School Language Trips to Cantabria
For coastal views, rural countryside and nearby city visits
Characterised by sleepy villages, majestic mountain ranges and rugged coastal cliffs, Cantabria tells a different story of Spain. Nestled in lush valleys and rural countryside, you can’t help but fall into the rhythms of stripped-back Spain.
Outdoorsy types will be in their element on a school Spanish trip to Cantabria; exploring national parks and leafy woodlands by day and tucking into hearty stews by night. It’s the perfect option for younger groups who want to base themselves away from the hustle and bustle of city life, but still want to venture out on big city day trips to Santander and Bilbao.
Our Recommended Itinerary
Here’s what your trip could look like
Flight and transfer to Cantabria
Explore Santillana del Mar and its towers, palaces and churches, with an optional visit to Altamira Caves
Evening meal and Fun Files quiz
Explore Comillas, including the beach, fishing port and town centre, with optional visit to El Capricho de Gaudi
Los Picos de Europa National Park
Evening meal and Fun Files activity
Walking tour of Bilbao
Explore Bilbao, including museums, souvenir shopping and Guggenheim Museum
- Return flights from UK to Spain
- Return airport transfers in resort
- Coaching for the duration of your tour
- Full board accommodation
- Travel insurance
- Free staff place ratio 1:10
- 24/7 support
- Vamoos travel app & info pack
- Tailor-made itinerary
- Cabarceno National Park
- Los Picos de Europa National Park
- Teleferico Fuente De
- Bilbao Walking Tour
- National Museum & Research Centre of Altamira
- Dedicated Tour Manager
- Hoodies and Polo Shirts
Excursions in Cantabria
Browse a selection of our favourite excursions
Popular places to stay in Cantabria
- Located in the heart of Santillana del Mar, surrounded by lush greenery
- Close to Altamira Caves Museum and Santillana del Mar Zoo
- Quad, triple, twin and single bed rooms
- En-suite facilities
- Restaurant, café and bar
- Shared lounge and TV area
- Grab a bite to eat in the restaurant
- Relax with a drink in the café or bar
- Chill out and watch TV in the shared lounge
- Visit the Altamira Caves Museum or the zoo
- Go sightseeing and shopping in Santillana de Mar
Perfect for all ages and stages of secondary education
- Art & architecture
- Cultural heritage
- Food & drink
- Travel & tourism
- Youth culture
Your journey doesn’t have to end here! See what else we can offer to help you get the most out of your tour. From bespoke language tuition to dedicated Tour Managers, we’ll go above and beyond to support you and your students.
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Because choice is what makes life interesting
Fancy exploring the original home of flamenco and the Alcázar castle complex? Try Seville instead.
Already done Cantabria? Swap the north for the south and explore Granada's Moorish heritage.
Looking for language immersion in a sprawling Spanish capital? Madrid could be the answer.
What our customers say
Mrs Katie Couchman
I have been very impressed with Rayburn for all of the tours we have run.
Cirencester Kingshill School
Mr Joe Pepper
I am always happy to work with Rayburn Tours. Their customer service is very good and they are very helpful and supportive at all times.
Notting Hill & Ealing High School
FAQs about this tour
Find the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.
Can I talk to Rayburn Tours whilst out on tour?
Yes, a 24-hour emergency phone number will be provided in your final documents pack and one of our experienced members of staff will be happy to help with any problems you have whilst out on tour.
What would happen if our flights are delayed or cancelled?
In the event that your flights are cancelled or delayed by the airline, then the airline will offer us an alternative flight for your group and payment under the delayed departure section of your insurance would be applicable. EU airlines and carriers are subject to the EU Directive regulation 216/2004. Insurance policies do cover delayed flights and in the first instance party leaders would need to call the insurance company for further details.
For groups travelling with our insurance (provided by Endsleigh Insurance Services Ltd) we would be able to call on your behalf. Delayed cover through Endsleigh Insurance Services Ltd entitles each person to claim up to £100, dependent on the length of delay, which can then be used to offset any additional expenses that may have been incurred.
We will offer your group continued support via our 24-hour emergency phone; we will liaise with our contacts at the relevant airline and accommodation centres, if necessary, and continue to communicate with you throughout until your flight departs.
Is all of your accommodation audited in advance?
Yes, all of our accommodation is audited prior to us offering it to a group. The criterion of these audits is governed by the School Travel Forum (STF). It is important to remember that each country is governed by their own standards and laws and these may differ from UK law. However, we require our accommodation to meet our standards as a minimum. We work with the hotels and agents to endeavour to ensure that our standards are met.
Is insurance included with my trip?
Yes, insurance will be included in your trip quotation as standard unless it is requested not to be. Make sure you check the list of inclusions in your quotation and/or confirmation.
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