Located in the middle of the Costa Blanca, Alicante is a historic Mediterranean port with tranquil waters of the Mediterranean Sea. It is a beautiful harbour city, which sits at the foot of the Castle of Santa Barbara, a silent witness to the numerous civilisations to have settled here. Santa Barbara Castle is located high above the city offering magnificent panoramas. The historic quarter, at the foot of this fortress, conceals an interesting religious and civil architectural legacy, including the emblematic Explanada de Espana, a traditional recreational area to the local residents. Alicante is also a land of deeply-rooted traditions, such as the Moors and Christians festivities and the Night of San Juan.
This Self-Drive vacation package lets you set the rules!. Discover some of Spain`s most popular cities. Visit: exciting Barcelona; then pick up your car and drive to the south visiting Valencia and Alicante on the Mediterranean coast. Continue to Granada (known for grand examples of medieval architecture dating to the Moorish occupation, especially the impressive Alhambra) and then, enjoy the Costa del Sol with a pleasant stay in Marbella and after that, visit Seville (the Moorish influenced city, home of glorious monuments and the passionate Flamenco dance). Drop your car there on arrival and finally catch the train for a visit to Madrid (renowned for its rich repositories of European art and vibrant nightlife). This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
In the last few years, <b>Madrid</b> has gained the reputation of being one of Europe's most active and attractive cities for its nightlife and cultural activities. Capital of Spain since 1562, Madrid's museums host, among others, Dalis, Miros and Picasso's Guernica. Madrid is a city of great contrasts: the Old City, the Madrid of the Hapsburgs, the Royal Palace, the Puerta de Alcala, the Retiro Park. At night, the city changes gears with its famous Madrid nightlife. The city's endless energy is hard to resist, and its sociable style invites you to jump right in.<br />
Visit Palacio Real, Plaza Mayor, Prado Museum, Puerta del Sol, Puerta de Alcala, Plaza de Cibeles, Gran Via, Madrid Cathedral, Thyssen-Bornemisza and Reina Sofia Museums and so much more!<br />
<p align="justify"><span class="P_Blu_Arial_12"><strong><em>Barcelona</em></strong></span>, the old Roman Barcino, is Sprain's second city, always on the biting edge of fashion, architecture, food, style, music and good times. Walk its narrow streets and wonderful plazas, or along the Ramblas, stretching from Plaza de Cataluna to the Harbor, encompassing the magic of the city: stalls full of books, birds and flowers. The city's most powerful monuments open a window onto its history: the intricately carved edifices that comprise the medieval Gothic Quarter; the curvilinear modernism (Catalan Art Nouveau) that inspired Gaudi's Sagrada Familia; and the seminal surrealist works of Picasso and Miró, found in museums that peg Barcelona as a crucial incubator for 20th-century art. The recent restoration of the port area began with the development of a harbor for the Olympic Games of 1992. New modern squares, designed by leading artists such as Miro and Barcelo have created a new style alongside Gaudi's modernist buildings. Now the city is ready to show every visitor how it has been transformed into one of the most moderns and active cities in Europe.<br />
Explore The Sagrada Familia, Picasso Museum, La Rambla, Barri Gotic, Park Guell, modernist buildings, Montjuic Hill, Barceloneta and so much more!<br />
<p align="justify"><span class="P_Blk_Arial_11"><span class="P_Blu_Arial_12"><strong>Seville</strong></span> is the largest town in the famous Southern province of Andalusia, best known for the impressive Cathedral with its Giralda tower, as well as the Alcazar, which also serves as a visiting residence for the Spanish Royal family. Seville seems to move at half the pace of a normal major city, creating a relaxing and even small-town atmosphere that complements the sevillano way of savoring every moment of life, bite of food and sip of drink. Don't forget your dancing shoes, because from the moment the sun goes down right up until it comes up again, the bars and clubs of Seville's nightlife are brimming with festive people, great music, lively conversation and unrivaled excitement.<br />
Cathedral & Giralda, Royal Alcazar, Gold Tower, Barrio Santa Cruz, Archivo de las Indias, Maria Luisa Park, Triana, Fine Arts Museum, Flamenco and so much more.<br />