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Highlights of Andalucia

Explore the unique Moorish culture of Andalucia, overlaid with Catholic Spain as exemplified by the Mezquita in Cordoba. No train holiday to Spain would be complete without visiting the Alhambra set high above Granada and the Plaza d’Espana in Seville, both included in our 8 day highlights of Andalucia.

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Description

Winters in Andalucia are very mild, making it an ideal time for sightseeing. Our train holidays to Spain are very popular, with the 8 day Highlights of Andalucia now including free entry to the Alhambra Palace and Gardens. Said to be Paradise on Earth now available to you at no extra charge for holidays departing between November 1st and finishing on February 28th.

Want something different to what is shown here? We can bespoke and tailor make any of our holidays to fit your personal wishes. Just call our team for help in creating the perfect holiday.

Price

Cost are per person based on 2 travelling in 2 bedded accommodation on trains and hotels. Prices subject to availability and are based on 3 seasons below.

Prices are per person based on the season you travel in and start from.

  2nd Class
3* Hotel
2nd Class
4* Hotel
1st Class
3* Hotel
1st Class
4* Hotel
LOW SEASON Jan, Feb, Nov, Dec £935 £1045 £1350 £1460
MID SEASON  Mar, Apr, Jul, Aug £1075 £1240 £1495 £1670
HIGH SEASON  May, Jun, Sep, Oct £1350 £1560 £1670 £2030

Please note public holidays and trade fairs may affect these prices. Prices are based on the current exchange rate. We reserve the right to increase these if the rate changes by 10% or more. Bookings subject to terms and conditions.

 

Itinerary

  • Day 1-2 Travel by morning Eurostar high speed train London to Paris, change to the comfortable Double Decker TGV passing scenic Rhone valley villages to Barcelona evening arrival. A café bar is available on both trains offering drinks and light refreshments. Stay overnight at the friendly 3*  Abbot hotel opposite Barcelona station.
  • Day 2 High speed morning AVE service for the 5 1/2 journey to Seville. Stay 3 nights at the 4*  hotel Casas de la Juderia a series of restored Andalucian courtyard connected by underground passages or 3* hotel Derby both in the heart of the city. The new train station in Seville is a short taxi ride from the old city centre.
  • Day 2-4 Stay in Seville, said by legend, to be founded by Hercules, crammed with magnificent churches, convents, monuments and Moorish palaces. Although compact enough to discover on foot, you could take a horse drawn carriage route along traffic free streets. Later try one of the many Tapas bars and experience the buzzing nightlife.
  • Day 5-6 Take the short train ride to Cordoba (about 1 hour). Stay for two nights in Cordoba at the 4* Conquistador or 3*  Tryp Los Gallos ; visit the “Mesquita or Great Mosque with more than 850 coloured jasper and marble pillars, the cool interior, which is lit by occasional shafts of sunlight, is breathtaking. In 11th Century Cordoba was one of the most important cities in Europe. People of different cultures and religions lived harmoniously together.
  • Day 7-8 Travel two and a half hours by train to Granada across the verdant countryside of Andalusia for a two night stay at 4*  Alixares by Alhambra entrance or 3*  Dauro II. One of the highlights of your trip must be a visit to the Alhambra Palace a jewel of architecture. The Palace was built in the 14th Century and includes palaces, gardens and fountains all gathered under the Sierra Nevada and overlooking the fertile plains of Granada. So many words have been written but none can adequately describe the magnificence of this grand site.
  • Day 9 With your train holiday to Spain nearing an end, take the day train to beautiful Barcelona for a short overnight stay at the nearby Abbot hotel.
  • Day 10  Take the high speed TGV to Paris, onwards by Eurostar arriving back in London by 8pm.

Availability

Daily throughout the year, extra nights possible at Paris, Barcelona, Granada, Cordoba and Seville. Before or after your train holiday to Spain special rates are available at the 4* St Pancras Pullman, near St Pancras Station, London.  All holidays are tailor made to your requirements, please check with us for alternative hotels, en route stopovers, adding additional nights, even extending your Highlights of Andalucia Tour to other cities, flexibility is the key!

Included

  • 2nd class rail travel including seat reservations on all day trains.
  • 1st class rail travel including seat reservations, train supplements and a meal on Eurostar London – Paris – London.
  • 7 overnight stays in 3 or 4 star hotels including breakfast based on twin room occupancy.
  • Metro tickets for crossing between Paris stations or private car transfers on request