The Al-Andalus train, a palace on rails

We invite you to discover several areas in Spain on board this luxury sightseeing train, and to enjoy its 'Belle Époque' décor, its comfortable carriage suites, its spacious 1920s saloon cars, its delicious cuisine… Prepare to experience a journey steeped in enchantment, and enjoy the privilege of travelling in this palace on wheels. There are several destinations to choose from.

You'll experience unforgettable days on board a unique train with four beautifully decorated saloon carriages, exclusive services, lunch and dinner in top-quality restaurants, excursions, local guides on your visits… The train, a palace The train's four saloon cars are treasures of railway history dating from 1928 and 1930. Its carriages are spacious and full of charm, and make the ideal place to enjoy a buffet breakfast, read the newspapers, and listen to live piano music every evening. When it comes time to sleep, there are two types of suites to choose from (standard and superior). In both cases these are carriages which were originally used by the British monarchy for their holiday travel. Today their original 'Belle Epoque' décor also includes a full range of modern amenities.

Several itineraries

Andalusian itinerary Charm, local colour, high spirits, culture and art are just a few of the terms used to describe the cities along the route. Passengers can also explore these places on specially arranged guided tours. The train leaves Seville (famous for the Giralda tower, the cathedral and the Alcázar palace) towards Cadiz and Jerez (don't miss the sherry and the traditional equestrian displays). The third, fourth and fifth days include stops in Ronda (with spectacular views) and Granada (with the magnificent Alhambra and the chance to enjoy some flamenco). The sixth day brings you to Linares, Úbeda and Baeza (World Heritage cities) and on the seventh day you'll arrive in Cordoba (with its Mosque and wonderful historic quarter). Way of Saint James itinerary It lasts seven days. The train leaves Madrid and over the first three days it takes you to El Escorial (which is famous for its Monastery), Segovia (don't miss the Roman aqueduct), Astorga (with its palace, cathedral, walls and Roman route), and León (you'll love the Gothic cathedral). On the fourth day, the train stops in Monforte de Lemos and Ourense, which are perfect for exploring the Ribeira Sacra area. The next days it heads for Pontevedra (which boasts one of the most beautiful historic sites in Galicia), A Coruña (its Tower of Hercules will amaze you), and Santiago de Compostela, the capital of Galicia, with its famous cathedral. Extremadura Route This route lasts six days, starts in Seville and then goes on towards the historic city of Zafra. On the second day you'll visit Mérida, with its Roman amphitheatre. Then the train takes you to Cáceres, where you can see its historic quarter that has been preserved almost intact. The next stop is Monfragüe National Park, which is perfect for birdwatching. On the fifth day, the train heads towards Toledo (where the Christian, Muslim and Jewish cultures coexisted for centuries), and ends the journey in Aranjuez, where you can go for a walk round the gardens and the palace, and then Madrid.

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The Andalusia itinerary operates regularly between April, May, September and October, whereas the Way of Saint James itinerary usually runs in July and August and the Extremadura Route operates in June. Always check future departure dates and availability before planning your journey. There are shorter itineraries (four days and three nights).