TAKE A SPANISH RAIL-CRUISE IN NORTHERN SPAIN
3 day ‘El Expreso de la Robla’ Train, La Robla Route: Bilbao to Leon
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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. Get ready for a trip to enjoy the countryside and culture of the Camino de Santiago French Way, with this weekend tour of Castile and León, between Bilbao and León.
Day 1 (Friday) Bilbao – Espinosa de los Monteros
Baggage pick-up from 1400 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. At 1500, 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 – Palencian Romanesque Art – Cistierna
Enjoy your breakfast to the click-clack of the rails and beautiful scenery on the way to Mataporquera. From here, the coach will take you to the breath-taking landscapes of the Romanesque Palencia Art, right in the middle of the Saint James Way, Carrion de los Condes, Fromista and Saldana. Tour the town and 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.
Day 3 (Sunday) Cistierna – Leon
What better way to start the day than breakfast 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.
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*La Robla Express departures offer connections to the start or end of the Costa Verda Express departures.
THE EL EXPRESO DE LA ROBLA SPANISH TRAIN TRIP INCLUDES:
-Accommodation on board in twin bunk compartment with en-suite bathroom
-On board buffet breakfast every day
-All dinners and lunches (including wine, water, soft drinks and coffee)
-Welcome drink and snack
-Tickets for museums, attractions and shows
-Scheduled excursions and tours
-Coach accompanying the train along the trip
-Taxes and services
-Daily newspapers and magazines
-Guide throughout the tour
-Excellent crew available
OTHER SERVICES AVAILABLE AT PASSENGER’S EXPENSE: