Al Andalus

DAY 1 MADRID Arrival in Madrid. Meeting with the accompanying guide and baggage collection. Transfer to the hotel. Lunch. In the afternoon panoramic tour of the city, when we can get acquainted with places of interest like the Puerta del Sol, the Plaza Mayor, the Royal Palace, the Gran Vía, etc. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 2 MADRID – SEVILLE – CORDOBA Breakfast. At the designated time, we will move to train station to catch a high speed train (AVE) to Seville. Arrival and reception of the travelers at 12:00 (noon) trainside, in Santa Justa Station in Seville. Welcome and settling in on board. While we are approaching Cordoba by train, we will enjoy lunch with typical food. Once in Cordoba our our coach wil take us The Historic Center, World Heritage Site since 1994, where the Royal Alcázares, the Mosque/Cathedral and Jewish Quarter stand out. After the visit we will have free time. Dinner in typical restaurant and night on board the train the city of Cordoba.

DAY 3 CORDOBA – UBEDA – BAEZA – GRANADA While we enjoy a succulent breakfast on board, we will arrive to the Linares-Baeza station, From where our coach will take us to visit the Olive Oil Museum and the historic center of Baeza, declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO and seat of the International University of Andalusia. After the visit we will have a little free time before heading to Ubeda to eat. Lunch. City tour of the monuments of Úbeda, also World Heritage Site since 2003. Later we will have some free time before returning to the train. While eat dinner on board the train among olive groves, we will arrive in Granada where we will spend the night. Lodging on board.

DAY 4 GRANADA After breakfast we will visit the Alhambra and the Generalife Gardens, true marvels of the universe and World Heritage Site since 1984. After the visit we will have some free time in the interior of the Alhambra and have lunch. In the afternoon we will visit the city at the feet of the Sierra Nevada. The Albaicín and SacroMount neighborhoods, and the Cathedral, first Renaissance chruch in Spain. After the visit we will have some free time before going to dine at a typical restaurant, also enjoying a beautiful flamenco show. Night on board the train Granada.

DAY 5 GRANADA – RONDA – CADIZ While we eat breakfast on board the train and contemplate the magnificent mountains, we arrive in Ronda. We will visit this incredible city that hangs from the ledge of the Tagus and is united by the bridge that saves it. Birthplace of bull fighting and with a history that goes back to the Roman period. After the visit we will have some free time before eating in this city whose views are singular. Lunch. Then, with the train we will arrive in Cádiz, city on the edge of the sea on the Bay with the same name. Probably the oldest city in Europe that conserves an important historical heritage. Tour and dinner in a typical restaurant. Night in Cádiz.

DAY 6 CADIZ – JEREZ – SAN LUCAR – JEREZ While we eat breakfast, we will arrive in Jerez birthplace of the wine of the same name “Sherry” and of the most deeply rooted Andalusian traditions. We will visit one of the most important wineries where they will explain to us the elaboration processes, types, tastings, etc. After this educational tour we will go to the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art, where we will enjoy the show “How the Andalusian horses dance”. After the show and the tour of the school, we will go to the neighboring locale Sanlúcar de Barrameda in the estuary of the Guadalquivir River and across from Doñana Park, the largest ecological reserve in Europe, protected space and World Heritage Site since 1994. Lunch. Then by traveling by boat along the Guadalquivir we will be able to contemplate this marvel of nature. In the afternoon we will return to the train that awaits us in Jerez, where we will enjoy a little free time before dinner in a typical restaurant. After dinner we will have a special party. END OF TRIP. Night on board in Jerez.

DAY 7 JEREZ – SEVILLE – TOLEDO – MADRID While we eat breakfast, the Al Andalus train will arrive to its final destination, Seville, where its historical and cultural heritage make it the largest recipient of tourism. We will take a tour of this city, where the Giralda, the Cathedral, the Alcázar, the General Archives of the Indies and the tower del gold stand out, all of them monuments of the World Heritage Site. Once we have finised the tour in the final hours of the morning we will return to Santa Justa Station where the train crew will be awaiting us and we will be able to retrieve our luggage at 2:00 P.M. Lunch. In the afternoon we will tranfer by coach to the city of Toledo. Tour of this marvelous medieval city. Continuation of the journey to Madrid. Transfer to the hotel. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 8 MADRID Breakfast. At the designated time transfer to the Madrid airport to board a scheduled flight for our place of origin. End of services