Explore Spain



A road trip to Spain conjures up images of pristine beaches, scrumptious tapas, delicious wine, stunning landscapes, breathtaking architecture and fun-loving people. Go on a road trip with your better half and discover Spain in a unique way. All the way from the bustling streets of Barcelona to living the Valencian dream in Valencia to the coastal beauty of Málaga to the constantly buzzing Seville to the traditional yet modern Granada to the charming little Córdoba and all the way to the lively and vibrant Madrid, there is no stone left unturned on this road trip with your beloved.

  • From Day 1 to 3, spend two nights in Barcelona and visit famous landmarks including the Sagrada Familia and sample delicious food.
  • From Day 3 to 5, the port city of Valencia will keep you engrossed for two nights. Don’t miss out on the great food especially paella.
  • From Day 5 to 7, the largest city on the Costa del Sol, Málaga has plenty on offer. Enjoy panoramic views, appetizing food and architectural marvels.
  • From Day 7 to 8, constantly buzzing Seville will keep you entertained with flamenco dancing and yummy food.
  • On Day 8, although slow-paced, there’s plenty to see in Granada, such as the fortress complex of Alhambra, which will be embedded in your memory forever.
  • On Day 9, full of rich history and Andalusian charm Córdoba, is like love at first sight.
  • From Day 10 to 12, the glitzy and luxurious Madrid will keep you on your toes. There’s a lot to do and see for which time is never enough!
  • On Day 12, depart from Madrid.
Barcelona (2), Valencia (2), Malaga (2), Sevilla (1), Granada (1), Cordoba (1), Madrid (2)
Arrival (Barcelona), Departure (Madrid)




Arrive in Barcelona airport. Transfer privately to your hotel.

An enchanting seaside city, Barcelona comes with loads of culture, famous architecture and a world-class dining scene.

To start with, Sagrada Família which is one of the most popular attractions in the country. Designed by Antoni Gaudí, a Catalan architect, this is a Catholic basilica and it’s known for Catalan modernism, an architectural style. Although its construction remains incomplete, it continues to attract millions of tourists. A large boulevard which starts from the Plaça Catalunya and goes on all the way until the seafront, La Rambla is one of the most iconic streets in the city. It’s full of food markets, boutiques, cafes and shops. At the end of the pier of La Rambla, is this monument which pays homage to Christopher Columbus. Mirador de Colom also has a viewing tower which offers panoramic views of the surroundings. A historic route which connects two areas, Passeig de Gràcia is often compared to the Champs-Élysées in Paris due to the presence of luxury boutiques and designer stores. One of the largest football stadiums in Europe and home to the famous FC Barcelona football team, Camp Nou Stadium is an experience to visit. It also displayed original football shirts, trophies and memorabilia.

Some of the best-known recipes of Barcelona include stews like la escudella i carn d'olla which is made with rice, noodles, vegetables, potato, etc. Arroz a la cazuela is a famous dish which is similar to the Valencian paella. Believed to be invented in Barcelona, bombas are large fried balls made with bread and stuffed with potato or meat and topped with garlic mayonnaise. Croquettes is also famous, and they are bread rolls filled with cheese or meat and fried.



Same as day 1


Barcelona to Valencia by Train

On Day 3, privately transfer to Barcelona train station to take a train to your next stop, Valencia.

Once you arrive in Valencia, you will transfer to the hotel.



