EL EXPRESO DE LA ROBLA: LA ROBLA: LEON - BILBAO (4 DAYS/3 NIGHTS)
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.
Jul 2, 2021 - Jul 4, 2021
Jul 16, 2021 - Jul 18, 2021
Day 1, viernes
Leon - Cistierna
Baggage claim from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the FEVE station in León “Padre Isla”. Next, our coach will bring us to San Feliz where La Robla Express is waiting for us. Accommodation and transfer to Matallana. From here with the coach we will cross the spectacular Hoces de Vegacervera to go to visit La Cueva de Valporquero, famous for its stalactites, stalagmites and capricious forms and for its impressive Great Roundabout of underground void. Then, we will return to the train to head to Cistierna, where we will have dinner and spend the night.
Day 2, Saturday
Cistierna - Espinosa de los Monteros
While we enjoy our first breakfast on board, the train will take us to Guardo, in Palencia. From here, we will go by bus to visit the Roman Villa of La Olmeda and its magnificent collection of mosaics, before discovering one of the best sets of Romanesque art in Europe in the towns of Carrión de los Condes and Frómista, where we will have lunch. After visiting the impressive temple of San Martín, and the Canal de Castilla, we will go back to the train to rest before moving to Espinosa de los Monteros, beautiful village of Las Merindades burgalas, dinner and night in Espinosa.
Day 3, Sunday
Espinosa de los Monteros - Bilbao
While we have breakfast we will cross the incredible landscape of the Mena Valley to take to Bilbao. Visit of the city and its universally known Guggenheim museum. Free time, to end the trip at approximately 2:00 p.m.
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.