Individual Travel Andalucia
⇒ Individual Travel Andalucia including Alhambra
⇒ A good rental car of service-oriented company
⇒ Small-scale, charming and centrally located hotels
⇒ First-hand tips. We live here!
⇒ Customized itineraries and personalized service
Andalucia complete (21 days)
El Torcál – Córdoba – Sevilla – Arcos – Tarifa – Málaga – Granada – Alpujarras – Cabo de Gata
This Self-drive tour Andalucia 21 days gives you a total picture of Andalucia. The program is a mix of large cities, authentic villages, quiet nature reserves and beaches. A very complete and varied trip. In Sevilla, Córdoba and Granada you will experience the rich history of the Moorish domination of this part of Spain. There are many beautiful buildings to visit. The Alcázar in Sevilla, the Mezquita in Córdoba and the Alhambra in Granada are the most important. Málaga is a pleasant port city and has the Picasso Museum as a highlight. This travel programme includes three main nature reserves. Doñana, Grazalema and the Alpujarras. Here you can enjoy the peace, discover the flora and fauna, and take beautiful walks. Two beach visits are also planned. Tarifa on the Costa de la Luz in the west and Cabo de Gata in the east. Two very different coasts. They have in common that they are both quiet areas where you will not encounter so many other tourists.
Itinerary of this Self-Drive Andalucia:
|1||arrival Málaga - Antequera||Plane/Car||Antequera|
|3||Antequera - Córdoba||Car||Córdoba|
|5||Córdoba - Sevilla||Car||Sevilla|
|7||Sevilla - Arcos de la Frontera||Car||Arcos de la Frontera|
|8||Arcos de la Frontera||Arcos de la Frontera|
|9||Arcos de la Frontera||Arcos de la Frontera|
|10||Arcos de la Frontera - Tarifa||Car||Tarifa|
|12||Tarifa - Málaga||Car||Málaga|
|14||Málaga - Granada||Car||Granada|
|15||Granada / Alhambra||Granada|
|16||Granada - Alpujarras||Car||Alpujarras|
|18||Alpujarras - Cabo de Gata||Car||Cabo de Gata|
|19||Cabo de Gata||Cabo de Gata|
|20||Cabo de Gata - Nerja||Car||Nerja|
|21||Nerja - departure Málaga||Car/Plane|
Day to day:
Day 1: Arrival Málaga – Antequera
You arrive at Málaga airport. Welcome to Andalucia! After you have picked-up the rental car, you only have to drive about 30 minutes to reach your easy to find hotel in Antequera. Antequera is a small town with a beautiful old center. There are nice tapas bars where you can relax and recover from the trip. Depending on your arrival time, this evening or otherwise the next morning, an employee of Tejeda Travel will visit the hotel. You will receive the remaining travel documents and the course of the journey will be discussed with you.
Day 2: Antequera
Today you can make a city walk through Antequera. Because of its strategic location, the town has a very rich history. Even dolmens can be found right outside the city. In the city it is a mix of Roman, Islamic and medieval buildings. The character of the city is, however, formed by the Baroque Spanish architecture. Today you could possibly walk the Camino del Rey . We will be happy to help you book your tickets. A visit to El Torcal Natural Park, 10 km south of Antequera, is also highly recommended. Here you will find a surreal landscape through beautifully worn rock formations. There are short but nice walks to make.
Day 3: Antequera – Córdoba
After breakfast you will be on your way to Córdoba. The motorway is about 110 kilometers or 1:15 hours. Enough time for a stop at the Laguna de Fuente de Piedra. This is a large natural lake and breeding area for the flamingo and many other birds. Between February and August there are about 20,000 flamingos to be admired. Then you continue the road to Córdoba. You will check-in to a beautiful hotel in the centre of the city. The hotel has its own parking facilities. In the evening you can stroll through the narrow streets.
Day 4: Córdoba
You have the whole day to visit Córdoba at your leisure. Córdoba was once the Islamic capital of the Iberian Peninsula. Of course, you should not miss the Mezquita, according to many the most beautiful building in Andalucia. In addition, Córdoba is best known for its Jewish quarter, a maze of small streets and patios. You can spend hours wandering around… If you really want to relax after a long day, the Hammam Baños Arabes is a must. You can relax in an Arabian atmosphere.
