Tuesday A lunchtime start as we travel to Portsmouth and board the Pont-Aven 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 Isla where we are met with a welcome drink.
Tours whilst at resort
a A free day to explore the hotel and the village of Isla.
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 First we make a stop in San Vincente 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, evening meal and breakfast are provided.
Tuesday We arrive into Portsmouth at 1415 and make the journey home.