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Al Andalus Europe, Spain

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Members of the Club (free to join) benefit from:

- Club discount off the published prices of any journey, for Al Andalus and all other listed trains;

- Up to 50% discounted first or tourist class RENFE rail travel in Spain, to departure stations and from arrival stations; discount code provided for on-line self-booking. Discount depends on fare type. This is a RENFE offer, which may change without notice. Conditions in General Information. 2019 to be confirmed.

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Fay says, "Al Andalus is a beautiful train with some carefully-restored historic carriages, operating on three routes in Spain. Use this remarkable heritage train as your hotel while you enjoy the Spanish sights, culture and gastronomy."

About Al Andalus

The lounge, bar and restaurant carriages of Al Andalus were built in France between 1929 and 1930 by the Wagon-Lits Company and have now been restored to their original splendour, which is matched by the attentive on-board service. This is the epitome of romantic travel; Belle Epoque charm mingles with the comfort of the modern age, transporting one through the wonderful scenery of Spain. The luxury coach is always waiting to take one on the tours. There is a train manager on board for the whole tour, ready to assist with any questions.

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Accommodation on Al Andalus

Diagrams of Superior and Standard Suites on Al AndalusAl Andalus: Superior (Gran Lujo) & Standard (Junior) Suites


Al Andalus Suites

Al Andalus has seven beautifully-renovated sleeper carriages, five of which are original Wagon-Lits carriages dating from 1929. All suites are individually air-conditioned, with train stewards available at all times.

During the day, beds can fold into comfortable couches (note: staff will attend to this on request), so that each suite becomes a private lounge.

Al Andalus has twenty Deluxe Suites (9.9 sq m/107 sq ft) each has a double bed (150x200 cm / 59" x 79"), a mini-bar, safe, closet and a full bathroom with shaving points and a hairdryer. Some suites can have a third bed, which is 70 cms wide x 180 cms long (28" x 71"). 360 degree panoramic view of Superior Suite by night and by day.

Twelve Grand Class Room Suites (8 sq m/86 sq ft) each has two lower beds(78 cms x 191 cms / 31"x75" and 69 cms x 180 cms / 27" x 71"), safe, closet and a large bathroom with shaving points and a hairdryer. 360 degree panoramic view of Al Andalus Standard Suite by night and by day.

Deluxe Suites may also known as Superior and Grand Class as Standard.

Al Andalus lounge and dining cars

Al Andalus has four wonderful lounge cars, dating between 1928 - 1930. These carriages are used as restaurants, saloons and lounges and all have large windows thus ensuring that guests enjoy the spectacular scenery. Music recitals are given in these cars. All the carriages are air conditioned and are available 24 hours a day.

Al Andalus Catering

A full breakfast is served each day on Al Andalus. Lunches and dinners are mostly taken at local restaurants, unless on the train travelling between destinations. All meals give one a sample of the traditional cooking of that region, and are accompanied by excellent wines and liqueurs, coffee and tea.

Al andalus route map 2016

Al Andalus - The Routes

Detailed itineraries, dates and prices are further down the page

The Andalusia itinerary travels through Andalusia in southern Spain, with visits to (amongst other places) Seville, Cordoba, Granada, Ronda and Cadiz, thus taking in a wide sweep of Southern Spain, whilst being transported through stunning scenery from the mountains of the Sierra Nevada to the Atlantic Ocean. Andalucia today is the result of cultural influences that encompasses the Carthaginians, the Romans, the Byzantines and of course the Moors, all before the Christian Spanish era that has become modern Spain.

Extremadura - Land Of Conquistadors. This itinerary takes one from Seville to Madrid, travelling through a less known region of Spain. Just north of Andalusia, south of Castile and east of Portugal, influences of all these ways of life are present in Extremadura, along with a history dating back past Roman times, that has influenced the architecture of the towns.

Al Andalus - South to North or North to South. Journey 1,250 km from Seville to Santiago de Compostela or vice versa. This remarkable itinerary takes one from the south, through the centre, to the west into Galicia and finally to the north, thus covering a variety of Spanish landscapes, architecture and history.


