Tenerife – Island Of Contrasts

8 Days from £709 | November, February, March

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

DIVERHOTEL TENERIFE SPA AND GARDEN ****, Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife (seven nights)
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.playasenator.com/en/hotels/diverhotel-tenerife-spa-garden/)
Past Customer Satisfaction Score for this hotel* - 82%
*as measured from holiday questionnaires - see FAQ for details
Tenerife – Island of Contrasts
Holiday Code: 7BTE
Supplements per person:
Single room: £140
Mount Teide view per week: £42
Extra week in a single: 2017 - £380; 2018 - £390
Extra week in a twin/double: 2017 - £240; 2018 - £250

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ManchesterFri 02/11/20188Easyjet12501750Places Available729Tenerife140

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NewcastleFri 23/02/20188Thomas Cook09302000Places Available729Tenerife140

NewcastleFri 09/03/20188Thomas Cook09302000Places Available759Tenerife140

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StanstedFri 23/02/20188Ryanair14152350Places Available709Tenerife140

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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 22/10/2017 at 21:47:04

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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