El Transcantabrico Grand Luxe Train

El Transcantabrico - Grand Luxe

Santiago de Compostela -San Sebastian

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.

El Transcantabrico Grand Luxe itinerary, San Sebastian to Santiago de Compostela v.v has
Deluxe Suite
A spacious wooden room with a salon, bedroom and bathroom, and decorated with exclusive details.
• Two metre long double bed or twin beds. A sofa which can be turned into a bed in the salon.
• Equipped with wardrobe, luggage rack, desk, safe, flat screen, music tuner, climate control, multimedia computer with free Internet connection, telephone and minibar.
• A comfortable and spacious private bathroom with hydromassage shower/steam sauna, hairdryer 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..

Day 1 Santiago de Compostela - Viveiro

Rendezvous at 12:00 am at hotel Parador de los Reyes Católicos in Santiago de Compostela. Following the reception, enjoy a city tour in this historical town, goal of devotees for over a thousand years, and admire its countless artistic jewels such as the Cathedral. After lunch, ur luxury coach will take us to Ferrol, where El Transcantábrico is waiting for us. The crew will offer a welcome drink while the train takes us to the historic town of Viveiro. Enjoy a tour of its beautiful old town, have dinner and spend the night onboard.

Day 2 Viveiro - Ribadeo - Luarca - Candas

Just as every day, we begin the journey with a delicious buffet and a la carte breakfast. El Transcantábrico will take us to Ribadeo, a historical town located on the border between Galicia and Asturias. Our coach will take us along the coast to Las Catedrales Beach, one of the most spectacular beaches in the world. City sightseeing in Ribadeo and lunch. Then, we return to the train to begin the trip to Asturian lands, reaching the town of Luarca, known as the White Town of the Green Coast. We will return to the train, now travelling towards Candás, where will also have dinner and stay overnight.

Day 3 Candas - Aviles - Gijon - Oviedo - Arriondas

We begin the day discovering Avilés, an ancient city with a precious old town. Next is Gijón, a city that opens up to the Cantabrian Sea and is alive with cultural events. After lunch, trip to the region’s capital, Oviedo, the highlight of Asturian Romanesque art, featuring gems such as the basilica of San Julian de los Prados. City tour and free time before returning to the train. Onboard dinner while the train moves to Arriondas, where we will spend the night.

Day 4 Arriondas - Llanes

Today we will visit the heart of the Principality of Asturias. Driving up to the beautiful Picos de Europa National Park, first stop will be at Lake Enol, followed by the Shrine of Covadonga, where our guide will tell us about this sacred place’s stories and legends. After lunch, our train will border the famous river Sella where kayaks yearly compete on its famous International Descent. Arriving at Llanes, a charming fishing village on the east of Asturias, visit and enjoy free time in town. Dinner and night in Llanes

Day 5 Llanes - Potes - Cabezon de la Sal

During breakfast our train will cross the border into Cantabria. Transfer from Unquera station by coach through the gorge of La Hermida until we reach the town of Potes. After visiting this charming village, enjoy a spa circuit at La Hermida Spa. Return to the train after lunch and trip to Cabezón de la Sal. In the afternoon there will be free time and you may choose to visit the mansion of El Capricho in the town of Comillas, the impressive and colourful 19th century house designed by Antonio Gaudí. Dinner and overnight in Cabezón de la Sal.

Day 6 Cabezon de la Sal - Santander

The day begins with a visit to the town of Santillana del Mar with its beautifully preserved medieval town. Next we will be taken on a tour of Altamira Neocave, the finest realistic example of Upper Palaeolithic cave art. After lunch, return to the train to continue our journey to Santander. City sightseeing tour of the elegant capital of Cantabria and free time. Those who wish may visit El Gran Casino after dinner (entrance included). Overnight in Santander.

Day 7 Santander - Bilbao - Karrantza

El Trancantábrico will take us to the dynamic city of Bilbao, that has managed to reinvent itself after the decline of its heavy industry. City tour including admission for the famous Guggenheim Museum, epitome of a new Bilbao. After lunch, enjoy free time before returning to the train. Dinner and overnight in Karrantza.

Day 8 Mercadillo - San Sebastian

While enjoying our last breakfast onboard, we will return to Bilbao, where El Transcantábrico’s coach will comfortably take us to San Sebastian. Visit this city of elegant beauty and home to major cultural events End of trip after the tour in San Sebastian.