Wessex Continental 2018

Spain - The scenic green regions

This short break to Spain which embodies the cruise from England to Spain and back and two nights in one of our comfortable hotels on the coast . You’ll enjoy a relaxing sail across the ocean then some good food and wine and excellent leisurely excursions at our chosen destination. It is run in conjunction with our Wildlife tour. It will also appeal to anyone who would like a break from routine and have someone else do the work! We include meals on board the “Pont Aven” in this programme and we use a Spanish coach which meets us at Santander.

Cantabria - 5 days

Cantabria is one of the four Provinces that make up “Green Spain”and our destination is the small resort of Isla about 25 miles east of Santander. This scenic Province boasts golden beaches interspersed by rocky crags and behind the coastline is a land of meadows and rolling hills which ascend to the Picos de Europa mountains. Fishing, dairy farming and tourism are the main staples of the local economy. This visit runs in conjunction with out Wildlife Express and though you’ll travel together you will do your own thing whilst at the hotel whilst the Wildlifers go off on their bird watching.

Our hotel, the 4* Olimpo, sits on a small cliff overlooking the bay, has pleasant gardens, a small outdoor swimming pool and tennis courts. Good food, and plenty of it, is a feature of this friendly hotel. As we are fond of telling folks who complain about the quantity of food on offer - you don’t have to eat it all!!
We’ll set off from Plymouth’s Millbay Docks 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 eastwards to Isla. We check into the 4* Hotel Olimpo which sits on a hill overlooking a long sandy beach for two nights. We then have lunch. The rest of the day is free to explore the location. Dinner at the hotel this evening.
Next day Tuesday is free to continue exploring the hotel and the area. Dinner at the hotel this evening.
On Wednesday, you have another free day to relax before the coach will arrive in the late afternoon to bring you back to Santander in time for the 2115 sailing to England. Dinner on board is included.
Continue to enjoy the cruise on Thursday and we reach Plymouth at 1615.

The cost includes:
Ferry sailing with 2-berth cabin; local coach transfer to and from the 4* Hotel Olimpo where we stay for two nights. Buffet breakfast and dinner with wine on two nights and lunch on arrival.

Departure date

October 14th £415

Single room and cabin - £90 Seaview - £40 per room

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Pick up point : Millbay Docks, Plymouth