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Andalusia Essentials - Self Drive

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Day 1: ARRIVAL MALAGA

Pass By: Malaga airport - Costa del Sol, Av. del Comandante García Morato, s/n, 29004, Málaga, Spain
Arrive at Malaga airport and meet with a rent-a-car representative to assist you in picking up the rental car. Afterwards, take a stroll around the centre of Malaga, enjoy the museums, restaurants, historic locations, and the lovely port. If time permits, check out Torremolinos, one of the most popular beach resorts in Spain. Located just under 20 kilometres away from central Malaga, this beautiful resort is famous for its long sandy beach and tasty seafood.

Overnight in Costa del Sol.

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Superior Hotel Category = Don Pedro or similar 4*

Day 2: MALAGA – GRANADA (125 Km – 1.5 hrs on the A-92)

Pass By: Sercotel Gran Hotel Luna De Granada, Plaza del Guitarrista Manuel Cano, 2, 18004 Granada, Spain
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before departing for Granada. Check in upon arrival and begin exploring the historic city of Granada and its greatest treasure, the Alhambra palace. For more than 1,000 years, this ‘pearl set in emeralds’ has stood atop Sabika hill overlooking the city, gaining in importance during the Moorish Nasrid dynasty, which turned the original castle into the palace of today. The royal complex and gardens were built to be a heaven on earth, with cool patios, fountains and intricate carvings. Marvel at the many jaw-dropping rooms, such as the Court of the Myrtles and the Hall of the Ambassadors, which are decorated in elaborate honeycomb arabesque plasterwork. Admire, too, the Court of Lions, which medieval Islamic poets described as the physical realisation of paradise.

Overnight in Granada

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Superior Hotel Category = Sercotel Gran Luna or similar4*

Day 3: GRANADA

Pass By: Sercotel Gran Hotel Luna De Granada, Plaza del Guitarrista Manuel Cano, 2, 18004 Granada, Spain
Indulge in breakfast and continue exploring Granada. 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 and still maintains its original chaotic layout. Narrow cobblestone alleys of tightly packed whitewashed houses snake their way upwards to the various vantage points offering breathtaking views of the Alhambra nestled under the Sierra Nevada.

Overnight in Granada

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Superior Hotel Category = Sercotel Gran Luna or similar4*

Day 4: GRANADA - CORDOBA (201 Km – 2.15 hrs on the A-92 / A-45)

Pass By: Ayre Hotel Córdoba, Calle Poeta Alonso de Bonilla, 3, 14012 Córdoba, Spain
Depart from Granada to Cordoba after breakfast at the hotel. Cordoba was the capital of the Moorish Caliphate of Al-Andalus during the height of its powers and glory, and nowhere is this wealth more evident than in the magnificent Great Mosque, which is now the Catholic cathedral. Wander through the collonaded prayer halls, which are decorated with hundreds of marble columns joined by two-tone arches. Admire the mihrab and the side chapels, with their eclectic mix of arabesque and baroque styles. Stroll through the Patio of the Orange Trees, an oasis of peace cooled by the shade of 100 trees, and admire the arabesque decorations of exterior doorways. Continue the tour by walking to the former Jewish Quarter to visit the 14th-century synagogue.

Overnight in Cordoba

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Superior Hotel Category = Ayre Cordoba or similar 4*

Day 5: CORDOBA – SEVILLE (145 Km – 2 hrs on the A-4)

Pass By: Hotel Catalonia Giralda, Calle Sierra Nevada, 3, 41003 Sevilla, Spain
Discover Seville with a morning walk after check-in at the hotel. Visit some of the Andalusian capital’s top attractions such as the Royal Alcazar Palace and the Cathedral – both UNESCO World Heritage Sites – as well as Santa Cruz, its most picturesque old town neighbourhood. The Royal Alcazar traces its origins to the 10th century when it became the palace of a Moorish caliph. Over the centuries, it has been expanded with a series of stunning halls, pavilions, patios and gardens in a variety of styles from Moorish and Mudejar to Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque. Admire the elaborate arabesque carvings, the ornate tile work and the fine tapestries and paintings decorating the walls. Behold the brilliance of the inner domes of the Hall of Ambassadors and the Patio of Dolls, and wander the tranquil landscaped gardens. Continue to the Cathedral, 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 – which took 80 years to make – and stroll through the peaceful Patio of the Orange Trees. Next, 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 tasty tapas lunch in a typical restaurant (not included).

