Operating Dates
1st January - 31st December

El Transcantabrico Gran Lujo

Journey Information

Running Dates Desc: March - November

Class: Luxury Day and Night

Food: Dining on board, Snacks, Hot & Cold Drinks

Locomotives: Diesel Engine

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Santiago de Compostela to San Sebastian Print  Book


Santiago de Compostela, Viveiro, Robadeo, Luarca, Aviles, Gijon, Oviedo, Candas, Arriondas, Llanes, Potes, Cabezon de la Sal, Santillana del Mar, Santander, Bilbao, Villasana de Mena, San Sebastián  

Meeting point: 12:00hrs, Parador Reyes Católicos, Plaza of  Santiago de Compostela.

Saturday: Santiago de Compostela -  Viveiro.  Arrive at the Parador Reyes Católicos, for a reception.  Afterwards there is a tour of the city that includes the Silversmiths and the famous Cathedral which is a mixture of Gothic, Romanesque and Baroque architecture, followed by lunch back at the Parador. In the afternoon the luxury coach travels to Ferrol station, where there is a welcome reception on board the train, whilst being shown one’s suites and being able to settle in as the train departs for Viveiro.  After enjoying a tour of this beautiful medieval town, that includes  the view from San Roque, dinner is then served in a local restaurant.  Overnight in Viveiro.

Sunday:  Viveiro - Ribadeo – Luarca.  Breakfast is served on board the train whilst travelling to Ribadeo. After a tour of the town, we go to the Playa de Las Catedrales to see the beautifully spectacular natural formation that has been created by the effect of tide and wind on rock, along with the wonderful views of the Rias Altas.  Following lunch the train takes us through the fascinating landscape of  Galicia as we head to Luarca, known as "The White Town of the Green Coast’.  Here there is a tour of the town and a chance for some free time to wander around before dinner at a local restaurant.  Overnight in Luarca.

Monday:  Luarca - Aviles - Gijon - Oviedo – Candas.  Following breakfast on board we take the coach from Luarca to Aviles, a town of charming streets,  squares and interesting buildings.  Then the coach takes us to Gijon, the Asturian seaside town par excellence, with its beautiful beaches and rich in archaeological remains and Roman walls. We visit the city and its Universidad Laboral, having lunch in a typical restaurant.  In the afternoon we will head to Oviedo, the capital of the Principality, which boasts a unique collection of pre-Romanesque monuments.  There is an interesting tour of the city followed by free time and dinner.  Overnight in Candas.

Tuesday:  Candas - Arriondas – Llanes.  Travelling through the beautiful scenery whilst having breakfast, the train arrives in Arriondas.  We take the coachfrom Arriondas, passing through the heart of Asturias which is the National Park of the Picos de Europa, where we visit two glacial lakes known as the Lakes of Covadonga; the amazing Sanctuary of Covadonga, and finally back to Cangas de Onís for lunch.  Taking the train to Llanes, a wonderful  fishing village on the eastern side of Asturias, there is a tour followed by free time and dinner.  Overnight in Llanes.

Wednesday:  Llanes - Potes - Cabezon de la Sal.  Whilst enjoying breakfast, we arrive in Unquera, from where we take the coach via the breath-taking  La Hermida pass, a gorge with ragged mountains where sometimes one can spot Golden Eagles soaring around.  At Potes we visit the 6th century Monastery of Santo Toribio de Liébana,  home to many prized relics making it an important pilgrimage centre.  Enjoy lunch and some free time in the town of Potes which lies within four valleys.  This historical town is dominated by the Infantado Tower, with its traditional medieval architecture and the bridges from which the town takes its name.  Then we travel by train to Cabezón de la Sal, where we enjoy dinner.  Overnight in Cabezón de la Sal.

Thursday:  Cabezon de la Sal - Santillana del Mar - Santander.  After breakfast, we go to the Cave of Altamira, famous for its  Pre-historic cave paintings featuring drawings and polychrome rock paintings of wild mammals and human hands, after which we visit the beautiful medieval town of Santillana del Mar, with its historical buildings and cobbled streets. Following lunch we travel to Santander, where there is a tour of the city which is the capital of Cantabria and considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in Spain.  Divided in two by the Magdalene Penisula, on one side are magnificent beaches, the imposing casing and English-looking stately homes, and on the other the Bay of Santander, with the port, cathedral and the Paseo Pereda.  Free time before dinner.  Overnight in Santander.

Friday:  Santander - Bilbao - Villasana de Mena.  Whilst enjoying breakfast, the train arrives in Bilbao. Here follows a tour around the city and a visit to the innovatively designed architectural landmark of the Guggenheim Museum. We have lunch and spend some free time before arriving by train in Villasana de Mena.  Following a tour of the Romanesque buildings, dinner is served in a local restaurant.  Overnight in Villasana de Mena.

Saturday:  Villasana de Mena - San Sebastián.  Breakfast on board as we travel towards San Sebastián.  Upon arrival the coach takes us to San Sebastian, where we take a tour around the city.  San Sebastián is a vibrant city that nestles in a shell-shaped bay where the 'Comb of the Wind', the jaw-dropping iron sculptures of Eduardo Chillida, cast huge bold shapes from the water's edge of the Bay of Biscay.  With its many restaurants, beautiful beaches and an interesting Old Quarter with historical buildings, it is certainly worth exploring. End of the journey at the Hotel Londres at 14:00hrs approx.

