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Andalucian Explorer

(Tour code: ASG17)Enjoy a feast of cultural Spanish delights by train

Showcasing the rich cultural heritage of Andalucía, this tour takes us from Spain's bustling, fashionable capital city, through the iconic Moorish citadel of Granada's Alhambra, to the elegant city of Seville, via the whitewashed passages of Cordoba's Old Town.

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Tour Highlights
  • Biarritz
  • Sightseeing tour of Madrid
  • Jerez
  • Tours of Seville and Barcelona
  • Andalucian Horse Show
  • Visit to a Sherry winery
  • Sightseeing tour of Cordoba
  • Sightseeing tour of Granada
  • The Alhambra
What’s Included (Full details)
  • 1st & Standard Class Rail
    Eurostar Standard Premier
    Eurostar Meals
  • 4* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Selected Evening Meals
    4 Lunches
  • Optional Bag Concierge

Itinerary & Map

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Departure Times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with our dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We write to all booked customers approximately 10 weeks prior to the start of their tour to advise the exact departure and return time for their particular group.

Eurostar
Days 1-2

London to Madrid

We meet at our dedicated Departure Office at St Pancras and take the Eurostar and travel to Paris. We continue to beautiful Biarritz, for an overnight stay. On Day 2 we continue to Madrid.

Includes:
  • Day 1 - Eurostar Meal, Dinner
  • Day 2 - Breakfast
Madrid Plaza
Days 3-4

Sightseeing in Madrid and Seville

Today we enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city, admiring the many architectural styles, and attractive green spaces. Following the tour we have lunch in a local restaurant. On Day 4, we depart of Seville, where we enjoy a guided tour in the afternoon.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Lunch
  • Day 3 - Breakfast, Lunch
  • Sightseeing tour of Madrid
  • Day 4 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Guided Tour of Seville
Jerez
Days 5-8

Jerez and Granada

This morning we travel by coach to Jerez. Here we enjoy a wonderful Andalucían horse show, followed by lunch at a 'Venta Andaluza' restaurant, and a visit to a famous Sherry winery where we enjoy a tasting before our return to Seville. On Day 6 we travel by Standard Class rail to Granada. On Day 7 we visit the spectacular Alhambra, and on Day 8 we explore the Albayzin area on a guided tour.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Lunch
  • Jerez
  • Andalucian horse show
  • Sherry winery visit
  • Alhambra
Corboda
Days 9-10

Cordoba

Our journey today takes us to Cordoba, which we explore on a guided tour on Day 10.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Lunch
  • Day 9 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 10 - Breakfast, Lunch
  • Tour of Cordoba
Barcelona
Day 11

Barcelona

This morning we join the high-speed AVE service direct to Barcelona. Upon arrival you are free to explore this exciting city at your own pace. We stay at the Catalonia Diagonal Centro, our base for two nights.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Barcelona
Day 12

A sightseeing tour of Barcelona

This morning we take a sightseeing tour of Barcelona, including a visit to the beautiful Old Town, the Barri Gotic, and the tree-lined boulevard of Las Ramblas. The rest of your day is free to enjoy the city. The inimitable Gaudí architecture and medieval churches offer contrasts on every corner, with countless street performers, cafés and shops in between.

Includes:
  • Breakfast
  • Tour of Barcelona
Eurostar
Day 13

To Paris and London

We depart Barcelona after breakfast this morning, travelling by high-speed TGV to Paris. After crossing the French captial by coach, we join the Eurostar, continuing on to London St Pancras International, where our tour comes to an end.

Includes:
  • Breakfast
  • Eurostar Meal

Please note

Please note that while every departure of this tour will feature the same excursions, the order may differ from that shown above.

Easter Week & Feria de Abril
Our March 25 departure coincides with Easter Week celebrations throughout Andalucia, and our April 15 departure coincides with the 'Feria de Abril' in Seville. During these special periods, the cities we visit are alive with celebration and traditions which span centuries.

Easter Celebrations
Special Event

Easter Celebrations

Semana Santa, or 'Holy Week' in Spain is a collection of festivals that centre around pilgrims taking part in penance processions through all the major cities of Spain. Celebrated in the last week of Lent, immediately preceding Easter itself, this festival of Catholic piety is particularly popular in Seville, featuring 'pasos' - life-like sculptures of Biblical scenes from the Crucifixion, or of the Virgin Mary.

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