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Activities in Santander

Altamira and Santillana del Mar Trip

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Very interesting walk, I recommend it
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Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

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.

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.

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Price

Adults Children between 2 and 12 years old Children under 2 years old
Trip
US$ 56.80
US$ 28.40
Free

Trip

  • Adults

    US$ 56.80
  • Children between 2 and 12 years old

    US$ 28.40
  • Children under 2 years old

    Free

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Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more

It is mandatory to present a complete vaccination certificate. This information is for guidance only and may change depending on local regulations. Always check the restrictions before travelling.

You'll need to present your certificate of complete vaccination and a negative PCR test. This information is for guidance only and may change depending on local regulations. Always check the restrictions before travelling.

You'll need to present your certificate of complete vaccination and a negative PCR test. This information is for guidance only and may change depending on local regulations. Always check the restrictions before travelling.

A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.

Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.

All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.

Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.

The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.

Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

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Duration

4 hours 30 minutes.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.

Included

Hotel pick up.

Transport in a minivan.

English speaking guide.

Entry to Altamira museum.

When to book?

You can book up until 9 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Accessibility

Not wheelchair accessible.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.

No printing of documentation required.

Pets

Not permitted.

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.

  • Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 4 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.
US$ 56.80

Meeting point

Calle Castelar, 49.