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City Sightseeing Santander
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City Sightseeing Santander Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #5 of 9 Tours in Santander
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24 reviews
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“Electric bike hire / tour”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Great way to see Santander and have fun on a bicycle! The city is pretty hilly, but using these bikes from Turybike (Avenida Reina Victoria 51, 39004 Santander) was a brilliant idea. For around E12-20 for 4 hours this was money well spent and allowed us to see much more of the city. Really nice couple running the shop - would highly recommend this.

Visited May 2014
3 Thank Chris W
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“Santander - a city with everything”
Reviewed 24 June 2013

While Santander capital of Cantabria is on Spain's north coast, the original little city faces south to catch what sun it can. A later eastern section grew up behind the beautiful El Sardinero beach and is where you will find the casino and splendid hotels. The Bay of Santander provides a natural habour and a haven from the wild Atlantic weather, yet the city boasts 3 extensive beaches for sun lovers. But if you want to surf, you will find better breaks at Laredo 45k to the east.
The old city, basically south of Calles De Guevara and Santa Lucia divides itself into a shopping area west of Calle de Marcelino Sanz de Sautuola and a restaurant area to the east although the line is fairly blurred.
Within this older city you will see magnificent examples of Cantabrian architecture everywhere despite Santander having received two major blows to its existence. In April 1894 a bunker fire on board the SS Cabo Machichaco exploded 500 cases of dynamite it was carrying illegally and destroyed many buildings in the dock area. Then 46 years later the Great Fire of Santander burned for 2 days destroying the medieval centre and even part of the cathedral. Nevertheless, the city is on a walking scale and rewards the casual stroller with great vistas.
The city is served by fast trains from Madrid, it has an airport only 8km from the centre, and Brittany Ferries from Plymouth and Portsmouth on England's S coast. If you bring your car or campervan, the way out of the dock urges you onto Spain''s excellent road network and away from the city. Indeed, if you plan to stay in the city, a car is a burden because parking is impossible but the Hotels behind Sardinero beach can usually accommodate you. For the car-less there is an excellent bus system with clear London Tube type maps at the major bus stops, and cabs are relatively plentiful.

Visited June 2013
5 Thank BetsyCairns
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“A Beautiful City”
Reviewed 19 May 2013

Santander is a beautiful city surrounded on three sides by the sea. You can spend the morning on a vast sandy beach and the afternoon touring the Cantabrian mountains. It is modern and clean and more temperate than the "costas".

Visited May 2013
3 Thank Michael M
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Reviewed 23 April 2013 via mobile

This is such an elegant city. After travelling with Brittany Ferries we disembarked at Santander and spent some time on the sea front having coffee and generally enjoying the beautiful place. It was exciting seeing all the grand boats coming in and we explored the Cathedral which we found a little disappointing as it lacked beauty and grandeur. Travelling away from the city inland we were enchanted by its magnificent and very verdant scenery.

Visited July 2012
4 Thank Ann E
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“City sightseeing bus in Santander”
Reviewed 12 July 2012

If you are returning on the Brittany Ferry it is well worth getting to the port several hours before departure. If you miss the ferry the next one is in 2 days time. You can check in from 09.30 and park on the dock for free. Your cabin ticket has a bar code on it which allows you to come and go through a turnstile gate. A short walk along the front brings you to the tourist information office opposite the Santandar Bank HQ. A hop on hop off tourist bus operates from here every 30 minutes and cost 14 euros. We got on and off at several stops. The bus was always on time and Santander is very nice. We then sat in the small park opposite the port and had lunch before going back to our car just before boarding.

Visited July 2012
5 Thank ThatchamPhil
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