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La Robla route offers a unique combination of history and nature that follows the traces of the legendary train, which since the late nineteenth century transported coal from León and Palencia fields to the thriving Basque industry.


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.

Dates Price  
Aug 24, 2019 - Aug 27, 2019
Jul 3, 2020 - Jul 5, 2020
Jul 17, 2020 - Jul 19, 2020
Sep 11, 2020 - Sep 13, 2020
Sep 25, 2020 - Sep 27, 2020
  1. Day 1, Saturday Bilbao - Sotoscueva

    Baggage collection from 12:30 hours at La Concordia station in Bilbao, a unique modernist building dating back to 1902, one of the most genuine heritage buildings of Bilbao’s Belle Époque. Free time for lunch until 14:30, when reception of passengers takes place. 

    Once accommodated, the El Expreso de la Robla train will heads to Balmaseda. In the capital of the Encartaciones, we will visit the Museum of Berets La Encartada, which will take us to the Industrial Revolution period and guide us through the history of the Basque textile business. Then enjoy a tour of the town. Back on the train we will cross into Burgos lands, enjoying the beautiful scenery along the Valley of Mena, finally reaching Sotoscueva. From there, our coach will take us to Espinosa de los Monteros for dinner. Night in Sotoscueva.

  2. Day 2, Sunday Sotoscueva - Mataporquera

    After enjoying our first breakfast on board, we will start the day with the visit of Ojo Guareña karstic complex, consisting of more than 100 kilometres of galleries and a listed Natural Monument. Next is a tour of Espinosa de los Monteros, a beautiful town of Las Merindades in Burgos, where we will also enjoy free time and lunch. After lunch, return to Sotoscueva, where El Expreso de La Robla is waiting to comfortably takes to Mataporquera. Our coach will then takes us to Aguilar de Campoo and the magnificent landscapes of Palencia’s mountains. Visit the town before enjoying dinner. Return to Mataporquera, where we spend the night.

  3. Day 3, Monday Mataporquera - Cistierna

    The first visit of the day will take us to Carrion de los Condes and its rich Roman heritage. We will tour the town and have free time before continuing our route visiting the Canal de Castilla and Frómista, with the impressive Romanesque church of San Martin. Free time and lunch. In the afternoon, we will continue travelling back in time in the Roman villa of La Olmeda and its magnificent collection of mosaics. Back on the train, El Expreso de La Robla train takes us to Cistierna in Leon where we will have dinner and an overnight stay.

  4. Day 4, Tuesday Cistierna – Leon

    The Expreso de La Robla takes us to Matallana. Then, by coach, we will travel to the cave of Valporquero, famous for its stalactites, stalagmites and cast of whimsical shapes, and its impressive Great Rotunda with 100,000 m3 of underground space. Return to the train heading to San Feliz. Crew farewell and transfer by bus to the centre of Leon. End of the trip at around 14:00 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.



  • 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.
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Dates Price  
Aug 24, 2019
Aug 27, 2019
Jul 3, 2020
Jul 5, 2020
Jul 17, 2020
Jul 19, 2020
Sep 11, 2020
Sep 13, 2020
Sep 25, 2020
Sep 27, 2020