I know . . . I know . . . July is NOT the best time to go to Spain! But, our kid is doing a travel abroad program at the University of Salamanca and we figured we would pick him up and do a family vacation out of it.
IBERIA now flies to Dulles Airport in the DC area and the fares are dirt cheap. Yay! Finding hotels and places to stay was a challenge since there will be three of us, but I have figured that out. Hotels.com was a great resource.
My challenge is that for the life of me I have not been able to get train tickets between these cities. Since there are four of us, including our 17 and 13 year old sons, we figured that driving was probably faster and more economical. I am thinking of renting the cars to just to get between the cities and then dumping it the same day. I sure don't want to be trying to find parking. I also want to do Ronda between Sevilla and Granada for a day.
I still just want to take a train between Madrid and Salamanca. But, I can't figure out how to do it. Is it too early for the schedule to show on their website? I am pretty sure there is a train between Madrid and Salamanca, is there? How should I go about booking that train?
I am also looking for great tour guides in Sevilla and Granda if you can recommend one please. I REALLY want to do the Alhambra but I can't buy tickets yet. Should we do that on our own? Or, is it best to hire a tour guide? If so, anyone you can recommend? Is the day or night tour the best? I hear it's hard to get tickets so I am nervous about that.
I would be so grateful for any advice you can give me (other than don't go in July!). LOL! Thanks!