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El Transcantabrico

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Unfortunatelly, our trip was not what we expected after reading some reviews. The main problem are the cabins which someone noted are simply SHABBY. There are broken oieces of furniture, the water in the bathroom is dead cold (when it works...), the bed is too...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank john54321098
Reviewed August 5, 2019

I read the reviews after we had booked the Transcabrio Classico from Santander to Santiago (yes, I know, should have read first!), and was rather worried about the incredibly negative reviews, especially given the prices charged. However, after the 4 nights/5 days trip, we just...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank global-traveller48
Reviewed July 18, 2019

The train is not what it is supposed to be and advertises. The cabins have a sofa but the double bed is so small it sleeps only one. The other person is forced to sleep in the sofa. Unless you have two dwarfs. The food...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Johnc123456789
Reviewed July 9, 2019

We travelled on the train El Cantábrico Gran Lujo. It is NOT a luxury train! It was refurbished perhqaps 30 years ago, the cabins are shabby and the service poor. Avoid it! Go on the Belmond trains.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Savytraveler567987
Reviewed May 27, 2019

The El Transcantabrico Gran Lujo train trip between San Sebastian and Santiago de Compostela is an incredible five star experience. The train is gorgeous, with the original 1923 carriages all decorated beautifully. Each sleeping carriage is converted into two "cabins" with a double bed, sitting...More

Date of experience: April 2019
2  Thank GguyinCA
Reviewed January 15, 2019

Highly recommend this trip! Accompanied by a bus with all excursions included and train stays put overnight for quiet sleep!

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank Juan G
Reviewed June 15, 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
4  Thank anne p
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

Date of experience: October 2017
4  Thank Stover-Roth
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

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Learmonth09
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

Date of experience: April 2017
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