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La Costa Verde Express****From Bilbao to Santiago or vice versa

Costa Verde Express
Map La Costa Verde Express**** From Bilbao to Santiago or vice versa

Discover the Costa Verde Express: A Unique Luxury Train Travel Experience in Northern Spain

Immerse Yourself in the Beauty of Northern Spain Aboard the Costa Verde Express

Journey back in time and discover the majesty of Northern Spain with the Costa Verde Express, a pioneer in Spanish railway tourism. This luxury journey takes you on the same tracks as the historic La Robla Railway, offering a unique experience that blends the opulence of the golden age of train travel with all the comforts and luxuries of the 21st century. The Costa Verde Express, successor of the legendary Transcantábrico classic, invites you to explore the rich culture and breathtaking landscapes of Northern Spain, from Bilbao to Santiago de Compostela.

Explore Iconic Cities and Landscapes

From the vibrant city of Bilbao, renowned for its Cathedral and unmatched tapas scene, to historic Santiago de Compostela, with its magnificent cathedral and atmosphere filled with pilgrims from around the world, this luxury train journey through Spain offers a window into the soul of the north. Over 6 days and 5 nights, the Costa Verde Express reveals enchanting places full of charm, vitality, and history, such as León, Santillana del Mar, Santander, and many more, turning each destination into a living work of art.

Unparalleled Gastronomic and Cultural Experience Aboard the Costa Verde Express

Embark on the Costa Verde Express and dive into an unprecedented celebration of Spanish cuisine. This unique journey offers you the exceptional opportunity to taste the best regional dishes in a setting where luxury and tradition merge to delight your senses. From the exquisite cuisine of León to the unique flavors of the Basque Country, Cantabria, Asturias, and Galicia, each bite promises to be an adventure in itself. Accompany this culinary experience with panoramic views from our elegant lounges and enjoy moments of pure indulgence.

Luxury Suites on the Costa Verde Express: Your Private Refuge in the Heart of Spain

The suites on the Costa Verde Express are true gems of comfort and elegance, designed to provide you with utmost comfort while exploring Northern Spain. Each suite, a sanctuary of privacy and luxury, is equipped with a double bed, minibar, and a full private bathroom, ensuring a restful sleep after a day of discovery. The large windows invite you to lose yourself in the changing landscape, making your suite the perfect setting to experience the magic of railway tourism with all modern conveniences at your disposal.


Read practical information about the train journey here.


A New Dimension of Railway Tourism with the Costa Verde Express

The Costa Verde Express redefines the experience of train travel in Spain, offering you a unique adventure that combines luxury, culture, and nature. Traveling along the historic route of the old coal train, this luxury train takes you through stunning landscapes, from coasts washed by the Cantabrian Sea to imposing mountains and green valleys. With stops in cities and towns full of art, history, and life, each day is an opportunity to discover new horizons and immerse yourself in the rich culture and cuisine of Northern Spain.



Discount on Costa Verde Express

The train company typically offers discounts in the low season, which are usually July and October. Inquire with Spain is More for further details.


Minicruises Costa Verde Express

The Costa Verde Express awaits to offer you an unparalleled luxury train travel experience. With options including mini-cruises between Bilbao and Oviedo or Bilbao and León, and special discounts in the low season, there has never been a better time to explore Northern Spain in such an exclusive way.

Read more here and see prices and dates for 2024.


Start Your Adventure on the Costa Verde Express – Book Now and Discover Northern Spain Like Never Before!

Read our blog about luxury train journeys in Spain here.


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It includes
  1. 7x nights: 2 x nights in lovely hotels (Bilbao and Santiago) and 5x nights on board Transcantabrico*.
  2. 7x breakfasts. 
  3. Lunches and Dinners throughout the Train Journey (includes wines and coffees).
  4. Music and Parties in the Pub Car.
  5. Scheduled Excursions, with Admissions to Museums, Cathedrals, Cloisters, etc.
  6. Luxury Coach Accompanying the Train.
  7. Daily Newspapers and Magazines.
  8. Security Service.
  9. Multilingual Guide Throughout the Journey.
  10. An Excellent Team at Your Disposal.
  11. Spain-is-More´s-Digital- Travel Guidebook.
  12. 24/7 Emergency Number during the Trip.
  13. VAT Included.
  14. *OBS: Double bed:120 cm/48 inches.
Not included
  1. Transportation from the airport/train station in Bilbao to the hotel. The same in Santiago.
  1. Personalise your trip: add exciting and authentic experiences or possibly extra nights in San Sebastián, Santiago, Bilbao, or another place of your choosing
  2. Transportation to the departure point of the trip from any location in Spain.
  3. Cancellation insurance: available in the trip confirmation process. (can be added when ordering).

La Costa Verde Express****

From Bilbao to Santiago or vice versa

4.500 EUR/pers.
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Single room supplement: 3.500 EUR

Daily program

La Costa Verde Express****
From Bilbao to Santiago or vice versa

Detailed itinerary (view all days )
Day 1: Arrival in Bilbao

Arrival in Bilbao. This first night, you stay at a 4-star hotel in the center of Bilbao.

Bilbao is one of the most important cities in the Basque Country. Compared to the aristocratic San Sebastian, Bilbao has always been considered the ugly, industrial sister. Things changed when Bilbao was chosen as the home of the magnificent, modern and futuristic Guggenheim Museum, one of the city's highlights.

This town is also an cozy old town, you find alot of culture, plenty of delicious tapas and pinchos bars, some of Spain's best restaurants and a city in rapid development.

Day 2: Bilbao-Santander

Reception at Concordia - Bilbao station, at 10 a.m., on board the train, presentation of the crew and rooms to passengers. Panoramic tour of the city and visit to the Guggenheim museum. Food on board while the train leaves for Santander. Visit of the city in the afternoon, free time and dinner in one of the city's restaurants. Night in Santander.

Day 3: Santander - Santillana - Llanes

While having breakfast on board the train we will arrive at Cabezón de la Sal, from where the bus will take us to visit the medieval town of Santillana del Mar and the neocave of Altamira. Food in Santillana del Mar. After lunch, by train we'll enter into Asturian lands, Llanes Visit. Dinner on board and night at Llanes.

Day 4: Llanes-Picos de Europa-Oviedo

After breakfast we will leave by bus to the first capital of the Kingdom of Asturias, Cangas de Onís, then we will go into the heart of the Picos de Europa; Covadonga Sanctuary and Lake Enol. Later we will return to the train that will set off for Oviedo while we eat. Visit to the city, capital of Principado de Asturias and free time. Dinner and night in Oviedo.

Day 5: Oviedo-Gijón-Luarca

After breakfast we start the day with a visit to Gijón, a city near the sea and full of energy, free time and lunch in Gijón. In the afternoon with the train we will arrive in Luarca, visit, dinner and night in Luarca.

Day 6: Luarca-Ribadeo-Viveiro

While we have breakfast we will arrive at Ribadeo, the first Galician enclave on our route. Visit, free time and food in Ribadeo. In the afternoon, the train will take us to Viveiro. Visit, dinner and night at Viveiro.

Day 7: Viveiro-Ferrol-Santiago de Compostelan

On our last day, while having breakfast we will arrive in Ferrol, where we will say goodbye to the crew and we will depart by bus to the Galician capital, Santiago de Compostela. Visit and lunch at the Parador Reyes Católicos, where we will say goodbye around 4:00 p.m.

Day 8: Departure

Breakfast and end of journey.

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