From spirited Flamenco to fabulous fiestas, Spain offers visitors an enticing escape from everyday life. Get away to a place where the daily routine includes socializing, siestas and tapas. This special vacation focuses on the region of Andalusia, the real essence of Spain, along with the capital city. Visit bustling Madrid, flamboyant Seville, historic Córdoba, glorious Granada and majestic Ronda, along with other charming Andalusian cities. You’ll travel by luxury train and all of your travel...
Arrive at the Seville Airport and Train Ride to Córdoba
Upon arrival at the airport, a driver will greet you and provide a private transfer to the Seville train station. In Seville, you’ll be greeted at the railway station in Santa Justa and helped onto the luxury Al Andalus train. On your way to Córdoba, you will enjoy a wonderful lunch featuring typical Andalusian specialties. When you arrive in Córdoba, you will be transferred to the Old Town for your guided tour of Córdoba. A gem in the Andalusian crown, Córdoba has a glorious Moorish past and exceptional monuments that stand as testimony. You’ll begin the tour at La Mezquita, one of the highlights of Andalusia. This UNESCO World Heritage Site was the biggest mosque in Europe and is considered to be one of the most spectacular buildings ever constructed. Originally built in the 8th century, La Mezquita was converted to a cathedral in 1523 by Christian rulers. However you can still see the basic structure of the Islamic architecture, especially the endless rows of awe-inspiring arches.
Continue your tour of Córdoba with a visit to the Judería, Córdoba’s medieval Jewish quarter. During the 10th century, Córdoba was Europe’s greatest city and a place where people of three religions (Jews, Christians and Muslims) lived together harmoniously. The medieval city had paved roads, illumination at night by oil lamps, piped-in running water, hundreds of mosques, many palaces and public baths. Soak up the history as you stroll through the narrow cobblestone streets and visit the enchanting hidden courtyards. After the tour, you’ll have leisure time to continue sightseeing on your own. Tonight you’ll have dinner at one of the local establishments in Córdoba and then spend the night in your luxurious room on the Al Andalus train.
Córdoba - Baeza - Úbeda - Granada
Visit the Alhambra Palace in Granada
Granada - Ronda - Cádiz
Cádiz - Jerez de la Frontera - Sanlúcar de Barrameda
Jerez de la Frontera - Seville - Madrid
Guided Walking Tour in Madrid
Tour Concludes with Departure from Madrid
- Ride a luxury Belle Epoque train, a truly unique and special experience
- Visit the UNESCO-listed Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens
- Soak up the Andalusian charm and culture in the vibrant city of Seville
- Visit a Sherry wine bodega in Jerez de la Frontera and sample the wines
- Exquisite culinary experiences from tapas to fine Spanish gastronomy
- Guided Art Walk in Madrid including a tour of the Prado Museum
Escape to a place that makes your ordinary life seem so far away. The charms of Madrid and Andalusia allow you to truly get away from it all. Experience the architectural wonders and fascinating traditions, and indulge in exquisite gastronomy. This special vacation includes unique experiences, guided visits to historic sites and local food tours.
You’ll travel in luxury aboard a Belle Epoque marvel called the Al Andalus, known as a “palace on wheels.” This remarkable train will also provide your accommodations during most of this tour. The train features spacious deluxe rooms, gorgeous interior decorations and exceptional attention to detail. You’ll also be treated to gourmet meals in the train’s exquisite dining room. Traveling on the Al Andalus takes you to the elegance of another era. Enjoy the culture, the art, the landscape, and the cuisine as you journey through Spain in style!
The tour begins in Seville, famous for its tradition, ambience and history. This is a city that has retained its authentic Spanish charm. You’ll travel through southern Spain’s Andalusia region to experience the country’s diverse cultural heritage. In Granada you’ll visit the magnificent Alhambra Palace, the fortress of Moorish Kings and in Jerez de la Frontera, you’ll taste Sherry wine at a prestigious bodega. Finally in Madrid, you’ll enjoy the city’s vibrant energy and nightlife.
$2,491 per person (excluding international flights)
Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.
- In-country transportation
- Some or all activities and tours
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Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.
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