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Andalusia Self Drive

Andalusia Self Drive

Tour Overview

Our 7 night package makes it easy for you to independently explore Andalusia at your own pace. We have hand-selected an itinerary that guides you through the best of the region and ensures you stay in comfort along the route.

Be seduced by the passionate atmosphere and rich culture of Spain's spirited Andalusia.

Spend a fascinating 8 days exploring the intricate influences of Christianity and Islam where the decorative architecture of ancient mosques stands side by side with beautifully preserved cathedrals. Surround yourself with vibrant colours and heady romanticism from feisty flamenco dancers and balletic horse shows to white washed villages where the scent of sweet sherry fills the air.

And if it all gets too much, there's always time for a siesta after some local seafood on the sunny Costa del Sol.

 

PACKAGE PRICES FROM £849 per person for 7 nights based on 2 people sharing a room

  • Direct return flights from Jersey to Malaga with FlyDirect
  • 7 nights on a bed and breakfast basis in the selected 4* hotels*
  • 8 days car hire based on Category B, 5 door Opel Corsa or similar (upgrade supplement £19 per person available to Category D, 5 door Opel Astra or similar)
  • Meet and greet at Malaga Airport
  • Contact details of our local representative in case of emergency
  • Discount for children 2 - 11 years old

Parking during your holiday

Please note that where your hotel has onsite parking there will be no charge for you to use their car park during your stay. However, we are unable to secure you a space at the hotel in advance and all hotel parking will be on a first come first serve basis.

*All hotels will be of an excellent 4* standard, centrally located and with car parking on site or nearby. Daily breakfast is included, and the package price is based on 2 people sharing a standard room. Exact hotel details will be advised once a booking is confirmed.

Self-Drive Highlights

Malaga
A port city rich with history and culture and famed for its impressive art museums. If it’s pure leisure you’re looking for, the city offers shop lined boulevards and beach front restaurants.

Granada
The jewel in Andalusia's crown; visit the awe-inspiring Alhambra Palace standing proud on front of the Sierra Nevada Mountain range. Along the pretty cobbles streets pause at the Generalife gardens, one of the oldest surviving Moorish gardens.

Cordoba
Cordoba is a city with an impressive cultural and monumental patrimony. Its strategic position, near the River Guadalquivir, which was formerly navigable, and the legacy of the different peoples who settled on its rich farming lands meant that Cordoba was always considered a privileged place.

Séville
Explore the elegant capital of Andalusia and its unforgettable sights, from the ornate Alcázar Castle to the gothic Cathedral holding Christopher Columbus’ tomb and the dazzling Plaza de España.

Optional Excursions
Look out for our handpicked optional excursions throughout the below itinerary to enhance your holiday experience.

Excursions can be booked with FlyDirect before you travel and should be made at the time of your initial booking.

More detailed information for each excursion can be downloaded here.

 

Destinations & Distances

Day 1Málaga
Days 2 - 3Granada1 h 36 min125 km / 78 miles
Days 4Cordoba2 h 8 min201 km / 125 miles
Day 5 - 6Séville1 h 40 min145 km / 90 miles
Day 7Málaga2 h 29 min230 km / 143 miles

Andalusia Self Drive Map

 

Your Itinerary

Day 1 | Arrival in Malaga

Collect your car at Malaga Airport and begin your self-drive adventure!

Venture into the centre of Malaga to enjoy the Museums, restaurants, historic places or the port.

You will stay in Torremolinos close to Malaga. This beach resort offers something for everyone from golden sand beaches to water sports and beach-front dining whilst only being 35 minutes away from the culture and shops of Malaga city.

Malaga

Days 2 - 3 | Granada

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before starting your drive to the beautiful city of Granada.

You have two days at leisure to explore the historical city of Granada and its greatest treasure, the elaborate Alhambra Palace. For more than a thousand years, this ‘pearl set in emeralds’ has stood proudly overlooking the city with it's cool patios, fountains and intricate carvings.

Stroll over to the Generalife Palace and its lush gardens, where the Nasrid Emirs retreated during the summer heat, and hear the soothing sound of the water running in channels.

Cross the verdant ravine of the River Darro to the historic Albaicin quarter which has existed since Moorish times. Explore the sensitively preserved narrow cobblestone alleys of tightly packed white-washed houses and enjoy the numerous vantage points offering breathtaking views of the Alhambra nestled under the Sierra Nevada.

