The La Robla Express is a train born in 2009 that mixes classicism and modernity, built from the passenger cars of the BB series of the mid-twentieth century, it has all the modern comforts at an affordable price.
A train that takes its name from the line that used to connect Bilbao with the mining town of La Robla in Leon and that offers a cruise on rails to enjoy the beautiful landscape through which it runs.
The Tren de La Robla is designed with a classic and comfortable décor that invites you to relax, offering all the charm and comfort of rail travel.
The train has four sleeping cars with 7 compartments per coach:
The Common Saloons are three comfortable cars (bar car, restaurant car and lounge) with permanent bar service, equipped with large windows to enjoy the scenery.
Travelers have access to daily newspapers, magazines, library, video library and television. They also have PCs and free internet connection.
All carriages are air-conditioned and open 24 hours a day for your use and enjoyment, and are connected internally to allow free transit through them.
Price per person in standard compartment 1.400 €
Single supplement 1.000 €
Price per person in standard compartment 1.050 €
Single supplement 790 €
Oviedo > Santiago de Compostela > Oviedo (6d/5n)
Day 1. Oviedo - Viveiro (Sunday)
Luggage claim from 12 noon to 3:30 p.m. at the Renfe station (Oviedo) underneath 'la Losa' (1st floor opposite the Metric Gauge Offices). Guided tour of the city at 4:30 p.m. Welcome toast on the train, crew presentation and passengers will be taken to their rooms. Dinner on board, while the train sets off for Galicia. Journey by night to Viveiro.
Day 2. Viveiro (Monday)
Early arrival at Viveiro. We will start the morning, as every day, enjoying our delicious breakfast buffet. After breakfast, transfer to Ferrol by bus for the pilgrims who wish to cover the first stage, Ferrol - Pontedeume (26 km). For those who do not want to walk, transfer by bus to the northernmost point of the Iberian Peninsula, the cape of Estaca de Bares, visiting later the beach of Bares and O Barqueiro, with free time for lunch. In the afternoon, transfer of hikers to the train, as well as picking up of the walkers in Pontedeume to return to Viveiro. Free time for dinner and night on board at Viveiro.
Day 3. Viveiro - Ortigueira (Tuesday)
While we have breakfasted the train will travel to Ortigueira. From here the coach will take the pilgrims to Pontedeume, to start the second stage to Abegondo (31 km). For the hikers we will visit the Sanctuary of San Andrés de Teixido and Cedeira, with free time for lunch. In the afternoon, transfer of the hikers to the train and pick up of the walkers in Abegondo to return to Ortigueira. Free time for dinner and night in Ortigueira.
Day 4. Ortigueira - Ferrol (Wednesday)
After breakfast the coach will bring the pilgrims closer to the starting point of the third stage, Abegondo - A Calle (25 km). The rest of the passengers will be taken by bus to A Coruña, where they will spend the morning, enjoying free time for lunch. In the afternoon, return to the train in Ferrol. That night we will all have dinner together in a typical octopus restaurant. Night in Ferrol.
Day 5. Ferrol - Santiago de Compostela - Oviedo (Thursday)
After breakfast on board, the pilgrims will be transferred by bus to the start of the fourth and last stage, which will take them from A Calle to Santiago de Compostela (27 km). Once in Santiago you will have free time until the afternoon. For the rest of the customers, departure by bus from Ferrol to Santiago de Compostela. Free time in Santiago. In the late afternoon, return of pilgrims and tourists to the train in Ferrol. During dinner on board (catering service) the train will depart for Oviedo. Overnight on board.
Day 6. Oviedo (Friday)
Early arrival of the train to Oviedo. Breakfast on board and farewell to the crew and the train, with the journey ending around 11 a.m.
Bilbao > León (3d/2n)
Day 1. Bilbao-Espinosa de Los Monteros (Friday)
Luggage collection at 2 p.m. at La Concordia Station in Bilbao. At 3 p.m. the group will be greeted on the train. Once everyone is settled, the El Expreso de la Robla sets off for Espinosa de Los Monteros. The bus will then take you the city of Frías and the waterfalls of Tobera. The trip ends with dinner and an overnight stay in Espinosa de los Monteros, a beautiful villa in Las Merindades, Burgos.
Day 2. Espinosa de los Monteros - Cistierna (Saturday)
While enjoying your first breakfast on board, the train will arrive at Mataporquera. From here, the bus will take you to the fascinating sites of Romanesque art in Palencia, along the Camino de Santiago- Carrión de los Condes, Frómista and Saldaña. We will tour the town, where you can also enjoy some free time before continuing the journey, visiting the Canal de Castilla and the Romanesque church of San Martín. Free time and lunch. In the afternoon, we will continue to go back in time with a visit to the Roman Villa of La Olmeda and its magnificent mosaic collection. Back on the train, El Expreso de La Robla will take you to Cistierna, where we will have dinner and stay overnight.
Day 3. Cistierna -León (Sunday)
El Expreso de La Robla will take you to San Feliz while you are having breakfast. The bus will then take you to León. Tour of its historic centre, San Isidoro and the Cathedral. Free time, to end the trip at approximately 2 p.m.
León > Bilbao (3d/2n)
Day 1. León - Cistierna (Friday)
Luggage collection from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at FEVE Station in León. Next, our bus will take us to San Feliz, where El Expreso de La Robla will be waiting for us. Presentation of the crew, accommodation and transfer to Matallana. From here, we will travel across the spectacular Hoces de Vegacervera, we will arrive at Valporquero, to visit the extraordinary Caves, famous for their stalactites, stalagmites and casts of whimsical shapes, and for its impressive Gran Rotonda, a vast open underground space of 100,000 m3. Next, we will return to the train to travel to Cistierna where we will have dinner and stay overnight.
Day 2. Cistierna - Espinosa de los Monteros (Saturday)
While enjoying your first breakfast on board, the train will take us to Guardo, a beautiful town in Palencia. We will then travel by bus to visit the Roman Villa of La Olmeda, with its magnificent collection of mosaics, before discovering one of the best sites of Romanesque art in Europe, in the middle of the Camino de Santiago. Saldaña, Carrión de los Condes and Frómista, where we will have lunch. After visiting the impressive temple of San Martín and the Canal de Castilla, we will head back to the train to travel to Espinosa de los Monteros, a beautiful village of the Merindades in Burgos, followed by dinner and spending the night in Espinosa.
Day 3. Espinosa de los Monteros - Bilbao (Sunday)
While you have breakfast, we will travel through the incredible landscape of the Valley of Mena to reach Bilbao. We will then visit the city and the universally known Guggenheim museum. Free time, to end the trip at approximately 2 p.m.
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