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A cruise on rails
April through October • 8 days / 7 nights

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Launch of new train La Robla: 4 days/3 nights Bilbao-León-Bilbao or Gijón-Santiago-Gijón.


The Journey

El Transcantábrico is a train that revives the tradition of cruises on rails. Whether from Santiago de Compostela to León, or vice versa, all the magic of northern Spain awaits you. From the summits of the Picos de Europa mountain range to the shores of the Cantabrian sea the enchanting cities and villages of the north — Santiago de Compostela, Vivero, Oviedo, Ribadesella, Llanes, Santillana del Mar, Santander, Bilbao, León — are full of vitality and history.


On board the train there are suites catering for two people or for individuals Each compartment features a double bed, private bathroom with hydro-sauna, individual air-conditioning and heating controls, wardrobe, desk, telephone with an outside line, and minibar. The train stops overnight in the stations along the route so you sleep comfortably.


The Gastronomy

As you travel through the lands of Castile y León and along the Cantabrian coast, it becomes obvious that gastron­omy plays an integral part in the route. Galicia, Asturias, Pais Vasco and Castile y León are regions offering some of Spain’s finest cuisine. The tour restaurants choose the best ingredients to prepare local specialties, as well as inter­national dishes, and feature regional wines with every meal. The train offers a complete buffet style breakfast.

"My idea of perfection! Comfort, beauty, service, meals —all outstanding! We enjoyed everything about it!"
Bredhoff Family with Travel Net, Puumene, HI

The Lounge Cars

El Transcantábrico has four lounge cars where you can sit and relax enjoying the scenery, chatting, reading, or playing one of the many board games provided. Waiters serve the tables in all lounges. The “pub” car has a bar and a dance floor where entertainment is provided each evening.


Other Services

Special Menus—Travelers with special dietary needs may request their preference when making their reservation.
Laundry Service—Consult the headwaiter.
Medical service—There is a first aid kit on board the train. FEVE’s medical services are available to travelers should this be necessary. For added assurance El Transcantábrico also maintains close contact with a number of medical centers in the towns visited en route.



Link to 2012 Schedule Departures


The Transcantábrico trip includes train side
  1. Seven nights accommodation on board the train.
  2. Seven dinners, 8 lunches of typical N. Spanish cuisine wine & coffee included.
  3. Seven buffet breakfasts on board.
  4. Mineral water.
  5. Music and entertainment in the pub coach.
  6. Planned tours, including entrances to museums, churches, casino, and more.
  7. Luxury Coach during the complete trip.

Prices for the 2012 season

  • Check the schedule and rate page 
    All prices are subject to currency fluctuation adjustment.



Form of payment:

A 40% deposit is required to reserve. The balance is due 60 days prior to departure.

Cancellations:    $250 US handling fee on all cancellations plus the following

                Booking to 21 days prior to departure            15% of price is non-refundable
                20-11 days prior to departure                        25% of price is non-refundable
                10-05 days prior to departure                        50% of price is non-refundable
                04-01 days prior to departure                        80% of price is non-refundable
                24 hours or failure to show                           100% of price is non-refundable

No fees, other than the $250 US change fee, will be charged when clients change their departure date as long as they give at least 30 days notice and go on to make the journey. If the trip is cancelled once the departure date has been changed, full cancellation fees (100%) will be charged.


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