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7 tourist trains to discover Spain on rails

15 November, 2023

In Spain there are very different types of tourist trains, for while some are designed to offer a more luxurious experience, recalling historic journeys, others are based on different themes, so that everyone can choose the one that best suits their tastes and budgets.

  1. Transcantábrico Gran Lujo. It is possibly the most famous tourist train in Spain, as well as the longest-lived. For eight days and seven nights it travels along the Cantabrian coast from San Sebastian to Santiago de Compostela and vice versa.

  2. Costa Verde Express. Follow in the footsteps of the Transcantábrico on a route linking Bilbao and Santiago de Compostela, in either direction, over six days and five nights. It crosses the Basque Country, Cantabria, Asturias and Galicia, exuding classicism.

  3. Al Andalus. This train travels from Seville to Malaga, or vice versa, in a journey of seven days and six nights passing through Jerez, Cadiz, Ronda, Cordoba, Ubeda, Baeza and Granada.

  4. Expreso de La Robla. Returning to the north of the peninsula, another train offers us an itinerary of great historical significance: the Camino de Santiago. La Robla Express links Bilbao and León in both directions.

  5. El Tren de Cervantes. It is a thematic train that goes from Madrid to Alcalá de Henares, putting the traveller in context before visiting the birthplace of Miguel de Cervantes.

  6. El Tren Medieval. Departures are from Madrid and the journey to Sigüenza is enlivened by actors in period costume, and includes tasting typical products.

  7. El Tren de la Fresa. Since 1984, the ‘Strawberry Train’ has linked Madrid with Aranjuez during spring and autumn weekends. The trip includes the Royal Site of Aranjuez, declared a World Heritage Cultural Landscape by UNESCO.