Astronomy and Geology in Tenerife

Astronomical observatory. SPIN: Astronomy and Geology in Tenerife

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Tenerife is an ideal location for stargazers and geologists. Its unique position near the equator, combined with lots of cloudless nights, means we'll witness the magnificent colours of the Milky Way in its full glory - something we can't see at home. Along with our expert host, Dr. Sheona Urquhart (PhD in Astrophysics and Galaxy Evolution), we'll take a trip up the 12,000-foot-tall Mount Teide volcano, where astronomy observations are some of the best in Europe. We'll learn about the stars, planets, and distant galaxies, take in some of the most breathtaking views, and gain insights into the life and work of the astronomers based on the island.

Included excursions and Visits
- Introductory talk
- Beach cocktail under the stars (evening)
- Anaga Forest and Pico del Ingles (full day)
- National Parks Canadas del Teide and tour of The Teide Astronomical Observatory (full day)
-La Laguna (half day)
- Dinner and evening observation session on Mount Teide (evening)

Enjoy sweeping uninterrupted vistas over Tenerife’s rugged north coast from this clifftop hotel. And the views are everywhere: from the terrace, the restaurant, the poolside and the all-balcony bedrooms – it seems almost every room looks over the sea. Public areas are bright and airy, with floor-to-ceiling windows framing the spectacular scene. With a spa, gym, hairdresser, beauty treatments and a wellness centre, the Best Hotel Semiramis has everything you need for a feel-good holiday.

Included with every Hosted Holiday

  • Dedicated welcoming host
  • Resort airport transfers
  • Travel insurance and meals


Saga host

Expert host Dr. Sheona Urquhart

Saga club lounge

Welcome drink reception

Five included excursions and visits

Introductory talks

All inclusive: All meals

Free bar open 12 hours a day (local drinks)

Unlimited tea and coffee served within the hotel

Wine and water at lunch and dinner

International flights. Prices are based on return flights with British Airways from London Gatwick. Supplements may apply from other airports

Return transfers direct to your hotel


  • 7 nights

  • Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife

  • Multiple

  • All Inclusive

From £1,425 per person

Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction if not required

Astronomical observatory. SPIN: Astronomy and Geology in Tenerife
Landscape with north coast Anaga at sunrise. SPIN: Astronomy and Geology in Tenerife

Holiday details

Food and drink

The lively main restaurant serves buffet-style meals and features a show cooking area where you can watch the chefs in action. The pool bar is open during the day and the lobby bar open in the evening depending on the weather. The exclusive Saga Club Lounge, with tea and coffee-making facilities, is conveniently situated between the two. The restaurant is likely to be busier during peak times of the year and you may have to queue to enjoy the live show cooking.


Live music five times a week • Orientation walk with your host • Guided walking tours of Orotava, Puerto de la Cruz, La Laguna and Santa Cruz • Shuttle bus daily to the south of the island €18pp • Watercolour painting session in the Orchid Gardens.€22pp (entrance fee included) • Puerto de la Cruz market every Wednesday and Saturday morning • Flamenco show every Thursday • Weekly Spanish guitar musician in the Saga club lounge • Golf is available nearby (please ask in resort for details and prices)


All 298 spacious, north-facing bedrooms are set across 14 floors, and have a balcony with sitting area and ocean views, and a bath with overhead shower. The laundry service is at an extra charge. Smoking is not permitted in outside areas such as the gardens, terraces and pool bar. You can upgrade to a Senator room (for a supplement, subject to availability) which includes guaranteed accommodation on the upper floors (11 to 14), daily national newspapers, daily turn-down service, bathrobe and slippers.


  • Saga club lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Gym
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sun terrace
  • Wi-Fi
  • Shop
  • Wellness centre
  • Hairdresser
  • Treatments

Holiday location

Best Hotel Semiramis map

Local Area

The hotel stands in the quiet, elevated quarter of Puerto de la Cruz known as La Paz. It’s a great base for exploring, with various shops, bars and restaurants within easy reach, and some beautiful parks and botanical gardens less than 30 minutes’ walk away. The main square of Puerto de la Cruz old town is about two kilometres away and the beach is even closer, all easily reached by taxi, local bus or the Saga courtesy bus which runs from Monday to Saturday.

Included excursions

Beach cocktail under the stars


As you settle in with your group, sip a cocktail on the beach and look out for the stars.



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