Valencia is a magnificent city with thriving eating, cultural, dining and nightlife scene. With contemporary buildings, many museums, a colourful old quarter and endless stretches of pristine beach there’s plenty to do and see. Don’t forget to try the ever-famous paella

When it comes to sightseeing, Valencia does not disappoint. Starting with the former gateway, Torres de Serranos. The historic tower here makes for a great spot to click photos. The opening ceremony of the Las Fallas festival takes places outside this gate. Along with it’s pretty Plaza de la Virgen, Valencia Cathedral is a famous site. You can witness magnificent Gothic architecture both on the inside and out. El Miguelete is a bell tower which overlooks the Old City district. You need to climb 206 steps to reach the tower and you will be rewarded with great views which extend far beyond the city until the sea. Flanked by the imposing El Miguelete on one side and the cathedral on the other, the bustling Plaza de la Reina is one of the main tourist hubs and liveliest spots in the city. A former riverbed converted into green spaces, Turia Gardens is dotted with sports facilities and playgrounds. It curves through the city all the way from Bioparc to the City of Arts and Sciences and towards the sea. It’s a popular spot for nature lovers, cyclists, runner, families and pickers. If modern architecture piques your interest, then the City of Arts and Sciences should definitely be on your list of places to visit. With futuristic buildings that are awe-inspiring to serene outdoor spaces of the complex, you will get lost for a few hours here.

One of the most famous Valencian dishes is paella; don’t leave without trying it. Typically, paella is made with chicken or seafood. The perfect pick me up after a long day of sightseeing, Horchata is a popular traditional beverage which is made with cinnamon, almonds, rice, sesame seeds, etc. and is paired with fartons which is sweet bread. Fideuà is another popular dish made with noodles and seafood. It’s a typical food from Valencia. Valencianos surely love rice and one of their all-time favourite dishes is arròs a banda. It's rice served with seafood with fish as the first course and a dollop of garlic mayonnaise (aioli) as the second course. Save room for some dessert. Bunyols are fritters made with a dash of pumpkin in the dough. This is usually consumed during the famous Las Fallas festival but available throughout the year as it’s a local favourite.


Valencia to Málaga by Train

On Day 5, privately transfer to Valencia train station to take a train to your next stop, Málaga.

Once you arrive in Málaga, you will rent a car at Málaga train station.



Come to Málaga, the largest city on the Costa del Sol. It’s a city that was the birthplace of the artist Picasso, and is overflowing with history, a variety of art galleries, beaches and excellent cuisine.

A major coastal city of Andalucía, there are many well-preserved monuments and remains around the cosmopolitan city. As Málaga is situated on the coast, Puerto de Málaga or Málaga port is a famous attraction. It’s one of the largest and today, there are many shops and restaurants around the harbour. El Castillo De Gibralfaro is a Moorish palace which is situated on Gibralfaro hill and overlooks the city of Málaga. You need to climb to reach the top but it is worth it as you can witness great views. Catedral de la Encarnación de Málaga designed by Diego de Siloe in the Renaissance style, is an architectural marvel. It is located in the historic centre and the stunning Baroque façade is breathtaking. Another noteworthy feature here is the sculptural works of Pedro de Mena. Picasso Museum Málaga showcases a marvellous collection of Pablo Ruiz Picasso’s works. He was born in Málaga in Plaza de la Merced. At the museum, you will find works of Picasso from the late 19th century until his death.

There is nothing better than discovering the foods that are unique to region and Málaga has a host of local products like olive oil, grapes, sweet wine, almonds, olives, raisins, fish, fruits and vegetables and baked goods. A few famous dishes that you must try are Porra Antequerana which is thick vegetable soup made with bread and topped with egg, meat, etc. of your choice. Fritura Malagueña is fried fish and there is nothing better to do in Málaga than heading to beach and sipping on a cocktail and munching on fried snacks. Espeto is another fish dish which is made with sardines which are roasted over a barbeque pit. Apart from this they have many other salads and seafood options which are delicious.


Málaga to Seville by Car

On Day 7, you will drive to your next stop, Seville. It’s about 200 km and takes nearly 2 hours and 30 minutes.

Seville is the best place for foodies to visit and those who love dancing, this is the hub of the ever-famous flamenco dance form where dance floors are constantly buzzing.

