Optional Tours

Wednesday, 23 May 2018


  • Pick-up at the hotels at 15.00 h.

    The aim of the visit is showing the city through an attractive tour, explaining the most important tourist sites in Santander: its streets and historical places, its ensemble of beaches as well as its more representative monuments and buildings.

    The city tour will make a few stops in the most emblematic places such us the Cathedral and the Lighthouse so that the visitors can take pictures of everything. Santander is an elegant city which extends over a wide bay with views of the Cantabrian Sea. Its historic quarter includes a group of majestic buildings which are situated against an incredible natural backdrop of sea and mountains. Its marine and commercial tradition is linked to a century old history of tourism, which has its main attractions in the famous “El Sardinero” beaches, its promenades, “La Magdalena” Palace and its peninsula and the lighthouse from where the visitor can enjoy magnificent panoramic views of the Cantabrian sea.

  • Return to the hotels at 17.30 h.


Price: 35€ per person.
*It includes: bus, entrance fees, an English/Spanish speaking tour guide and taxes.
Minimum number of participants required: 15


Thursday, 24 May 2018


It is one of the most visited areas in Cantabria which boasts natural landscapes of extraordinary beauty.

  • Pick-up at the hotels at 8.30 h.

    A drive through the steep gorge of La Hermida, an imposing 20-kilometre-long channel carved out of the limestone of the Picos de Europa by the river Deva.

  • Visit to the Monastery of Sto. Toribio de Liébana.

    It is renowned as being the home of a relic named the “Lignum Crucis”, reputed to be the largest known piece of the cross of Christ.

  • Go up through the valleys until Fuente De cable car, which takes the visitors to an altitude of 1800 metres, passing through the impressive Fuente De glacier cirque, in the heart of the central range of the Picos de Europa.

  • Lunch in a typical local restaurant.
  • Walking tour around Potes.

    Potes is one of the most attractive villages in the northern Spanish region of Cantabria. Located in the centre of Liebana district, it is an area surrounded by spectacular mountains, running streams and clear rivers. Its streets have many bridges and outstanding buildings and monuments, such as the Infantado and Orejón de la Lama Towers (15th century). The historic part of the village is full of narrow streets and stately houses, symbols of its former splendour. It is the ideal place to buy the typical local products of the district such us autochthonous cheeses, orujo, honey and cheek peas.

  • Arrival in Santander at 18.00 h.


Price: 95€ per person.
*It includes: transport, lunch, entrance fees, an English/Spanish speaking tour guide and taxes.
Minimum number of participants required: 15.


Friday, 25 May 2018


  • Pick-up at the hotels at 9.00 h.
  • Visit to "El Soplao Cave"

    "El Soplao" Cave is considered the "Sixtine Chapel" of the underworld because of its size, structure and state of conservation. The cave is home to an authentic natural paradise of striking formations with large areas of stalactites, stalagmites, helictites, eccentrics and the pisolites, popularly known as cave pearls.

  • Lunch in a typical local restaurant in Comillas.

    Declared a "Site of Historical and Artistic Importance", Comillas is a noble and aristocratic town with magnificent modernist buildings mixed with the "Montañés" style historic part of the town, with its cobbled streets and elegant stately houses.

  • Visit to the "Soobrellano" Palace, "El Capricho" of Gaudi and the Pontifical University.
  • Arrival in Santander at 18.30 h.


Price: 85€ per person.
*It includes: transport, lunch, entrance fees, an English/Spanish speaking tour guide, entrance fees and taxes.
Minimum number of participants required: 15

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