Tuesday 14th: Morning departure as we travel south to Portsmouth to board the Brittany
Ferries cruise ferry to Santander. Relax and enjoy a night on board ship. Taking just 24
hours, the route is the fastest direct ferry service to Northern Spain. On board you can
enjoy award winning service and top-class facilities, including gourmet restaurants, stylish
lounges and comfortable cabins. You'll arrive completely relaxed, and ready to begin your
holiday in Spain.
Wednesday 15th: We arrive in Santander early afternoon ready to make the short drive to
the Gran Hotel with a welcome glass of sangria & tradition tapas awaiting your arrival.
Thursday 16th: Free day at resort to enjoy the beautiful sandy beach and hotel facilities.
Friday 17th: Enjoy a full day excursion taking you through the Hermida Gorge along
rushing rivers to reach the town of Potes in the heart of the stunning Picos de Europa
Mountain range “little Switzerland in Spain”, stopping at Fuentes De. Here we allow time
for a spectacular cable car ride that allows you to experience the magnificent heights of
this mountain range. (Cable car not included)
Saturday 18th: This morning we head to Santander with time to explore. Largely rebuilt in
1941 after the great fire it still has all its former charm, and is an elegant city with great
shops, bars and restaurants.
Sunday 19th: Full day travelling along the Cantabrian coastline stopping at the beautiful
and enchanting villages of San Vicente de la Barquera, Comillas and the world heritage
site of Santillana del Mar with its medieval buildings and cobbled streets.
Monday 20th: Morning departure as we head back along the coast to Santander. We
board for our overnight sailing back to the UK departing Santander.
Tuesday 21st: Arrive back at Portsmouth and travel via the motorways home.
NB: EU Health Insurance Card recommended