Day Trips to Santander

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Our most recommended Santander Day Trips To

  • From Santander : 4.5-Hour Cabarceno Natural Park Tour

    1. From Santander : 4.5-Hour Cabarceno Natural Park Tour

    Visit Cabarceno Natural Park with a guide to understand and see what makes this park so unique. Once an open-cast iron mining operation, the park was reclaimed and turned into a conservation and also provides environmental education. The park is home to almost 150 species of animals from the five continents that live in a semi-freedom and are distributed in large enclosures. Explore the park by minivan and also have the opportunity to see it from the air as you take a short trip on a cable car. During your visit, see a large variety of animals including, but not limited to gorillas, tigers, bears, and elephants. Depending on the season and weather conditions have the chance to see flight demonstrations of raptors, as well as a demonstration of sea lions.

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  • Santander: Picos, Santo Toribio Monastery and Potes Day Tour

    2. Santander: Picos, Santo Toribio Monastery and Potes Day Tour

    Depart from Santander towards Fuente Dé at 8:30 AM. Arrive at 10:30 AM where you will be able to take the cable car to the upper station, if you wish, price not included. The ride lasts 4 minutes and will take you to a height of 1,823 m above sea level. Spend about an hour at the top to take in the breathtaking views and explore the station surroundings. If you do not wish to go up, you can walk around. Afterward, visit the Monastery of Santo Toribio, a holy place for Christians which houses the Lignum Crucis, the largest preserved piece of wood from the cross of Jesus. Finally, arrive in Potes, the capital of Liébana and considered one of the most beautiful towns in Spain, with its cobbled streets, bridges and medieval tower, Torre del Infantado. Take a short walking tour of the town and you will have free time to eat and shop if you wish in one of its many souvenir shops.

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  • From Santander or Torrelavega: Soplao Cave Excursion

    3. From Santander or Torrelavega: Soplao Cave Excursion

    Start with pickup in Santander or Torrelavega and travel to El Soplao Cave in the Cantabrian mountains. Admire the scenery of valleys, forests, and mountain peaks throughout the journey. Upon arrival, take a one-hour guided tour of the different chambers, or "galleries", of the cave. First, learn more about its discovery in the early 20th century. Be amazed by a natural geological wonder of spectacular stalactites, stalagmites, washes, columns, cave pearls, and other interesting features. After visiting the cave, continue the trip towards the beautiful viewpoint of Tina Menor located outside the town of Pechón. Enjoy the wonderful views of the Cantabrian Sea and the beaches below.

  • Cantabria: El Castillo Caves & Pasiego Valleys Day Trip

    4. Cantabria: El Castillo Caves & Pasiego Valleys Day Trip

    Discover the jewels of Cantabria with a visit to the fascinating caves of El Castillo and Las Monedas. Drive through the picturesque villages and rivers of the Pasiegos Valleys. Learn about the region's history at the ethnographic Museum of Vega de Pas. Explore the famous Caves of El Castillo and Las Monedas, both World Heritage Sites by UNESCO since 2008 for their cave paintings. Visit an authentic cave with paintings from the Paleolithic era. Marvel at the legacy our ancestors left us thousands of years ago. Next, take a walk through the town of Puente Viesgo, enjoying views over the Pas river. Make the most of your time in the area by eating at a local restaurant. Then, sit back and enjoy a scenic drive around the Pasiego Valleys crossing valleys, rivers, and mountains until you reach the Mountain Pass of Estacas de Trueba. The landscape on the way is spectacular and will leave you...

  • From Santander: Flavours of Cantabria Gastronomic Tour

    5. From Santander: Flavours of Cantabria Gastronomic Tour

    Depart Santander for Santoña at 9:15 AM. This is a small fishing village famous for its anchovy manufacture industry. Visit the anchovy factory of "Conservas Emilia" and discover how their anchovies are prepared. Enjoy the charming streets this beautiful village and the surrounding bay. Next stop at the vineyard of "Bodegas Vidular". Enjoy a relaxing walk along their vineyard while you learn how they produce their white wine. After the tour, taste some of the produce while enjoying the scenic views. Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant in the Pasiego Valleys. Continue towards the viewpoint known as "Mirador de la Braguia" for fantastic views over the valleys. Finally, stop at the largest sobaos factory in the area, "Sobaos Joselín". Visit their museum of “the sobao and the quesada", the local pastries of the region, followed by a guided tasting of their products. Begin the trip back to S...

