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Trip Overview

This two-week rail adventure takes in everything the fascinating region of Andalucía has to offer from Madrid. First visit the Alhambra Palace and see a Flamenco show in Granada, then to the ancient city of Cordoba and tour the beautiful Mesquita then spend a day in the evocative city of Jaen. Take the train to Cadiz, one of the oldest cities in the world then on to Seville to discover the spectacular Alcazar and the vast Cathedral. Enjoy a day trip to the mountain top city of Ronda before heading to Malaga for a two-night stay. Finally head back to Madrid for a final night in the Spanish capital.

Highlights

  • Enjoy some Tapas and people watching on Puerta del Sol in Madrid
  • Tour the Alhambra Palace and watch an authentic Flamenco show in Granada, the home of Flamenco
  • Discover the layers of history of beautiful Cordoba
  • Tour charming Jaen and its grand cathedral
  • Wander the ancient streets of Cadiz and revel in the fresh Atlantic air
  • Marvel at the riches of orange tree lined Seville
  • Be amazed by El Tajo gorge and the legendary bullring of Ronda
  • Get your culture fix in Malaga, the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • Rail Travel as per the itinerary
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Madrid
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Granada
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Cordoba
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Cadiz
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Seville
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Malaga
  • Alhambra Palace guided tour
  • Flamenco show and dinner in Granada
  • Half day walking tour in Cordoba including skip the line tickets to Mesquita, and the Alcazar
  • Jaen day trip with guided tour
  • Hop-on-Hop-off pass in Cadiz
  • Small group tour of Seville including the Alcazar and cathedral
  • Small group full day tour to Ronda
  • Hop-on-Hop-off pass in Malaga
Trip Map

Why Not...

Extend your trip or try this package in reverse. Call a Rail Expert for details.

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 – MADRID
Welcome to Madrid! On arrival make your way to your hotel and check-in for one-night.  Perhaps pop into the Prado museum to see one of the world’s best art collections?  (Overnight Madrid)

DAY 2 – GRANADA
Take the direct train to Granada and head to your hotel.  Explore the winding narrow streets and in the evening perhaps wander up to the Mirador de San Nicolas for a breath-taking view of the Alhambra Palace at dusk.  (Overnight Granada) B

DAY 3 – GRANADA
Today discover the iconic Alhambra Palace and Generalife gardens on your included tour, then in the evening enjoy Flamenco and Tapas in the Sacromonte neighbourhood, the home of Flamenco.  (Overnight Granada) B

DAY 4 – CORDOBA
Depart Granada on the direct train to Cordoba where you will be staying for three-nights.  Take a stroll around the city and in the evening head to Plaza de la Corredera for some delicious tapas in the most unique and breath-taking surroundings! (Overnight Cordoba) B

DAY 5 – CORDOBA
Enjoy a walking tour today taking in the gems of this ancient city.  The famous arches of the Mosque-Cathedral are mesmeric, whilst the old Jewish Quarter and the Alcazar are rich in stories.  Enjoy an ice cream whilst crossing the ancient Roman bridge, or just relax and soak up the history of this great city.  (Overnight Cordoba) B

DAY 6 – JAEN DAY TRIP
Take the scenic rail line to Jaen, where you will be met by a guide who will show you all you might need to know in this secret Andalusian highlight.  Renowned for its Olive oil production and beautiful architecture, a visit to the cathedral and vast Arab baths are a must! Take the train back to Cordoba for your final night here.  (Overnight Cordoba) B

DAY 7 – CADIZ
After breakfast hop onto the train again, and head south to Cadiz, one of the oldest cities in the world inhabited since around 1100 BC.  The city is surrounded by water so the seafood here is the freshest there could be and dinner on the beach is a lovely way to spend the evening. (Overnight Cadiz) B

DAY 8 –CADIZ
Tour the city today with your included Hop-on-Hop-off pass, learning about the 1000’s of years of history in these romantic, windy streets.  Be sure to check out the Museo de Cadiz for an amazing selection of ancient artefacts, and the recently refurbished Roman theatre.  (Overnight Cadiz) B

