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El Transcantabrico

Address: Plaza de los Ferroviarios, s/n, 33012 Leon, Spain
Phone Number: 34 902 555 902
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Ranked #22 of 59 things to do in Leon
Type: Scenic railroads, Sightseeing Tours
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Type: Scenic railroads, Sightseeing Tours

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Auckland NZ
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Took a 6 day journey from Santiago de Compostela to Bilbao on the Classico. Exceptionally friendly staff and customer service. Met many lovely guests on the train, but the itinerary is exhausting and the food is way too much albeit it excpetional quality. Big negative is sleeping if you're a couple. It's terrible because the double bed is up against... More 

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Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
31 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

we enjoy train travel and have travelled on trains from the Rovos to Trans-Mongolian. This is certainly up there with the Rovos but not as good overall. Meeting at Parador was efficient, we did not go on the tour as we had been staying at Santiago de Compestella a few days (not at the Parador but an excellent local hotel).... More 

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Perth, Australia
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014 via mobile

Interesting experience in Northern Spain travelling through lovely countryside. Train only travels for a short period each day and most sightseeing is done in a luxury coach which follows train to each stop. Meals and sightseeing are excellent. Train never travels at night which is a good thing as it rocks & rolls about. Beds are small, a bit uncomfortable... More 

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171 reviews 171 reviews
71 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

If you like to enjoy very good food, meet new friends and at the same travel through the North of Spain. This you will enjoy; it is a Hotel because you sleep and have breakfast on board, but you hardly travel the rails on it. Just about one forth of the time. Itseems like a riverboat but on tracks. The... More 

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San Francisco, California, USA
11 reviews 11 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

My wife and I enjoyed our trip on the Transcantabrico El Lujo, but it was not really what we expected. It is not really a train trip, it is a very nice mobile hotel (so you only have to unpack once), combined with a series of very nice bus tours (on a comfortable luxury bus with big leather seats in... More 

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130 reviews 130 reviews
35 attraction reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

The sumptuous navy and cream ‘El TransCantábrico’ Gran Lujo train is the same class as the Orient Express. Operated by Feve, the Gran Lujo version of the Transcantabrico is the company's flagship train, complemented by the Classico and Robla. Offering one cabin per carriage! Where once there were two cabins, there is now one expanded suite. Each of these new... More 

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Balmain, Australia
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351 reviews 351 reviews
97 attraction reviews
241 helpful votes 241 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2011

While many reviewers have commented favourably on the Gran Lujo, we spent five days on the Classico and it's a very different experience. Four "suites" per carriage means that they are tiny, and only for sleeping uncomfortably in the minute "double" bed - you can't sit and watch the view either! Further, the lounge car isn't for lounging as the... More 

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Plainsboro, New Jersey
1 review
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2011

I just got back form a week long vacation on board of the amazing El Transcantabrico Classico train. My journey began in Leon and ended in beautiful town of Santiago de Compostela. The itinerary was so interesting and the towns visited along the way are just magnificent. Within 7 days I got to see enchanting medieval towns, fascinating museums, monuments,... More 

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Washington, DC
12 reviews 12 reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2010

My wife and I loved this week-long "cruise" on this elegant little train. The train is spotless. The cabins are small (like on a small ship) but very comfortable and efficiently arranged. All one does in the cabin is sleep, and the train is still all night so one can open the cabin window, sleep like a log, and wake... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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153 reviews 153 reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2009

Amazing week of great regional food, beautiful scenery and good service. We started our tour in Santiago de Compostela, and took the weeklong trip towards Leon. Highlights for me included visiting Oviedo and the Picos of Europa. All meals, tours and transportation were included. Coffee, wine and spirits were included with lunch and dinner. I enjoyed all the restaurants chosen... More 

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