Medieval Andalusia

4-day tour Spain / 4-star Paradores
  • Ubeda, Baeza, Jaen and Ronda
  • Charming Medieval towns
  • Paradores in stunning locations
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  • € 609 1st class
  • € 499 2nd class
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Travel by comfortable train through enchanting Andalusia. Experience the Andalusian way of life in charming towns between large olive groves. Overnight stays in Paradores, unique and luxurious Spanish hotels in stunning locations. Starting and finishing point of the tour is Spain's capital Madrid.

The train

  • Direct connections
  • Travel across Andalusia
  • Comfortable way of travelling

Extras

Outward and return journey by plane or train Check extras

Day to day


Day 1 - Ubeda

Start the rail tour in Madrid and take the high-speed Talgo train to Linares-Baeza. Travel time: 3h. Continue by taxi to the town of Ubeda, listed on UNESCO world heritage list. Ubeda is one the most beautiful towns of the country, situated on top of a hill surrounded by olive groves.

Overnight stay in the Parador**** of Ubeda, a former palace on the central square of Ubeda. The Parador, surrounded by churches and other palaces, has a wonderful courtyard and spacious rooms.

It is possible to add train tickets to Spain to your booking. Additional fees applicable.

Day 2 - Baeza / Jaen

In the morning there is time to visit Baeza, either by regional bus or taxi. Baeza has also a beautiful old town with numerous monuments on UNESCO's world heritage list. In the early afternoon continue the rail tour by modern MD (2nd class only) from Linares-Baeza station to Jaen. Travel time: 45min. Jaen is a wonderful town and also known as the capital of olive oil. The oil, locally called liquid gold, comes from the largest olive groves of Spain which surround town.

The Parador**** of Jaen is situated in the Medieval Castle of Santa Catalina, standing high above the city on a hill. Rooms have magnificent views of town.

Day 3 - Ronda

Travel by MD train to Cordoba and continue by Alvia train to Ronda. Travel time: 4h30min. Ronda is one of the famous white villages (pueblos blancos). The Guadalevin River and its 100 meter deep canyon run straight through Ronda, there are some beautiful arched bridges connecting the two sides. Enjoy the beauty and charm of the village.

Spend the night in the Parador**** of Ronda, located in the former town hall and right on the gorge and the Puente Nuevo bridge. Its a spectacular spot with incredible views of the river and gorge. The hotel has a swimming pool and spacious rooms.

Day 4 - Madrid

Return to Madrid by high-speed Alvia train. Travel time: 4h.

It is possible to add train tickets to another domestic or international destination to your booking. Additional fees applicable.

More info


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Included


Included
  • Train pass for all journeys which are part of the rail tour
  • Seat reservations (when possible)
  • 3 Nights in Paradores: 2 person room with shower + toilet, breakfast included.
  • Day to day itinerary

Excluded
  • Taxi train station to hotel in Ubeda (approx €40), Jaen (approx €20) and Ronda (approx €12)

Parador

A Parador is a luxurious state-run hotel in Spain. Sometimes the Paradores are specifically built as hotels. More often though, stunning old buildings are transformed into Paradores to accommodate tourists and keep the cultural heritage alive. Numerous castles, monasteries and haciendas have been turned into a Parador in recent years.

Extensions


  • Additional nights in all towns of the rail tour can be added to the booking
  • Overnight stays in other cities (also outside Spain) before or after rail tour can be added as well

Discounts / Surcharges


Discounts
  • Travellers aged 27 and younger get a youth discount
  • Travellers aged 60 and over get a senior discount
  • Please indicate your date of birth when making a booking so that the right price is being calculated

Surcharges
  • Single room €120
  • Half board 3 nights €49 p.p.

Departure


  • Daily departure

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Extras

Extras

Overnight Stay Madrid or Barcelona Double Room

Overnight Stay Madrid or Barcelona Double Room

Book an additional night (or nights) in either Madrid or Barcelona prior to or after the rail tour.

from €63 p.p.

Overnight Stay Madrid or Barcelona Single Room

Overnight Stay Madrid or Barcelona Single Room

Book an additional night (or nights) in either Madrid or Barcelona prior to or after the rail tour.

from €119