Seville, Jerez, Cadiz, Ronda, Granada, Linares-Baeza, Cordoba, Seville

7 days/6 nights. Check-in at Hotel Alfonso XIII at 10:30hrs.

Monday: Seville-Jerez. Following check-in from 10:30, and whilst your luggage is being taken to Al Andalus, you have time to wander Seville before returning to the hotel for lunch. The capital of Andalusia, Seville boasts the most extensive historic city centre in Spain, home to the Gothic Cathedral with its bell tower named Giralda, the Royal Alcazar and the General Archive of the Indies. After lunch there is a panoramic tour of the city, taking us across the famous Plaza de España before boarding the Tren Al Andalus. There follows welcome cocktails onboard after which you are shown to your suite. Dinner on board as we head to Jerez for the night.

Tuesday: Jerez. Breakfast on board, followed by a visit to a sherry bodega. Afterwards there is a show by the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art: "How the Andalusian Horses Dance", an equestrian ballet with eighteenth century Spanish music and costumes. Lunch in Sanlúcar de Barrameda overlooking the salt marshes of Doñana National Park and river Guadalquivir’s mouth, followed by a walk around Sanlúcar de Barrameda, from where our luxury coach will take us back to Jerez de la Fronter. Dinner is served onboard the train. Overnight in Jerez.

Wednesday: Jerez-Cádiz. This morning the coach takes us to Cádiz, considered one of the oldest cities in Europe. After a tour and some free time to venture around Cádiz, we return to the train for lunch as our journey heads to the stunning city of Ronda, a breathtaking location set on a plateau cut by the deep gourge Tajo de Ronda, through which river Guadalevín runs. Here we have dinner and overnight.

Thursday: Ronda-Granada. After breakfast on board there is a tour of Ronda, followed by some free time prior to lunch. Return to the train as it travels to Granada, a city nestled on the foothills of Sierra Nevada. Dinner and overnight in Granada.

Friday: Granada. After breakfast on board the tour of this beautiful place includes the famously romantic Alhambra and the captivating Jardines del Generalife, followed by free time in Alhambra in which to absorb the Moorish elegance before having lunch in the Parador. In the afternoon, visit the city; the quarters of Albaicin, Sacramonte and its cathedral, the first Spanish Renaissance church. Take advantage of wandering around before dinner at a local restaurant, followed by a flamenco performance. Overnight in Granada.

Saturday: Granada-Linares-Baeza-Ubeda-Cordoba. Whilst having breakfast, we arrive in Linares-Baeza, from where the coach travels through the countryside covered with over 70 million olive trees, to the Olive Oil Museum for a guided visit of this fascinating industry. Then we go to historic Baeza, a city that dates back to the Moorish occupation and is the seat of the International University of Andalucía. Lunch in Úbeda, with its beautiful hand-carved stone and whitewashed facades, which one can wander around after lunch. Returning to Al Andalus, dinner is served during the journey to Cordoba. Overnight in Cordoba.

Sunday: Cordoba-Seville. Breakfast on board followed by a tour of this city, that during the 10th century and beginning of the 11th century was the most populous city in the world, and during these centuries became the intellectual centre of Europe. Thus there is a mixture of Roman and Moorish architecture. Of particular interest are the Reales Alcazares, built in 1328, and the incredibly beautiful Mosque / Cathedral of the Juderia. Lunch is served back on board the train whilst travelling to our final destination, Seville. Journey ends: 17:00hrs approx.

Dates and Prices - 2019

2019: April 22,29. May 6,13,20,27. September 9,16,23. October 7,14,21

Grand Class Suite Double per person €3,700
Grand Class Suite Single supplement €1,850
Deluxe Suite Double per person €4,660
Deluxe Suite Single supplement €2,330
Deluxe Suite Triple supplement €1,950

RUTA EXTREMENA - Land of Conquistadors

Seville, Merida, Plasencia, Monfrague, Toledo, Aranjuez, Madrid

or Madrid to Seville

6 days / 5 nights. Check-in at Hotel Alfonso XIII at 10:30hrs

Go here for the Madrid - Sevilla itinerary.

