LateRooms.com - Check out Madrid's Strawberry Train
August 13, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel NewsLateRooms.com divulges Rail enthusiasts may wish to make time in their schedules to see the Strawberry Train during their stay at Madrid hotels.
It travels between central Madrid and Aranjuez, with the old-fashioned steam train carrying tourists and residents between the two destinations.
The vehicle is a replica of the first Spanish steam-powered engine and the journey recreates the commercial trips taken by 19th century travellers.
For €26 (£21.70) - or €18 for children - individuals can take a ride on the Strawberry Train, get a free transfer to the monument area in Aranjuez and a guided tour of the Royal Palace, Faluas Museum and Parterre Gardent.
People hoping to book their tickets in advance can purchase them online from the Renfe website or head down to the station.
Since the train leaves Madrid from the Railway Museum, there are even more opportunities for train spotters to indulge their love of this mode of transport.
"Passengers enjoy a plate of plump Aranjuez-grown strawberries onboard, served by stewardesses in traditional costume," explained What's on When.
The website noted that the train leaves Madrid at 10:00 local time and arrives at 10:50 in Aranjuez, with the engine departing at 18:25 and returning to the Spanish capital at 19:15.
For more information on this event visit the Renfe website or contact the venue on +34 902 22 88 22.
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