Dates of departure from Bilbao, 2024 season:
Luggage collection at 2 p.m. at La Concordia Station in Bilbao. At 3 p.m. the group will be greeted on the train. Once everyone is settled, the El Expreso de la Robla sets off for Espinosa de Los Monteros. The bus will then take you the city of Frías and the waterfalls of Tobera. The trip ends with dinner and an overnight stay in Espinosa de los Monteros, a beautiful villa in Las Merindades, Burgos.
While enjoying your first breakfast on board, the train will arrive at Mataporquera. From here, the bus will take you to the fascinating sites of Romanesque art in Palencia, along the Camino de Santiago- Carrión de los Condes, Frómista and Saldaña. We will tour the town, where you can also enjoy some free time before continuing the journey, visiting the Canal de Castilla and the Romanesque church of San Martín. Spare time and lunch. In the afternoon, we will continue to go back in time with a visit to the Roman Villa of La Olmeda and its magnificent mosaic collection. Back on the train, El Expreso de La Robla will take you to Cistierna, where we will have dinner and stay overnight.
El Expreso de La Robla will take you to San Feliz while you are having breakfast. The bus will then take you to León. Tour of its historic centre, San Isidoro and the Cathedral. Spare time and lunch, to end the trip at approximately 16:00 at the Hotel Real Colegiata de San Isidoro, León.
Dates of departure from León, 2024 season:
Luggage collection from 12:00 at Hotel Real Colegiata de San Isidoro, León. After lunch, our bus will take us to San Feliz, where El Expreso de La Robla will be waiting for us. Presentation of the crew, accommodation and transfer to Matallana. From here, we will travel across the spectacular Hoces de Vegacervera, we will arrive at Valporquero, to visit the extraordinary Caves, famous for their stalactites, stalagmites and casts of whimsical shapes, and for its impressive Gran Rotonda, a vast open underground space of 100,000 m3. Next, we will return to the train to travel to Cistierna where we will have dinner and stay overnight.
While enjoying your first breakfast on board, the train will take us to Guardo, a beautiful town in Palencia. We will then travel by bus to visit the Roman Villa of La Olmeda, with its magnificent collection of mosaics, before discovering one of the best sites of Romanesque art in Europe, in the middle of the Camino de Santiago. Saldaña, Carrión de los Condes and Frómista, where we will have lunch. After visiting the impressive temple of San Martín and the Canal de Castilla, we will head back to the train to travel to Espinosa de los Monteros, a beautiful village of the Merindades in Burgos, followed by dinner and spending the night in Espinosa.
While you have breakfast, we will travel through the incredible landscape of the Valley of Mena to reach Bilbao. We will then visit the city and the universally known Guggenheim museum. Spare time, to end the trip at approximately 14:00.