El Transcantábrico Gran Lujo
El Transcantábrico Gran Lujo
El Transcantábrico Gran Lujo
El Transcantábrico Gran Lujo
El Transcantábrico Gran Lujo
El Transcantábrico Gran Lujo

El Transcantábrico Gran Lujo | Europe

El Transcantábrico Gran Lujo is recognised as one of the world's most exclusive and luxurious trains. Specifically designed for a narrow-gauge railway, it provides a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in Spain’s breathtaking natural landscapes, spanning from high mountains to the Cantabrian coast, and traversing valleys and riverbanks. This unforgettable journey promises a blend of glamour, picturesque scenery, cultural richness and beauty.

Envision a luxurious train, your exclusive haven for 8 days/7 nights (or 4 days/3 nights with the shorter itineraries). This train seamlessly transforms into your lounge, transportation, meeting place, restaurant, room, and even your dance floor. Each day, wake up in a different location, surrounded by unique landscapes, all from the comfort of your suite or any of our captivating lounges. 

Indulge in the culinary creations by award-winning chefs in the dining rooms, and the bar is at your service around the clock. In the lounges, you'll discover a selection of national and international newspapers, television, books, videos, and board games for your enjoyment. Whether unwinding in the panoramic lounge, savoring an aperitif in the tearoom, or partaking in the lively atmosphere of the club car with nightly parties, live music, and performances, there's something for everyone. 

Your journey comes complete with a luxury bus, accompanying the train along the entire route, making visits and excursions more convenient. Your trip will be enriched by a multilingual guide, who will be a constant companion alongside the rest of the onboard team. Rest assured in the evenings; the train is parked until early morning to ensure a peaceful night's sleep.

Life on board


Grand Luxury Suites ensure a spacious, comfortable, and exclusive experience. Each suite is versatile, serving as a single, double, or triple room. The expansive Grand Luxury Suite boasts wooden paneling and exclusive detailing - comprising a lounge, bedroom and private bathroom. The sleeping area features a roomy double bed or twin beds, along with a TV and wardrobe, while the lounge area offers a convertible sofa, luggage closet, writing desk, safe, minibar, flatscreen TV, music player, adjustable air-conditioning, multimedia computer with free internet access and internal telephone service. All suites feature a generously sized, comfortable bathroom, equipped with a hydromassage shower and steam sauna, hairdryer and an assorted array of welcome items and toiletries.


Certainly, a standout aspect of this luxurious train journey is unquestionably the gourmet dining. Delve into the culinary masterpieces crafted by skilled chefs using locally sourced, fresh ingredients. Whether indulging in traditional Spanish dishes or international cuisine, relish exquisite meals expertly paired with fine wines, all against the backdrop of breathtaking views from the dining car.

El Transcantábrico Gran Lujo FAQs

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What is the dress code onboard the train?

The atmosphere on board is one of relaxed nature. During the day dress for relaxed comfort for onboard the train and when embarking on excursions. We suggest wearing durable shoes for excursions, and please be prepared for change of weather. In the evening, guests have the option to choose a more formal outfit.

Which drinks are available aboard the El Transcantábrico?

Complimentary wine, beer, soft drinks, tea, and coffee are provided during mealtimes. Outside of mealtimes, the lounge cars offer guests various options to purchase soft drinks, juices, tea, coffee, and water. Additionally, a thoughtfully curated menu of alcoholic beverages is available for purchase, encompassing wines, beers, and spirits, ensuring passengers can enjoy a delightful and refreshing experience while traveling onboard.

Is there Wi-Fi onboard the train?

Yes, there is Wi-Fi connectivity in all rooms and lounges. Each suite is equipped with a computer, and there is also a communal computer available in the Train Lounges (availability subject to carrier coverage).

Can special dietary preferences be requested?

Provided a detailed request has been made at time of booking – special dietary requirements, such as vegetarian and adhering to religious requirements, may be arranged.

Will I need to tip the train staff?

Gratuities for staff and guides are at the passenger’s discretion.

Is there air conditioning on board?

Onboard air-conditioning is provided, with individual control available for cabin air conditioning.

What is the luggage allowance for travelling guests onboard the train?

For ease while on board the train, it is recommended to utilise a travel bag or soft suitcase. Nevertheless, two large suitcases per room can be accommodated in the Suites, with staff onboard to help with loading the luggage.

Is it possible for individuals with mobility limitations to participate in the journey?

While the train has been renovated and features state-of-the-art technologies, it remains a historic and vintage train, lacking interior adaptations for wheelchair or walking frame access. Consequently, these trains are not considered accessible. However, individuals with reduced mobility who rely solely on wheelchair support outside the train can embark on the journey, provided they are accompanied by a companion to help.

Is smoking permitted onboard?

In Spain, smoking is not allowed in enclosed public spaces, including public transport or collective transport vehicles. Consequently, in compliance with existing regulations, travellers are prohibited from smoking while on board. It's important to note that train journeys typically do not exceed 3-4 hours.

Will I need travel insurance?

As with all holidays and trips abroad, we strongly recommend that you have travel insurance. Please consult with our agents at time of booking and we can assist you with this.

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