El Transcanbrico - Costa Verde Express

Santiago de Compostela - Bilbao

THE TRAIN
The “El Transcantabrico” winds its leisurely way through the majestic provinces of old northern Spain - a journey through high mountains, past lakes and impressive seascapes and across the undulating landmass that so typifies the Cantabrian coast and old Castile

THE SUITES
El Transcantabrico Costa Verde itinerary, Santiago de Compostela to Gijon v.v has the following suite:

Junior Suite
- Comfortable and functional rooms decorated on wood and equipped with private bathroom.
- Double bed.
- Equipped with wardrobe, luggage rack, desk, safe, climate control, music tuner, internal telephone and minibar.
- Private bathroom with hairdryer, hydromassage shower/steam sauna, and a varied set of bath items with unique fragrance and toiletries bag

Each train offers a library, games and videos, a Dining Car, a Bar and Pub Car for relaxing, enjoying the music or even dancing. A multilingual tour guide will explain the sights en route.

**The train also runs in reverse direction Bilbao - Gijon on selected departure days from May to October**

2022 DEPARTURE DATES
SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA – BILBAO 
JUN 11, 25
JUL 9, 23
SEP 17
OCT 1

BILBAO – SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA 
JUN 18 
JUL 2, 16 
SEP 10, 24 
OCT 8

2022 DEPARTURE DATES

SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA – BILBAO

JUN        11, 25

JUL         9, 23

SEP         17

OCT        1

 

BILBAO – SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

JUN        18

JUL         2, 16

SEP         10, 24

OCT        8

Day 1 Viveiro - Ferrol - Santiago de Compostela

Reception at the Parador Reyes Católicos de Santiago de Compostela at 10 a.m. Enjoy a visit of Santiago in this Jacobean Holy Year and lunch. In the afternoon we travel by bus and arrive in Ferrol where the train will be waiting for us. Presentation of the crew and accommodation. Visit to Viveiro, free time, dinner and overnight.

Day 2 Viveiro - Ribadeo - Luarca - Candas

While we have breakfast on board the train, we will arrive at Ribadeo, for a visit, free time and lunch. In the afternoon we will travel by train to the first Asturian enclave, Luarca, the Villa Blanca of the Costa Verde. Tour. Dinner and night in Candás.

Day 3 Aviles - Gijon - Oviedo - Arriondas

After breakfast we will take the bus to visit Avilés and Gijón. In the afternoon enjoy a visit of the capital of the Principality, Oviedo. Visit and free time. Late in the afternoon the train will set off for Arriondas. Dinner on board and night in Arriondas.

Day 4 Picos de Europa - Llanes - Cabezon de la Sal

After breakfast we will take the bus to the heart of the Picos de Europa, Covadonga Sanctuary, Lake Enol and the first capital of the Kingdom of Asturias, Cangas de Onís. Lunch. In the afternoon, we will visit the village of Llanes, and then depart for Cantabrian lands where we will enjoy dinner on board and spend the night in Cabezón de la Sal.

Day 5 Santillana del Mar - Santander

After breakfast we will visit the Medieval Village of Santillana del Mar and the Neocave of Altamira. While we eat the train will arrive in Santander. Visit, free time and dinner in a typical restaurant. Those who want to do so can visit the Casino del Sardinero. Overnight in Santander.

Day 6 Santander - Bilbao

During breakfast the train will head towards Bilbao, the capital of the Basque region. Visit and food. After lunch we will go back to the train to pick up our luggage and say goodbye to the crew.