Tuesday A lunchtime start as we travel to Portsmouth and board the Brittany Ferry for the 24 hour crossing to Santander. We have included an inside cabin on board and there are restaurants, bars, a spa, Wi-Fi and even an outdoor pool, weather permitting.
Wednesday We arrive into Santander at 1815 and make the short journey to our hotel in Mogro where we are met with a welcome drink and canapés.
Tours in resort
A A free day at our hotel to visit the beach or enjoy the hotel facilities.
B We travel to the World Heritage mediaeval village of Santillana del Mar where most houses were built between the 14th and 18th centuries and all can be explored by foot. Later we stop in Comillas, one of the most beautiful towns in Cantabria with cobbled streets, open squares and two beaches.
C A full day in the Picos De Europa Mountain Range. First we make a stop in San Vicente de la Barquera, a picturesque town on the coast with the astonishing backdrop of the Picos de Europa. Then we follow the River Deva Valley up into the mountains and visit the town of Potes, a mediaeval town with traditional buildings, wooden balconies and surrounded by mountains.
D To the traditional ﬁshing village of Castro Urdiales with its pretty harbour
and attractive centre. Then on to Santona where we enjoy a boat tour of the pretty bay.
Monday Free time until we board our ferry at 1515 for the return journey. Again an inside cabin is provided.
Tuesday We arrive into Portsmouth at 1415 and make the journey home.
PLEASE NOTE: Breakfast and Evening Meals are included in resort, but not on the ferry. Onboard there is a choice of 3 restaurants, a café, a self-service restaurant and an à la carte option.