Southern Spain Sojourn

4-15 October 2023

Early October can be a weather lottery in the UK – less so in Spain and our Southern Spain sortie includes a range of brand new stops as well as a couple of old favourites. We’ll be kicking off with a conveniently timed Plymouth to Santander ferry and then doing our first night in Lerma, with a great new drive through the Picos. Next we go to Cuenca for a night at the Parador next to the hanging houses. Then we go to Murcia for three nights at the 5* La Manga Club. There will be lunch out, the chance to visit Cartagena and the opportunity for a round of golf. We
then head North to Valencia, two nights at El Saler, visit the city—or golf again! Next a night in the C12th Castle at Siguenza before we finish at Argomaniz—Napoleon stayed there and it’s a short hop to Bilbao for the return Portsmouth Ferry

Wed 4 Oct Afternoon departure from Plymouth on Brittany Ferries Pont Aven
Thur 5 Oct Arrive Santander and drive 130 miles to stay at the Ducal Palace at Lerma
Fri 6 Oct Drive 120 miles to Siguenza for a night in a proper castle which dominates the little town
Sat 7 Oct Drive 210 miles to the East coast to stay at El Saler for two nights at the Parador. A modern Parador full of light and a short hop to Valencia, if you want to visit the city – or there’s a Championship Golf Course. Valencia is great for Paella
Mon 9 Oct Drive 170 miles to Murcia for three nights at the 5* Hotel Principe Felipe. On one day we’ll do a late lunch drive out to the El Secreto Restaurant on the Mar Menor—15 miles and stunning food, location and views. Cartagena is 25 miles and there are two championship golf courses
Thurs 12 Oct Drive 220 miles to Cuenca for a stop in the C16th Convent overlooking the gorge
Fri 13 Oct Drive 250 Miles to Argomaniz——a charming little Parador made famous by Napoleon staying there the night before the battle of Vitoria
Sat 14 Oct Drive 55 Miles to Bilbao for lunchtime embarkation on the Salamanca
Sun 15 Oct Early Evening arrival at Portsmouth

Tour Booking & Information

Price £3850 per car with two occupants

Includes return ferry crossings from Plymouth and to Portsmouth with twin outside cabin (upgrades avail- able). Dinner bed and breakfast at all hotels plus one dinner and breakfast on Salamanca, map and comprehensive road book

To book contact Jasper

Tel:+44 (0) 1442 842542
Mob: 07831 327727
Email: info@driveespana.com