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Costa Verde Express Spain


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Members of the Club (free to join) benefit from:

- Club discount off the published prices of any journey. Prices quoted are ex Club Discount

- Up to 50% discounted first or tourist class RENFE rail travel in Spain, to departure stations and from arrival stations; discount code provided for on-line self-booking. Discount depends on fare type. This is a RENFE offer, which may change without notice. Conditions in General Information.

About Costa Verde Express

Costa Verde Express saloons are delights of railway heritage, some of them being original 1923 Pullman cars. All the carriages have been specifically renovated and decorated for these luxury trains.

Bilbao – Santiago de Compostela

Santiago de Compostela - Bilbao

The Costa Verde Express is an evocative way to travel through the rich landscapes of northern Spain between Bilbao and Santiago de Compostela in either direction. Along the way, regional cuisine, art, monuments, coastal views and landscapes are presented from the comfort of a 'train hotel'.

The itinerary makes Costa Verde Express a unique mode of transport for this less-visited part of Europe.


Costa Verde Express Suite Plan Luxury Train Club

Costa Verde Express carriage plan - Luxury Train Club

Costa Verde Express Suite

Each suite has a double bed 119cms wide by 185cms long (4ft wide by 6ft long); some with extra overhead bunk bed, 75cms width by 175cms long (2ft 6ins wide by 5ft 9ins long). Large curtained windows, luggage space, mini bar, safe, wardrobe, writing desk, telephone & carpeted. Individual control of air-conditioning, heating, music and lights.

Private bathroom with hydro-sauna turbo-massage steam shower and hair dryer.

Saloon Cars

Costa Verde Express has saloon cars dating from the 1920s, exuding memories of more relaxed travel.

The elegant Dining Car serves an a la carte and buffet breakfast every morning as well as fine chef-prepared dining for those dinners or lunches served on board.

The Bar Car is permanently open; here you can sit back and enjoy a quiet drink whilst reflecting on the passing scenery.

Other carriages include the Tea Saloon, the Panorama Coach and the Entertainment Saloon, a small night-club with entertainment every night.

There is a library with newspapers and magazines; DVDs and television are available on board.

Itineraries, Prices and Dates 2021

Bilbao – Santiago de Compostela

Bilbao, Santander, Santillana, Arriondas, Picos de Europa, Candás, Oviedo, Gijón, Luarca, Ribadeo, Viveiro, Santiago de Compostela

6 days/5 nights. 10:00hrs check-in at Bilbao station.

Saturday: Bilbao - Santander. 10:00 am. Reception on board at Bilbao-La Concordia station. Then there is a sightseeing tour of the city with a visit to the Guggenheim Museum.

Lunch on board as the train heads to Santander. In the afternoon there is a visit to the city with free time and dinner in one of the city restaurants. Those who wish, can visit the Casino del Sardinero.

Static overnight in Santander.

Sunday: Santander – Santillana – Arriondas. Whilst breakfasting on board the train, we arrive in Cabezón de la Sal where the coach will take us to visit the medieval village of Santillana del Mar and the neo-cave of Altamira.

Lunch in Santillana del Mar.

Returning to the train we travel through the Asturian lands to visit Ribadesella.

Dinner and static overnight in Arriondas.

Monday: Picos de Europa – Candás. After breakfast we take the coach to the capital of the Astur Kingdom, Cangas de Onís from where we travel into the Heart of the Peaks of Europe - Sanctuary of Covadonga and Lake Enol.

Returning to the train we travel to Candás while having lunch.

Visit of Avilés and free time.

Dinner and static overnight in Candás.

Tuesday: Candás – Oviedo – Gijón – Luarca. After breakfast we visit Oviedo, the capital of the Principality, followed by Gijón, a city open to the sea. Free time and lunch in Gijón.

In the afternoon, the train takes us to Luarca, for a visit and dinner.

Static overnight in Luarca.

Wednesday: Luarca – Ribadeo – Viveiro. While breakfasting, we will arrive in Ribadeo, the first Galician town on our route.

Visit, free time and lunch in Ribadeo.

