Portraits of Green Spain, Cantabria, the Basque Coast and Andorra

11 days from £995pp.

San Sebastian

Visit: San Sebastian, Spain

Santillana del Mar

Visit: Santillana del Mar, Spain

Picos de Europa

Visit: Picos de Europa, Spain


Visit: Santander, Spain


Visit: Barcelona, Spain

Andorra La Vella

Visit: Andorra La Vella, Andorra

A stunning tour combining the mountain country of Andorra and the dramatic scenery and coastline of Cantabria and the Basque region. This holiday is part of our GRAND EXPLORER range.

    Regional departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then to Portsmouth for the overnight crossing to Santander. Accommodation is in two-berth, inside cabins with en suite facilities. The crossing takes 24 hours during which you can enjoy the facilities on board.

    Evening arrival in Santander then travel to Suances, northern Spain for a four-night stay.

    • Included meals: Dinner

    Today’s included excursion takes us first to the picturesque village of Comillas, with its medieval square and quaint old churches, then to Santillana del Mar, one of the prettiest little towns in Spain. The mansion houses, adorned with their coats of arms, and the many quaint little shops, all combine to rekindle the medieval past.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Join our optional, full-day tour to the Picos de Europa, a breathtaking mountain range with peaks rising to a spectacular 8500 feet. We visit Potes, the main town of the area, with its ancient towers and squares. From nearby Fuente Dé, you can take a cable car ride offering unforgettable views of this spectacular mountain range (at extra cost).

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Picos De Europa

    Optional excursion to the beautiful city of Santander, with its wide boulevards and stunning, waterfront promenade with pavement cafés and outstanding beaches.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    We leave Cantabria and head east to the beautiful Basque town of San Sebastián, set on a sweeping, shell-shaped bay with its charming old quarter and Belle Epoque style. The local tapas bars are a true delight. Continue to Andorra for a four-night stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    San Sebastian

    A free day to relax in resort.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Andorra La Vella

    Join our included excursion to Barcelona. See the city’s extraordinary architecture and take a stroll along the famous Las Ramblas. See the sights on our optional city tour.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Enjoy an included countryside tour of Andorra. The rugged landscape of towering peaks, lush green meadows and deep gorges is dotted with remote mountain villages. Visit the timeless villages of Encamp, La Massana and Escalades.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    We head north to our overnight hotel in the Paris area.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Return home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Prices are per person, based on two sharing.

    Extras: optional excursions; single room supplement £239; travel insurance from £47.95.

    Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
    Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
    We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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    4-STAR GRAN HOTEL SUANCES - In Cantabria, Luxuria departures will stay for four nights at the 4-star Gran Hotel Suances. This beautiful hotel, situated within walking distance of the beach, has a lobby bar, restaurant and an outdoor swimming pool (open subject to season). Silver Service departures will stay at the sister hotel, the 3-star Hotel Suances.

    5-STAR HOLIDAY INN ANDORRA - You will stay for four nights at the 5-star Holiday Inn Andorra La Vella. The hotel has a restaurant, bar, small indoor pool, sauna and Jacuzzi.

    Overnight stays in the Paris area will be in a city-style hotel.

    On the overnight ferry sailing, accommodation will be in two-berth, en suite cabins. Meals are not included on board ship.


    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

    We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

    Travel in comfort and style

    Departure times given for each region are approximate. Please check your travel documents to confirm the actual timings.

    Front row seats can be reserved for £12pp (up to 6 days duration), £20pp (7 & 8 days duration) and £25pp (9 days duration and over) on all European tours. In addition to this seats on the second row can be reserved for £6pp (up to 6 days duration), £12pp (7 & 8 days duration) and £15pp (9 days duration and over). This offer is only available for bookings of two or four persons on the front row and is subject to availability. Guaranteed front/second row seats cannot be reserved on transfer journeys to/from the U.K. port. Children under 15 years cannot occupy a front row seat due to French Law.

    Please note: On some coaches the legroom on front seats may be slightly less than that available on other seats due to the presence of a modesty board in front.

    If your tour is cancelled for any reason and front/second row seats are not available on your new tour you will be refunded the supplement. No other compensation will be payable.

    Alternatively, we can take seating requests on your booking. However, requests are not guaranteed. All seat numbers are confirmed on travel documents approximately 7-10 days prior to departure.

    We guarantee that all passengers on the same booking will be seated together on the main tour coach. Seats on the transfer coaches to and from the U.K. port are not allocated.
    Hot and cold drinks are served on the main tour coaches. Prices are approximately 90p or 1 Euro per drink. Prices will be confirmed by the driver. Drinks may also be served on the transfer coaches but this is not guaranteed.

    Transfer coaches are routed approximately 2-3 weeks before departure and will depend on where passengers are booked to travel from on any particular date as to which route is taken. If you require further detailed information regarding the route to the port you can contact our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 two weeks before you are due to travel.

    With regard to the route taken by the main tour coach, this is determined by the driver.

    All main tour coaches have on-board toilets. Transfer coaches to and from the U.K. port may not have on-board toilets. When non-British coaches are used on transfers and tours (air or TGV holidays only) an on-board toilet may not be available. However, comfort stops will be made during long journeys.
    All coaches feature air-conditioning. Should the air-conditioning system break down for a period exceeding 12 hours, compensation will be awarded up to a maximum of £10 per fare-paying passenger per tour.
    We operate a passenger interchange at the Channel port. Transfer coaches, including taxis, minibuses, Megabus and National Express operate to and from the U.K. port. You will join your main tour coach at the port.
    One medium sized suitcase per person, which should weigh no more than 20kg when full. We may refuse to carry larger or heavier cases. Hand luggage can be stored in the overhead racks aboard the coach.
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