DAY 9 –SEVILLE
Board the train to Seville today and make your way to your hotel for a three-night stay.   Its vast history steeped in Spain's colonial riches and Islamic heritage make the city an artistic and cultural centre of southern Spain, with a very comfortable climate.  (Overnight Seville) B

DAY 10 – SEVILLE
Discover the key sights of this great city today with a small group tour, including entrance to the Royal Alcázar, cathedral and towering Giralda.  You also get to experience the grand Plaza de Espana and the evocative Jewish quarter.  Later, the Mercado Lonja del Barranco is an easy fix for dinner by the river.  (Overnight Seville) B

DAY 11 – RONDA DAY TRIP
Embark on a fascinating day trip today to one of Spain's oldest and most beautiful cities, Ronda.  On the way explore Andalucía's White Villages and wonderful wildlife, sample local olive oil before learning all about the amazing mountain top location and its incredible impressive Bull ring.  Return to Seville and enjoy your final night here.  (Overnight Seville) B

DAY 12 – MALAGA
Head to the coast today for two-nights in Malaga and settle in to enjoy the beautiful beaches and rich layers of history.  (Overnight Malaga) B

DAY 13 – MALAGA
Enjoy learning about this great destination today with your Hop-on-Hop-off pass.  head up to the Alcazaba and ruined Gibralfaro to discover its Moorish history and be sure to check out the impressive Roman Amphitheatre.  In the evening wander through the old town and take your pick of the local tavernas for some local wine and tapas.  (Overnight Malaga) B

DAY 14 – MADRID
After breakfast take the train to Madrid for a one-night stay in the Spanish capital.   Take a stroll through the picturesque Puerta del Sol and stop by the impressive Royal Palace.  (Overnight Madrid) B

DAY 15 - END OF TOUR
Make your way to the hotel for your flight home, of speak to one or our sales consultants if you would like to extend your holiday elsewhere.  B

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

Barcelo Malaga

Barcelo Malaga

The Barcelo Hotel Malaga is a design hotel with 221 bedrooms. The hotel features an award-winning restaurant, El Andén and a B-Lounge cocktail bar. The Barcelo Hotel Malaga is within walking distance of Malaga’s Contemporary Art Centre. Malaga Cathedral and the Picasso Museum are both a 20 minute walk from the hotel.

Barcelo Carmen Granada

The 222 rooms of the Barceló Carmen Granada are designed to offer a warm welcome to the visitor. Versatile rooms from which you can appreciate the prominence of the city and its monuments. The comfort of its beds completes facilities designed with exquisite taste.

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.

Barcelo Torre de Madrid

The new Barceló Torre de Madrid hotel is located in one of the most iconic buildings in the capital: the Torre de Madrid. This designer hotel is the most convenient place to stay to discover Madrid, thanks to its excellent location in the Plaza de España, a few steps from the Gran Vía, a 10-minute walk from the Royal Palace of Madrid and a 15-minute walk from the Puerta del Sol and the Plaza Mayor. It has first class facilities, including a stylish bar on the ground floor, restaurants where you can try exquisite dishes, and a Wellness Zone with a fitness studio.The Plaza España metro station is located just in front of the hotel, enabling you to easily reach other part of the city in just a few minutes.

NH MÁLAGA

NH MÁLAGA

Completely renovated in 2018, the NH Málaga hotel is right in the center of Málaga, a short walk from the city’s shops, restaurants and tourist attractions.

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.

Occidental Cadiz

Occidental Cadiz

The Occidental Cádiz hotel offers 96 modern and avant-garde rooms that will make your stay in them an unforgettable experience. Whether traveling for work, or for the pleasure of knowing the interesting city of Cádiz and its cheerful beaches and villages, the bright, spacious and sophisticated hotel rooms provide maximum rest for its guests.

Its wide range of facilities , the fact of having connecting rooms, designed especially for families with children, or rooms adapted for people with reduced mobility, make the hotel have a room for any type of guest, however demanding it may be.

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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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