Top Cabin: Superior Suite
Key selling points: These recently refurbished suites, within carriages that were built in France in the 1920s and used by the British monarchy, still retain their stunning Belle Époque style, like wood paneling with gold accents. But now they sport all updated amenities such as independent climate control, well-stocked minibars, and full bathrooms.
Standout service: The crew has arranged for dance classes to take place on board, as well as special “show cooking” performances, so guests can watch and interact with the chefs preparing their meals.
Style: French, by José Antonio Rodríguez García and Cintratec-España, 2011
Special amenities: Large wardrobe with a personal minibar, independent temperature control, daily newspaper and magazine, transportation for off-train excursions, onboard musical performances
Square footage: 75
Number of bedrooms: One open-plan space
Number of bathrooms: One
Number of cabins on train: 32 suites
Who’s slept here?: High-profile politicians and dignitaries Rate: $4,310 per person for a five-night itinerary
Route: The train journey begins and ends in Seville and stops in Córdoba, Úbeda, Baeza, Granada, Ronda, Jerez, and Cádiz.
Charter: Tren Al Andalus is available for private hire outside of the regular season, with trips of one day or more, for a maximum of 64 people. Itineraries can be organized anywhere in Spain.