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El Transcantabrico Gran Lujo : San Sebastian to Santiago de Compostela

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Day 1-Welcome to San Sebastian

Your weeklong tour begins in San Sebastian with a welcome reception. After lunch, proceed on a guided sightseeing tour of San Sebastian. After, travel to Bilbao where you will board the luxurious El Transcantabrico Gran Lujo, your hotel on wheels for the next seven nights. Board the train and settle in to your comfortable cabin as your railway cruise begins, traveling to Balmaseda.

Day 2-Modern city marvels of Bilbao

Breakfast is served on board as the train makes its way to Bilbao, a modern city where the river searches for the sea. See the sights of this enchanting city and visit Frank Gehry’s famous Guggenheim Museum, considered the most important structure of its time. Later, return to the train and enjoy lunch as you travel to the capital of Cantabria. Santander is a quiet city combined with beauty and remarkable charm. Explore the area of El Sardinero and witness the majestic Casino. Enjoy dinner in Santander, where you will spend the rest of the evening.

Day 3-Divine visit to the monastery of Santo Toribio de Liebana

The train will arrive in Unquera in the morning, where a coach will be waiting to take you to the gorge of La Hermida en route to Potes. Visit the sanctuary of Santo Toribio de Liebana, which was founded prior to the 6th century. After lunch, depart for Cabezon de la Sal and visit the Comillas - the seat of the Archbishop.

Day 4-Travel back in time to Santillana del Mar

After breakfast, disembark the train and board a coach that will take you to Santillana del mar, a picturesque medieval village captured in time. Visit the Neocave Museum of Altamira, which incorporates a replica of the nearby Stone Age caves famous for their prehistoric paintings. Enjoy a delicious lunch in Santillana and depart for Arriondas passing through Asturias, Llanes and Ribadesella. Spend the evening in Arriondas after dinner.

Day 5-Deep into the heart of Asturias

In the morning, depart via coach to visit the National Park of Picos de Europa, the Covadonga Lakes, the Sanctuary of Covadonga and Cangas de Onis. Return to the train in time for lunch and travel to Oviedo, the capital city of Asturias. You will have the opportunity to explore this beautiful city before dinner. The train will stay overnight in Oviedo.

Day 6-Journey to the charming city of Gijon

The train departs from Oviedo in the morning and brings you to the enchanting seaside city of Gijon. Enjoy your sightseeing tour of this little town followed by lunch. Your journey continues as the train makes its way to the stunning village of Luarca, also known as “The White Town of the Green Coast.” The evening is spent in Luarca after dinner.

Day 7-Travel along the "Rias Altas" to Ribadeo and Viveiro

Travel further along the rugged coast to Ribadeo, which is set majestically on the mouth of the River Eo. Visit Las Catedrales beach and witness awe-inspiring landscape of “Las Rias Altas.” After lunch, the train departs for Viveiro for an overnight stay.

Day 8-Your journey ends in Santiago de Compostela

As you conclude your journey, the train travels from Viveiro to Ferrol. Here, board the coach and depart for your last destination – Santiago de Compostela. Upon arrival, discover the beauty and history of this city, whose Cathedral was the destination of the important 9th century medieval pilgrimage route, the Way of St. James. Visit the Plaza del Obradoiro, the Platerías, its famous Cathedral and discover why Santiago is hailed as a jewel in a crown. Bid a fond farewell to your new-found friends as this memorable journey comes to an end.

 

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Departures

Aug 20149
Sep 20146
Oct 20144,18
Mar 201528
Apr 201525
May 201523
Jun 20156,20
Aug 20151
Sep 201512,26
Oct 201510

All Rates in US$ per person including ALL taxes and surcharges

ClassDatesSingle RateDouble RateTriple Rate
Luxury Suite
For departure August 9,2014 US$ 8,615 US$ 5,744 US$ 4,595
For departure September 6,2014 US$ 9,122 US$ 6,082 US$ 4,911
For departures October 4,2014 through October 18,2014 US$ 8,615 US$ 5,744 US$ 4,595
For departures March 28,2015 through April 25,2015 US$ 7,755 US$ 5,169 US$ 4,136
For departures May 23,2015 through June 20,2015 US$ 8,210 US$ 5,473 US$ 4,419
For departure August 1,2015 US$ 7,755 US$ 5,169 US$ 4,136
For departures September 12,2015 through September 26,2015 US$ 8,210 US$ 5,473 US$ 4,419
For departure October 10,2015 US$ 7,755 US$ 5,169 US$ 4,136

Highlights

  • Visit the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao
  • See the Sanctuary of Santo Toribio de Liebana
  • Tour the Neocave Museum of Altamira
  • Visit the National Park of Picos de Europaisit the National Park of Picos de Europa
  • Explore Las Catedrales Beach
  • Visit the Cathedral and destination of the Way of St. James pilgrimage

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