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 1.100 €
Single supplement 800 €
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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