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Primary School Trips to Cantabria
This tiny province in the north of Spain provides some of the most spectacular scenery in the whole of the country and offers a range of great opportunities to bring your pupils closer to Spanish life, history, culture and language. The traditional mountain and coastal villages contrast against the cosmopolitan capital city of Santander.
You’ll find our most popular itinerary choice(s) below, but we can tailor-make yours from scratch to meet your exact requirements…
Cantabria - 5 days from £390pp*
Travelling in February 2014. Price includes return flights & airport transfers (all taxes and charges included), 4 nights' full board accommodation, 8 hours’ local coaching for 3 days, services of NST Cantabria Representative to assist with check-in & provide 24hr assistance, extensive group travel insurance and a generous free place ratio of 1 in 10.
And then add our most popular itinerary package below for £45*pp
|*Price shown based on 35 paying passengers departing from a London airport & are subject to availability. Flight supplements may apply. Entrance fees for some of the visits featured may be payable locally, but are included in the price shown.|
Our most popular visits in Cantabria for Primary school trips
Here are some of our most popular visits in Cantabria for Primary school groups. We can tailor-make an itinerary to your exact needs. Call 0845 688 8988 to create your itinerary from scratch today.
The City of Santander
As a port town, it’s no wonder much of the town’s history revolves around the sea. Pupils can explore the Maritime Museum, Magdalena Peninsula and the Planetarium and even interview a resident on the street. Cruises of Santander Bay are also available.
Altamira Caves, Nr Santillana del Mar
A replica of the original caves, famous for their prehistoric animal paintings. Pupils will be impressed by how the cave artists used the natural contours in the rock to enhance the animal figures.
Fuente dé Cable Car - Ideal for Geography groups
Take an excursion into the mountains and a memorable cable-car ride to the 1850m high summit where pupils will be astounded by the stunning views and landscape.
In the relaxed environment of the school, pupils will take part in speaking and listening sessions with native speakers, gently enhancing their learning experience expertly tailored to Primary level and your group’s exact requirements. Your workshop will take place at Santander Language School. You could choose to try a short 2 hour session to help boost pupils’ confidence.
Activity Based Learning
Your pupils will taste a wide variety of traditional Spanish dishes at this fun and popular evening activity.
Traditional Flamenco Lessons
Pupils can see a professional presentation of the passionate art of flamenco dancing before learning some traditional moves and clapping rhythms. Instruction can be given in Spanish to aid pupils in building their vocabulary.
Cabarceno Nature Park - Ideal for Science groups
This spacious safari park offers various educational services such as falconry displays, sealion shows and workshops on food & plants and man & nature amongst other topics - all of which can be done in Spanish.
Karaoke & disco evenings
NST can pre-book and ensure you have sole use of the bar for your chosen evening. Ideal for final evening disco or Karaoke and presentations.
A beautiful indoor pool in wonderful and safe surroundings. The fun pool can be pre-booked for your group which is also open to the public. Lifeguards are present.
Valle Real Shopping Centre & Bowling
The Valle Real is the first large shopping centre in Cantabria, including restaurants, cafes, Game Zone and an 8 screen cinema.
Below, you'll find some of our most popular accommodation options for school groups.
This is just a sample of our full range, so for full details of all properties available, please call 0845 688 8988 to speak to one of our Educational Travel Advisors today.
Hotel Cuevas is a modern hotel built in 1987 in traditional Spanish style. There are 3 accommodation buildings – the Cuevas I and II (which are connected) and the more recently constructed annexe (which is located just in front of the main hotel on the other side of the road). The rooms in each of these buildings offer the same facilities and levels of comfort.
Hotel Cuevas, Santillana
This hotel is extremely well-located for excursions in Cantabria and offers comfortable accommodation in a safe, friendly and picturesque setting.
Santillana del Mar
110 guests in 51 rooms (20 each in the Cuevas I and II and 11 in the annexe).
The hotel is situated in the centre of historic Santillana del Mar, an approximate 30 minute drive from Santander. This ancient Cantabrian town is a unique ensemble of rural houses, artisan’s workshops and cobbled streets and is one of the most picturesque small towns in the area. The hotel is a 5-7 minute walk from the town centre.
- TV room
- Coach parking
- Disabled facilities: This property has no specific facilities or adapted rooms for disabled clients.
- 3-4 bedded rooms (Bunk beds maybe used occasionally. Due to the configuration girls maybe expected to share double beds).
- En-suite facilities
- Central heating
- En-suite facilities
- Central heating
The hotel conforms to all local standards, which does not require windows to have restricted opening and does not require fire doors that self-close. Therefore groups are advised, for additional security, to ensure doors are shut at night. Group leaders are advised to consider this in their risk assessments/group management plan and ensure appropriate control measures are put in place.
A damages deposit is payable on arrival. The amount is €300 per group and can be paid in cash. This amount is refundable at the end of your stay provided there has been no damage to the areas occupied by the group. To avoid misunderstanding, we recommend all group leaders undertake an inspection of all rooms with the hotelier on arrival.
NST Destination Manager
Our Cantabria Destination Manager, Pablo, has been part of NST for 10 years and teacher feedback consistently tells us that he is loved by groups. Pablo, or a member of his team, will meet you on arrival, assist you with hotel check-in, advise you on points of interest and public transport and provide 24-hour emergency assistance. Pablo is a native speaker of Spanish language too. Pupils always find him friendly and approachable, so time with Pablo will provide the perfect opportunity for them to practise their language skills.