EL EXPRESO DE LA ROBLA: PILGRIM'S ITINERARY: OVIEDO - OVIEDO (6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS)

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Six unforgettable days, aboard the classic train, through the Camino de Santiago. Comfort, gastronomy, excursions and spirituality are combined on the pilgrim route.

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 Wednesday Oviedo - Oviedo

    Baggage claim from 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at calle Ingeniero Marquina, 3, bajo (in front of the railway station - Tourist Train Offices). At 16:30 guided tour of the city, including the cathedral and the Holy Chamber. Welcome toast on the train, presentation of the crew and accommodation. Catering dinner on board, while the train goes to Galicia. Night in circulation until Viveiro.

  2. Day 2 Thursday Viveiro

    Early arrival in Viveiro. We start the morning like every day enjoying our delicious buffet breakfast. After breakfast, transfer to Ferrol by coach for the pilgrims who wish to cover the first stage; Ferrol-Pontedeume (26 km.). For those who do not want to walk, transfer by coach to the northernmost point of the Iberian Peninsula, Cabo de Estaca de Bares, later visiting Playa de Bares and O Barqueiro, with free time for lunch. In the afternoon, transfer of the hikers to the train, on the other hand, pick up of the hikers in Pontedeume to return to Viveiro. Free time for dinner and overnight aboard Viveiro.

  3. Day 3 Friday Viveiro - Ortigueira

    While we have breakfast the train will travel to Ortigueira. From here we take the pilgrims by coach to Pontedeume, to start the second stage to Abegondo. For hikers, we will visit the San Andrés de Teixido and Cedeira Sanctuary, with free time for lunch. In the afternoon, transfer of hikers to the train and pickup of hikers in Abegondo to return to Ortigueira. Free time for dinner and overnight in Ortigueira.

  4. Day 4 - Saturday Ortigueira - Ferrol

    During breakfast the train will travel to Ferrol, later, the coach will take the pilgrims to the starting point of the third stage Abegondo - A Calle. The rest of the clients with the coach, we will go to A Coruña, where we will spend the morning, enjoying free time for lunch. In the afternoon, return to the train in Ferrol. This time we will have a dinner all together in a typical grocery store. Night in Ferrol.

  5. Day 5 - Sunday Ferrol - Santiago de Compostela - Oviedo

    After breakfast on board, transfer of the pilgrims by coach to the start of the fourth and last stage, which will allow them to get from A Calle to Santiago de Compostela. Once in Santiago you will have free time until the afternoon. For the rest of the clients, departure by coach from Ferrol to Santiago de Compostela. Free time in Santiago.

    In the late afternoon, pilgrims and tourists return to the train in Ferrol. During dinner on board (catering) the train will depart for Oviedo. Night on board in circulation.

  6. Day 6 Monday Oviedo

    Arrival of the early train to Oviedo. Breakfast on board and farewell to the crew and the train, ending the trip around 11 am.

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.