El Expreso de La Robla Jacobeo: Roundtrip Journey from Gijón
Day 1-Your journey begins in Gijón
Welcome to Gijón, home to Romanesque churches, that date back from the 12th and 13th centuries. Check in to El Expreso de la Robla, your hotel on wheels for the next three nights. Settle in to your comfortable cabin as your railway journey begins, traveling to the first Galician site at the banks near the mouth of Eo’s River. Enjoy dinner in the Parador and overnight in Ribadeo.
Day 2-Breathtaking views of northern Spain
Enjoy a succulent breakfast on board as the train makes its way to Viveiro, a beautiful walled city and a mirror to the splendid views from Mount San Roque. Rejoin the train and depart for Ortigueira where the coach to Cariño awaits. After lunch in Cedeira, continue on to Cape Ortegal and see the awe inspiring cliffs and views from the Northern most part of Spain Visit the Sanctuary of San Andres de Teixido and behold the beauty of this village which is indescribable in words. Transfer back to Cedeira and prepare to return to Ortigueira for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 3-Explore the historic pilgrimage site of Santiago de Compostela
This morning, board the coach to Santiago de Compostela. Upon arrival, explore the beauty and history of this city, whose Cathedral was the destination of the important 9th century medieval pilgrimage route, the Way of St. James. Visit the Plaza del Obradoiro, the Platerías, its famous Cathedral and discover why Santiago is hailed as a jewel in a crown. Continue on to Ferrol and enjoy a short sightseeing tour of this historical city before dinner. Overnight in Ferrol
Day 4-Conclude the journey with a visit to Cathedral at Mondoñedo and the beaches
The journey continues as you travel to Foz at the break of dawn and behold the breathtaking views from its cliffs. The next stop is the city if Mondoñedo, one of the most evocative capitals of the old Kingdom of Galicia. Visit the city’s main attraction, the three-nave cathedral of San Martiño, whose architecture reflects an unusual mixture of Gothic and Baroque styles and the beaches at La Marina Lucense. After lunch, travel to Navia where the train awaits and takes you back to Gijon. Upon arrival, bid a fond farewell to your newfound friends as your memorable journey ends here.
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