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Can one imagine 8 days and 7 nights of rail travel and still have an appetite for more? Discover the north along the shores of the Bay of Biscay, nestling between craggy mountains and green meadows, beside beaches and cliffs. This is where we can find the cities and villages of northern Spain. These are charming spots brimming with vitality and history, which over the centuries have become living works of art, such as Santiago de Compositely, Viveiro, Oviedo, Ribadesella, Llanes, Santillana del Mar, Santander, Bilbao, Carrion de los Condes, Leon...


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DAY 1 – Saturday

The journey begins in historical Santiago de Compostela, focus of the pilgrim route. Then to Ferrol, where the train awaits us. Lunch in Santiago. Supper in Viveiro.


DAY 2 – Sunday

Yacht trip on Viveiro Ría or estuary. Train journey along the northern coast of Galicia as far as Ribadeo. From there to Luarca. Lunch on the boundary between Galicia and the Principality of Asturias. Supper in Luarca.


DAY 3 – Monday

Heading for Cudillero and then to Oviedo, capital of Asturias, Afterwards, we journey on to Gijón in the afternoon. Lunch in Oviedo. Supper in Gijón.


DAY 4 – Tuesday

After arriving by train in Arriondas, we visit the Picos de Europa National Park, going up to Lake Enol, the sanctuary of Covadonga and finally Cangas de Onís. In the afternoon, we arrive in Ribadesella, where the train awaits. From there, we travel to Llanes. Lunch in Cangas de Onís. Supper in Llanes.


DAY 5 – Wednesday

During breakfast, the train arrives in Cabezón de la Sal. From here, we leave by coach to visit the Altamira neo-cave and Santillana del Mar. Lunch in Santillana de Mar. In the afternoon, the train takes us to Santander, visit, supper and if you wish you can visit the local Casino aftewards.


DAY 6 – Thursday

After breakfast the train arrives in Bilbao, a modern city where the river comes out to meet the sea. A tour of the city includes the famous Guggenheim Museum. Lunch in Bilbao. In the afternoon the train arrives in Sotoscueva, where we can see a natural wonder, the Ojo Guareña Caves. Supper on board the train.


DAY 7 – Friday

In the morning we arrive in Mataporquera. From there we take a coach to visit local Romanesque style: Villalcázar de Sirga, Saldaña, Carrión de Los Condes and Frómista. Lunch in Villalcázar de Sirga. In the afternoon, we can see one of the best conserved roman villas in Spain, then taking the train from Guardo to Cistierna. Supper in Cistierna.


DAY 8 – Saturday

During breakfast, crossing through the final part of the canyon excavated in the limestone rock by the Rivers Curueño and Torío, the train arrives in León, a historical town. Visit to San Isidoro, Cathedral, Old Quarter and San Marcos.



Meeting Point and Time - Departure from Santiago de Compostela

Parador de Turismo de los Reyes Católicos, 12:00 noon
Plaza del Obradoiro, 1
Tel: +34 981 58 22 00


Unforeseen circumstances

Should unforeseen circumstances take place beyond the Organizer"s control, or different problems that may arise due to the abnormal operation of other rolling stock, within the network that the Transcantábrico is traveling upon, the Organizer shall adopt the appropriate solutions in order to continue the journey programmed, without any supplement to the client"s fare. If the client continues the journey with the solutions provided by the Organizer, such proposals are deemed to be tacitly accepted.



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Departures from Santiago de Compositely

April 7
April 21
May 5, 19 y 26
June 2, 9, 16 ,23 and 30
July 7, 14, 21 and 28
August 4, 11, 18 and 25
September 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29
October 13 and 29



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