Get Inspired / Europe / Portugal / Spain The Best of Portugal & Spain in One Awesome Self-Drive Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / Europe / Portugal / Spain The Best of Portugal & Spain in One Awesome Self-Drive story by: Anna Sarjeant Ideal Length: 14 days Best for: Non-stop culture seekers who love a packed agenda. Cross borders in Spain and Portugal; soaking up the best of two culturally-rich nations. Granada makes an ideal starting point. A former Moorish City, the contradictions between grand and gritty are startling, with the formidable Alhambra Palace sitting aside pockets of scruffiness and graffiti stained lanes. Dip south into Gibraltar, a nation that tickles the tip of Africa, its resolutely British vibe will confuse and delight. You’re still in Spain, but pubs abound and an old-age Britishness prevails. Seville, the capital of Andalucía boasts cobbled streets and pretty tiled patios. Try tapas in the Santa Cruz quarter or head to a tablao for a Flamenco show. From Seville, nip into Portugal and discover the little town of Vila Viçosa which is defined by its impressive palace and grand open square. Then it’s onto Lisbon for Gothic cathedrals and monasteries, as well as delicious cuisine found in quaint backstreets brasseries. En-route to Lisbon, you’ll come across any number of charming towns, medieval villages and delightful seaside resorts. HOT tip: In Spain, if you need to wear glasses you’re required to carry an extra pair when driving. Click here for all our Europe deals. Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Taupo Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street CBD: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist The weird and wonderful world of crazy Read more Add or remove from Wishlist Insiders Guide to Spain & Portugal Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.