Spain By Vintage Train – El Expreso De La Robla Vintage Train
3 Days: Bilbao-Leon
The trip on board the La Robla Express will enchant your taste buds, with delectable food and wine on offer. Visit the Ojo Guarena karst complex, formed by more than 60 miles (100 km) of galleries followed by Espinosa de los Monteros, a beautiful village in the Burgos Merindades. Enjoy breathtaking landscapes of Carrion de los Condes, with many historical sites. Explore San Feliz (literally, Saint Happy!) and Leon after enjoying your breakfast with the click clack of the rails.
Day 1, Friday: Bilbao-Espinosa de los Monteros
Baggage pick-up from 15:00 to 16:00 at La Concordia Station in Bilbao; a unique modernist building dating back to 1902 that is one of the most authentic heritage sites in Bilbao from the Belle Époque Era. At 16:00, meet all of your travel companions at a welcome talk on board the train. Once settled on board, the La Robla Express heads towards Sotoscueva, to visit the Ojo Guareña karst complex, formed by more than 100 kilometres of galleries and declared a Natural Monument. The next stop is Espinosa de los Monteros, a beautiful village in the Burgos Merindades, where you will have dinner. Overnight in Espinosa. (D)
Day 2, Saturday: Espinosa de los Monteros-Cistierna
Enjoy your first breakfast to the click-clack of the iron rails and beautiful scenery on the way to Mataporquera. From here, a coach will take you to the breath-taking landscapes of the Romanesque Palencia, Carrión de los Condes, with many historical heritage sites to visit and enjoy. Enjoy the town in your own way with free time before the tour continues to Canal de Castilla and Frómista, with its impressive Romanesque church of San Martín. Free time and lunch. In the afternoon, continue on a journey back in time with a visit to the Roman Villa of La Olmeda and its magnificent collection of mosaics. Back on board, the next stop on the La Robla Express is Cistierna, with a visit to its Railway Museum and then dinner and an overnight stay. (BLD)
Day 3, Sunday: Cistierna – Leon
What better way to start the day than breakfast to the click-clack of the rails with beautiful landscapes flashing by on board the La Robla Express. The next stop on our adventure is San Feliz (literally, Saint Happy!), it’s sure to be a fun day! From here we go by coach to visit the city of León to explore its historical centre, San Isidoro and the Cathedral. Free time, to end the trip at approximately 14:00. (B)
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Inclusions – Grand Class Room
- On-board buffet breakfast every day.
- 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.
- Luxury coach accompanying the train along the trip.
- Renfe train tickets with a 50% discount: one to the starting point and the other back from the end of the tourist trip.
- Multilingual guide.
- Taxes and services.
- Newspapers and magazines on board.
- Guide throughout the tour.
- Excellent crew available.
- Laundry service.
- Bar service.
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