  • Santander: Comillas and Capricho de Gaudí

    6. Santander: Comillas and Capricho de Gaudí

    Your tour will begin by departing from Santander towards Comillas at 9:30AM. The village of Comillas is a model of Catalonia modernism. With its scant 18.6 square kilometers of western Cantabria Comillas, it encompasses all of the elements necessary to satisfy any tourist and lover of modernist architecture. On your way towards Comillas you will stop to enjoy a 5-minute walk around the small Sequoya Forest of Cabezón de la Sal. Once in Comillas, you will enjoy a guided visit to the old Major Seminary of Comillas. This majestic building was constructed by Catalan architects Joan Martorell and Lluís Domenech i Montaner. The Seminar is constructed using a combination of architectural styles, and is built on a hill where you can also enjoy beautiful views of Comillas, particularly the Sobrellano Palace. Afterwards, you will discover the "Capricho de Gaudí" through a guided visit. This is a...

  • From Santander: Cantabria Private Tour

    7. From Santander: Cantabria Private Tour

    Organize the best route to explore Cantabria with your trip planner after booking. Create your own private tour proposal that is tailor-made for you. The tour will be adapted to the limits of the region and agreed duration. Choose and personalize your visit from one of the following routes: - Eastern Coast (Santoña, Laredo & Castro Urdiales) - Western Coast (Santillana, Comillas & San Vicente de la Barquera) - Picos de Europa & Potes - The Pasiego Valleys and Liérganes On the tour's date, you will have a driver/guide at your disposition all day. He/she will explain to you about all the places you visit during your tour and will make sure you get to each stop on time for the arranged visits. This is a highly personalized tour for 2 - 8 people.

  • Santander: Surf Lessons on Playa de Somo

    8. Santander: Surf Lessons on Playa de Somo

    Learn to surf with experienced instructors from one of Europe's most prestigious surfing schools. Ride the waves off on the shores of Playa de Somo, located just outside the city of Santander. Choose from 3 lesson options: Beginner: Learn to surf in a way that is quick, safe, and fun with experienced and qualified teachers. Within a small group, learn the basics of surfing in a relaxed way. Intermediate: Improve your surfing skills with intermediate lessons. Correct your failures, hone your technique, and develop your own surfing style. Advanced: Expand your range of maneuvers, and improve your style with advanced tutoring. Get prepared for competitive surfing and master the advanced elements of the sport.

  • Santoña: Anchovy Factory Tour and Boat Trip

    9. Santoña: Anchovy Factory Tour and Boat Trip

    You will leave Santander at 9:00 AM, heading for Santoña, a small fishing village famous for its anchovy manufacturing industry. You will first visit the anchovy factory "Conservas Emilia" where you will learn about the process of anchovy production. Afterwards, enjoy a one hour boat trip along the bay up to the famous lighthouse of "El Caballo". On your way to Santoña, you will drive along the marshes of Santoña, Vitoria and Jose. This natural bay is one of the best places in Cantabria for bird watching, and is listed as a protected natural park. Afterwards, you will take a short and scenic tour by car before starting your trip back to Santander. This is a quiet excursion for all ages, and especially for lovers of seafaring cities.

  • From Santander: Pilgrimage Day to Santo Toribio

    10. From Santander: Pilgrimage Day to Santo Toribio

    At 9:00am leave Santander for Potes, the capital of Liébana region. To get there you will cross the impressive gorge of the Hermida, part of a set of narrow gorges along the river Deva. Once in Potes, you will have the opportunity to do a short walking pilgrimage to the Monastery of Santo Toribio, 3 km from the village. This walk is roughly 45 minutes. The Monastery of Santo Toribio is, along with Santiago, Rome and Jerusalem, one of the holiest Christian sites, as it is host to the longest piece of the cross on which Jesus Christ died. The Monastery is also well known for celebrating the Jubileum regularly (the next Jubilee Year will be in 2023). It was Holy Toribio of Astorga, custodian of the relics of Jesus Christ in Jerusalem, who transferred a piece of the Cross to Astorga, city of which he was Bishop. This relic was transferred then to Liebana by Christians who wanted to keep it ...

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What people are saying about Santander

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 8 reviews

It is a luxury to know the interior of Cantabria and discover the beauty of the Valles Pasiegos. I have never seen such a bright green in such a unique landscape. The waterfall of the Yera river and the panoramic route to get there is amazing. Looks like New Zealand. Gotta go!

An unforgettable experience, the views and the animals from the movie. A unique place. Our guide, a very attentive guy with us, very documented, very communicative. I recommend this tour 100%.

A very interesting excursion, we saw many animals. I hope to repeat one day and have Jon as a guide again; What he was saying was very interesting, he knew Cabárceno very well!

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It was a very wonderful trip. The host was very knowledgeable and took care of us really well.