Train Travel

Discover the south of Spain on the luxurious "Al Ándalus" hotel-train!


Malaga - Sevilla


7-day trip (both directions):
Málaga – Granada – Linares/Baeza –
Úbeda – Baeza – Córdoba – Ronda –
Jerez – Cádiz – Sevilla

Price: 5.600 EUR per person

Enjoy southern Spain on the "Al Andalus" hotel-train

Welcome to our new journey on the Al Ándalus hotel-train, inspired by the Orient Express and a jewel of the railway era. The Al Andalus train-hotel offers an exclusive luxury experience with a personalised service that combines the rich history and culture of Andalusia with the comfort and style of modern life. Calling it a "sleeper train" would be a collossal understatement, it is so much more than that!
You can enjoy a wide range of unique services, from elegant and comfortable suites and lounges to exquisite meals prepared by award-winning chefs, while travelling through breathtaking landscapes of mountains, beaches and historic World Heritage cities. See the Cathedral, Archivo de Indias and the Real Alcázar in Sevilla, the Alhambra in Grenada, the Mosque in Cordoba, the beautiful historic old towns of Ubeda and Baeza, and more...

Join us on this dream journey through Andalusia, discover its best-kept secrets and enjoy an experience you'll never forget - welcome aboard the Al Andalus hotel-train!

Departures 2024

* the dates can be fully booked from one day to the next, so please inquire availability
Malaga - Sevilla 07.04.2024 21.04.2024 05.05.2024 19.05.2024
  02.06.2024 23.06.2024 08.09.2024 22.09.2024
  06.10.2024 20.10.2024 03.11.2024  
Sevilla – Malaga 31.03.2024 14.04.2024 28.04.2024 12.05.2024
  26.05.2024 16.06.2024 01.09.2024 15.09.2024
  29.09.2024 13.10.2024 27.10.2024  

Al Andalus prices 2024

Category per person single occupancy supplement
Suite Gran Clase 5.600 € 3.900 €
Deluxe Suite 6.700 € 5.000 €
Train & Cabins

Malaga - Sevilla


The train

The "Al Ándalus Expreso" was launched in 1983, the Andalusian region was and still is its main route, passing through the heart of what was originally Arab Spain, Granada, Córdoba, Jerez, Ronda, Seville, and visiting several UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

The main model of this train was the mythical "Orient Express" with an interior in the style of the "Belle Epoque", a hallmark of elegance and comfort, but with the technological advances of today.

The "Al Ándalus Expreso" ran from 1985 to 2005 and was operated by the company Iberrail, which went bankrupt in 2005 and ceased train operations. The carriages were parked at San Pablo station in Seville and fell into disrepair over the years. As an anecdote, the train is sometimes used for documentaries or as part of a film set, such as during the shooting of the film "Knight and Day" starring Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz.

Unlike other luxury tourist trains such as the Orient Express, the Al Ándalus train is not just a luxurious train journey, but is complemented by a complete programme of guided tours and excursions in different languages, cultural and natural history activities, gastronomic tastings and free time to visit the destinations.

All carriages are equipped with air conditioning and heating. The current composition of the Al Ándalus train shows some changes compared to the original.
15 carriages: 1 kitchen carriage, 2 restaurant carriages, 1 bar carriage, 1 lounge and games carriage, 5 sleeping carriages, 1 staff carriage, 1 generator carriage and 1 locomotive.
The maximum capacity of the train is 64 passengers.

Sleeping car
The 5 sleeping carriages originate from the luxury carriages built in France in 1929. They were used by the British monarchy for their holiday trips from Calais to the Côte d'Azur. When they were acquired by RENFE in 1983, they were restored with greatest detail.

Lounge carriages
The Al Ándalus train has 4 lounge carriages, which are considered true railway gems. They are air-conditioned, interconnected salons that are open 24 hours a day and can be visited and used by all passengers. Due to its interior fittings, it is considered the best luxury train in the world in terms of space.

Giralda, Medina Azahara, Alhambra and Gibralfaro carriages
The Giralda bar carriage is an ideal place to have a drink and chat with other passengers. In the other lounge car, the Medina Azahara, you can relax and take in the marvellous scenery or enjoy various games. At the end of the day, these lounges are ideal for enjoying an evening programme (live performances, parties or simply listening to music). The other two lounges, Alhambra and Gibralfaro, are designed as restaurants where the daily breakfast is served à la carte or buffet style and where you can savour the rich gastronomy of the region and Spanish cuisine prepared by renowned chefs. On other occasions, depending on the programme, meals will be taken in selected first-class restaurants in the towns where the visits are planned.

Dress code
Comfortable clothing and footwear are recommended for the visits and excursions during the day. In the evening, especially at the gala dinner, more formal attire may be chosen, although no specific etiquette is prescribed at any time.

The rooms

The suites of the Al Ándalus train are very complete accommodations, as they are equipped with every possible amenity. The furnishings change from day to night. During the day it becomes a comfortable private living room with sofa, and at night the beds open up and become a bedroom. All rooms on the Ándalus train are air-conditioned and can be regulated independently.

Deluxe Suite
It is characterised by its elegance and spaciousness, consisting of a bedroom and a private bathroom. The double bed measures 200×150 cm, which converts into a sofa during the day and offers the possibility of adding a small bed. It is equipped with a wardrobe, a luggage rack, a safe and a minibar. The spacious ensuite bathroom is equipped with a shower, a hairdryer and a toiletries set with an exclusive fragrance and toiletry bag.

The Deluxe Suite in the Al Andalus train combines the elegance and glamour of the luxury trains of yesteryear with the amenities of today.

