Wessex Continental 2018

Rural Spain a relaxing break 5 days

If you are looking for a totally relaxing break from the rigours of the modern world why not take a look at this short visit to Spain?
It is run in conjunction with our Wildlife group but you do not have to participate in their activities. You can just lie around the pool and do nothing more energetic than raise your glass every now and then.

Our destination is Ampudia in what is known as the Spanish Steppes Region between Palencia and Valladolid. The 4* Hotel Spa La Casa del Abad is where we’ll be staying for two nights. It’ll be hot so the outdoor swimming pool will be a magnet for those guests who have nothing better to do than relax, take it easy and let the rest of the world go by!


We’ll set off from Plymouth’s Millbay Docks on Sunday at 1545 on the flagship cruise-ferry “Pont Aven” to sail to Santander on Spain’s north coast. A 2-berth cabin is provided for both sailings. We will have dinner together in Le Flora restaurant.
When we land in Spain on Monday at 1215 the local coach meets us at the Ferry Terminal and we drive out of the city and southwards over the Cantabrian Cordillera . We’ll check into the 4* Hotel Spa La Casa del Abad at Ampudia between Palencia and Valladolid. It has a pool and Spa for your enjoykment.We stay for 2 nights and breakfast and dinner with wine is included.
On Tuesday You can relax and enjoy the weather.
On Wednesday we leave the hotel after breakfast for our morning session and early in the afternoon we begin the drive back to the coast stopping at a local vineyard first for some refreshment and wine tasting then again in Burgos for sightseeing. We’ll have a little time in Santander before we board the ship for the 2115 sailing to England. Enjoy the cruise homewards on the “Pont Aven” and we’ll arrive at Plymouth on Thursday at 1615 .

The cost includes:
Travel by executive coach; ferry crossing with cabin; two on-board dinners; two breakfasts;coach travel in Spain as detailed; two nights 4* hotel accommodation with buffet breakfast and dinner each day at the hotel with wine;.

Departure dates

DATE 2018PRICE
August 26th £445

Supplements : Single room and cabin - £90

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Joining point: Millbay Docks,Plymouth