San Sebastián–Santiago de Compostela (8 days, 7 nights)

2022 season departure dates:

  • April: 30
  • May: 14 and 28
  • June: 11 and 25
  • July: 9 and 23
  • September. 3 and 17
  • October: 1, 15 and 29

Day one, Saturday: San Sebastián – Carranza

Reception in San Sebastian at 12:00 p.m. (Hotel to be defined). Visit and lunch, then the luxury bus will take us to Bilbao, where El Transcantábrico will be waiting for us. Upon our arrival the crew will offer us a welcome drink. Travel to Carranza while enjoying our first dinner on board. Night in Carranza.

Day two, Sunday: Carranza - Bilbao – Santander

We will start the morning, as every day, enjoying our delicious á la carte breakfast and buffet. The Transcantábrico will return to Bilbao for a visit, a city filled with dynamism, which has managed to reinvent itself after the decline of its traditional heavy industry activity. The tour includes the entrance to the famous Guggenheim Museum, symbol of this new Bilbao. Return to the train for a meal while heading to Santander. Tour of the elegant capital of Cantabria and free time to discover it on your own. After dinner, you will be invited to visit El Gran Casino de Santander. Overnight in Santander.

Day three, Monday: Santander - Cabezón de la Sal

Travel to Unquera by train. In our coach, we will set off for Potes, crossing the impressive Pass of La Hermida. After the visit of this charming Cantabrian villa, you can enjoy a thermal circuit at the La Hermida Spa. Lunch. In the afternoon, we will visit El Capricho, in Comillas, a great and colourful 19th century palace built by Antonio Gaudí. Dinner and night in Cabezón de la Sal.

Day four, Tuesday: Cabezón de la Sal – Arriondas

We start the day with the visit to Santillana del Mar, a town with a beautifully preserved historical centre. Afterwards, we will visit the Neocueva of Altamira, museum and accurate reproduction of this greatest exponent of cave painting art of the Upper Palaeolithic. After lunch, we will return to the train, to enter Asturian lands to Arriondas. Dinner and night at Arriondas.

Day five, Wednesday: Llanes – Candás

After breakfast we will go by bus into the heart of the Picos de Europa National Park. We will visit Lake Enol, and then head to the Sanctuary of Covadonga, a sacred place full of tradition and legends. Return to El Transcantábrico for lunch on board while travelling to Oviedo, capital of the Principality of Asturias and one of the main examples of the Asturian pre-Romanesque, with unique spaces, such as San Julián de los Prados. Visit and free time. Dinner and night in Candás.

Day six, Thursday: Candás - Avilés - Gijón – Luarca

We will start the day with a trip to Avilés, a millennial town that has preserved its historical centre. We will then make our way to Gijón, a city right on the Cantabrian Sea and filled with cultural events. We will return to El Transcantábrico to travel along the Asturian coast to Luarca, the Villa Blanca of the Costa Verde, where we will enjoy a guided tour of this charming fishing village. Dinner and night in Luarca.

Day seven, Friday: Luarca – Viveiro

Travel to Ribadeo, a historic Galician town bordering the Principality of Asturias. We will travel along the coast to Las Catedrales Beach by bus, one of the most spectacular in the world. Next, we will take a panoramic tour of Ribadeo and have lunch. In the afternoon, we will arrive in Viveiro by train, where, after the guided tour, you can enjoy some free time. Dinner and night in Viveiro.

Day eight, Saturday: Viveiro - Santiago de Compostela

During your last breakfast on board, we will arrive at Ferrol, where the El Transcantábrico bus will pick you up and take you to Santiago de Compostela. Tour of the historical centre of this city, a destination of pilgrims for a thousand years, which holds countless artistic jewels, such as its magnificent cathedral. End of trip after the visit, at the parador de los Reyes Católicos, around 1:00 p.m.

