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Al Andalus

The Al Andalus is one of the most spacious, comfortable, and luxurious tourist trains. Boasting Belle Epoque elegance, its four lounge cars are exquisite railway classics; built between 1928 and 1930. Tours and entry tickets for itinerary items are included and on board there’s fantastic detail with regards to décor, technology, and excellent service.

We are delighted to be able to offer a fabulous itinerary aboard the Tren Al Andalus discovering the south of Spain. The Andalusian Route is a 7 day (6 night) itinerary starting in Seville and ending in Malaga, and departing on select Sundays during April, May, June, September, October and November. The tour starts on a Sunday morning in Seville and we have included a nights stay at Hotel Ingalterra to ensure arrival in time for embarkation. As a guide, staying one night at Hotel Inglaterra, followed by 6 nights on the Al Andalus, travelling by air from London and return, costs from £3,880 per person in October, based on two adults sharing a twin cabin on the train.

 

Onboard luxury

You can choose between carefully restored, original-style Grand Class rooms, or at a supplement, Deluxe suites, with the latter housed in carriages built in France for use by the British Monarchy when travelling from Calais to the French Riviera. Each compartment is airconditioned, features private bathroom, mini bar and safe, and, during the day, beds convert to a comfortable banquette from which you can enjoy views of the wonderful, ever changing landscape as the train journeys along. To ensure a comfortable night’s sleep the train will remain parked at a station at night.

Gastronomy

Dining on board in the beautiful splendour of the dining car is an exquisite experience. A varied a la carte and buffet breakfast is served on board each morning, with a menu of delectable regional dishes accompanied by wine, water, soft drinks and coffee for lunch and dinner, served either on board when travelling between destinations, or enjoyed in a first class local restaurant when sightseeing. A farewell gala dinner is served on the last night.

Life on board

You can choose to make the most of your comfortable compartment travelling between destinations, or head for the bar car to share the company of fellow passengers. Each night after dinner there are various live performances, or if you prefer a quiet drink in one of the saloon cars, or go for a stroll in the town where the train has stopped for the night.

 

Itinerary

Seville to Seville (7 days, 6 nights on board Al Andalus)

Rendezvous at Hotel Alfonso XIII in Seville at 10:00am. While the crew transfers your luggage to the train, visit the capital of Andalusia, which features the most extensive historic quarter in Spain. After lunch, enjoy a panoramic tour of the city, visiting the famous Plaza de España, before getting on board the Al Ándalus Train. After a welcome drink, presentation of the crew, and settling in, dinner is served on the way to Jerez for the night.

After breakfast transfer by luxury bus to Cadiz, popularly known as “la Tacita de Plata” (the Silver Teacup) and considered the oldest city in the West. Visit the attractions of the historic centre of this ancient city on a tour followed by free time to venture on your own to discover the charm of Cadiz. After lunch return to Jerez. Free time, dinner, and overnight stay in Jerez.

After breakfast, visit a famous Sherry winery and enjoy the show “How Andalusian Horses Dance,” a famous equestrian ballet featuring Spanish music. Lunch on board the train as you head towards the beautiful White Village of Ronda. Dinner in a local Ronda restaurant and overnight stay in Ronda.

After breakfast visit the old city of Ronda, with its awe-inspiring location, where your guide will take you through the Alameda del Tajo, the New Bridge and the Old Bridge, as well as seeing the oldest bullring in Spain amongst other emblematic places. Lunch on board while the train takes you to Cordoba. Enjoy a tour before dinner and an overnight stay in Cordoba.

After breakfast on board the train you will visit Cordoba, which in Medieval times was an opulent city, capital of the Al Andalus caliphate. Unearth the beauty of the World Heritage Site of the Mosque of Cordoba. Lunch on board the train while travelling to Linares-Baeza Station to visit Úbeda and Baeza, both of which are UNESCO World Heritage Cities. Whilst having dinner, arrive at Granada in the late evening. Overnight stay in Granada.

After breakfast, tour Spain’s most popular monument, a rich palatial complex built by the Nasrid sovereigns of the Kingdom of Granada, the Alhambra. Witness the beautiful palaces and gardens of this fortress, once home to sultans and kings, and After lunch continue exploring Granada. Dinner at a local restaurant and overnight stay in Granada.

After enjoying your last breakfast on board, say goodbye to the train and its crew before travelling by luxury coach to Malaga. Visit the Alcazaba, a palatial fort from Islamic times, enjoy free time and lunch in the Parador Castillo de Gibralfaro, where your journey will end around 5:00pm.

This itinerary is also available in reverse, travelling from Malaga to Seville. The same stops and excursions will be made.