This wonderful 'cruise and stay' holiday includes two overnight voyages aboard Brittany Ferries' splendid cruise-ferry, the Pont-Aven. Relax on board, and then step ashore to discover wonderful Cantabria in Spain's green north - a land of low-key resorts, ancient fishing villages and elegant seaside towns that is a world away from the sun-baked beaches and man-made pleasures of the Costas.
- A Cantabrian coast excursion
- A 'Castles and Coast' excursion
- A visit to Santander
- Five nights' dinner, bed and continental breakfast accommodation at the Hotel El Vivero 11, Suances
- Return overnight crossings aboard Brittany Ferries' Pont-Aven
- Comfortable coach travel throughout
- The services of a friendly Tour Manager
- Single rooms are available for a supplement
Weather permitting, we will also visit Fuente De, up the valley from Potes, for the chance to ride the cable car to the mountaintop and enjoy spectacular views (payable locally).
We board the Pont-Aven before she sets sail in the mid-afternoon, and enjoy the ship's facilities once again as we cruise homeward.
Hotel Vivero (and overnight cruise-ferry)
You will be staying in a comfortable hotel in Suances. Your overnight ferry crossings will be with Brittany Ferries.
Brittany Ferries' Pont-Aven (nights 1 and 7)
The Pont-Aven is Brittany Ferries' flagship cruise-ferry, and the largest within their fleet at 41,700 tons. The ship has a range of stunning features, including a superb indoor swimming pool and a leisure area (usually open between May and September), a wrap-around promenade, and a dramatic five-deck-high atrium with panoramic views from the lifts. The ship offers a choice of dining options in its a la carte restaurant, cocktail piano bar, and two-storey lounge-bar and entertainment area.
The price of your holiday is based on two people sharing a two-berth inside cabin. All the cabins are air-conditioned and have private facilities.
Hotel Vivero, Suances (nights 2-6)
The Hotel Vivero is in a great position, right by the beach and close to the centre of Suances. The hotel belies its two-star rating, and offers a bar and restaurant and comfortable, simply furnished rooms with private facilities, telephones and TV. Continental breakfasts and three-course evening meals are included throughout your five-night stay.
The majority of these consist of a double bed and an extra bed that is often only suitable for children. If this is a concern, you may wish to consider booking more than one room for your group.
Sailing times are subject to change and will be confirmed with your Final Travel Details.
Coach seating arrangements
Your seats on the main coach will be allocated for you in advance, taking into consideration any special requests wherever possible. Your Tour Manager or driver will advise you where to sit as you board the coach. This will be your seat for the duration of the tour. (Seats are not allocated on any connecting services to and from the main coach.)
Joining your holiday
Your final travel documents, including the exact time and place of departure, will be sent to you approximately 10 days prior to departure, providing all payments have been made. We are unable to give exact departure times before this.
Where meals are not included, your Tour Manager will ensure there are suitable stops made for you to purchase and enjoy lunch and/or dinner each day.
If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.
The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.