Santillana del Mar, Comillas, the Altamira Museum, the Picos de Europa... Enjoy the most impressive corners of Cantabria with a private tour from Santander, with a guide exclusively for you and your group!
Santander Private Tours
If you're staying in Santander for a few days, you can't miss the opportunity to visit some of the most important places in Cantabria with a private excursion. All tours include the pick-up at 9 am, the transfer back to your hotel and a guide in English:
Western Coast of Cantabria (9 hours)
The tour will start in Santillana del Mar, one of the most beautiful villages in Spain. We'll walk along its cobbled streets until we reach the Collegiate Church of Santa Juliana, a jewel of the Romanesque style in Cantabria. Our next stop will be in Comillas, where we'll admire important modernist works such as the Sobrellano Palace and Chapel, the Pontifical University and Gaudí's Capricho.
We'll stop in the fishing village of San Vicente de la Barquera for lunch, an ideal location to enjoy the Cantabrian cuisine. To finish our excursion, we'll visit the Altamira Museum and its neocave. Spot the cave paintings, a real journey back in time!
Santillana del Mar and Altamira Museum (4 hours 30 minutes)
We'll leave Santander to go to Santillana del Mar, a beautiful medieval village known as "the village of the three lies". We'll walk through its streets and discover the best example of Romanesque architecture in Cantabria: the Collegiate Church of Santa Juliana. After our walk, you'll have some free time to continue exploring the town at your leisure.
Our next stop will be at the Altamira Museum, where we'll visit the neo-cave, a scale replica of the famous Altamira Cave, known as the Sistine Chapel of Cave Art, not to be missed!
Picos de Europa Tour (11 hours)
From Santander, we'll head to Fuente Dé, a beautiful village in the heart of the Picos de Europa. Once there, we'll take the cable car that will take us up to a height of 1823 metres above sea level, to enjoy incredible views! We will also visit the Monastery of Santo Toribio de Liébana, which holds one of the fragments of the Vera Cruz, according to tradition.
Our next stop will be for lunch in Potes, a beautiful medieval village nestled in the valley. Then we'll head to the El Soplao Cave to visit its interior, a fascinating geological wonder!
Pasiegos Valleys Food Tour (10 hours)
Our first stop will be in Santoña, the main fishing port and heart of the canning industry in Cantabria. We'll visit Conservas Emilia to learn about the anchovy production process. The tour will continue to Noja, where we'll visit the Bodegas Vidular vineyard, and enjoy a wine tasting accompanied by an aperitif.
The journey will then take us through the green landscapes of the Pasiegos Valleys, where we'll have lunch. Finally, we'll arrive in Selaya to visit the facilities of the Sobaos Joselín factory, the largest bakery in the region, and sample their products.
Advantages of a private excursion
By booking a private tour, you'll receive a much more personalised service. You can take the tour any day of the week, modify the itinerary to your liking and leave at the time of your choice. If you're a large group, you'll save money!
The Altamira Museum is closed every Monday.
This is a private tour organized for you and your partner, friends or family.
|Up to 4 people||Up to 8 people||Up to 16 people|
|Western Coast of Cantabria||
|Santillana del Mar and the Altamira Museum||
|Picos de Europa||
Western Coast of Cantabria
Up to 4 peopleUS$ 496.50
Up to 8 peopleUS$ 542.80
Up to 16 peopleUS$ 878.50
Santillana del Mar and the Altamira Museum
Up to 4 peopleUS$ 364.50
Up to 8 peopleUS$ 381.90
Up to 16 peopleUS$ 740.70
Picos de Europa
Up to 4 peopleUS$ 565.90
Up to 8 peopleUS$ 612.20
Up to 16 peopleUS$ 1,053
Up to 4 peopleUS$ 508.10
Up to 8 peopleUS$ 554.40
Up to 16 peopleUS$ 900.50
* The price varies based on the chosen date
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more
A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.
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 temperature and wellness of all those taking part in the service will be monitored daily, excluding and maintaining in quarantine any who display fever or symptoms.
The temperature of all attendees will be taken, and admission will be denied to those with a temperature of more than 37 degrees Celsius (99 Fahrenheit), and a full refund applied.
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.
Alcoholic drinks are not available.
4 hours 30 minutes - 11 hours.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.
Hotel pick up and transfer
Transport by minibus
English speaking guide
Private and exclusive tour, there will be no other people in the group
Altamira Museum tickets: € 10 (US$ 11.60) adults, € 3 (US$ 3.50) children, Free for children under 7 years
Collegiate Church of Santa Juliana tickets: € 6.30 (US$ 7.30) adults, € 3 (US$ 3.50) pensioners, Free for children from 0 to 12 years
Cable car tickets and El Soplao Cave tickets: € 31 (US$ 35.80) adults, € 17.50 (US$ 20.20) children from 6 to 12 years, € 10.50 (US$ 12.20) children from 3 to 5 years, Free for children from 0 to 2 years
Meals: € 36 (US$ 41.60) adults, € 19 (US$ 21.90) children from 4 to 12 years, Free for children from 0 to 3 years
When to book?
You can book up until 48 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.
All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.
No printing of documentation required.
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.
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