Tenerife – Island Of Contrasts

8 Days from £709 | February, March, November

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. Accessible by cable car and 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* - 92%
* 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, and the chance to take the cable car up the mountain (cost of cable car approx. 22euros). 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.A further, optional excursion will also be available to Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

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* - 92%
* 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* - 82%
*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: £42
Travel Insurance: £44.95
Travel insurance - Extra Week: £10
Extra Week: £240 - £250
Supplements on some holidays vary by departure date - the applicable price will be shown when booking.

Fly FromDateDaysAirlineDep.Rtn.AvailabilityPriceFly ToSingle

AberdeenSat 24/02/20188Thomson13151215Fully Booked829Tenerife140 (on request)0ABZ17BTEF6

AberdeenSat 10/03/20188Thomson13151215Last few places859Tenerife140 (on request)6ABZ17BTEF7

AberdeenFri 02/11/20188Thomson13151215Places Available849Tenerife14045ABZ17BTEF8

Belfast IntlFri 23/02/20188Thomas Cook09001940Fully Booked729Tenerife140 (on request)0BFS17BTEF6

Belfast IntlFri 09/03/20188Thomas Cook09001940Last few places759Tenerife140 (on request)6BFS17BTEF7

Belfast IntlFri 02/11/20188Thomas Cook09001940Places Available729Tenerife14045BFS17BTEF8

BirminghamFri 23/02/20188Jet211252155Fully Booked749Tenerife140 (on request)0BHX17BTEF6

BirminghamFri 09/03/20188Thomas Cook10202025Last few places759Tenerife140 (on request)6BHX17BTEF7

BirminghamFri 02/11/20188Jet214251820Places Available769Tenerife14045BHX17BTEF8

BristolFri 23/02/20188Thomas Cook10001935Fully Booked729Tenerife140 (on request)0BRS17BTEF6

BristolFri 09/03/20188Thomas Cook10001935Last few places759Tenerife140 (on request)6BRS17BTEF7

BristolFri 02/11/20188Thomas Cook10251955Places Available729Tenerife14045BRS17BTEF8

CardiffFri 23/02/20188Thomson10301955Fully Booked729Tenerife140 (on request)0CWL17BTEF6

CardiffFri 09/03/20188Thomson10301955Last few places759Tenerife140 (on request)6CWL17BTEF7

CardiffFri 02/11/20188Thomson10301955Places Available749Tenerife14045CWL17BTEF8

Doncaster ShefFri 09/03/20188Thomson14200020Last few places759Tenerife140 (on request)6DSA17BTEF7

Doncaster ShefFri 02/11/20188Thomson10002000Places Available749Tenerife14045DSA17BTEF8

East MidlandsFri 23/02/20188Ryanair13352305Fully Booked709Tenerife140 (on request)0EMA17BTEF6

East MidlandsFri 09/03/20188Ryanair13352305Last few places739Tenerife140 (on request)6EMA17BTEF7

East MidlandsFri 02/11/20188Ryanair13352305Places Available729Tenerife14045EMA17BTEF8

EdinburghFri 23/02/20188Easyjet13052330Fully Booked709Tenerife140 (on request)0EDI17BTEF6

EdinburghFri 09/03/20188Easyjet13052330Last few places739Tenerife140 (on request)6EDI17BTEF7

EdinburghFri 02/11/20188Easyjet13052330Places Available729Tenerife14045EDI17BTEF8

ExeterFri 23/02/20188Thomson07251645Fully Booked729Tenerife140 (on request)0EXT17BTEF6

ExeterFri 09/03/20188Thomson07251645Last few places759Tenerife140 (on request)6EXT17BTEF7

ExeterFri 02/11/20188Thomson07251645Places Available749Tenerife14045EXT17BTEF8

GlasgowFri 23/02/20188Thomas Cook10302110Fully Booked729Tenerife140 (on request)0GLA17BTEF6

GlasgowFri 09/03/20188Thomas Cook10302110Last few places759Tenerife140 (on request)6GLA17BTEF7

GlasgowFri 02/11/20188Thomas Cook07251810Places Available729Tenerife14045GLA17BTEF8

Leeds-BradfordFri 23/02/20188Jet208201855Fully Booked749Tenerife140 (on request)0LBA17BTEF6

Leeds-BradfordFri 09/03/20188Jet208201855Last few places779Tenerife140 (on request)6LBA17BTEF7

Leeds-BradfordFri 02/11/20188Jet208201855Places Available769Tenerife14045LBA17BTEF8

London GatwickFri 23/02/20188Thomas Cook09351950Fully Booked709Tenerife140 (on request)0LGW17BTEF6

London GatwickFri 09/03/20188Easyjet08001740Last few places739Tenerife140 (on request)6LGW17BTEF7

London GatwickFri 02/11/20188Easyjet08001740Places Available729Tenerife14045LGW17BTEF8

LutonSat 24/02/20188Easyjet12302210Fully Booked709Tenerife140 (on request)0LTN17BTEF6

LutonSat 10/03/20188Easyjet12302210Last few places739Tenerife140 (on request)6LTN17BTEF7

LutonSat 03/11/20188Easyjet12302210Places Available729Tenerife14045LTN17BTEF8

ManchesterFri 23/02/20188Easyjet12451710Fully Booked709Tenerife140 (on request)0MAN17BTEF6

ManchesterFri 09/03/20188Easyjet12451710Last few places739Tenerife140 (on request)6MAN17BTEF7

ManchesterFri 02/11/20188Easyjet12451710Places Available729Tenerife14045MAN17BTEF8

NewcastleFri 23/02/20188Thomas Cook09302000Fully Booked729Tenerife140 (on request)0NCL17BTEF6

NewcastleFri 09/03/20188Thomas Cook09302000Last few places759Tenerife140 (on request)6NCL17BTEF7

NewcastleFri 02/11/20188Thomas Cook09302000Places Available729Tenerife14045NCL17BTEF8

PrestwickSat 24/02/20188Ryanair06151610Fully Booked709Tenerife140 (on request)0PIK17BTEF6

PrestwickSat 10/03/20188Ryanair06151610Last few places739Tenerife140 (on request)6PIK17BTEF7

PrestwickFri 02/11/20188Ryanair06151610Places Available729Tenerife14045PIK17BTEF8

SouthendSat 24/02/20188Easyjet11352125Fully Booked709Tenerife140 (on request)0SEN17BTEF6

SouthendSat 10/03/20188Easyjet11352125Last few places739Tenerife140 (on request)6SEN17BTEF7

SouthendFri 02/11/20188Easyjet11352125Places Available729Tenerife14045SEN17BTEF8

StanstedFri 23/02/20188Ryanair14152355Fully Booked709Tenerife140 (on request)0STN17BTEF6

StanstedFri 09/03/20188Ryanair14152350Last few places739Tenerife140 (on request)6STN17BTEF7

StanstedFri 02/11/20188Ryanair14152350Places Available729Tenerife14045STN17BTEF8

Prices shown are based on the shared occupancy of twin/double standard rooms, and are subject to availability. Please refer to ‘Accommodation’ for details of any room supplements (including single rooms) and extended stay costs that apply to this holiday. Further details in our FAQ.

Data as at 21/01/2018 at 19:47:06

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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