Day 1-2 Granada
Start the rail tour in the capital Madrid and travel across the Iberian Peninsula to magnificent Andalusia by high-speed AVE train. In case of a late arrival in Madrid, we recommend an extra night in the city before starting the tour.
Granada is the first stop on the rail tour, arrival in the late afternoon from Madrid. The landmark of Granada is the UNESCO listed Alhambra palace. Spend the afternoon exploring the complex, with its fascinating Muslim and Christian history. Wander the streets and alleys of the old town, experience a flamenco performance and indulge yourself in the local cuisine.
Overnight stay (2 nights) in hotel Reina Christina***, in the heart of the city. The hotel is situated in an authentic Andalusian building, formerly known as 'Villa Rosales'. The poet Federico García Lorca, considered to be one of Spain's greatest poets, used to live in the building. The hotel has a wonderful courtyard and is within walking distance of the Alhambra.
It is possible to add train tickets to Spain to your booking. Additional fees applicable.
Day 3-4 Cordoba
Continue by train (second class only) to Cordoba. Visit the beautiful old town with the impressive 'mosque-cathedral' Mezquita.
Two nights in the Hotel Los Patios, in the Medieval city centre. The hotel has been designed in Cordobese style and features a lovely courtyard.
Day 5-7 Sevilla
By train to the capital of Andalusia: Seville. Immerse yourself in the charming Medieval centre of this former tradepost. Experience the rich cultural heritage of Sevilla and visit beautiful UNESCO sights such as the Seville Cathedral and the royal Alcazar palace. Enjoy the Andalusian way of life, cuisine and dance traditions (flamenco) in the charming city centre.
Overnight stay (three nights) in Hotel San Gil****, situated in a privileged location in the heart of the old city. The main building of the hotel dates back to 1901 and is considered to be one of the hundred most beautiful buildings in Seville. The hotel has an Andalusian garden with palm trees and fountains. There is an outdoor swimming pool as well.
Day 8 Madrid
Return by high-speed AVE train to Madrid. This is the last day of the rail tour. It is possible to add an extra night in Madrid, in a hotel close to the Atocha train station.
It is possible to add train tickets to another domestic or international destination to your booking. Additional fees applicable.