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Al Andalus

Al Andalus Luxury train: Seville, Lisbon and Porto

6-day tailor-made rail journey from £3,175 pp incl. flights

Summary

Short description

Enjoy luxury fit for the region’s Moorish sultans as you explore Andalucia and Portugal aboard the opulent Al Andalus train

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In Brief

  • 1 Night Seville
  • 3 Nights Al Andalus Luxury Train
  • 1 Night Porto

About

Recommended for:
Food & wine | History & culture | Rail journey

The former Roman province of Lusitania (which lends its name to this journey on the Al Andalus luxury train) stretched from Western Spain and through Portugal south of the Douro River. On a weeklong journey from Seville, you’ll take in the near-ancient wonders of Al Andalus – Islamic Spain, and cross the modern-day border to spend time in Portugal's leading cities Lisbon and Porto enjoying indulgent dining, cocktail evenings, you'll explore each destination with everything from guided tours to wine tastings.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
UK/Seville

Begin your trip with complimentary airport lounge access before flying into Seville, Andalucia’s fascinating capital. Whether it’s Moorish defences, Roman ruins or Christianity’s exuberance, it seems as if all the world has left its mark on this thousand-year-old city. Its Gothic cathedral proudly exhibits an Islamic minaret as a bell tower and the Alcázar is a great Moorish castle that cloaks a beautiful royal residence. 

Stay: Hotel Alfonso XIII, Seville (Deluxe)

Day 2
Seville/Merida

After breakfast meet your travelling companions in the lobby of the Hotel Alfonso XIII. Later you will tour the capital of Andalusia, which has the most beautiful monumental sites, formed by The Cathedral, The Royal Alcazar and The Archive of the Indies all declared World Heritage sites. After lunch enjoy a panoramic view of the city and tour the famous Plaza de España, before boarding the Al Andalus Train.

The luxurious Al Andalus first built for members of the British monarchy to travel between Calais and the French Riviera, cabins recall all the grandeur of the Belle Époque, featuring plush fabric sofas, gilded wood panelling and even hydromassage showers. The lounge carriages are equally regal, host to dances, cocktail evenings and live performances along with gourmet dining and show cooking.

Enjoy a welcome drink on the train and a crew presentation before being taken to your room. Dinner on board, as you head to Mérida, where you will spend the night.


Stay: Al Andalus Luxury Train (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Day 3
Merida/Lisbon

Start the morning, as every day, enjoying a delicious á la carte breakfast and buffet. Then you will visit Mérida, the ancient "Emerita Augusta" with one of the most important and largest archaeological sites in Spain. Declared a World Heritage Site. Lunch in a typical Extremaduran restaurant before returning to the train in the afternoon to start the journey to Portugal. Dinner on board


Stay: Al Andalus Luxury Train (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Day 4
Lisbon/Porto

After breakfast, visit the Monastery of Los Jerónimos, a World Heritage Site, the Belém Tower and the Monument to the Discoverers. Enjoy a panoramic tour of the city and have lunch in a typical restaurant. The afternoon will be dedicated to the city centre and its neighbourhoods, where we will have some free time. Dinner on board as the train starts its journey to Porto. Night in Porto.


Stay: Al Andalus Luxury Train (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Day 5
Porto

After breakfast, say goodbye to the crew and the train and go to visit Bairro Alto with its Cathedral. Then take a boat ride through the Ribera del Duero, a World Cultural Heritage site, to end up in a wine cellar on the banks of the river. Sample typical Portuguese food in a restaurant in Porto. After lunch around 1700 say goodbye to the group and head to your hotel.


Stay: Infante Sagres Hotel, Porto (Deluxe)

Meals: B L

Day 6
Porto/UK

A final day to explore the sights of Porto before a private transfer will take you to the airport for your flight home


Meals: B

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Pricing

Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

Accommodation rating: Deluxe

6-day tailor-made rail journey from £3,175 pp incl. flights

Grand Class Room

Al Andalus (Lusitania Route) departs on the following dates (pre & post accommodation will be required and is included below)

11 Aug 2021 :  Seville-Lisbon-Porto

25 Aug 2021 : Porto-Lisbon-Seville

Includes:

  • Complimentary UK airport departure lounge access
  • Return flights from London to Seville
  • Return airport transfers
  • 1 night accommodation in Seville on a BB basis
  • Accommodation onboard in Grand Class Room
  • A la carte and buffet breakfasts every day
  • All dinners and lunches, with the finest cuisine aboard the train or in top restaurants (including wine, water, soft drinks and coffee)
  • Welcome drink and snack
  • Air conditioning in cabins, and general carriages
  • Farewell gala dinner
  • Travelling toiletries bag courtesy of Renfe Viajeros
  • On-board entertainment
  • Tickets to museums, attractions and shows
  • Excursions and scheduled tours
  • Luxury coach accompanying the train along the trip
  • Multilingual guide throughout the tour


Terms & Conditions

Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.

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