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Combining some of Spain’s greatest monuments and staying in Paradors - converted historic buildings that provide elegant and characterful accommodation - this self-drive delves into the heart of Spain with visits to Granada, Toledo and Ronda.
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Fly to Madrid, pick up your hire car at the
airport and drive to the Unesco-listed city of
Toledo. Stay 2 nights at the Parador de Toledo
with views over the old town. (N)
Full day at leisure to explore the diverse
sights of the former capital of Spain. During
the middle ages, Toledo flourished as a city
where Muslims, Jews and Christians peacefully
Morning drive to Granada via Jaen, renowned
for its olive oil and the medieval Santa
Catalina Castle. Stay 2 nights at the Parador
de Granada, set within the grounds of the
Alhambra complex. (B)
Full day at leisure to visit the magnificent
Moorish stronghold of the Alhambra Palace,
the Arab-Jewish quarter of Albaicin and the
Generalife gardens. (B)
Morning drive to the town of Ronda. Set either
side of a gaping gorge in the mountains, it
has one of the most dramatic settings in all of
Spain. Stay overnight at the Parador de Ronda,
overlooking the gorge itself. (B)
Morning at leisure to relax or visit the bullring
and its museum. Afternoon drive to Carmona.
Stay 2 nights at the Parador de Carmona, set
in a 14th-century Moorish fortress. (B)
Day at leisure to explore this picturesque
hilltop town dotted with palaces, majestic Mudéjar churches and two Moorish forts.
Alternatively visit Seville, approximately 40
minutes by car. (B)
Morning drive to Mérida, via the town of Zafra,
known as Little Seville due its Moorish heritage
and pretty white houses. Afternoon at leisure to
explore Mérida, the capital of the Extremadura
region, renowned for its Roman ruins including
a Roman theatre and Temple of Diana. Stay
overnight at the Parador de Mérida, set in an
18th-century former convent. (B)
Drive to Madrid airport and drop off your hire
car. Fly home. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
Available on request.
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