Cantabria and Highlights of Castile and Leon

A superb tour taking in some of the most scenic regions of Spain and the fantastic cities and attractions within them. Visit the stunning region of Cantabria, famous for the Picos de Europa national park and picturesque coastal towns and villages. We continue to the historical walled town of Avila where you will stay for four nights, whilst enjoying excursions to Segovia and Madrid.

Your Tour Includes

  • 10 nights hotel with continental breakfast and 9 evening meals
  • 1 night on board ship in en-suite cabins
  • Local joining points
  • Porterage at the hotel
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Itinerary

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Local departure by coach or Home Connect service, then to Plymouth for the overnight crossing to Santander.

We disembark in Santander and head to our resort for the next four nights.

Included Meals

  • Dinner

Enjoy our included excursion through the Picos de Europa. Home to some of the best scenery in Spain and three limestone massifs we will explore this fantastic mountain range. Why not take the Fuente De cable car rising over 753 metres and giving unparalleled views across the mountain range.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Picos De Europa

Our optional excursion takes us to the resort of Santander, with its wide boulevards and waterfront promenade. Santander is the capital city of the Cantabria region. Enjoy walks along the Paseo de Pereda promenade and marvel at the Palacio de la Magdalena which was once the royal summer residency and lies at the mouth of the Bay of Santander. Visit atmospheric plazas, belle-epoque buildings and stunning beaches.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Optional Excursions

  • Santander

The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.

Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments only).

Today we enjoy another fantastic excursion to Santillana del Mar, a small medieval town sometimes thought of as a film set given the perfect state of its preservation. Explore the narrow, cobbled streets filled with picturesque stone buildings.

We continue to Altamira Caves which features prehistoric paintings of bison, horses and deer. In order to preserve the paintings it was decided in 2002 that visitors would see replicas, but this is still worth the visit.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Santillana Del Mar
  • Altamira Caves

We leave the mountains and coastal resorts of Cantabria behind and continue to the region of Castile & Leon. Home to historic towns and cities we arrive in the beautiful walled town of Avila, which will be our base for the next four nights.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

We make the short journey to the town of Segovia, famous for its magnificent Roman Aqueduct. You will struggle to find as good an example of Roman grandeur anywhere else in Spain. You will have free time to explore the quaint squares and terracotta buildings all set against the backdrop of the Sierra de Guadarrama.

We return to Avila in the afternoon where you will have time at leisure to explore this preserved, medieval town. Surrounded by a wall with 88 watchtowers and more than 2500 turrets, it is a fine example of a preserved medieval bastion.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Avila
  • Segovia

Today we drive to the capital city of Madrid. Enjoy an optional guided sightseeing coach tour of the city before you have free time to explore. It is famous for stunning architecture and its world-renowned museums including the Prado which houses pieces by Goya, Rubens, Botticelli and Caravaggio among many others. Or simply enjoy taking in the atmosphere at one of the city’s vibrant squares such as the Puerta del Sol, the Plaza Mayor or the Plaza de la Villa.

Madrid Sightseeing can be pre-booked to secure your place.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Madrid

Optional Excursions

  • Madrid Guided Coach tour

The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.

Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments only).

This Spanish city is packed with history and has a wide variety of attractions to enjoy. During this optional excursion, take the chance to visit some of the city’s most famous sights, such as the Old Cathedral, the Tower del Clavero, the Plaza Mayor and much more.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Optional Excursions

  • Salamanca

The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.

Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments only).

It is time to leave Spain behind and start our journey back towards the UK. We will cross the border into France and overnight in the Bordeaux area.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

We continue our journey through France to the Paris area for our last overnight.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast

Return home.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast

Accommodation

You will stay for four nights in Cantabria at the 4-star Hotel Torresport in Torrelavga, followed by four nights in Avila at the
4-star Serchotel Cuatro Postes.

Overnight stays in France will be in city-style hotels.

Single Room Supplements

Single Room Supplement from £429.00

Reviews

3.2 Out of 5 ( 5 Reviews )

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Quality

2.6 / 5

Value for Money

3 / 5

Maureen Capel, 1 year ago

Hotels good, the food could have been better. Coach drivers very good.

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michael cockman, 1 year ago

we enjoyed the holiday but my wife did not like the long coach journeys especialy on the way back staff were good hotels satisfactory and the content of the holiday was excellent

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Mr Michael Cooper, 1 year ago

This was a wonderful holiday in all respects with one exception; the Torresport Hotel at Torrelavaga was certainly not worth its 4* grading. Set in a retail park was far from ideal and the food was very mediocre and diners were also required to get their own knives, forks spoons etc whilst the hotel put only one waiter / waitress on duty. Whatever Shearings paid to the Torresport it was too much! I do not like to be negative and all other things about the holiday were great. Tom and Steve were entertaining and attentive drivers and they were a credit to Shearings.

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Margaret Thorogood, 1 year ago

The food at dinner each night was not up to the standard that was expected on a shearings holiday.rather having a bottle of wine on the table each night it would be better to use the cost on better quality meals

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