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INDIVIDUAL TOUR GROUP TOUR

Spanish Tango

  • 1770 km
  • 14 days / 13 nights
Madrid - Seville - Malaga - Granada - Valencia - Barcelona
Activity :
  • Adventure
  • Culture
  • Beach
  • Culinary
Terrain :
  • Mountain
  • Coastal

If flamenco, tapas, the Mediterranean breeze and some "hola-adios" conversation is down your alley, this is the road trip for you. Spanning almost all of the sunny Spanish country, this road trip takes you from the hustle and bustle of cities like Madrid and Barcelona to the fashionable streets of Valencia and quaint beaches of Malaga. Get ready for some culture-soaking, sun-kissing and lip-smacking as you embark on your Great Spanish Adventure!

Trip Type
Self Drive 365
Forget early wake-up calls, scheduled departures and the regular battery of sight- seeing destinations. That’s because when you’re out on a self-drive holiday, you decide where to go, what to see, and what to drive. And with Self-Drive 365, the road, the destination and that palpable connect between man and machine is all yours to explore!
Skill Level
Easy
Here's a road trip that is suited to those looking for a laid back drive, as well as veterans.

Is this road trip for me?

  • Ready to ride on the right side of the road? Then this ride through the land of the flamenco, tapas and the Mediterranean breeze is the road trip for you.

Highlights

  • Admire the glory of Madrid through its parks, plazas and boulevards
  • Soak in the sights and sounds of Toledo, once the capital of Spain
  • Explore Barcelona's magnificent modernist architecture, and bustling streets and avenues
  • Leisurely stroll at the sultry Alhambra, a palace and fortress complex in Granada
  • Marvel at Seville's monuments, fine art, endless festivals and Gothic Cathedral
Start of Tour Madrid
Day 1
Total Driving Distance 1770 km
End of Tour Barcelona
Day 14
  • Driving Days :

    Total 10 Days

  • Rest Days :

    Total 4 Days

  • Day 1 Madrid
    • None (Meals on your own)
    • Arrival transfer from the airport to your hotel in Madrid.
    • Overnight in Madrid.

  • Transfers

    Arrival transfer from the airport to your hotel in Madrid.

    Welcome to Spain! On arrival in Madrid, you will be taken to your hotel.

    Note: Standard check in time is at 3:00 pm.

  • Other Recommendation

    The rest of the day is at leisure for you to explore this brilliantly planned city as per your choice. You could visit recommended sites like the Teatro Compac Gran Via, Plaza de Callao or Teatro Lope de Vega for concert performances; and the neighbourhoods of La Latina, Malasana, Alonso Martinez and Tribunal for food, and Lhardy, La Bola and Malacatin to try street food like 'cocido'.

  • Day 2 Madrid
    • Breakfast
    • Enjoy a full day hop-on-hop-off bus tour of Madrid.
    • Overnight in Madrid.

  • Activities

    Enjoy a full day hop-on-hop-off bus tour of Madrid.

    Today, you explore Madrid in depth by way of a hop-on-hop-off bus tour. Using the two routes on this tour, you can explore all of Madrid's attractions at your leisure.

    Route 1 takes you to the following attractions: Barrio de Salamanca, a glamorous neighbourhood with grand 19th-century boulevards lined with fine-dining restaurants and designer boutiques, especially along the "Golden Mile."; Plaza de Colon, located at the meeting point of the Chamberi, Centro and Salamanca districts; Gran Via, an ornate and upscale shopping street located in central Madrid that is now known as the Spanish Broadway, and is one of the most popular streets for nightlife in Europe; Teatro Real, or simply El Real, a major opera house; and Palacio Real, the Royal Palace of Madrid and official residence of the Spanish Royal Family.

    Route 2 will take you to Plaza Neptuno, a neoclassical fountain depicting Neptune on a shell-shaped chariot; Plaza de Cibeles, a symbolic Gothic palace and fountain that is currently Madrid's City Hall and offers panoramic views of the city; Santiago Bernabeu, the home stadium of Real Madrid and one of the world's most famous and prestigious football venues; Museo Arqueologico, the National Archaeological Museum of Spain; and Puerta del Sol, one of the best-known and busiest public squares in Madrid.

  • Day 3 Madrid
    • Breakfast
    • Pick up your rental car and explore the ancient city of Toledo.
    • Overnight in Madrid.

  • Activities

    Pick up your rental car and explore the ancient city of Toledo.