Grand Class Suite
A charming suite with a private bathroom and two single beds that convert into armchairs during the day. It has a wardrobe, a luggage rack, a minibar, a safe... The private bathroom is equipped with a shower, a hairdryer and toiletries with an exclusive fragrance and a toiletry bag.


Malaga - Sevilla


Day 1: Seville - Jerez
Welcoming of passengers in Seville, Hotel Alfonso XIII, at 10.00 a.m. and sightseeing tour of Seville, lunch, welcome toast on the train in the afternoon, introduction of the crew and accommodation. Dinner on board, overnight stay in Jerez.

Day 2: Jerez - Cádiz - Jerez
After the first breakfast on board, we take our coach to Cádiz. Lunch. We return to Jerez in the afternoon.

Day 3: Jerez - Ronda
After breakfast we visit a winery and enjoy the show "Cómo Bailan los Caballos Andaluces" (How the Andalusian horses dance). Dinner in a restaurant in Ronda and overnight stay in Ronda.

Day 4: Ronda - Córdoba
After breakfast we visit Ronda. Lunch on board while the train arrives in Córdoba.

Day 5: Córdoba - Ubeda - Baeza - Granada
After breakfast on board, we visit the Mosque-Cathedral and continue our sightseeing tour of Cordoba. Lunch on board to visit Ubeda and Baeza, both cities declared World Heritage Sites. In the evening, during dinner, we arrive in Granada. Overnight stay in Granada.

Day 6: Granada
After breakfast we visit the most visited monument in Spain, the Alhambra. Lunch. In the afternoon we continue with a tour of Granada. Dinner and overnight stay in Granada.

Day 7: Granada - Málaga
After the last breakfast on board, we say goodbye to the train and its staff and travel by coach to Málaga, where we visit the Alcazaba and have some free time before lunch.


Malaga - Sevilla


The price for the 7-day trip on the "Al Andalus" depends on the suite you book:

  • Deluxe Suite (double bed): 6.700 EUR per person, 11.700 EUR for single occupancy, all inclusive.
  • Gran Clase Suite (twin bed): 5.600 EUR per person, 9.500 EUR for single occupancy, all inclusive.

Deluxe Suite

  • Accommodation on board the Al Ándalus train in a deluxe suite (10 m2) with a 150 cm wide bed and full bathroom.
  • All non-alcoholic drinks are available in the suite's minibar.
  • Opening and closing of the bed in bed-night or sofa-day mode on request.
  • Crew service for packing and unpacking your luggage and tidying your clothes.
  • All services included in the Grand Class Suite category.

Grand Class Suite

  • Accommodation on board the Al Ándalus train in an 8 m2 Gran Clase suite: two single beds and full bathroom.
  • All lounges on the train are open 24 hours a day.
  • All breakfasts on board, lunch and dinner on board the train or in first-class restaurants (including wine and coffee).
  • Welcome drink and aperitif, gala dinner and closing party.
  • Toiletries and slippers, mineral water in the room.
  • Activities on board: live music and performances, pub evenings, dances, etc.
  • Excursions and guided tours, tickets for museums, monuments and performances.
  • Luxury coach accompanying the train throughout the journey to facilitate some transfers and excursions.
  • Taxes and services, CO2 compensation with armosfair.
  • Daily newspapers and magazines.
  • Security service that is also active during the night.
  • Multilingual guide throughout the trip.
  • An excellent team at your disposal (expedition leader, waiters, cooks and technical staff).
  • Free train transfers in Spain (AVE, ALVIA...etc.), before and after the trip from/to the nearest railway station to your place of origin.

Services not included:

  • Laundry service.
  • Bar service.

Dimensions of the Al Ándalus Suites:
Grand Class Room: 8 m2 - 1 bed of 0.80 width x 1.90 length + 1 bed of 0.70 width x 1.80 length.
Deluxe Suite: 10 m2 - double bed of 1.50 x 1.90
Triple room: extra bed 0.70 wide x 1.80 long extra bed 0.70 wide x 1.80 long extra bed 0.70 wide x 1.80 long extra bed "flush" with the floor

There is a first aid kit on board the train and the staff have basic training to help you. In the event of an emergency that requires more attention, you will receive all the necessary information at the health centres along the route.

Spanish nationals are entitled to medical care and medicines at the pharmacy in accordance with Spanish social security regulations. Those who belong to the European Union should find out about the agreements with each country (in general there is reciprocity), as well as the agreements with other countries. In any case, it is highly advisable for citizens of other nationalities with whom there are no agreements or treaties to take out health insurance.

Generally Spanish, English, French and German. If necessary, please ask for confirmation of languages other than English and Spanish.

Pets are not allowed, please enquire about guide dogs.

The trains have been remodelled and equipped with the latest technology, but as they are historic trains, their interiors are not suitable for wheelchairs or walking aids. People with reduced mobility can travel with a certain degree of independence, although it is always advisable that they are accompanied to assist them if necessary. Upon prior request, a wheelchair will be made available to the traveller. It is very important that the disabled traveller is accompanied by a person who can assist them on all journeys, as there is no staff on board or on the ground for this type of service.

Public Wi-Fi is available on all trains, the "Transcantábrico", "Costa Verde Express" and "Al Ándalus".

The cancellation fees are listed below:

- Cancellation more than 30 days before the departure date: 15% of the travel price.

- Cancellation between 30 and 15 days before the departure date: 25% of the travel price.

- Cancellation between 14 and 5 days before the departure date: 50% of the travel price.

- Cancellation between 4 and 1 day before the departure date: 80% of the travel price.

- Cancellation less than 24 hours before the departure date or no-show: 100% of the travel price.