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9 days in Madrid .... to ... Seville. Advice needed please

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9 days in Madrid .... to ... Seville. Advice needed please

Hi, I am visiting Madrid from 5 to 13 October then work our way down to Segonia, Alcazar, Toledo, Cordoba, Granada, Los Pueblos Blancos and Seville. There are 5 of us, 1 being over 60 and the rest are 40s to 50s. We intend to hire a car from Madrid and drive down. My questions :

(a) would it be too rush for us to visit all these place in 9 days?

(b) it is ok and safe to hire a car from Madrid and return in Seville as none of us speak any Spanish?

(c) Which car hire do you recommend? Need a reliable one.

(d) Would like to try a segway tour. Your views?

I shall come up with a more detailed itinerary but would like to have your comments first. Thanks!

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1. Re: 9 days in Madrid .... to ... Seville. Advice needed please

You have a very busy itinerary for your weeks visit, suggest you review in order to enjoy Spain.

Car rental www.auto-europe.co.uk

Check distances between destinations on the route planner www.viamichelin.com

You will require an International driving permit for Spain

Alhambra tickets www.ticketmaster.es

www.spain.info

www.andalucia.com

Andalucía white villages www.andalucia.com/villages/home.htm

Accommodation www.venere.com

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2. Re: 9 days in Madrid .... to ... Seville. Advice needed please

Thanks. I think we will be very tight, so need to cut down something. Will read them in a minute. We are actually going to Lisbon too after our visit to Portugal. Seems that we can't take the train but need to rely on coaches. Is there any other means to enter Lisbon from Seville?

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3. Re: 9 days in Madrid .... to ... Seville. Advice needed please

Phoebe:

Too many places in too short a time. This is the eternal problem of tourists. I would stay 2 days in each place.

Read Buying Alhambra Tickets Online and book VERY EARLY!

Read the Driving Guide for Foreigners.

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4. Re: 9 days in Madrid .... to ... Seville. Advice needed please

Thanks indeed! Will work out an itinerary for your comment first.

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5. Re: 9 days in Madrid .... to ... Seville. Advice needed please

Six places in 9 days is going to run you ragged. I think it's not possible. I would choose between Segovia and Toledo as day trips from Madrid. Then I would do either Seville or Cordoba and I would cut out the Pueblos Blancos. Buy your Alhambra tickets in advance as suggested by Benny for Granada. And you might look into flights from Granada or Seville to Lisbon. You can also take trains around Spain if you don't wish to drive which should make some of the travel a little faster.

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