The Al Andalus is quite possibly the most spacious, comfortable and luxurious tourist train in the world. Boasting Belle Epoque elegance, its four lounge cars are exquisite railway classics built between 1928 and 1930, and on board there’s great attention to detail, services and activities, plus state of the art technology, that make this a truly pleasurable experience.
We are delighted to be able to offer two fabulous routes aboard the Tren Al Andalus discovering the centre and south of Spain. The tour of Andalucia is a 7 day (6 night) itinerary starting and ending in Seville and departing on select Mondays during April, May, September and October, and a 6 day (5 night) Extremadura itinerary on limited departures from Seville to Madrid, or Madrid to Seville. The Andalucia tour starts on a Monday 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.
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.
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.
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 aquiet drink in one of the saloon cars, or go for a stroll in the town where the train has stopped for the night.
Seville - Seville (7 days, 6 nights on board Al Andalus)
Day 1 Monday: Seville - Jerez
Rendezvous at 10.30am in Seville. While the crew transfers your luggage to the train, enjoy a wander around this historic city before lunch, and after a sightseeing tour board the Al Andalus. Dinner on board on the way to Jerez for the first night.
Day 2 Tuesday Jerez
Just as every day, begin today with a delicious breakfast, followed by a visit to a wine cellar in Jerez, and before lunch enjoy a show of equestrian ballet at the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art. Lunch and a walk around Sanlucar de Barrameda, from where the luxury coach will take you back to Jerez de la Frontera, one of the most iconic cities of Andalucia. Back on the train and dinner on board and overnight in Jerez.
Day 3 Wednesday Jerez - Cadiz - Ronda
Transfer by coach to Cadiz, popularly known as ‘Small silver cup’ and considered one of the oldest cities in Europe. Tour and free time to venture on your own to discover the charm of Cadiz. Lunch on the train heading to the stunning city of Ronda, overnight in Ronda.
Day 4 Thursday Ronda - Granada
After breakfast, a tour of Ronda, set high above the deep Tajo de Ronda gorge. Free time before lunch, then return to the train which will head towards Granada, a city nestled on the foothills of Sierra Nevada. Overnight in Granada.
Day 5 Friday Granada
Spend the morning touring the famous Alhambra, a rich palace complex that housed the Nasrid rulers from the Kingdom of Granada. After lunch enjoy free time to visit this beautiful city at your own pace. As night falls, the whole town is wrapped in a magic spell that you will enjoy over dinner. Overnight in Granada.
Day 6 Saturday Granada - Linares-Baeza - Cordoba
Morning journey on the Al Andalus to the station of Linares-Baeza, and then by a coach to visit the Renaissance towns of Ubeda and Baeza, both listed as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. After lunch, return to the train to begin the journey to Cordoba. Dinner on board and overnight in Cordoba.
Day 7 Sunday Cordoba - Seville
After enjoying a last breakfast on board, 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 on the train to enjoy a last lunch while Tren Al Andalus reaches its final destination, Seville, where the journey ends.
On the day the trip begins, the access to the suite is not guaranteed until 6pm, although other services are already underway. On the last day of the trip, the suite must be left before 12 midday, although all other services continue until later.