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  • All the magic of northern Spain awaits the traveller, from the lands of Castile and Leon, to the shores of the Bay of Biscay. El Transcantabrico offers a number of itineraries, the most popular two being Santiago de Compostela – Leon and Santiago de Compostela – San Sebastian. Both itineraries are available in reverse direction.

    Travel in comfort, with each suite compartment elegantly furnished. Each compartment includes a double bed or the option of an independent upper bunk, luggage space, wardrobe, private bathroom facilities and large picture windows.

    • LEON – SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA 8 Days/7 Nights

      First day, Saturday / Leon Cistierna
      At 12:00 there will be a welcome reception in the P.N de San Marcos in Leon. Following this is a city tour, lunch and transfer to our train. There will be a welcome on board the train and we will travel to Cistierna, where we will have some free time, dinner and spend the night.

      Second day, Sunday / Cistierna Mataporquera Villasana de Mena
      Whilst having breakfast, the train will arrive in Guardo. We will travel by coach to the Roman town of
      Olmeda then Carrión de los Condes, Villalcazar de Sirga and Fromista. We will have lunch and travel by train to Villasana de Mena. Here we will have some free time, dinner and stay overnight.

      Third day, Monday / Espinosa de Los Monteros Bilbao Santander
      Whilst having breakfast, the train will arrive in Bilbao, where we will go on a trip around the city and have some free time. Lunch will be served as we travel to Santander. Here we will take a tour around the city, have some free time, dinner and spend the night. There is also a trip to the casino, for those inclined.

      Fourth day, Tuesday / Santander Cabezon de la Sal Ribadesella Arriondas
      Whilst having breakfast, we will travel to Cabezon de la Sal, and from here we will take a coach and visit the Altamira Neocave and Santillana del Mar. This is followed by lunch. In the afternoon the train will travel to Ribadesella and later, Arriondas, where we will have dinner and spend the night.

      Fifth day, Wednesday / Arriondas Oviedo Candas
      After breakfast on board the train, our coach will take us to the Picos de Europa National Park, the Lakes of Covadonga, it’s Sanctuary, and later, Cangas de Onis. We will have lunch before travelling to Oviedo where we will take a tour around the city and have some free time and dinner. We will spend the night in
      Candas.

      Sixth day, Thursday / Candas Aviles Gijon Luarca
      After breakfast, we will go by coach to Aviles and later, Gijon, where we will take a tour around the city, spend some free time and have lunch. In the afternoon, the train will take us to Luarca. We will take a tour around the town, have some free time, dinner and spend the night.

      Seventh day, Friday / Luarca Ribadeo Viveiro
      Whilst having breakfast, we will arrive in Ribadeo. We will take a tour around the town and visit the Playa de Las Catedrales. We will have some free time and lunch. In the afternoon the train will arrive in Viveiro where we will have dinner and spend the night.

      Eighth day, Saturday / Viveiro Ferrol Santiago de Compostela
      Whilst having breakfast the train will arrive in Ferrol. We will head by coach to Santiago de Compostela where we will take a trip around the city and spend some free time. The end of the journey is at the P.N at 14:00.

    • SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA – LEON8 Days/7 Nights

      First day, Saturday / Santiago de Compostela Ferrol Viveiro
      At 12:00 there will be a welcome reception in the PN Reyes Católicos of Santiago de Compostela. Afterwards we will take a tour around the city and have lunch. In the afternoon we will go by coach to Ferrol. All travellers will be given a welcome on board the train before setting off to Viveiro, where we will have dinner and spend the night.

      Second day, Sunday / Viveiro Ribadeo Luarca
      We will have breakfast on board the train whilst we travel to Ribadeo. We will take a tour around the town and visit the Playa de Las Catedrales. We will have lunch and take the train to Luarca, where we will take a tour around the town and have the chance for some free time. Later, we will have dinner and spend
      the night in Luarca.

      Third day, Monday / Luarca Aviles Gijon Oviedo Candas
      Following breakfast on board we will go by coach from Luarca to Aviles and later Gijon, where we will take a tour around the city followed by lunch. In the afternoon we will head to Oviedo where we will take a tour around the city, spend some free time and have dinner. We will spend the night in Candas.

