Day 1: Santiago de Compostela-Viveiro. City tour of Santiago and lunch, then motorcoach to Ferrol and board the El Transcantábrico. Sip cocktails while traveling northeast to the walled town of Viveiro. Tour of Viveiro and dinner.
Day 2: Viveiro-Luarca. Continue by train east through scenic river landscapes. Stop for short boat trip on the estuary. Tour of Ribadeo and lunch, then travel to Luarca, “the white town of the green coast”, for dinner.
Day 3: Luarca-Gijón. Cross green lands towards Oviedo,capital of Asturias, with its array of pre-Romanesque monuments. After lunch and city tour, continue to seaport of Gijón for dinner.
Day 4: Gijón-Llanes. Travel to “Picos de Europa” National Park. Visit lakes and Sanctuary of Covadonga and have lunch. Back on-board, travel to seaside resort town of Llanes for dinner.
Day 5: Llanes-Santander. Disembark in Cabezón de la Sal and motorcoach to the Neo-Caves of Altamira. Continue on to medieval village of Santillana del Mar for lunch and tour. Train to Santander, dinner, city tour and optional visit to local casino.
Day 6: Santander-Bilbao-Mercadillo. Free morning. Lunch on board while traveling to Bilbao. City tour includes famous Guggenheim Museum. Train to Mercadillo for dinner.
Day 7: Mercadillo-Cistierna. Train to Mataporquera. Bus to Castile’s Channel. Lunch in Villalcázar de Sirga. Continue to Guardo and meet the train to Cistierna.
Day 8: Cistierna-León. Train to León. Visit San Isidoro, Cathedral, Old Quarter and San Marcos.
Tour departs most Saturdays from late April through October.
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