The Charm of Cantabria 2020

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

Rob says...
“This gorgeous hotel has stunning views of both the sea and the surrounding countryside and your groups are sure to be pleased with the bright and stylish interior.”
Day 1 Plymouth/Portsmouth - Santander
We take the overnight ferry from the UK to Spain.

Day 2 Santander - Suances
We arrive late afternoon into Santander and travel onwards to our hotel, arriving in time for dinner.

Day 3 Santillana del Mar & Comillas
This morning we head west along the coast to the pretty village of Santillana del Mar where we spend time at leisure exploring its cobbled streets and admiring the honey coloured churches. We enjoy a lunch stop at 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 was declared a Site of Cultural Interest.

Day 4 Suances Driver’s Day Off
We spend today at leisure relaxing in our resort, perhaps heading to the lovely sandy beach for which Suances is famous for.

Day 5 Santander
Today, we travel to the engaging capital city of Cantabria, Santander. Full of fine beaches, shops, cafés 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. We can enjoy exploring and strolling along the nearby Paseo de Pereda promenade which runs along one side of the Jardines de Pereda gardens.

Day 6 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 travelling on to Fuente Dé, where we have free time to enjoy lunch or travel on the Fuenta Dé cable car up the sheer mountain slope to enjoy spectacular views from the top, at a height of 1,800m! En route back to Suances, we may have time to stop off at picturesque San Vicente de la Barquera, an old fishermen’s refuge, which has lovely beaches, an old village and exceptional backdrop of the snowcapped Picos de Europa Mountains.

Days 7-8 Spain - UK
We enjoy a leisurely morning in our resort before we make our way to Santander to board our overnight ferry back to the UK.

Gran Hotel Suances

Suances, Cantabria
AAA+ Double for Single Occupancy Great Touring Location Spectacular Views
The Gran Hotel Suances is located 700 metres 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 decorated in stylish fabrics. The 99 air conditioned bedrooms are decorated in light colours and equipped with a TV, hairdryer and safe. All bedrooms have views either of the sea or of the beautiful countryside. Guests can unwind in the stylish bar area before a buffet dinner is served in the spacious restaurant. Guests also have use of the outdoor swimming pool at the sister hotel next door. • Lift • Bar • Restaurant • Coach parking is on-site & free of charge

Gran Hotel Suances

Suances, Cantabria
5 Nights Half Board
2 Nights Room Only (Overnight Ferry)
2020 Twin from £414pp
Double for Sole Use Supplement from £122

• Return overnight crossing with Brittany Ferries
• Porterage & welcome glass of sangria & tapas
• Choice of menu & tea/coffee after dinner
• ¼ litre of wine with dinner each night
• Bingo with prizes on 1 night
• Live entertainment (pianist & dance) on 1 night
• Disco & glass of wine, cava or sangria on last night
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£414 for 8 days

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