Overnight in Seville.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Superior Hotel Category = Catalonia Giralda or similar 4*

Day 6: SEVILLE

Pass By: Hotel Catalonia Giralda, Calle Sierra Nevada, 3, 41003 Sevilla, Spain
Indulge in breakfast at the hotel. Then, continue with discovering this fascinating city and its surroundings. Maybe forget about the main landmarks and maps in order to let the city surprise you with its hidden gems while you get lost on the beautifully arranged streets.

Overnight in Seville

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Superior Hotel Category = Catalonia Giralda or similar 4*

Day 7: SEVILLE - MALAGA (205 Km – 2.5 hrs on the A-92)

Pass By: Sol Don Pedro, Av. del Lido, s/n, 29620 Torremolinos, Málaga, Spain
On your way from Seville to Malaga, perhaps make a stop in the beautiful town of Jerez de la Frontera. Because of its locally produced wine - Jerez or Sherry - the name of the city crossed international borders several years ago. It is home to the Carthusian horse and bullfighting, the birthplace of flamenco, a city of motor racing, and other important events. Continue to the Malaga area and check in to your hotel for your last night in Andalusia.

Overnight in Costa del Sol

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Superior Hotel Category = Don Pedro or similar 4*

Day 8: DEPART MALAGA

Pass By: Malaga airport - Costa del Sol, Av. del Comandante García Morato, s/n, 29004, Málaga, Spain
End this unforgettable journey by returning the vehicle to the rent a car company near the airport. Return procedure and exact designated area will be adviced by rent a car company when you pick up the car on arrival day. The rent-a-car shuttle service will transfer you to the terminal for you to catch your departure flight back home.

Breakfast included.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Malaga airport - Costa del Sol, Av. del Comandante García Morato, s/n, 29004, Málaga, Spain
Duration
8 days
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 7x Breakfast
  • Accommodation included: 7 nights
  • Departure transfer on a shared basis, from the car rental company offices to Malaga Airport.
  • CAR HIRE INCLUDED:
  • - Applicable local taxes (VAT)
  • - Unlimited mileage
  • - Emergency contact service
  • - Replacement car in case of accident
  • - Full-Full petrol rate
  • - All-inclusive insurance.
Exclusions
  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, laundry,...
  • Drinks and meals not stated explicitly in the programme
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned in the included section
  • National or International flights
  • All types of insurance except of mentioned rent-a-car insurance
  • Entry visas to Spain and Gibraltar (if applicable)
  • Entrance tickets to any venue, museum or activity.
  • NOT INCLUDED IN CAR HIRE:
  • - Damage to a third party or to the hire vehicle due to negligence or inappropriate driving
  • - Loss or damage to aerials, jack, safety triangles and vests, windscreen wipers, petrol cap,
  • luggage covers, or any other fixed or mobile component of the vehicle
  • - Damage to the engine through negligence
  • - Theft of the vehicle with keys left in the ignition
  • - Damage caused to the vehicle or to persons through driving under the Influence of alcohol or drugs
  • - Fines due to breaking traffic laws and regulations during the hire period are the responsibility
  • of the driver of the vehicle. In the event of a fine being received there will be
  • an administration charge
  • - If the car is left outside of rent a car drop off designated area, customers will be responsible
  • for any costs generated and for any damage to the vehicle due to it being parked outside
  • of the Rent a Car installations
  • - Each additional driver per day
  • - Any extra equipment (GPS, baby seat etc)
  • - No insurance cover in Gibraltar.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 9 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Drivers age from 26 to 75 years old (must have had their driver´s licence for a minimum of one year)
  • Pick-up hours are from Monday to Sunday, 07:00 to 22:00 hrs. Pick-up outside of these times are subject to a surcharge
  • Drivers who are not citizens of the European Union must present an international driver’s licence together with the original from their country of origin
  • If the customer returns the vehicle earlier than the agreed upon drop-off date stated in the rental contract, the rental company will not refund the customer for any unused days
  • Deposit credit card Visa or MasterCard only
  • Accident/theft reporting must be notified within 48hours of incident
  • In cases where, following the return of the vehicle, additional cleaning is required due to the car being dirty beyond the level expected from normal vehicle use, an additional charge shall apply, against evidence of the cost of the service provided.
  • Instructions for car collection. Day 1: On arrival at the airport head to the hall to meet with an OK-rent-a-car representative. Day 8: Return procedure and exact designated area will be adviced by rent a car company when you pick up the car on arrival day.
  • What do I need to bring? Comfortable and light clothing is the most suitable for travelling in Spain. Visitors should not wear sleeveless shirts, shorts, short skirts or skimpy clothing when visiting temples, religious or official buildings. Sun protection, sunglasses, a hat and mosquito repellent in summer can be very useful during your stay.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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