Spain – Cantabria and the Spanish Basque Country with a specialist incoming operator


6 days / 500 km : Group trip
Period : April, May, June, July, August, September, October
Reference : 09B066

Prix : 275€

Come with a group trip to visit Cantabria, land of contrasts you might say, as the populous coastline and its modern main towns are worlds apart from the wild rugged mountains of the interior, alive with traditions and folklore. We enjoy the services of a local guide who helps us get the most out of this trip with your specialist incoming operator.

Trip

D1 the Spanish Basque Country

Arrive in the evening in Bilbao, capital of the Spanish Basque Country. Check-in to the hotel in the region and welcome drink. Dinner and overnight.Group trip .

D2 Bilbao and the Guggenheim Museum (100 km)

The Guggenheim Museum is a highlight of any visit to Bilbao, as much for its modern architecture as its contents. But Bilbao also has very pretty old quarter as we discover on our guided tour. After lunch we visit the seaside town of Castro Urdiales, full of lovely parks and gardens at the foot of the Cantabrian Mountains. Check-in at our hotel in the Santander/Suances area. Overnight.Group trip .

D3 Santander, the heart of Cantabria (50 km)

Guided tour of Santander, capital of the Cantabria region. A tourist train ride is optional. Lunch then on to the little spa town of Puente Viesgo, famous for its prehistoric caves. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.Group trip.

D4 the Picos de Europa (200 km)

Day outing, including lunch, with our guide, to the Picos de Europa mountains, furrowed with dramatic gorges and culminating at a height of 2519 metres. From Fuente De you can take a cable car (extra charge) to the top. Lunch en route. Dinner and overnight.

D5 the Costa Verde (150 km)

Guided excursion to the beautiful old town of Santillana del Mar, famed for its Collegiate Church. Free time to explore the town, or an optional visit to the prehistoric Altamira caves and their museum. Lunch. We continue to Comillas, sitting pretty in the valley, and then stunning San Vicente de la Barquera, with its rich past and maritime history, sitting at the mouth of an estuary. Dinner and overnight.Groupe trip.

D6 Return journey

Breakfast. Then return to your hometown.

 


Service details

Group trip :

Full board in a 3 star hotel from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 6
1/4 wine with meals + welcome drinks
Guided Tours (not including entrance fees): Bilbao 2h
Services of a local guide days 2-5
Entrance Fees: Puente Riesgo Caves, Collegiate Church in Santillana
Evening entertainment: Folklore evening, dinner dance

Possible supplements

Groupe trip :

Single room supplement (5nts):  115 €
Picos de Europa Cable Car: 17 €
Magdalena peninsula tourist train:  3 €
Altamira Caves and Museum: 4 €
Guggenheim Museum: 13 €



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