    Pick up your rental car and head to Toledo. We recommend you visit various attractions like the Toledo Cathedral, a Roman-Catholic house of worship modelled on the Bourges Cathedral; Alcazar of Toledo, an imposing 16th-century edifice and former fortified royal palace now housing a military museum; Synagogue of Santa Maria la Blanca, a church in a converted 12th-century Moorish-style synagogue with a hall of horseshoe-shaped arches; Puente de San Martin, a scenic 14th-century pedestrian bridge offering sweeping views of the Tagus River; Cave of Hercules, a historic archaeological site featuring a Roman-era storage facility in subterranean vaulted caverns; and Mirador Del Valle, a scenic overlook offering panoramic city and sunset views with an eatery and market along the way.

    Note: Transfer from the hotel to the car rental company is at your own cost.

  • Day 4 Madrid
    • Drive
    • Distance:530 km
    • Breakfast
    • Drive from your hotel in Madrid to your hotel in Seville via Cordoba.
    • Overnight in Seville.

  • Activities

    Drive from your hotel in Madrid to your hotel in Seville via Cordoba.

    Drive from your hotel in Madrid to your hotel in Sevilla via Cordoba via the A-4.

    Once you finish exploring Cordoba, continue on to Seville, around 145 km from Cordoba. On arrival in Sevilla, check-in at your hotel.

  • Other Recommendation

    We recommend a stop in Cordoba, a historic city whose heritage stretches back to ancient times. Through the years, Cordoba has maintained its essence, combining heritage with modernity. The centrepiece of the city is its gigantic mosque, an architectural anomaly. Now the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption, it is one of the few places in the world where you can attend mass in a mosque. Surrounding it is an intricate web of winding streets, geranium-sprouting flower boxes and cool, intimate patios that are at their most beguiling in late spring. The Mosque, Royal Alcazar, Jewish Quarter, Roman Bridge of Cordoba and Medina Azahara are some of the spots you should seek out during your visit. Grab a bite at Casa el Pisto, a true Andalusian restaurant founded in 1880 or Ziryab, a chic restaurant that specializes in high-end tapas.

  • Day 5 Seville
    • Breakfast
    • Enjoy Seville's highlights by way of a hop-on-hop-off bus tour.
    • Overnight in Seville.

  • Activities

    Enjoy Seville's highlights by way of a hop-on-hop-off bus tour.

    Today, explore Seville by way of a hop-on-hop-off bus tour of the city. Visit recommended attractions like Torre del Oro, a dodecagonal military watchtower; Plaza de Espana, a plaza in the Parque de Maria Luisa; Macarena, a neighbourhood known for its hip, creative vibe that is home to one-off shops selling vintage clothes and books; the Mercado de la Feria where stalls serve paella and croquettes; and the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the See, better known as Seville Cathedral, a Roman Catholic cathedral.

  • Day 6 Seville
    • Drive
    • Distance:270 km
    • Breakfast
    • Drive from your hotel in Seville to your hotel in Malaga via Juzcar.
    • Overnight in Malaga.

  • Activities

    Drive from your hotel in Seville to your hotel in Malaga via Juzcar.

    Drive from Seville to Malaga via route A-375. We recommend you pass through Juzcar, a 'Smurf' village located around 149km from Seville on the way to Malaga.

    Once you finish exploring Juzcar, continue to Malaga, located 180km away. On arrival in Malaga, check-in at your hotel.

  • Other Recommendation

    We recommend a stop at Juzcar, one of the small villages located in the beautiful, scenic Valle del Genal in the Serrania de Ronda. It is the first ever ´Smurf towns´ in the world. The transformation of this town was carried out by painting every single building blue - houses, the Church, the cemetery and the Town Hall - to embrace the premiere of the world-renowned film - The Smurfs 3D. Apart from that, this small town still retains the old irregular structure of its streets and its natural setting in the marshland of the Genal river. Among the historic monuments in the town is the Church, constructed in the 16th century, the Cave of the Moors and the ruins of the old tinplate factory located next to the riverbed.

  • Day 7 Malaga
    • Breakfast
    • Enjoy a full day hop-on-hop-off bus tour of Malaga.
    • Overnight in Malaga.

  • Activities

    Enjoy a full day hop-on-hop-off bus tour of Malaga.

    Today, get yourself onto a hop-on-hop-off bus to explore Malaga's highlights: Puerto, the Port of Malaga; Alborania Museum, a museum at the Port of Malaga with exhibits of the region's marine life and live fish in aquarium tanks; Plaza de la Marina, one of the main squares in the old center of Malaga; Playa de la Malagueta, the city's main beach; Santa Maria de la Victoria, one of the most important churches in Malaga and home to the image of the patron saint of the city; and Alcazaba of Malaga, a palatial fortification that is the best-preserved Alcazaba in Spain.

  • Day 8 Malaga
    • Breakfast
    • Overnight in Malaga.

