School Language Trips to Cantabria

For coastal views, rural countryside and nearby city visits

Rural Spain at its finest
From £525pp i

Characterised by sleepy villages, majestic mountain ranges and rugged coastal cliffs, Cantabria tells a different, but ever so charming, 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.

Thinking of planning a trip to Cantabria for your School Language Tour? Then now is the time to get in touch. We’ll discuss your tour objectives and craft an unforgettable tour based on furthering your students’ language skills and so much more!

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Excursions in Cantabria

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Popular places to stay in Cantabria

  • Right next to the beach
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Restaurant & bar
  • Garden, tennis courts and play area
  • Variety of en-suite rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Variety of en-suite rooms
  • Restaurant & bar
  • Garden, tennis courts & play area
  • Relax on the nearby beach
  • Take a swim in the pool
  • Play tennis or enjoy the garden
  • Grab a bite to eat in the restaurant
  • 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
  • Wi-Fi
  • Restaurant, café and bar
  • Shared lounge and TV area
  • Wi-Fi
  • 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

Curriculum Information

Perfect for all ages and stages of 
secondary education

  • Curricular Links
    • Art & architecture
    • Cinema
    • Cultural heritage
    • Education
    • Food & drink
    • Technology
    • Travel & tourism
    • Youth culture

Additional Information

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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Why schools choose us

The girls loved the trip – the perfect balance of organised excursions and free time wandering Santander and other small villages.

Mr. Simon Turner

The students made me so proud in the way they embraced the Spanish culture and immersed themselves into the lifestyle.

Olga Peragon Delgado

FAQs about this tour

Find the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.

  • How will I get around Cantabria?

    We’ll organise coach travel for you whilst there so you can seamlessly visit the rural villages, towns and big cities oozing Spanish charm and culture.

    Which means you’ll get loads of chances to focus your student’s language learning in a number of perfect settings.

  • Is Cantabria the perfect place for younger students?

    Cantabria is great for young students as it offers a bucketload of things to see and do in the day but sees you staying in smaller towns and villages during the night. Relieving that stress that a big city stay, with a group of students, can bring.

  • What is there to see in Cantabria?

    This lush, northern Spanish region is dotted with charming towns like Comillas, where you’ll find the vibrant El Capricho de Gaudi, and big hitting cities like Bilbao or Santander, where you can visit the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao or soak in the sun in a gorgeous Santander boat trip.

    That’s not all though, as green spaces like Los Picos de Europa National Park and Parque Cabarceno Natural Park offer stunning natural beauty and a chance to get up close with hundreds of endangered species.

  • 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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Your safety is of the utmost importance to us and we monitor the safety aspects of all of our tours to ensure you have a memorable experience for all the right reasons.

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