Gastronomic Tour: Flavors of Cantabria

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A proposal for you to enjoy the flavors that Cantabrian gastronomy offers us and stimulate your senses

  • Discover how anchovies are made

  • Get to know the Port and Bay of Santoña

  • Learn about the wines of Cantabria

  • Tour the magnificent landscapes of the Pasiego Valleys

  • Visit the largest sobaos workshop in Cantabria

  • On this day you will taste anchovies, wines and sobaos

  • Enjoy food at a local restaurant

  • When: WEDNESDAY 09:00 am

  • Duration: 9 h

  • Collection points: Santander, Santillana del Mar and Torrelavega

  • Languages: Spanish, English, Italian

€ 92 pers.


We will leave at 9:00 am for Santoña, one of the main fishing villages in Cantabria and the heart of the anchovy industry in the region. We will visit there one of the most important factories in the area, Conservas Emilia, and we will discover what the process of making anchovies is like. You will be surprised how much manual work is behind the preparation of this product. Taking advantage of our passage through Santoña, we will take some time for a brief drive tour around to see the port, the promenade and enjoy the magnificent views that its Bay offers us.

Our next stop will be to visit Bodegas Vidular, a family business that produces one of the best white wines in the region. You will love walking through their vineyard while they explain to us how they produce their wines. How could it be otherwise, we will end this visit with a tasting of their wines, as well as a small snack.

Next, we will head towards the Pasiego Valleys where we will stop for lunch. Food will be the menu of the day in a nice local restaurant. After this stop, we will take the opportunity to take a panoramic tour of the area until we reach the Mirador de la Braguía. From there we can see the impressive mountains of the Cantabrian mountain range. The views will be simply spectacular!

Finally, we will return to Selaya to visit the largest Sobaos and Quesadas workshop in the area: Sobaos Joselín. You will visit its facilities and enjoy a guided tour of its “sobao and quesada museum.” As the icing on the cake of this visit, you will participate in a guided tasting of its products.

After this full and varied day, we will resume our way to Santander, where we should arrive around 6.30 pm.

  • Tour leader
  • Private transportation by minivan (9 seats)
  • Pick up at your hotel in Santander and other points in Torrellavega and Santillana
  • Visit Conservera, Conservas Emilia with a tasting of anchovies
  • Visit Bodega Vidular (or vineyard) with wine tasting and pica pica
  • Visit Sobaos Joselín, its sobao museum and guided tasting of its products
  • Lunch at local restaurant
  • Liability insurance
Departure locations
  • We pick you up at your hotel in Santander
  • Torrelavega: Pabellón de la Habana Vieja
  • Santillana del Mar: Tourist Office - Calle Jesús Otero, 20

The minimum age to participate in this experience is 5 years old.

You must be at the meeting point at least 5 minutes before departure time.

For the excursion to take place, there must be a minimum of 2 registered. The company reserves the right to cancel the outing if the group does not reach the minimum number of participants or if the weather conditions are very adverse. In such case, you would be given the option to change the tour date or full refund.

For groups of at least 4 people we can do this excursion on other days outside the program. Always subject to availability and keeping the tour open to other reservations (possible from 11/15 to 06/01)

If you want to book this tour as a private tour, please contact us so we can make you a proposal. Private tours give you the possibility to choose the date of the tour, the place / time of pick-up as well as to make changes to the initial program.

You can cancel this reservation free of charge up to 24 hours before the start of the tour.

The organization reserves the right to make changes to the proposed visits as we depend on the availability of the companies we visit. In case of modifying the program we will notify you in advance.

The hours and duration of the excursion are calculated based on the departure times from Santander

Please notice

We collaborate with:

Hayedos Roble, SL has been a beneficiary of the European Regional Development Fund whose objective is to improve the competitiveness of SMEs and thanks to which it has launched an International Digital Marketing Plan with the aim of improving its online positioning in foreign markets during the year 2021. For this, it has had the support of the XPANDE DIGITAL Program of the Chamber of Commerce of the Chamber of Spain.

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Hayedos Roble, SL ha sido beneficiaria del Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional cuyo objetivo es mejorar la competitividad de las Pymes y gracias al cual ha puesto en marcha un Plan de Marketing Digital Internacional con el objetivo de mejorar su posicionamiento online en mercados exteriores durante el año 2021. Para ello ha contado con el apoyo del Programa XPANDE DIGITAL de la Cámara de Comercio de España Una manera de hacer Europa”


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