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El Transcantabrico

Plaza de los Ferroviarios s/n, 33012 Leon, Spain
+34 902 55 59 02
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We were a group of more than 20 people and booked the entire train. Unfortunately, the experience... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
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It was a gift for my mother and aunty. Having travelled with the Orient-express The royal Scotsman... read more

Reviewed May 26, 2018
Emmanuelle T
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were a group of more than 20 people and booked the entire train. Unfortunately, the experience was not what we had hoped for. The staff was friendly and eager to please but few spoke much English making for many mix-ups with ordering food and...More

1  Thank anne p
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Reviewed May 26, 2018

It was a gift for my mother and aunty. Having travelled with the Orient-express The royal Scotsman and other routes, the experience was quite different. Cabins are bigger but that means that people have to walk sideways to the main wagon. I saw many people...More

1  Thank Emmanuelle T
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Reviewed October 31, 2017

We took the last train trip of the season on the Gran Lujo from San Sebastion to Santiago de Compostela. This was a week-long trip on an old, blue and cream-colored narrow-gauge train that consisted of 14 cars that contained one suite per car. In...More

1  Thank Stover-Roth
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Reviewed October 16, 2017

The Robla Express is a downmarket version of El Transcantabrico, also operated by Renfe Trenes Turisticos de Lujo. There is a 4 day vintage train tour that runs a few times a year on the scenic narrow gauge railway between Bilbao and Leon and between...More

Thank Learmonth09
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Reviewed May 5, 2017

We have taken the Maharajas Express in India and researched the Gran Lujo. Wanted the dinners out an about in small towns in northern Spain (Spain is about night life, is it not?) Exactly what their website promised. Instead we got one choice menus at...More

4  Thank Penny D
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Reviewed November 4, 2016

Fantastic train tour with bus trips each day to towns and attractions. Train cabins all with en suites are as expected small but comfortable. Staff are excellent and guides all spoke both Spanish and English. The trip is a gourmands delight with fantastic meals on...More

4  Thank WfcInperth
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Reviewed July 23, 2016

If you like old trains restored to the glory days of first class travel this trip is definitely for you. If you like the best of food and plenty of it this trip is for you. The destinations are fantastic and you are taken further...More

2  Thank DJS22061959
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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...More

10  Thank Kiwigirl58
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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...More

10  Thank luvtogo6
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Reviewed May 14, 2014

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...More

7  Thank Lyndsay999
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