Sand, Sea & Sangria
13th June 2017
Price per person:
£25 per person per night single supplement.
Experience the splendor of Northern Spain with a tour to the Cantabrian coastline, where beautiful beaches, soaring mountains and peaceful fishing villages combine to provide an interesting and relaxing holiday.
Day 1-2 After our local pick-ups we travel to Portsmouth to catch our overnight ferry to Santander. We arrive in Santander late afternoon the following day and travel the short distance to our hotel in Suances.
Day 3 Today we have a free day to enjoy our local resort. Suances is a beautiful town with wonderful sandy beaches around Dichoso Point, a natural harbour with cliffs. It has a rich history dating back to Roman times when it was known as Portus Blendium. Now a major tourist town, it still retains its love of fishing and enjoys an appetite for gastronomy.
Day 4 Today we drive to Bilbao. You could visit the Guggenheim Museum, the old quarter and Gothic cathedral. After lunch, travel back towards Santander, visiting the coastal villages of Laredo and Castro Urdiales. Castro Urdiales has all the charm of a small seafaring and fishing village with a rich tradition and tourist atmosphere, aided by its beaches.
Day 5 Your choice today you can either spend more time at your hotel or by the nearby beach or join us on an optional day trip. Our optional trip is a spectacular drive through the Picos de Europa National Park, you will see some of Spain's most striking mountains. Visit the Monasterio de Santo Toribio, near Potes, where a relic of Christ's cross is believed to be kept. At nearby Fuente De, take a ride on the cable car for unforgettable views (local charges will apply).
Day 6 We visit Santander and see the Virgen de la Asuncion Cathedral and the Sardinero beach. You could catch the tourist train around the Parque de la Magdalena in the grounds of the Real Palacio de la Magdalena (Magdalena Royal Palace) or maybe visit the Cabo Mayor lighthouse, built in 1839 overlooking the sea.
Day 7-8 We have a free morning to relax before we start our journey back. We travel back to Santander and catch our overnight ferry back to Portsmouth.