The Spain Road tripping tour 12 Day tour will start in Madrid and include the most important Andalusian cities. On this tour, bring along your sunglasses, beach towels, and sunscreen. This region has incredible mountains, heavenly beaches and a wealth of Moorish heritage sites. Flamenco has its origin in Andalucía and is still one of the best and most loved form of entertainment. Seville, a lively city, Cordoba and Granada are living relics of a varied cultural past. Continue your journey to Torremolinos, with its whitewashed beaches and a vibrant nightlife
At a glance
|Madrid||2 Nights at the Liabeny Hotel or similar|
|Cordoba||2 Nights at the Soho Boutique Capuchinos Hotel or similar|
|Seville||2 Nights at the Catalonia Santa Justa Hotel or similar|
|Granada||2 Nights at the Hesperia Granada Hotel or similar|
|Torremolinos||2 Nights at the Isabel Hotel or similar|
|Accommodation||Standard double room|
|Car rental||11 Days Car rental (Opel Astra) or similar|
> Madrid has the best terraces, theaters, restaurants, rooftops, and markets
> In Cordoba, do not miss out on a visit to the Mosque, now the Cathedral of Cordoba with its 850 columns
> See Seville’s La Giralda, a lasting emblem for Seville and take a cruise on the Guadalquivir
> Granada, at the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, houses the famous Alhambra with serene patios
> Torremolinos with its sandy beaches is the perfect end to a wonderful Spanish Holiday
- Breakfast at your hotel.
- We suggest you book (in advance) a morning walking tour of Cordoba. During the walk, you will visit the Roman temple and bridge, the historical square of La Corredera. Your guide will explain the background of the Mosque and the Alcazar of the Christian Monarchs in detail
Cordoba - Seville (B) 145km
- After breakfast, continue your journey south the Seville
- Check in at your hotel
- There is an afternoon tour of Seville ( 16:00 - specific Meeting place in Seville)
See Spain Square, The Alcazar, City Hall, and Salvador Church
- Breakfast at your hotel
- Explore the city in your own time and book a Flamenco tour (starting at 19:00) at the Plaza del Altozano. This 1:30 hrs tour will explain the origins of this lively art, take you to a typical Flamenco building, explain why Flamenco is so unique.
- Return airfares from Johannesburg on Iberia Airlines (Specific and Limited Seats)
- Departure and Fuel taxes (subject to change)
- 10 Nights Accommodation at selected hotels in standard double rooms
- Meals as per itinerary
- Car Rental
- Increases in airfares and departure/fuel taxes
- Optional tours
- Visa fee
- Services not mentioned in the itinerary
- Travel Insurance
- Car Rental Fuel and Excess deposists
- Valid for travel between May and July 2019
- Seasonal, Weekend, Events and School holiday Supplements may be applicable
Contact us for any other travel date required
Best time to go
Spain has a perfect climate for anyone between April to May and again from September to October. During these months enjoy a mild climate and lesser crowds. Summer (June to end August) are the peak tourist months, where travelers flock to Spain to soak up the sun. Temperatures dip from November onwards and depending on where you travel, winter gear will be required.
Spain food & drink
Gastronomy in Spain is an adventure and changes from region to region. Each province claims its own unique flavor
A budget way to sample the local food is to order Menus del Dia (Menu of the day). It includes a soup or a salad followed by a main course with a side dish. Dessert ends of your meal
Sangria is Spain’s most known drink: a fruit punch made of red wine with chopped fruit mixed with honey and orange juice
Culture and Language
Life in Spain has experienced swift changes in recent years. However, hospitality, chivalry and courtesy is still the basis of every Spaniard towards visitors and a handshake is a common way of greeting a person. Lunchtime is taken between 14:00 and 15:30 and evening meals between 21:00 and 23:00. So plan your meals well. Spain has harshest anti-smoking laws in Europe.
The official language is Spanish (Castilian). English is widely spoken/understood in all major tourist destinations. Advisable is to learn some Spanish words/phrases, especially when traveling outside the main tourist areas.
Domestic Air Travel in Spain is mostly inexpensive. Spain has an extensive bus and rail network and rates are very affordable. High-speed trains run between most popular cities. Taxis are safe and easy to find in all the main cities. A surcharge will be levied is your journey starts/ends at an airport, bus Terminal or Rail station.
An International Driver's Licence is a must. Autovias are major toll-free highways that connect regions. Autopistas are toll motorways and are numbered with an "AP" prefix. Tolls are paid in cash
VAT (IVA) of 10% is included in your bill. Restaurants & Bards, an additional 5% is normal. Most people leave small change when settling their bill.
Paella: Spain’s most famous dish made of rice, seafood, green vegetables and lots of seasoning
Tapas: small bites served before dinner. A Popular Tapas dish is Patatas Bravas (Served with a spicy sauce)
Gazpacho: Cold vegetable food with a tomato base
Pollo al Ajillo: chicken sautéed or simmered in white wine or sherry served with potatoes and a salad
Churros con chocolate: deep-fried twisted pastries served with dark chocolate