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El Transcantabrico Gran Lujo : Santiago de Compostela to San Sebastian


Embark on a journey aboard El Transcantabrico Gran Lujo, Spain’s most luxurious train, for a memorable trip of 8 days and 7 nights between Santiago de Compostela and San Sebastian.

Your adventure begins in the historic town of Santiago de Compostela and continues through enchanting coastal towns such as Viveiro, Luarca, Oviedo, Bilbao and San Sebastian. Explore the historic monuments, fascinating museums and breathtaking beaches on this once in a lifetime adventure. These magnificent destinations are framed by a luxurious journey on El Transcantabrico, creating an unparalleled travel experience. You will dine on the region's coveted cuisine, relax in Lounge Cars as the ever-changing scenery speeds by, build friendships with other passengers over drinks, and enjoy nightly performances and parties. However you prefer to pass your time, it will be well-spent on the Gran Lujo.

Watch a Video of the Gran Lujo and you will understand why it is an experience not to be missed!

 

On this page, you can find important information and make your reservations online by clicking "Book This Tour." You may also download a brochure for your reference.

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Itinerary


Tours begin and end on Saturdays.

Cities Covered Santiago de Compostela ,  Viveiro

Rendezvous at 12:00 pm at hotel Parador de los Reyes Católicos in Santiago de Compostela. Following the reception, enjoy a city tour in this historical town, goal of devotees for over a thousand years, and admire its countless artistic jewels such as the Cathedral. After lunch, our luxury coach will take us to Ferrol, where El Transcantábrico is waiting for us. The crew will offer a welcome drink while the train takes us to the historic town of Viveiro. Enjoy a tour of this beautiful old town.

Dinner and overnight in Viveiro.

 


Cities Covered Taramundi ,  Ribadeo ,  Luarca ,  Candas

Just as every day, we begin the journey with a delicious buffet and a la carte breakfast. El Transcantábrico will take us to Ribadeo, a historical town located on the border between Galicia and Asturias. Our coach will take us along the coast to Las Catedrales Beach, one of the most spectacular beaches in the world. City sightseeing in Ribadeo and free time. Back on the train for lunch while El Transcantábrico glides in Asturian lands, reaching the town of Luarca, visiting this place known as the White Town of the Green Coast. We will return to the train, now travelling towards Candás.

Dinner and overnight in Candás.


Cities Covered Gijón ,  Oviedo

We begin the day discovering Avilés, an ancient city with a precious old town. Next is Gijón, a city that opens up to the Cantabrian Sea and is alive with cultural events. After lunch, we head to the region’s capital, Oviedo, the highlight of Asturian Romanesque art, featuring gems such as the basilica of San Julian de los Prados. City tour and free time before returning to the train. Onboard dinner while the train moves to Arriondas.

Overnight in Arriondas.  

 


Cities Covered Llanes

Today we will visit the heart of the Principality of Asturias. Driving up to the beautiful Picos de Europa National Park, first stop will be at Lake Enol, followed by the Shrine of Covadonga, where our guide will tell us a bit about this sacred place’s stories and legends. After lunch, our train will border the famous river Sella where kayaks yearly compete on its famous International Descent. Arriving at Llanes, a charming fishing village on the east of Asturias, visit and enjoy free time in town.

Dinner and overnight in Llanes.

 


Cities Covered Potes

During breakfast our train will cross the border into Cantabria. Transfer from Unquera station by coach through the gorge of La Hermida until we reach the town of Potes. After visiting this charming village, enjoy a spa circuit at La Hermida Spa. Return to the train after lunch and trip to Cabezón de la Sal. In the afternoon, there will be free time and you may choose to visit the mansion of El Capricho in the town of Comillas, the impressive and colourful 19th century house designed by Antonio Gaudí.

Dinner and overnight in Cabezón de la Sal.

 


Cities Covered Santillana del Mar ,  Santander

The day begins with a visit to the town of Santillana del Mar with its beautifully preserved medieval town. Next we will be taken on a tour of Altamira Neocave, the finest realistic example of Upper Palaeolithic cave art. After lunch, return to the train to continue our journey to Santander. City sightseeing tour of the elegant capital of Cantabria and free time. Those who wish may visit El Gran Casino after dinner (entrance included).

