After a year (50+ years!) of planning this trip to Spain, I need some last minute help so all goes as smoothly as possible.
Unfortunately, I fell down some concrete steps and ended up with a Grade 3 sprain in my right foot and ankle a couple weeks ago. But I am NOT deterred! Spain--here I come!
Granada 2 nights (Alhambra tickets)
It's me, hubbie, and 14 year old grandson. I want to see and do as much as we can while still having enough time to just wander, eat at outdoor tapas bars/restaurants/cafes and 'watch the world go by.'
Problem is that with my severe ankle sprain I'm going to be somewhat limited to the amount of walking I can do.
Here's my specific questions:
Madrid--We're staying very near Retiro Park. I'm assuming it has benches so wandering through it at leisure will be fine?
I know the Art Museums will be fine as there are usually a lot of benches to sit on to "contemplate the art."
Doable for me to stroll the Castle Gardens? Think the castle itself would be too much walking for me.
Segovia day trip: I understand that the train station is right across from our hotel (Petit Palace Savoy Alfonso XII.) But should we take the train to Segovia and then catch a bus there OR just take a bus straight to Segovia. If the latter, where do we catch it and is it a short walking distance from our hotel? Or, if not, what public transportation should we take that would NOT involve a lot of walking for me??
Toledo: We are staying at the Parador there. I know it is NOT walking distance to the town itself. We probably won't arrive until about 6pm. Should we just plan on checking in, eating onsite, and relaxing at the Parador for that first night? The next day we plan on going with our originally-planned tour. I'm assuming the tour guide we've arranged (private 3 hours) will be able to accommodate my needs? What is the best way to go back and forth between the Parador and the town/city of Toledo?
Sevilla: Do you suggest going to an olive-oil tasting tour within the city or taking a tour outside of the city in the countryside?
Ronda: what would be good for us to do for the 2 nights/3 days we are there that wouldn't involve a lot of walking? Certainly driving around the Pueblos Blancos but any specific things in the city itself that I'd be able to do? (I can walk about 2 hours before being in pain and 'hitting a wall.')
Granada: have tickets for the Alhambra. We can walk around the Generalife gardens on our own (not timed with the Alhambra entry tickets, correct?) We are staying at El Ladron de Agua. Is the Alhambra and Albayzin walkable from there or will we need to use public transporation? Is public transportation easily accessible from our hotel?
Thank you for all and any help you can give.
If I don't get answers from posting this on the general Spain forum, I'll probably need to repost it on the specific city forums but I hate to 'clutter' the forum too much. Please advise.