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Spain by Rail

9 days

A private journey for departure any day

Our Distinctive A+R Style

  • Tailor your holiday with your choice of first class or deluxe hotels including breakfast… All have been handpicked for their terrific city-center locations and fine service; some are even set in historic landmarks that capture the heritage of these cities.
  • Pursue your own passions with our curated selection of included sightseeing tours in each city – each with your own personal guide.
  • We include high-speed, first-class rail travel throughout: it’s the best way to experience the beauty of the Andalusian countryside in total comfort, safety and style!
  • Chauffeured airport and rail station transfers are always included for your convenience!
  • With our signature flexibility, we can arrange additional privately-guided sightseeing tours, add extra nights in any city, or extend your journey to other destinations throughout Spain!

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On arrival at the airport, you’ll be warmly greeted and chauffeured to your choice of first class or deluxe hotel. The balance of this day is free to relax, enjoy and explore as you wish.

Spain’s capital is a modern cosmopolitan city offering much to see and do: historic landmarks, great art, and a vibrant cultural life. Today you’ll have the opportunity to pursue your own personal interests and to tailor your stay in this captivating city. Just choose one of these included tours and delight in the intimacy and thoughtful engagement of touring with your own personal guide! Meals B
 
Half-Day Walking Tour of Madrid de los Austrias and Royal Palace: Built during the reign of the Habsburg Dynasty that ruled much of modern-day Europe from their capital in Vienna, El Madrid de los Austrias is the name used for the capital’s historic city center. With insight and information from your engaging guide, you’ll explore its charming squares and cobblestone streets, including the handsome Plaza de la Villa and impressive Plaza Mayor. Then visit the Royal Palace, official residence for the King of Spain until 1931. Filled with great works of art by Velázquez, Goya, El Greco and other master painters, this 18th century landmark is now used mainly for official state functions. Tour Duration: 4 Hours
 
Half-Day Tour of Madrid’s Museums: Join your expert private guide to explore two of Europe’s greatest art museums, starting with the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. Formerly in private hands, its vast collection is a journey through the history of art—from medieval Italian painters of the 14th century and the 17th-century Dutch School to French impressionism and important 20th-century avant-garde works by Kandinsky, Dali, Lichtenstein and others. Then continue to the world-famous Prado Museum, one of the first public art galleries in the world. Among its enormous collection are important masterpieces by Velázquez, Goya, Bosch, Rubens, Titian, and other giants of European art.  Tour Duration: 4 Hours
 
Tapas Walking Tour: With tapas restaurants now found in cities across America, many travelers are familiar with this wonderful Spanish tradition. But here in Madrid, tapas is more than just small-plate dining; it’s a cultural tradition that is as much about the people and the conversation as it is about the food. Choosing lunch or dinner time, you’ll join our engaging foodie guide to stroll along the charming streets of Madrid’s historic city center, stopping along the way in some of your guide’s favorite haunts to savor a variety of traditional tapas dishes paired with fine Spanish wine.  Tour Duration: 3 Hours
 
Dinner to the Sound of Flamenco: With Andalusian roots in southern Spain, authentic flamenco is a complex art form incorporating poetry, singing, guitar playing, polyrhythmic hand-clapping and, of course, dancing. Known as Tablao Flamenco, there are many places in Madrid where you can enjoy a flamenco show. This evening, we’ll take you to the best Tablao Flamenco in the city, recipient of numerous accolades including the prestigious City of Madrid Award. Enjoy fine Spanish cuisine and an unforgettable evening of Flamenco.

You can also purchase any of these tours in advance for additional sightseeing to enhance your time in Madrid. CLICK HERE for a complete list of our Privately Guided Sightseeing Tours.

