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From Santander: Gastronomic Tour

1. From Santander: Gastronomic Tour

Depart Santander for Santoña at 9:15 AM. This is a small fishing village famous for its anchovy manufacturing industry. Visit the anchovy factory of "Conservas Lavin" and discover how their anchovies are prepared. Enjoy the charming port of this village and the views over its beautiful bay. Next stop at the vineyard of "Bodegas Vidular". Enjoy a relaxing walk along their vineyard while you learn how they produce their white wine. After the tour, taste some of their wines with a small snack of local products. Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant in the Pasiego Valleys. Continue towards the viewpoint known as "Mirador de la Braguia" for fantastic views over the valleys and mountains. Finally, stop at the largest sobao-pastry factory in the area, "Sobaos Joselín". Visit their museum of “the sobao and the quesada", followed by a guided tasting of their products.

Santoña: Anchovy Factory Tour and Boat Trip

2. Santoña: Anchovy Factory Tour and Boat Trip

You will leave Santander towards Santoña by van. It will take us 40 minutes to arrive at this small fishing village famous for its anchovy manufacturing industry. On your way to Santoña, you will drive along the marshes of Santoña, Vitoria and Joel. This natural bay is one of the best places in Cantabria for birdwatching and is listed as a protected natural park. Our first stop will be to visit the anchovy factory "Conservas Lavin", where you will learn about the process of anchovy production and savor this popular product. Next, you will enjoy a one-hour boat trip along the bay up to the famous lighthouse of "El Caballo". You will love the views over the bay, the cliffs, and the Cantabrian sea. Before leaving we will take a short scenic drive to see the port, the fort of Saint Martin, and the sea promenade. This is a quiet excursion for all ages, and especially for lovers of seafaring cities.

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