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Transcantabrico Gran Lujo*****From San Sebastián to Santiago de Compostela or vice versa

Transcantabrico Gran Lujo
Map Transcantabrico Gran Lujo***** From San Sebastián to Santiago de Compostela or vice versa

Full luxury rail cruiser between San Sebastian and Santiago

Experience one of the world's most luxurious train journeys aboard the Transcantábrico Gran Lujo, a unique 5-star luxury hotel on wheels that offers an unparalleled experience in Spain. Meeting the highest expectations of luxury and comfort, this luxury train journey in Spain takes you from San Sebastián, a true gastronomic paradise, to Santiago de Compostela along the spectacular northern coast, or vice versa depending on the departure date.

Immerse yourself in the nostalgic charm of the golden age of 20th-century train travel with the Transcantábrico Gran Lujo, which perfectly recreates this experience, letting the imagination soar. This exclusive journey combines exceptional gastronomy, breathtaking landscapes, rich culture, first-class entertainment, and unparalleled service, guaranteeing a memorable experience on one of the most luxurious train journeys in the world.

The itinerary begins in the culinary haven of San Sebastián and extends to Santiago de Compostela, showcasing the spectacular Spanish northern coast's beauty. This journey includes pre- and post-train accommodation with the option to add additional nights. Should the night before or after not interest you, let us know, and we will adjust your offer accordingly.

Discover the culinary delights of San Sebastián, from Michelin-starred dining experiences to innovative pintxos bars. Enjoy the stunning beauty of the beach and the Bay of Biscay between gastronomic explorations. In Santiago de Compostela, explore the rich culture and tradition of one of Spain's most beautiful cities, marked by the famous Camino de Santiago.

Winding through ancient railway tracks, the Transcantábrico Gran Lujo offers a window into Spanish history and picturesque landscapes. Its spacious and luxuriously furnished suites, combined with onboard gastronomy and daily entertainment, make this journey an exceptional 5-star experience.

Included in the price, a luxury bus accompanies the train to provide easy access to more distant attractions. Enjoy hassle-free tours and admissions.

Click on 'view calendar' below to see upcoming departures for this luxury train journey in Spain - write or call Spain is More to request an offer on specific departures.

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Get ready for an extraordinary adventure aboard the Transcantábrico Gran Lujo, a journey where every detail is meticulously crafted to offer an unmatched luxury train travel experience. Dive deeper and start planning your dream trip with us today. Discover the elegance and unparalleled comfort of Spain's most luxurious train journey.

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It includes
  1. 9 Nights in a Double Room: 2 in Charming Hotels (San Sebastián and Santiago) and 7 on the Transcantábrico.
  2. 9 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.
Not included
  1. Transportation from Bilbao airport to train or bus station in Bilbao. Transportation from Santiago to Santiago airport (taxi aprox. 21€).
  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).

Transcantabrico Gran Lujo*****

From San Sebastián to Santiago de Compostela or vice versa

8.995 EUR/pers.
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Single room supplement: 6.500 EUR

Daily program

Transcantabrico Gran Lujo*****
From San Sebastián to Santiago de Compostela or vice versa

Detailed itinerary (view all days )
Day 1: Arrival to San Sebastian

You arrive to one of the most interesting cities in Spain. San Sebastian in the Basque country. It's a gastronomical mecca full of Michelin star restaurants. We recommend you go into Old Town at nightfall and to try the superb pintxos (snacks/appetizers) that there are served there - an unforgettable experience. San Sebastian extends along the magnificent beach of la Concha which is why we recommend a stroll there when you need a break from the food ... Enjoy!

Day 2: San Sebastián – Carranza

Meeting point in San Sebastian is at 13:00 at the Hotel Barceló Costa Vasca. There will be a Travelers' Reception and meal in this beautiful, elegant setting, seat of important cultural events. After tasting your first luch and a guided visit, your luxury bus will take you Bilbao where the Luxury Trancantabrian is waiting for you. At your arrival the crew will toast you a welcome drink. Travel to Villasana de Mena while you enjoy your first dinner on board. Overnight at Carranza. 

Day 3: Carranza - Bilbao - Santander

You'll start today en route to Bilbao, a dynamic city that has managed to reinvent itself after the decline of traditional heavy industry. There is time to disembark and visit this city. The tour includes the entrance to the famous Guggenheim Museum, symbol of the new Bilbao. Back on the train, and while enjoying lunch, the train will turn towards Santander, the Cantabrian elegant capital, where you will have free time to take a panoramic tour.  Dinner and night in Santander.

Day 4: Santander - Potes - Cabezón de la Sal

Travel on your Transcantabrico Rail to Unquera to take a bus waiting there. As you go towards Potes, you'll cross the impressive gorge, Desfiladero de La Hermida. After visiting this charming Cantabrian town, you can enjoy the thermal baths at Balneario de la Hermida. Return to the train after lunch and you will be directed to Cabezon de la Sal. In the afternoon, you have free time with the option to visit El Capricho, in Comillas, a brilliant and colorful nineteenth century palace by Antonio Gaudi. Dinner and night in Cabezon de la Sal.

Day 5: Cabezón de la Sal - Santillana del Mar - Llanes

Today you'll explore Santillana del Mar, a medieval village with a well-preserved Old Town. Afterwards, you'll discover the Neocave of Altamira, the museum and greatest true-to-life reproduction of Upper Paleolithic rock art. After lunch, you return to the train which will roll along, carrying you into Asturias, where you will stop for a visit in Llanes. Your first step in Asturias will be to enjoy its pleasant seaside promenade. Dinner and night in Llanes.

Day 6: Llanes - Oviedo

Today you will be taken to the heart of the Principado de Asturias.
You'll visit the magnificent National Park, Picos de Europa, going up to Lake Enol, and later to the sacred shrine of Covadonga, a place full of tradition and legends. You will later return to the train for lunch on board and travel to Oviedo, capital of the Principado de Asturias and best representation of preRomanesque Asturian gems like San Julián de los Prados. Plan on visiting the city and having some free time. Dinner and night in Oviedo.

Day 7: Oviedo - Gijón - Luarca

The day starts going towards Gijón, a place as open as the Cantabrian Sea, a charming city full of cultural events. You will return to your train, the Luxury Transcantábrico to tour the Asturian coast until you arrive to Luarca, the Villa Blanca of the Costa Verde. In Luarca you will enjoy a guided tour of this charming seaside town, have dinner and stay the night.

Day 8: Luarca - Ribadeo - Viveiro

Reaching Galicia, you will visit Ribadeo, the historic village bordering the Principado de Asturias. From here, you will travel by bus along the Lugo coast to the Beach of the Cathedrals, one of the most spectacular in the world. Following that, you will take a tour of Ribadeo and have a bit of leisure time. Finally, back on the train, you will come to Viveiro while having your lunch. There will be a guided tour of this beautiful town and some free time. Dinner and night in Viveiro

Day 9: Viveiro - Santiago de Compostela

While you enjoy your last breakfast on board, you will arrive to Ferrol, where the bus Transcantabrian will be waiting for you.  It will comfortably carry you to Santiago de Compostela. Visit the historic center of this city, the destination of pilgrims for a thousand years with its countless artistic jewels treasured through the ages. The train ride ends after this visit.

Day 10: Departure

Breakfast and end of journey.

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