Do you think you know everything about Spain? Time to change your mind. Explore both city wise and countryside, discover immense oceans of Olive Trees, witness unforgettable sunsets from your private candle light dinner table and uncover the secrets of nature: mountains, lakes and valleys with pristine waters and unspoilt beauty.

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Do you think you know everything about Spain? Time to change your mind. Explore both city wise and countryside, discover immense oceans of Olive Trees, witness unforgettable sunsets from your private candle light dinner table and uncover the secrets of nature: mountains, lakes and valleys with pristine waters and unspoilt beauty.

Enjoy slow pace: no hurry when it's a matter of taste. Your freedom to drive will take you around everywhere and ensure you do not miss any single detail. Be it in the countryside or in the cities, every minute counts and you need to savoir the moment. It’s only you and the destination. Nothing else matters.

Silvia
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Trip summary

  • Travel style Tailor-made travel
  • Departure Málaga
  • End Málaga
  • Countries
    • Spain
  • City
    • Cordoba
    • Seville
    • Ronda
    • Málaga
  • Theme Car and motorcycle self drive
  • Accommodation Superior
  • Flight Excluded
  • Guide Included
  • The tour has met our standards

Detailed itinerary

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  • 1
    Malaga - Cordoba (163 km / 1h 50min)
    Day 1 Transfer by car

    Arrival in Malaga. Right at the arrival hall you can find your AVIS desk, where your reservation has been made. We will book a manual intermediate car (Group E automatic ) unless you would prefer any other model. Please state when requesting your reservation.

    After briefing with Avis and getting your car key, head towards Cordoba for a very comfortable 1h 50 minutes. Arrival in Cordoba and check in to your hotel

    This afternoon we will dedicate to discover the impressive Mosque and the old town of Cordoba.

    Your private guide will take you through the old Jewish quarter visiting the Alcazar and its gardens (closed on Mondays), the tiny narrow streets of the old town and the unforgettable patios covered with flowers and painted tiles.

    Relax for a while by the hotel pool or explore the city in search of a restaurant.

    Evening is free for you to discover any interesting Cordoba corners.

    Overnight in Cordoba.

    Visited places:
    • Málaga
    • Cordoba
    Accommodation offered:
  • 2
    Cordoba - Sevilla (141 km / 1h30min)
    Day 2 Transfer by car

    Breakfast at the hotel. Start your drive to Sevilla, en route we recommend making an interesting stop at the monumental city of Carmona, where you will discover some unique landmarks of centuries 14, 15 and 16th. More than recommended is also a stop at the nice Parador for a lunch before proceeding to Sevilla, where we arrive in the afternoon.

    Time to relax after checking in to your hotel right in the heart of the old town. Get ready for your flamenco show in the evening. The show includes a quite special way of returning back to your hotel: by horse carriage, so that you can enjoy the illuminated city of Sevilla by night.

    Overnight in Sevilla.

    Visited places:
    • Cordoba
    • Seville
    Accommodation offered:
  • 3
    Seville
    Day 3 Transfer by car

    Breakfast at the hotel. Your private guide will take you around and show you the most important landmarks and will be to your disposal. Interior visit of both the Alcazar and the Cathedral is granted.

    Afternoon is free for your own discoveries.

    Overnight in Sevilla.

    Visited places:
    • Seville
    Accommodation offered:
  • 4
    Sevilla - Jerez - Ronda (206 km / 2h30min)
    Day 4 Transfer by car

    Breakfast at the hotel.In the morning drive to Jerez de la Frontera. The cradle of Sherry awaits you to unveil the secrets of this very special wine, praised worldwide since so many centuries already.

    On arrival in Jerez, you will visit two wineries. One of them is among the biggest in whole Andalusia and has centennial tradition of elaborating fine wines. The second one is a family run business, also with two centuries of tradition and here we will take a quite special visit where we will taste wines directly from the barrels with the help of a wine expert. The taste will be enhanced by local tapas, so this would work as a very decent light lunch.

