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Santoña Canning Factory & Marshland Tour
Activities in Santoña

Santoña Canning Factory & Marshland Tour

9.70 / 10
12 reviews | 55 travellers
The visit is very enjoyable, the guide Nicolás, a great connoisseur of the area and its curiosities and charms. Adelina from an anchovies and preserves machine.
10 Alejandro Herranz
US$ 15.80
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts
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Discover the anchovy canning process in Cantabria with this Santoña Canning Factory & Marshland Tour. You'll also visit one of the town's most visited locations.

The Satoña marshlands
The Santoña welcome mural
Visit an anchovy canning factory
Inside the canning factory
Visit the Satoña marshlands
Tour the marshlands
Learn about Santoña's marshlands

Santoña Canning Factory & Marshland Tour

We'll meet at 10 am in front of the welcome mural in Santoña, located next to the car park at Avenida de Lons. From there we'll go to one of the many anchovy canning factories in the town, which will vary according to the season.

In this factory, we'll see how the anchovy fillets are made. It's a very laborious process, which begins with the cleaning of the fish and its subsequent placement and packaging in the tins that are distributed for consumption.

At the end of the guided tour, we'll enjoy an anchovy tasting from Santoña. This is undoubtedly one of the most popular products in Cantabria, which over time has become one of the hallmarks of the local gastronomy.

The tour will continue to the Santoña, Victoria and Joyel​ Marshland Nature Reserve. Here at one of the largest in the north of the Iberian Peninsula, we'll learn about its great environmental importance.

During the tour, you'll also find out about the main migratory birds of the Santoña marshes, the habitat for a number of species. The tour will end at  11:45 am.

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
  • Alcoholic drinks are not available.
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Price

Adults Children between 6 and 12 years old Children under 6 years old
Tour in English
US$ 15.80
US$ 8.50
Free

Tour in English

  • Adults

    US$ 15.80
  • Children between 6 and 12 years old

    US$ 8.50
  • Children under 6 years old

    Free

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Duration

1 hour 45 minutes.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english and other language.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english and other language.

Included

English speaking guide.

Visit to a canning factory in Santoña and tasting of anchovies.

When to book?

You can book up until 24 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Digital voucher

Show the voucher on your phone to take part in the activity.

Accessibility

No, not advisable for people with reduced mobility.

Pet-friendly?

No.

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.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

US$ 15.80
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

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.

Meeting point

Santoña welcome mural, Avenida de Lons.