The Charm of Cantabria

Based in Suances, famous for its stunning beaches, our suggested itinerary takes 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: 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 31km/19 miles
We arrive late afternoon into Santander and travel onwards to our hotel, arriving in time for dinner.

Day 3 Santillana del Mar & Comillas 55km/34 mile round trip
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 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
Today, we will spend at leisure relaxing in our resort, perhaps heading to the lovely sandy beach for which Suances is famous for.

Day 5 Santander 80km/50 mile round trip
Today, we will 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 243km/151 mile round trip
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 Dé, where we can 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 snow-capped 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)
February - December 2018
(Excludes Aug)
Twin from £359pp to £489pp

Double for Sole Use Supplement from £110

Apr & End of Oct 2019 Twin from £384pp
May - Jun & Sept - Mid Oct 2019 Twin from £425pp
Jul 2019 Twin from £559pp

Double for Sole Use Supplement from £105

2 Overnight Crossings with Brittany Ferries
(Based on inside cabins with lower beds, no meals)
5 Nights Half Board at Gran Hotel Suances
• Porterage
• Welcome glass of Sangria & tapas on arrival
• Choice of menu, buffet style
• ¼ litre of wine with dinner
• Tea/coffee after dinner
• Bingo with presents on 1 night
• Live entertainment on 1 night
• Disco & glass of wine, cava or Sangria on last night
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Prices starting from...

£359 for 8 days

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Features of this tour

  • Bingo with presents on 1 night

  • Live entertainment on 1 night

  • Disco & glass of wine, cava or Sangria on last night