Camino Spanish Workshop
Learn Spanish while walking the Camino de Santiago. Make the most of the last 112 km (70 miles) of the French Way: get your Compostela, the Camino Experience & improve your language skills with our new Camino Spanish Workshop. We believe total immersion in a foreign country is the best way to learn a language and the Camino de Santiago is a perfect way to inspire the spark to want to learn a language. So, why not combine the peace of mind of walking the Camino de Santiago in a group with Ultreya Tours with language classes?
From €990 per student sharing!
Camino Spanish Workshop INCLUDES
• Tour guided by a dedicated Spanish teacher specialized in teaching Spanish to English speaking students of all levels
• Various language levels available and group organized per level
• Includes 6 x 90 minutes Spanish Group Classes + 6 x 30 minutes Individual Spanish Classes
• Luggage transfers from hotel to hotel
• Emergency support from our local team
• Charming guest-houses & 1 to 3* hotels
• All taxes and gratuities for the guides and hotels
• A detailed guidebook per room
• All breakfasts and three-courses dinners (house wine included with dinners on request)
• A Pilgrim Kit per person including an official Pilgrim Passport (Credential)
• A collection of photos of the group to share
• Walk between 14 km and 24 km per day
price & dates
Can be organized on request for groups of 4 to 10 participants on the date of your choice - subject to availability and price fluctuations.
4+ participants: from €990 per person
• Single room supplement: + €250 per room
• No dinners discount: - €100 per person
• Private transfers in & out of Santiago Airport: + €180 up to 4 passengers
• Extra night in Santiago: + €115 per room (dinner not included)
• Possibility to add an intensive Spanish Class week in Santiago de Compostela: starting from €550 per week with homestay in Spanish family, classes & half-board
• Can be organized on any other routes or comfort levels (including Student Group Tours on request)
fact fileAccommodation 1 to 3* HotelsTotal Walking Distance 112 kmDuration 8 days / 7 nightsStarts SarriaStops Portomarin, Palas de Rei, Melide, Arzua, PedrouzoEnds Santiago de Compostela
highlightsGet your CompostelaLearn or improve Spanish with a private tutorWalk with like-minded peoplePeace of mind
what to expect on this tour?
Expect to have a wonderful time and to come back speaking much better Spanish!
We designed this tour around personal experiences of the Camino, client feedback and recommendations so your group can have the best experience possible along the Way. Take your time to travel through beautiful Galician green countryside, timeless villages, learn or improve Spanish and rediscover the pleasure of being in direct contact with nature.
Note: The stops, activities and distances detailed in the tour itinerary are subject to accommodation availability. Ask us for a final itinerary based on your dates and requirements! We will happily customize this itinerary by adapting the number of days and the distances to your specific interests and needs! Learn more about our Services here.
Full Spanish Language Immersion
This tour is crafted for Spanish language students wanting full immersion into the Spanish culture, the Camino de Santiago and Spanish language. Your mornings will be dedicated to walking the Camino de Santiago guided by your Spanish teacher. He or she will give you the history of the towns you pass and information about the Camino in Spanish and take 30 minutes per day to review individually the lessons you studied the day before. After arrival at the hotel and some free time the group will sit down for a 90 min Spanish Group Class.
Groups will be made by Spanish levels and lessons will be given accordingly. Our professional Spanish teachers are either Americans living in Santiago de Compostela or Spanish with excellent English and are specialized in teaching to Spanish to English-speaking students. They also have excellent knowledge of Galicia and of the Camino de Santiago.
Walk & Practice Spanish
The mornings are usually devoted to the walk which should not take more than 6h and the afternoons are dedicated to the siestas, enjoying the hotel facilities, visiting the town and the Spanish lessons.
The beauty of the Camino de Santiago is the people you meet along the Way. As you walk you will have numorous possibilities of interacting in Spanish with fellow pilgrims. Your guide / Spanish teacher will be available to answer any questions you have during your walk and encourage you to practice your new language skills. If you want to walk at a different pace as the rest of the group that is fine, just plan 30 min a day for your individual session with the guide.
