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Offline Dusty ST

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Santander or Bilbao?
« on: 15 October, 2019, 08:51:11 AM »
I'm starting to put together our Euro adventure for next year, and I've thinking of taking the boat from Portsmouth to Spain, and riding home across France,  probably to Dieppe.
I can't decide if we should take the boat to Santander or Bilbao, I think the Bilbao route is slightly cheaper, but does anyone have experience, I was wondering if there's anything else in it?
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Re: Santander or Bilbao?
« Reply #1 on: 15 October, 2019, 09:30:44 AM »
We have only done Santander once but Bilbao 5/6 times theirs nothing between them really but in reality the boat doesnt go out of Bilbao its Santurtzi on the other side of the river its a nice little town with plenty to look at rock up at a hotel in the town night before which mean its a 5 minute ride to the ferry but in fairness You can say the same about Santander just a case of ferry crossing date works for you.

What we have been meaning to do for years is to stop at the hotel in Santurtzi for days and jump on the train to Bilbao and always been strapped for time.

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Re: Santander or Bilbao?
« Reply #2 on: 15 October, 2019, 10:54:07 AM »
OK, many thanks. Sounds like the dates and/or availability are going to decide where we go, the Santander boat leaves Portsmouth on Saturday morning, Bilbao on the Tuesday.
Any idea when the bookings become available? They only have up to March/April next year.
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Re: Santander or Bilbao?
« Reply #3 on: 15 October, 2019, 10:58:34 AM »
Just picked up this forum while Googling around for these crossings:

https://bfenthusiasts.com/bfe/

Looks to be some useful info for anyone using Brittany ferries.
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