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6 day ‘Costa Verde Express’ Train, Bilbao to Santiago de Compostela

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6 day ‘Costa Verde Express’, Bilbao to Santiago de Compostela

2021 departures:
July: 3, 17
September: 11, 25
October: 9

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Enjoy a gastronomic and cultural journey through Green Spain, travelling through and visiting the Basque Country, Cantabria, Asturias and Galicia on a luxury train. A train that will take you to the golden age of great rail journeys, while still enjoying all the modern comforts and amenities of the 21st century.
Costa Verde Express offers this and much more. A 6 day trip to enjoy and experience with all the senses.

Day 1 (Saturday)        Bilbao – Santander

Welcome meeting at Concordia Station in Bilbao at 1000 on board the train, meet the crew and then a sightseeing tour and visit to the Guggenheim Museum. Lunch on board as the train heads for Santander. An afternoon visit of the city, followed by free time. Dinner in a restaurant and time to visit the Casino del Sardinero. Overnight in Santander.

Day 2 (Sunday)          Santander – Santillana – Arriondas

Enjoy your breakfast to the clickety-clack of the rails and spectacular landscapes on the way to Cabezon de la Sal, where the luxury coach awaits to take you in comfort and style to the town of Santillana del Mar, with its magnificently preserved Medieval historic quarter and the famous Altamira ‘Neocave’, a museum and scientific reproduction of the finest Upper Palaeolithic rock art ever found. After lunch, the train returns to Ribadesella in Asturias, with a tour, dinner and overnight stay in Arriondas.

Day 3 (Monday)          Picos de Europa – Oviedo – Candas

After breakfast depart by coach to the first capital of the Astur Kingdom; Cangas de Onis. Visit the magnificent Picos de Europa National Park, ascending to Enol Lake, and then the Covadonga Sanctuary; a sacred place full of tradition and legends. Later return to the train and set off for Candas while we eat. Visit to Aviles, an ancient town with a beautifully preserved and valuable historic centre, and free time. Dinner and overnight in Candas.

Day 4 (Tuesday)         Candas – Oviedo – Gijon – Luarca

After breakfast a visit to Oviedo, capital of the principality. Then onto Gijon, a city near the sea and full of energy with free time and lunch. In the afternoon continue by train to Luarca for a visit then dinner and overnight in Luarca.

Day 5 (Wednesday)   Luarca – Ribadeo – Viveiro

Breakfast on board while we travel to Ribadeo, the first Galician spot on our route. Visit Ribadeo with lunch and free time. In the afternoon travel by train to Viveiro with a visit followed by dinner and overnight.

Day 6 (Thursday)       Viveiro – Santiago de Compostela

Enjoy breakfast as we arrive in Ferrol where we will farewell the crew and depart by coach towards the Galican capital city. Visit Santiago de Compostela and enjoy lunch at Parador Reyes Catolicos where the trip will end at approximately 1600.


2021 Departure Dates
Per Person in
Per Person in
July: 3, 17
September: 11, 25
October: 9
AUD 5,770 AUD 7,935



-Accommodation onboard in Grand Class Room (double) with en suite bathroom
-Daily breakfasts
-All dinners and lunches (including wine, water, soft drinks, coffee) either aboard the train or in restaurants
-Welcome drink and snack
-Farewell Gala dinner & party
-Mineral water available in the cabin’s minibar
-Activities on board: music and live shows, parties in the pub car
-Tickets to museums, attractions and shows
-Scheduled excursions and tours
-Luxury coach accompanying the train along the trip
-Taxes and services
-Daily newspapers and magazines
-Security service
-Multilingual guide throughout the tour


-Laundry service
-Bar service


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