My daughter is in Seville, Spain for the year as a student and the family wants to visit. We are going to travel from Dec. 12-Jan 13 and will have four persons (myself, wife, and two teenage sons) for the whole trip. My mother and adult son will visit the first two weeks and my son and his girlfriend the last three weeks (they will be in and out of Seville). I am the only one who has been to Europe (Germany and countries to the east).
At the most we will have seven persons with us. We will definitely be in Seville for the holidays as my daughter's host family invited us to grandmas.
1. Should we use Seville as a base and rent a flat for the month (my thought)? Or instead start in Madrid for a week, Seville and day trips for two weeks, and end with a week in Barcelona?
Rent a vehicle for that many persons or is rail/flying better and rent only when needed?
Is it worth it to fly TAPS and add three or four nights in Lisbon on the way there (the tickets cost $300-400 more)?
Thanks in advance.
Joel & Family