    In the afternoon you proceed to Ronda, not without stopping on the way in Arcos de la Frontera and Setenil de las Bodegas, impressive example of building by the mountains.

    Arrival, check in and overnight in Ronda.

    PS: If you love horses, then the visit of Jerez might be enhanced by the show at the Real Escuela Española del Arte Ecuestre. Please enquire for timings.

    Visited places:
    • Seville
    • Ronda
    Accommodation offered:
  • 5
    Ronda
    Day 5 Transfer by car

    Breakfast at the hotel. Wake up in the middle of the countryside, at and old farm and olive mill converted into a hotel. You may enjoy a lazy morning to walk around the premises and learn about the area to discover the landscape and its unparalleled beauty.

    Your private guide is ready to take you down to Ronda city, where you will discover the impressive “Tajo” or gorge over the river, the old town hall converted into a nice Parador, or the bullfight arena, one of the oldest of Spain. The slow pace you experience in Ronda will leave a deep footprint in you, but much deeper will be the experience of private dining at a winery outside town, where your table is placed outdoors only for you with views to a memorable sunset (could be chill outside summer, please remember to bring some warm clothes). Savoir home made products freshly cooked by the winery owner and enjoy a quite special experience before been driven back to your hotel.

    Overnight in Ronda.

    Visited places:
    • Ronda
    Accommodation offered:
  • 6
    Ronda - Malaga (175 km / 2hr30min)
    Day 6 Transfer by car

    Breakfast at the hotel. Today we drive along the Costa del Sol (Sun Coast) to discover interesting points like Marbella or Puerto Banús. Enjoy the views for you to admire the sea and the beach. We suggest a stop in Malaga. The city has evolved lately into a quite interesting cultural hub that now offers up to three modern museums like Pompidou, Thyseen and Picasso. A visit would not be complete without touring the corners where the great painter was born.

    In the afternoon, drive to Velez-Malaga. Check in at hotel La Viñuela, where you admire the views over the lake. Dinner at the hotel, whose restaurant offers local product of the Axarquía area, famous for quality and local production.

    Overnight in Velez-Malaga.

    Visited places:
    • Ronda
    • Málaga
    Accommodation offered:
  • 7
    Velez - Malaga (260 km / 3 h)
    Day 7 Transfer by car

    Breakfast at the hotel. Lazy morning at the hotel premises. You can decide to pamper yourself at the spa, walk around or simply enjoy the views of the lake until midday, where you should drive to Granada for you to put the ice on the cake of this memorable trip in Granada, visiting the Unesco-listed palace of Alhambra. Your local guide is waiting for you at the monument to show you around every corner of this unique piece of art.

    Evening return to your hotel for overnight in Velez-Malaga.

    Visited places:
    • Málaga
    Accommodation offered:
  • 8
    Velez - Malaga
    Day 8 Transfer by car

    Breakfast at the hotel.We start our return to Malaga, where we drop our car off and get ready for our flight back home.

    Visited places:
    • Málaga
  • Prices and conditions

    Price includes
    • Accommodation in hotels listed with daily BREAKFAST during 7 nights
    • Car rental during 8 days: Rate, CDW, TP and taxes
    • Private licensed local guide in Cordoba for half day tour
    • Tickets to Cordoba Mosque and Alcazar
    • Private licensed local guide in Sevilla for half day tour
    • Tickets to SevillaAlcazar and Cathedral
    • Flamenco show with horse carriage ride in Sevilla
    • Winery visit and tasting in two different cellars, one of them with enhanced paired tapas
    • Private candlelight dinner in Ronda
    • Ronda private guide for half day tour.
    • Private licensed local guide in Granada for half day tour
    • Tickets to Alhambra Palace
    Price does not include
    • Airfare of transatlantic international flights
    • Additional driver, this must be paid at the moment of rental directly to AVIS.
    • Bottled beverages; meals where not listed
    • Optional gratuities to guides, drivers.
    • Travel insurance
    • Visas, laundry, and personal items.