  • Other Recommendation

    Post breakfast, we recommend making a day-trip to Ronda. Visit recommended attractions like Puente Nuevo, the newest and largest of three bridges that span the 120-metre-deep Guadalevin River.

  • Day 9 Malaga
    • Drive
    • Distance:130 km
    • Breakfast
    • Drive from your hotel in Malaga to your hotel in Granada.
    • Enjoy a full day hop-on-hop-off train tour to explore the city.
    • Overnight in Granada.

  • Transfers

    Drive from your hotel in Malaga to your hotel in Granada.

    Drive to Granada from Malaga via route A-29 - it's an easy 130 km away. On arrival in Granada, check-in to your hotel.

  • Activities

    Enjoy a full day hop-on-hop-off train tour to explore the city.

    Enjoy the hop-on-hop-off train tour to explore the main highlights of the city. Some recommendations are Alhambra, a medieval complex housing palaces, a carved Moorish throne room and cloistered courtyards with fountains; Parque de las Ciencias, an extensive science park with a planetarium, an interactive museum, a butterfly park and viewing tower; El Banuelo, 11th-century Arab baths featuring cavernous brick vaults and octagonal and star-shaped skylights; Gate of Elvira, a culturally-important arch; and Sacromonte Abbey, a tranquil 17th century abbey on Mount Valparaiso with underground chapels, guided tours and panoramic views.

  • Day 10 Granada
    • Drive
    • Distance:490 km
    • Breakfast
    • Drive from your hotel in Granada to your hotel in Valencia.
    • Explore Valencia by way of a hop-on-hop-off bus tour.
    • Overnight in Valencia.

  • Transfers

    Drive from your hotel in Granada to your hotel in Valencia.

    Drive from your hotel in Granada to Valencia via route A-7. On arrival, check-in at your hotel.

  • Activities

    Explore Valencia by way of a hop-on-hop-off bus tour.

    Later, head out on a hop-on-hop-off bus tour to discover the main highlights of the city. Some recommendations are Plaza Reina, a lively square bordered by cafes, bars, shops and historic buildings, with a fountain and shaded benches; Museu de Belles Arts de Valencia, an art gallery that houses some 2,000 works, most dating from the 14th-17th centuries; and Valencia Cathedral and The Holy Grail, purportedly (and controversially) home to what is supposed to be the Holy Grail, the actual cup that Jesus drank from at the last supper.

  • Day 11 Valencia
    • Drive
    • Distance:350 km
    • Breakfast
    • Drive from your hotel in Valencia to your hotel in Barcelona.
    • Overnight in Barcelona.

  • Transfers

    Drive from your hotel in Valencia to your hotel in Barcelona.

    Check out and drive to Barcelona (around 354 km). Once in Barcelona, check-in to the hotel.

  • Other Recommendation

    The rest of the day is at leisure. You could either party at Barcelona's famous indie clubs or enjoy live music at Razzmatazz or Sidecar Factory Club.

  • Day 12 Barcelona
    • Breakfast
    • Drop your vehicle off at the car rental agency.
    • Overnight in Barcelona.

  • Other Recommendation

    Today, we suggest you make a day-trip to Montserrat, a sacred mountain located 50km from Barcelona. Popular among cultural tourists, nature lovers, pilgrims, hikers, alpinists and speleologists alike, Montserrat offers something for every traveler; we suggest you take the cable car or cremallera train to get to the mountain's peak. the Black Virgin of Montserrat is a patron of Catalonia, and people all over the world come to worship her and seek miracles. The Benedictine Abbey of Montserrat always enjoyed high status during all historical periods of Catalonia and is still a veritable force. The Art Museum Of Montserrat, the Audiovisual Room devoted to the history of Montserrat, the funiculars of Santa Cova and Sant Joan, Santa Cecilia's Monastery, the Caves Of Salnitre and the Speleological Experience all deserve attention too.

  • Transfers

    Drop your vehicle off at the car rental agency.

    Drop your car off at the car rental agency and proceed to the hotel on your own.

  • Day 13 Barcelona
    • Breakfast
    • Enjoy a hop-on-hop-off bus tour of Barcelona, renowned for its art and architecture.
    • Overnight in Barcelona.

  • Activities

    Enjoy a hop-on-hop-off bus tour of Barcelona, renowned for its art and architecture.

    Today, discover Barcelona by way of a hop-on-hop-off bus tour. There are two routes you could take - East and West; we recommend you start early so you could do justice to both.

