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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 £898 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

*If the suggested hotel is not available at the time of booking, hotel accommodation of an equal standard will be provided.

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.

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.

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.

Jerez de la Frontera
The historical city of Jerez has an aristocratic air. A city famous for many things from the birth of Flamenco to Equestrian Art but nothing more so than its fertile lands and authentic sweet sherry.

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 min124.9 km / 78 miles
Days 4 - 5Séville2 h 17 min205.7 km / 128 miles
Day 6Jerez de la Frontera1 h 6 min90.9 km / 56 miles
Day 7Málaga2 h 29 min229.2 km / 142 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.

Close to Torremolinos, Benalmadena is a popular resort that is linked with the more traditional fishing village of La Carihuela. The focal point of Benalmadena is the marina, a well-established area with plenty of shops, bars and restaurants.

Your hotel in Benalmadena, Malaga is the 4* Ibersol Alay

Optional Excursions
Cable Car Benalmádena:
Adults £12.50 | Child (3-12) £9.50

If you have a head for heights, then make sure you don’t miss this stunning cable car ride to the top of Mount Calamorro, enjoying stunning views over the coast and mountains of Benalmadena during the climb.

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.

Your hotel in Granada is the 4* Hotel Corona De Granada

Optional Excursions
Guided Visit of Alhambra Palace & Generalife - On Request Only
Adults £42.00 | Child (8-12) £17.50 | Child (0-7) £9.00

Don't miss the opportunity to visit the spectacular Alhambra Palace in Granada, often referred to as “The eighth wonder of the world”. Advance booking is highly recommended.

Flamenco Show in Templo del Flamenco:
Show & Tapas Dinner Adults £33.50 | Child (4-10) £22.50

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.

Granada

Days 4 - 5 | 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.

Your hotel in Seville is the 4* Silken Al_Andulas

Optional Excursions
Flamenco Show in Palacio Andaluz
Adults £37.00 | Child free until 13 years

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.

Cruise over the river Guadalquivir
Adults £14.00 | Child free until 13 years

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.

Touristic Bus Sevilla
Adults £16.00 | Child (5-12) £7.00

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.

Seville

Day 6 | Jerez de la Frontera

Because of its wine, Jerez or Sherry, the name of the City crossed international borders several years ago. It is home to the Carthusian horse and Fighliting Bull, the birthplace of flamenco and a city of motor racing.

Your hotel in Jerez is the 4* Jerez Hotel & Spa

Optional Excursions
Horse Show in Real Escuela Andaluza
Adults £18.50 | Child (4-13): £11.50

The unique show, "How the Andalusian Horses Dance", is an equestrian ballet accompanied by quintessential Spanish music and 18th century styled costumes.

Bodegas Gonzalez Byass
Adults: £11.50 | Child (4-17) £6.00

Taste some of the best sherries in the world and learn how they are made with a visit to one of the top bodegas in Jerez.

Palacio del Virrey
Adults: £6.50 | Child (5-12) £3.50

The Palace is located in what was called after the Reconquest, Calle Real (Royal Street), then it changed to Pozuelo (Calle Pozuelo) and later on to Conde de los Andes after the death of the 6th Count of the Andes.

Jerez

Day 7 | Malaga

Return to the 4* Ibersol Alay

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.

Optional Excursions
Horse Show – El Ranchito
Adults £22.50 | Child (5-14) £12.50 (includes transport from hotel)

Experience first-hand a genuine Andalusian horse show and see the most beguiling equestrian ballet imaginable. This spellbinding performance of the Rhythm on Horse show offers a rare insight into one of the least commercialised aspects of Spanish culture.

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 £898 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

*If the suggested hotel is not available at the time of booking, hotel accommodation of an equal standard will be provided.

 

Terms & Conditions

Terms and conditions for Analdusia Self Drive can be downloaded here

Full booking conditions for all FlyDirect holidays can be viewed here

Hotels & Accommodation in Andalusia Self Drive

Hotel Corona De Granada

Hotel Corona De Granada

Situated in the centre of Granada, yet easy to find by car, the Hotel Corona De Granada offers easy and quick access to the main shopping shopping and leisure areas of the city, with sites such as the Cathedral and Capilla Real just a 15 minute walk away. There are many restaurants, shops and bars in the local area.

Ibersol Alay

Ibersol Alay

New to the FlyDirect programme for 2017, the Ibersol Alay enjoys a fantastic position, just footsteps away from the well-known and popular marina area in Benalmadena. A wealth of shops, bars and restaurants line the edge of this pretty marina, and it's the perfect spot to enjoy a drink and watch the world go by. Beach lovers need only walk a little further to be on the sand.

Jerez Hotel & Spa

Jerez Hotel & Spa

The classic and traditional hotel Jerez is well situated, with a choice of restaurants in the immediate area, and a pleasant 15 minute stroll taking you into the heart of town. Located just off one of the main Avenidas, navigating to the hotel in your hire car is simple, and ample parking is included.

Silken Al-Andalus Hotel

Silken Al-Andalus Hotel

The Silken Al-Andalus is a large hotel, situated on the outskirts of Seville centre, and close enough to the highway to allow for smooth and easy arrival and departure by car, avoiding the heavy traffic associated with the centre. Once you have arrived, parked and unpacked you can then walk or take a taxi or bus into the city itself.

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