Optional Excursions
Granada City Train Tour
Adults £6.00 | Child (8-12) Free | Child (0-7) Free

Take a trip through the breath-taking city of Granada, considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world, aboard the city's touristic train. This popular way to see the sights, the Alhambra Train provides a fantastic way to visit the most famous and important monuments throughout this fine city. Climb aboard to see Granada. Your one-hour journey begins as you take a comfortable seat and head out. The train, equipped with a panoramic style roof and big open windows in the carriages, ensures you a great view of the city. Listen to audio guides as they explain and explore the sights on the route's 11 stops.

With space to accommodate all, including those with special needs, and a well-planned route, you can see all the best offerings in the city. The tour starts at the remarkable Alhambra, an enchanting jewel of Islamic art. See the stately and expansive Plaza Nueva, followed by the lush green vegetation of the Paseo de los Tristes. Enjoy the magnificent views from the Mirador de San Nicolas, and the charming simplicity of San Miguel Bajo. Experience the hustle and bustle of Romanilla Square and view impressive street art.

Flamenco Show in Templo del Flamenco:
Show & Tapas Dinner Adults £40.00 | Child (4-10) £40.00 | Children under 4 Free

Be swept away by the spirit of flamenco in a centuries-old cave. Feel the passion of the music and the art of the dance in an unforgettable performance.

Highlights:

  • Flamenco in its purest form in the largest flamenco cave in the city
  • Highly professional and experienced artists
  • Unique scenery, illumination and direction

In the middle of the famous Albaicin neighbourhood, nestled amongst its winding streets, is El Templo del Flamenco, the largest flamenco cave in Granada.

On a daily basis young artists and experts in the field join together to hypnotise spectators in a fusion of vocal and instrumental art, known as the magic of flamenco.

With carefully decorated and illuminated scenery, as well as a stage strategically laid out for unobstructed vision, a minimum of six highly professional flamenco artists unleash their talent under the careful direction of Antonio Vallejo, director of the Municipal School of Flamenco in Granada.

Enjoy a spellbinding show with several dance and music numbers that will take your breath away.

Accompany it with a dinner consisting in local products or a drink served to you by professional and friendly waiters.

Granada

Day 4 | Cordoba

The UNESCO (The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) recognised in 1994 the universal importance of Cordoba's historic legacy, and extended the title of World Heritage Site not only to the Mosque Cathedral, but also to all the streets and buildings around it. In addition, in December 2012, Cordoba was awarded a further accolade: The Festival of the Patios (Courtyards) was added to the list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity sites.

Optional Excursions
City Sightseeing Bus Cordoba Hop On – Hop Off
Adults £16.00 | Child (5-13) £10.00 | Children up to 4 years Free

Ride in style on our red open-top buses and discover the beauty of Cordoba! There are two bus tour routes, the Red Line starts at Panoramic del Río and you'll be able to see the marvellous views of the river as our double-decker buses drive you all around the city. The Blue Line starts at the Baths of the Caliphates and whisks you away to the mosque, a couple of historical palaces and plazas, all of which are key aspects of Cordoba's culture! Remember, if you want to complete both lines, just hop on and off between lines whenever you want.

Cordoba

Days 5 - 6 | Seville

Discover Seville with a morning tour. Visit some of the capital’s top attractions such as the Royal Alcazar palace with its stunning halls, pavilions, patios and gardens in a variety of styles from Moorish and Mudejar to Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque.

Continue to the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the See, whose glorious Giralda belfry is Seville’s most iconic symbol. The cathedral began life as a mosque in the 12th century and has since grown to become the third-largest church in the world. Discover the 80 chapels and more than 700 works of religious art, see the amazing gilded altarpiece

Explore secluded Santa Cruz, the former Jewish quarter and today the most traditional neighbourhood in the old town. It is a warren of whitewashed lanes, alleys, archways and patios, each with a historical tale to tell. Enjoy a tapas lunch in a typical restaurant. In the evening, you can visit to a pulsating flamenco show.

Optional Excursions
Flamenco Show in Palacio Andaluz
Adults £40.00 | Children (6-12 years) £20

Operates Daily at 19.00 and 21.30. Show duration 1 hour 30 minutes.

Come and discover the passion and fire of flamenco in its heartland. El Patio Anadaluz is one of the top tablaos in a city that lives, breathes and sleeps flamenco.

You can choose from different options and times. Sit back and relax and enjoy the show with a drink or maybe you want to try some delicious traditional tapas. Or if you wish you can also go for a full à la carte dinner, prepared by our top team of chefs.