The Royal Alcazar Palace is a UNESCO listed palace complex which also featured in the hit TV series Game of Thrones. The Catedral de Sevilla and La Giralda is an enormous structure and one of the largest Gothic cathedrals which entices travellers to admire its Gothic architecture. La Giralda is the adjacent tower and it is one Seville’s tallest landmarks. Plaza de España is an over the top grandiose building with Venetian-style bridges, mini canals and impressive fountains. The detailed artwork of the structure helps it stand out. A botanical garden, Maria Luisa Park is an area sprawling with greenery. This stretches along the banks of the Guadalquivir and the walkway is laden with tropical foliage, ponds and fountains. One serving as the city's Jewish quarter, Barrio Santa Cruz if a picturesque neighbourhood which has plenty of charming shops and restaurants and while walking through this area, you will definitely spot the orange-tree-covered plazas at every turn. It's a great escape from the sun and to relax in the flamenco or the tapas bars. La Carbonería, a popular spot and a local favourite to catch a good flamenco experience. Quaint at first, but as you walk through the doors you will find the lively and happening.

The self-proclaimed tapas capital of the world has many good restaurants and markets. Typically, the food in Seville ranges from periños which are sweet honey-coated fritters, fritos which are sugar-coated doughnuts, torrijas which is fried bread with honey, tortas de aceite which are a cake coated with sugar and made with olive oil. Seville is also known for its oranges.


Seville to Granada by Car

On Day 8, you will drive to your next stop, Granada. It’s about 256 km and takes nearly 2 hours and 40 minutes.

Once the capital of Moorish Kingdom and situated on the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, Granada is where you will find beautiful landscaped gardens and mesmeric Islamic décor that are unparalleled. The streets of Granada are brimming with bustling bars, intimate flamenco clubs, bohemian cafes which leaves as much as an impression as the traditional sites.

The city is packed with sites and attractions waiting to be explored. Alhambra is located on a rocky hill which overlooks the magnificent city of Granada. This site consists of beautifully landscaped gardens and stunning Moorish palaces. The main highlights are the Alcazaba, Nasrid Palaces, the Palace of Charles V, the imposing towers and Generalife. Today, it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site which can be explored. Granada cathedral is an old cathedral which displays Baroque, Gothic and Renaissance styles. The mix of styles is what makes the imposing cathedral stand out. Granada’s old Jewish quarter is a charming neighbourhood and is known as Realejo. You can aimlessly wander the squares and streets and come across some well-known attractions such as El Niño, an art gallery which showcases the work of Raul Ruiz, a local spray paint artist.

Not only in the architecture and language, but the gastronomy too reflects the influences of Granada over the years. A few famous dishes are fried fish, Moroccan dishes like kebabs, Arabic sweets, tea, toast with tomato, churros, meatballs, etc.


Granada to Córdoba by Car

On Day 9, you will drive to your next stop, Córdoba. It’s about 212 km and takes nearly 2 hours and 20 minutes.

Once you arrive in Córdoba, you will transfer to the hotel.

Córdoba is a charming little city with exceptional restaurants and a plethora of things to do and see. Explore the true charm of the city by exploring the winding cobble stoned streets of the medieval city all the way to the buzzing touristy areas. Witness overhanging trees, potted plants, wrought-iron balconies, verdant interior patios and golden-stone buildings.

Sightseeing in Cordoba, a city full of Andalusian charm and rich history is an experience of a lifetime. The Mosque-Cathedral, Mezquita, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was once a mosque and later converted to a church. Today, you will witness a great hybrid structure in all its glory. The impressive architecture of the Roman Temple made with exquisite marble and workmanship will take your breath away. Onto the next, situated low over the pristine waters of the Guadalquivir, Puente Romano or the Roman Bridge is a bridge that’s supported by 17 arches. From the middle of the bridge, you have a perfect view of Córdoba and the hilly, green countryside which surrounds it. On the other side of the Roman Bridge, you will find Puerta del Puente, one of the grandest entrances in the country. At the centre of the old town and the beating heart of the city’s daily life, San Andres-San Pablo neighbourhood is lined with a plethora of tapas bars where you can grab a quick bite and a glass of beer.

