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El Expreso de la Robla Europe, Spain

El Expreso de la Robla 
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Fay says, "El Expreso de la Robla is a special little train that meanders through the picturesque countryside and coast, stopping for guided tours of the surrounds and overnight; great value tours in a train which also has private bathrooms for all compartments!"

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Spanish Rail Tour on El Expreso de la Robla

El Expreso de la Robla is a wonderful air-conditioned vintage train that meanders through the picturesque countryside and coast of northern Spain, allowing one to sample the traditions and glamour of the El Transcantábrico route. The route offers all the nostalgia of bygone train travel, with every modern amenity.

During the day, after a self-service breakfast taken on-board the train, a coach and guide await at each destination to take guests to visit the interesting towns and sites along the route, steeped in heritage and history.

Delicious lunches are served at various regional restaurants and at night the train is stationary at stations, which enables passengers to have a peaceful sleep after an evening enjoying the local cuisine and night life of each town.

What a very relaxed way to explore the rugged, mountainous coastline of northern Spain, on board a comfortable hotel train that passes through this spectacular scenery.

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Accommodation

Compartments:Each cabin has upper and lower berths, wardrobe, luggage carrier, reading light, air conditioning, stereo and telephone, a small en-suite with a hydro massage shower, hair dryer, wash basin and toilet. Please be aware this is a narrow gauge railway and passengers over 6 feet tall may find the beds rather short.

Lounges: There are three lounges offering a bar service, decorated in a classic Spanish vintage style. Here one has breakfast, as well as being able to enjoy a relaxing drink whilst looking out of the panoramic windows, thus having a wonderful view of the spectacular scenery. Daily newspapers, magazines, libraries, video library and television are all available.

Expreso de La Robla

Itineraries 2020

La Robla - Bilbao to León

Bilbao, Espinosa de los Monteras, Cistierna, León

2020 3 days/2 nights

Meeting Point: 15:00hrs Concordia de Bilbao Station.

Friday: Bilbao - Espinosa de Los Monteros. Baggage collection from 15:00hrs at La Concordia station in Bilbao, one of the 1902 heritage buildings of Bilbao’s Belle Époque. At 16:00 there is a welcome talk on board the train. Once settled on board, the La Robla Express heads towards Sotoscueva, to visit the Ojo Guareña karst complex, formed by more than 100 kilometres of galleries and declared a Natural Monument. The next stop is Espinosa de los Monteros, a beautiful village in the Burgos Merindades, where you will have dinner. Overnight in Espinosa.

Saturday: Espinosa de Los Monteros - Cistierna. Enjoy breakfast as the train travels to Mataporquera. Join a coach to travel through the breath-taking landscapes of the Romanesque Palencia, Carrión de los Condes, with many historical heritage sites to visit and enjoy. Free time before the tour continues to Canal de Castilla and Frómista, with its impressive Romanesque church of San Martín. After lunch we visit the Roman Villa of La Olmeda and its magnificent collection of mosaics. Back on board, the next stop on the La Robla Express is Cistierna, with a visit to its Railway Museum and then dinner and an overnight stay..

Sunday: Cistierna – León. Breakfast whilst travelling to San Feliz (literally, Saint Happy!), so must be a fun day! From here we go by coach to visit the city of León to explore its historical centre, San Isidoro and the Cathedral. Free time, to end the trip at approximately 14:00.

Dates and Prices 2020

2020: Bilbao to Leon: July 3,17. September 11,25

Double Suite, per person

Double €800

Single supplement €200


La Robla - León to Bilbao

León, Cistierna, Espinosa de los Monteras, Bilbao

2020 3 days/2 nights

Meeting Point: 15:00 hrs in León’s “Ancho Métrico” Renfe Station

Friday: León - Cistierna. Reception at the Ancho Métrico Station in León (Ave. Padre Isla, 48). Transfer to San Feliz Station where El Expreso de la Robla is waiting. Reception on board, cold lunch and train trip to Matallana, to visit the Cave of Valporquero, well-known stalactites, stalagmites and flowstones, as well as its breathtaking Great Rotunda, a 100,000 m3 underground cavity. Transfer back to the train and trip on board to the railway village of Cistierna. Dinner and night.

Saturday: Cistierna - Espinosa de los Monteros. While enjoying breakfast, the train takes us to Guardo, in the Palencia region. From there the coach takes us to the Roman Villa of La Olmeda and its magnificent collection of mosaics. Then discover some of the finest Romanesque art collections in Europe in the towns of Carrión de los Condes and Frómista, where we have lunch. After visiting the impressive San Martin temple and the Castilla Canal, we board the train once again to travel on to Sotoscueva and then visit Espinosa de los Monteros, a beautiful village in the Burgos area of Las Merindades, with dinner and an overnight stay in Espinosa.

Sunday: Espinosa de los Monteros - Bilbao. During breakfast this morning, take in the breath-taking views across the incredible landscape of the Mena Valley as the train heads towards Bilbao. Enjoy the city and a visit to the world-renowned Guggenheim museum. Free time, ending the trip at approximately 14:00.

Dates and Prices 2020

2020: Leon to Bilbao: July 10,24. September 18. October 2

Double Suite, per person

Double €800

Single supplement €200


Payment Terms

Deposit payment 40% of total price to reserve

Balance payment 60% at least 15 days prior to departure

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.


General Information

Dress Code: comfortable day wear and comfortable shoes for walking, perhaps a rain coat depending on the time of year. Smart casual is recommended for the evenings.

Included: breakfasts with tea and coffee; lunches and dinners with wine, coffee, tea, and liqueurs; tour guide on board; organised excursions with entrance fees and multilingual guides; daily newspapers and magazines; free water; coach transport at each stop; bathrobes.

Unforeseen events: itineraries, routes 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 on your enjoyment of the journey; the Luxury Train Club however, cannot accept any responsibility for any changes. The Club aims to keep itineraries as up to date as possible.

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

Unforeseen events/changes: itineraries, routes 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; the Luxury Train Club cannot accept any responsibility for any changes. The Club aims to keep itineraries as up to date as possible.

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