From the roots of flamenco in the heart of Seville, El Palacio Andaluz offers the best flamenco show in the city in one of the most luxurious and elegant venues in Spain.

Enjoy a passionate colourful evening of dance, music and song with our top team of artistes, many of whom have been awarded national and international prizes.

Discover the different musical styles, or palos, ranging from the poignant to the apotheosis.

Feel the fire of bulerias, soleás, alegrías, fandango, sevillanas, as well as other less well known flamenco styles and some classical Spanish ballet as you explore this extraordinary expression of the soul of the people of Andalusia.

Cruise over the river Guadalquivir
Adults £18.00 | Children up to 12 years £15.00

The River Guadalquivir, ancient, romantic and legendary artery of Seville.

It was from here that the conquistadors set sail in search of new worlds and even now is still the only navigable river in Spain.

In this one hour cruise, follow in the wake of Roman legions, Arab scholars and Spanish seafarers and learn about the importance of this great river in the history of Seville as you admire the great views of this magical city's skyline and waterfront.

From the deck of one of our fleet of comfortable modern vessels discover classical and modern Seville.

Some of the attractions you'll see include the Maestranza Bull ring, several of the city's many bridges including the famous bridge of the V Centenario, the picturesque quarter of Triana, the pavilions of the 1929 and 1992 Universal Exhibitions, the Towers of the Plaza de España, the Monastery of Santa Maria de las Cuevas where Columbus planned his voyage to the New World, the Giralda as well as some of the city's many churches, convents and monasteries.

You will receive an audio-guide with free headphones with a fascinating commentary on all the main sights you pass on this journey down the river of history.

City Sightseeing Bus Seville Hop On – Hop Off
Adults £19.00 | Child (5-12) £9.00

Stylish, romantic Seville is the artistic, cultural, and financial capital of Andalusia. This hop on hop off tour on a double decker bus gives you complete flexibility to get and off as many times as you want, so you can explore the city at your own pace with the same ticket.

Our new buses are specially adapted for people with limited mobility and with eight different stops to get on and off at you won’t miss any of the main attractions.

The tour starts at the magnificent Torre del Oro, built by the Islamic Almohad dynasty as a watchtower in the 13th Century.

Hop off for a walk around the splendid Plaza de España, a massive colonnaded semi-circular space built for the 1929 World Exhibition.

Explore the Maria Luisa Gardens, with its many orange trees, shady nooks and cool fountains.

Other stops include the Bridge of San Telmo, the University of Seville and the fascinating Triana neighbourhood, situated on the banks of the Guadalquivir River.

The tour also includes free admission to the Torre de los Perdigones, the Church of San Salvador and many other attractions as well as four different guided tours around the Maria Luisa Gardens, the old Santa Cruz Jewish Quarte, Macaraena and Triana.

The tour includes a convenient audio headphone system in 10 different languages. You’ll also be provided with a map and guidebook, including all the stops on the route, as well a book of vouchers offering discounts at different commercial establishments throughout the city.

Seville

Day 7 | Malaga

Venture back into Malaga for some last minute shopping or stay on the coast to relax at your hotel or along the sunny Costa del Sol and savour your last flavours of your delicious Andalusian adventure.

Benalmadena

 

Don't Miss

Rebujito

Mirador de San Nicolas

Flamenco

Rebujito
Freshen up with one of these tasty drinks made from mixing sherry with soda, usually a lemonade
Mirador de San Nicolas
The sight of the Sierra Nevada rising above the Alhambra is arguably the most romantic view in Spain
Flamenco
Visit a traditional tablao to experience the thrill of a performance of this pulsating music and dance genre
 

Package Prices

From £849 per person

  • Direct return flights from Jersey to Malaga with FlyDirect
  • 7 nights on a bed and breakfast basis in the selected 4* hotels*
  • 8 days car hire based on Category B, 5 door Opel Corsa or similar (upgrade supplement £29 available to Category D, 5 door Opel Astra or similar)
  • Contact details of our local representative in case of emergency

Parking during your holiday

Please note that where your hotel has onsite parking there will be no charge for you to use their car park during your stay. However, we are unable to secure you a space at the hotel in advance and all hotel parking will be on a first come first serve basis.

*All hotels will be of an excellent 4* standard, centrally located and with car parking on site or nearby. Daily breakfast is included, and the package price is based on 2 people sharing a standard room. Exact hotel details will be advised once a booking is confirmed.

 

Terms & Conditions

Terms and conditions for Andalusia Self Drive can be downloaded here.

Full booking conditions for all FlyDirect holidays can be viewed here.

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