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Tenerife Coast & Country - 7 Nights
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Tenerife Coast & Country - 7 Nights

  • 7 Night Holiday
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If you are considering a holiday that combines amazing scenery with a relaxing stay by the sea, then look no further than Tenerife Coast & Country. Tenerife is the largest of the Canary Islands and has a rich history with the earliest known settlement dating back to 200 BC. The island has a rugged volcanic landscape, which is dominated by Mount Teide towards the centre. It has both sand and pebble beaches along its 213 miles of coastline and a huge variety of flora and fauna. 

Tenerife is the most popular of the Canary Islands for visitors and on this 7-night escorted holiday you will experience the very best of what it has to offer. Excursions will include trips to the UNESCO World Heritage colonial city of La Laguna, a visit to Mount Teide National Park as well as plenty of time to relax at your own pace. Come with us and discover 'The Island of Eternal Spring'.

Coach transfer to and from Belfast (Glengall Street) to Dublin Airport on selected dates. 

 

Practical Information for this holiday

Currency
Euro (€)     
Local Time
WET (western European time)
Passport
A valid passport is required for this holiday. EU citizens do not need a visa, however non-EU citizens should check requirements. 
Flight Duration
The flight time is approximately 4 hours. 
Climate
Tenerife enjoys an ‘eternal spring’, with year round averages of 20-24°C, high sunshine levels and minimal rainfall. Any time of year is the perfect time to visit this Canary Island.
Food & Drink
Grilled fish, salads and paella are some of the dishes seen on menus here, as in the rest of Spain.  Try the delicious local sauce, ‘Mojo’, which comes in two versions; red (spicy or mild) and green (flavoured with coriander) and is served with small jacket potatoes. Tenerife produces its own distinctive wines, including the sweet Malvasia dessert wine. 
Average Prices for Region
  • Coffee: €1.30
  • Beer: €1.25
  • Glass of wine: €2.50
  • Main course: €10
  • Soft Drink: €1.20
  • Bottled Water: €0.50
Packing List
  • Your valid passport
  • Sun cream
  • A continental plug adaptor
  • A rain jacket
  • A small backpack
  • A sun hat
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
Recommended Reading

Tenerife & Its Six Satellitesby Olivia M Stone

Canary Island Song by Robin Jones Gunn

Destiny in Tenerife by Evelyn Hood

Holiday highlights

The Basilica of Candelaria

The seafaring town of Candelaria is located 18 kilometres from Puerto de la Cruz.  It is home to the Basilica of the Virgen de la Candelaria, named for the patron saint of the Canary Islands.  Legend has it that the famous carving of this ‘Black Madonna’ was washed up on the beach in the 14th century.  The native Guanche people at first identified it with pagan gods, but it was later claimed by Christian settlers as ‘La Morenita’ and housed in the basilica. 

Santa Cruz

The busy port city of Santa Cruz, 40 km from Puerto de la Cruz, holds many attractions ; from art galleries and museums to green parks and excellent shopping.   The city’s Museum of Man and Nature offers interactive exhibits chronicling the history of Tenerife from prehistoric times to the present day.

Mount Teide
The highest peak on Spanish soil and rising 7,500 m above the ocean floor, it is regarded as the world’s third-tallest volcanic structure and stands in a spectacular environment. The visual impact of the site is all the greater due to atmospheric conditions that create constantly changing textures and tones in the landscape and a ‘sea of clouds’ that forms a visually impressive backdrop to the mountain. Teide is of global importance in providing evidence of the geological processes that underpin the evolution of oceanic islands.
Traditional Canarian food & wine
If you are a fish lover you will be delighted in the Canary Islands. Among the most typical regional recipes are Caldereta and Sancocho Canario, salted fish in a “mojo” sauce. You will find a wide variety of international dishes too. Tenerife produces its own distinctive wines, including the sweet Malvasia dessert wine.

Practical Information for this holiday

Currency
Euro (€)     
Local Time
WET (western European time)
Passport
A valid passport is required for this holiday. EU citizens do not need a visa, however non-EU citizens should check requirements. 
Flight Duration
The flight time is approximately 4 hours. 
Climate
Tenerife enjoys an ‘eternal spring’, with year round averages of 20-24°C, high sunshine levels and minimal rainfall. Any time of year is the perfect time to visit this Canary Island.
Food & Drink
Grilled fish, salads and paella are some of the dishes seen on menus here, as in the rest of Spain.  Try the delicious local sauce, ‘Mojo’, which comes in two versions; red (spicy or mild) and green (flavoured with coriander) and is served with small jacket potatoes. Tenerife produces its own distinctive wines, including the sweet Malvasia dessert wine. 
Average Prices for Region
  • Coffee: €1.30
  • Beer: €1.25
  • Glass of wine: €2.50
  • Main course: €10
  • Soft Drink: €1.20
  • Bottled Water: €0.50
Packing List
  • Your valid passport
  • Sun cream
  • A continental plug adaptor
  • A rain jacket
  • A small backpack
  • A sun hat
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
Recommended Reading

Tenerife & Its Six Satellitesby Olivia M Stone

Canary Island Song by Robin Jones Gunn

Destiny in Tenerife by Evelyn Hood

Trip Itinerary - Day by day

Day 1 - Travel to Tenerife

Morning

Travel to Tenerife

Upon arrival in Tenerife, you will be met at the airport and transferred by coach to your hotel.  

