Day 1 Santander-Cabezón de la Sal-Santillana del Mar-Arriondas
Meeting point and reception at 08.00h at Santander train station (accommodation in the train cabins after lunch). During breakfast, El Transcantábrico will take us to Cabezón de la Sal, from where our luxury coach will take us to visit the town of Santillana del Mar with its beautifully preserved medieval town. Next stop at the Neocave of Altamira, the finest realistic example of Upper Palaeolithic cave art. After lunch we will travel into Asturian territory, visiting the village of Ribadesella and its charming promenade. Dinner and overnight in Arriondas.
Day 2 Arriondas-Oviedo-Candás
Today we will visit the heart of the Principality of Asturias, driving up to the Picos de Europa National Park. First is Lake Enol and then visit the sacred place of Shrine of Covadonga to hear its legends. Back onboard for lunch and trip to the region’s capital, Oviedo, the highlight of Asturian Romanesque art, featuring gems such as the basilica of San Julian de los Prados. City tour and free time. Dinner onboard and overnight in Candás.
Day 3 Candás-Avilés-Gijón-Luarca
We begin the day discovering Avilés, an ancient city with a precious old town, and Gijón, a city that opens up to the Cantabrian Sea and is alive with cultural events. After visiting both towns, return to the El Transcantábrico to continue our journey to Luarca, known as the White Town of the Green Coast. Visit this charming town, where will also have dinner and stay overnight.
Day 4 Luarca-Ribadeo-Viveiro
Train trip to the historic town of Ribadeo, in Galician lands, bordering Asturias. Our coach will take us along the coast to Las Catedrales Beach, one of the most spectacular beaches in the world. City sightseeing in Ribadeo and free time. Back on the train for lunch and trip to Viveiro, with city tour and free time. Dinner and overnight in Viveiro.
Day 5 Viveiro-Santiago de Compostela
While enjoying our last breakfast onboard, we will arrive in Ferrol, followed by a comfortable coach trip to Santiago de Compostela. Enjoy a city tour in this historical town, goal of devotees for over a thousand years, and admire its countless artistic jewels. End of trip after the tour.