San Vincente de la Barquera
Green Spain... Cantabria and the Picos de Europa
Cantabria in northern Spain offers a stunning coastline, an enviable range of historic villages and ports and the beautiful Picos de Europa mountains. Our 4 star hotel has a fantastic setting in the village of Isla, close to Santander. From here explore quaint fishing ports, the city of Santander, Santillana del Mar and the glorious Picos de Europa.
Santillana del Mar • Comillas • Picos de Europa • Castro Urdiales
Day 1 Board the Brittany Ferries cruise ferry service to Santander. Relax and enjoy a night on board ship.
Day 2 Arrive in Santander and make the short drive to Isla. Check in and keep the rest of the day free to relax.
Day 3 Morning at leisure in Isla. In the afternoon travel to Santillana del Mar, a village on the World Heritage List and best described as a living museum.
Day 4 Full day excursion to the Rioja region. We suggest stops in the lovely town of Haro at the heart of the wine growing area, and also in Laguardia, a medieval, hilltop town with a maze of small cobbled streets.
Day 5 Full day to The Picos De Europa mountain range. Stop in San Vicente before joining the River Deva Valley, passing through a canyon, and on to Potes, a lovely market town set high in the mountains. Those who wish can continue to Fuente Dé for a cable car trip.
Day 6 A short excursion to the old fishing port Castro Urdiales followed by an afternoon at leisure in Isla.
Day 7 To Santander with time to explore before boarding the afternoon sailing back to the UK.
Day 8 Arrive back on the south coast and travel home.
New for 2018
Enhance day 6 to include an Anchovy Factory visit, special fish lunch with orujo and coffee plus a boat ride in Santona Bay - £23 per person
All tours are tailored to your requirements and can be adapted for travel by coach and/or air as you prefer
Hotel Olimpo, Isla
A 4 star hotel with a fantastic location in the village of Isla. From the hotel's lush gardens there is direct access onto the sandy beaches. Bedrooms all have a balcony and a view of the beach or gardens.
• 4 star • 69 bedrooms • Lift
• Outdoor swimming pool
• Terrace and Gardens
• Coach parking
Your tour includes:
• Return overnight ferry crossings as shown in inside cabins with private facilities
• 5 nights half board in Isla with:
Welcome drink and canapés
3 course dinner with choice from
1 x special farewell dinner
Mineral water and wine with all dinners
After dinner tea/coffee each night
Wine tasting at the hotel
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