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Cantabria & The Picos de Europa

2nd May 2017

Cantabria & The Picos de Europa

£625.00 per person

Holiday Overview

Cantabria in Northern Spain offers a stunning coastline, a range of historic villages and ports and the beautiful Picos de Europa (Peaks of Europe), a total contrast to the more traditional holiday destinations in Spain. Our chosen 4 star hotel has a fantastic setting on a peninsula in the village of Isla, close to Santander, an excellent base to explore this fascinating area. From here we explore quaint fishing ports, the pretty unspoiled seaside resort of Santilliana Del Mar, Santander, and the majestic mountain range of The Picos de Europa. This is a lovely Spanish break, worlds apart from other regions of Spain.

CURRENCY - Currency required for this tour will be the Euro.

PASSPORT - Required.

Your Holiday Accommodation

Brittany Ferries

The Brittany Ferries cruise ships boasts superb accommodation, setting new standards in comfort and style. All cabins have air conditioning and individual temperature control and are en suite. There is a wide range of dining available, several bars and a full programme of entertainment. Other facilities include a cinema, tourist information, Bureau de Change, swimming pool and leisure areas.

Hotel Olimpo

The 4 star Hotel Olimpo is in a fantastic setting on a small peninsula near the village of Isla. From the hotel’s lush gardens there is direct access onto the sandy beaches below and the terrace and outdoor swimming pool are the perfect places for relaxation. The en suite bedrooms have colour TV, radio and telephone. There is a restaurant and bar. There will be a buffet breakfast and a 3 course dinner. There is a lift.

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Early morning departure to Portsmouth to board the late afternoon Brittany Ferry cruise ship to Santander. Accommodation is in 2 berth inside cabins (meals not included). Relax and enjoy your cruise to the North Spanish coast. (Approximately 20 hour crossing).


We arrive in Santander late afternoon, and transfer to our resort of Playa de Isla for 5 nights half board accommodation at the Hotel Olimpo.

Excursions include

  • An interesting excursion that takes us to medieval Santillana Del Mar, known as Cantabria’a showpiece of architectural beauty. We enjoy a tour of the coastal villages such as San Vincente de la Barquera, which is approached by an arched bridge crossing its sandy bay.
  • A Free day to relax and enjoy the surroundings of your hotel and your resort of Isla.
  • We take a full day tour to the Picos de Europa, which constitutes one of the most outstanding mountain ranges on the Iberian Peninsula. The surrounding valleys are dotted with small villages set in green sheltered grasslands, with deep and narrow gorges through which flow fast running rivers. Little churches and quaint monasteries are frequent sights as we make our way to Potes a lovely market town set high in the mountains. Those who wish, can continue to Fuente De where there is an opportunity to take a cable car ride to an observation point offering unforgettable views of this spectacular mountain range.
  • A leisurely excursion to Santona and the old fishing port of Castro Urdiales.
  • Monday

    A leisurely start, we bid farewell to our hosts and transfer to Santander for some free time to explore the capital city of the Cantabria region. Early afternoon we board the 15:15hrs sailing to Portsmouth, with accommodation in 2 berth inside cabins (meals not included).


    Mid-afternoon arrival into Portsmouth and travel home, arriving into our local area late evening.

Your Holiday Package Includes:

2 nights aboard Brittany Ferries in 2 berth inside cabins (Meals not included), 5 nights dinner, bed & breakfast, Service of experienced tour driver/s, Luxury coach travel with on-board toilet & facilities, Services of guide (full day) Picos de Europa, Excursions excluding any admission fees.

Hotel package includes: Welcome drink and appetizers on arrival, hot buffet breakfast, 3 course evening meals with house wine and mineral water, tea and coffee. Happy hours in hotel bar and Gala farewell dinner with Isla seafood and Rioja red and white wines.

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DEPOSIT: £80.0 per person

Single supplement: £160.00, Outside cabin supplement (lower berths): £70.00 per person, Lower berth supplement (inside cabins): £50.00 per person, Outside cabin single occupancy: £275.00


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