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2023 Regis Jesuit Camino de Santiago Program

Dear Families, Friends, and Travelers – Welcome to the 2023 Rising Sun Spain Program!  You are currently on the Pre-Enrollment page, the purpose of which is to share exciting highlights and important info that participants will want to know before signing up. If you enroll, you'll begin using the Post-Enrollment page which offers a greater level of detail.  Please be sure to review the information thoroughly and get excited for all that Spain has to offer!! 
Travel Dates: June 1, 2023 - June 12, 2023
Dates are tentative
Group Organizer(s):
WTT Contact:
Program Tuition: $3,490 USD
Airfare not included in program tuition
Estimated Airfare: $1,250

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There are two options for payment, including an interest-free installment plan.  Follow whichever works best for your family.

Program Tuition: $3,490

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Pay a $500 deposit at the time of enrollment and establish an interest-free monthly payment plan. If you enroll today, your estimated* monthly payments would be:

$498.34

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* This is an approximate price. Your exact total will be confirmed when your enrollment is processed.

All prices in United States Dollars.

Spain Cultural Journey North

The smell of paella, the rhythmic tapping of flamenco, the rugged peaks of the Pyrenees, the soft waves of the Mediterranean, the world class museums, the Moorish palaces, the medieval villages, and the people who seem to have more lust and passion for life than anywhere else; this is Spain! You will access all of this and more as you improve your Spanish language skills and escape the tourist path. We have carefully developed programs that include spending days hiking along the epic Camino de Santiago, learning to make olive oil at an old-world grove, enjoying tapas, exploring the colorful streets of Barcelona, and sketching our own versions of Dalí.

The above is a general description of activities on our programs in Spain. Please consult your itinerary for exactly what you all will be doing on your adventure.

Cultural Journeys

Cultural Journeys

Cultural Journeys allow travelers to gain insights into the heritage, history and modern realities of their destination by offering a broad diversity of experience. We rely on the expertise of our local staff to plan itineraries which not only explore the prominent sites but also make time for the lesser-known local gems and are intentional about regular interaction with local people.

Program Highlights


Check out some of the featured experiences of your program!

Have the adventure of a lifetime with your friends

Enjoy delicious Spanish pinxos (snacks)!!

Get a taste of Basque country in San Sebastian by boat along the Bay of Biscay

Walk along El Camino de Santiago

Enjoy the art, food and vivacious spirit that make Barcelona famous!

Practice your Spanish language skills with locals

The Itinerary


We do everything possible to run safe, engaging, and immersive programs for our travelers, but given the unpredictable nature of international travel we must remain flexible in our planning. Changes to a schedule are uncommon but if inclement weather pushes us off course or an unexpected opportunity arises which travelers are excited about, we reserve the right to adjust programming in the best interest of the group. 

