The Charm of Cantabria - Spain
The Charm of Cantabria - Spain

The Charm of Cantabria - Spain

Departure: Tuesday 15th May 2018

Holiday Preview

Based in Suances and famous for its stunning beaches, our tour will take in the highlights of Cantabria. Located in the North of Spain, this region is more unspoilt and is the proud home to some of the jewels of Spain, with amazing landscapes, charming beaches, exciting cities and cultural treasures.

Your Hotel

Gran Hotel Suances is located 700m from the beach and is an impressively grand, brilliant white Victorian style building. This elegant hotel is incredibly fresh and bright throughout, with marble flooring and is decorated in stylish fabrics.

Each of the 99 air conditioned bedrooms is decorated in light colours with traditional furniture and is equipped with a TV, hairdryer, fridge and safe. All rooms have views either of the sea or the beautiful countryside.

You can unwind in the stylish bar area before a buffet dinner is served in the spacious restaurant or have use of the outdoor swimming pool at the sister hotel next door.

Two lifts service all floors.

Travelling Accommodation

1st Night Accommodation in 2 Berth Inside Cabin (bunks)
(No Meals Included)

7th Night Accommodation in 2 Berth Inside Cabin (bunks)
(No Meals Included)

Day 1
With a morning departure, we will travel to the ferry port to board the Brittany Ferries cruise ferry to Santander. Relax and enjoy a night on board ship. Taking just 24 hours, the route is the fastest direct ferry service to northern Spain. On board you can enjoy award-winning service and top-class facilities, including gourmet restaurants, stylish lounges and comfortable cabins.

Day 2
We arrive in Santander in the afternoon ready to make the short journey to our hotel, arriving in time for dinner.

Day 3-6
We have included the following excursions:

Santillana del Mar & Comillas
This morning we head west along the coast to the pretty village of Santillana del Mar to explore its cobbled streets and admire the honey coloured churches. Continue on to the visitor centre at the Altamira Caves, which boasts a spectacular reconstruction of its remarkable pre-historic cave paintings. In the afternoon, we continue to Comillas which is home to many types of neo classical buildings and a beautiful cemetery which was declared a Site of Cultural Interest.

Today we will spend at leisure, relaxing in our resort, perhaps heading to the lovely sandy beach for which Suances is famous for.

Today, we will travel to the engaging capital city of Cantabria, Santander. Full of fine beaches, shops, cafes and some intriguing cultural attractions, there is plenty to take in here. The Palacio de la Magdalena, once the royal summer residence, lies at the mouth of the Bay of Santander on the rocky La Magdalena Peninsula whilst the city centre is home to Santander Cathedral, with its octagonal cupola and Gothic cloister, or just enjoy exploring and strolling along the nearby Paseo de Pereda promenade which runs along one side of the Jardines de Pereda gardens.

Picos de Europa
Today, we make our way west through the Spanish countryside and stop at the Picos de Europa National Park's Sotama Visitor Centre, close to the village of Potes. We spend some time here before we travel on to Fuente De, where we can enjoy lunch or travel on the Fuenta De cable car up the sheer mountain slope to enjoy spectacular views from the top.

Day 7/8
After a leisurely morning in our resort, sadly we will make our way to Santander to board our overnight ferry back to the UK and home.

Enquiries and booking call 01994 240908

Accommodation & Pricing

Hotel: Gran Hotel Suances
Basis: Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
Price: £750 per person


Single supplement £179