About the tour: Portraits of Green Spain, Cantabria, the Basque Coast & Andorra

A stunning tour combining the mountain country of Andorra and the dramatic scenery and coastline of Cantabria and the Basque region. See the spectacular natural scenery of Spain from the sweeping, shell shaped bay of San Sebastian, to Andorra’s picturesque countryside, and the breath-taking mountain range of Picos de Europa. In contrast, we visit the bustling Barcelona, where you can explore the city’s most famous sights, and stroll along the lively Las Ramblas. Why not also join us on a visit to the coastal city of Santander and to the quaint villages of Comillas and Santillana del Mar, on this unforgettable holiday.

Tour Includes

  • 8 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 7 evening meals
  • Overnight ferry crossing with Brittany Ferries from Portsmouth/Plymouth to Santander in a two-berth, en suite inside cabin (meals at extra cost)
  • Convenient regional joining points

10 days from £1399 pp

Departure Dates

Once you have booked your tour either online, or by telephone ( 01709 787 463 ), you have the flexibility of how you pay off the remainder of your balance. You can:

  • Use our balance payment facility online to make and track your card payments. You can pay as much as you want up until your final due date or pay it all, the choice is yours.
  • Send payments via online banking.
  • Send payments via cheque.
  • Call us and make a card payment, either a small amount or as lump sum until your final due date.

Our contact and online banking payment details will be on your confirmation invoice to remind you of your choices.

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Tour Itinerary

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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    Regional departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then to Portsmouth/Plymouth for the overnight crossing to Santander.

    Please note: When you board the ferry at Portsmouth/Plymouth you will require a small overnight bag containing any essential items such as medication. Please note that this small bag (no larger than a small rucksack) is counted as part of your overall luggage allowance.

    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

    Included Highlights

    • Comillas
    • Santillana Del Mar

    Join our optional full-day tour to the Picos de Europa, one of the most breath-taking mountain ranges on the Iberian Peninsula, with peaks rising to a spectacular 8500 feet. There is an abundance of wildlife within this mountain range and Cantabrian Brown Bear and also Wolves live in the remoter regions and have often been sighted. We pause at Potes, a small ancient village with old balconied houses lining the river. It is situated in the broad Valle de Liébana, whose fertile soil yields prime crops of walnuts, cherries and grapes. The traditional village cuisine includes game stews and Cocido Lebaniego (chickpea casserole). There is also a potent spirit called Orujo, which is made in the town. To make the most of your visit into the Picos de Europa why not take a ride aboard the Fuente De cable car (at extra cost, approx €17 per person). The cable car takes visitors into the mountains to an altitude of 1450 metres in just 4 minutes. Overcoming a drop of 750 metres, the cable car travels at approximately 10 metres per second! At the upper station you will be able to see the fantastic scenery of the surrounding area (weather permitting).

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    • Picos De Europa
    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments only).

    Our excursion takes us to the beautiful city of Santander, with its wide boulevards and stunning waterfront promenade. This beautiful seaside city has a lot to offer its visitors. It is a modern city and is regarded as one of the loveliest on the Spanish Coast. Santander is a very popular destination for tourists due to its cultural heritage, exceptional buildings, cosmopolitan style and seaside attractions. There is plenty to keep you occupied. Perhaps take a stroll along one of the sandy beaches, explore the lively city centre or visit one of the interesting museums. The choice is yours.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Included Highlights

    • Santander

    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 three-night stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    San Sebastián
    San Sebastián

    Included Highlights

    • San Sebastián

    Today we travel into the centre of Barcelona, Spain’s second largest city, one of the Mediterranean’s busiest ports and the capital of the province of Catalonia. During the day, why not join our optional Barcelona sightseeing tour to introduce you to the famous sights such as the unusual scenery of the Eixample district as well the huge Olympic stadium, scene of the great athletic achievements in 1992. Later, perhaps spend time exploring the bustling Las Ramblas, the iconic street in the centre, which runs from the Plaza de Catalunya to the Christopher Columbus monument near the harbour at Port Vell. Here you can relax in one of the cafes, browse the market stalls and see the mime artists. From here you will be ideally situated to explore the “Barri Gotic”, or Gothic Quarter in the centre of the Old Town, where some of buildings date back to medieval and Roman times.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Included Highlights

    • Barcelona

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    • Barcelona Sightseeing Tour
    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments only).

    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

    Included Highlights

    • Andorra Countryside Tour

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

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Return home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Single Room Supplement from £339.00 (10 days).

