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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

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 2017/2018

La Robla - Bilbao to León or León to Bilbao

Bilbao, Espinosa de los Monteras, Mataporquera, Cistierna, León

4 days/3 nights

Meeting Point: 12:30hrs Concordia de Bilbao Station.

Saturday: Bilbao - Espinosa de Los Monteros. Baggage collection from 12:30hrs at La Concordia station in Bilbao, one of the 1902 heritage buildings of Bilbao’s Belle Époque. Free time until 14:30hrs, when the welcome reception takes place. The journey begins as the El Expreso de la Robla train heads to Balmaseda. In the capital of the Encartaciones, we visit the Museum of Berets La Encartada, which takes us to the Industrial Revolution period and guides us through the history of the Basque textile business. Then enjoy a tour of the town. Back on the train we will cross the Burgos landscapes to visit Espinosa de los Monteros, enjoying the beautiful scenery along the Valley of Las Merindades, where we will have dinner and spend the night.

Sunday: Espinosa de Los Monteros - Mataporquera. After enjoying breakfast on board, start the day with a visit of Ojo Guareña karstic complex, consisting of more than 100 kilometres of galleries and a listed Natural Monument. We then visit Alcázar de los Condestables and Medina de Pomar. After lunch, return to Espinosa de los Monteros, where the train is waiting to take us to Mataporquera. Our coach will then take us to Aguilar de Campoo and the magnificent landscapes of Palencia’s mountains. Visit the town before enjoying dinner. Return to Mataporquera for the night.

Monday: Mataporquera - Cistierna. The first visit of the day is to Carrion de los Condes and its rich Roman heritage. We tour the town and have free time before continuing our visit to the Canal de Castilla and Frómista, with the impressive Romanesque church of San Martin. Free time and lunch. In the afternoon, we travel back in time in the Roman villa of La Olmeda and its magnificent collection of mosaics. Back on the train, El Expreso de La Robla train takes us to Cistierna in Leon where we have dinner and an overnight stay.

Tuesday: Cistierna - León. This morning the train takes us to Matallana. Then by coach we travel to the cave of Valporquero, famous for its stalactites, stalagmites and cast of whimsical shapes, and its impressive Great Rotunda with 100,000 m3 of underground space. Return to the train heading to San Feliz. Crew farewell and transfer by bus to the centre of Leon. End of the trip at around 14:00 hours.

Dates and Prices 2017/2018

2017: Bilbao to Leon: September 9

2018: Bilbao to Leon: August 25

Double Suite, per person

Double €850

Single supplement €320


La Robla - León to Bilbao

León, Cistierna, Mataporquera, Espinosa de los Monteras, Bilbao

Meeting Point: 13:30hrs in León’s “Ancho Métrico” Renfe Station

Saturday: León - Cistierna. Baggage collection from 13:30hrs in León’s “Ancho Métrico” Renfe Station. Free time until 15:15hrs, when we make our first visit: the spectacular Gothic Cathedral of León, which holds one of the largest collections of medieval stained glass in the world. Free time before our coach takes us to San Feliz station to board El Expreso de La Robla. Accommodation and trip to Cistierna where we have dinner and spend the night.

Sunday: Cistierna - Mataporquera. 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, before discovering one of the finest collections of Romanesque art in Europe in the villages of Carrión de los Condes and Frómista, where we have lunch. After visiting the impressive church of San Martín, we return to the train to rest before taking the coach to Aguilar de Campoo. Visit, free time and dinner in this town. Back onboard and night in Mataporquera.

Monday: Mataporquera - Espinosa de los Monteros. The day begins with a visit to the Ojo Guareña karstic complex, consisting of more than 100 kilometres of galleries and a listed Natural Monument. Then we go to Medina de Pomar, with its rich architectural heritage, highlighting the Palace of the Constables. After lunch, we rest on the train as it continues to Espinosa de los Monteros, to visit a beautiful villa of Las Merindades in Burgos, where we have dinner. Night in Espinosa de los Monteros.

