Sunday 5th: Morning departure as we travel south to Portsmouth or Plymouth 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.
Monday 6th: We arrive in Santander early afternoon ready to make the short drive to the Hotel Juan de la Cosa and the start of our 4 meal a day all-inclusive package.
Tuesday 7th: Free day at resort to enjoy the beautiful sandy beach and hotel facilities.
Wednesday 8th: 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)
Thursday 9th: 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.
Friday 10th: 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.
Saturday 11th: Full day excursion to Castro Urdiales, a small and charming resort, the old town is relatively unspoilt and also the coastal town of Laredo.
Sunday 12th: Free day at resort.
Monday 13th: Morning departure as we head back along the coast to Santander. We board for our overnight sailing back to the UK departing Santander at 3.15pm.
Tuesday 14th: Arrive back at Portsmouth or Plymouth mid-afternoon and travel via the motorways home.
NB: EU Health Insurance Card recommended