Monday: Seville-Zafra. Following check in and whilst your luggage is being transferred to the train, there is a guided tour of Seville, with the opportunity to learn more about many of the wonderful historical building, after which one joins the train for a welcome cocktail before lunch, whilst the train travels to Zafra. A tour of this beautiful historic city is followed by dinner. Overnight in Zafra.

Tuesday: Zafra-Mérida. While breakfasting, the train travels to Mérida, capital of Extremadura, and a town that has one of the most outstanding collections of Roman ruins and art in Spain. Here we spend the day visiting an Iberian pig farm, Proserpine Lake, Milagros Aqueduct and the Roman temples of the city. Following lunch we visit the National Museum of Roman art, the amphitheater and Roman theatre, after which there is free time before dinner and overnight in Mérida.

Wednesday: Mérida-Cáceres. During breakfast the train arrives in Cáceres. There is a tour of this amazing city, the historic battles between Moors and Christians being reflected in its architecture, which is a blend of Roman, Islamic, Northern Gothic and Italian Renaissance styles. Of the 30 or so towers from the Muslim period, the Torre del Bujaco is the most famous. After lunch there is free time, or an optional visit of the Vostell Museum or the Helga de Alver Foundatin. Dinner on board and overnight in Cáceres.

Thursday: Cáceres-Monfragüe. Whilst breakfasting, we travel to Monfragüe, where a morning is spent in the Natural Park. Then lunch is served on board following which there is a visit to Plasencia. This walled market city was founded in 1186, and consequently has a wonderful collection of architecture, along with the remains of a Roman aqueduct, and Las Catedrales, a complex of two cathedrals. After lunch there will be the chance to spend some free time in the city. Dinner on board the train and overnight in Monfragüe.

Friday: Monfragüe-Torrijos-Toledo-Aranjuez. During breakfast we travel to Torrijos, from where we travel to Toledo by bus. This city is located in the heart of the Iberian Peninsula and has been inhabited since the Bronze Age, with a strong Roman, Jewish, Christian and Arab influence. Therefore there is some fabulous architecture as a consequence of their influences. Free time followed by dinner on board. Overnight in Aranjuez.

Saturday: Aranjuez-Madrid. After breakfast on board, we visit Aranjuez, for a tour of this town that was a leisure town for Spanish kings, reaching its magnificence under the Bourbon dynasty in the 18th century. There is also a tour of the Carlos 111 winery, followed by lunch on board as the train travels to Madrid. Journey ends Madrid-Chamartín train station: 17:00hrs approx.

Dates and Prices 2019

2019: Seville - Madrid: June 3. Madrid - Seville: June 10
Grand Class Suite Double per person
Grand Class Suite Single supplement €1,515
Deluxe Suite Double per person €4,000
Deluxe Suite Single supplement €2,000
Deluxe Suite Triple supplement €1,700


Santiago de Compostela, Ourense, Leon, Avila, Toledo, Seville or reverse

9 days/8 nights. Journey of 1,250 km.

2019: Spain North to South - Santiago de Compostela - Seville. Check-in at Parador Santiago de Compostela hotel or similar

Transfers: Complimentary transfers (depending on flight times) from Santiago airport to hotel on day 1 and from hotel to Seville airport on day 9.

Go here for the full itinerary: Al Andalus Spain North to South

Day 1. Welcome to Santiago
Day 2. Rias Baixas
Day 3. Santiago de Compostela – UNESCO World Heritage Site
Day 4. Galicia – Fine wines and wild nature
Day 5. Ávila and León – UNESCO World Heritage Site
Day 6. Toledo – UNESCO World Heritage Site
Day 7. Córdoba – UNESCO World Heritage Site
Day 8. Seville
Day 9. Goodbye

Journey Information

Included: Transfers; dinner on the first night with all meals thereafter until breakfast on the final morning; tours and excursions as mentioned; 3 hotel nights; 5 nights on the train.

Dates and Prices 2019

2019: 1 September
Grand Class Suite Double per person €6,120
Grand Class Suite Single supplement €2,200
Deluxe Suite Double per person €6,620
Deluxe Suite Single supplement €2,500

2019: Spain South to North - Seville to Santiago de Compostela

Check-in at Hotel Alfonso XIII or similar

Transfers: Complimentary transfers (depending on flight times) from Seville to hotel on day 1 and from hotel to Santiago airport on day 9.

