Tenerife – Island Of Contrasts

8 Days from £779 | November, February, March 779

There are a host of reasons for visiting Tenerife – the largest of the Canaries, which the classicists rightly called ‘the Fortunate Isles’. Fortunate, too, in having such a wonderful winter and spring climate for visitors from the freezing north! An island of contrasts – the miles of sun-drenched coastline surround Spain’s highest mountain (over 12000 ft), Mount Teide. Often snow-capped, the desolate volcanic slopes within Teide’s National Park are a world away from the tropical vegetation of the green Orotava valley, and the botanical gardens below. You stay in the north part of the island where the traditional villages and the University town of La Laguna have a totally different feel to the commercial concreted resorts of the south – and the lush, tropical landscape with banana plantations also contrasts with the arid terrain of the south.

Tenerife – Island Of Contrasts

Past Customer Satisfaction Score for this holiday* - 89%
* as measured from holiday questionnaires - see FAQ for details

  • 7 nights hb on Tenerife
  • Excursions to La Laguna, the Botanic Garden and Orotava Valley, and Mount Teide

Day One: Flight to Tenerife, transfer to your hotel (about one hour away) for seven nights half board accommodation. Your holiday base is close to Puerto de la Cruz (with its agreeable and historical maritime area) and to the verdant Orotava valley, whose eponymous town boasts the attractive mansions of families who made their fortune trading with the New World – and then spent fortunes building fine houses and churches in their home town to show how successful they were!Tenerife still has undiscovered corners, like Garachico, out to the west. Garachico is a typical Canarian village, whose harbour was filled in by a lava flow in the 18th century – since when, as you stroll the shady square, you get the impression that, frankly, not a lot has changed! Also within easy reach is Santa Cruz de Tenerife, with Calatrava’s futuristic new ship-shaped auditorium and a pleasant old quarter: beyond the town lie the spectacular Anaga mountains.

Days Two to Seven: In resort with three included excursions.

Mount Teide: you will have a scenic drive on Mount Teide, with a stop to explore the volcanic landscape of the Ucanca plain.

La Laguna: an included excursion will take you to San Cristobal de la Laguna (to give it its full name). The fine Canarian Mansions scattered through the town offer the visitor their bright facades and impressive woodwork, which conceal cool patios and shady gardens. One of them houses the “Museum of the History of Tenerife” – well worth a look. This university town has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1999; its layout, that of the first non-fortified Spanish colonial town, served as a model for many towns in the Americas.

The Botanic Garden, with Puerto de la Cruz and La Orotava and its valley. You will see, with a knowledgeable guide, the “Jardin de Aclimatisación” of La Orotava – the Botanic Garden founded by Royal Decree in 1788 to house the plants being brought from the New World by the ‘Discoverers’ who (Columbus included) used Tenerife as a jumping-off point for their epic voyages. The garden’s role was as a trial ground for plants and trees that would be of important medical or economic benefit to Spain as a whole. Designed to a geometric plan, it has a particularly impressive collection of trees, including date palms and fig trees, as well as an enormous oriental plane tree (platanus orientalis), at the base of which the garden’s founder planted a box of coins and documents. There are also good collections of agave, hibiscus, orchids, poinsettia and jacaranda. This day will also include a visit to Orotava town and an orientation of Puerto de la Cruz.

Day Eight: Free time until your transfer to the airport for your return flight.

Extend your holiday – extra week’s stay available in resort.

A Walking Holiday in this area is also available. Details elsewhere on our website and in our Walking Holidays brochure.

Tenerife – Island Of Contrasts

Past Customer Satisfaction Score for this holiday* - 89%
* as measured from holiday questionnaires - see FAQ for details

HOTEL BLUE SEA COSTA JARDIN & SPA ****, Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife (seven nights)
Previously called Diverhotel Tenerife Spa & Garden. the hotel stands on the edge of Puerto de la Cruz, a 25 minute walk to the seaside promenade (free courtesy bus 6 days a week during the day).There are views to Mount Teide, the sea, and the Orotava valley from the hotel’s extensive tropical gardens (1500sqm). Rooms have bath/shower, wc, hairdryer, satellite tv, safety deposit box (charge applies), minibar, and balcony or terrace. There is an outdoor pool, spa (charges apply), poolside bar, entertainment programme, buffet restaurant, and lounge area (limited free wifi). Prices are based on standard rooms. Rooms with a view of Mount Teide are available at a supplement.  (www.blueseahotels.com/en)
Past Customer Satisfaction Score for this hotel* - 77%
*as measured from holiday questionnaires - see FAQ for details
Escorted Holiday - Tenerife – Island Of Contrasts
Holiday code: 7BTE
Supplements per person:
Single Room: £140
Mount Teide View Twin/Double Room: £70
Travel Insurance: £59.95
Travel Insurance - Extra Week: £20
Extra week: £300 - £310
Supplements on some holidays vary by departure date - the applicable price will be shown when booking.

