- Tour Highlights
- Price & Dates
30 March until 26 October 2024
- Meals as per itinerary
- Activities on board
- Entrance fees
- Flight ticket
- Travel insurance
- Others not mentioned
- Day 1
- Day 2
- Day 3
- Day 4
- Day 5
- Day 6
- Day 7
- Day 8
We will receive you on the first day at 1:00 p.m. at the Costa Vasca Hotel in San Sebastián to begin our route in El Transcantábrico for 8 wonderful days . Then we will get ready to discover the greatest attractions of San Sebastián with a guided tour. At lunch time, we will have an exquisite lunch at a downtown restaurant .
After eating we will board a luxury bus to depart for Bilbao, where El Transcantábrico awaits us. Upon arrival, the crew will welcome us with a welcome drink and then we will settle into our luxurious and comfortable suite.
Travelers to the train! This will be the warning before starting to roll towards Carranza. On the journey, we will have our first dinner on board and then we will be able to enjoy the nightlife programming in one of its lounge cars. The train will remain parked overnight at the Carranza station so that we can rest.
We will start the morning with a complete a la carte and buffet breakfast before heading to Bilbao and entering its wonderful corners. During the visit we will be able to see inside the famous Guggenheim Museum , with admission included.
At the end of the tour of Bilbao we will return to the train to begin the journey to the next destination, Santander . On the way, lunch will be served on board. Once at the destination, we will take a tour of the elegant capital of Cantabria and then we will be free to walk freely around the city. After dinner, if you wish you can visit El Gran Casino de Santander , with admission included. We will spend the night in Santander.
Santander - Potes - Cabezón de la Sal
We will have breakfast on board and travel by El Transcantábrico to the town of Unquera . Then we will travel in our luxury coach to Potes , a picturesque town in Cantabria, crossing the impressive Hermida Gorge. After visiting this place, we can enjoy a thermal circuit at the Balneario de la Hermida.
After eating we will go to Comillas to visit the El Capricho palace , a 19th century work by the famous Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí . We will continue to Cabezón de la Sal, where we will have dinner and spend the night.
Cabezón de la Sal - Santillana del Mar - Llanes
Our fourth day of the route in El Transcantábrico, we will travel back in time to medieval times while we walk through the town of Santillana del Mar , which magnificently preserves an important medieval historic center . Later we will approach the Altamira Cave, the greatest exponent of Upper Paleolithic rock art . After lunch, we will return to the train to travel into Asturian lands to Llanes . Dinner and night in Llanes.
Llanes - Oviedo
We will enjoy an excellent breakfast on board and then we will travel by bus to enter the heart of the Picos de Europa National Park . We will visit Lake Enol , and later we will go to the Sanctuary of Covadonga , a sacred place full of tradition and legend.
We will return to El Transcantábrico for lunch in its elegant restaurant car on the way to Oviedo, capital of the Principality of Asturias . We will visit the most relevant parts of the city and we will have free time to explore without the guide. We will have dinner and spend the night in Oviedo.
The first stop of the day will be in the coastal town of Gijón , on the shores of the Cantabrian Sea. We will visit the attractions of this city and then we will stop to eat in a restaurant, later returning to the train.
We will continue our trip along the Asturian coastline aboard El Transcantábrico until we reach Luarca, where we will enjoy a guided tour of this charming seaside town . We will have dinner and spend the night in Luarca.
Luarca - Ribadeo - Viveiro
Our Trascantábrico route will take us to Galician lands to visit the historic town of Ribadeo , bordering the Principality of Asturias. We will continue aboard our bus along the coast of Lugo until we reach the beautiful Playa de Las Catedrales , one of the most spectacular in the world. Then, we will take a panoramic tour of Ribadeo and eat at a restaurant in the area. In the afternoon we will return to the train to head to Viveiro and explore the town with the guide and then freely. Dinner and night in Viveiro.
Viveiro - Santiago de Compostela
On the last day of the El Transcantábrico route, we will have breakfast while we are on the way to Ferrol, in A Coruña, where the bus will be waiting for us to get closer to Santiago de Compostela. We will visit the historic center of this city, home to pilgrims for a thousand years, which treasures countless artistic gems such as its magnificent cathedral . After the visit, we will go to the Parador de los Reyes Católicos around 1:00 p.m., thus ending this wonderful tour of Northern Spain.
Did you know that the Transcantábrico train was the first tourist train in Spain? It was created in 1983 and in 2009, the International Society of Railway Travelers included it in the ranking of the 25 best trains in the world. Its prestige is due to the fact that the Transcantábrico train is a railway jewel converted into a luxurious hotel, with historic original carriages from the 1920s and first class suites that combine the elegance of yesteryear and the comfort of the 21st century. A dream trip through the north of Spain on a journey through beautiful landscapes and cities in Galicia, Asturias, Cantabria and the Basque Country. With all the comforts, personalized attention, haute cuisine and leisure activities.
Deluxe Suite Room:
- Accommodation in a Deluxe Suite room. (10 m 2 )
- Buffet breakfasts.
- Lunches, lunches and dinners with local cuisine (includes wine, coffee and high-quality spirits). .
- Change of towels and sheets daily.
- Bathrobe, slippers and toiletries .
- Activities on board: live music and performances, pub car parties, dancing.
- Scheduled excursions and visits.
- Tickets to museums, monuments and shows.
- Luxury coach that accompanies the train throughout the journey.
- Rates and services.
- Daily press and magazines.
- Security Service.
- Multilingual accompanying guide throughout the tour.
- Option to enjoy two dinners or meals in your private compartment.
- Possibility for the crew to collect and organize their luggage, placing its contents in the suite closet, both upon arrival and at the end of the trip upon request of the client.
- Free regular Renfe train tickets to the start point of the trip and return from the end point of the trip.
- Travel advisor for management and help in contracting: hotel nights before and after the trip, transfer, travel insurance and activities.
|30 March until 26 October 2024||Deluxe Suite Room||RM46903||RM81158|
The spacious Deluxe Suites house a comfortable double bed measuring 1.50 wide x 2 meters long, or two single beds. After a night's rest, the room is transformed by day into a luxurious private lounge. The bed will become a sofa, from where you can contemplate the views of the surroundings through the large windows. The private bathroom features a hydromassage shower/steam sauna, hairdryer and top-notch toiletries. In addition, the suites have a wardrobe, trunk, desk, safe and minibar, LED screens, music tuner, adjustable air conditioning, multimedia computer with free Internet connection and internal telephone.