      Fourth day, Tuesday / Candas Arriondas Llanes
      Whilst having breakfast, we will arrive in Arriondas. From there we will go by coach to the Picos de Europa National Park, the Lakes of Covadonga, the Sanctuary, and later, Cangas de Onis. This is followed by lunch. We will travel by train to Llanes, where we will take a tour around the town, have some free time, dinner and spend the night.

      Fifth day, Wednesday / Llanes Cabezon de la Sal Santillana del Mar Santander
      Whilst having breakfast, we will arrive in Cabezon de la Sal. From here we will visit Santillana del Mar and the Altamira Neocave. This is followed by lunch. In the afternoon we will travel to Santander. We will take a tour around the city, have some free time, dinner and spend the night. There will be a visit to the casino, for those inclined.

      Sixth day, Thursday / Santander Bilbao Villasana de Mena
      Whilst enjoying breakfast, we will arrive in Bilbao. There will be a tour around the city and a visit to the Guggenheim Museum. We will have lunch and spend some free time before arriving by train in Villasana de Mena/Mercadillo, where we will have dinner and spend the night.

      Seventh day, Friday / Espinosa de los Monteros Mataporquera Cistierna
      During breakfast the train will take us to Mataporquera. Our coach will then take us to El Canal de Castilla, Carrión de los Condes, Frómista and Villalcazar de Sirga. Here we will have lunch. In the afternoon
      we will visit the Roman Villa of La Olmeda, before continuing on to Cistierna where we will have dinner and spend the night.

      Eighth day, Saturday / Cistierna Leon
      On our last day we will arrive in Leon during breakfast. We will take a tour around the city whilst
      our coach takes our luggage to the PN de San Marcos, which will bring our journey to an end at 14:00.

    • SAN SEBASTIAN – SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA 8 Days/7 Nights

      First day, Saturday / San Sebastian Villasana de Mena
      Meeting point: Hotel Londres in San Sebastian at 12:00. Welcome reception followed by lunch. After lunch we will tour the city followed by a coach trip to Bilbao, where we will board the train. Reception and welcome on board. We will have dinner and spend the night in Villasana de Mena.

      Second day, Sunday / Villasana de Mena Santander
      Whilst enjoying breakfast, we will arrive in Bilbao. There will be a trip around the city and a visit to the
      Guggenheim Museum. We will have lunch whilst en route to Santander, and once there we will take a trip
      around the city followed by free time. We will have dinner and spend the night in Santander.

      Third day, Monday / Santander Cabezon de la Sal
      Whilst enjoying breakfast, we will arrive into Unquera. We will travel by coach through the Hermida Gorge to Potes and the Monetary of Santo Toribio de Liébana. We will have lunch followed by some free time. Later the train will take us to Cabezon de La Sal, where we will have dinner and spend the night.

      Fourth day, Tuesday / Cabezon de la Sal Santillana del Mar Arriondas
      After breakfast, we will set out from Cabezon to Santillana del Mar. We will visit the Altamira Neocave and
      the medieval town. We will have lunch and travel by train to Ribadesella and Arriondas. We will have dinner
      and spend the night in Arriondas.

      Fifth day, Wednesday / Arriondas Candas
      After breakfast we will travel to the Picos de Europa National Park, the Lakes of Covadonga and the
      Covadonga Sanctuary. We will visit Cangas de Onis followed by lunch whilst en route to Oviedo. We will
      take a trip around the city and have lunch there. Overnight in Candas.

      Sixth day, Thursday / Candas Luarca
      After breakfast, we will travel by coach from Candas to Aviles, We will then take a trip around Gijon, a
      city that opens up onto the sea, where we will have lunch. In the afternoon, we will go by train to Luarca.
      Once there we will take a trip around the city and have the chance to spend some free time. Later, we will
      have dinner and spend the night in Luarca.

      Seventh day, Friday / Luarca Viveiro
      Whilst having breakfast, we will arrive in Ribadeo. We will go by coach to the Playa de Las Catedrales, take a
      trip around Ribadeo, have some free time and then lunch. In the afternoon, we will go by train to Viveiro,
      where we will have dinner and spend the night.

