Seville – Madrid
DEPARTURE DATES 2018
Rendezvous at Hotel Alfonso XIII in Seville at 10:30 am (*). Luggage will be transferred to the train while we visit the capital of Andalusia, boasting the most extensive historic city center in Spain, home to the Gothic Cathedral, its bell tower named Giralda, the Royal Alcazar and the General Archive of the Indies. After lunch we will enjoy a panoramic view of the city before boarding the Tren Al Andalus. Welcome cocktail aboard, presentation of the crew and accommodation in the suites. Dinner on board while travelling to Zafra where we will spend the night.
(*)Renfe reserves the right to change the trip meeting point, circumstance that will be duly informed to passengers or travel agency.
Just as every day, we begin the journey with a delicious buffet and a la carte breakfast. Then visit and enjoy free time in Zafra, historic town that preserves significant traces of its rich past. Trip aboard Tren Al Andalus heading for Mérida, the Roman Emerita Augusta, capital of Extremadura, where we will visit the National Museum of Roman Art, the Amphitheatre and the Roman Theatre. Dinner and overnight in Mérida.
Train trip to Cáceres, an impressive Roman-origin city with an almost intact historic city center listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Guided city tour followed by lunch and free time. Dinner on board and overnight in Cáceres.
We will travel to Monfragüe while having breakfast to enjoy a morning in nature, visiting this National Park, paradise for birds, home to over 200 species of vertebrates, and many more that winter or can be seen during migration to other latitudes. We can watch birds and receive explanations from our guides, equipped with powerful telescopes. In the afternoon, time to enjoy the train, where we will have activities or time to discover the city of Plasencia. Dinner and night in Monfragüe.
The Al Andalus train will take us to Torrijos, from where we will board our coach for Toledo, imperial and Visigoth capital listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Once we have lunch, there will be free time to get embraced into Toledo’s enchanted spell. Back at the train and while having dinner, we will go to Aranjuez, the Royal Site of the Spanish Crown since the 16th century. Overnight in Aranjuez.
After enjoying our last breakfast aboard, we will visit the town of Aranjuez, with its magnificent Royal Palace and extensive manicured gardens. Back on the train, and over lunch, the Al Andalus will take us to Madrid, where the trip ends.
* On the day the trip begins, the access to the suite is not guaranteed until 18:00 h, although other services are already underway. On the last day of the trip, the suite must be left before 12:00 h, although all other services continue until later.