This a chance to really explore the diversity of Spain – a long road trip taking in all the major cities as well as some of the lesser known parts of this beautiful and historical country. An experience not to be missed!
– Barcelona 2 nights | Valencia 2 nights | Mojacar 1 night | Granada 2 nights | Cadiz 2 nights | Seville 2 nights | Cordoba 3 nights | Salamanca 1 night | Madrid 4 nights –
Day 1 : UK to Barcelona
Fly from your local airport to Barcelona. After collecting your hire car, self-drive to your first hotel. You begin your tour by walking through la Rambla, going inside a traditional food market and ending at the monument of Christopher Columbus. Later, you can wander the narrow streets of the Gothic Quarter.
Day 2 : Barcelona
After breakfast, take a walk from Plaza España before heading up to the Monjuïc castle. After lunch, go inside the Casa Batlló modernist museum before exploring its surroundings.
Day 3 : Barcelona to Valencia
Self-drive from you hotel in Barcelona to your hotel in Valencia, before getting to know the city at your own pace.
Day 4 : Valencia
Today you will learn how to make paella and can also visit a local garden, to pick up fruit and vegetables to accompany it.
Day 5 : Valencia to Mojacar
Self-drive from your hotel in Valencia to your hotel in Mojacar.
Day 6 : Mojacar to Granada
Self-drive from you hotel in Mojacar to your hotel in Granada before taking a walk to the Albaicín neighbourhood and wandering the Teterías street, souks and the Cathedral.
Day 7 : Granada
Today you will visit the amazing Alhambra. A guided tour through the inside and the gardens will teach you more about the history and curiosities of this heritage site.
Day 8 : Granada to Cadiz
Self-drive from Granada to Cadiz. After lunch, you can head to the interpretation centre of the town and its Castle; the views from here are spectacular.
Day 9 : Cadiz
A day to explore Cadiz on bikes. Cadiz is part of the Greenways, old train routes, now dedicated to cycling and walking.
Day 10 : Cadiz to Seville
Self-drive from Cadiz to Seville this morning before a walking tour to see the highlights of this beautiful city. Later in the afternoon, you will have the option to see more of the old town by horse and carriage, or you can go on a boat trip on the Guadalquivir River.
Day 11 : Seville
A day to discover more of the culture of Seville. Starting from Plaza España, you will go to the Cathedral, the Real Alcazar and the Santa Cruz neighbourhood.
Day 12 : Seville to Cordoba
After breakfast, self-drive to Cordoba. After lunch, you will head to the picturesque Patios Cordobeses. These typical inside patios are full of ﬂowers and colours.
Day 13 : Cordoba
Today you will visit the Mosque, an unmissable World Heritage Site. In the afternoon, you can take a walk around the city.
Day 14 : Cordoba
This morning, you can go to an authentic cattle ranch of bulls and pure Andalusian horses, with more than 4 centuries of history. After your tour, you will eat in one of the family’s private rooms. In the afternoon, you will visit a winery.
Day 15 : Cordoba to Salamanca
Self-drive from Cordoba to Salamanca, before enjoying a tour through the historic Plaza Mayor, the Cathedral and the Zona Universitaria.
Day 16 : Salamanca to Madrid
Self-drive from Salamanca to Madrid. On arrival, you can have a guided tour of the main attractions of the city before heading to one of the local markets.
Day 17 : Madrid
Today you will go inside the famous Prado Museum before taking a walk through its beautiful gardens and around the area. In the afternoon, you will visit the Royal Palace and discover its most unique treasures.
Day 18 : Madrid
This morning will be dedicated to Madrid de los Austrias, a traditional neighbourhood that holds the history of the times where the nation was ruled by the Austrian monarchs. Later, you can go to the Salamanca and Milla de Oro, an exclusive shopping area.
Day 19 : Madrid
Today, you will visit the beautiful city of Toledo. On arrival, you will have a spectacular tour of the city. This journey will be focused on aspects of the three cultures of Toledo; Jewish, Muslim and Christian.
Day 20 : Madrid to UK
Self-drive to the airport, before ﬂying home.