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Cantabria is a great choice for school trips where the students can have some Spanish lessons while visiting the local market in Santander and find many breathtakingly beautiful landscapes, such as rivers, valleys, caverns, caves, cliffs and beaches.
It is located in between Asturias and the Basque Country and its capital city is Santander; known for its long, curving El Sardinero Beach, and Cabo Mayor lighthouse. Santander offers elegant promenades and avenues (Pereda, Castelar or Reina Victoria). This charm city has managed to combine tradition and modernity, where nature plays the lead role in any space.
The region of Cantabria has an underground paradise with 6,500 known caves; 60 of these caves are fascinating examples of Palaeolithic cave art and 10 of these remarkable caves have been awarded World Heritage status by UNESCO such as El Soplao Cave with more than 20 km of tunnels. AMAZING!
A worth visit for your school group to put in practice their Spanish, see spectacular landscapes and visit the underground world!
The Northern Spanish region of Cantabria is ideal for letting your students experience a real authentic Spain, unspoiled by mass tourism allow your students to practice there Spanish while experiencing the many gems the region has to offer. Rondo Travel is one of the founding members of the School Travel Forum and also one of the first School Tour Operators to be awarded the Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge. We do not make unnecessary administration charges and wherever possible you will only deal with 1 person from start to finish including being on call for your tour.
This is just a sample of an itinerary – all our itineraries are constructed around your requirements.
Arrival at Santander airport. Transfer by coach to a suitable accommodation and explore the area.
Morning: 2 hour Spanish language course in Santander followed by a visit to practice some Spanish with the locals at Santander’s Market – Mercado de la Esperanza.
Afternoon: Free time to eat packed lunches at Paseo Peredo followed by a “Chocolate con Churros” afternoon treat! Afterwards walk and explore the Cabo Mayor Lighthouse.
Visit to El Soplao Cave. Packed lunch in Santillana del Mar and free time to grab some souvenirs and walk around the village.
Afternoon: Visit to Comillas and El Capricho de Gaudí.
Enjoy a Surf lesson for beginners while practicing your Spanish. Have your packed lunches and spend the rest of the day in Parque de la Naturaleza de Cabarceno where you can even take the cable car to be moved around.
Enjoy the morning on the beach and flight back home.
Group usually start at a minimum of 10 with no maximum group size. For secondary schools we work on a 1:10 free place for a teacher.
Rondo Travel will always try to assist to ensure inclusivity on any of our group trips. This is best achieved by discussing any special requirements from the initial inquiry. Sadly not all destinations are currently accessible but we will always advise on suitable alternatives or work arounds.
Rondo Travel is proud of its history in providing successful and rewarding tours to many groups with SEN needs. The needs of the individual are always taken into consideration.
Unlike many tour companies who make administration charges for minor changes Rondo Travel will try to avoid this at all times.
Cheaper deals will be available for schools that travel within term time and outside of school holidays.
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