Travel in style through the north-western
regions of Spain aboard El Transcantabrico
Clasico. This train transports its passengers
back to the golden age of rail travel while
also featuring all the comforts that you
might expect of a modern-day train. Travel
from Santander on the Bay of Biscay
along the Cantabrian coast, then through
Asturias, finishing in the verdant region
of Galicia. Apart from the magnificent
scenery, enjoy sumptuous cuisine and
excursion to discover the fascinating art
and culture of lesser visited towns and
villages en route.
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Fly to Santander and transfer to the Silken Rio
Santander for 1 night. (N)
Transfer to the train station and board the
El Transcantabrico Clasico for the 4-night journey
to Santiago de Compostela. Late morning and
afternoon visits to the town of Santillana del Mar
with its beautifully preserved medieval centre.
Continue to the Cave of Altamira, containing
some of the finest examples of Upper Palaeolithic
cave art, and the village of Ribadesella. (B, L, D)
Today drive into the mountainous Picos de
Europa National Park in the heart of the region
of Asturias. Visit Lake Enol and then continue
to the shrine of Covadonga. After lunch, visit
the region’s capital, Oviedo with its Asturian
romanesque art. Highlights include the Basilica
of San Julian de los Prados. (B, L, D)
Morning visits to Avilés, an ancient city with an
excellent old town quarter, and Gijón, a city that
opens up to the Cantabrian Sea and is alive
with cultural events. After visiting both towns,
return to the El Transcantabrico and continue to
Luarca, known as ‘the White Town of the Green
Coast’. (B, L, D)
Morning visits to Las Catedrales beach and the
picturesque town of Ribadeo. Continue by train to
Viveiro to visit the old quarter of the city. (B, L, D)
Morning arrival. Take a tour of this celebrated
northern Spanish town, which is a Unesco-listed
heritage site and home to the shrine of St James
the Great. Stay at the Parador de Santiago de
Compostela for 1 night. (B)
Transfer to the airport and fly home. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is led in each destination en route by a local tour
The El-Transcantabrico Clasico train
operates rail journeys from Leon to Santiago
de Compostela and vice versa. A longer 8-day
itinerary from Santiago de Compostela to
San Sebastian is also available.
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation. Cabins are based
on the standard suite category.
This tour will have transfers and excursions shared with one or
more other parties who may or may not be Cox & Kings clients.
This journey can also be taken in reverse. Please contact Cox
& Kings for details, departures and prices.
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation
standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7808
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This tour departs on the following dates: 21 April, 5 & 19 May, 2 & 30 June, 14 & 28 July, 11 & 25 August, 8 & 22 September and 6 October 2017.
This tour departs on the following dates: 28 April, 12 & 26 May, 23 June, 7 & 21 July, 4 & 18 August, 1, 15 & 29 September and 13 October 2017.
The oldest train in Spain, El Transcantabrico features original 1920s Pullman carriages that have been renovated to offer modern-day luxuries combined with all the charm of the golden era of rail travel. All guest cabins feature double beds equipped with a minibar and safe and all have air conditioning and en suite facilities. The dining car offers an à la carte menu while the bar car has panoramic windows where you can enjoy a pre-dinner aperitif as you watch the scenery pass by. Other carriages include a Panoramic Coach, Tea Saloon and Entertainment Saloon and there is also a small library with newspapers and...
The Silken Rio Santander is situated next to the renowned Sardinero beach, with excellent views of the Cantabrian Sea. This modern property offers comfortable rooms; Superior room categories have a balcony and sea views. The cathedral and city centre are located 2km from the hotel but there are good public transportation links close by.
Features: 89 rooms, restaurant, bar.
Room amenities: Television, minibar,...
Parador de Santiago de Compostela
The Parador de Santiago de Compostela has a unique and exclusive location on Obradoiro Square in the city's old quarter, near to the cathedral and old town hall. The parador is a mix of history, art and tradition and is one of the most luxurious in the Paradores chain.
Features: 137 rooms, terrace, Wi-Fi, bar, 2 restaurants, gift shop.
Room amenities: Air conditioning, television, slippers, toiletries,...
Regional air connections are available from within the UK. Please contact your travel consultant for current prices from your nearest city.
We can also arrange flights from overseas, simply give us a call to find out more.
If you choose to take the tour without flights arranged through Cox & Kings, please contact one of our travel consultants prior to booking the flights to ensure that you are aware of the tour timings and all the implications of not booking through us. We strongly advise you not to book flights independently of Cox & Kings if significant charges would apply in case of cancellation.
Flight details may be subject to change prior to departure.
This tour can be booked / reserved online by clicking on one of the coloured links below.
DST2017: 6 Nights