Day 5: Córdoba – Sevilla
The shortest route from Córdoba to Sevilla is 150 km in 1.5 hours. You will arrive at your beautiful hotel in the popular Santa Cruz district with the main attractions very close by. Although it is quite busy in Sevilla, you will be able to easily find the hotel and the parking garage with our clear route description. Of course there is still plenty of time for a city walk. Perhaps you could still attend a Flamenco show tonight. The addresses you will get from us.
Day 6: Sevilla
You have a whole day to discover Sevilla. There is a lot to see. The most famous sights are of course the giant Cathedral (the largest Gothic cathedral in the world) with the Giralda and the Alcázar; a beautiful structure (originally a fortress) that is on the list of World Heritage Sites. But Sevilla also has a number of interesting museums, such as the Flamenco Museum. You could take a tour of the bullring La Real Maestranza. Bullfighting will not be everyone’s taste, but it is an important aspect of Spanish culture. You can also enjoy life in the narrow streets, squares and bars. It buzzes until late at night…
Day 7: Sevilla – Arcos de la Frontera
You will leave the busy city of Sevilla and find some peace in the beautiful white village of Arcos de la Frontera. You are there in 1:15 hours and the distance is no more than 110 km. Enough time for a detour. Today you could visit the Roman Itálica , just outside Sevilla. Here you will find an amphitheatre and well-preserved mosaics. In Arcos you will stay in a pleasant hotel in the historical centre of the village. Arcos is a real Pueblo Blanco. Narrow streets and white houses decorated with a lot of flowers.
Day 8: Arcos de la Frontera
There is much to do in the surroundings of Arcos. If you like nature and in particular birds, you can visit the natural park Doñana. Doñana is the largest nature park in the south of Spain with more than 400 bird species, including the flamingo. From Sanlucar de Barrameda (70 km from Arcos) you can make scenic boat trips through the park. If you prefer to go hiking, the Grazalema Natural Park is a must. This is perhaps the best hiking area in Andalucia. It is only half an hour drive from Arcos to the town of El Bosque, the starting point of several walking routes through this beautiful area.
It is also very nice to explore the area by car. There are many pueblos blancos (white villages) that you can visit.
Day 9: Arcos de la Frontera
Another day to explore Arcos or its surroundings. You could visit Jerez de la Frontera. Jerez is known for its sherry. It is possible to get a guided tour in one of the wineries. Interesting and tasty. This is also the city of beautiful Andalucian horses. There are opportunities to attend training sessions or you can visit a equestrian show where the horses perform their skills. You will receive all information from us.
Day 10: Arcos de la Frontera – Tarifa
Today you can drive to the Atlantic coast. The fastest route is via the highway: 150 km in 1.5 hours. There are several interesting detours to be considered. Perhaps it is an idea to visit Vejer de la Frontera. A beautiful Pueblo Blanco located on a hillside. And then you could drive along the infinitely long and abandoned beaches at Barbate. Tarifa is the southernmost tip of Spain. Here you will find long wide beaches and certainly there will be a nice ocean breath.
Day 11: Tarifa
You can rest on the beach today. But you could also make a boat trip to see whales and dolphins. They swim from April to October between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. From Tarifa you can almost touch Africa. It is only 14 km away. There are fast ferries and you are only one hour away from the Moroccan port city of Tanger. A nice trip and you are here in a whole different world.
Day 12: Tarifa – Málaga
The route continues to the port city of Málaga. You are there in 1:45 hours.
If you like you could visit Gibraltar on the way. Gibraltar is a part of the United Kingdom. It’s really English, although they drive on the right. The characteristic of Gibraltar is the great rock. According to legend one of the pillars of Hercules. There is a cable car to get you on top of the rock. The rock is populated by a large monkey colony. The monkeys are sometimes a bit cheeky, so watch your stuff!
The hotel in Malaga is very centrally located, so you are close to the lively squares in the evening.
Day 13: Málaga
Málaga is yet not so well known by tourists. It is a pleasant city with a harbor, beach and palm-lined boulevard. There is plenty of time to explore Málaga at your leisure. One of the highlights is the Picasso museum which is housed in a beautifully renovated palace.
Day 14: Málaga – Granada
Via the highway 130 kilometers in 1.5 hours. Do you like winding mountain lanes with spectacular views? Then you could go via the road Suspiro del Moro . That takes about 1.5 hours longer. In any case, you enter Granada with a view of the (snowy) peaks of the Sierra Nevada, an excellent ski resort up to almost 3500 meters. You will stay in a beautiful hotel, located between the Alhambra and the old town. There are good restaurants in Granada. The best addresses you will get from us!