Carefully selected for their prime locations, our first class and deluxe hotels in Madrid offer the perfect base for exploring the city on your own. If you prefer additional privately guided touring, we offer a wide variety of sightseeing tours to complement your stay here in the capital. CLICK HERE for a complete list of our privately guided excursions in and around Madrid.  Meals B

After breakfast, you’ll be chauffeured to the rail station to continue your journey. Sit back in first-class comfort and enjoy the scenery en route to Granada. On arrival, you’ll be met and escorted by private vehicle to your choice of first class or deluxe hotel. The rest of this day is yours to enjoy as you wish.  Meals B
 

Situated at the foot of the mighty Sierra Nevada mountain range, Granada is one of the most interesting Andalusian cities, with a rich cultural heritage that reflects its distinctive Moorish influence. Today you can pursue your own personal interests and tailor your exploration of this fascinating city. Just choose one of these included excursions and delight in the attentive, thoughtful engagement of touring with your own private guide.  Meals B
 
Half-Day Tour of the Alhambra: Founded as a simple walled citadel, the Alhambra c developed into a sprawling fortified palace complex; by the late 13th century, it was the seat of power for the Nasrid emirs, the last Muslim dynasty in the Iberian Peninsula that ruled the Emirate of Granada through the 1400’s. From the opulent Nasrid Palaces to the enchanting Generalife Gardens, this is one of Spain’s greatest sites and an enduring symbol of the country’s Moorish legacy. Enhanced by your guide’s extensive knowledge, this private tour is a journey through some of Spain’s most fascinating historical chapters.  Tour Duration: 3.5 Hours
 
Tour of the Albaicín and Tapas: Predating the Alhambra by a couple centuries, the Albaicín c is Granada’s oldest district where buildings of the Nasrid Dynasty and later constructions of the Christian tradition coexist harmoniously. Accompanied by your engaging personal guide, you’ll begin your exploration with a magnificent twilight view of the Alhambra and its dramatic mountain backdrop. Then continue along the charming, winding cobblestone streets of the Albaicín as your guide shares history and insight. Along the way, you’ll stop by a couple of their favorite local bars to enjoy tapas and a glass of fine Spanish wine.  Tour Duration: 2.5 Hours
 

Your private car and driver will take you to the train station for your included first-class rail journey to Seville. On arrival, you’ll be warmly greeted and chauffeured to your choice of first class or deluxe hotel. The rest of the day is free to enjoy as you wish.  Meals B

With important monuments that reflect centuries of Moorish influence as well as Spain’s ascendancy as an ecclesiastical and maritime power, Seville is home to three distinct UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Today, you have the opportunity to customize your sightseeing to your personal interests and style: Just choose one of these included, privately guided excursions.  Meals B
 
Half-Day Tour of Monumental Seville – Cathedral + Alcazar: Founded in 1403 on the site of a former mosque, Seville’s magnificent Cathedral c reflects both Gothic and Renaissance styles, encompassing 700 years of history and architecture. With its five naves, it is heralded as the largest Gothic building in all of Europe. In addition to your guided visit of the Cathedral, you’ll also tour the ornately decorated Alcazar Palace c and its stunning Andalusian gardens. Dating back to the 10th century, this is  one of the oldest royal residences in Europe; it is a masterpiece of Mudéjar architecture—a style that reflects a unique blend of Moorish and Christian influences.  Tour Duration: 3.5 Hours
 
Guided Visit to Hospital de la Caridad and Archivo de Indias: History enthusiasts will love this privately guided tour, featuring two of Seville’s most historic treasures. First up is the Archivo General de Indias c, situated in a 16th-century landmark building that once housed the Consulate of the Merchants of Seville. Established as an archive in 1785, it is home to the world’s greatest collection of documents related to the history of the earliest European explorers in the New World and the Spanish Empire in the Americas. Next, you’ll visit the Hospital de la Caridad. Founded in the 17th century by a wealthy nobleman as a charitable institution to care for the poor and sick, it’s famed for its Baroque architecture and impressive art collection.  Tour Duration: 3.5 Hours
 