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AberdeenSun 28/02/20218Thomson13501250Places Available919Tenerife14048ABZ17BTEG8

AberdeenSun 07/03/20218Thomson13501250Places Available929Tenerife14050ABZ17BTEG9

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BirminghamFri 06/11/20208Jet213102035Places Available819Tenerife14041BHX17BTEG7

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BristolFri 06/11/20208Thomson11052050Places Available819Tenerife14041BRS17BTEG7

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Doncaster ShefFri 06/11/20208Thomson10002000Places Available819Tenerife14041DSA17BTEG7

Doncaster ShefMon 01/03/20218Thomson08301830Places Available839Tenerife14048DSA17BTEG8

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DublinSun 28/02/20218Ryanair07251650Places Available799Tenerife14048DUB17BTEG8

DublinSun 07/03/20218Ryanair07251650Places Available809Tenerife14050DUB17BTEG9

East MidlandsFri 06/11/20208Ryanair13352305Places Available779Tenerife14041EMA17BTEG7

East MidlandsSun 28/02/20218Jet211002100Places Available839Tenerife14048EMA17BTEG8

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EdinburghSun 28/02/20218Jet210202105Places Available839Tenerife14048EDI17BTEG8

EdinburghSun 07/03/20218Jet210202105Places Available849Tenerife14050EDI17BTEG9

ExeterFri 06/11/20208Thomson07251645Places Available819Tenerife14041EXT17BTEG7

GlasgowFri 06/11/20208Jet208401915Places Available819Tenerife14041GLA17BTEG7

GlasgowSun 28/02/20218Jet208451915Places Available839Tenerife14048GLA17BTEG8

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Leeds-BradfordFri 06/11/20208Jet214451855Places Available819Tenerife14041LBA17BTEG7

Leeds-BradfordSun 28/02/20218Jet208201855Places Available839Tenerife14048LBA17BTEG8

Leeds-BradfordSun 07/03/20218Jet208201855Places Available849Tenerife14050LBA17BTEG9

London GatwickFri 06/11/20208Easyjet08001750Places Available779Tenerife14041LGW17BTEG7

London GatwickSun 28/02/20218Thomson13252305Places Available839Tenerife14048LGW17BTEG8

London GatwickSun 07/03/20218Thomson13252305Places Available849Tenerife14050LGW17BTEG9

LutonSat 07/11/20208Easyjet12302210Places Available779Tenerife14041LTN17BTEG7

LutonSun 28/02/20218Ryanair06401610Places Available799Tenerife14048LTN17BTEG8

LutonSun 07/03/20218Ryanair06401610Places Available809Tenerife14050LTN17BTEG9

ManchesterFri 06/11/20208Easyjet12451710Places Available779Tenerife14041MAN17BTEG7

ManchesterSun 28/02/20218Ryanair06351620Places Available799Tenerife14048MAN17BTEG8

ManchesterSun 07/03/20218Ryanair06351620Places Available809Tenerife14050MAN17BTEG9

NewcastleFri 06/11/20208Jet209001935Places Available819Tenerife14041NCL17BTEG7

NewcastleSun 28/02/20218Jet209001935Places Available839Tenerife14048NCL17BTEG8

NewcastleSun 07/03/20218Jet209001935Places Available849Tenerife14050NCL17BTEG9

PrestwickFri 06/11/20208Ryanair13552350Places Available779Tenerife14041PIK17BTEG7

PrestwickMon 01/03/20218Ryanair14052359Places Available799Tenerife14048PIK17BTEG8

PrestwickMon 08/03/20218Ryanair14052359Places Available809Tenerife14050PIK17BTEG9

SouthendSat 07/11/20208Easyjet11352125Places Available779Tenerife14041SEN17BTEG7

StanstedFri 06/11/20208Ryanair06151555Places Available779Tenerife14041STN17BTEG7

StanstedSun 28/02/20218Jet209502005Places Available839Tenerife14048STN17BTEG8

StanstedSun 07/03/20218Jet209502005Places Available849Tenerife14050STN17BTEG9

Prices shown include carriage of one piece of hold luggage per person (maximum size and weights vary). Prices include return transfers between airport and hotel and are based on the shared occupancy of twin/double standard rooms. Please refer to 'Accommodation' for details of any room supplements (including single rooms) and extended stay costs that apply to this holiday. All flight details are provisional and subject to confirmation when known. All holidays are subject to minimum numbers and are subject to availability. Further details in our FAQ.

Data as at 07/06/2020 at 1:47:07

Loved our holiday – Thank you to all involved.

Mr & Mrs B, Midlothian

Hotel Staff very helpful. Tour Guide excellent.

Ms G, London

Another very enjoyable holiday with PTS. Our courier Katri was charming and very knowledgeable. Helpful at all times.

Mrs P, Essex

An excellent and enjoyable holiday.

Mrs G, Yorkshire

Had a really good holiday. Thank you.

Mr & Mrs D, Cardiff

Perfect holiday. Hope to travel with you again.

Mrs M, South Wales

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