La Robla Train Route
Route 1: Bilbao – Leon
1st Day: Bilbao - Sotoscueva - Espinosa de los Monteros
We will welcome you on the first day at 12:00 hours at the Hotel María Cristina in San Sebastián to start our route in El Transcantábrico for 8 wonderful days. Then we will get to know the main attractions of San Sebastian with a guided tour. At lunchtime, we will have an exquisite lunch in a downtown restaurant.
After lunch we will get on a luxury bus to depart for Bilbao, where El Transcantábrico is waiting for us. Upon arrival, the crew will welcome us with a welcome drink and later we will be accommodated in our luxurious and comfortable suite.
Travelers on the train! This will be the warning before we start rolling towards Carranza. On the way, we will have the first dinner on board and then we will be able to enjoy the night entertainment programme in one of its lounges wagons. The train will be parked at night at Carranza station so that we can rest.
2nd Day: Espinosa de los Monteros - Románico Palentino - Cistierna
We will start the morning with a full à la carte breakfast and buffet before heading for Bilbao and delve into its wonderful corners. During the visit we will be able to see inside the famous Guggenheim Museum, with the entrance included.
At the end of the Bilbao tour we will return to the train to start the march towards the next destination, Santander. On the way, lunch will be served on board. Already in the destination, we will take a tour of the elegant capital of Cantabria and then we will have free to walk freely around the city. After dinner, if you wish you can visit the Gran Casino de Santander, with ticket included. We’ll have a night in Santander.
3rd Day: Cistierna - Leon
We will have breakfast on board and travel in El Transcantábrico to the town of Unquera. Then we will take our luxury coach to Potes, a picturesque village in Cantabria, crossing the impressive Gorge de la Hermida. After the visit of this place, we can enjoy a thermal circuit in the Balneario de la Hermida.
After lunch we will go to Comillas to visit the mansion of El Capricho, the 19th century work of the famous Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí. We will continue bound for Cabezón de la Sal, where we will have dinner and spend the night.
Route 2: Leon – Bilbao
The route of the La Robla Expreso Train from Leon to Bilbao is the same as the previous one, but in the reverse direction. The same stops and excursions will be made.
Meeting point: 12:00 h at Parador de los Reyes Católicos, in Santiago de Compostela Square.