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Al Andalus – Luxury Train Journey in Southern Spain

$ 3,250.00

7 Days Seville – Jerez – Cádiz – Ronda – Granada -Linares / Baeza-Córdoba – Seville

6 Days Seville – Zafra – Mérida – Cáceres – Monfragüe – Torrijos – Toledo – Aranjuez – Madrid

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Two Itineraries

Andalusia: Seville – Seville (7 days – 6 nights) *

Day 1, Monday

Seville – Jerez

Rendezvous at Hotel Alfonso XIII in Seville at 10.30am (*). While the crew transfers your luggage to the train, visit the capital of Andalusia, boasting the most extensive historic city centre in Spain, home to the Gothic Cathedral, its bell tower named Giralda, the Royal Alcazar and the General Archive of the Indies. After having lunch at the hotel, we will enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city and cross the famous Plaza de España before boarding the Tren Al Andalus. Welcome cocktail onboard, presentation of the crew and accommodation in the suites. Dinner on board as we head to Jerez where we will spend the night.

(*) Renfe reserves the right to change the trip meeting point, circumstance that will be duly informed to passengers or travel agency.


Day 2, Tuesday

Jerez

Just as every day, we begin today with a delicious buffet and a la carte breakfast. Then we will visit a wine cellar in Jerez. Before lunch we will enjoy the show “How the Andalusian horses dance”, famous equestrian ballet with Spanish music. Lunch in Sanlúcar de Barrameda overlooking the salt marshes of Doñana National Park and river Guadalquivir’s mouth. We will then walk around Sanlúcar de Barrameda, from where our luxury coach will take us back to Jerez de la Frontera, one of the most iconic cities of Andalusia. Back on the train and dinner onboard. Overnight in Jerez.


Day 3, Wednesday

Jerez – Cádiz – Ronda

Our bus will take us to Cadiz, popularly known as “Small silver cup” and considered one of the oldest cities in Europe. Tour and free time to venture on our own into the charm of Cádiz. Lunch and journey on our Tren Al Andalus heading to the stunning city of Ronda, where we will have dinner and stay the night.


Day 4, Thursday

Ronda – Granada

After breakfast, tour of Ronda and its breathtaking location, set on a plateau cut by the deep gorge Tajo de Ronda, through which river Guadalevín runs. Free time before lunch; return to the train which will head towards Granada, a city nestled on the foothills of Sierra Nevada. Dinner and overnight in Granada.


Day 5, Friday

Granada

We will spend the morning touring the Alhambra, the most visited monument in Spain, a rich palace complex that housed the Nasrid rulers from the Kingdom of Granada. After lunch we will have free time to visit this beautiful city at our own pace. As the night falls, the whole town is wrapped in a magic spell that you will enjoy over dinner. Night in Granada.


Day 6, Saturday

Granada-Linares / Baeza-Córdoba

Morning journey on the Al Andalus to station of Linares-Baeza, from where our coach will take us to visit the Renaissance towns of Úbeda and Baeza, both listed as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. After lunch, we will return to the train to begin our journey to Córdoba. Dinner and overnight in Córdoba.


Day 7, Sunday

Córdoba – Seville

After enjoying our last breakfast onboard, we will visit the former capital of the emirate and the medieval caliphate of Al Andalus, once the largest, most educated and opulent city in Western Europe. Back at the train to enjoy our last lunch while Tren Al Andalus takes us to our final destination, Seville, where the journey ends.

Extremedura Itinerary: Seville – Madrid (6 days – 5 nights) *

Day 1, Friday

Seville-Zafra

Rendezvous at Hotel Alfonso XIII in Seville at 10.30am (*). Luggage will be transferred to the train while we visit the capital of Andalusia, boasting the most extensive historic city centre in Spain, home to the Gothic Cathedral, its bell tower named Giralda, the Royal Alcazar and the General Archive of the Indies. Return to the Al Andalus and welcome cocktail with the crew. Lunch onboard while travelling to Zafra. Visit this historic town that preserves significant traces of its rich past. Dinner and overnight in Zafra.

(*) Renfe reserves the right to change the trip meeting point, circumstance that will be duly informed to passengers or travel agency.


