La Robla - La Robla Route

3-day luxury train journey León - Bilbao
  • Marvelous narrow-gauge railway in northern Spain
  • Comfortable lounge carriages
  • All meals and excursions during the tour are included
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  • € 800 pp
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El Expreso de la Robla is a comfortable train with air conditioning, which meanders through the picturesque countryside of northern Spain. La Robla offers the nostalgia of train travel from bygone days, but with all modern conveniences. After an elaborate breakfast buffet you will be transported by your guide in a luxury touring car to interesting sights and cities along the way. Lunch and dinner will be provided in selected local restaurants. At night, the train stands at rest to give you a good night’s sleep. It is a delightful way to explore the beautiful coast and rugged mountainous north of Spain.

The train

  • Elaborate breakfast buffet
  • Lunch and dinner at selected local restaurants
  • A good night's rest

Day to day


Day 1 (Friday) León – Cistierna

Baggage pick-up from 14:00 to 15:00 at the FEVE station in León. The coach will then take you back to San Feliz, where the La Robla Express awaits. Accommodation and transfer to Matallana. From here, the luxury coach will take you on a scenic ride through the spectacular Hoces de Vegacervera to visit the Valporquero Cave, famous for its stalactites, stalagmites and flowstones in fascinating shapes, and also for its impressive ‘Great Space’ of 100,000 m3 of underground space. Next, hop back on the train as it heads to Cistierna for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 2 (Saturday) Cistierna - Espinosa de los Monteros

Start the day with a leisurely breakfast on the way to the next stop; Guardo, in the magical lands of Palencia. From here, enjoy a coach ride to the La Olmeda Roman villa, with its magnificent collection of mosaics, and then discover some of the finest Romanesque art collections in Europe in the towns of Carrión de los Condes and Frómista, where you will have lunch. After visiting the impressive San Martin temple and the Castilla Canal, all aboard the train once again to travel on to Sotoscueva and then visit Espinosa de los Monteros, a beautiful village in the Burgos area of Las Merindades, with dinner and an overnight stay in Espinosa.

Day 3 (Sunday) Espinosa de los Monteros - Bilbao

During breakfast this morning, take in the breathtaking views across the incredible landscape of the Mena Valley as the train heads towards Bilbao. Enjoy the city and a visit to the world-renowned Guggenheim museum. Free time, ending the trip at approximately 14:00.

Included


  • Two nights on board the train in a 2-person compartment with ensuite bathroom.
  • Elaborate breakfast buffet
  • Lunches and dinners in top restaurants
  • Water, wine, soda, coffee and tea
  • Toiletries
  • All excursions mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees for museums, cathedrals, monasteries etc
  • Luxury touring car during excursions
  • A tour guide during the whole trip
  • Daily newspapers and magazines

Excluded
  • Travel to and from starting- and finishing point (we can book this for you)
  • Personal expenditures
  • Gratuities
  • Snacks

It is possible to add connecting train tickets to León or from Bilbao to your booking. Tickets from/to other Spanish destination can be added to the booking too. Wishing to travel all the way by train? Just let us know and we will help you with all tickets needed.

Additional nights in León, Bilbao or any other (Spanish) city can be added to your booking as well.

León
The city has some stunning sights dating back to medieval times. The exceptional cathedral, the Royal Pantheon where 23 monarchs have been buried and Hostal de San Marcos, a hotel in a former 16th century monastery, are not to be missed. Another striking sight is the Contemporary Art Museum of Castilla y León. The coloured exterior panels resemble the stained-glass windows of the cathedral and thus create a bridge between old and new times. Be sure to visit Barrio Húmedo as well. This district is famous for its tapas culture. Small glasses of beer or wine accompany each tapa. The most lively part of the neighbourhood is Plaza de San Martin.

Bilbao
The largest city of the Basque Country is world famous thanks to the exceptional Guggenheim Museum. When the steel industry collapsed in the 1990s and factories had to close down, modern architecture and art were given way. In addition to the Guggenheim Museum, a metro, a city tram and the conference centre Palacio Eukalduna were developed during this time. Bilbao is also the perfect place to pamper yourself with culinary delights. Very popular and omnipresent are the Pintxos, the Basque version of Tapas. There are numerous Pintxos bars in the Casco Viejo, the old part of town. The most exciting part of the old town are seven connecting side streets known as the 'Siete Calles'.

La Robla


A luxury train journey through Spain
  • Luxurious travel through northern Spain
  • Elaborate breakfast buffet on board
  • Lunch and dinner provided along the way
  • Excursions in comfortable touring car
  • The train stops at night to provide a good night’s rest

Suite

El Expreso de la Robla has four sleeping carriages, each with seven compartments. Every centimetre is made use of and fully equipped with two bunk beds, wardrobe and adjustable air-conditioner, as well as a small private bathroom with a shower, hairdryer and toilet set. A small, cosy space that is modern and functional, designed for privacy and resting.

Lounge carriages

The comfortable lounge cars provide the perfect setting for savouring a buffet breakfast, having a drink while chatting with your travelling companions or simply enjoying the magnificent views passing by the windows. Daily newspapers and magazines are provided, as well as books, films and television. The lounges are air conditioned.

Dress code

There is no specific dress code on board La Robla. Comfortable clothes are recommended during the day. Guests dress a bit more formal for the evening, but this is not required.

More information


Have any questions? Give us a call at +31 715161983 or send us an e-mail at info@railtravelshop.com.

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Extras

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Hotel León

Want to spend some time in the beautiful city of León before or after your train journey?
Add one (or more) nights to your booking.

In order to make an appropriate suggestion, please indicate your wishes / preferences regarding your overnight stay.

Hotel León

Hotel Bilbao

Thinking of spending some time in Bilbao before or after your train journey? Add one (or more) nights to your booking.

In order to make an appropriate suggestion, please indicate your wishes / preferences regarding your overnight stay.

Hotel Bilbao