E-Bike Introduction to Seville: Joined by your private guide, enjoy a pleasant walk from your hotel to the Cathedral, where you’ll pick up your e-bike and safety helmet. From here, you’ll enjoy a guided biking tour through Seville encompassing some of the city’s most important historic sites and beautiful landmarks. See the Giralda Bell Tower, originally built in the 12th century as the minaret for the Great Mosque of Seville, and take in breathtaking views of the Alcazar c. See the lovely Park of Maria Luisa and continue through the Plaza de España to the Guadalquivir River.  Tour Duration: 2 Hours

You can also purchase any of these tours in advance for additional sightseeing to enhance your time in Seville. CLICK HERE for a complete list of our Privately Guided Sightseeing Tours.
 

This entire day is yours to relax, shop, or discover more of Seville at your own pace. If you prefer guided sightseeing, we offer a variety of optional excursions in and around Seville that you can book to enhance your stay. CLICK HERE to see our complete list of privately guided tours, cultural activities and exciting excursions.  Meals B
 

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Depart Seville

After breakfast, you’ll be chauffeured to the airport or rail station for your onward journey. Meals B

Extend Your Trip

Travel On to Lisbon + Porto

7 Days From $4,099

Complement your travels in Spain with our perfectly planned 7-day tour to Lisbon and Porto. Complete with chauffeured transportation from Seville, we include our signature privately-guided services and uniquely flexible sightseeing so you can tailor this itinerary to your own personal interests and style.

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From Seville to Lisbon, Via Evora

Departing Seville, Spain in your privately chauffeured vehicle, you can sit back and enjoy the journey as your travel north and west toward the Portuguese border. Stop in the UNESCO World Heritage town of Évora c for a 3-hour walking tour. With roots dating back to Roman times, this veritable living museum is home to a number of important landmarks including the historic St. Francis Church, the ancient Roman temple and the spectacular Evora Cathedral. Completed in 1250, this is the largest cathedral in Portugal, and it showcases the transition from Romanesque to Gothic architecture, with later additions during the Renaissance and Baroque eras. After sightseeing, continue onward to Lisbon and check in to your choice of first class or deluxe hotel.

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Choose Your Sightseeing in Lisbon

Nestled along the banks of the Tagus River, Lisbon offers a rich tapestry of history, tradition, culture and modernity. Customize your exploration of the capital to your own personal interests and style with one of these included, privately-guided excursions.  Meals B
 
Half-Day Tour of Lisbon with Driver + Guide: Combining a guided panoramic drive with a narrated walk in the medieval Alfama district, this tour showcases important landmarks including Edward VII Park, Rossio Square and the 12th-century Cathedral. Then continue to the Belém district west of downtown to see the imposing Belém Tower c, constructed in the 16th century. Behold the Monument to the Discoveries, commemorating the 500th Anniversary of the death of Henry the Navigator, and tour Jerónimos Monastery c, a 16th-century architectural masterpiece in the lavish Manueline Gothic style.  Tour Duration: 4 Hours
 
Portuguese Cooking Class: Portuguese cuisine is a wonderful blend of both historical and geographical influences. Seafood dishes are popular as are hearty stews featuring meats and vegetables. You’ll also find Mediterranean influences and flavors inspired by Portugal’s ancient spice trade. Led by an engaging chef, this hands-on cooking class will teach you how to prepare a traditional meal, including meat and fish dishes and dessert. At the end of class, enjoy the meal you’ve helped to prepare along with fine Portuguese wine. Available for either lunch or dinner.  Tour Duration: 3.5 Hours
 