 

 

Santiago de Compostela–San Sebastián (8 days, 7 nights)

2022 season departure dates:

  • May: 7 and 21
  • June: 4 and 18
  • July: 2, 16 and 30
  • September: 10 and 24
  • October: 8 and 22

Day one, Saturday: Santiago de Compostela-Viveiro

Meeting point at the Parador de los Reyes Católicos in Santiago de Compostela at 12 p.m. After the welcome, we will visit the historic centre of this city, the destination of pilgrims for a thousand years, which treasures countless artistic jewels, mainly its splendid cathedral. After lunch, our luxury bus will take us to Ferrol, where El Transcantábrico is waiting for you. Upon arrival, the crew will offer us a welcome toast, as the train heads off to Viveiro. Tour through the beautiful old town, where we will have dinner and spend the night on board.

Day two, Sunday: Viveiro-Luarca-Candás

We will start the morning, as every day, enjoying our delicious á la carte breakfast and buffet. The Transcantábrico will bring us closer to Ribadeo, a historic Galician town bordering the Principality of Asturias. We will travel along the coast to Las Catedrales Beach by bus, one of the most spectacular in the world. Panoramic tour of Ribadeo and lunch. We will enter Asturian lands by train. Arrival and visit to Luarca, the Villa Blanca of the Costa Verde, later returning to the train and heading to Candás, where we will have dinner and stay overnight.

Day three, Monday: Candás-Avilés-Gijón-Oviedo-Arriondas

We will start the day with a trip to Avilés, a millennial town that has preserved its historical centre. We will then make our way to Gijón, a city right on the Cantabrian Sea and filled with cultural events. Lunch. After, we will travel to the capital of the Principality of Asturias, Oviedo, true example of the Asturian pre-Romanesque with jewels such as San Julián de los Prados. Visit and free time before returning to the train. Dinner on board during the trip to Arriondas, where we will stay overnight.

Day four, Tuesday: Arriondas-Llanes

We will travel to the heart of the Principality of Asturias on bus, reaching the magnificent Picos de Europa National Park. We will visit Lake Enol, and then head to the Sanctuary of Covadonga, a sacred place full of tradition and legends. Next, Cangas de Onís. Lunch. After lunch, emulating with our train the river sports event of the International Descent of the Sella, we will arrive in Llanes, wonderful fishing village of East Asturias. Visit and free time. Dinner and night in Llanes.

Day five, Wednesday: Llanes-Cabezón de la Sal

During breakfast, we will enter Cantabria on the train. From Unquera, we will travel to Potes by bus, crossing the impressive Pass of La Hermida. After the visit of this charming Cantabrian villa, you can enjoy a thermal circuit at the La Hermida Spa. After lunch, we will visit El Capricho, in Comillas, a wonderful and colourful 19th century palace built by Antonio Gaudí. Dinner and night in Cabezón de la Sal.

Day six, Thursday: Cabezón de la Sal-Santander

Our first visit will be to the town of Santillana del Mar, with its magnificently preserved medieval historic centre, and to the Neocueva of Altamira, museum and accurate reproduction of the greatest example of cave painting art of the Upper Palaeolithic. After lunch, we will head by train to Santander, the elegant capital of Cantabria, where we will take a guided tour and where you can enjoy some free time. After dinner, you will be invited to visit El Gran Casino de Santander. Overnight in Santander.

Day seven, Friday: Santander-Carranza

The Transcantábrico sets off to Bilbao, a city filled with dynamism that has managed to reinvent itself after the decline of its traditional heavy industry activity. The tour to the city includes the entrance to the famous Guggenheim Museum, symbol of this new Bilbao. After lunch, you can enjoy some free time before taking the train. Dinner and night in Carranza.

Day eight, Saturday: Carranza-San Sebastián

During your last breakfast on board, we will return to Bilbao, where the bus from El Transcantábrico awaits us to get closer to San Sebastian. Visit this elegant and beautiful city, venue for the important cultural events. The trip will end around 1:00 p.m. in San Sebastian