In the afternoon, the train travels to Viveiro. Visit, dinner and static overnight in Viveiro.

Thursday: Viveiro – Santiago de Compostela. On the last day, while we have breakfast, we arrive at Ferrol and take the coach in this Jacobean Holy Year towards the Galician Capital City.

Visit Santiago de Compostela and lunch in the Parador Reyes Católicos, where we will say goodbye about 16:00hrs.

Dates and Prices 2021 Costa Verde Express

Bilbao to Santiago de Compostela: July 3,17. August 11,25. September 9

Grand Class Suite per person €3,200

Single Supplement €1,200

Prices quoted are ex Club Discount

Santiago de Compostela - Bilbao

Santiago de Compostela, Viveiro, Ribadeo, Luarca, Gijón, Oviedo, Candás, Picos de Europa, Arriondas, Santillana, Santander, Bilbao

6 days/5 nights. 10:00hrs check-in at the National Parador Reyes Católicos in Santiago de Compostela

Saturday to Thursday. The itinerary is the same as above, for Bilbao to Santiago de Compostela, finishing in Bilbao at 16:00hrs

Dates and prices 2021 Costa Verde Express

Santiago de Compostela to Bilbao: June 26. July 10,24. August 4,18. September 2,16

Grand Class Suite per person €3,200

Single Supplement €1,200

Prices quoted are ex Club Discount

General Information Costa Verde Express

Included. 5 nights' accommodation on Costa Verde Express; 6 buffet breakfasts on board; 6 lunches & 6 dinners on board or at restaurants; high quality wines, liqueurs, coffee and tea with meals; accompanying hostess throughout the journey; multi-lingual guided excursions with a luxury coach for transfers and visits; musical performances, entertainment and all entrance fees; on-board activities; bathrobes, slippers and a bag of toiletries provided.

Not Included. Gratuities; drinks other than at meals; laundry - advised on the train.

Payment terms. Deposit payment 40% of total price to reserve a Costa Verde Express cabin. Balance payment 60% at least 35 days prior to departure. In Euros: Prices per person. Club discount based on total price is deducted from the balance payment.

Cancellations. Up to 30 days before departure: refund less 15% registration and guarantee fee. Between 30 and 15 days : less 25% of the total. Between 14 and 5 days: less 50% of the total. Between 4 and 1 day(s): less 80% of the total. Less than 24 hours or failure to turn up: No refund, 100% of the total is payable.

Dress Code. Smart leisure wear for the day with comfortable walking shoes. Smart casual for the evening. Gala night (on the train) can be a dressier occasion.

Luggage. There is limited storage space inside the cabin for luggage storage. Soft-topped luggage is easier to store.

Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi is free on the train. However, it is unreliable when the train is moving and best used whilst the train is static overnight at stations.

Electrics. 220 volts with Type F round 2-prong plug outlets.

Unforeseen events/changes. Itineraries, routes, departure points and times may change at any time for reasons outside the control of the train company. Every effort will be made by train staff to minimise any impact; neither the Luxury Train Club will not accept responsibility for any changes. The Club aims to keep itineraries as up to date as possible.

Renfe Discount. Club members with a reservation on Costa Verde Express can request transfers in regular AVE, ALVIA or LD (Long Distance) trains to the Costa Verde Express departure station and from the arrival station.Each journey leg must be a through point to point journey on the Renfe network, on the closest dates to the beginning and end of the Costa Verde Express, and with a maximum difference of 48 hours between connections if these are unavoidable. Renfe will offer up to 50% discount on the standard (flexible) fare by providing a promotional code (one code for up to 2 persons) to be redeemed by the passengers when making the booking at a station ticket office or through

Terms and Conditions. Go here for the Terms and Conditions of RENFE Viajeros sa, which owns and operates this train.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). Go here for some answers to questions other passengers have raised.

Coronavirus Notice: Go here for general travel and health advice from governments, WHO and other organisations.

Reservations Costa Verde Express

Prices for the Costa Verde Express are shown at publicly-quoted rates. The Club discount is deducted for Members.

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