El Expreso de La Robla 3 day / 2 night Rail Journey from Bilbao to Leon



3 day El Expreso de La Robla: Bilbao to Leon

2020 departures:  July: 3, 17 / September: 11, 25

“El Expreso de La Robla was born with the idea of offering all the charm and comfort of classic rail travel at affordable prices.”

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Day 1 (Friday)                    Bilbao - Espinosa de los Monteros

Baggage pick-up from 1500 to 1600 at La Concordia Station in Bilbao; a unique modernist building dating back to 1902 that is one of the most authentic heritage sites in Bilbao from the Belle Époque Era. 4 day El Transcantabrico La Robla Carridge Bilbao Oveido Rail Journey At 1600, meet all of your travel companions at a welcome talk on board the train. Once settled on board, the La Robla Express heads towards Sotoscueva, to visit the Ojo Guarena karst complex, formed by more than 100 kilometres of galleries and declared a Natural Monument. The next stop is Espinosa de los Monteros, a beautiful village in the Burgos Merindades, where you will have dinner. Overnight in Espinosa.


Day 2 (Saturday)                      Espinosa de los Monteros - Mataporquera - Cistierna

Enjoy your first breakfast to the click-clack of the iron rails and beautiful scenery on the way to Mataporquera. From here, a coach will take you to the breath-taking landscapes of the Romanesque Palencia, Carrion de los Condes, with many historical heritage sites to visit. Enjoy the town on your own with free time before the tour continues to Canal de Castilla and Fromista, with its impressive Romanesque church of San Martín. Free time and lunch. In the afternoon, continue on a journey back in time with a visit to the Roman Villa of La Olmeda and its magnificent collection of mosaics. Back on board, the next stop is Cistierna, with a visit to its Railway Museum, dinner and an overnight stay.


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Day 3 (Sunday)                     Cistierna - Leon

What better way to start the day than breakfast to the click-clack of the rails with beautiful landscapes flashing by on board the La Robla Express. The next stop on our adventure is San Feliz (literally, Saint Happy!), it's sure to be a fun day! From here we go by coach to visit the city of León to explore its historical centre, San Isidoro and the Cathedral. Free time, to end the trip at approximately 1400.



*La Robla Express departures offer connections to the start or end of the Costa Verda Express departures.
2020 Departure Dates
Per Person
in Double / Twin Cabin
Per Person
in Single Cabin
July: 3, 17
September: 11, 25
AU$1520 AU$2275



  • Accommodation onboard in twin bunk cabins with ensuite bathroom
  • Onboard buffet breakfast every day
  • All dinners and lunches serving the finest cuisine in top restaurants (including wine, water, soft drinks and coffee)
  • Welcome drink
  • Mineral water
  • Toiletries bag
  • Tickets for museums, attractions and shows
  • Excursions and scheduled tours
  • Coach accompanying the train along the trip
  • Taxes and services
  • Daily newspapers and magazines
  • Security service
  • Guide throughout the tour
  • Excellent crew available


  • Laundry service
  • Bar service
Excludes: Tips; personal expenses
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For further tour information or to book a tour, please contact Timeless Tours.

  • We reserve the right to change all prices and programs without notice
  • All prices are per person unless otherwise stated
  • All prices on this website are in Australian Dollars unless otherwise stated