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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!"

La Robla and Paraiso Verde Route Maps

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.

El Expreso de la Robla from the Luxury Train Club


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


La Robla - Bilbao to León or León to Bilbao

Bilbao, Vado-Cervera, San Feliz, Espinosa de los Monteras, León.

4 days/3 nights

Meeting Point: 13:30hrs Concordia de Bilbao Station.

The itinerary below is a guide to some of the places visited, whilst waiting for the adapted 2016 itinerary.

Thursday: Bilbao - Espinosa de Los Monteros - Vado Cervera. Join the train at Bilbao FEVE station from 13.30hrs, and settle in before the train leaves at 15.45hrs. Upon arrival at Espinosa de los Monteros, guests take the coach to visit the amazing Karstic Complex of Ojo de Guareña in Sotoscueva, the largest cave collection of the Iberian Peninsula and among the ten largest in the whole world. Visit the church of St Barnabas with beautiful ceiling paintings. At Vado-Cervera the train remains in the station for the night, as guests dine at the Parador Nacional and explore the town of Vado-Cervera.

Friday: Vado Cervera - Matallana - León - San Feliz. Whilst breakfasting, the train arrives at Matallana. A coach then takes guests to the amazing Caves of Valporquero, famous for its stalactites, stalagmites and fantastic shapes. Back on the train we travel to San Feliz and then by coach to León, a city founded by the Romans and steeped in art and culture. Following visits to the Cathedral, San Isidoro, Old quarters and San Marcos, there is free time and dinner before returning to the train for the night.

Saturday: San Feliz - Santibanez de la Peña - Carrión de Los Condes - Frómista - Mataporquera - Espinosa de Los Monteros - Sotoscueva. Enjoy breakfast whilst the train travels to Santibanez de la Peña where the coach takes the guests to Palencia. This is home to some outstanding examples of Romanesque Art. This historic heritage is best seen as we travel on part of the Way of Saint James 'El Camino de Santiago', through the towns of Carrion de los Condes, Fromista (for lunch) and Villalcaza de Sirga. Later we depart from Mataporquera to travel to Espinosa de los Monteros, a town that was destroyed in the early 11th century, and is now home to the ancient Royal Guard of the "Gentlemen of the Chamber" since its founding in 1008. We have dinner In the beautiful village of Las Merindades Burgos. Night in Sotoscueva.

Sunday: Sotoscueva - Balmaseda - Bilbao. Enjoy the scenery over breakfast as the train approaches Balmaseda where there is a visit to the famous berets factory, Boinas La Encartada. Here guests enjoy a typical regional lunch. Finally we travel by train to Bilbao, the end of our journey.

Dates and Prices 2017


Bilbao to Leon: September 9.

Leon to Bilbao: September 16.

Double Suite, per person

Double €850

Single supplement €320

Paraíso Verde - Bilbao to Oviedo

Bilbao, Santoña, Santander, Llanes, Picos de Europa, Cangas de Onís, Nava, Gijón, Oviedo

4 days/3 nights

Meeting point: 12:00hrs Concordia de Bilbao Station

Thursday: Bilbao - Santander. Following registration at the station, there is a welcome reception aboard the train. You will be shown to your suite whilst the train travels to Marrón, from where the coach will take us to Laredo. By boat we go to Santoña village to visit a canning factory which produces the typical anchovy and the northern bonito. Following this we travel to Santander where we have a guided tour before dinner. Night in Santander.

Friday : Santander - Llanes. After breakfast, there is free time to visit the elegant city of Santander. Then we transfer to Comillas for a guided tour before lunch. In the afternoon, we go to the beautiful fishing village of Llanes, situated in eastern Asturias. Tour and free time. Dinner and night in Llanes.

Saturday: LLanes – Nava. Whilst having breakfast we will travel to Arriondas. There our coach will take us through spectacular scenery to the Picos de Europa National Park to visit the Enol lake and the Catholic Covadonga sanctuary, part of which is situated in a cave. Free time before travelling to Cangas de Onís for lunch. In the afternoon, we will visit the Asturian town of Nava where there is a tour of the Cider Museum and a traditional espicha. Night in Nava.

Sunday: Nava – Oviedo. After enjoying our last breakfast on board, the coach will take us to Gijón, a city full of cultural life, which overlooks the Cantabrian Sea. Panoramic tour and free time. Final train journey to Oviedo. Luggage delivery and end of trip in Oviedo station approximately at 14:00.

Dates and Prices 2017

2017: August 12

Double Suite, per person

Double €850

Single supplement €320

Paraíso Verde - Oviedo to Bilbao

The itinerary is the same as above, but in reverse..

4 days/3 nights

Meeting point: 14:00hrs Oviedo Station. Finishes 14:00hrs Bilbao station.

Dates and Prices 2017

2017: August 19

Double Suite, per person

Double €850

Single supplement €320

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: The itineraries may be subject to modifications for reasons outside the control of the organiser or as a result of problems which may cause changes in the operation of the network on which circulate the Tourist Trains.

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

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