A Luxury Train Tour of Northern Spain in 2011 Santiago de Compostela - San Sebastián, or viceversa In a Luxury All-Suite Train with maximum 42 passengers only** Double occupancy of all suites means 28 passengers in total; 42 is the limit should all the suites be for triple occupancy.
Itinerary: Day 1 – Day 4 • Day 1 – Saturday: San Sebastián-Bilbao San Sebastián, an exciting city of unusual charm. Guests reception, tour and lunch in San Sebastián. Coach to Bilbao where, the train will be waiting. Welcome onboard the train. Travel to Balmaseda for dinner and the night. • Day 2 – Sunday: Bilbao - Santander The train travels to Bilbao. City visit includes the Guggenheim Museum. Lunch onboard the train on our way to Santander in Cantabria, a quiet city which combines beauty and charm – and the Casino on El Sardinero. Dinner and overnight in Santander. • Day 3 – Monday: Santander - Cabezón de La Sal To Unquera by train, from where a coach travels via La Hermida Pass to Potes (for lunch) and the Santo Toribio de Liebana sanctuary. In the afternoon, the train goes on to Cabezon de la Sal, followed by an excursion to Comillas. Dinner and overnight in Cabezon de la Sal. • Day 4 – Tuesday: Cabezón de la Sal - Arriondas From Cabezón de la Sal the train travels to the medieval town of Santillana del Mar and, after lunch, to the Altamira caves. Later, the train goes on to the Asturias villages of Llanes and Arriondas in Asturias. Dinner and overnight in Arriondas.
Itinerary: Day 5 – Day 8 • Day 5 – Wednesday: Arriondas - Oviedo From Arriondas in the heart of Asturias, there is coach travel to the National Park of Picos de Europa with the Covadonga Lakes, the Sanctuary of Covadonga and Cangas de Onis. Lunch is onboard as the train travels to Oviedo, capital of the Principality of Asturias. City visit, dinner and overnight in Oviedo. • Day 6 – Thursday: Oviedo - Luarca From Oviedo the train travels to Gijón, by the sea for a visit and lunch. In the afternoon, it is on to Luarca, "The White Town of the Green Coast". Dinner and overnight in Luarca. • Day 7 – Friday: Luarca - Viveiro The first stop in Galicia, Asturias’s neighbour, is Ribadeo, where the River Eo flows into the sea. Visit to the Las Catedrales beach. The landscape of "Las Rías Altas” is overwhelming. Lunch in Ribadeo. In the afternoon, the train travels to Viveiro. Dinner and overnight in Viveiro. • Day 8 – Saturday: Viveiro - Santiago de Compostela The train travels from Viviero to Ferrol, from where the coach goes to Santiago de Compostela, pilgrims’ goal, with its key sites of the Plaza do Obradoiro, the Platerias (silversmiths shops) and the Cathedral; Journey’s end.
The Privilege Suite Each Suite on the Gran Lujo Train has: • 150x200 cm Double bed • Sofa, convertible into a bed • Large bathroom with sauna and hydro- massage • Computer with Internet, videogames, TFT TV, DVD player, game console • Hard wood panelling and has individual air- conditioning.
The Saloons The four lounge carriages of El Transcantábrico Gran Lujo: • Admired for their design, finish and décor. • One is a bar car with dance floor, lit like a small night-club, where live entertainment is provided nightly. • Another lounge car has a bar with a relaxing ambience for a quiet drink. • The other lounges are for other activities, such as reading, board games with fellow passengers, talking or watching the passing scenery through panoramic windows. • Wherever you are, there is attentive waiter service. • There are daily newspapers, magazines, a small library, television and videos.
Schedules 2011 – Gran Lujo • Santiago de Compostela to San Sebastián May 14 and 28 June 11 and 25 July 9 and 23 August 6 and 20 September 3 and 17 October 1, 15 and 29 • San Sebastián to Santiago de Compostela May 21 June 4 and 18 July 2, 16 and 30 August 13 and 27 September 10 and 24 October 8 and 22
Prices in 2011 – Gran Lujo Price per person Single Double Triple Advance Booking Rates* 6 months before departure €7,100 €3,550 €1,650 6 to 4 months before departure €7,250 €3,625 €1,700 Less than 4 months before departure €7,500 €3,750 €1,800 * Advance Booking Rates cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotions and are valid only for new reservations on published dates for early booking, subject to availability, which is limited.
Booking Conditions – Gran Lujo• The Luxury Train Club is part of The Train Chartering Company Ltd, Benwell House, Preston SN15 4DX, Wiltshire, UK. Company registered in England no. 3633836• Unforeseen Circumstances Itineraries may be subject to change due to circumstances beyond the control of the Organiser (FEVE Tourist Trains) or to problems that can occur in the normal operation of the rail network on which the Gran Lujo Train runs. In this case, the Organiser will adopt the most appropriate solution for continuing the journey, without extra charge to passengers. If passengers continue the journey with the solution provided by the Organiser, this is understood to signify tacit acceptance of this solution.• Payment To reserve travel, a deposit of 40% of the published rate is due in Euros (or Pounds Sterling at the exchange rate as published by www.xe.com on the day of payment). Train Chartering reserves the right to charge a fee in the event of unfavourable currency fluctuations. The balance of 60% must be paid a minimum of 15 days before the start of the journey. Train Chartering accepts personal cheques, electronic bank transfer (ask for bank details) or payment via PayPal to email@example.com. In all cases, the reservation is confirmed on receipt of funds by Train Chartering.• Cancellation In case of cancellation, a fee will be charged according to the policy below, even if the 40% deposit has not yet been transferred. Clients can cancel reservations at any time, and have the right to a refund of the amount that they have paid, except for 15% of the total, which is charged as a handling and reservation guarantee fee. This fee increases as cancellations are made nearer to the departure date: – Cancellations made between 30 and 15 days before the journey: 25% of the total to be paid – Cancellations made between 14 and 05 days, before the journey: 50% of the total to be paid – Cancellations made between 04 and 01 days, before the journey : 80% of the total to be paid – Cancellations made with less than 24 hours before the journey, or no show: 100% of the total to be paid No cancellation fee will be charged if passengers change travel dates, as long as they do this at least 30 days before the departure date and make the journey within one year. If, after changing the reservation, they then cancel the trip, the fee will be 100%. If they change the date of the journey less than 30 days before the departure date, a fee of 15% of the total will be charged.• Travel Insurance Train Chartering recommends that passengers take out a travel insurance policy to cover cancellation fees.
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