Discover the Paradors of Spain Self Drive Vacation

8 Day Discover the Paradors of Spain from $1,749!

Road trip your way through scenic Spain on this self-drive program enjoying stays at paradors along the way. Explore medieval Toledo and experience the Albaicin Quarter, Alhambra Palace, and the Generallife Gardens in Granada. Make stops in historical Carmona, Ronda - the birthplace of modern bullfighting, and Merida - the ancient capital of Roman Lusitania. 

DISCOVERY DRIVE PROGRAM - Departs daily - 8-day/7-night package visiting Toledo, Granada, Ronda, Carmona & Merida. Includes accommodation at paradors with breakfast daily, and a compact manual rental car for 8 days.

Includes

  • Hotels per itinerary or similar
  • Rental car
  • Travel funds escrow protection program
  • Daily continental or buffet breakfast

Excludes

  • Personal expenses
  • Rental car gas, parking and tolls
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Local city taxes
  • Flights

Daily Itinerary

Day

1

Madrid – Arrival – Toledo

Upon arrival at the Madrid airport, pick up your rental car and drive to Toledo. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Day

2

Explore Toledo

Enjoy a day at leisure in Toledo. We suggest you explore this medieval city on your own. Toledo once was the capital of Spain and is a treasure trove of history where Muslims, Jews, and Christians lived in harmony for over two centuries. The Jewish quarter reflects the history, with its two emblematic synagogues of El Transito and Saint Mary the White, which converted Toledo into an essential center of western Judaism. (B)

Day

3

Toledo – Granada

After breakfast, drive to Granada. On the way you can visit Jaen, famous for its olive oil. (B)

Day

4

Explore Granada

Enjoy a day at leisure in Granada. We suggest you visit the Albaicin Quarter, the Alhambra, and the Generalife Gardens. (B) 

Day

5

Granada – Ronda

After breakfast, drive to Ronda. On the way you can stop to visit Antequera, a wealthy town, both culturally and economically. Its historic center is made up of more than 50 monuments and buildings worth seeing. (B)

Day

6

Ronda – Carmona

Enjoy a day at leisure in Ronda, famous for its dramatic escarpments and views, and also as the birthplace of modern bullfighting. In the evening, drive to Carmona. (B)

Day

7

Carmona – Merida

After breakfast, drive to Merida. On the way you can stop to visit Zafra, a city that was located on the strategic “Via de la Plata” (Silver Route) in Roman Hispania. The town is dominated by the 15th-century Alcazar (fortress). In the evening, you can explore Merida, heir to a magnificent Roman legacy. The theater, the amphitheater, and the Temple of Diana make this city the ancient capital of Roman Lusitania, one of the best preserved archaeological sites in Spain, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. (B)

Day

8

Merida – Madrid – Return

Drive to the Madrid airport (4 hours) and drop off your rental car before for your return flight home. (B)