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Travel through Andalucia visiting traditional Spanish cities on this vacation by rail. Starting in the lively capital city of Madrid, spend the afternoon sampling delicious tapas or visit the city's famous art galleries and museums. Moving on to Granada, marvel at the impressive views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and uncover the history of the Mezquita in Cordoba. Finally, discover Seville, a city with more to offer than just the oranges that it is famous for, with its Roman architecture and stunning cathedral.

Highlights

  • Explore the vibrant capital city of Spain, Madrid, and visit its parks, museums and galleries as well as fantastic tapas restaurants
  • Admire the exquisite Moorish architecture of the Andalucía region
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage of Old Town in Cordoba
  • Soak up the sunshine in Seville's Parque de María Luisa

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Rail travel in standard class throughout
  • 1 night hotel stay with breakfast in Madrid
  • 2 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast in Granada
  • 2 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast in Cordoba
  • 2 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast in Seville
  • Skip the line walking tour of the Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens in Granada
  • 2hr Flamenco show in Cordoba
  • Early access tour of Seville Cathedral and Alcázar including tickets
Trip Map

Disclaimer:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travelers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports are required when traveling outside the United States including crossing the Canadian border.

Daily Itinerary:

DAY 1 – ARRIVE IN MADRID
Welcome to Madrid! On arrival, check in to your hotel for an overnight stay. Head out to explore the vibrant capital of Spain, maybe strolling to the Plaza Mayor, where you can sit down in one of the many cafes lining the square. Marvel at the stunning architecture of the Bakery House, which dominates the area, or just soak in the lively atmosphere. Madrid is renowned for its many art galleries, so why not pay a visit to the Prado Museum and take a look at the impressive collection of inspiring artworks? (Overnight in Madrid)

DAY 2 - MADRID TO GRANADA
After breakfast, make your way to Atocha station and board the train, gliding through Spain's sweeping scenery to Granada. On arrival, check in at your hotel for a two-night stay. Spend the afternoon discovering the narrow alleys of the Bib-Rambla district or wander over to the historic neighbourhood of Albaicín for some spectacular views of the massive Alhambra fortress. (Overnight in Granada) B

DAY 3 - GRANADA
Immerse yourself this morning in Spain’s Moorish past with your included entrance to the Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens, the most popular attraction in the city and one of the most beloved monuments in all of Spain. With construction starting in the 11th century, and numerous additions and revisions over hundreds of years, the palace is now a painstakingly restored love letter to Moorish architecture. (Overnight in Granada) B

DAY 4 - GRANADA TO CORDOBA
Board your train and meander through the striking countryside to Santa Ana, for your train to the historic city of Cordoba. On arrival, check into your hotel for a two-night stay. Spend time roaming the picturesque alleys of the UNESCO World Heritage listed Old Town, dominated by the Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba, with its colossal Roman columns and impressive interior. (Overnight in Cordoba) B

DAY 5 - CORDOBA
After breakfast this morning, shop until you drop in the Plaza de las Tendillas, where you will also find a large number of cafes perfect for a refreshing drink and people watching. You can also pay a visit to Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, an ancient Roman fortress dating back to the 8th century, and relax in the bordering garden, which is among the city's most beautiful green spaces. This evening enjoy the ancient passions of Flamenco with a 2hr show included at Tablao Flamenco El Cardenal. (Overnight in Cordoba)

DAY 6 - CORDOBA TO SEVILLE
Continue your adventure to Andalucia by catching a train to Seville and gaze in awe as this region's typical orange groves pass by your window. Arrive in Seville and check in to your hotel for a two-night stay. Start your exploration in the Parque de María Luisa, one of the many green havens in Seville. Relax by the pond or admire the evening sun illuminating the buildings of Plaza de Espana. Also situated here is the Museum of Art and Traditions, where you can view remarkable collections of ceramics or the interesting photo archive. (Overnight in Seville) B

DAY 7 - SEVILLE
After an early breakfast, miss the crowds with an early access tour of the spectacular Royal Palace of Alcázar and the magnificent Seville Cathedral – home to many riches of Spanish Colonialism as well as the tomb of Christopher Columbus. Perhaps climb the steady slope to the top of La Giralda for an impressive view, or even atop the futurist Metropol Parasol for a unique photo opportunity. In the evening, perhaps enjoy a meal of tapas and sample other local specialties at one of the many pavement bars around the city. (Overnight in Seville) B