    Our recommendations for East Route are Port Vell, a picturesque old harbour and popular tourist area with many attractions and seafood restaurants; Barceloneta, a neighbourhood known for its sandy beach and many restaurants and nightclubs lining the boardwalk; Playa del Bogatell, one of Barcelona's safest and most beautiful beaches with a shoreline of 600 metres; La Sagrada Familia, Antoni Gaudi's magnificent unfinished masterpiece; Park Guell, another Gaudi design that contains amazing stone structures, stunning tiling and fascinating buildings; Ciutadella-Zoo and Parc Ciutadella, home to a spectacular waterfall and lake along with more than 7,000 animals of 400 different species from around the world.

    For the West Route, we recommend the following: Passeig Colomb, a street that contains the Cristobal Colon - a statue of Christopher Columbus pointing symbolically towards the New World; the World Trade Center, an impressive complex that houses a convention centre, more than 125 offices and shops and the Eurostar's Grand Marina luxury hotel; Jardins de Miramar, public gardens that overlook Barcelona Harbor; Camp Nou, home of FC Barcelona and one of Europe's largest football stadiums; Placa Pius XII, a square close to main shopping streets; and L'illa Diagonal, a gargantuan mall housing 170 shops and restaurants.

  • Day 14 Barcelona
    • Breakfast
    • Departure transfer from your hotel to the airport in Barcelona.

  • Transfers

    Departure transfer from your hotel to the airport in Barcelona.

    Head to the airport for your flight back home.

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Inclusions

  • Accommodation at the hotels mentioned or similar.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Sightseeing as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Overseas travel insurance that covers accidental or medical expenses and miscellaneous benefits.
  • Hatchback: Volkswagen Polo or similar throughout the trip


Exclusions

  • Cost of your round trip airfare.
  • Airline / airport taxes valid for the duration of the tour.
  • Visa fees.
  • Services of Cox & Kings tour manager or local representative.
  • Loss Damage Waiver for the vehicle.
  • Optional and Add-On tours unless mentioned.
  • Airline / hotel surcharges (if applicable) during high / festive season to be paid extra per person.
  • Any city taxes payable directly at the hotels.
  • Porterage at hotels, apartment, airports and seaports, tips, laundry, wines, mineral water, telephone charges, all items of personal nature and also food and drinks not forming part of the touring group's menu.
  • Cost of USD 2,50,000 granted by Reserve Bank of India under the Liberalised Remittance Scheme.
  • Any increase in rate of Euro leading to an increase in tour cost coming into effect prior to departure. However, the rate prevailing on the given day of payment will apply.
  • Meals, tips, laundry, telephone, optional excursions and other items of a personal nature.
  • Cost of foreign exchange for personal use.
  • Cost of petrol / diesel / parking charges / tolls for the vehicle provided.
  • Client has to pay in case of damage to the vehicle by accident.
  • Spare parts / engine oil of any kind.
  • Any items / services not specifically mentioned under inclusions.
  • Goods and Services Tax of 5%.
Categories Hatchback - Volkswagen Polo or similar SUV - Volkswagen Touran or similar Full-Size Sedan - BMW 3 Series or similar Sportscar - Mercedes Benz Cabrio or similar
ECONOMY 1,31,616 1,47,567 1,65,563 1,83,968
STANDARD 1,48,631 1,64,582 1,82,578 2,00,983
DELUXE 2,42,046 2,57,915 2,75,911 2,94,316
  • Madrid 3 Nights

    Hotel View
    Rafael Atocha
    Economy Room
    Double - 2 Guests
    Included in trip
  • Seville 2 Nights

    Hotel View
    Hotel San Gil
    Economy Room
    Double - 2 Guests
    Included in trip
  • Malaga 3 Nights

    Hotel View
    Ac Malaga Palacio
    Economy Room
    Double - 2 Guests
    Included in trip
  • Granada 1 Night

    Hotel View
    Abba Granada
    Economy Room
    Double - 2 Guests
    Included in trip
  • Valencia 1 Night

    Hotel View
    Acteon Valencia
    Economy Room
    Double - 2 Guests
    Included in trip
  • Barcelona 3 Nights

    Hotel View
    Balmoral Hotel
    Economy Room
    Double - 2 Guests
    Included in trip
    • HATCHBACK

    volkswagen-polo
    Volkswagen Polo or Similar.
    Starting from
    4 Pax including driver
    Included in trip
    • 5 Doors
    • AC
    • Manual
    • Diesel
things-to-carry

Travel light, try to stay under 45 lbs (20 kg).

  • Driving licence and international Driving permit
  • Credit Card
  • Cash
  • Smartphone for maps
  • Phone Charger
  • First-aid kit
  • Swiss Knife
  • Water
  • Tissue box and wet wipes
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Spare plastic bags
  • Sunscreen
  • Small toolkit
  • Warm clothes
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