Spain has something to offer all visitors, from Mediterranean beaches to breathtaking mountains, world-famous architecture to incredible art galleries, award-winning food to award-winning vineyards. Thanks to the country’s excellent rail network, which has received substantial investment in the last 20 years, it is possible to enjoy this Spain’s numerous delights by rail. Visitors can take in Gaudi’s architecture in Barcelona, the regal splendour of Madrid, the fire and passion of Andalucia or the green rolling hills of northern Spain whilst travelling on what many consider to be the best high-speed trains in Europe.
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Located on the Mediterranean coast, Barcelona has become one of Europe’s must-visit cities thanks to its unique, flamboyant architecture along with beaches, parks and botanical gardens.
With its large Old Town a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, Cordoba is a historic city which invites visitors to explore its Roman, Moorish, and Christian past in a beautiful Mediterranean climate.
World-famous for the beautiful Alhambra, with its stunning backdrop of the Sierra Nevada mountains, Granada has much to offer visitors to the south of Spain.
Spain’s exuberant capital city is blessed with elegant boulevards, world-famous art galleries, lovely green spaces and legendary nightlife.
The capital of Andalucia, Seville is a beautiful city, boasting an array of architecture which reflects its long and varied history.
From royal palaces to colourful cathedrals, beaches to art galleries, medieval history to contemporary design, Spain has it all - as well as generous servings of sangria and tapas. This short tour is the perfect introduction to the beguiling Iberian peninsula.
With its zest for life, fantastic climate and fascinating history, Andalucia is an enchanting region of Spain that provides visitors with a truly sensory experience. The Alhambra Palace, the Mezquita of Cordoba and Seville Cathedral are just some of the highlights of this wonderful and relaxing holiday.
Have you ever wanted to cover Europe’s must-visit destinations in one, unforgettable holiday? Visit Amsterdam, Paris, Barcelona, Nice, Rome, Venice, Lucerne, Berlin, Prague and Budapest in one essential European itinerary.
Spain’s high-speed rail network is extensive and efficient. The fastest trains in Spain are known as Alta Velocidad Española or AVE (which translates as “bird” in English). Trains reach speeds of 320 kph throughout Spain linking cities such as Barcelona, Madrid and Seville.
If you want the journey to be part of the holiday, it can be hard to choose from a huge range of rail routes which have the real 'wow' factor. So, we've put together this guide with some of our favourites.