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The Ultimate Spain Road Trip

Madrid, Seville, Marbella, Malaga, Nerja, Granada
Best-Time
May - October
Stops
6
Experience
Adventure, Beaches, City Life, Culture, Family
Length
Days
Type
Tailormade

Highlights

Known for its diverse landscape, fantastic cuisine, historic cities, sun-kissed shores and laid-back culture, a road trip in the Andalucía region is one of the best trips you can take in Europe. Blessed with over 300 days of sunshine a year, there’s no better way to explore this region than getting behind the wheel and exploring quaint towns like a local.

Start your journey in Madrid as you discover it’s world-class art before visiting nearby UNESCO-listed towns. Hit the road as you pass through endless sunflower fields to reach Seville. Acquaint yourself with the fortress-like palace before sampling on some of the best tapas you will ever find. Continue your road-trip and witness ever-changing landscapes around you. Drive through Instagram-worthy white-housed villages perched on mountain tops before hitting the coastal roads of Marbella & Malaga. Take a break as you enjoy dipping in the azure waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Switch your mode of transport from a car to a kayak as you maneuver your way through hidden coves & caves in Nerja. Complete the last leg of this road trip to witness the beauty of Granada’s Alhambra Palace and the Generalife Gardens.

And that’s it! The perfect Andalusian road trip that is sure to leave you with incredible experiences.

What will you cover?

Suggested Itinerary

DAY 1
DAY 2
DAY 3
DAY 4
DAY 5
DAY 6
DAY 7
DAY 8
DAY 9
DAY 10
DAY 11
DAY 12

Day 1 : Madrid Arrival

Upon arrival at Madrid airport, a private vehicle will transfer you to the accommodation.

Check in the hotel and enjoy the day at leisure.


Where to rest your head ?

Accommodation in Madrid

Day 2 : Madrid

Today, spend the day exploring Madrid on a Hop-On Hop-Off bus.

Take a seat on an open-top double-decker bus for sightseeing tour of Madrid that lets you create your own itinerary. This hop-on-hop-off Madrid bus tour offers 37 stops along two routes that interconnect around the city — your ticket is valid on both.  Remain on the bus for each loop while you listen to onboard commentary via an audio headset, or hop on and off at any stop to explore city sights on your own. See top Madrid attractions such as the Royal Palace and Gran Vía and more.


Where to rest your head ?

Accommodation in Madrid

Day 3 : Madrid

Today, visit the UNESCO-listed cities of Segovia and Avila on this day trip from Madrid.

Travel from Madrid to Avila by air-conditioned coach, and admire the picturesque old town with its stunning 11th-century walls. See Avila Cathedral and the Basilica of St Vincent, and then continue to the historical showstopper of Segovia. Behold its massive Roman aqueduct and explore its Gothic cathedral and fairy tale-like Alcazar fortress-palace.


Where to rest your head ?

Accommodation in Madrid

Day 4 : Madrid - Cordoba - Seville

After breakfast, pick up your rental car from Madrid and drive to Seville.

En route visit Cordoba where you can visit Mezquita, the city's standout mosque-cathedral.

Later continue to drive to your accommodation in Seville and on arrival, check-in. In the evening, attend a Flamenco Show at Tablao Flamenco El Arenal.

Let yourself be allured by the raw emotion and captivating choreography of a traditional flamenco show at the esteemed Tablao Flamenco El Arenal. Sink into a comfortable seat in a venue considered one of the best in the world and watch an electrifying performance that expertly demonstrates the flair and fire of Spanish flamenco. Watch a talented troupe of award-winning dancers move to melodious guitar music and enjoy complimentary drinks, traditional tapas or a gourmet 3-course meal.


Where to rest your head ?

Accommodation in Seville

Day 5 : Seville

Today, spend the day exploring Seville, the capital of Andalusia.

Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, cruise the city on a luxury minibus and admire striking sights like Plaza de España and the charming Santa Cruz neighborhood. Marvel at UNESCO World Heritage-listed wonders like Seville Cathedral and the Royal Alcazar Palace and absorb the vibrant atmosphere of the Triana neighborhood. Climb aboard a sightseeing boat to cruise through the charming Santa Cruz quarter and admire the colorful facades of houses flanked with blooming flower boxes. Next, delve into the rich historical heritage of the Royal Maestranza Building, an important cultural institution that has hosted some of the country’s most famous bullfights. 


Where to rest your head ?

Accommodation in Seville

Day 6 : Seville - Ronda - Mijas - Marbella

After breakfast, begin your day’s journey on a drive to Marbella.