      Eighth day, Saturday / Viveiro Santiago de Compostela
      Whilst having breakfast, we will arrive in Ferrol. We will travel by coach to Santiago de Compostela,
      followed by a trip around the city. Our journey will end at 14:00 at the PN Reyes Católicos.

    • SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA – SAN SEBASTIAN 8 Days/7 Nights

      First day, Saturday / Santiago de Compostela Ferrol Viveiro
      At 12:00 there will be a welcome reception in the PN Reyes Católicos in Santiago de Compostela. Afterwards we will take a city tour and have lunch. In the afternoon we will go by coach to Ferrol. All travellers will be given a welcome on board the train before setting off to Viveiro, where we will have dinner and spend
      the night.

      Second day, Sunday / Viveiro Ribadeo Luarca
      We will have breakfast on board the train whilst we travel to Ribadeo. We will take a tour around the city and visit the Playa de Las Catedrales. Afterwards we will have lunch and take the train to Luarca, where we will take a tour around the city and have free time. Later, we will have dinner and spend the night in Luarca.

      Third day, Monday / Luarca Aviles Gijon Oviedo Candas
      Following breakfast on board we will go by coach from Luarca to Aviles and later Gijon, where we will take a
      tour around the city followed by lunch. In the afternoon we will head to Oviedo, where we will take a tour
      around the city, spend some free time and have dinner. We will overnight in Candas.

      Fourth day, Tuesday / Candas Arriondas Llanes
      Whilst having breakfast, we will arrive in Arriondas. From there we will go by coach to the Picos de Europa
      National Park, the Lakes of Covadonga, it’s Sanctuary, and Cangas de Onis. This is followed by lunch. We will arrive in Llanes by train, where we will take a tour around the city and have some free time, dinner and spend the night.

      Fifth day, Wednesday / Llanes Potes Cabezon de la Sal
      Whilst enjoying breakfast, we will arrive in Unquera. We will travel by coach through the Hermida Gorge,
      arriving at the Monastery of Santo Toribio de Liébana and Potes. We will have lunch followed by some free
      time. Later the train will take us to Cabezon de La Sal, where we will have dinner and spend the night.

      Sixth day, Thursday / Cabezon de la Sal Santillana del Mar Santander
      After breakfast we will set out from Cabezon de la Sal to Santillana del Mar. We will visit the Altamira
      Neocave and the medieval Villa. In the afternoon we will travel to Santander. We will take a tour around the
      city, have some free time, dinner and overnight here.

      Seventh day, Friday / Santander Bilbao Villasana de Mena
      Whilst enjoying breakfast, we will arrive in Bilbao. There will be a tour around the city and a visit to the
      Guggenheim Museum. We will have lunch and spend some free time before arriving by train to Villasana de
      Men. We will have dinner and overnight here.

      Eighth day, Saturday / Villasana de Mena San Sebastian
      Breakfast this morning is on board, followed by a coach trip to San Sebastia where we will take a tour around the city. The end of the journey is at the Hotel Londres at 14:00.

    • SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA – BILBAO 6 Days/5 Nights

      First day, Saturday / Santiago de Compostela Ferrol Viveiro
      At 12:00 there will be a welcome reception in the PN Reyes Católicos de Santiago de Compostela. Afterwards we will take a tour around the city and have lunch. In the afternoon we will go by coach to Ferrol. All travellers will be given a welcome onboard the train before setting off to Viveiro, where we will have dinner and spend the night.

      Second day, Sunday / Viveiro Ribadeo Luarca
      We will have breakfast on board the train whilst we travel to Ribadeo. We will take a tour around the town and visit the Playa de Las Catedrales. We will have lunch and take the train to Luarca, where we will take a tour around the town and
      have the chance to spend some free time. We will have dinner and spend the night in Luarca.

      Third day, Monday / Luarca Aviles Gijon Oviedo Candas
      Following breakfast on board we will go by coach from Luarca to Aviles and later Gijon, where we will take a tour around
      the city followed by lunch. In the afternoon we will head to Oviedo, where we will take a tour around the city, spend
      some free time and have dinner. Later, we will spend the night in Candas.