Overnight in Santander.

 


Cities Covered Bilbao

El Trancantábrico will take us to the dynamic city of Bilbao, that has managed to reinvent itself after the decline of its heavy industry. City tour including admission for the famous Guggenheim Museum, epitome of a new Bilbao. After lunch, enjoy free time before returning to the train.

Dinner and overnight in Villasana de Mena/Mercadillo.

 


Cities Covered San Sebastián

While enjoying our last breakfast onboard, we will return to Bilbao, where El Transcantábrico’s coach will comfortably take us to San Sebastian where we will finalize our grand tour of Spain at Hotel Barceló Costa Vasca at 1 pm.

End of trip after the tour in San Sebastian.



Departure Dates and Rates

Departures
Jul 201828Aug 201825Sep 20188, 22
Oct 20186, 20Apr 201920May 20194, 18
Jun 20191, 15, 29Jul 201913, 27Aug 201924
Sep 20197, 21Oct 20195, 19

All Rates in EUR per person including ALL taxes and surcharges. Your reservation will be processed in US$ at the exchange rate upon booking.
( Save up to 10% on the below rates. See Coupons / Special Offers )

ClassDatesSingle RateDouble RateTriple Rate
Deluxe Suite
For departures July 28,2018 through October 20,2018 EUR 7,470 *6,723 with coupon EUR 4,980 *4,482 with coupon EUR 4,000 *3,600 with coupon
For departures April 20,2019 through October 19,2019 EUR 7,725 *7,339 with coupon EUR 5,150 *4,893 with coupon EUR 4,135 *3,928 with coupon

Your tour price includes:

  • Accommodation onboard in Deluxe Suite.
  • All non-alcoholic drinks available in the cabin’s minibar (complimentary).
  • The crew may unpack your luggage onto the wardrobe on arrival and pack it back on the last day.
  • A la carte and buffet breakfasts every day.
  • All dinners and lunches, with the finest cuisine aboard the train or in top restaurants (including wine, water, soft drinks and coffee).
  • Welcome drink and snack.
  • Farewell party.
  • Traveling toiletries bag courtesy of Renfe Viajeros (with amenities and slippers).
  • Free mineral water available in the cabin’s minibar.
  • Activities on board: music and live performances, parties in the pub car, show cooking and cocktails, dancing, etc.
  • Tickets to museums, attractions and shows.
  • Excursions and scheduled tours.
  • Luxury coach accompanying the train along the trip.
  • Two Renfe train tickets with a 50% discount: one to the starting point and the other back from the end of the tourist trip.
  • Taxes and services. 
  • Newspapers and magazines on board.
  • Security service.
  • Multilingual guide throughout the tour.
  • Excellent crew available (Expedition Leader, guide, waiters, cooks, technicians, etc). 

Your tour price excludes:

  • Domestic or international airfare
  • Travel insurance or visa fees
  • Items of a personal nature, such as laundry and souvenirs
  • Any additional hotel accommodations pre- or post-tour
  • Any items not specifically mentioned as "included"

The tour departing on June 30, 2018 is a special San Fermin charter and the guests will be traveling towards Pamplona on July 7. Therefore the stand-alone tour of El Transcantabrico Gran Lujo will terminate on July 7, 2018 in Bilbao at 9:00 AM. We can arrange for a transfer to San Sebastian at an added cost.

Terms and Conditions

PAYMENT TERMS:
40% of total tour cost due at the time of booking
60% or balance no later than 25 days prior to tour departure date

CANCELLATION FEES:

Up to 30 days before departure: refund less 15% of official price.

Between 30 and 15 days : refund less 25% of the total.

Between 14 and 5 days: refund less 50% of the total.

Between 4 and 1 day(s): refund less 80% of the total.

Less than 24 hours or failure to turn up:  No refund, 100% of the total is payable.

 

Cancellations should be intimated by FAX to the corporate office in Princeton NJ.

The above times are based on Spain time. In order to provide enough time for processing cancellation, guests  need to add 3 business days to the above timeframes. An administration fees of 15% on any monies paid by the client will be charged prior to refund.  

 

We strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance to cover the losses incurred in case of cancellation. For information on available plans or to purchase travel insurance, please visit www.palacetours.com/insurance.





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