EL EXPRESO DE LA ROBLA: GREEN PARADISE: BILBAO - OVIEDO (4 DAYS/3 NIGHTS)
Departing from Bilbao and ending in Oviedo (or vice versa), the Green Paradise route will take you to the Spanish Eden on a four-day tour. Magical places as Santander, Santillana, Comillas, Llanes, Picos de Europa, Covadonga, Gijón and Oviedo.
El Expreso de La Robla was born with the idea of offering all the charm and comfort of classic rail travel at affordable prices. The common areas of El Expreso de La Robla consist of by three comfortable air-conditioned lounge carriages offering a permanent bar service.
Every morning they are the prepared for an exquisite buffet breakfast, and passengers also enjoy a choice of newspapers, magazines, a library, films and a TV. These lounges are flexible and can be used for conferences, talks, courses and meetings, with all the required technological facilities. All carriages are connected internally, thereby allowing free movement of passengers throughout its length.
Day 1, Saturday
Bilbao - Santander
Baggage collection from 12:30 hours at La Concordia station in Bilbao, a unique modernist building dating back to 1902 and is one of the most genuine heritage buildings of Bilbao’s Belle Époque. Free time for lunch until 13:45 hours, when reception of passengers takes place.
Accommodation on board while the Expreso de la Robla train heads to Marrón. Our coach will then take us to Laredo, a beautiful seaside town with a rich historical and artistic heritage. Enjoy a relaxing boat ride to reach Santoña and visit a typical anchovy and northern bonito canning factory. Return to the train in Gama to continue our trip to Santander, the elegant capital of Cantabria. Dinner and overnight in Santander.
Day 2, Sunday
Santander - Llanes
After enjoying our first breakfast onboard, we will start our journey with a sightseeing tour of Santander. Free time and return to the train to travel to Cabezón de la Sal. Coach trip to visit the Altamira Museum and its Neocave, followed by a walking tour of Santillana del Mar. After lunch, our coach will take us to Comillas. Tour of this beautiful town and its picturesque architecture. The El Expreso de la Robla train is waiting in Unquera to head into Asturian lands, reaching Llanes, a beautiful and fishing village in eastern Asturias. Tour before dinner. Night in Llanes.
Day 3, Monday
Llanes - Nava
Trip onboard the El Expreso de la Robla to Arriondas to visit the Picos de Europa National Park, including Lake Enol and the Shrine of Covadonga. Free time before moving to Cangas de Onís for lunch. Back to the train we will reach Nava, visiting its Cider Museum and enjoying a typical espicha (traditional Asturian food in a winepress, consisting of pinchos and tapas, cider and other drinks). Night in Nava.
Day 4, Tuesday
Nava - Oviedo
We start the journey visiting Gijón. Sightseeing tour of this city facing the Cantabrian Sea and alive with cultural events. Free time before returning to the train. Onboard El Expreso de la Robla we will head to Oviedo. Crew farewell and end of the trip in Oviedo’s “Ancho Métrico” Renfe Station at around 14:30 hours.
El Expreso de La Robla has four sleeping cars with seven cabins each, all equipped with twin berths, wardrobe, reading light, air conditioning, in-room music, PA system, etc.
The cabins have a fresh, modern atmosphere that allows you a comfortable rest. They also feature an ensuite bathroom with hydromassage shower, washbasin, toilet and hairdryer.
For passengers’ complete to rest, the train will remain stationary at the station overnight. El Expreso de La Robla is waiting for those who wish to enjoy the night of each town on the way.
As a tradition in Renfe Luxury Tourist Trains, the finest cuisine is an essential part of El Expreso de La Robla, buffet breakfast aboard and lunch and dinners served in selected restaurants. Delicious fish and seafood from the Cantabrian sea, traditional cuisine from Basque, Cantabrian, Asturias and Castile area form a compendium of innovation and culture.
OTHER SERVICES AVAILABLE AT CLIENT'S EXPENSE:
- Laundry service.
- Bar service.
- Door to door luggage: pick up and delivery of luggage and belongings from the customer's home and train.
- Accommodation onboard in double 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.