      Fourth day, Tuesday / Candas Arriondas Llanes
      Whilst having breakfast, we will arrive in Arriondas. From there we will go by coach to the Picos de Europa National
      Park, the Lakes of Covadonga, the Sanctuary, and later, Cangas de Onis. This is followed by lunch. We will travel to Llanes by train, where we will take a tour around the town, have some free time, dinner and spend the night.

      Fifth day, Wednesday / Llanes Cabezon de la Sal Santillana del Mar Santander
      Whilst having breakfast, we will arrive in Cabezon de la Sal. From here we will visit Santillana del Mar and the Altamira
      Neocave. This is followed by Lunch. In the afternoon we will travel to Santander. We will take a tour around the city, have some free time, dinner and spend the night. There will be a visit to the casino, for those inclined.

      Sixth day, Thursday / Santander Bilbao
      Whilst enjoying some breakfast, we will arrive in Bilbao. There will be a tour around the city and a visit to the
      Guggenheim Museum. After the tour, we will return to the train. The journey ends at 13:30.

    • SANTANDER – SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA 5 Days / 4 Nights

      First day, Tuesday / Santander Cabezon de la Sal Ribadesella Arriondas
      A welcome reception will be on board the train in Santander at 8:00. Whilst having breakfast, we will arrive in Cabezon de la Sal. From here we will visit the Altamira Neocave and Santillana del Mar. This is followed by lunch. In the afternoon we will travel by train to Ribadesella then Arriondas where we will have dinner and spend the night.

      Second day, Wednesday / Arriondas Oviedo Candas
      After breakfast on board the train, our coach will take us to the Picos de Europa National Park, the Lakes of Covadonga,
      and the Sanctuary. Later we will visit Cangas de Onis where we will have lunch before travelling to Oviedo. Here will take a tour and have some free time and dinner. We will spend the night in Candas.

      Third day, Thursday / Candas Aviles Gijon Luarca
      After breakfast, we will go by coach to Aviles and later, Gijon, where we will take a tour around the city, spend some free
      time and have lunch. In the afternoon, the train will take us to Luarca. We will take a tour around the town, have some
      free time, dinner and spend the night.

      Fourth day, Friday / Luarca Ribadeo Viveiro
      Whilst having breakfast, we will arrive in Ribadeo. We will take a tour around the town and visit the Playa de Las
      Catedrales. We will have some free time and lunch. In the afternoon the train will arrive in Viveiro, where we will have
      dinner and spend the night.

    • OVIEDO – LEON 5 Days/ 4 Nights

      First day, Tuesday / Oviedo Cangas de Onis Llanes
      Our meeting point is at Oviedo Train Station (FEVE) at 8:00, where we will travel to Arriondas and meet up with the group. There will be a reception on board the train and from here we will travel by coach to the Picos de Europa National Park, the Lakes of Covadonga, its Sanctuary, and later, Cangas de Onis. This is followed by lunch. We will travel to Llanes by train where we will take a tour around the town, have some free time, dinner and spend the night.

      Second day, Wednesday / Llanes Cabezon de la Sal Santillana del Mar Santander
      Whilst having breakfast we will arrive in Cabezon de la Sal. From here we will visit Santillana del Mar and
      the Altamira Neocave. This is followed by lunch. In the afternoon we will travel to Santander. We will take a tour around the city, have some free time, dinner and spend the night. There will be a visit to the casino, for those inclined.

      Third day, Thursday / Santander Bilbao Espinosa de Los Monteros
      Whilst having breakfast, we will arrive in Bilbao. There will be a tour around the city and a visit to the
      Guggenheim Museum. We will have lunch and spend some free time in the city before travelling by train to
      Espinosa de Los Monteros, where we will have dinner and spend the night.

      Fourth day, Friday / Espinosa de los Monteros Mataporquera Cistierna
      During breakfast the train will take us to Mataporquera. From here our coach will take us to El Canal de
      Castilla, Carrión de los Condes, Frómista and Villalcazar de Sirga, where we will have lunch. In the afternoon
      we will visit the Roman Villa of La Olmeda, before continuing on to Cistierna where we will have dinner and
      spend the night.

