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TAKING YOUR SOUL FOR A STROLL
160 kilometers on the Camino de Santiago
Spain - Leon to Santiago de Compostela
October 15- 27, 2013 (12 nights)
We will explore the theme of pilgrimage in
selected short works of a variety of major
writers, including Shakespeare, Conrad,
Dickinson, T. S. Eliot, Yeats, and Heaney.
The crown jewel of Spanish walking trails, the
pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela began as an
act of faith as Europeans crossed Spain to visit the
sacred tomb of Saint James. One thousand years
later, the Camino continues to draw the spiritual
seeker as well as the traveler looking to enjoy the
beauty of the green rolling hills and small hamlets
of north-western Spain's Galicia. The biggest
problem when considering the Camino to
Santiago is the amount of time required to walk
the whole way in one go – four to six weeks.
Classical Pursuits offers a Camino experience
better suited to many people’s holiday time and
Classical Pursuits brings together small groups of
inquiring adults to travel through space and time.
Our explorations and lively discussions of themed
literature follow a path across centuries and
continents, taking you to amazing places in the
company of convivial fellow travelers. Founder
Ann Kirkland walked the Camino by herself in
2010 and is eager to share the experience with
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3 & 4 star hotels and historic country manors
“We are speeding up our lives and working harder, in a futile attempt to slow down and enjoy it.”
Paul Hawken, environmentalist, entrepreneur and author
Gary Schoepfel, an inveterate walker and wanderer, looks forward to sharing this purposeful journey with fellow pilgrims..
Our explorations and lively discussions of themed literature follow a path across centuries and continents, taking you to amazing places in the company of convivial fellow travelers. Founder Ann Kirkland walked the Camino by herself in 2010 and is eager to share the experience with others.
Approx. $5995 CAD per person based on double occupancy.
Fee includes readings, accommodation
in 3 & 4 star country manors and hotels,
all meals including wine with dinner,
all ground transportation in private coach,
bi-lingual walking guide to accompany the
group, support vehicle to provide assistance
along the Camino, all luggage transfers,
guided tour of the Cathedral in Santiago
by a local art historian, and a visit and
tasting at an Albariño winery in Galicia.