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Santiago de Compostela – San Sebastián 2025

Santiago de Compostela – San Sebastián 2025

8 days / 7 nights. Itinerary: Santiago de Compostela – Viveiro – Oviedo – Llanes – Cabezón de la Sal – Santander – Carranza – San Sebastián.

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

This impressive journey on this luxury tourist train is considered one of the best tourism options to discover some of the most stunning landscapes of northern Spain while traveling comfortably in a luxury train. The Transcantabrico Train is renowned for its first-class service and a well-designed itinerary, taking you through coastal cities, mountainous landscapes, and historic towns.

The itinerary starts in Santiago de Compostela, a city full of history and culture, famous for its cathedral and being the endpoint of the Camino de Santiago. As the train progresses, its route runs parallel to the Cantabrian coast, visiting charming villages and iconic landmarks, then venturing into the Picos de Europa, where you can admire breathtaking views of mountains and green valleys, concluding our route in San Sebastián.

On this page, you’ll find detailed information about the itinerary, including details about stops, the most interesting tourist spots, and other details. Get ready for an unforgettable journey from Santiago de Compostela to San Sebastián on the Transcantabrico!

Itinerary (summary)

(see detailed ITINERARY above)
Day 1 (Saturday) Santiago de Compostela – Viveiro
Day 2 (Sunday) Viveiro – Oviedo
Day 3 (Monday) Oviedo – Llanes
Day 4 (Tuesday) Llanes
Day 5 (Wednesday) Llanes – Cabezón de la Sal
Day 6 (Thursday) Cabezón de la Sal – Santander
Day 7 (Friday) Santander – Carranza
Day 8 (Saturday) Carranza – San Sebastián

Departure Dates

2025
March 15, 29
April 12, 26
May 10, 24
June 7, 21
July 5, 19
August 2, 16, 30
September 13

Prices per Person

Accommodation 8 days / 7 nights 2025
Double Suite Grand Luxury €9,250
Single Supplement €6,750
Triple Supplement Suite Grand Luxury €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 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 client’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 Transcantabrico train makes several stops in cities like Santiago de Compostela, Oviedo, Santander, and San Sebastián, where you can explore their historical and cultural sites. In addition to these important cities, the train will take us to discover other charming villages and iconic places in northern Spain, such as Viveiro and Llanes…

On this page, you can book your trip and get ready for an exciting tour on this luxury train. Get ready for an unforgettable journey from Santiago de Compostela to San Sebastián and discover the best of northern Spain with the Transcantabrico Train!

Departures: March 2025, April 2025, May 2025, June 2025, July 2025, August 2025, September 2025, October 2025.
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Day 1 (Saturday). Santiago de Compostela - Viveiro

Meeting point at the Parador de los Reyes Católicos in Santiago de Compostela at 12:00 p.m. After the reception, we will visit the historic center of this city, a pilgrimage destination for a thousand years, which treasures countless artistic gems led by its splendid cathedral. After lunch, our luxury bus will take us to Ferrol, where the El Transcantábrico awaits us. Upon arrival, the crew will offer us a welcome toast while the train travels to Viveiro. We will tour the beautiful old town of this town, where we will have dinner and spend the night on board.
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Day 2 (Sunday). Viveiro - Oviedo

We'll start the morning, as every day, enjoying our delicious à la carte and buffet breakfast. The Transcantábrico will take us to Ribadeo, a historic Galician town bordering the Principality of Asturias. From here, we'll travel by bus along the Lugo coast to the Playa de Las Catedrales, one of the most spectacular beaches in the world. Panoramic tour of Ribadeo and lunch. With the train, we'll venture into Asturian lands. Arrival and visit to Luarca, the White Village of the Green Coast, before returning to the train and heading to Oviedo. Night in Oviedo.
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Day 3 (Monday). Oviedo - Llanes

We start the day by going to Avilés, an ancient town that has preserved a valuable historic center. Then we will head to Gijón, a city as open to the Cantabrian Sea as it is full of cultural events. Lunch. Afterwards, we will travel to the capital of the Principality of Asturias, Oviedo. Visit, before returning to the train. Dinner on board during the journey to Llanes, where we will spend the night.
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Day 4 (Tuesday). Llanes

With our bus, we will ascend to the heart of the Principality of Asturias to reach the magnificent Picos de Europa National Park. We will visit Lake Enol and then head to the Sanctuary of Covadonga, a sacred place steeped in tradition and legend. Later, we will visit Cangas de Onís. Lunch. After lunch, following the route of the International Descent of the Sella River, we will arrive in Llanes, a wonderful fishing village in Eastern Asturias. Visit and free time. Dinner and overnight stay in Llanes.
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Day 5 (Wednesday). Llanes - Cabezón de la Sal

During breakfast, we will journey into the lands of Cantabria aboard the train. From Unquera, we will take a bus to Potes, passing through the impressive Hermida Gorge. We will visit this charming Cantabrian village, followed by a thermal circuit at the Balneario de la Hermida. After lunch, we will visit El Capricho in Comillas, a colorful and brilliant 19th-century palace designed by Antonio Gaudí. Dinner and overnight stay in Cabezón de la Sal.
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Day 6 (Thursday). Cabezón de la Sal-Santander

Our first visit will be to the town of Santillana del Mar, with its magnificently preserved medieval old town, and to the Neo-cave of Altamira, a museum and faithful reproduction of the greatest example of Upper Paleolithic cave art. After lunch, we will head by train to Santander, the elegant capital of Cantabria, where we will have a guided tour and free time. Night in Santander.
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Day 7 (Friday). Santander-Carranza

The Transcantabrico sets course for Bilbao, a city full of dynamism that has managed to reinvent itself after the decline of its traditional heavy industry. The visit to the city includes entry to the famous Guggenheim Museum, a symbol of this new Bilbao. After lunch, we will have free time to enjoy before boarding the train. Dinner and overnight stay in Carranza.
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Day 8 (Saturday). Carranza-San Sebastián

Enjoying our last breakfast on board, we will return to Bilbao, where the El Transcantábrico bus awaits us to take us to San Sebastián. We will visit this city of elegant beauty and a venue for important cultural events. The trip ends around 1:00 p.m. in San Sebastián.

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