EL EXPRESO DE LA ROBLA: GREEN PARADISE: OVIEDO - BILBAO (4 DAYS/3 NIGHTS)

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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.

Overview

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.

Route
  1. Day 1, Saturday Oviedo - Nava

    Baggage collection from 12:00 hours in Oviedo’s Renfe Station, at the “Ancho Métrico” platforms. Free time for lunch until 13:30 hours, when reception of passengers takes places onboard the train. Once everyone is accommodated, the El Expreso de la Robla will departure to Nava, where the coach will take us to Gijón. Sightseeing tour of this city facing the Cantabrian Sea and alive with cultural events. Free time. Return to Nava to visit its Cider Museum, where we will enjoy a typical espicha (traditional Asturian food in a winepress, consisting of pinchos and tapas, cider and other drinks). Night in Nava.

  2. Day 2, Sunday Nava - Llanes

    While enjoying our first breakfast onboard, El Expreso de la Robla will reach Arriondas. 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. Return to the train to travel to Llanes, a beautiful fishing village in eastern Asturias, and enjoy a guided tour before dinner. Night in Llanes.

  3. Day 3, Monday Llanes - Santander

    The Expreso de la Robla will take us to Cabezón de la Sal, where our coach will take us to Comillas. Tour of this beautiful town and its picturesque architecture. Coach trip to visit the Altamira Museum and its Neocave, and a walking tour of Santillana del Mar, where we will have lunch. After lunch, return to the train in Cabezón de la Sal to head to Santander, the elegant capital of Cantabria. Sightseeing tour and free time to discover the city at your our own pace. Dinner and night in Santander.

  4. Day 4, Tuesday Santander - Bilbao

    Early in the morning we will arrive in Gama. Coach trip to the town of Santoña, visiting an anchovy and northern bonito canning factory. Enjoy a relaxing boat trip to Laredo before returning to the train. Onboard the Expreso de la Robla train, we will head to Bilbao. Crew farewell and end of the trip in La Concordia station at around 14:15 hours.

Lodging

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.

Gastronomy

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.

FAQ

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. 
What is included?
Whats included in this tour Items that are covered in the cost of tour price.
  • 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.