DayLocationDescriptionLodging
1USA - BarcelonaToday the group will travel from the USA to Barcelona, Spain, arriving the next day.Airplane
2BarcelonaAfter arriving and getting settled in our hotel after our journey to Spain, we'll have an orientation meeting to discuss our the upcoming trip in detail. We'll then set out to explore our surroundings on foot. We'll check out the winding streets around the historic Gothic quarter and the tree-lined pedestrian-friendly street La Rambla, where the group can shop for souvenirs. Tonight we'll enjoy our first taste of the local cuisine- Spanish tapas- and rest ahead of our adventures to come.Barcelona Hotel
3Barcelona - San SebastianAfter breakfast we will travel by train to San Sebastian. If time permits, we will enjoy time on the beach as well as sea kayaking. Later tonight, we will sample the famous "pintxos" of the Basque Country as we prepare to begin our walk along the camino the following morning.A Room in the City or similar
4San Sebastian & Donibane PasaiaToday we will take a bus to Donibane Pasaia where will visit a boat/museum and learn about the unique history and seafaring traditions of the Basque Country. We will then spend the rest of the day walking on El Camino de Santiago along the Bay of Biscay, about 12.5 KM in total distance until we arrive back in San Sebastian. A Room in the City or similar
5San SebastianToday we will enjoy a bike tour! We will explore all that San Sebastian has to offer in addition to a visit to some of the smaller outlying towns along the coast.A Room in the City or similar
6San Sebastian - OrioA second full day walking along El Camino de Santiago, arriving to Orio and Zarautz about 18KM in total distance.Hotel Olatu or similar
7Orio - ZumaiaA third full day walking along El Camino de Santiago, arriving to Zumaia about 24 KM in total distance.Karakas Kar or similar
8Zumaia - LekeitioOur final day on the famous Camino de Santiago! Today we will take a bus for a portion of the ride and walk the other half, eventually arriving to Lekeitio on the coast of the bay. Here we will take time to relax and recuperate from our days on the trail.Aisia Lekeitio or similar
9Lekeitio - BilbaoAfter breakfast we will bus to Bilbao and spend the day exploring one of the most charming cities in all of northern Spain. We will also make time to visit the world-famous Guggenheim Museum.Ganbara Hostel or similar
10Bilbao - BarcelonaWe will have a relaxing morning in the old quarter of Bilbao and take a classic cable car up to Mount Artxanda to have lunch, take in some impressive views of the city and bid farewell to Bilbao before boarding an mid-afternoon train back to Barcelona.Barcelona Hotel
11BarcelonaWe will spend our final full day in Spain taking in some of the best highlights this Catalonian capital has to offer. We'll enjoy a morning tour of La Sagrada Familia, the famous basilica designed in part by Gaudí that has been under constant construction since the 19th century. Afterwards, we'll enjoy a relaxing afternoon at one of Barcelona's beautiful beaches before enjoying a final celebratory dinner together ahead of our international departure tomorrow.Barcelona Hotel
12Barcelona - USAToday we'll head to the airport and board our international flight home. ¡Hasta luego!Your own bed, eventually!

Accommodations


In order to provide a safe and memorable experience, we follow strict guidelines when choosing program accommodations. Walking Tree partners with locally-operated, three-star equivalent hotels and guest houses which are centrally located, clean and safe. 

Below are the accommodations we anticipate using on your trip, subject to availability. 
St. Jordi Sagrada Familia

Centrally located in Barcelona, this hostel has a skateboard-theme and is great for young adults.  This facility has air conditioning, free wifi, guest computers and security lockers. Students will be grouped in their rooms according to gender and availability.

Urban House

Urban House is a 4-star hotel with modern amenities. The property is minutes away from the beach, local restaurants and San Sebastián’s old town. The rooms can comfortably sleep up to 4 students with access to ensuite and shared bathrooms. Free Wi-Fi access throughout the building keeps everyone feeling connected. Students will be grouped in their rooms according to gender and availability.

 

Ganbara Hostel

This location is perfect for anyone who wants to walk through the Old Town district of Bilbao or venture further into Northern Spain.  This hostel has free wifi throughout the property and access to a communal kitchen. Students will be grouped in their rooms according to gender and availability.

Safety and Support


 EASY FUNDRAISING & PAYMENT
EASY FUNDRAISING & PAYMENT
24/7 GLOBAL EMERGENCY LINE
24/7 GLOBAL EMERGENCY LINE
HIGHLY VETTED PARTNERS
HIGHLY VETTED PARTNERS
EXPERT LEADERSHIP
EXPERT LEADERSHIP
PRIVATE GROUP GUARANTEE
PRIVATE GROUP GUARANTEE
COMPREHENSIVE CURRICULUM SUPPORT
COMPREHENSIVE CURRICULUM SUPPORT
DEDICATION TO CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT
DEDICATION TO CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT
ALL-INCLUSIVE PRICING
ALL-INCLUSIVE PRICING

My experience with your organization was exceptional. The communication was prompt, courteous, and thorough. The trip was very well planned and the educational focus made me feel this such trip had a great value. My daughter has grown and matured in a wonderful way because of this trip.

Jim
Parent of Teagan, traveler on 2017 program to Thailand

Your Adventure Includes

Estimated Airfare

In order to give our travelers the best possible price, we break out airfare from the Program Tuition. We will still handle all booking and ticketing via our flight partner who has access to special fares not available to the general public. Once confirmed, you will be invoiced for the flight roughly 75 days prior to travel. 

Program Tuition Excludes: Premiere Travel insurance, baggage fees, airline minor fees, passport/visa fees, laundry, souvenirs, and activities not listed on itinerary.

 

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