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El Transcantabrico

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Address: Plaza Ferroviarios Asturianos s/n, 33012 Leon, Spain
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+34 902 55 59 02

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Historic train recreated

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed July 23, 2016
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 the train and in various restaurants. The trip is only for active travellers as the... More 

1 Thank WfcInperth
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 a field in a luxury bus along lanes so narrow, nearly as narrow as the... More 

1 Thank DJS22061959
Auckland NZ
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 

7 Thank Kiwigirl58
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

10 Thank luvtogo6
Perth, Australia
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 

7 Thank Lyndsay999
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

9 Thank Maritza G
San Francisco, California, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

19 Thank Jaybardin
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159 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

16 Thank Andrew F
Freshwater, Australia
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549 reviews
191 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 284 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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 

21 Thank jrandsk
Plainsboro, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

14 Thank Daisy1244

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