DAY 8 – DEPART SEVILLE
After breakfast this morning, check out of your hotel and continue with your travels. If you wish to extend your vacation, perhaps with an additional day in a different city, one of our Rail Vacation Specialists will be happy to assist you with the details. B

MEAL GUIDE: B - BREAKFAST, BR - BRUNCH, L - LUNCH, AT - AFTERNOON TEA, D -DINNER

DISCLAIMER:

Prices are subject to availability, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room. Prices are subject to change. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travellers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Railbookers UK Trading Ltd is a member of ABTA (Y6401) and holidays including flights are ATOL protected, number 7579.

Hospes Palacio De Los Patos Granada

The Hospes Palacio de los Patos is a luxury boutique hotel set across two buildings, one a listed 19th century palace; the other a modern glass-fronted building with an alabaster tiled lattice façade. The hotel features 42 contemporary bedrooms and the Bodyna Spa with indoor swimming pool offers treatments and massages. Enjoy a meal at the Senzone Restaurant, featuring regional dishes created using the freshest local produce. The hotel is located in heart of historic Granada.

Hospes Puerta De Alcala Madrid

The Hospes Madrid is a boutique luxury hotel located within a 19th century residence. Comprising 41 stylishly appointed guest rooms with Egyptian cotton sheets, and a choice of pillows from the pillow menu. The hotel also features a gourmet restaurant, spa and pool-jacuzzi. The hotel is located on the Plaza de la Independencia, a short walk from the Puerta de Alcalá square, Parque Retiro and the Prado Museum.

NH Collection Madrid Suecia

The NH Collection Madrid Suecia hotel, formerly known as NH Madrid Suecia, is in the heart of the city’s historic center. A trendy hotel on Madrid's Broadway, Gran Vía, it's ideal for shopping and musicals allike. Renovated in 2016, the hotel was originally opened in 1956 and served as Ernest Hemingway’s and the revolutionary Che Guevara's Madrid home.

Las Casas de la Juderia Cordoba

Set within traditional 17th and 18th century houses, and featuring gorgeous gardens, fountains and patios, the Hotel Las Casas de la Juderia occupies a prime position in Cordoba, just a few metres from the Mezquita itself. The hotel’s 64 rooms all boast classic decor, original features and en suite bathrooms. Guests can enjoy a dip in the outdoor swimming pool or snack on traditional Andalusian fare at the Patio de Mudéjar bar.

Hospes Palacio Del Bailio Cordoba

The Hospes Palacio del Bailío in Cordoba is a stylish luxury hotel, housed within a 16th century building with four patio areas. The hotel is a balance of history, design, light and space. The hotel also features the BODYNA SPA with indoor Roman baths and an outdoor swimming pool, the Senzone restaurant and a Tapas Bar offering a mixture of traditional and modern style tapas. The hotel is located in the centre of the historic Moorish city of Cordoba, and a 15 minute walk from the train station.

NH Collection Amistad Cordoba

A truly unique location, the NH Collection Amistad Córdoba is a piece of living history sensitively renovated to the finest contemporary standards. Composed of two 18th-century palaces, its romantic courtyards, arches and ornate carved ceilings conjure up the essence of Córdoba.

H10 Corregidor Boutique Hotel

The H10 Corregidor is a charming Boutique Hotel located in Seville’s historic centre and shopping district, next to the city’s main tourist attractions. The hotel keeps the essence of Seville alive through its arabesque and Andalusian architecture. It offers comfortable rooms, a restaurant for breakfasts and a terrace in an Andalusian courtyard featuring a typical Andalusian fountain, a late 19th-century wrought-iron gate and ceramic tiles from the 1929 Seville World's Fair.

Hospes Las Casas Del Rey De Baeza Seville

The Hospes Las Casas del Rey de Baeza is a historic boutique style hotel. The decor combines the finest elements of Arabic and European design that have influenced Seville over the centuries. Enjoy the unique views of the historical city centre from the roof top swimming pool, and taste the best of Andalusian cuisine from one of the hotel's two restaurants. The Hospes is situated on Jesús de la Redención Square, in the historic centre of Seville.

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Disclaimer:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travelers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports are required when traveling outside the United States including crossing the Canadian border.

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