This is the plan: forget about rushing around as you relax on board one of the finest tourist trains in the world. Sounds good, doesn’t it? And wouldn’t it be great to travel for eight days and seven nights through the mountains, valleys, cliffs and beaches of Green Spain?
From Santiago de Compostela (Galicia) to San Sebastian (in the Basque Country), you’ll wind through green valleys and mountains, practically skimming the waves of the Cantabrian Sea. This is the route of El Transcantábrico, the closest thing to a cruise ship on rails.
Would you like to see a few sites? Leon and its cathedral, the ‘Peine de los Vientos’ sculpture in San Sebastián, the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, the coastal city of Santander, the Altamira Caves in Santillana del Mar, Picos de Europa National Park in Asturias, pre-Romanesque monuments in Oviedo and the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, the final destination on the Way of Saint James pilgrimage route. Many of them are UNESCO World Heritage sites. However, the list of places to visit is much longer, and the best way to discover
them is by taking a trip on the Transcantábrico.
The Transcantábrico is an invitation to experience nature, culture, and of course, good food. During your journey you’ll enjoy delicious buffet and à la carte breakfasts in the lounge cars. But the best part comes later: your trip with the Transcantábrico includes lunch and dinner in some of the finest restaurants along the route. Genuine gourmet destinations where you’ll be able to sample the most delicious traditional dishes of northern Spain, always accompanied by choice wines.
Now is the moment to treat yourself to a trip on this luxury train. Let time pass with the gentle pace and a soft clatter while moving towards new places and new sensations. You’ll share landscapes, flavors, monuments and sensations that you’ll remember forever. Surrender to the charms of this journey and discover places you’ve always dreamed of visiting. Because when you see the landscapes of Green Spain right outside your window, you’ll understand the true pleasure of travelling on the Transcantábrico.
One last incentive: 2018 marks the 35th anniversary of the Transcantábrico, the oldest tourist train in Spain. Hop on board this ‘cruise on rails’ and surrender to all the charms of the Transcantábrico: the ride of a lifetime!