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Our most recommended Santander Sightseeing Tours

  • Santander: 1-Hour City Cruise Around the Bay

    1. Santander: 1-Hour City Cruise Around the Bay

    Make your visit to the city an unforgettable experience by embarking on this 1-hour cultural highlights tour of Santander Bay, considered to be one of the most beautiful bays in the world. Beginning and ending at the pier in Santander, you'll pass along the coast, towards the interior of the bay, through Puertochico. Observe, among other points of interest, Magdanela Palace, the Sardinero, Loredo, Somo, and El Puntal Beaches, until you reach the Botín Center, an internationally renowned art center and meeting place in Santander. Listen to your live guide, who will provide information about the history and the local culture, in English and/or Spanish. Move between the sheltered part of the boat to the uncovered section where you'll have amazing panoramic views of the bay from the top of the boat.

    Lovely evening out on the bay. Some commentary provided on particular sights buildings/history. Couldn't follow much as my Spanish needs a lot of work! Efficient boarding with extra help available for anyone needing that bit more help getting on. Enough seats for all.

  • From Santander : 4.5-Hour Cabarceno Natural Park Tour

    2. 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.

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

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

    3. 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.

    it was perfect people were very cute the guide was perfect and available all the time for any question

  • From Santander or Torrelavega: Soplao Cave Excursion

    4. 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

    5. 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: Santillana del Mar & Altamira Museum Tour

    6. From Santander: Santillana del Mar & Altamira Museum Tour

    Depart from Santander at 9:30 AM and head to Santillana del Mar, a beautiful village of the Middle Ages. This village with is one of the best-known cultural and tourist centers of Cantabria. You will enjoy a walking tour along its cobbled streets until you reach its Plaza Mayor where you will see the Collegiate Church of Santa Juliana. There you will visit the museum of the local sculptor Jesús Otero. Afterward, you will have some free time to visit the Collegiate if you wish and do some shopping around. Afterward, you will head to the Altamira Museum. This museum houses a scale replica of the 'room of paintings', the so-called Neocave. This cave was declared World Heritage by Unesco in 1985. To protect its preservation, it currently allows only 5 people to visit it per week and this is the reason they created this replica from the cave. The cave is a natural cavity in the rock, with pa...

  • From Santander: Flavours of Cantabria Gastronomic Tour

    7. 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

    8. 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...

  • Santander: Santander on Fire 1941 Historic Walking Tour

    9. Santander: Santander on Fire 1941 Historic Walking Tour

    There are many ways to get to know Santander, the capital of Cantabria. You can visit El Sardinero, the nobility of the Magdalena, eat a Regma ice cream, or visit one of the most beautiful bays in the world. Now, do you know what is really behind all this?  To understand Santander, you must understand its historic center and the history of the great fire of 1941, the catastrophe that razed much of the city. See how Santander has been rebuilt into the city known today on a tour which highlights the locations most significant to the fire. A story full of intrigue, decay, anonymous heroes, and fire and destruction wherever you look. It's promised that you'll never see the streets of Santander the same way again after a couple hours with your extremely knowledgable guide.

  • From Santander: Cantabria Private Tour

    10. 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.

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What people are saying about Santander

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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!

We liked it a lot, it is a very beautiful way to see the bay of Santander, I recommend it, it is worth it and economically it is good

it was perfect people were very cute the guide was perfect and available all the time for any question

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

It was very interesting to explore the city by the sea