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School Spanish Culture Trip to Cantabria

Explore the delights of northern Spain on a Spanish school trip to Cantabria!

This region, one of the Iberian Peninsula’s hidden gems, and Santander, the region’s capital, provide a fantastic introduction to authentic Spanish culture. The many cultural activities and friendly local atmosphere make this the ideal location for your students to practise their Spanish.

Your students are bound to leave this stunning region with a newfound enthusiasm and passion for the language.

Sample itinerary

Day 1/4


Flight to Santander/Bilbao

Transfer to accommodation on arrival

AfternoonAfternoon Local exploration on foot
EveningEvening Evening meal in accommodation

Day 2/4

MorningMorning Full-day excursion to Santander, including a visit to the cathedral and the market, as well as a boat trip.
AfternoonAfternoon Continue full-day excursion to Santander
EveningEvening Evening meal in accommodation

Day 3/4

MorningMorning Visit the Cabarceno Natural Park
AfternoonAfternoon Visit to Santillana del Mar, one of the most beautiful villages in Spain
EveningEvening Evening meal in accommodation

Day 4/4

MorningMorning Travel to Puente-Viesgo to see the cave paintings at Cueva el Castillo
AfternoonAfternoon Transfer to the airport for flight back to the UK

What's included?

  • tick icon3 nights' half-board accommodation
  • tick iconATOL protected return flights from the UK
  • tick iconCoach hire in-resort (for airport transfers and visits)
  • tick iconComprehensive travel and medical insurance
  • tick iconDetailed information pack
  • tick iconFree staff place ratio 1:10
  • tick iconItinerary planning service
  • tick iconVAT


Boat Trip Los Reginas

Boat Trip Los Reginas

The Catamaran will take you for a trip to Santander Bay for one hour of sightseeing. A perfect activity for student&… Read more

Cabarceno Natural Park

Cabarceno Natural Park

A corner of the spectacular karst scenery of the Peña Cabarga hills has been transformed into one of the largest… Read more

Caves El Castillo

Caves El Castillo

The Cueva de El Castillo, or the Cave of the Castle, is an archaeological site within the complex of the Caves of Monte… Read more

Chocolateria Aliva

Chocolateria Aliva

Discover that most famous of Spanish sweet treats...churros and chocolate!… Read more

Guggenheim Museum

Guggenheim Museum

The striking, space-age metal curves of American architect Frank O. Gehry’s celebrated Guggenheim building have given … Read more

Santander Cathedral

Santander Cathedral

Cantabria’s most important religious building, the Santander Cathedral was built in the fourteenth century bu… Read more

Santillana del Mar

Santillana del Mar

A living museum of medieval Cantabrian architecture, this tiny village is famous for its fourteenth to seventeenth cen… Read more

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Hotel Mar y Azul
Hotel Soraya
Hotel Surfances
Hotel Mar y Azul

Hotel Azul is a modern hotel situated just a short walk from the beach. Facilities include a swimming pool, terrace and café.
All bedrooms are en-suite and have satellite television, mini bar, tea/coffee facilities and radio. Free Wifi is available.
Students will be accommodated in mostly twin and triple rooms.

Hotel Soraya

Hotel Soraya is excellently located with the beach just a stone's throw away.

The hotel offers 78 rooms in total, all of which are en-suite. Room amentities include a TV, telephone, free WiFi and heating. Most rooms benefit from a sea view.

Start your day with a buffet breakfast and end it with an evening meal in the hotel's restaurant.

Hotel Surfances

Hotel Surfances is located just 200 metres from the beach! This hotel offers a total of 55 comfortable guestrooms all of which have ensuite facilities and TV. Free Wifi is available in communal areas. 

The hotel has a restaurant and cafe/bar. A buffet breakfast is served every morning and the hotel can arrange meals for groups.


The Oakwood School, July 2019

Your staff - Armelle, Rachel, and anyone else I contacted with your company directly were outstanding. The service in terms of information, support and the info pack were truly excellent, ensuring a well-structured and planned tour. Any emails I sent were replied to promptly and thoughtfully. You clearly have a strong staff with experience and a good sense of care / thought. Thank you.

Need help?

Caroline Hill - Tour Adviser

Don’t hesitate to contact me for any advice or further information on how your school trip can be tailored to your requirements.

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0115 9404 303

Caroline Hill

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