Montefrio basking in the southern Spanish sun, Granada, Spain

Self Drive Tour of Southern Spain: Andalucia

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Customizable Itinerary

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Countries Visited

Spain

Places Visited

Seville,  Córdoba,  Antequera,  Granada...

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Suggested Duration

7 Days

Dare to experience the joys of Andalusia, the birthplace of so many famous Spanish traditions: festivals, siestas, bull fights, tapas. After a few days, you will be under the spell of another land that is so far away from everyday reality. The kingdom of the ancient Moors, Andalusia basks in the southern Spanish sun and overflows with unimaginable beauty. From the elegance of Seville to the grandeur of Granada, and the beauty of the Costa del Sol, this magical place will delight and enchant you.

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Trip Highlights

  • Explore the enchanting cities and beautiful landscape of Andalusia
  • Travel by car at your own pace and stop at your choice of sights
  • Visit magnificent cities: Seville, Córdoba, Granada, Málaga, Ronda
  • Take a side trip to Mijas, a typical whitewashed village with sea views
  • Go on a treasure hunt of historic monuments in the city of Antequera
  • Tour the spectacular Alhambra Palace, a breathtaking Moorish fortress
  • See the most important Islamic site in Europe, Córdoba’s old mosque
  • Experience traditional Andalusia culture: tapas and Flamenco dance
  • Wander the medieval streets, relax in courtyards, enjoy the ambience

Detailed Description

When the Moors of North Africa arrived in southern Spain in the 8th century, they discovered a landscape so wondrous that they decided to stay for 700 years. With its plentiful supply of water and lush vegetation, Andalusia was considered an oasis. The Moors made their new home an earthly paradise, a place that seemed more like a dream than a kingdom. Over several centuries, this ancient Moorish empire became one of the most magnificent civilizations the world has ever seen. Under Islamic rule, a multicultural society of Muslims, Jews and Christians flourished. Andalusia’s fascinating legacy of cultural heritage is seen in its magnificent historic monuments, which are resplendent examples of Islamic architecture and design.

This customizable tour of Spain allows you to travel by car at your own pace. You’ll discover the splendid sites and world-renowned cities of Seville, Córdoba, Granada, Málaga and Ronda. You’ll also visit the small but noteworthy town of Antequera, with its exceptional Roman ruins, and the typical whitewashed village of Mijas that has spectacular seaside views. As you drive to your destinations, you’ll have a chance to admire the incredible Andalusian landscapes—from the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range to the Costa del Sol.

Immerse yourself in the convivial squares, energy and culture of this amazing place. Marvel at the splendid artistry of Moorish architecture in Seville, the intricate patterns are remarkable. Seville is a place of unforgettable spirit, where the old streets, the peaceful River Guadalquivir and the magic rhythm of the Flamenco dance add to its charm. At the Alhambra in Granada, stunning palaces and lush gardens filled with fountains will enchant you. On the Costa del Sol, you’ll vacation like the rich and famous at exclusive restaurants and beach clubs. In Córdoba, admire the grandeur of La Mezquita, an UNESCO World Heritage Site. This exquisitely preserved 8th-century mosque is a triumph of Islamic design and a tribute to the glory of the ancient Moorish kingdom. Explore the labyrinth of narrow streets in Córdoba’s medieval Jewish quarter.

This self drive tour of Southern Spain will immerse you in the best of what Southern Spain has to offer and will surely impress you with lifelong memories.

Starting Price

$1,675 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

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  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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