The city is filled with plenty of tapas bars. Although they don’t look too appealing from the outside, from the inside they are something else. With distinctive flavours, the cuisine in Córdoba stands out. It draws influences from Andalusia, Moorish, Moroccan and Arab flavours and spices. A few popular dishes are Salmorejo which is a thickened cold tomato soup topped with breadcrumbs. Regañás which is a crispy biscuit made from bread that is served in tapas bars. Pastel Cordobés is a pastry with a pumpkin filling that’s sweet.

DAY 10

Córdoba to Madrid by Car

On Day 10, you will drive to your next stop, Madrid. It’s about 395 km and takes nearly 4 hours.

Once you arrive in Madrid, you will transfer to the hotel.

Madrid is an engrossing city that will have you gripped from the moment you set on it. It has fine art from Flemish to Goya, it’s one of the richest culinary capitals of Europe, the architectural wonders provide a stunning backdrop to city life and to top it all off, the nightlife is legendary.

With plenty of things to do in the city, it can be tough picking what to fill your itinerary with. Here’s to helping you narrow down your quest.

From the iconic streets of Gran Vía to witnessing the glitz and luxury of the Palacio Real (Royal Palace) to Puerta del Sol to the most important art museum in Spain, Museo del Prado to Plaza Mayor, the famous spot in the heart of the city, to the grand Palacio de Cibeles with breathtaking views from the observation deck, to Puerta de Alcalá, the imposing neoclassical passageway all the way to Atocha train station with an indoor rainforest, every sight has something unique to offer visitors.

For Spaniards, football runs through their veins, for die-hard fans visiting Spain, you can head to Atletico Madrid in Vincente Calderon stadium or Real Madrid in Santiago Bernabeu stadium. All of these are the best places for sightseeing.

Foodies lovers visit Mercado de San Miguel market where you can taste everything Spanish. From the best Mediterranean rice from Castile or fresh seafood from Galicia to special cheese from Castile to the finest wine from the length and breadth of the country, eat your heart out in this market with over 30 stalls.

For fancy dine-out, head to Platea. Located in the posh Barrio Salam, it’s a stunning location which has balconies and a stage as it used to be a theatre once. It has a basement level with international cuisine, Spanish tapas and cheese on the ground floor and restaurants on the floors to follow.

Other markets include the hip Mercado de San Ildefonso brimming with kitschy tunes, international food stalls and outdoor beer gardens and Mercado de Antón Martín, a traditional local market.

For the best churros served with gooey hot chocolate (fried dough pastry) head to San Gines.

DAY 11


Explore Madrid.

DAY 12

Departure from Madrid

After a hearty breakfast, drop off the car at Madrid airport as it’s time to bid adios to Spain and head to the airport for your flight to your onward destination.


What is included

  • 2 nights accommodation at Málaga
  • 2 nights accommodation at Barcelona
  • 2 nights accommodation at Valencia
  • 1 night accommodation at Granada
  • 1 night accommodation at Seville
  • 2 nights accommodation at Madrid
  • 1 night accommodation at Cordoba
  • Daily breakfast
  • From Barcelona-Valencia-Málaga by train and private transfers to and from train stations (train tickets not included)
  • From Málaga to Madrid by self-drive
  • Standard class rental car during from the day car will be given with a full tank, delivery car required with full tank


What is excluded

  • Air tickets, visa, insurance, city taxes and gratuities, GST


Mark your calendars anywhere from April to October to visit Spain. The peak tourist season in Spain is the summer months of July and August. To avoid crowds and cheaper prices, you can visit during spring which is from March to May or fall which is September to November. The springtime welcomes your Spain road trip plans just as much as the Fall season. The weather is enjoyable and festivity hovers over your every endeavour in Spain.