AL ANDALUS: On a luxurious train through Andalusia (7 days / 6 nights)
The "Al Andalus" Train is a luxurious Palace on wheels that has been originally used by the British Royal Family to travel from Calais to the Cote d'Azur. Attentive service, high-class gastronomy, luxurious decoration and comfort come together with the hallmark of elegance and distinction.
The lounge cars: Glamorous and comfortable
On board of this unique train, visiting Andalusia becomes an unrepeatable experience.
The train Al Andalus is probably the most spacious and luxurious tourist train in the world. Its four lounge cars are exquisite railway classics built between 1928 and 1930.
The lounges can be used as the settings for many different moments, such as enjoying the breakfast buffet, lunch or dinner onboard in the dining cars, lingering over a drink in the bar car, listening to live music in the piano car every night, enjoying a lively chat or just gazing at the landscape through the large windows as you relax in one of the comfortable armchairs.
All the carriages are open twenty-four hours a day for your free use and enjoyment.
Their exquisite and exclusive decoration creates a special setting to ensure your stay is very special. At night time, the train will remain in a siding to ensure you have a good night's sleep.
The Suites are still decorated in the original "Belle Époque" style, but also boast all the latest cutting-edge amenities to ensure maximum comfort.
The train can carry up to 64 passengers in the 12 Junior and 20 Deluxe suites:
Junior Suite: two twin beds, safe, minibar, wardrobe and a generous en suite bathroom.
Deluxe Suite: have a 150 x 200 cm double bed, minibar, safe, wardrobe and a magnificent full bathroom. A supplementary bed for a third passenger can be organised.
All the suites have air-conditioning and heating, with an independent temperature control, and 220 volt sockets.
During the day, the beds are folded up into comfortable sofas and the suite is transformed into a place to read or relax as you enjoy the countryside from your private lounge.
An excellent team of professionals do their best to guarantee you have a pleasant and enjoyable experience.
Gastronomy plays a key role to delight even the most exquisite taste. The dishes showcase traditional products, whether served onboard the train or at carefully chosen restaurants. The dishes featuring first-rate ingredients are prepared by leading chefs. The menu includes first-rate wines, coffee, herbal teas and liqueurs.
The breakfast buffets, all served onboard, will delight even the most demanding palate and is a magnificent ritual to start the day. Lunch and dinner are served onboard the train or in local restaurants.
A bus will follow the Al Andalus Train throughout your trip. When the train reaches the stations along the route, our bus will pick you up and take you on the scheduled trips, the restaurants and for any purposes when it is necessary along with the guides.
The accompanying guide will share all the trips by bus and train with the passengers; and will also take them to restaurants for lunches and dinners and on all the visits and excursions, in many cases with the additional help of local guides.
Other services include laundry service, health care, special menus if you inform us when booking about your dietary needs.
ITINERARY: 7 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS
1st Day, 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.
2nd day, 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.
3rd day, Wednesday - Jerez - Cadiz - 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.
4th day, 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.
5th day, 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.
6th day, Saturday - Granada-Linares / Baeza-Cordoba - 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.
7th day, Sunday - Cordoba - 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.
May: 18, 25
June: 1, 8, 15, 22
September: 7, 14, 21, 28
October: 5, 12, 19, 26
|Price per person in Double Junior Suite
|Price in Individual Junior Suite
|Price per person Deluxe Double Suite
|Price Deluxe Individual Suite
|Supplement Deluxe Triple Suite
In Junior Suite:
- Accommodation in Junior Suite compartment on the train.
- Welcome drink and snack.
- 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).
- 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.
- Excursions and scheduled tours.
- Tickets to museums, attractions and shows.
- Luxury coach accompanying the train along the trip.
- Multilingual guide throughout the tour.
- Security service.
- Daily newspapers and magazines.
- An excellent team at your disposal.
- Two Renfe train tickets with a 50% discount: one to the starting point and the other back from the end of the tourist trip.
- Taxes and services.
In Deluxe Suite:
Everything included in the Junior Suite plus:
- Accommodation in Deluxe Suite on the train.
- All non-alcoholic drinks available in the cabin’s minibar (complimentary).
- Option of enjoying two private dinners/lunches in your compartment.
- Possibility of the crew to pick up and tidy your baggage, placing your belongings in the wardrobe of the suite, both on arrival and at the end of the trip.
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