Cantabria Northern Spain

Cantabria Northern Spain

Based in Suances, famous for its stunning beaches, our NEW tour takes in the highlights of Cantabria. Located in the north of Spain, this region is unspoilt and is the proud home to some of the jewels of Spain: amazing landscapes, charming beaches, exciting cities and cultural treasures.

Holiday Highlights

 

• 7 nights stay with dinner, bed & breakfast

• 2 overnights on board Brittany Ferries

• Home Link included

• Return sailings on the luxury cruise ferry Pont Aven with two berth bunk bed cabins provided

• Picos de Europa National Park’s Sotama Visitor Centre

• Full day to Santander

• Visit to Comillas & St Vicente de la Barquera

• Ride on the Fuente Dé cable car

Sunday

We travel to Plymouth for the late
afternoon sailing for Spain on a new Brittany
Ferries ship. Travelling at speeds up to 50%
faster than traditional ferries, the sailing to
Santander is a mere 18 hours. Cabin
accommodation is provided on a room only
basis and there is plenty of time to enjoy the
restaurants and entertainment.

Monday

Arriving in Santander late morning we
then travel to Suances and our hotel for the next
7 nights with dinner, bed and breakfast.

Tuesday

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. Enjoy a lunch stop in
the visitor centre at the Altamira Caves, which
boast 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 has been declared a Site of Cultural Interest.

Wednesday

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

Thursday

Today we travel to the engaging
capital city of Cantabria, Santander, full of fine
beaches, shops, cafés and some intriguing
cultural attractions. 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.

Friday

Today, we make our way west through
the Spanish countryside and stop at the Picos de
Europa National Park’s Sotama Visitor Centre.
We spend some time here before we travel on to
Fuente Dé, where we enjoy a ride on the Fuente
Dé cable car clinging to the mountain slope
where there are spectacular views from the top,
at a height of 1,800 metres.

Saturday

Today we enjoy a visit to Comillas and
St Vicente de la Barquera.

Sunday.

Enjoy a final day at leisure in this lovely
resort.

Monday.

Leaving Suances after breakfast we
travel back to Santander and board our ship for
the return sailing where again cabin berths are
provided on a room only basis.

Tuesday.

Arriving in Portsmouth late afternoon,
we disembark and return home.

Your Hotel

The Gran Hotel Suances

 

The Gran Hotel Suances is located 700m from the beach and is an

impressively grand, brilliant white Victorian style building. All bedrooms

are en suite with air conditioning, TV, hairdryer and safe.

 

All bedrooms have views either of the sea or of the beautiful countryside.

Guests also have use of the outdoor swimming pool at the sister hotel next door.

 

The hotel has a lift.

 

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Bath Bath
Avon Street / Riverside Coach Car Park
Bridgwater Bridgwater Mount Street Bus Stop
Rear of Angel Place Shopping centre
Chippenham Chippenham The Bridge
In Front of Johnsons Dry Cleaners
Cirencester Cirencester Little Chef/Burger King
Hare Bushes Services, A429 Burford Road, GL7 5DS
Clevedon Clevedon
Tui Travel Agency
Exeter Services Exeter Services - M5 - Pickups from here may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
Frome Frome
Market Place
Gloucester Gloucester outside the British Heart Foundation
Shop, Northgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 1SL
Gordano Gordano M5 Services CAR PARK
Highbridge Highbridge, Church Street Bus Stop
Near to Church
Junction 27 M5 J27 M5 - Burger King/ Travelodge
Pick ups maybe fed to Gordano Services
M5 Junction 13 M5 Junction 13, Starbucks Formerly Little Chef
Melksham Melksham
Town Hall.
Midsomer Norton Midsomer Norton
Town Hall
Minehead Minehead Railway Station
Shepton Mallet Shepton Mallet Station Road Car Park
Bus Stop near Monument
Somerton Somerton The Cross - Pickups from here may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
Street Street
Bayliss Centre
Stroud Stroud
Merrywalks Bus Station
Taunton Herons Taunton - Hankeridge Farm Bus Stop,
Herons Gate by Halfords Superstore.
Thornbury Thornbury
Aldi Lay-by
Trowbridge Trowbridge
Town Hall
Wells Wells
Princes Road Car Park
Westbury Westbury
Haynes Road bus stop
Weston-super-Mare Weston-super-Mare
Locking Road Car Park
Yeovil Yeovil Bus Station - Pickups may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
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