEHS school point of contact and lead chaperone for this trip is Sally Herbert. Please refer any pertinent questions to Sally: firstname.lastname@example.org.
*This trip is limited to 30 travelers. Register today to save your place.*
**This trip includes five days walking the Camino, roughly 100 kilometers in total. Participants must be able to walk up to 12 miles in one day. Please see the brochure for walking distances.**
This pilgrimage is arranged in four parts: Barcelona and Burgos (three nights), the Camino (five days walking and five nights), Santiago de Compostela (two nights) and Portugal (one night).
Barcelona & Burgos
Our trip begins in the fascinating city of Barcelona, where we will spend two days exploring the rich history and culture of the maritime capital of Catalonia. From here we head west towards Burgos, the capital of Castile and León, where we will spend one night.
El Camino de Santiago
After Burgos we’ll set out on the Way of Saint James, the ancient pilgrimage through Spain’s northernmost regions towards the burial place of Saint James the Apostle. After five days walking 100 kilometers through Galicia, we’ll arrive in Santiago de Compostela.
Santiago de Compostela
After completing the Camino and arriving in Santiago we’ll spend two days relaxing, touring and enjoying the fruit of our labors. Nothing comes close to the joy experienced when entering the city of Saint James, after having walked through rain and shine for nearly a week.
Our trip comes to an end in Espinho, Portugal. Here we will stay at the beautiful four-star Exe Praia Golfe Hotel for one night, which boasts spectacular sea views in a peaceful setting with spacious rooms that are perfect for a day of relaxation on the beautiful Portuguese coast.
Pricing & Registration
In order to register please complete the form on this page. Your place on the trip is then secure!
Purchase Travel Insurance
When you register we will send you a quote for travel insurance. To cover preexisting conditions insurance must be purchased within two weeks of registration.
Get Your Passports Ready
Apply as soon as possible. NB - Passports that expire within six months of the travel dates are not valid to enter Portugal or Spain.
Get Welcome Packet & Pack Your Bags
One month before the trip we will send you a Welcome Packet with lots of useful information. Pack your bags and get ready!
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