This is the first Province of the region known as Green Spain( the others are Cantabria, Asturias and Galicia). Green Spain is so-called because it is green! Very green! Most of us recall sunshine, sangria and sandy beaches backed by somewhat sparse landscape and arid fields. This region enjoys lots of sunshine and also some rain as the Picos de Europa mountain range( the end part of the Pyrenées) backs its coastline. The North of Spain has all this( though less sangria) fantastic golden beaches , stunning scenery and easy-on-the-pocket living. It’s less crowded than the south and just waiting to be discovered. We’ve been taking clients to this region – from the French border to the Portuguese border -for over 30 years and they return with us year after year. After all the Covid-19 restrictions of the past year and more, this will seem like heaven!
Sunday - We sail from Plymouth and a cabin is provided. The ship has many diversions to keep you occupied such as live entertainment, swimming pool, cinema amongst others and fine dining or self-service restaurants.
Monday - Arriving in Santander we leave town and travel eastwards , past the major Basque city Bilbao and thence to the elegant resort of San Sebastian, one of Europe’s finest resorts with two excellent beaches and a range of top class shops(if you have the time and money!). We are staying at the 4* Hotel San Sebastian which is located about 300m from Ondaretta Beach in the western area of the city. We stay for three nights with breakfast and dinner with wine included.
Tuesday - Is a free day to explore the area at your leisure. However, for those interested, the coach will take you to the harbourside next to the city centre where you’ll find world-class tapas bars, many of which specialise in seafood. Ondaretta Beach will appeal to many and the larger La Concha Beach is separated from it by a well known café, La Perla.
Wednesday - We travel eastwards on excursion to the last town before the France, Hondaribbia. We spend the morning here before turning to San Sebastian.
Thursday - We depart the hotelin morning and drive westwards into Cantabria and the fishing port and resort of Castro Urdiales where we’ll stop for a stroll and refreshment by the harbour. We continue to Santander and stop at the Hypermarket to pick up essential supplies . Our sailing leaves at 1545.
Friday - We arrive in Plymouth at 1045 in morning and after disembarkation the coach returns to the original pick up points.
|September 19th ; October 10th||£525|
The cost includes: all travel by executive coach; ferry crossing with cabin; three nights half-board at the 4* hotel; excursions;Tour Guide.
Single supplement: £125 4-berth cabin(for two) £90 4-berth outside. £140 (NB There are no 2-berth outside cabins)
Pick up points: Exeter-Newton Abbot-Torquay-Paignton-Ivybridge-Plymouth(Millbay Docks)