Day 2 - Puerto de la Cruz

Full Day

At Leisure

In the morning we recommend that you get your bearings with a leisurely stroll through Puerto de la Cruz, which has a great selection of bars, restaurants and cafes and is surrounded by several beaches.  After lunch why not relax by the pool or take a stroll down the beach at Playa Jardin. 

Day 3 - Santa Cruz & La Laguna

Morning

Santa Cruz & La Laguna

On day 3 you will take a half day tour of Santa Cruz. After breakfast you will travel to the famous sea port which is one of Spain’s busiest and is the joint capital of the Canary Islands. This city was recently named one of the best five places in the world to live by “The Guardian” newspaper.  You will then move on to the UNESCO World Heritage site of La Laguna. Here you will see its impressive cathedral and the old colonial city architecture.

Day 4 - Tenerife Island Tour

Morning

Icod de los Vinos & Las Americas

On day 4 you will journey around the island for a full day’s excursion. Your first port of call will be the village of Icod de los Vinos on the west coast, which is famous for the Canary Islands Dragon Tree.  This subtropical tree-like plant is the natural emblem of Tenerife.  Continue to Playa de Las Americas for some free time,  with views of the spectacular Los Gigantes Cliffs en route.

Afternoon

Basilica de la Candelaria

In the afternoon, you'll visit the Basilica of Candelaria, to view the famous statue of the Black Madonna and bronze statues of the ‘Guanches’.  The Guanches were the original inhabitants of the Canary Islands and while it is generally believed that they no longer exist as a distinct ethnicity,  many traces of their culture remain.

Day 5 - At Leisure

Full Day

At Leisure

Day 5 will be free to enjoy at your leisure. We recommend you take some time to explore the town of Puerto de la Cruz, which has an excellent range of cafes and bars. There are many other attractions outside the town centre, particularly the botanical gardens, which have a large range of tropical and subtropical trees, plants and flowers. 

Day 6 - Mount Teide

Morning

Mount Teide

You will begin day 6 with a morning excursion to the volcanic Mount Teide National Park, which is dominated by the highest peak in Spain, Mount Teide itself. Along the way you will pass through the evergreen valley of La Orotava. The soil here is home to some very rare flora due to the lava flows on the flanks of the mountain. After, you will return to your hotel in time for lunch. 

Afternoon

At Leisure

The afternoon is free to spend at your leisure. 

Day 7 - At Leisure

Full Day

At Leisure

On your final day you are free to relax and enjoy your surroundings. Why not take a walk to Puerto de la Cruz for some last-minute souvenirs or visit Loro Parque (Parrot Park), which is a theme park and zoo that is amongst the largest in the world.

Day 8 - Return Home

Full Day

Return Home

You will be transferred to the airport with guide assistance for your flight home.

* Please note that the order of your excursions on the itinerary above is provisional and subject to change

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Hotel & accommodation available for this trip

Grand Hotel Turquesa Playa 4

Get to know the rugged Tenerife coastline and historic Puerto de la Cruz during your stay at the Grand Hotel Turquesa Playa. Take a short walk to the seafront, check out the local beach bars and drink in the beautiful views of the Atlantic.  While not exploring the incredibl... read more read more read more

Get to know the rugged Tenerife coastline and historic Puerto de la Cruz during your stay at the Grand Hotel Turquesa Playa. Take a short walk to the seafront, check out the local beach bars and drink in the beautiful views of the Atlantic.  While not exploring the incredible volcanic Mount Teide and Santa Cruz, you can relax in the comfort of this modern hotel.  A short distance away, Puerto de la Cruz beckons for a day of shopping and sightseeing. Back at the hotel, maybe treat yourself to a rejuvenating visit to the spa, and stop by the bar for a sociable drink and chat with fellow holidaymakers.

Hotel address
Grand Hotel Turquesa Playa
N-II Km 672,60
08398 SANTA SUSANNA

Puerto de la Cruz
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Catalonia Las Vegas Hotel 4 Star

The hotel is in an ideal location near the city centre of Puerto de la Cruz offering stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean on one side and Mount Teide on the other. The Catalonia Las Vegas hotel is within walking distance of the Martiánez Lakes and Playa Jardin beach. Guests can ... read more read more read more

The hotel is in an ideal location near the city centre of Puerto de la Cruz offering stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean on one side and Mount Teide on the other. The Catalonia Las Vegas hotel is within walking distance of the Martiánez Lakes and Playa Jardin beach. Guests can enjoy the hotel's facilities which include a restaurant, bar and an outdoor pool. The rooms are tastefully decorated to ensure a pleasant and comfortable stay.

Hotel address
Catalonia Las Vegas Hotel
Av. Colón, 2
38400 Puerto de la Cruz

Tenerife
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*Some hotel facilities are seasonally operated and may not be available at the time of your stay. Charges may apply for certain facilities.

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