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Santiago de Compostela - León
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Santiago de Compostela – León 2025

Santiago de Compostela – León 2025

8 days / 7 nights. Itinerary: Santiago de Compostela – Viveiro – Luarca – Oviedo – Llanes – Santander – Espinosa de Los Monteros – Cistierna – León

Welcome to our itinerary guide for the Transcantabrico Train from Santiago de Compostela to León!.

This impressive journey will give you the opportunity to discover some of the most breathtaking 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 stunning views from the train’s windows.

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

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

Itinerary (summary)

(see detailed ITINERARY above)
Day 1 (Saturday) Santiago de Compostela – Viveiro
Day 2 (Sunday) Viveiro – Luarca
Day 3 (Monday) Luarca – Oviedo
Day 4 (Tuesday) Oviedo – Llanes
Day 5 (Wednesday) Llanes – Santander
Day 6 (Thursday) Santander – Espinosa de Los Monteros
Day 7 (Friday) Espinosa de Los Monteros – Cistierna
Day 8 (Saturday) Cistierna – León

Departure Dates

September 27
October 11

Prices per Person

Accommodation 8 days / 7 nights 2025
Double Grand Luxury Suite €9,250
Single Supplement €6,750
Triple Grand Luxury Suite Supplement €4,350
Prices must be reconfirmed.

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 and available to customers 24 hours a day.
  • Possibility for the crew to handle your luggage.
  • All breakfasts, with à la carte dishes and buffet products.
  • All dinners and meals, from the finest gastronomy, on board the train or at top-notch restaurants (including wine, water, soft drinks, and coffee).
  • Welcome drink and appetizer.
  • All non-alcoholic drinks available in the suite’s minibar, at no cost.
  • Gala dinner and end-of-trip party.
  • Courtesy detail (toiletry kit with grooming essentials and slippers).
  • Onboard 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.
  • You can rest peacefully at night, as the train remains stationary and does not resume until early morning to facilitate rest. Also, the stop stations will remain open and have security service.
  • Multilingual accompanying guide throughout the journey: Spanish, English, French, and German.
  • An excellent human team at your disposal (Expedition Leader, waiters, chefs, technical staff, etc).
  • Free train transfers in Spain (AVE, ALVIA, etc.), before and after the trip from/to the nearest train station to your place of origin. Also, 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 Santiago de Compostela, the capital of the Galicia region and a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1985. It boasts important landmarks such as the Cathedral of Santiago, the Rajoy Palace, the Plaza del Obradoiro, the Mercado de Abastos, and the Parque de la Alameda.… As the train progresses, it ventures into the Picos de Europa, where you can admire spectacular landscapes of mountains, green valleys, and lakes.

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

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

Departures: September 2025, October 2025

Day 1 (Saturday). Santiago de Compostela - Viveiro

Group reception at the Parador Nacional Reyes Católicos in Santiago at 12:00 p.m. Santiago, a destination for pilgrims, awaits like a gem; the Plaza del Obradoiro, Platerías, the Cathedral. Lunch in Santiago. In the afternoon, we will arrive in Ferrol where the train awaits us, Welcome Aboard to head to Viveiro, visit the town, dinner, and overnight stay in Viveiro.

Day 2 (Sunday). Viveiro - Luarca

Breakfast on the train as we travel to Ribadeo, the border between Asturias and Galicia. We will explore the town and visit the famous Playa de Las Catedrales (Cathedrals Beach). Lunch will be provided. In the afternoon, we will continue our journey to Luarca, known as the White Village of the Green Coast. Explore the town, enjoy dinner, and stay overnight in Luarca.

Día 3 (lunes). Luarca - Oviedo

In the lands of the Principality, the train heads towards its capital, Oviedo, known for its exquisite gastronomy and a remarkable collection of unique pre-Romanesque monuments. We'll have lunch in Oviedo. In the afternoon, we'll visit Gijón, another excellent Asturian city. Dinner and overnight stay will be in Oviedo.

Day 4 (Tuesday). Oviedo - Llanes

On our way from Arriondas, we reach the heart of Asturias. We'll explore the Picos de Europa National Park, ascend to the lakes, visit the Covadonga Sanctuary, and conclude with a stop in Cangas de Onís. After lunch, we'll head to Llanes in the afternoon, a delightful fishing village in Eastern Asturias. Dinner and overnight stay will be in Llanes.

Day 5 (Wednesday). Llanes - Santander

While having breakfast, the train will arrive at Cabezón de la Sal, from where we will depart by bus to visit the Altamira Neocave and Santillana del Mar. Lunch in Santillana. In the afternoon, we will take the train to Santander, visit the city, have dinner, and spend the night in Santander.

Day 6 (Thursday). Santander - Espinosa de Los Monteros


Day 7 (Friday). Espinosa de Los Monteros - Cistierna

In the morning, we will arrive at Mataporquera, from where we will go by bus to visit the Canal de Castilla and the Romanesque art of Palencia: Villalcázar de Sirga, Carrión de los Condes, and Frómista. Lunch will be served. We will take the train at Guardo, from where we will depart to Cistierna. Dinner and overnight stay in Cistierna.

Day 8 (Saturday). Cistierna - León

On our last day, we'll enjoy a beautiful train journey through the rivers and valleys of the Leonese mountains to its capital. We'll visit this city full of history, San Isidoro, the Cathedral, Botines, and the Old Town. We'll conclude our trip at the Parador Nacional de San Marcos around 1:00 p.m.

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