Extremadura Route Special Departure Aboard the Al Andalus
Step aboard the luxurious Al Andalus, the Palace on Wheels of Spain, for an unforgettable journey filled with rich history and feel like royalty throughout. In this delightful journey you will visit the captivating cities of Seville, Huelva, Merida, Plasencia, Monfrague, Toledo, Aranjuez and Madrid. Learn all about the fascinating culture and history of these exciting cities as you explore Museums, tour Natural Parks and enjoy a boat ride along the way. As the train travels from one town to the next, just kick back, relax and having some exquisite meals prepared by our on board chefs. Spend free time as you wish in each city for a chance to shop, stroll or learn more about each destination. A wonderful and incomparable luxury tour!
Day 1: Welcome Aboard the Al Andalus
June 23, 2014 Arrive at Santa Justa Station around 4:00 PM for a reception welcoming guests on board the train in Seville. Take a trip around Seville before having a delicious dinner on board as you travel to your first destination: Huelva. The train will spend the night in Huelva.
Day 2: Tour of Huelva and Visit the Museum of Ham
June 24, 2014 Enjoy a buffet breakfast on board the train before free time in Huelva, where you will have a tour of the region’s main beaches. After, return to the train and travel to Merida. We will stop at the Sierra de Aracena and visit the Museo del Jamón [the Ham Museum]. Later, enjoy a tasting of local ham and other delicious locally produced products. After the tasting, return to the train and continue on to Merida, where we will have dinner in a local restaurant. The train will spend the night in Merida.
Day 3: Tour and Lunch in Plasencia
June 25, 2014 As you enjoy breakfast on board the train, arrive in Plasencia. We will take a trip around the city before having a lunch of local cuisine there. After lunch, there will be free time to further explore the city. Dinner will be served on board the train as we travel to Monfragüe. The train will spend the night in Monfragüe.
Day 4: Visit Monfragüe Natural Park
June 26, 2014 After breakfast, we will enjoy a morning surrounded by nature. Visit isit the Monfragüe Natural Park and have a boat tour of the area. After the tour, return to the train for lunch as we travel to Toledo. We will have a tour and free time in the city before dinner in a local restaurant. The train will spend the night in Toledo.
Day 5: Culinary Tasting and Visit to Aranjuez
June 27, 2014 After breakfast on board, we will enjoy a culinary tasting of local products such as oil, wine, marzipanwe and one of the world’s best-known cheeses: queso manchego. After lunch, travel to Aranjuez. We will have a tour and free time in Aranjuez. Dinner will be in Aranjuez and the train will spend the night here.
Day 6: End Your Journey in Madrid
June 28, 2014 As we enjoy breakfast, the train will arrive in Madrid. There will be a visit around the Palacio Real before a lunch of local cuisine in the city . Your journey will end at approximately 5:00 PM.