Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Initial itinerary - 1 month in Greece
  2. 2 Surprise trip to Greece!
  3. 3 Rome, Florence and Venice for each city 2 days
  4. 4 Seville/Granada or Porto/Guim/Braga/Evora to impress 9 year old?
  5. 5 Greece-Paros or Meteora
  6. 6 Juangfrau / mt
  7. 7 Single mom w/ 8 mo baby traveling to Paris and London
  8. 8 Bern to Munich, BlaBla Car & Dresden
  9. 9 3 days in Normandy (with an 8 year old)
  10. 10 please help me plan first trip to europe
  11. 11 Figueres: trains and timing from Barcelona
  12. 12 Swiss Alps in the Spring-Some Questions
  13. 13 3-4 days Netherland trip
  14. 14 Switzerland
  15. 15 Paris to Nice - 4x 50 somethings and 5 nights - what to do!
  16. 16 Questions about Polish sights
  17. 17 Recommendations for meandering travel this fall in Spain and Portugal
  18. 18 If you had to choose one......
  19. 19 UK in July -- early planning stages
  20. 20 Ireland travel passport question
  21. 21 Italy
  22. 22 10 nights in Umbria before Rome- advice please
  23. 23 Trip Report Revised itinerary for italy
  24. 24 Polish: Enough Indo-European Similarity to Make Picking up Words Easier?
  25. 25 Iceland 9 Days Late March - Review Itinerary!
View next 25 » Back to the top

Spain Travel with Kids - Help with Itinerary and Expectations

Jump to last reply

HI,
We are a family traveling with 3 kids and a mother-in-law this June to Spain. My youngest is 7 years of age and my other kids are ages 19 and 14 so I do not worry about them except for the time it takes to organize and get everyone ready. We plan to go be in Madrid (5 days), Toledo (day-trip), Segovia (day-trip), Cordoba (day-trip), Granada (2 days) and Sevilla (3 days) for a total of 10 days.

My questions are:
1) is this itinerary too aggressive with all the people we have, in particular a 7 yr old?
2) Comments on hotels -- it seems it is too late to get an apartment that can accommodate 6 for our 4 nights in Madrid.
3) Car traveling issues

Madrid - I'm currently considering Ateneo Hotel and Hostal Gonzalo. My concern with Ateneo is the proximity to the red district (prostitution). Can anyone comment on either?

Granada- Hotel Anacapri
Sevilla - Hotel YH Giralda

Also, traveling by train is too expensive for all of us (over $4000!) so we will be renting a minivan. Concerns: insurance does not cover windows or tires? what is the likelihood that we would get a brake-in? Will parking a large van be a problem?

Finally, my main concern is whether this trip will be daunting for me (with such a large party especially with a 7 year old. She is happy and pleasant and rarely complains but we will be doing lots of walking and the food/eating times will definitely be a challenge (no seafood allowed). I want this to be an enjoyable trip for my family but given the cost involved and all I want to do, I am not sure if I should proceed. (I will be purchasing non-refundable tickets within the next week!)

Comments and suggestions, please. I would love to take everyone but I do have the option of just going with my husband (which would mean we could stay at the Ritz in Madrid, Parador in Granada and the Alfonso in Sevilla!)

11 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement