Princeton, NJ, December 06, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Palace Tours and Workman Publishing are pleased to announce the launch of the Signature Journey - the first 1,000 Places to See Before You Die® Experience, a luxury train trip through southern Spain departing September 21, 2014.
Guests will be joined by Patricia Schultz, the author of the New York Times bestseller "1,000 Places To See Before You Die®," for this chance to discover the region's breath-taking landscapes, rich culture and fascinating heritage sites aboard the luxury Al Andalus. The 7-day tour will begin in Seville and make its first stops in Cadiz and Jerez where a visit to a local sherry wine producer is followed by a special equestrian show at the Royal Academy.
Ronda, the birthplace of bullfighting in Spain, the world capital of olive production of Jaen, and the small, perfectly preserved town of Ubeda will follow. In Granada, the group will be among the first visitors of the day to explore the magnificent Alhambra Palace and the romantic Gardens of Generalife. They will learn about Cordoba's important Old Quarter, where Christians, Jews and Muslims continue to live in harmony, and the Mezquita, the famous mosque-cathedral whose construction dates back to the 8th century.
Also known as Spain’s Palace on Wheels of Spain, Al Andalus is one of the world's great historic trains, painstakingly refurbished with 32 ensuite rooms, two restaurant cars, a lounge, reception car and a well stocked bar. The carriages of the Al Andalus were used by the British Royal family as they journeyed from Calais to the Cote d’Azur. The train has also recently remodeled seven suite sleepers, five of which were built in France in 1929. The Belle Epoque inspired suites have been enhanced with modern features, while preserving their historical value and charm for the comfort and enjoyment of the guests. All breakfasts are served on board, while lunches and dinners will be enjoyed in local restaurants chosen to showcase the area's authentic Spanish wines and cuisine.
Bestselling author Patricia Schultz is excited to host a trip whose itinerary includes locations featured in "1,000 Places to See Before You Die®." "I discovered the magic of Andalusia years ago when living in Madrid as a wide-eyed college student. Granada, Sevilla, Cordoba – these are all names of places that are rich in history, music, romance. Connect the dots with a historic train that serves as our luxury hotel on wheels and you have a most unique Andalusian odyssey."
Guests interested in more information or making reservations may contact Palace Tours at 1-800-724-5120 or http://bit.ly/1hqp0Jr. Visit www.palacetours.com for more details.
About Palace Tours:
Palace Tours is a leader in luxury train travel around the world and prides itself in offering a wide variety of tours that reflect our highest commitment to excellence. The company is known for its signature journeys such as Running with the Bulls by luxury train in Spain and represents the Spanish Railway Network (RENFE) in the United States. Palace Tours also represents luxury trains around the world, such as the Al Andalus (Palace on Wheels of Spain), El Transcantabrico Clasico and Gran Lujo, el Expreso de la Robla of Spain; Palace on Wheels, Deccan Odyssey, Maharajas Express, and the Golden Chariot of India; and the Rovos Rail and the Blue Trains in South Africa. The company focuses on providing the best quality, service and prices when catering to its client's luxury travel needs.
About Patricia Schultz:
Patricia Schultz is the author of the international bestsellers "1,000 Places to See Before You Die®" (originally released in 2003 and now with over 3 million copies in print and translated into 25 languages) and "1,000 Places to See in the USA and Canada Before You Die®," books that reinvented the idea of travel book as both wish list and practical guide.
A complete revision of the original book came out in 2011, with 200 entirely new destinations, color photographs and more than 50% new material woven into the rewritten original entries, emphasizing travel experiences rather than individual sites. A veteran travel journalist with 25 years of experience, Ms. Schultz has written for Wall Street Journal, Travel Weekly and Everyday with Rachael Ray and was named One of The 25 Most Influential Women in Travel by Forbes magazine. She also executive-produced a Travel Channel television series based on her book, "1,000 Places To See Before You Die®." Her home base is New York City.
About Workman Publishing:
Workman Publishing Company has been producing award-winning calendars, cookbooks, parenting guides, and children’s titles, as well as gardening, humor, self-help, and business books, since 1968. From our What to Expect® pregnancy and parenting series and Page-A-Day® Calendars to the iconic 1,000 Places to See Before You Die® and Brain Quest® children's products, our wide range of high-quality non-fiction titles and products inspire, educate, and entertain readers around the globe.
The Workman Publishing Company also includes Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, Artisan,HighBridge Audio, Storey Publishing, Timber Press, Black Dog & Leventhal, and The Experiment, providing unrivaled works of fiction and nonfiction, including Sara Gruen's Water for Elephants, artisanal cookbooks by celebrity chef Thomas Keller, Theodore Gray's bestselling science books, and more.