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School Trips to Cantabria

This coastal region in the north of Spain is a mixture of scenic coastal resorts, stunning mountain landscapes and prehistoric caves and makes an inspirational destination for a Spanish language tour. Relatively undeveloped and authentically Spanish it is a great place to immerse your students in the language and culture through a combination of lessons, workshops and educational visits.

Explore the perfectly preserved medieval village of Santillana del Mar and visit the Altamira Caves with their prehistoric cave paintings. The lively bayside capital of Santander is known for its seafood tapas and long curving Sardinero beach and maritime history. For natural wonders, head into the mountains for spectacular scenery or ride the mining train through the El Soplao Caves to see some of the best rock formations of their type in the world.

Top Visits in Cantabria

<p>Language Lessons</p>

Language Lessons

<p>Flamenco School Demonstration &amp; Lesson</p>

Flamenco School Demonstration & Lesson

<p>El Soplao Caves - Guided Tour in Spanish</p>

El Soplao Caves - Guided Tour in Spanish

<p>Altamira Caves</p>

Altamira Caves

<p>Fuente D&eacute; Cable Car</p>

Fuente Dé Cable Car

<p>El Capricho de Gaudi</p>

El Capricho de Gaudi



<p>Guggenheim Bilbao</p>

Guggenheim Bilbao

<p>Cabarceno Nature Park</p>

Cabarceno Nature Park

<p>Tapas Tasting Experience</p>

Tapas Tasting Experience

<p>Santillana del Mar</p>

Santillana del Mar

<p>San Vincente</p>

San Vincente

<p>Cantabria Maze</p>

Cantabria Maze

Popular Cantabria Itinerary

Day 1


Check in to UK airport for flight


Arrive and transfer to your accommodation


Evening Meal.


Day 2


Full day excursion to Santander with a visit to El Capricho de Gaudi


Tapas Meal in a local restaurant


Day 3


Full day excursion to San Vincente and the Picos de Europa, including cable car ride  


Evening meal at a local restaurant


Day 4


Visit to El Soplao Caves


Transfer to the airport for return flight

Arrive UK, onward travel to school


Top Tips from Our Travel Experts

"Cantabria is Spain’s biggest secret, it is easy to get to with 2 airports, and the pace of life is slower, making it a great option for younger groups enjoying their first Spanish experience.  Once you’re there you can enjoy the beautiful countryside in the Picos de Europa, overlooking the mountains on the cable car. Sit back and watch the world go by eating Churros in Santander before a enjoying a boat trip, visit Bilbao and see the spectacular Guggenheim museum or go back in time underground in the El Soplao Caves.   Be aware that it does close in the winter, but offers a cooler option than southern Spain in the summer"

What We Can Offer You

Knowledge and Experience

  • We continually invest in our teams product and destination knowledge to be able to offer you the best advice and support when planning your tour.
  • We create itineraries are bespoke and individual to your needs
  • FREE teacher inspection visits so you can feel completely secure when leading your group
  • We're only a phone call away 24/7 whilst you are on tour

Safety and Assurance

  • We are assured and founder members of the School Travel Forum.
  • Our Learning Outside the Classroom accreditation ensures we have your safety at the heart of everything we do and ensures the highest possible safety standards.
  • Externally verified Safety Management System
  • Risk assessment guidance and advice

Financial Security

  • Our ABTA membership ensures that we offer you and your parents the best financial protection available. 
  • All flights sold in our packages are covered under our ATOL licence providing further peace of mind
  • Committed to sustainable and responsible educational travel. Working to offset carbon emissions, reduce deforestation and provide wildlife habitats.