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Cantabria and Highlights of Castile and Leon

12 days - from only £999pp

ABOUT THE TOUR

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.

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

12 Day Itinerary

  • Day 1:

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

  • Day 2:

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

    Included meals: Dinner

  • Day 3: Picos de Europa

    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

    Picos De Europa

    Picos De Europa

    Included Highlights

    • Picos De Europa
  • Day 4: Santander

    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

    Santander

    Santander

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.

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

    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in cash in Euros (for tours to Europe) or Sterling (for UK tours).

  • Day 5: Santillana del Mar and Altamira Caves

    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. </p>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

    Santillana Del Mar

    Santillana Del Mar
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    Included Highlights

    • Santillana Del Mar
    • Altamira Caves
  • Day 6: Cantabria to Avila

    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

  • Day 7: Segovia and Avila

    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. </p>We return to Avila in the afternoon where you will have the option of a guided walking tour of the 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
  • Day 8: Madrid

    Today we drive to the capital city of Madrid. Enjoy an optional guided sightseeing 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.

    Included Highlights

    • Madrid

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.

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    • Madrid Guided Sightseeing
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    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.

    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in cash in Euros (for tours to Europe) or Sterling (for UK tours).

  • Day 9: Salamanca

    This Spanish city is packed with history and has a wide variety of attractions to enjoy. During this optional excursion, we’ll 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

    Salamanca

    Salamanca

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.

    2022 2023
    • Salamanca
    TBC TBC

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

    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in cash in Euros (for tours to Europe) or Sterling (for UK tours).

  • Day 10:

    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

  • Day 11:

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

    Included meals: Breakfast

  • Day 12:

    Return home.

    Included meals: Breakfast

Single Room Supplement from £309.00 (12 days).

Hotels

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.

  • Brittany Ferries

    Sail on Brittany Ferries’ cruise ferry, the Pont-Aven, enjoying the stunning features this wonderful ship has to offer. There’s a pool and leisure area, cinema, wrap-around promenade for scenic, leisurely strolls around the deck – and even an impressive five-deck high atrium, complete with panoramic views from the lifts.

Joining points

Travel from most joining points is included within your coach holiday price; some carry a supplement of £20pp. To find your nearest joining point, search using your postcode below.

See our full list of our joining points.

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