Go here for the full itinerary that is the reverse of the one shown : Al Andalus Spain North to South

Day 1. Welcome to Seville
Day 2. Córdoba – UNESCO World Heritage Site
Day 3. Toledo – UNESCO World Heritage Site
Day 4. Ávila and León – UNESCO World Heritage Site
Day 5. Galicia – Fine wines and wild nature
Day 6. Santiago de Compostela – UNESCO World Heritage Site
Day 7. Rias Baixas
Day 8. Santiago de Compostela
Day 9. Goodbye

Journey Information

Included: Transfers; dinner on the first night with all meals thereafter until breakfast on the final morning; tours and excursions as mentioned; 3 hotel nights; 5 nights on the train.

2019: 28 August
Grand Class Suite Double per person €6,120
Grand Class Suite Single supplement €2,200
Deluxe Suite Double per person €6,620
Deluxe Suite Single supplement €2,500

This journey is operated by Lernidee.

Payment terms for this journey: 15% Non-refundable deposit; final payment due 60 days prior to departure.

Cancellation conditions: Up to 90 days prior to departure, 15% of total price; up to 42 days prior to departure, 45% of total; up to 11 days prior to departure, 80% of total price; up to 1 day prior to departure, 90% of total price.

RENFE Payment Terms

Deposit payment 40% of total price to reserve

Balance payment 60% at least 30 days prior to departure

In Euros: Prices per person

Cancellations: Up to 30 days before departure: refund less 15% registration and guarantee fee. Between 30 and 15 days : less 25% of the total. Between 14 and 5 days: less 50% of the total. Between 4 and 1 day(s): less 80% of the total. Less than 24 hours or failure to turn up: No refund, 100% of the total is payable.

General Information

Dress Code: Comfortable day wear and comfortable shoes for walking (many towns have cobbles), perhaps a rain coat and a warm layer depending on the time of year, because it can be cool in the mountains. Smart casual is recommended for the evenings. There is also an end of tour party on the train.

Included: Accommodation as noted in the tours. Breakfasts on the train and lunches/ dinners on board or at restaurants. High quality wines, liquors, coffee and tea with meals. Accompanying hostess throughout the journey. Guided excursions with a coach for transfers and visits. Musical performances and entertainment. All entrance fees. Toiletries and bathrobes provided; towels changed daily. Superior also includes: A choice of two lunches/dinners in your suite; all extra non-alcoholic beverages; the crew may unpack your luggage into the wardrobe on arrival and repack on the last day.

Not included: Gratuities. Drinks ordered outside of meals, or from the mini bar in the suite. Laundry and ironing service - advised on the train.

Wifi: The Al Andalus has Wifi, in the lounge car. However it is the most reliable when the train is static in stations.

Electrics: 220 volts with Type F round 2-prong plug outlets.

Itinerary Changes:The itineraries may be subject to modifications for reasons outside the control of the organiser or as a result of problems which may cause changes in the operation of the rail network. In these cases, the organisers will adopt the necessary solutions to continue with the trip, without any extra cost to passengers. If passengers continue the trip under the new circumstances, they tacitly accept the solutions as proposed.

Flights: It is not advisable to book flights within a few hours of the approximate departure or arrival times, in case of delay. It is best to consider arriving the day before and leaving the day after the tour.

Renfe Discount: Club members with a reservation on El Transcantábrico and / or Al Ándalus can request transfers in regular AVE, ALVIA or LD (Long Distance) trains to the starting point of the luxury train and the return journey from the end point, provided that each leg is a through point to point journey, carried out within the limits of the national railway network, on the closest dates to the beginning and end of the luxury train journey, and with a maximum difference of 48 hours between connections if these are unavoidable. Renfe will offer a 50% discount on the standard (flexible) fare by providing a promotional code (one code for up to 2 persons) to be redeemed when making the train transfer booking at the train station’s ticket office or through

Terms and Conditions: Go here for the Terms and Conditions of RENFE Viajeros sa, which owns and operates this train.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Go here for some answers to questions other passengers have raised.

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