Religious Studies Trip to El Camino de Santiago & La Coruna
One of our Religious Studies School Trips
Santiago Compostela The cathedral borders the main plaza of the old and well-preserved city. Legend has it that the remains of the apostle James were brought to Galicia for burial. In 813, according to medieval legend, the light of a bright star guided a shepherd who was watching his flock at night to the burial site in Santiago de Compostela.
Our tour takes us along the Camino Ingles ( where pilgrims arriving from England landed to start their walk to Santiago)stopping en route to see areas where pilgrims would rest and giving pupils a more in depth look at the Camino.
La Coruna was originally said to be settled by the Gaelic Tribes from ireland and some say they built a tower near the roman Tower of Hercules where they could see Ireland across the gaelic Sea. it is now a bustling port and second largeat city in Galicia.
Suggested School Trip Itinerary
Day 1- Santiago de Compostela
AM : Fly into Santiago Compostella PM : Check into accommodation. Introductory walk of the old town including the Cathedral and the Pazo de Raxoi, Town Hall. The History of the Camino de Santiago
Day 2 -El Camino Ingles
AM : We leave Santiago and drive up to the Coastal town of Ferrol, the starting point of the Camino Ingles. We follow road along to Ponteduerme and Betanzos.
PM : After Lunch at Betanzos we continue stopping to see where the Camino from A Coruna meets this. Both are starting routes on the Camino Ingles. We will also find a safe place to walk some of the route before returning to Santiago De Compostella for our evening meal.
Day 3 - La Coruna
AM : We join our coach for the day trip to La Coruna. Our first visit of the day is to the Torre De Hercules , the old roman tower overlooking the town and coast. We then head off to the town centre and promenade for lunch.
PM : We visit the castle of St Anton the fortress that held out against Francis Drake in the 16th century. Today the castle is home for the Archaeology and History museum and governor’s house ( Casa del Gobernador ). Evening meal will be in Santiago or can be taken in La Coruna for a small supplement.
AM -We check out of our Hotel and spend our last morning re-visiting the beautiful Town of Santiago where time will be allowed for Lunch
PM-Check in for our return flight to the UK.
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Associated Destinations : Santiago de Compostela & La Coruna