Day 15: Granada
Today you will explore the Alhambra. Beautiful Moorish palaces in landscaped gardens. We have arranged the entrance tickets in advance so that you can be sure that you are allowed everywhere. Of course the Alhambra is not the only thing you want to see from Granada. Most of the sights are just a short walk away. A walk through the Albayzin district is a must. Here you will find typical small cottages with flowers decorated. In the evening you can relax on one of the many squares of Granada.
Day 16: Granada – Alpujarras
You will explore the Alpujarras, the mountainous southern flank of the Sierra Nevada. The route to your overnight stay is magnificent. Over meandering lanes through green juicy valleys with snow-capped mountain tops in the background. It’s about 120 km in 2 hours. One of the specialities of this region is the dried ham, which you can see everywhere in the bars. Maybe it’s nice to make a stop in Trevelez. Here the best ham seems to be made. You will stay in a beautifully located Bed & Breakfast.
Day 17: Alpujarras
A day to relax or to be very active. Of course there are many beautiful walking routes. Unto the peaks of the Sierra Nevada. But you could also explore the area on horseback or on a mountain bike. A lot is offered.
Day 18: Alpujarras – Cabo de Gata
Today you will have a 2.5-hour drive ahead. But the scenery is wonderful so you won’t get bored. Your goal is the Cabo de Gata Natural Park, in the southeast of Spain. It is the largest protected coastal area of Andalucia. On your way you could visit the only desert in Europe near Tabernas. Here many Western movies have been recorded. It is an impressive landscape.
Day 19: Cabo de Gata
Today you can explore the bizarre landscape of Cabo de Gata. Because of its volcanic origin, you will find sharp rock formations, steep cliffs and beautiful bays. A very special landscape and you will hardly encounter any other tourist.
Day 20: Cabo de Gata – Nerja
You are, we think, too far from Málaga to drive in one go to the airport. Therefore you make another stopover in Nerja. The ride takes about 3 hours. Nerja is a pleasant town where you can have dinner on the beach in the evening. If you are interested, you could also visit the famous caves.
Day 21: Nerja – departure Málaga
Depending on the time of departure you can still enjoy the beach or the swimming pool. The airport is a 50-minute drive away. This is the end of the program.
Individual Travel Andalucia
Hotels (upon availability):
|Córdoba||Posada de Vallina||www.hhposadadevallina.es|
|Arcos de la Frontera||El Convento||www.hotelelconvento.es|
|Tarifa||La Casa de la Favorita||www.lacasadelafavorita.com|
|Granada||Santa Isabel La Real||www.hotelsantaisabellareal.com|
|Cabo de Gata||Cala Grande||www.calagrande.es|
|Nerja||Puerta del Mar||www.hotelpuertadelmar.es|
The hotels we offer during this holiday are carefully selected for you. Location and charm are important criteria for us. More importantly, of course, are your wishes If you prefer different hotels, we can also include those for you in the trip. The hotel rooms in the offer are subject to availability. If you book the trip, we will try to reserve the rooms immediately. In case there is no availability we offer you an alternative. Only after all the rooms have been definitively reserved for you, you will receive an invoice. In this way you know exactly what you are paying for.
Price: from EUR 1695,-per person
- 21 days Rental Car type D (Opel Corsa or equivalent) including second driver, all necessary insurances, free mileage
- 20 hotel nights instandard room including breakfast
- Alhambra tickets (EUR 15,- each)
- ‘Meet and greet’ in the hotel in Antequera
- Road map
- Extensive travel description with clear maps, lots of tips and information
- Assistance Tejeda Travel
- Airline tickets
- Airline tickets
- Other excursions
- Parking costs (about EUR 160,-)
Car Rental Conditions
- A credit card (with pin code) in the main driver´s name is mandatory (MasterCard or VISA).
- To be allowed to drive the rental car you must be at least 23 years old and have a valid driving license for at least 2 years
- Upon pick up of the rental car you pay for a full tank of fuel. There is a refund for each quarter tank on return.
- You also have to pay a deposit which will be refunded upon undamaged return of the car. An extra insurance for a Collison Damage Waiver (CDW) is optional.