Sleep in 1 to 3* hotels
We take particular pride in the quality of our accommodation. To ensure your group only stays in the best accommodation along the Way, we regularly visit and rate all our providers.
This tour is aimed to young adults and students and normally offers a lower type accommodation than our Classic tours. The group will sleep in 1 to 3* charming hotels in town centers and charming guest-houses, most rooms will be ensuite but some nights you might have to share with the rest of the group. They all provide a welcoming, safe and unique experience but less comfort and services than our standard itineraries. Let us know if you would like to upgrade!
Everyday, as you change accommodation, you will find your suitcase, left with your hotel receptionist in the morning, will travel with you to the next accommodation. Most nights, you will be in the heart of a town and others you will enjoy the peace of the countryside. However, you will never be far away from the Camino and always in a area full of history.
Eat fresh, delicious & traditional meals
Dinners will be either served at your hotel or at a local nearby restaurant, whichever offer the best quality meals according to your specifications. Expect mouth-watering traditional three-course meals with several choices prepared with the best fresh and local products.
Lunch is usually not included to allow your group to stop whenever they feel they need a break and enjoy quality time with the new friends they made along the Way.
We cater for vegetarians, vegans and any special dietary requirements or allergies. Just let us know beforehand so we can advise the chefs.
Add extra days or activities for an unforgettable adventure
Why not take advantage of the fact you are in Spain to do some tourism and visit Madrid, Barcelona, Grenada or any Spanish city on your bucket list? The closest International airport to your Camino is Santiago de Compostela but you might want to change the airport pickup town or add nights somewhere on your way to Santiago.
We can help you choose and book those extra nights before or after your tour, have you stay a week in immersion in Santiago de Compostela with intensive Spanish Classes and organize day tours around Galicia (Cies Islands, Finisterre, Oporto... ), extra activities during the tour (wine-tasting, guided tours of the Cathedral de Santiago, the Monastery of Samos, O Cebreiro... ). Check out our selection of Day Tours in Galicia and European Stop-Overs or let your imagination run wild and let us know let us know how you would like to make this tour unique.
Camino Spanish Workshop DAY BY DAY ITINERARY
This 7 nights route brings you along the last 112 km (70 miles) of the Camino Frances - French Way into Santiago de Compostela.
day 1 - Making our Way to your starting point of the Camino
We will pick you up at your arrival airport and drive you to Sarria where you will spend the night and forget about today’s transit in a small hotel in the town center. In the afternoon, try to soak in the unique atmosphere of the staircase on which the old town of Sarria has been built.
Then stop at one of the many terraces by the river for your first taste of Galician beer or wine.
day 2 - 22 km - Walk from Sarria to Portomarin
Finally, this is the day you start your pilgrimage! Head up the medieval staircase and start making your way to Portomarin. The Camino starts with easy paved trails going up and down through beautiful countryside, meadows and oak woods, charming villages with slate roofs before you find a huge medieval bridge in Portomarin.
Don't forget to take a picture of yourself in front of the 100 km marker and witness those who have walked hundreds of kilometers get emotional. Our destination is a small hotel in the center of Portomarin, a town with great history, impressive archways and a memorable church. This town is very unique as great battles that took place in the valley below and the town you visit is only a replica of the Medieval town relocated in the 60s rock by rock to avoid floods.
day 3 - 24 km - Walk from Portomarin to Palas de Rei
Today, you will be walking a trail that has been protected by the Knights of the Order of Santiago since 1184 and you will pass near a Romanesque Church, of Vilar de Donas, where the knights are buried (2,5 km away from the Camino - can be organized as a pick-up point by your hotel).
