A cultural and gastronomic trip through Northern Spain and the comfort of travelling aboard luxury trains. These are what these two tourist trains offer. The Transcantábrico Gran Lujo connects the city of Donostia–San Sebastián (in the Basque Country) to Santiago de Compostela (Galicia) on an epic journey of eight days and seven nights. On the other hand, the Costa Verde Express links Bilbao (also in the Basque Country) with Gijón (in Asturias) on a trip lasting six days and five nights.
What’s so special about this journey?
You'll wind through green valleys and mountains, practically skimming the waves of the Cantabrian Sea. Because narrow-gauge lines are capable of venturing inside some of nature’s most beautiful hidden nooks and crannies. The Basque Country, Cantabria, Asturias and Galicia are all waiting for you.
Leave your watch at home and prepare to enjoy the views from the train windows, with stops at unique destinations. Want to know about some of them? The 'Peine de los Vientos' sculpture in San Sebastián, the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, the coastal city of Santander, the Altamira Caves in Santillana del Mar, Picos de Europa National Park in Asturias, pre-Romanesque monuments in Oviedo, the old quarters in Gijón and Santiago de Compostela Cathedral. Many of them are UNESCO World Heritage sites. However, there are many places more to visit than this. And for your convenience you'll also have a multilingual guide along the whole route, as well as a bus to take you to each place and back to the train.