Tuesday: Espinosa de los Monteros - Bilbao. The Expreso de La Robla takes us to Balmaseda, through the amazing landscape of the Valley of Mena. We dedicate the morning to discovering Balmaseda, a walking tour through the village and a visit to the Museum of Berets La Encartada, guiding us through the history of the Basque textile industry. Back on the train, we head to Bilbao. Crew farewell and end of the trip in La Concordia station at around 14:15 hours.

Dates and Prices 2017/2018

2017: Leon to Bilbao: September 16

2018: Leon to Bilbao: September 1

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: 12:30hrs Concordia de Bilbao Station

Thursday: Bilbao - Santander. Following registration at the station, you have free time until the welcome reception aboard the train at 13:45hrs. You will be shown to your suite whilst the train travels to Gama, from where the coach will take us to Laredo. Travel by boat to Santoña village to visit a canning factory which produces a 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, and following a guided tour, there is free time in the elegant city of Santander. Return to the train to travel to Cabezón de la Sal. Coach trip to visit the Altamira Museum and its Neocave, followed by a walking tour of Santillana del Mar. After lunch the coach takes us to Comillas, a beautiful town with picturesque architecture. The the train takes us into Asturian land for a visit to the beautiful fishing village of Llanes, situated in eastern Asturias. Tour and free time. Dinner and night in Llanes.

Saturday: Llanes – Nava. Whilst breakfasting, we travel to Arriondas. There our coach takes 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. Then by train to the Asturian town of Nava, where we take the coach to visit Tazones, seaport of debarkation of Emperor Carlos V on his first arrival to Spain. Then, enjoy a typical espicha (traditional Asturian food, consisting of pinchos and tapas, cider and other drinks). Night in Nava.

Sunday: Nava – Oviedo. After enjoying our last breakfast on board, the coach takes 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 14:30.

Dates and Prices 2017/2018

2017: August 12

2018: August 11

Double Suite, per person

Double €850

Single supplement €320


Paraíso Verde - Oviedo to Bilbao

Oviedo, Gijón, cangas de Onis, Picos de Europa, Llanes, Santander, Santoña, Bilbao.

4 days/3 nights

Meeting point: 12:00hrs Oviedo Station, “Ancho Métrico” platforms.

Saturday: Oviedo - Nava. Baggage collection from 12:00hrs in Oviedo’s Renfe Station, at the “Ancho Métrico” platforms. Free time until 13:30hrs, when the reception takes places onboard the train. The train then departs for Nava, where the coach takes us to Gijón for a sightseeing tour of this city facing the Cantabrian Sea, followed by free time. From here, we visit Tazones, seaport of debarkation of Emperor Carlos V on his first arrival to Spain. Then, enjoy a typical espicha (traditional Asturian food, consisting of pinchos and tapas, cider and other drinks). Night in Nava.

Sunday: Nava - Llanes. While enjoying breakfast onboard, El Expreso de la Robla arrives in Arriondas. Visit the Picos de Europa National Park, including Lake Enol and the Shrine of Covadonga. Transfer to Cangas de Onís for lunch. Return to the train to travel to Llanes, a beautiful fishing village in eastern Asturias, and enjoy a guided tour before dinner. Night in Llanes.

Monday: Llanes - Santander. breakfast whilst travelling to Cabezón de la Sal, where our coach takes us to Comillas, for a tour of this beautiful town and its picturesque architecture. Coach trip to visit the Altamira Museum and its Neocave and a walking tour of Santillana del Mar, where we have lunch. After lunch, return to the train in Cabezón de la Sal to head to Santander, the elegant capital of Cantabria. Sightseeing tour and free time to discover the city at your our own pace. Dinner and night in Santander.

Tuesday: Santander - Bilbao. Early morning arrival in Gama. Coach trip to the town of Santoña, visiting an anchovy and northern bonito canning factory. Enjoy a relaxing boat trip to Laredo before returning to the train. Onboard the Expreso de la Robla train, we head to Bilbao. Crew farewell and end of the trip in La Concordia station at around 14:15 hours.

Dates and Prices 2017/2018

2017: August 19

2018: August 18

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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