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Spain’s Wild Atlantic Coast

Leave ❱ Sun 09 Sep 2018

❰ Return Tue 18 Sep 2018

Half Board

Tour Price: £999
Single Supplement: £88

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Spain’s Wild Atlantic Coast

Discover the incomparable beauty and spectacular natural paradise of Green Spain - land of long golden beaches bordered by the Atlantic, rolling green hills and magical snow capped peaks.    Journey into the heart to explore the ancient unspoiled hamlets of the Picos de Europa surrounded by silvery olive groves, lush pastures and soaring misty mountains and enjoy tastings of local produce on visits to a village market and a winery.

A late morning departure to Plymouth where we join the 15:45 hrs overnight ferry crossing with Brittany Ferries to Santander.  Overnight you will be accommodated in Inside large 2 berth cabins with en-suite facilities. (4 berth cabins are available for larger parties if required).

We arrive in Santander early afternoon and travel to the Juan de la Cosa Hotel in Santona.  The hotel enjoys a fantastic location directly on the beach overlooking the sea or lagoon.  After check in the remainder of the day is yours at leisure to explore the local area or relax at the hotel.

A full day at leisure in our host resort.

We take a fully guided excursion through the beautiful mountain range of Picos de Europe – travelling to the quiet mountain town of Potes via Sotama Visitors’ Centre where you can learn about the area with projections, maps, displays of century’s old traditional practice and learn about the manufacture of the mouth-watering local produce.  Then it’s on to Fuente De for a spectacular cable car ride 900 metres up the mountains for breath-taking views over the magical forests and mountain slopes.   After a tour of Potes we’ll visit the eighth century monastery of Santo Toribio de Liebana where there is a relic of the True Cross.  We’ll round off the day with a visit to the Winerie of Picos de Cabariezo to sample the delicious local wines.

We enjoy an excursion to the vibrant cosmopolitan city of Bilbao buzzing with life and boasting the Guggenheim Museum and a metro system designed by Norman Foster.  We return via small fishing village of Castro Urdiales with its traditional streets lined with quaint wooden balconies and the medieval church of Santa Maria.

Visit to the picturesque village of San Vincente de la Barquera, then at the beautiful coastal town of Comillas with its neo classical buildings, ancestral mansions, and the incredible whimsical summer villa of El Capricio.

A full day at leisure in our host resort

We visit the picturesque village of Lierganes on market day (Sunday) with its beautiful cobbled streets and lovely Roman bridge over the river.  Time permitting, we’ll round this off with a visit to a real ale Brewery British owned, and enjoy an informal beer tasting with a few snacks as the owner recounts various funny tales and experiences of his life in Spain.

We make our way to the elegant urban beach resort of El Sardinero before we head back to the nearby ferry terminal at Santander for the early afternoon ferry crossing back to Portsmouth.  Overnight you will be accommodated in inside large 2 berth cabins with en-suite facilities. (4 berth cabins are available for larger parties if required).

Our boat docks back in Portsmouth mid-afternoon and upon arrival we head directly home. 

Hotel Information


The 4-star Juan de la Cosa Hotel is in a fantastic location in Santona close to Berria's beach and offering magnificent views of a natural privileged environment.   Comfortable and hospitable rooms with all that you need: bath, hairdryer, TV, strong box, telephone and air - conditioning. Additional facilities include swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, gymnasium. Comfortable lounges are equipped with computers, connection to Internet, magazines, books, etc.  Please note there are steps into the hotel.


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Spain’s Wild Atlantic Coast

Additional Information

  • Outbound overnight ferry crossing from Plymouth to
  • Santander with cabin, breakfast and evening meal
  • Inbound overnight ferry crossing from Santander to
  •  Portsmouth with cabin, breakfast and evening meal
  • 7 nights half board at The Juan de la Cosa Hotel in Santona
  • Fully guided excursion through the Picos de Europe
  • Tour of Potes
  • Visit to Santo Toribio de Liebana Monastery
  • Visit to the Winerie of Picos de Cabariezo
  • Visit to Bilbao
  • Visit to Lierganes
  • Visit to San Vincente de la Barquera
  • Visit to Santillana
  • Visit to El Sardinero
  • Single supplement - £88

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About Our Tours

We have been operating tours and mini breaks around the U.K. and abroad for a number of years, and by far the most popular innovation that we have introduced in recent years, is to offer a virtually door to door service. Picking up as near as practically possible to your home in Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire means you don’t have to worry about getting your luggage to the coach, and avoids the additional cost of having to use taxis.

By using our small fleet of mini-buses, we are able to keep the pick-up time to a minimum and get you on your tour coach and on your way as soon as possible. This way your holiday starts on the first morning. Once your holiday is over we will collect you again from the coach park and return you home.

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