There will be some more uphill and downhill but mostly peaceful oak and eucalyptus forests and charming villages including Gonzar and Airexe until Palas de Rei.
day 4 - 14 km - Walk from Palas de Rei to Melide
There is less than 4h walk today, so take it easy and make sure to arrive in Melide in time for lunch. Follow the ancient roman road through forests to a different Province - A Coruña - and marvel at true jewels of the Camino such as Furelo’s medieval bridge, considered one of the jewels of the French Way’s civil architecture, and the oldest surviving cruceiro (calvary) in the world. At arrival in Melide - please - treat yourself to "Pulpo a la Gallega" (Octopus) at our recommended establishment.
day 5 - 14 km - Walk from Melide to Arzua
Another relaxing day through the peaceful Galician countryside. You will find by now the Camino is changing. As your body and feet are getting used to the activity, the path becomes gentler. Take it in and enjoy this time-off from your busy life, to think, relax and interact with fellow pilgrims.
You have done more than half of the journey but the best is still to come. Our destination for the night, Arzua, is famous for cheese, so ask your host tonight to do a cheese and wine degustation at dinner.
day 6 - 19 km - Walk from Arzúa to O Pedrouzo
Only 40 km left before Santiago, the ambiance along the Way is changing as people plan to celebrate their arrival and start realizing it will soon be time to part with people they might have been walking with for a month. The countryside itself changes as you enter forests with totally symmetric rows that produce curious visual effects.
The villages you pass virtually have no name and seem stuck in time. Walk this section at sunrise for a unforgettable experience and arrive early in O Pedrouzo.
day 7 - 20 km - Walk from O Pedrouzo to Santiago
Only twenty kilometers separates you from your goal. Leave early to reach Santiago before twelve, if you wish to see the pilgrim mass at midday (other at 7:30). Half-way you will cross Lavacolla's river, where, if weather permits, you should stop, take off your shoes and let your feet rest in the cold waters. Lavacolla's name comes from a purification ritual that pilgrim would undergo before reaching Santiago. It was traditional to clean your clothes - and hence purifying your soul - in that same river before stepping into the Cathedral.
Another 5 km and you will climb up Monte do Gozo (Mount of joy) which was transformed into an area for pilgrims for the Jacobean Holy Year of 1993 and offers stunning views on the City of Santiago de Compostela. Enter the Medieval Town through the Puerta del Camino, pass the iconic Praza de Cervantes. A few meters further you will find the Azabachería Door, the official entrance to the Cathedral on non-Holy years (in 2021 you will be able to enter through the Holy Door on the Quintana Square).
Enter the Cathedral now, if you wish, we recommend continuing to the Plaza del Obradoiro, the main Square of the Cathedral, where you will find the Portico de la Gloria and the most impressive view of the Cathedral. Simply stop here. Congratulations, you have made it to Santiago de Compostela, the resting place of the Apostle Saint James. Breath in and truly live this moment, do whatever feels right. You still have a few things to do today - check in to your hotel 200 meters way, get your pilgrim certificate, attend Pilgrim Mass, try some delicious tapas and marvel at the architecture of our beloved City.
day 8 - Start of your next adventure
A wise pilgrim once told us "the real Camino starts where the Camino de Santiago finishes but I will not be afraid because the Camino will always be there for me."
Today, as we bring you to your departure airport, we will share our impressions and thoughts about the journey you undertook. We hope the Camino has brought you whatever you were looking for and wish to see you again soon in Galicia!
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Step 1 After you have filled in our inquiry form and clicked 'Submit', a Camino Planner will get back to you with a personalized quote within 24h or contact you over the phone for further details
Step 2 Once you are satisfied with the Terms & Conditions of your tour, we will invoice you for a non-refundable 50% deposit of the total price to process the booking - we currently offer two modes of payment: bank transfers & credit card payments via a secured page of our website (we will add an extra 1,50% if paying with American Express - VISA & MasterCard free).
Step 3 Ultreya Tours Reservations Team will start booking your accommodation, meals, activities, guides and other services immediately after receiving the initial deposit and send you your hotel vouchers as soon as they are ready
Step 4 30 days before the departure, we will request the 50% remaining deposit and we will send your pilgrim kits directly to your first hotel along with printed versions of your vouchers, your scallop shells and guidebook
To make sure we constantly meet your expectations, we will regularly follow up with you and keep you updated throughout the whole process and until you come back home.
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