Al Ándalus Train | Europe

Introducing the Al Andalus Train, a luxurious train journey through Andalusia! Embark on a privileged voyage through the South of Spain aboard cars that once graced the English monarchy's travels through France in the 1920s, between Calais and the Côte d’Azur. Set against the backdrop of the romantic Belle Epoque era, today, this Andalusian train sets the standard for comfort, elegance, and spaciousness.

The Al Andalus luxury train embarks on "The Andalusian" journey, spanning 7 days and 6 nights, through the captivating cities of Seville, Cordoba, Granada, Ronda, and Cadiz in Southern Spain. As it traverses diverse landscapes, from the Sierra Nevada to the Atlantic Ocean, passengers are immersed in the rich cultural tapestry of Andalucia, shaped by the influences of Carthaginians, Romans, Byzantines, Moors, and Christian Spaniards. 

The train boasts four exquisite lounge cars dating back to 1928 and 1930, representing true railway gems. These communal spaces are meticulously designed to offer passengers leisure and relaxation while travelling in opulent luxury. All cars are equipped with air conditioning and are accessible 24 hours a day for passengers' convenience. The entire train is interconnected, allowing passengers to traverse its length effortlessly. 

Additionally, a luxury bus accompanies the train throughout the tour, facilitating travel for tours and excursions. Furthermore, a multilingual guide and a dedicated team including the Expedition Chief, Guide, Waiters, Cooks, and Technical Staff ensure a seamless and enriching experience throughout the journey. 

Life on board

The Al Ándalus Train offers two types of accommodation:

Grand-Class Room:

A cosy room with a private bathroom. It features two single beds that become comfortable armchairs during the day, as well as a minibar, safe, wardrobe, luggage closet, and adjustable air-conditioning. Its functional private bathroom makes good use of space, featuring a shower, hairdryer, and a varied set of welcome items and toiletries. There are 12 Grand-Class Rooms.

Deluxe Suite:

This spacious and elegant suite consists of a bedroom and private bathroom, providing optimal comfort and privacy. It features a large double bed, which converts into a cosy sofa during the day. The generously sized bathroom includes a shower, hairdryer, and a selection of complimentary toiletries. Modern amenities such as a safe, minibar, wardrobe, luggage closet, and adjustable air-conditioning complement the suite's historic charm. There are a total of 20 Deluxe Suites available.

Al Ándalus Train FAQs

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What is the dress code onboard the train?

The atmosphere on board is one of relaxed nature. During the day dress for relaxed comfort for onboard the train and when embarking on excursions. We suggest wearing durable shoes for excursions, and please be prepared for change of weather. In the evening, guests have the option to choose a more formal outfit.

Which drinks are available aboard the train?

Complimentary wine, beer, soft drinks, tea, and coffee are provided during mealtimes. Outside of mealtimes, the lounge cars offer guests various options to purchase soft drinks, juices, tea, coffee, and water. Additionally, a thoughtfully curated menu of alcoholic beverages is available for purchase, encompassing wines, beers, and spirits, ensuring passengers can enjoy a delightful and refreshing experience while traveling onboard.

Is there Wi-Fi onboard the train?

The Al Ándalus Train offers Wi-Fi access in its lounges, along with a computer available for passengers to use for browsing the Internet, checking emails, and more. (Please note that the connection is subject to operator coverage.)

Can special dietary preferences be requested?

Provided a detailed request has been made at time of booking – special dietary requirements, such as vegetarian and adhering to religious requirements, may be arranged.

Will I need to tip the train staff?

Gratuities for staff and guides are at the passenger’s discretion.

Is there air conditioning on board?

Onboard air-conditioning is provided, with individual control available for cabin air conditioning.

What is the luggage allowance for travelling guests onboard the train?

For ease while on board the train, it is recommended to utilise a travel bag or soft suitcase. Nevertheless, two large suitcases per room can be accommodated in the Suites, with staff onboard to help with loading the luggage.

Is it possible for individuals with mobility limitations to participate in the journey?

While the train has been renovated and features state-of-the-art technologies, it remains a historic and vintage train, lacking interior adaptations for wheelchair or walking frame access. Consequently, these trains are not considered accessible. However, individuals with reduced mobility who rely solely on wheelchair support outside the train can embark on the journey, provided they are accompanied by a companion to help.

Is smoking permitted onboard?

In Spain, smoking is not allowed in enclosed public spaces, including public transport or collective transport vehicles. Consequently, in compliance with existing regulations, travellers are prohibited from smoking while on board. It's important to note that train journeys typically do not exceed 3-4 hours.

Will I need travel insurance?

As with all holidays and trips abroad, we strongly recommend that you have travel insurance. Please consult with our agents at time of booking and we can assist you with this.

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