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San Sebastián to Santiago de Compostela
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San Sebastián – Santiago de Compostela 2024

San Sebastián – Santiago de Compostela 2024

8 days / 7 nights. Itinerary: San Sebastián – Carranza – Bilbao – Santander – Potes – Cabezón de la Sal – Santillana del Mar – Llanes – Picos de Europa – Oviedo – Gijón – Luarca – Ribadeo – Viveiro – Santiago de Compostela.

 Promotion/offer with a 10% discount.
Departures: July 6, 20; August 3.
Departures with last seats available.

Welcome to our itinerary guide for the Transcantabrico Train from San Sebastián to Santiago de Compostela!

This impressive journey will give you the opportunity to discover some of the most stunning landscapes in northern Spain while traveling in luxury and comfort.

During the trip, you will pass through coastal cities, mountainous landscapes, and historic villages, all while enjoying first-class service and breathtaking views from the train’s windows.

On this page, you will find detailed information about the itinerary, including details about the stops, tourist attractions, and other points of interest.

Get ready for an unforgettable journey from San Sebastián to Santiago de Compostela on the Transcantabrico!

Itinerary summary

See detailed itinerary above
Day 1 (Saturday) San Sebastián – Carranza
Day 2 (Sunday) Carranza – Bilbao – Santander
Day 3 (Monday) Santander – Potes – Cabezón de la Sal
Day 4 (Tuesday) Cabezón de la Sal – Santillana del Mar – Llanes
Day 5 (Wednesday) Llanes – Picos de Europa – Oviedo
Day 6 (Thursday) Oviedo – Gijón – Luarca
Day 7 (Friday) Luarca – Ribadeo – Viveiro
Day 8 (Saturday) Viveiro – Ferrol – Santiago de Compostela

Dates of departure

July 6*, 20*
August 3*, 17, 31
September 14, 28
October 12, 26

*Special offer departure dates (10% discount, not reflected in the pricing table).

Prices per person.

Lodging 8 days / 7 nights. 2024
Grand Luxury Suite. 8.900 €
Single Supplement. 6.500 €
Triple Grand Luxury Suite Supplement. 4.200 €
Prices need to be confirmed.

The program includes:

  • Accommodation in a Deluxe Suite on the Transcantabrico train with a 150 cm x 200 cm double bed (or twin beds of 85 cm x 200 cm), sofa, and full private bathroom.
  •  All train lounges permanently open for the client’s use 24 hours a day.
  •  Possibility for the crew to collect your luggage.
  •  All breakfasts, with à la carte dishes and buffet products.
  •  All dinners and meals, featuring select gastronomy, on board the train or at first-class restaurants (including wine, water, soft drinks, and coffee).
  • Welcome drink and appetizer.
  • All non-alcoholic drinks available in the suite minibar, at no cost.
  • Gala dinner and end-of-trip party.
  • Courtesy detail (toiletry kit and slippers).
  •  On-board activities: live music and performances, parties in the pub car, dancing, etc.
  •  Excursions and guided tours.
  •  Entrance tickets to museums, monuments, and shows.
  • Luxury coach accompanying the train throughout the journey to facilitate some transfers and excursions.
  • Taxes and services.
  • Daily newspapers and magazines.
  • At night, you can rest assured as the train remains stationary and does not resume until the early morning hours to facilitate rest. Additionally, the stopping stations remain open and have security services.
  • Multilingual accompanying guide throughout the journey: Spanish, English, French, and German.
  • An excellent human team at your disposal (Expedition Leader, waiters, cooks, technical staff, etc.).
  • Free train transfers across Spain (AVE, ALVIA, etc.), before and after the trip from/to the nearest train station to your place of origin. Additionally, at the stations, you can use the Club Lounges.

Other services available at the customer’s expense:

  • Laundry service.
  • Bar service.

Measurements of Deluxe Suite:

  • Cabin size: 12 m2
  • Double bed cabin: 1 bed 1.50 meters wide x 2 meters long + sofa 0.85 meters wide x 1.80 meters long
  • Twin bed cabin: 2 beds 0.85 meters wide x 2 meters long + sofa 0.85 meters wide x 1.80 meters long”

The itinerary begins in San Sebastián, a famous coastal city in northern Spain known for its stunning beaches, cultural and leisure activities, gastronomy… As the train progresses, it ventures into the Picos de Europa, where you can admire spectacular landscapes amidst mountains, green valleys, and lakes. Then, the itinerary will take you on a route parallel to the Cantabrian Sea coast until reaching Galicia.