2019: April 20. May 4,18. June 1,15,29. July 13,27. August 24. September 7,21. October 5,19

 





 

San Sebastian to Santiago de Compostela Print  Book


San Sebastian, Villasana de Mena, Santander, Cabezon de la Sal, Santillana del Mar, Arriondas, Candas, Luarca, Viviero, Santiago de Compostela

8 Days / 7 Nights

Meeting Point:  13.00hrs.  San Sebastián Londres & Inglaterra Hotel, Calle Zubieta, San Sebastián

Saturday:  San Sebastian - Villasana de Mena.  Upon arrival luggage is taken away and you join the reception followed by lunch.  After this there is a tour of this vibrant city with its interesting Old Quarter, before taking the coach to Bilbao to board the train.  Here there is a welcome reception during which you are shown to your suite to settle in.  Dinner is served whilst travelling to Villasana de Mena.  Overnight in Villasana de Mena.

Sunday:  Villasana de Mena – Santander. Whilst enjoying breakfast, the train arrives in Bilbao.  Here follows a tour around the city and a visit to the innovatively designed architectural landmark of the Guggenheim Museum.  Back on the train, lunch is served on the way to Santander, where there is a tour of the city which is the capital of Cantabria and considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in Spain.  Divided in two by the Magdalene Penisula, on one side are magnificent beaches, the imposing casing and English-looking stately homes, and on the other the Bay of Santander, with the port, cathedral and the Paseo Pereda.  Free time before dinner.  Overnight in Santander.

Monday:  Santander - Cabezon de la Sal. During breakfast, we arrive in Unquera, from where we take the coach via the breath-taking  La Hermida pass, a gorge with ragged mountains where sometimes one can spot Golden Eagles soaring around.  At Potes we visit the 6th century Monastery of Santo Toribio de Liébana,  home to many prized relics making it an important pilgrimage centre.  Enjoy lunch and some free time in the town of Potes which lies within four valleys.  This historical town is dominated by the Infantado Tower, with its traditional medieval architecture and the bridges from which the town takes its name.  Then we travel by train to Cabezón de la Sal, where we enjoy dinner.  Overnight in Cabezón de la Sal.

Tuesday:  Cabezon de la Sal - Santillana del Mar – Arriondas. After breakfast, we go to the Cave of Altamira, famous for its Upper Paleolithic cave paintings featuring drawings and polychrome rock paintings of wild mammals and human hands.  Then we visit the beautiful medieval town of Santillana del Mar, with its historical buildings and cobbled streets. Following lunch in Santillana, the train travels through Asturias, until we reach Ribadesella and Arriondas, where we have dinner.  Overnight  in Arriondas.

Wednesday:  Arriondas -  Candas. We take the coachfrom Arriondas, passing through the heart of Asturias which is the National Park of the Picos de Europa, where we visit two glacial lakes known as the Lakes of Covadonga; the amazing Sanctuary of Covadonga, and the pretty town of  Cangas de Onís.  Lunch is served back on the train en route to Oviedo, the capital of the Principality, which boasts a unique collection of pre-Romanesque monuments as well as medieval ruins seen in the city walls. Here we have dinner before returning to Candas for the night.

Thursday: Candas – Luarca. After breakfast, we take the coach to the pretty town of Aviles and later to Gijon, for a tour around this Asturian seaside town par excellence, with its beautiful beaches, rich archaeological remains and Roman walls.  Following free time and lunch, our train travel  continues in the afternoon, until we reach Luarca, the Villa Blanca of the Costa Verde,  a quaint little fishing village, with an 18th century palace of the Marquises of Gamoneda and the Church of St Eulalia, which are considered some of the main attractions. Following a tour there is free time before dinner.  Overnight in Luarca.

Friday:  Luarca – Viveiro. Travelling to Ribadeo during breakfast through this wonderful scenery is a luxury.The first town in Galicia, which borders Asturias,  Ribadeo is where the River Eo flows into the sea.  There is a visit around the town and to the Las Catedrales Beach, a beautifully spectacular natural formation that has been created by the effect of tide and wind on rock.  The landscape of the Rias Altas is fascinating.  Lunch in Ribadeo and then in the afternoon we arrive in the beautiful medieval town of Viveiro for a wander around before dinner. Overnight  in Viveiro.

Saturday:  Viveiro - Santiago de Compostela. Whilst having breakfast the train arrives in Ferrol, where the coach (and luggage) takes us to Santiago de Compostela, the ultimate destination of St James’ pilgrims.  Here we are taken on a tour of the beautiful Plaza, the Silversmiths and the famous Cathedral which is a mixture of gothic, romanesque and baroque….so ends a wonderful journey.  End of journey: Parador Reyes Católicos, 14.00hrs.

2019: April 6,13,27. May 11,25. June 8,22. July 6,20. August 17,31. September 14,28. October 12


 
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