Free Tour Santander Novia Del Mar - your first contact with the most beautiful bay in the world

Duration: 2h
Languages: Spanish
Quality Verified Registered on July 04, 2019

Bachelor in geography, Master in natural hazards, Expert in geographic information systems, Environmental Educator and Official Guide of the CCAA of Cantabria. But beyond qualifications, what matters to me is to make known my land and my city and for that I am here, to convey what I know in a way true to the facts but always from the good vibes and fun, because there is no to forget that here one does not come to class but that this is to have fun learning. I can offer you nothing more than my willingness to enjoy the experience and the promise that I will do everything in my power to make your walks with me memorable.

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Tour description

The perfect route to have a first contact with the capital of Cantabria , its history, its people, its traditions and with the orange umbrella guides, OFFICIAL, ACCREDITED AND 100% CÁNTABRIAN. They won't take you "to cuchus" but they will teach you, entertain and excite you like no other. Get ready, not to get to know Santander, but to live it as if you were from here.

Welcome to Santander, the so-called "most beautiful bay in the world".
That of the idyllic landscape, the beaches, the aristocracy of El Sardinero, the illustrious people, the bank,... but also that of the seafaring life, the docks, sardines, fishermen, neteras and raqueros.

A city of many faces and contrasts that has always been and will be "La Novia Del Mar". Join us in this "love-hate" story, capable of overshadowing Romeo and Juliet, as you walk through and get to know each street and monument of one of the jewels of the Cantabrian Sea.

  • Our tour will begin in the Plaza del Ayuntamiento , in the heart of the city, where we will whet your cultural appetite to go to the La Esperanza Market and see a sample of Santander's daily life, as well as local gastronomy; You'll see the gazuza that comes to you.

  • With our mouths watering and in case someone has sinned from gluttony, we will go to mass. Not literally, but we will visit the Church of the Annunciation, the Cathedral of Santander and their surroundings, to learn about them in detail, how Santander "married" the sea and how this is shown in the streets we walk on. This city teaches much more than it seems!!!

  • But every relationship has its moments of crisis. With the Plaza de Alfonso , like the Cape Machichaco explosion or that disastrous Valentine's Day that led to the Great Fire of 1941. They love each other, but sometimes these two kill each other!!!

  • Not everything is drama in Santander. The expansion is the result of the best and most beautiful moments of this peculiar couple. We are going to wander through the Pereda Gardens, the Plaza Porticada, the Plaza de Pombo or the Mercado del Este , some of the scenes of greatest growth and prosperity in the city. Emblematic places with a handful of illustrious people as narrators of the story.

  • We already know a lot about Santander, but what better way to talk about your relationship with your lover than the lifelong neighbors. For this reason we will cross the neighborhood of El Arrabal , home of sailors and rederas, the most traditional streets of the city and where, if you close your eyes and concentrate, you can still feel the salt, the waves and the hustle and bustle of the boats.

  • In the end, through the highs and lows, a long-standing relationship pays off. A tour of the docks of Santander, along Paseo Pereda , will serve as the best synthesis of the harmony of the city with the Cantabrian Sea and to introduce the couple's churumbeles: the Raqueros . Those little characters who, during the 19th and 20th centuries, walked among machinas, birles, hurrias and cabbages and who became an eternal icon.

As? What are those words? A cuchus , gazuza, churrar, hurria, cole,... ? Don't worry, don't worry about reading this; We have not forgotten to write well. You will understand, when you come with us, that we Cantabrians may not have our own official language, but we are the best in words! What better than a local guide to put the subtitles on this movie.

What do you say, do you dare? Doesn't all this make you a little crazy ? We have a lot to guide you on this route and have a great time.

By the way! Bring your furry friends to stretch their legs. We are 100% pet friendly!!

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Plaza Ayuntamiento, 1A, 39002 Santand...
    Plaza Ayuntamiento, 1A, 39002 Santander, Cantabria, Spain
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    The guide will be in the Plaza del Ayuntamiento of Santander, generally in front of the municipal building, with an orange umbrella clearly visible. If it's not the orange umbrella, it's not the authentic ones from Tour Santander. Don't let them sell you white brands.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Plaza del Ayuntamiento
  • 2
    Free admission
    Mercado de la Esperanza
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Calle Juan de Herrera
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Catedral de Santander
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Plaza Alfonso XIII
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Jardines de Pereda
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Plaza Porticada
  • 8
    Free admission
    Mercado Municipal del Este
  • 9
    Outside visit
    Calle Arrabal
  • 10
    Outside visit
    Plaza de Pombo
  • 11
    Outside visit
    Los Raqueros

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Marta 08 Apr 2024

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Travelled alone - Apr 2024
Excellent on every level. Super fun and engaging!
OLGA 25 Mar 2024

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Travelled in group - Mar 2024
Héctor es súper divertido y se te hace muy entretenido. Estuvimos más de 2 horas y se pasó volando.
Ivan 23 Mar 2024

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Travelled alone - Mar 2024
Muy profesional y competente ...Mis felicitaciones..!!!
Juan 08 Mar 2024

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2024
Con Héctor nos lo pasamos genial es muy divertido y aporta mucha información relevante sobre los lugares visitados que ha hecho muy amena nuestra visita. Recomendado
Sisi 03 Mar 2024

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2024
Fue un verdadero acierto contratar este tour. Nos sorprendió el enfoque, la forma tan amena de conocer Santander, un chico muy amable,atento y simpático Lo recomiendo totalmente, creo que no decepcionará a quién lo contrate
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 10 people.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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