      Fifth day, Saturday / Cistierna Leon
      On our last day, whilst breakfast is served we will arrive in Leon. We will take a tour around the city whilst
      our coach takes our luggage to the PN de San Marcos which will bring our journey to an end at 14:00.

  • General information

    Inclusions:

    Journeys in the Junior Suite include:

    • El Transcantabrico Small Cabin, Fine TravelLunches and dinners with wine, coffee, tea or liqueur
    • Free buffet for breakfast
    • Accommodation in the Junior Suite (6sq ft) on board the train
    • Coach travel
    • Tour guide for the entire journey
    • Guided tours in multiple languages
    • Security service
    • Entry fees and tours of different places
    • Daily newspapers and magazines
    • Free water
    • Live performances and parties in the Pub Carriage
    • A great team of experienced professionals at your service

     
    Journeys in the Grand Luxury Suite include:

    • El Transcantabrico Large Cabin, Fine TravelLunches and dinners with wine, coffee, tea or liqueur
    • Breakfast a la cart and free buffet with room service
    • Accommodation in the Grand Luxury Suite (12sq ft) on board the train
    • Luxury coach travel
    • Tour guide for the entire journey
    • Guided tours in multiple languages
    • Security service
    • Entry fees and tours of different places
    • Daily newspapers and magazines
    • Top of the range services
    • Personal attention on board the train
    • Live performances and parties in the Pub Carriage
    • Free water, coffee, tea and refreshments.
    • Transfers by AVE and/or ALVIA pre and post trip in Club/Preferential Class
    • A great team of experienced professionals at your service

     

    Compartments

    The junior suites are smaller than the Grand Luxury suites. They both contain the same facilities but are different sizes. The Junior suite is 6sq ft and the Grand Luxury Suite is 12sq ft.

    Each suite compartment has a double bed, and some have the option of an extra overhead bunk bed. All compartments are equipped with luggage space, mini bar, safety deposit box, wardrobe, writing desk and telephone with an outside line. The private bathroom has a hydro-sauna, turbo massage, steam bath and hairdryer. Air-conditioning, heating, music and lights are controlled individually and the floors of the compartments are carpeted. All suites have large windows allowing travellers to contemplate the passing scenery. Curtains provide the privacy needed for rest. All cars are connected internally for the travellers’ ease of movement.

    Each suite on the El Transcantabrico is especially designed for rest and privacy. Travellers can sleep silently because the train is completely stationary overnight.

    Lounge cars

    El Transcantabrico Lounge, Fine TravelThere are four lounge cars onboard .These are the common areas of the train, where many have began a lasting friendship inspired by the unique ambience of the carriages.

    One of the lounge cars has a bar and a dance floor. This is the ‘pub car’, decorated and lit like a small nightclub, where entertainment is provided every night until the early hours of the morning. Another lounge car has a second bar where you can relax and enjoy a drink. The other two lounge cars are for a different type of enjoyment, where travellers can read, enjoy a chat, share a table with other travellers and play one of the many board games provided, or just relax and take in the passing scenery through the wide windows of each car. Our waiters will attend to all your needs at anytime.

    Unforseen events

    The itineraries may be subject to change due to circumstances beyond the control of the organiser or due to problems that can occur in the normal operation of the rail network on which El Transcantabrico runs. In these cases, the Organiser will adopt the most appropriate solutions for continuing the organised trip, with no extra charge to passengers.

     

  • *TERMS & CONDITIONS

    Conditions

    • A 25% non refundable deposit is required to confirm your booking, with the full balance payable 60 days prior to departure date.

    Important Conditions:

    • Minimum Passenger Requirements: All tours require a minimum passenger number to operate. Should this not be reached, we will offer possible alternatives. If an alternative is not suitable, a full refund may be offered. Rail Plus will not issue a refund unless and until Rail Plus receives the refunded sum in full from the supplier.
    • Travel insurance providing appropriate cover is strongly recommended.
    • More information upon request

    Refunds

    Written notice received Cancellation fee Administration fee for each change
    60 days or more Loss of deposit One free, then 10%
    21-59 days 40% 20%
    3-20 days 80% 60%
    Within 2 days of departure or no show 100% 100%