En route visit the city of Ronda. Perched on El Tajo canyon, Ronda is set on one of Spain’s most dramatic landscapes and possesses a rich history documented by ancient rock paintings, towering stone bridges, and 14th-century ruins. You can spend your time in Ronda with visits to El Tajo canyon, Puente Nuevo bridge, and Plaza de Toros de Ronda (Spain’s oldest bullring).

Continue your road trip and stop at Mijas. Mijas is just one of many pueblos Blancos (white villages) in Spain’s Andalucia region. Sprawled across a mountain slope some 1,475 feet above the Mediterranean Sea, the whitewashed village of Mijas Pueblo still looks much the same as it would have centuries ago. This town offers a taste of traditional Andalucian life on the Costa del Sol. Spend some time strolling the streets and enjoying the picturesque views.

Continue your drive to Marbella. Once you reach, check in at the accommodation and enjoy rest of the day at leisure.


Where to rest your head ?

Accommodation in Marbella

Day 7 : Marbella

After breakfast, spend the day at leisure.

From Blue Flag beaches to glitzy marinas, Marbella has plenty to keep you busy. Lounge on the sands, explore the orange-scented Old Town and enjoy high-octane bars and nightclubs. 


Where to rest your head ?

Accommodation in Marbella

Day 8 : Marbella - Juzcar - Malaga

Begin your day’s journey on your drive to Malaga. Capture fabulous photographs and admire the spectacular seaside views as you make your way.  

En route, make a stop in the small town of Juzcar, popularly known as the Smurfs Village. This Instagram worthy town was originally a white village but painted its houses blue in 2011 to promote the new Smurfs movie.

Continue driving to Malaga and once you reach the accommodation, check in. Spend your day at the beach enjoying the sun, sand, and sea or pedal your way through some of Malaga’s iconic landmarks. If you’re in the mood, embark on a sunset cruise relaxing on the deck taking in views of Malaga’s spectacular skyline.


Where to rest your head ?

Accommodation in Malaga

Day 9 : Malaga - Nerja

After breakfast, drive to Nerja and on arrival, check in at the accommodation.

Nerja is a resort town, popularly known as the Jewel of the Costa del Sol. Visit the Balcón de Europa (the Balcony of Europe), a wonderful promenade, stretching along the edge of a soaring cliff top offering spectacular panoramic views of the Mediterranean coastline, with its backdrop of mountains.

Nerja has more than its fair share of fabulous beaches, boasting 16 kilometers of beaches with powdery sand and sparkling clear and calm water, and a splattering of small coves. Indulge in some water sport activities like kayaking and paddle boarding and discover hidden coves, sea caves and beaches that are unseen and inaccessible from anywhere else.

You can visit the famous Cuevas de Nerja (the Nerja Caves). These caves are a series of underground caverns that stretch for almost 5 kilometers and is home to the world's largest stalactite column.


Where to rest your head ?

Accommodation in Nerja

Day 10 : Nerja - Granada

After breakfast, drive to Granada. Arrive in Granada and check in at the accommodation. Enjoy the evening at leisure.

History is alive in Granada's narrow streets, riotous gardens and spectacular monuments, reverberating with echoes of the city's grand Islamic past and its medieval Renaissance. With the majestic Sierra Nevada as its backdrop and the mighty Alhambra and Generalife as its principal calling cards, this Andalucían beauty has captured the heart of many a traveler.


Where to rest your head ?

Accommodation in Granada

Day 11 : Granada - Madrid

Start your day by discovering the imperial majesty of Granada’s Alhambra and its gorgeous Generalife Gardens on a walking tour.

Sail past long lines at the entrance hall with an exclusive priority access pass, and then embark upon an enriching exploration of the palace complex. See the magnificent Moorish architecture of the Nasrid palaces and again a glimpse into the decadent sultans who once inhabited the opulent structure. Admire panoramic city vistas from a hilltop perch; stroll through the botanical beauty of the Generalife Gardens and enjoy convenient round-trip hotel transportation during this exciting excursion.

Later, hop into your car and drive to Madrid. Check in to your accommodation and spend the evening at leisure


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Accommodation in Madrid

Day 12 : Madrid Departure

Today, a private vehicle will transfer you to Madrid airport where you can catch your flight back home.


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Inclusions

accommodation
Hotels & Apartments
meals
Daily Breakfast
sightseeing
Tours & Excursions
transfers
Private Airport Transfers
transport
Private car
visa
Spain Visa
travel insurance
12 Days

Exclusions

flights
International Flights
meals
Food & Drinks

Starting from
115000 per person