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



3 day El Expreso de La Robla: Leon to Bilbao

2020 departures:  July: 10, 24 / September: 18 / October: 2

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“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)        Leon - Cistierna

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Baggage pick-up from 1500 to 1600 at the FEVE station in León. The coach will then take you back to San Feliz, where the La Robla Express awaits. Accommodation and transfer to Matallana. From here, the luxury coach will take you on a scenic ride through the spectacular Hoces de Vegacervera to visit the Valporquero Cave, famous for its stalactites, stalagmites and flowstones in fascinating shapes, and also for its impressive 'Great Space' of 100,000m3 of underground space. Next, hop back on the train as it heads to Cistierna, with a visit to the Railway Museum, dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 2 (Saturday)          Cistierna - Espinosa de los Monteros

Start the day with a leisurely breakfast on the way to our next stop; Guardo, in the magical lands of Palencia. From here, enjoy a coach ride to the La Olmeda Roman villa, with its magnificent collection of mosaics, and then discover some of the finest Romanesque art collections in Europe in the towns of Carrión de los Condes and Frómista, where we will have lunch. After visiting the impressive San Martin temple and the Castilla Canal, all aboard the train once again to travel on to Sotoscueva and then visit Espinosa de los Monteros, a beautiful village in the Burgos area of Las Merindades, with dinner and an overnight stay in Espinosa.

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Day 3 (Sunday)         Espinosa de los Monteros - Bilbao

During breakfast this morning, take in the breath-taking views across the incredible landscape of the Mena Valley as the train heads towards Bilbao. Enjoy the city and a visit to the world-renowned Guggenheim museum. Free time, ending 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 Room
Per Person
in Single Room
July: 10, 24
September: 18
October: 2
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