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Sweeping and substantial, this tour via El Transcantabrico luxury train will enrapture your heart and soul with its beauty. Whether you are in the exquisitely designed suites and cabins of the train or just going on a day tour to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, you will get to experience the best sights and food available to tourists. Luxury here comes in many forms, ranging from the best Asturian seafood, Tapas and Basque cheeses served onboard, to fine wines including varieties of Cava or Tempranillo.

Your journey begins in San Sebastian with a city tour. Later that day you will board El Transcantabrico Gran Lujo and dive into your journey of beauty, luxury and indulgence along the Northern Coast of Spain. You will relax on beautiful, awe-inspiring beaches, dine on the region’s coveted cuisine, tour enchanting coastal cities, all while traveling along this medieval pilgrimage route. Spend your time onboard the train enjoying the magnificent views, comfortable and luxurious accommodations, lounge cars and nightly entertainment. The tour comes to a close in Santiago de Compostela after a satisfying and unforgettable eight days.


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Day 1 – Saturday: Welcome to San Sebastian

Cities covered : San Sebastián ,  Bilbao ,  Villasana de Mena

Rendezvous at 1:00 pm in San Sebastian at Hotel Barcelo Costa Vasca. Welcome reception and lunch in San Sebastián, a city of elegant beauty and home to major cultural events. Tour of the town after lunch and transfer by luxury coach to Bilbao, where El Transcantábrico is waiting for us. Welcome drink with the crew. Train trip to Villasana de Mena while enjoying our first dinner onboard.

Overnight in Villasana de Mena.

San Sebastián from Igueldo

Day 2 – Sunday: Villasana de Mena – Bilbao – Santander

Cities covered : Bilbao ,  Santander

Just as every day, we begin the journey with a delicious buffet and a la carte breakfast. El Trancantábrico will take us back to the dynamic city of Bilbao, that has managed to reinvent itself after the decline of its heavy industry. City tour includes admission to the epitome of a new Bilbao, the famous Guggenheim Museum. Return to the train to continue our journey to Santander while having lunch onboard. 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.

Tour the city of Santander

Day 3 – Monday: Santander – Potes – Cabezón de la Sal

Cities covered : Potes

Train trip to Unquera station from where we will travel by coach through the gorge of La Hermida and 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.

Enjoy the rolling green views of the Prados de Cantabria

Day 4 – Tuesday: Travel back in time to Santillana del Mar

Cities covered : Santillana del Mar

The day begins with a visit to 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 we will return to the train and travel into Asturian territory, visiting the village of Ribadesella and its charming promenade and stunning historic mansions.

Dinner and overnight in Arriondas.

Explore history in Santillana del Mar

Day 5 – Wednesday: Deep into the heart of Asturias

Cities covered : Candas ,  Oviedo

Today our coach will drive us to the heart of the Principality of Asturias, to the Picos de Europa National Park. First enroute is Lake Enol, then visit the sacred place of Shrine of Covadonga to hear its legends. Back onboard for lunch and 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.

Dinner onboard while we travel to Candás, where we will spend the night.

See centuries-old architecture in Cangas de Onís

Day 6 – Thursday: Journey to the charming city of Gijon

Cities covered : Gijón ,  Luarca

We begin the day discovering Avilés, an ancient city with a precious old town, and Gijón, a city that opens up to the Cantabrian Sea and is alive with cultural events. After visiting both towns, return to El Transcantábrico to continue our coastal journey to Luarca, visiting this charming seaside town embedded in a stunning landscape.

Dinner and overnight in Luarca.

Spend an evening in the quaint fishing town

Day 7 – Friday: Travel along the “Rias Altas” to Ribadeo and Viveiro

Cities covered : Ribadeo ,  Viveiro

Train trip to the historic town of Ribadeo, in Galician lands, bordering Asturias. Our coach will take us to Las Catedrales Beach, one of the most spectacular beaches in the world. City sightseeing in Ribadeo and free time. Back on the train for lunch and trip to Viveiro, with city tour and free time.

Dinner and overnight in Viveiro.

Relax on this stunning beach

Day 8 – Saturday: Your journey ends in Santiago de Compostela

Cities covered : Ferrol ,  Santiago de Compostela

While enjoying our last breakfast onboard, we will arrive in Ferrol, followed by a comfortable coach trip to Santiago de Compostela. 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.

End of trip after the tour.

Photo Gallery

Lounge Car on board El Transcantabrico
Lounge Car on board El Transcantabrico
El Transcantabrico dining carriage
El Transcantabrico dining carriage
En-suite bathroom on board El Transcantabrico
En-suite bathroom on board El Transcantabrico
The train in Viveiro
The train in Viveiro
Royal Suite Lounge
Royal Suite Lounge
Twin bed suite on board El Transcantabrico
Twin bed suite on board El Transcantabrico
Pub car on board El Transcantabrico Gran Lujo
Pub car on board El Transcantabrico Gran Lujo
Gijón is an impressive city on the Asturian seaboard
Gijón is an impressive city on the Asturian seaboard
Privilege Suite Lounge
Privilege Suite Lounge
Tea Room on board El Transcantabrico
Tea Room on board El Transcantabrico