Andalucia by Train

Andalucia by Train

Day 1 Sevilla

Arrival in Sevilla where you are met at the airport / train station and transferred to your hotel for check in. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Sevilla, capital of 'Andalucia', is an energetic city with charming, tiny cobbled streets and beautiful, colourfully tiled patios. Overnight Sevilla.

Day 2 Sevilla

Breakfast. A full day to explore this exciting city.  You can visit the Giralda and the Cathedral, the Reales Alcazares, Casa de Pilatos, La Maestranza (Bull Ring), the fabulous Plaza de España and the Maria Luisa Park.   Tonight, enjoy a Santa cruz walk and Flamenco experience.  1hr guided walk through the old Santa Cruz quarter, which was once a Jewish ghetto. Your guide will then take you to a flamenco tablao where you will part ways and head in to enjoy a flamenco performance at your leisure. Overnight.

Day 3 Sevilla

Breakfast.   A free day to further explore or perhaps take the train to visit Cordoba for the day (50mins each way). In Cordoba you can visit the city’s great Mosque and well preserved Jewish quarter.  Overnight.

Day 4 Sevilla - Granada

Breakfast. Farewell the city as you take the regional train to Granada, a journey of approximately 3hrs. Arrival in Granada and make your 
way to your hotel for check in. Spend the rest of the
 day at leisure. Granada is Spain's great Moorish city 
and is lively and vibrant.    A walk through the Arab 
quarter the 'Albaizin' is well worthwhile. 
Overnight Granada.

Breakfast. Farewell the city as you take the regional train to Granada, a journey of approximately 3hrs. Arrival in Granada and make your way to your hotel for check in. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Granada is Spain's great Moorish city and is lively and vibrant. A walk through the Arab quarter the 'Albaizin' is well worthwhile. Overnight Granada.

Day 5 Granada

Breakfast.   This morning enjoy a tour of the fabulous Palace of the Alhambra and the Gardens of the Generalife from where the last Caliph Boabdil defended the diminishing Moorish lands of 'Al-Andalus'. The Nasrid dynasty brought the Alhambra to its height and saw the completion of the palace in the 14th century.  Free afternoon at leisure.  Overnight.

Day 6 Granada - Ronda

Breakfast.  Take the regional train to Ronda today, Queen of the white towns of Andalucia.  Here you can stay at the wonderful local Parador and enjoy yourselves soaking up the local scenery and the regional cuisine.  Overnight.

Day 7 Ronda

Breakfast.  A day to explore the whitewashed streets of Ronda. Ronda is proud owner of the oldest bullring in Spain and was the sight of the last battle between the Moorish and Christian armies.  Overnight.

Day 8 Ronda - Malaga

Breakfast.  A short regional train will take you to Malaga today.  Arrival and head to your hotel. Once considered the poor cousin of Andalusia’s capital city Sevilla, Malaga now competes successfully for attention, thanks to its profusion of quirky museums, delightful pedestrianised centre, innovative restaurants and stylish hotels and boutiques.  Overnight.

Day 9 Malaga

Breakfast. A day to explore this wonderful city including the Casa Natal de Picasso where the painter spent his early years which is now the headquarters of the Picasso Foundation.   On the hill directly behind the Alcazaba are the ruins of the Castillo de Gibralfaro, a 14th century Moorish castle.  You have tickets today to visit the Museo Picasso Malaga at your leisure. Overnight.

Day 10 Malaga

Breakfast and end of services.