Embark on a magical Christmas road trip that weaves through the heart of Europe in a festive adventure of enchanting landscapes and vibrant cityscapes. Our road trip adventure begins in the Bavarian city of Munich, unfolding like a holiday storybook, with stops in Venice, the Côte d'Azur, and Barcelona on your way to the warmth of Andalusia. Imagine floating through the charming canals of Venice, basking in the glitz of the Côte d'Azur on Christmas, and savouring the lively spirit of Barcelona's festive markets all while in anticipation of your week of magic in sunny Southern Spain and New Years' Celebrations in Seville! Where, when and how? Duration: 13 Nights, 23rd December to 5th January Origin and Destination: Starting in Munich, Germany and driving to Andalusia, Spain and back Stays: Venice, Italy x 1 night -> Nice, France x 1 night -> Barcelona, Spain x 2 nights -> Malaga, Spain x 6 nights -> Madrid, Spain x 1 night -> Bordeaux, France x 1 night -> Geneva, Switzerland x 1 night Mode of Transportation: By luxury car. One SUV or one SUV + one sedan (depending on number of tripmates) What's included? - Transportation: All car, fuel, tolls, parking expenses, etc. - Accommodation: Decent individual rooms in apartment or hotel, including a private villa in Malaga - Food: Coffee and rest stop snacks along route - Activities: Gondola Canal Ride in Venice, Sagrada Familia, Alhambra Palace, Real Alcazar and Cordoba Mezquita entrance, Flamenco Show, Tapas Experience What to bring? - clothing suitable for Munich weather to 10-18 °C - your favourite playlist - your driver's license if you'd like to drive (you absolutely don't have to) - relevant ID Picture yourself winding through picturesque villages, vineyard-draped hills, and the captivating history that unfolds with every kilometer. This road trip isn't just about the destination; it's a symphony of cultures, a tapestry of landscapes, and a promise of unforgettable moments. As you delve into the heart of Andalusia, immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Spanish culture, where the aroma of chestnuts roasting on open fires mingles with the sounds of flamenco echoing through the cobbled streets. Life, as our trip, slows down here in Andalusia as we take a break from the road and settle into a relaxed enjoyment of all the magic this fascinating region has to offer. We take a few days to savour the coast and city of Malaga from our villa and then take day trips to Seville and Cordoba and Granada as comfortable for everyone. The way home then leads us through the vibrant streets of Madrid, the gentle rolling hills of Bordeaux, and the snow-kissed landscapes of Geneva all the way back to Munich. So, let the spirit of adventure be your guide, as we embark on this journey across borders, inviting you to savour the freedom of the open road and the allure of Andalusia's soul-stirring beauty. Get ready to trade the Bavarian chill for the warmth of flamenco rhythms and the enchanting echoes of ancient tales. Let the road lead you to moments of wonder and warmth, making this holiday season a journey to remember. PLEASE NOTE - given the distances, the first 4 and last 4 days will be relatively intense with over 6 hours in the car each day - every effort will be made to accommodate any personal requirements or requests - you're under no obligation to drive the way back with me as well, if you're more comfortable flying back you can do so ideally from Andalusia or Madrid or as per your convenience from elsewhere on the route - this is your trip as well, you can suggest additions or changes to anything as far as arrangements allow for flexibility - you can always feel free to ask or discuss anything before, during or after the trip
About me! I'm Abu Bakr, road trip aficionado and compulsive explorer and I can't wait for you to join me on this incredible overland adventure! I've long held that there's nothing quite like the joy of good company, beautiful scenery, and an exciting car on the open road. So pack a bag and your playlist and let's be on our way!
About the accommodation: We'll be staying at hotels and airbnbs along the way, where every effort will be made to ensure a private room. The idea will be to arrive by evening, take a casual stroll and/or grab dinner and get some rest. Then take the morning to explore the city and set off around noon. All stops will be one night except for Barcelona which will be for 2 nights and the destination Malaga where we'll stay for 6 nights. Here we'll have a villa to ourselves with a pool where we'll base ourselves as we explore the city, the coast and visit points of interest in Seville, Granada and Cordoba. Any questions? Let me know in the Q&A section below! I will reply back to you as soon as possible!