Santander Santillana & Altamira caves.


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Activity Level



Shore Excursion, Museums / Culture, First Time Visitor, Day Trip / Out of Town


Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 6



English (fluent), French (fluent), Italian (advanced), Spanish (fluent)

Cantabria, the green Spain with a private guide

Santander is the capital of the historic región of Cantabria, situated on the Northern coast of Spain. Throughout history Santander has been an important port for trade with the New World. It's situated in one of the most beautiful bays on the Cantabric Coast.

Discover the aristocratic city of Santander. , the medieval jewel of Santillana Del Mar entering the 900 years old cloister and (optional) the Altamira cave museum.


Palacio de la Magdalena: In the early 20th century Santander became the favored summer residence of King Alfonso Xlll, who built Palacio de la Magdalena as the residence of the royal family during the holidays. The city gained great popularity from this and the 19th century enthusiasm for sea bathing.

In the old quarter of El Sardinero you will set your eyes upon the beautiful Victorian style casino as well as many hotels and restaurants. Sardinero beach is recognized as one of the most elegant beach resorts in Spain.

Santillana: in the afternoon we will visit Santillana del Mar, where we will stroll in the narrow cobbled streets and admire the medieval atmosphere of this ancient city. The visit will end at the romanic style Colegiale.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Bilbao hotel or cruise port.

End location: Usually at same starting location. If you wish to change that we can accommodate it, please let us know!

Duration: 6 hours


This is a tour with a limousine vehicle with driver.

What’s Included

English speaking private tour-guide.
Entrance fees; cloister & collegiale of Saint Juliana.
Vehicle: VIP class vehicle.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 Euros - You'll enjoy free time in any of the typical local bars/restaurants where you could have a variety of light meal like a "pintxo" (the Basque "tapas")

What’s Extra

Lunch & personal costs.

A Recent Review of this tour

Sergio had a family emergency and was replaced by another Tours by Locals Guide, Pedro Valero. Sergio did call us during the tour to ensure all was going well which was quite considerate based on his family situation. Pedro was an excellent substitute and did a SUPERB job in touring Santander, Santiillana and the Altamira caves. Knowledgeable, friendly and outgoing. Couldn't believe the amount of sights covered in a relatively brief time and yet never felt rushed. Tour and guide HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
John Joseph

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