Day 2, Saturday

Zafra-Mérida

Just as every day, we begin the journey with a delicious buffet and a la carte breakfast while the train takes to Mérida, capital of Extremadura, where we will spend the day. Visit an Iberian pig farm, the Lake Proserpine, Milagros Aqueduct and the town’s Roman temples. After lunch, we will discover the National Museum of Roman Art, the Amphitheatre and the Roman Theatre. Free time before dinner. Overnight in Mérida.


Day 3, Sunday

Mérida-Cáceres

Journey to Cáceres, an impressive Roman-origin city with an almost intact historic city centre listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Guided city tour followed by lunch and free time. Optional activities include a visit of Vostell Museum or Helga de Alvear Foundation. Dinner onboard and overnight in Cáceres.


Day 4, Monday

Cáceres-Monfragüe

We will travel to Monfragüe while having breakfast to enjoy a morning in nature, visiting this National Park home to over 200 species of vertebrates, and many more that winter or can be seen during migration to other latitudes. After the tour, enjoy lunch and entertainment onboard. Dinner and overnight in Monfragüe.


Day 5, Tuesday

Monfragüe-Torrijos-Toledo-Aranjuez

The Al Andalus train will take us to Torrijos, from where we will board our coach for Toledo. Visit to the Visigoth capital listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, an “Imperial City” where the Christian, Muslim and Jewish cultures coexisted for centuries. Once we had lunch, there will be free time to get embraced into Toledo’s enchanted spell. Back at the train and while having dinner, we will go to Aranjuez, the Royal Site of the Spanish Crown since the 16th century. Overnight in Aranjuez.


Day 6, Wednesday

Aranjuez-Madrid

After enjoying our last breakfast onboard, we will visit the town of Aranjuez, with its magnificent Royal Palace and extensive manicured gardens, before visiting the historic winery Carlos III. Back on the train, and over lunch, the Al Andalus will take us to Madrid, where the trip ends.

 



Andalucia
$3,925
Land only per person based on sharing

  • Grand Class Room: $3,925
  • Grand Class Room Single Supplement: $1,965
  • Deluxe Suite: $4,935
  • Deluxe Suite Single Supplement: $2,465

Extremadura
$3,250
Land only per person based on sharing

  • Grand Class Room: $3,250
  • Grand Class Room Single Supplement: $1,625
  • Deluxe Suite: $4,145
  • Deluxe Suite Single Supplement: $2,075

Additional Information

OVERVIEW

6 Days Seville to Madrid OR 7 Days Seville to Seville

START / END

Day 1 Arrive in Harbin • Day 2 Visit Harbin • Day 3-6 Visit in Beijing / Sabbath services and dinner • Day 7-9 Zhengzhou & Kaifeng • Day 9-10 Xian • Day 11-13 Guilin & Yangshuo • Day 14-16 Shanghai • Day 17 Shanghai departure

DEPARTURE

Guaranteed departure for minimum 2 travelers

HOTELS

Onboard Luxury Train

INCLUSIONS

– Accommodation onboard in Grand Class Room.
– A la carte and buffet breakfasts every day.
– All dinners and lunches, with the finest cuisine aboard the train or in top restaurants (including wine, water, soft drinks and coffee).
– Welcome drink and snack.
– Farewell dinner – gala party.
– Traveling toiletries bag courtesy of Renfe Viajeros (with amenities and slippers).
– Free mineral water available in the cabin’s minibar.
– Activities on board: music and live performances, parties in the pub car, show cooking and cocktails, dancing, etc.
– Tickets to museums, attractions and shows.
– Excursions and scheduled tours.
– Luxury coach accompanying the train along the trip.
– Taxes and services.
– Daily newspapers and magazines.
– Security service.
– Multilingual guide throughout the tour.
– Excellent crew available (Expedition Leader, guide, waiters, cooks, technicians, etc).

EXCLUSIONS

– Domestic or International flights – Call 1-888-887-1688 to get a quote from your home city
– Tourist visa to the country visited in the itinerary
– Insurance you may wish to purchase (which we urge you to do so)
– Personal expenses and gratuities.
– Any additional hotel accommodations pre- or post-tour
– Any items not specifically mentioned as “included”

QUESTIONS

Should you have any further questions, please call 1888-887-1688 for assistance.

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