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Northern Spain By Rail RSP

Visiting: Spain
Trip Duration 12 Days

Explore the best of north Spain by train

On this holiday we have the opportunity to experience the sights and sounds of Northern Spain as we travel by rail along its spectacular coast. Our journey takes us through a number of regions including the unique Basque area and Spain's oldest national park, the Picos de Europa mountain range. Along the way we'll stay in a variety of historical cities, including Santiago de Compostela, Leon, Bilbao and Oviedo. It's the ideal way to see the highlights of the lesser-visited north of Spain.

Tour Highlights

  • Rail Journeys - Travel by rail throughout northern Spain including the unique Basque country
  • Picos de Europa - Walking amongst the beautiful landscapes of Spain's oldest national park
  • Bilbao - Sample txakoli wine and admire the coastal views in the Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve
  • Leon and Santiago de Compostela - Two of Spain's most historic holy cities


Itineraries on some departure dates may differ, please select.

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  • 1
    Join trip in Bilbao

  • 2
    Train to Puente San Miguel; free afternoon in Santillana del Mar

  • 3
    Funicular and scenic walk in the Picos de Europa Mountains

  • 4
    Train to Oviedo; afternoon free to explore Cider Street

  • 5
    Free day in Oviedo; chance to visit the Asturias Railway Museum

  • 6
    Train to Galicia and visit to Cathedrals Beach; arrive in Santiago

  • 7
    Free day to explore Santiago and perhaps visit the cathedral

  • 8
    Train to Ponferrada; chance to see the Las Medulas rock formations

  • 9
    Train to Leon; opportunity to visit the cathedral and historic centre

  • 10
    Free morning in Leon before taking the train to Bilbao

  • 11
    Taste txakoli wine and explore the dramatic coastline

  • 12
    Trip ends in Bilbao

Trip notes

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Northern Spain By Rail
Why Book this trip
If you're looking to ride the rails along northern Spain's spectacular coastline and through the Picos de Europa mountain range then this is the trip for you. As well as seeing some of the country's most captivating scenery, on this tour you also have the option of upgrading your stay by travelling on one of our Premium departures, where you can unwind after a busy day exploring in comfortable hotels for the majority of nights of your holiday. Please select the 'RSP PREMIUM' itinerary on the drop down menu for further details.
Included meals 11 0 1
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Bus, Train, Taxi
9 nights Premium Hotel
2 nights Standard Hotel
Trip Staff
Driver(s), Explore Tour Leader
Group Size
Generally 10 - 16