Discover the extraordinary paintings of the Altamira caves and visit the museum's replica of this over 30,000-year-old site. You'll also get to explore the medieval town of Santillana del Mar.
Altamira and Santillana del Mar Trip
We'll set off from Santander in the morning and head to the town of Santillana del Mar, where the cave of Altamira is located. This cave is one of the most important Palaeolithic sites in the world, and only five people a week are allowed to enter in order to guarantee its preservation.
We'll then visit the Altamira National Museum and Research Centre where we'll be able to see a life-size replica of the caves. We'll marvel at the detailed cave paintings and learn about how the cave was discovered in 1868.
Afterwards, we'll begin our tour of Santillana del Mar, a beautiful medieval town known as "the town of three lies", because despite what its name suggests in Spanish, it is not holy (santo) and has no plains (llana) and no sea (mar)!
The tour will lead us down to the Plaza Mayor, and we'll enjoy our stroll through the town's cobbled streets before reaching the collegiate church of Santa Juliana. You'll have an hour of free time to explore Santillana del Mar on your own and admire the medieval architecture in its historic centre.
At the end of the tour we'll make our way back to Santander.
|Adults||Children between 2 and 12 years old||Children under 2 years old|
Children between 2 and 12 years oldUS$ 28
Children under 2 years oldFree
4 hours 30 minutes.
The tour includes an English speaking guide, but the tour can sometimes be carried out in two languages.
Hotel pick up.
Transport in a minivan.
English speaking guide.
Entry to Altamira museum.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
If there are still places available, you can book until the previous day (local time in Santander).
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).
Calle Castelar, 49.