Tenerife – Island Of Contrasts

8 Days from £749 | February, March, November 749

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* - 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.

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* - 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: £60
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.

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AberdeenSun 24/02/20198Thomson10002035Places Available869Tenerife140 (on request)17ABZ17BTEG1

AberdeenSun 10/03/20198Thomson10002035Places Available899Tenerife14028ABZ17BTEG2

Belfast IntlMon 25/02/20198Ryanair16251600Places Available749Tenerife140 (on request)17BFS17BTEG1

Belfast IntlMon 11/03/20198Ryanair16251600Places Available779Tenerife14028BFS17BTEG2

Belfast IntlFri 01/11/20198Thomas Cook10302045Places Available819Tenerife14050BFS17BTEG4

BirminghamMon 25/02/20198Ryanair15551530Places Available749Tenerife140 (on request)17BHX17BTEG1

BirminghamMon 11/03/20198Ryanair15551530Places Available779Tenerife14028BHX17BTEG2

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BristolFri 22/03/20198Thomson11052055Places Available819Tenerife140 (on request)48BRS17BTEG3

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CardiffFri 22/03/20198Thomson10301955Places Available819Tenerife140 (on request)48CWL17BTEG3

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Doncaster ShefFri 01/11/20198Thomson10002000Places Available819Tenerife14050DSA17BTEG4

DublinSun 24/02/20198Ryanair07251650Places Available749Tenerife140 (on request)17DUB17BTEG1

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East MidlandsSun 24/02/20198Jet211002100Places Available789Tenerife140 (on request)17EMA17BTEG1

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East MidlandsFri 22/03/20198Jet210102030Places Available839Tenerife140 (on request)48EMA17BTEG3

East MidlandsFri 01/11/20198Ryanair13352305Places Available779Tenerife14050EMA17BTEG4

EdinburghSun 24/02/20198Jet210202105Places Available789Tenerife140 (on request)17EDI17BTEG1

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EdinburghFri 01/11/20198Easyjet13052320Places Available779Tenerife14050EDI17BTEG4

ExeterFri 01/11/20198Thomson07251645Places Available819Tenerife14050EXT17BTEG4

GlasgowSun 24/02/20198Jet208451915Places Available789Tenerife140 (on request)17GLA17BTEG1

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Leeds-BradfordSun 10/03/20198Jet208201855Places Available819Tenerife14028LBA17BTEG2

Leeds-BradfordFri 22/03/20198Jet208201855Places Available839Tenerife140 (on request)48LBA17BTEG3

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London GatwickSun 24/02/20198Thomson13252305Places Available769Tenerife140 (on request)17LGW17BTEG1

London GatwickSun 10/03/20198Thomson13252305Places Available799Tenerife14028LGW17BTEG2

London GatwickFri 22/03/20198Easyjet08001750Places Available799Tenerife140 (on request)48LGW17BTEG3

London GatwickFri 01/11/20198Easyjet08001750Places Available779Tenerife14050LGW17BTEG4

LutonSun 24/02/20198Ryanair06401610Places Available749Tenerife140 (on request)17LTN17BTEG1

LutonSun 10/03/20198Ryanair06401610Places Available779Tenerife14028LTN17BTEG2

LutonFri 22/03/20198Thomson10052005Places Available819Tenerife140 (on request)48LTN17BTEG3

LutonSat 02/11/20198Easyjet12302210Places Available779Tenerife14050LTN17BTEG4

ManchesterSun 24/02/20198Ryanair06351620Places Available749Tenerife140 (on request)17MAN17BTEG1

ManchesterSun 10/03/20198Ryanair06351620Places Available779Tenerife14028MAN17BTEG2

ManchesterFri 22/03/20198Easyjet12451710Places Available799Tenerife140 (on request)48MAN17BTEG3

ManchesterFri 01/11/20198Easyjet12451710Places Available779Tenerife14050MAN17BTEG4

NewcastleSun 24/02/20198Jet209001935Places Available789Tenerife140 (on request)17NCL17BTEG1

NewcastleSun 10/03/20198Jet209001935Places Available819Tenerife14028NCL17BTEG2

NewcastleFri 22/03/20198Ryanair16101545Places Available799Tenerife140 (on request)48NCL17BTEG3

NewcastleFri 01/11/20198Thomas Cook06002000Places Available819Tenerife14050NCL17BTEG4

PrestwickSun 24/02/20198Ryanair17451720Places Available749Tenerife140 (on request)17PIK17BTEG1

PrestwickSun 10/03/20198Ryanair17451720Places Available779Tenerife14028PIK17BTEG2

PrestwickSat 02/11/20198Ryanair17451720Places Available779Tenerife14050PIK17BTEG4

SouthendSat 02/11/20198Easyjet11352125Places Available779Tenerife14050SEN17BTEG4

StanstedSun 24/02/20198Jet209001905Places Available789Tenerife140 (on request)17STN17BTEG1

StanstedSun 10/03/20198Jet209001855Places Available819Tenerife14028STN17BTEG2

StanstedFri 22/03/20198Ryanair06151555Places Available799Tenerife140 (on request)48STN17BTEG3

StanstedFri 01/11/20198Ryanair06151555Places Available779Tenerife14050STN17BTEG4

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 10/12/2018 at 23:47:05

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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