This weekend in Santander is organized so that you can make the most of your getaway. This weekend plan includes: 2 nights in a central hotel in Santander and an excursion to Santillana del Mar and the Altamira Museum. In addition, the excursions are at midday so you will have free time to enjoy the city of Santander, shop, walk at your own pace or dine quietly in its many restaurants and bars. Are you up for it?

3 Days / 2 Nights
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Travel guide of Weekend in Santander with excursions included

Day 1:

Arrival in Santander and excursion to El Soplao

Once you settle into your hotel in the city center, get ready for the excursion to the cave of El Soplao it starts at 3:30 p.m. The pick-up will be from your accommodation. If you arrive early in the morning, you can take the opportunity to take a walk through the center of Santander and eat something in one of its many restaurants. You can try some of the delicious seafood dishes.

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Day 2:

Excursion to Santillana del Mar and Altamira Museum

During the morning you can stroll through the Pereda Gardens and follow the promenade to Puertochico. On the way you will find the famous statues of Los Raqueros and the Botín Center. Climbing the stairs of the Botín Center is free and you will be rewarded with fantastic views. If you are interested in visiting the Botín Center and its art collection, let us know and we will arrange your entrance ticket.

In the afternoon at 3 pm you will be picked up at your hotel to start the excursion to Santillana del Mar and the Altamira Museum. On this tour, you will visit the beautiful town of Santillana del Mar and its Collegiate Church of Santa Juliana, where you will discover its beautiful interior and its cloister. In Santillana, you will also have free time for shopping or strolling at your leisure. Once you have visited this town, which is listed as one of the most beautiful villages in Spain, you will be taken to the Altamira Museum where you can enjoy a guided tour of the Neocueva, an exact replica of the original cave, which is no longer open to the public in order to preserve it. This replica shows the Upper Paleolithic cave paintings that were found in Altamira, the first site in the world where they were identified. Once the visit is over, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

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Day 3:

Farewell from Santander and return home

On this last day in Santander, take the opportunity to have a butter cake for breakfast and take some home with you, they are delicious! Also, take the opportunity to go to the Town Hall Square and the Cathedral. The visiting hours of the temple on Sundays are from 10 am to 1:30 pm. This cathedral has impressive stained glass windows and giant shells used as a holy water font - beautiful! On the way out, you can go to the Plaza Porticada. These three stops are very close and easily reached on foot.

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