Brand New Itinerary: Lusitanian Route 2021 connecting Seville, Lisbon, and Porto for the first time onboard Al Andalus Luxury Train in an extraordinary and marvelous journey of 4 Days and 3 Nights.
Reception at 10:00 am at the Hotel Alfonso XIII in Seville. Later we will visit the capital of Andalusia, containing the most beautiful monumental conjunction, which includes the Cathedral, El Real Alcázar and The Archive of Indies, all declared a World Heritage Site.
After lunch, we will enjoy a panoramic sightseeing of the city and a tour to the famous Plaza de España, before boarding the Tren Al Ándalus. Welcome toast onboard the train, crew presentation and accommodation.
Dinner on board, as we head for Merida, where we will spend the night.
We will start the morning, as every day, enjoying our delicious “à la carte” breakfast and buffet. Afterwards we will visit Merida, the ancient "Emerita Augusta" with one of the most important and extensive archaeological sites in Spain. Declared a World Heritage Site.
Lunch in a typical Extremeño Restaurant. In the afternoon we will get back to the train to start our way to Portugal.
Dinner on board and overnight in Lisbon.
After breakfast, we will visit the Monastery of Los Jerónimos, a World Heritage Site, the Tower of Belem and the Monument to the Discoverers, then we will have a panoramic tour of the city and have our lunch in a Typical Restaurant.
In the afternoon we will focus our activity on the city center and its neighborhoods, spending some free time. Dinner on board while we start our trip to Porto.
Overnight in Porto.
After breakfast, we will say farewell to the crew and the train and go visit the upper neighborhood with its Cathedral. Then we will take a boat ride along the Douro River, also World Heritage. We will end in a wine cellar on the river banks. Typical Portuguese food in a Porto restaurant.
After lunch, we will say goodbye to the group around 5:00 pm
Your tour price includes:
Special Deluxe Suite Options:
Your tour price does NOT include:
Triple occupancy fare is only available on the Suite Superior Category.
Terms and Conditions
40% of total tour cost due at the time of booking
60% or balance no later than 35 days prior to tour departure date
Up to 30 days before departure: refund less 15% of total cost.
Between 30 and 15 days: refund less 25% of the total.
Between 14 and 5 days: refund less 50% of the total.
Between 4 and 1 day(s): refund less 80% of the total.
Less than 24 hours or failure to turn up: No refund, 100% of the total is payable.
An additional 15% Administrative fee will be charged from Palace Tours against refunds. All cancellation fees and administrative fees is applicable for FULL Tour price before coupons.
Cancellations should be intimated by FAX to the corporate office in Miami FL.
The above times are based on local time of the destination where the tour is provided. In order to provide enough time for processing cancellation, guests need to add 3 business days to the above timeframes.
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Facilities on board Al AndalusOnboard the Al Andalus you will be able to enjoy four lounge cars that were built during 1928 - 1930. In these carriages that are outfitted with luxurious decor and modern amenities you will be able to dine on wonderful meals created by the chef and his team and rest and relax in your leisure time. In the evenings you can enjoy the lovely scenery passing by and enjoy the music performances that are frequently held in the Piano Car. Wi-Fi is only available in the Al Andalus lounge car.
Accommodations onboard Al Andalus The Al Andalus has two cabin types: Standard Suites and Superior Suites. While traveling on the Al Andalus, you will discover that the suites in which you will be staying were initially built for the British Royal family. Experience charming Belle Epoque décor that subtly mixes with modern comforts, ensuring that you have a wonderful journey.
Details of Standard SuitesWithin each Standard Suite you will find comfortable sofas that convert into twin beds during the night. The cabin staff will ensure that you get all the assistance you need to make this change in the evening. There is also an en-suite bathroom in each suite with a hairdryer and toiletries for your use. Please also note that the Standard Suites are located after the Superior Suites in the train and are therefore farther from the Lounge Cars and disembarking points.Twelve Standard Suites are available and each measures 8 square meters / 86 square feet):
Details of Superior SuitesDecorated with beautiful wood panels, the Superior Suites have a large sofa which is converted into a lovely double bed during the night. In this suite you get enough space to sleep in the night and rest and relax during the day as you watch the scenery pass by through the wide windows. There is also an en-suite bathroom that is spacious and comes with a steam sauna and shower. In the bathroom there is a range of exclusive toiletries for you to use along with a hairdryer. Please note that the Superior Suites are situated closer to the front of the train, near the Lounge Cars and disembarking points.Twenty Superior Suites are present and each measures (9.9 square meters / 107 square feet):
Please ensure that your passport has at least three blank pages and that it is valid for at least six months beyond your departure date from Spain. Please check with your local embassy regarding visa requirements.
• Accommodation in Standard Suite compartment on the train.
• The best food in dinners and lunches at top restaurants or on the train (including wine, coffee and spirits).
• Breakfast buffet and menu.
• Music and entertainment in the Pub coach.
• Programmed excursions with entrance to museums, cathedrals, cloisters, etc.
• Luxury coach accompanying the train all the way.
• Daily newspapers and magazines.
• Permanent security service.
• Multilingual guide throughout the tour.
• An excellent team at your disposal.
Everything included in the Standard Suite plus:
• Accommodation in Superior Suite on the train.
• Option of enjoying two private dinners/lunches in your compartment.
• All non-alcoholic beverages requested at any time throughout the trip.
The dress code is casual, although you may dress up for dinner if you would like. We suggest packing comfortable walking shoes and layers of clothing, since the temperatures do fluctuate from day to night.
Here is a sample menu: Appetizer: "Remojon Granadino" Salad served with cinnamon vinaigrette Main Course: Pork sirloin grilled in mozarabic sauce with crispy aubergine fingers Dessert: Sacromonte cake This is a plated dinner menu provided by the San Nicolas restaurant, which overlooks the Alhambra. If you have special dietary needs, please notify our Travel Agent when making booking arrangements.
The Al Andalus train does have wifi in the lounge of the train, although the signal is not strong and may not reach outside of the lounge car. (The signal is also best when the train is stationed.) You may use the computer in the lounge provided for guests' convenience, or you may connect to the train's wifi using your personal laptop, tablet or device.
A Standard Suite is 6.72m2.
A Superior Suite is 8.4m2.
The size of the bed is dependent on the type of suite you reserve.
Standard Suite with 2 beds will contain (1) bed that is 0.80 x 1.9 m and (1) bed that is 0.70 x 1.8 m
Superior Suite has one double/matrimonial bed that is 1.5 x 1.9 m If your suite has one extra bed, it is 0.70 x 1.8 m
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