    Portraits of Green Spain, Cantabria, the Basque Coast & Andorra 10 days from £1399pp

    Book online OR call our friendly travel advisers on:
    01709 787 463


    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.

    In Cantabria, you 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). You will stay for three nights at the 5-star Holiday Inn Andorra La Vella. The hotel has a restaurant, bar, small indoor pool, sauna and Jacuzzi. 

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

    On the overnight ferry sailing, accommodation will be in en suite inside cabins (meals are not included on board ship).


    Brittany Ferries

    Travel Options

    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 £15pp (up to 6 days duration), £25pp (7 and 8 days duration), £30pp (9 to 11 days) or £35pp (12 days or more) on all European tours. This offer is only available for bookings of two or four persons on our Executive and Silver Service coaches and for one or two persons on our Luxuria coaches and is subject to availability. In addition to this, seats on the second row can be reserved for a supplement of £8pp (up to 6 days duration), £15pp (7 and 8 days duration), £18pp (9 to 11 days) or £22pp (12 days or more).

    Guaranteed front or second row seats cannot be reserved on transfer journeys to/from the UK port. Occasionally, front and second row seats may be on a request only basis.

    Please note: children under 15 years of age are not permitted to sit in the front seats of any coach.

    On some coaches the legroom on front seats, central view seats and seats directly in front of the washroom 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 or merged for any reason and front or second row seats or central view seats or table seats are not available on your tour, you will be refunded any supplement paid. 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.

    Central View Seats are available to pre-book free of charge.

    Table Seats are available to pre-book free of charge on our Luxuria coaches.

    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 interchange are not allocated.
    Hot and cold drinks are served on your main tour coach. Prices are approximately £1 or €1.25 Euro per drink. Prices will be confirmed by your driver.

    Transfer coaches are routed approximately 2-3 weeks before departure. The route taken depends on where paassengers 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 vehicles to and from the interchange may not have on-board toilets. When non-British coaches are used on transfers and tours (air 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.
    All our coaches and transfer vehicles operate a 'no smoking on board policy'. The use of electronic cigarettes is strictly forbidden.
    In the interest of fellow guests, do not take hot food or ice cream on board.
    Customers own alcohol cannot be consumed on board our vehicles.
    Depending on the location of your pickup point, you may be picked up by coach (not necessarily the on you are touring on), minibus, taxi, National Express or Megabus service. You may then be taken to another centralised pickup location or service station. We operate a passenger interchange at Stop 24 Services, where you will meet the tour coach you are holidaying on and then continue on with your outbound journey. Similarly, on the way home, you may also change transfer vehicles at another location, to take you to your final drop off point.
    Your allowance is 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 should be stored in the overhead racks aboard the coach. Nothing should be stored under your seat.

    When it comes to getting you to your destination, Leger Holidays make it easy, with a selection of travel options for you to choose from.

    Luxuria - Charging sockets

    Luxuria Features

    • Deluxe armchair-style seats with leather exterior, central arm rests with cup holders and retractable calf rests give you a more comfortable journey.
    • Every seat has its own, fully interactive, touch screen T.V. offering a wide choice of entertainment so you can control what you want to watch and when.
    • There’s also a selection of double and single seats, including four seats face-to-face with tables. And with a total of 5 single seats available, these are ideal for passengers travelling independently.
    • Plug sockets and USB points at each seat mean you can keep your devices fully charged throughout your journey.
    • Onboard toilet.

    Luxuria Seating Plan

    Luxuria Seating Plan

    Find your nearest joining point

    We have hundreds of coach joining points throughout England, Scotland and Wales. To find your nearest joining point, search using your postcode below.

      *Please note joining points are subject to availability.

      Travel Extras

      Why not go the night before your tour for a relaxing start?

      You can park for FREE for up to nine days at the Holiday Inn Ashford North and enjoy an overnight stay with English breakfast from just £41.50 per person (Based on 2 sharing a twin/double room on a B&B basis, subject to availability. Single supplements and terms and conditions apply.) We’ll then collect you from the hotel on the day of departure and return you there at the end of your holiday.

      To book this package, please call the hotel on 01233 713333, select option 1, quoting ‘Leger Holidays’ and your booking reference. If your holiday is longer than seven days you can pay for additional days’ parking. Ask one of our friendly reservations team for more details when you book your holiday

      On most holidays if you’d prefer to join your tour coach at Stop 24 services, you can park your car in the car park which is accredited by the Park Mark safer parking scheme and is monitored 24 hours a day by CCTV. Payment for the parking is made on arrival using the self-service machines. Excludes holidays to Ireland and the U.K. and tours travelling via Brittany Ferries.

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