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El Transcantabrico - Gran Lujo

El Transcantabrico - Gran Lujo

8 Days/7 Nights
 
  • Tour Type
    Escorted TourEscorted TourTrain tour Train tour
  • Itinerary
    San Sebastian to Santiago de Compostela
  • Duration
    8 Days/7 Nights
  • Theme
    Luxury train
  • Tour Code
    ELTR0216
  • Operating Days
    Apr to Oct
8 Days/7 Nights
 
  • Tour Type
    Escorted TourEscorted TourTrain tour Train tour
  • Itinerary
    San Sebastian to Santiago de Compostela
  • Duration
    8 Days/7 Nights
  • Theme
    Luxury train
  • Tour Code
    ELTR0216
  • Operating Days
    Apr to Oct
Description 
  • Tour Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation Accommodation in Standard, Superior or Junior Suite compartment on the trainEscorted tourEscorted tour Tour guide MealsMeals Breakfast, dinner & lunch includedToursTours Excursions with tickets to museums and monuments

Summary

Everything that El Transcantabrico offers is oriented towards a single goal: “having an unforgettable trip.“ The El Transcantábrico is a luxury hotel on rails, with historic rooms and suites that combine perfectly with the charm of early 20th century trains and the advanced comfort of the 21st century. A discovery of new and unique experiences, the train, the suites, the route, the crew and the gastronomy.

2018 Rates (San Sebastián - Santiago de Compostela)

Departure Dates Price Per Person Deluxe Suite Deluxe Suite Single Supplement Deluxe Suite Triple Supplement*
July 21 4,980 Euros 2,490 Euros 2,030 Euros
August 18 4,980 Euros 2,490 Euros 2,030 Euros
September 1, 15, 29 4,980 Euros 2,490 Euros 2,030 Euros
October 13 4,980 Euros 2,490 Euros 2,030 Euros

2018 Rates (Santiago de Compostela - San Sebastián)

Departure Dates Price Per Person Deluxe Suite Deluxe Suite Single Supplement Deluxe Suite Triple Supplement*
July 28 4,980 Euros 2,490 Euros 2,030 Euros
August 25 4,980 Euros 2,490 Euros 2,030 Euros
September 8, 22 4,980 Euros 2,490 Euros 2,030 Euros
October 6, 20 4,980 Euros 2,490 Euros 2,030 Euros

*Child or adult


2019 Rates (San Sebastián - Santiago de Compostela)

Departure Dates Price Per Person Deluxe Suite Deluxe Suite Single Supplement Deluxe Suite Triple Supplement *
April 6, 13, 27 5,150 Euros 2,575 Euros 2,100 Euros
May 11, 25 5,150 Euros 2,575 Euros 2,100 Euros
June 8, 22 5,150 Euros 2,575 Euros 2,100 Euros
July 6, 20 5,150 Euros 2,575 Euros 2,100 Euros
August 17, 31 5,150 Euros 2,575 Euros 2,100 Euros
September 14, 28 5,150 Euros 2,575 Euros 2,100 Euros
October 12 5,150 Euros 2,575 Euros 2,100 Euros

2019 Rates (Santiago de Compostela - San Sebastián)

Departure Dates Price Per Person Deluxe Suite Deluxe Suite Single Supplement Deluxe Suite Triple Supplement *
April 20 5,150 Euros 2,575 Euros 2,100 Euros
May 4, 18 5,150 Euros 2,575 Euros 2,100 Euros
June 1, 15, 29 5,150 Euros 2,575 Euros 2,100 Euros
July 13, 27 5,150 Euros 2,575 Euros 2,100 Euros
August 24 5,150 Euros 2,575 Euros 2,100 Euros
September 7, 21  5,150 Euros 2,575 Euros 2,100 Euros
October 5, 9 5,150 Euros 2,575 Euros 2,100 Euros

*Child or adult

Itinerary

San Sebastián - Santiago de Compostela

Day 1 (Saturday), San Sebastián – Villasana de Mena
Discover San Sebastián, a city of elegant beauty and home to major cultural events. Head to Bilbao, where El Transcantábrico is waiting for us. Overnight in Villasana de Mena. (L, D)

Day 2 (Sunday), Villasana de Mena - Bilbao - Santander
Visit the dynamic city of Bilbao including the famous Guggenheim Museum. Return to the train to continue our journey to Santander. City sightseeing tour of the elegant capital of Cantabria and free time. (B, L, D)

Day 3 (Monday), Santander - Potes - Cabezón de la Sal
Travel by coach through the gorge of La Hermida and reach the town of Potes. After visiting this charming village, enjoy a tour at La Hermida Spa. In the afternoon there will be free time to visit the town of Comillas. (B, L, D)

Day 4 (Tuesday), Cabezón de la Sal - Santillana del Mar - Arriondas
Visit the town of Santillana del Mar with its beautifully preserved medieval town. Then take a tour of Altamira Neocave, the finest realistic example of Upper Palaeolithic cave art. After lunch we will travel into Asturian territory, visiting the village of Ribadesella. (B, L, D)

Day 5 (Wednesday), Arriondas - Oviedo - Candás
Today, our coach will drive us to the heart of the Principality of Asturias, to the Picos de Europa National Park. First visit Lake Enol, then visit the sacred place of Shrine of Covadonga to hear its legends. 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. (B, L, D)

Day 6 (Thursday), Candás - Avilés - Gijón - Luarca
Discover Avilés, an ancient city with an old town, and Gijón, a city that opens to the Cantabrian Sea and is alive with cultural events. Then continue your coastal journey to Luarca, visiting this charming seaside town situated in a stunning landscape. (B, L, D)

Day 7 (Friday), Luarca - Ribadeo - Viveiro
Visit the historic town of Ribadeo, in Galician lands. You will discover the Las Catedrales Beach, one of the most spectacular beaches in the world. Visit Viveiro, with city tour and free time. (B, L, D)

Day 8 (Saturday), Viveiro - Santiago de Compostela
Arrive in Ferrol and head to Santiago de Compostela. Enjoy a city tour in this historical town and admire its countless artistic jewels such as the Cathedral. (B)


Santiago de Compostela – San Sebastián

Day 1 (Saturday), 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, our 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 (Sunday), Viveiro-Ribadeo-Luarca-Candás
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 free time. Back on the train for lunch while El Transcantábrico glides in Asturian lands, reaching the town of Luarca, visiting this place 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 (Monday), Candás-Avilés-Gijón-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 (Tuesday), 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 a bit 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 (Wednesday), Llanes-Potes-Cabezón 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 (Thursday), Cabezón 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 (Friday), Santander-Bilbao-Mercadillo
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 Villasana de Mena/Mercadillo.

Day 8 (Saturday), Mercadillo-San Sebastián
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.

Inclusions

  • Accommodation in Standard, Superior or Junior Suite compartment on the train
  • Selected gastronomy on board or at top restaurants
  • Breakfasts à la carte or buffet 
  • Gala dinner on board
  • Live music and entertainment in the pub coach
  • Activities on board: cocktails, cooking demonstrations and dancing etc
  • Programmed excursions with tickets to museums and monuments
  • Luxury coach accompanying the train all the way.
  • Daily newspapers and magazines
  • Security service
  • Multilingual guide throughout the tour
  • An excellent team at your disposal
  • Additional inclusions for deluxe suites

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