The train makes several stops in cities such as Bilbao, Santander, Oviedo, Gijón, Santiago de Compostela, where you can discover their historical and cultural sites. In addition to these important cities, the train will take us to explore other charming towns and iconic places in northern Spain, such as Potes, Santillana del Mar, Llanes, Luarca, Ribadeo…

On this page, you can see the ITINERARY in more detail, get more information, and book your trip, also in the INFO AND BOOKINGS. section. Get ready for an unforgettable journey and discover the best of northern Spain with the luxury train El Transcantabrico!

Departures: July-2024, August-2024, September-2024, October-2024

Day 1 (Saturday). San Sebastián - Carranza.

Reception at the Hotel Barceló Costa Vasca in San Sebastián at 13:00 hrs., the starting point of our magnificent 8-day journey through Northern Spain. Next, a guided panoramic tour of the beautiful city of San Sebastián, followed by lunch at a city restaurant. Afterwards, a bus will transfer us to Bilbao, where our train, the Transcantábrico, awaits. Upon arrival, we will receive a welcome aboard and the crew will offer us a welcome drink, after which we will settle into our comfortable and luxurious suite. All aboard, the train begins its route towards Carranza. Dinner on board. The train will remain parked overnight at Carranza station.

Day 2 (Sunday). Carranza - Bilbao - Santander.

We will start the morning, as every day, enjoying our delicious à la carte and buffet breakfast. The Transcantábrico will take us back to Bilbao to visit this dynamic city, which has reinvented itself after the decline of its traditional heavy industry. The visit includes entry to the famous Guggenheim Museum, a symbol of the city. Return to the train for lunch as we head to Santander. Tour of the elegant capital of Cantabria and free time to stroll around the city. Dinner followed by an optional visit to the Gran Casino de Santander. Night in Santander.

Day 3 (Monday). Santander - Potes - Cabezón de la Sal.

After breakfast on board, we will depart by coach to Potes, passing through the impressive Desfiladero de la Hermida. After visiting this charming Cantabrian town, we can enjoy a thermal circuit at the Balneario de la Hermida. Lunch. In the afternoon, we will visit El Capricho in Comillas, a colorful and whimsical 19th-century palace designed by Antonio Gaudí. Our next destination is Cabezón de la Sal. Dinner and overnight on board in Cabezón de la Sal.

Day 4 (Tuesday). Cabezón de la Sal - Santillana del Mar - Llanes.

We begin the day with a visit to the Neocave of Altamira, a museum and faithful reproduction of this prime example of Upper Paleolithic cave art. Afterward, we will visit Santillana del Mar, a town with its wonderfully preserved medieval old town. After lunch, return to the train to venture into Asturian lands until we reach Llanes. Dinner and overnight on board in Llanes.

Day 5 (Wednesday). Llanes - Picos de Europa - Oviedo.

After breakfast on board, we will venture with our coach into the heart of the Picos de Europa National Park. We will visit Lake Enol and then head to the Sanctuary of Covadonga, a neo-Romanesque basilica located next to the cave where the image of the Santina (the Virgin of Covadonga) is venerated, a place of worship and pilgrimage. Return to the Transcantábrico Train for lunch on board as we travel to Oviedo, the capital of the Principality of Asturias, with its historic center of undeniable medieval flavor. Visit of the city, dinner, and night in Oviedo.

Day 6 (Thursday). Oviedo - Gijón - Luarca.

After breakfast on board, we will start the day with a visit to Gijón, known as 'The Capital of the Green Coast', situated in a beautiful bay. Lunch in Gijón before returning to the Transcantábrico Train and traveling along the Asturian coast to Luarca, the White Town of the Green Coast, where we will enjoy a guided tour of this charming coastal town. Dinner and overnight on board in Luarca.

Day 7 (Friday). Luarca - Ribadeo - Viveiro.

The Transcantábrico enters Galicia, arriving at Ribadeo, a historic Galician town bordering the Principality of Asturias. By bus, we will tour the coast of Lugo to the Playa de Las Catedrales, one of the most spectacular beaches in the world. Then, we will have a panoramic visit of Ribadeo, a beautiful manorial town declared of tourist interest, where we will have lunch. In the afternoon, the Transcantábrico Train will head to Viveiro, where we will have a guided tour of this beautiful manorial town declared of tourist interest, followed by free time. Dinner and night in Viveiro.

Day 8 (Saturday). Viveiro - Ferrol - Santiago de Compostela.

Enjoying our last breakfast on board, we will arrive at Ferrol, where the Transcantábrico bus awaits us to take us to Santiago de Compostela. Visit to the historic center of this city (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), the destination of pilgrims for a thousand years, which treasures countless artistic gems such as its magnificent Cathedral. End of the journey after the visit at the Parador Nacional de los Reyes Católicos around 13:00 hrs.

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