This is a NEW itinerary for Al Andalus Palace on Wheels. There is an extra day in Ronda added for tours of Al Andalus in Andalusia for 2016 departures.
Diiscover the breathtaking landscape of Southern Spain aboard the luxurious Al Andalus Train, also known as the Palace on Wheels of Spain! This exciting seven-day, six- night journey takes you through some of Spain’s most beautiful sites that have been given the prestigious designation of World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Highlights include a visit to Cordoba’s historical Old Quarters, the romantic Gardens of Generalife, Spain’s oldest bullfighting ring – Plaza de Toros de Ronda, and the National Park of Donana. The tour’s carefully designed itinerary, in combination with the delectable cuisine and impeccable service aboard the luxury train, will surely reward you with the journey of a lifetime.
* 50% discounted first or tourist class rail travel for Standard Suite passengers to departure and from arrival points, on RENFE’s AVE/ Alvia trains.
- Winery tour
- Horse show (How the Andalusian Horses Dance)
- Alhambra Palace
- Gardens of Generalife
- Flamenco performance
- Mosque of Córdoba
Cities Covered : Seville , Jerez de la Frontera
At 7:00 p.m., guests will gather on board the train for a reception, introduction of the crew, and the assignment of private compartments. Dinner will be served on board as the train departs for Jerez de la Frontera. Beginning at 10:30 a.m. and lasting until 11:30 a.m., guests will enjoy a welcome reception at the Hotel de Sevilla. Visit the city’s spectacular cathedral, then return to the hotel for lunch. Following lunch but prior to boarding the train, guests have time to tour Sevilla and experience all of its delights.
Cities Covered : Jerez de la Frontera
After a savory breakfast on board Al Ándalus, guests proceed to a visit to the Bodegas de Tío Pepe, a winery, and then will attend a special performance, “Cómo Bailan los Caballos Andaluces” (“The Way the Andaluce’s Horses Dance”). Once the show is finished, guests are transferred by bus to Sanlúcar de Barrameda. After lunch, enjoy free time to explore Sanlúcar de Barrameda as well as Jerez de la Frontera before returning to the train for dinner.
Cities Covered : Jerez de la Frontera , Cadiz , Ronda
A bus ride takes guests to Cádiz after breakfast on board where they enjoy a tour of this beautiful coastal town in Spain. We later return to the train to continue the journey to Ronda, where guests will have dinner and spend the night on board the train.
Cities Covered : Ronda , Granada
After enjoying a gourmet buffet breakfast on board, guests will have time to spend in Rhonda. Here you will be able to walk around at your own pace, shop and enjoy lunch at a local traditional restaurant. After lunch is finished, we will return to the train and head to Granda, where guests will spend the night.
Cities Covered : Granada
During the morning, visit Granada’s imposing fortress of La Alhambra before eating lunch on board Al Ándalus. An afternoon of spare time precedes dinner in Granada with a marvelous view of La Alhambra and a flamenco dance performance.
Cities Covered : Seville , Granada , Baeza , Cordoba
Enjoy lunch on board as the train cruises toward Linares and enjoy a visit to Úbeda and Baeza. Then, while the train carries guests to the historic city of Córdoba, an “Explanation of the Olives” show, complete with a presentation and olive oil tasting, will give guests a taste of the unique flavor of Spanish culture. Upon arriving in Córdoba, spend free time diving into the treasures of this ancient city before returning to Al Ándalus for a farewell party to celebrate the journey’s near-conclusion.
Cities Covered : Cordoba , Seville
During the morning, breakfast will be served on board prior to a visit to Córdoba or “The Shining City” of Medina Azahara. After the visit, Al Ándalus transfers to Sevilla with lunch on board. The journey ends at 4:00pm.