Bohemian Lisbon Food Walk + Dinner: This immersive, privately-guided tour begins with a 2-hour stroll through two very different city neighborhoods, starting in Chiado where you’ll find high-end boutiques, classic theaters, inviting cafes and Michelin-starred restaurants. In contrast, Cais do Sodré is an old fishermen’s district that has been transformed into one of Lisbon’s hottest destinations, filled with trendy restaurants and bars. This guided walk features 3 tasting stops to sample Portuguese cheese, charcuterie, and the famous Pastéis de Nata (custard tart). End your evening in the charming Bica neighborhood where you’ll dine at one of our favorite restaurants, renowned for its traditional tapas-inspired menu.  Tour Duration: 4 Hours
 

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Enjoy a Free Day in Lisbon

From the historic districts of Alfama and Bairro Alto to the inviting waterfront, Lisbon is one of Europe’s most beguiling cities—and our hotels are ideally situated for you to explore on your own. If you prefer the expert company of our guides, we offer a variety of additional excursions in and around Lisbon. CLICK HERE to see all of the tours that are available to enhance your stay, including privately-guided, full-day excursions to Sintra and Fátima.  Meals B
 

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Onward to Porto

Our private car and driver will take you to the rail station to board the high-speed train to Porto. On arrival, you’ll be met and chauffeured to your choice of first class or deluxe hotel. The balance of this day is at leisure to relax, shop, dine and explore as you wish.  Meals B
 

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Tailor Your Sightseeing in Porto

Famed for its lovely riverside views, architectural wealth, vibrant culture, and historic wine cellars, Porto c  is a delight to explore. Personalize your sightseeing today with your choice of included, privately-guided sightseeing. Meals B
 
Half-Day Tour of Porto with Driver + Guide: Traveling in comfort with your own chauffeured vehicle, you’ll discover some of Porto’s most significant highlights. Begin along Avenida dos Aliados, a grand boulevard lined with impressive Neoclassical landmarks. Then visit the São Bento Train Station, an early 20th-century railway terminal embellished with 20,000 blue and white tiles, each one hand-painted with scenes depicting important moments in Portuguese history. Admire the towering silhouette of Torre dos Clérigos, the symbol of Porto, and discover other city landmarks including the Lello bookshop, Dom Luis I Bridge, and 18th-century Carmo Church.  Tour Duration: 4 Hours
 
Porto E-Bike Tour: Porto’s contemporary street art scene has emerged as one of the most dynamic and vibrant in all of Europe. After an instructional briefing on how to navigate Porto’s hills and winding streets on an e-bike, you’ll set out with your engaging private guide to discover the city’s colorful street art. The scene emerged in the 1990’s and continues to thrive as both an art form and a powerful tool for social activism. With insights from your expert guide, you’ll learn about the techniques used by different artists and how the art form has evolved over the decades. Beyond Porto’s street art scene, this tour is a great way to experience the city’s architecture and vibrant street life.  Tour Duration: 3 Hours
 
Portuguese Food + Wine Tour: Porto’s vibrant culinary scene is the focus of this immersive tour, led by our engaging professional guide, a Porto native and passionate foodie. With the city’s history and architecture providing the backdrop, you’ll spend this time savoring traditional Portuguese dishes and sampling fine local wines. From historic landmark restaurants to small, family-run eateries, you’ll sample more than a dozen different foods and enjoy a variety of beverages including a Port wine masterclass featuring three different types of Port. This gastronomic tour is a wonderful way to discover the city’s foodie scene as you engage with friendly city residents.  Tour Duration: 3.5 Hours
 

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Porto at Your Leisure

With the prime, city-center locations of our hotels, you’ll find it easy to get out and enjoy more of Porto’s myriad sites and charms at your own pace. If you prefer to explore farther afield, we offer a variety of excursions to some of the historic towns close to Porto, including ancient Braga and Coimbra. CLICK HERE to see a complete list of our available privately-guided tours from Porto.  Meals B
 

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Depart Porto

After breakfast, our car and driver will take you to the airport or rail station for your onward journey. If you wish to extend your stay, our Travel Experts can help you plan the perfect itinerary anywhere in Portugal, Spain or beyond.  Meals B
 

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