Blanket Trips in Spain

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If you're interested in taking a scenic day-trip to one of Spain's popular destinations, and you're short on funds, consider taking a blanket trip. A number of bedding companies offer free coach tours to popular destinations along the Costa del Sol and other tourist areas in Spain.

Most companies are based in Spain or Germany and cater to UK-based tourists or expats already in nearby vacation towns.

Blanket Factory Tours

Operating out of the Costa del Sol since the early 1990s, Blanket Factory Tours take visitors on trips all along the coast, from the town of Nerja to Estepona. Past locations have included Mallorca, Tenerife and Gran Canaria. Pickups can be arranged from various hotels and towns within the region. Travellers ride in air-conditioned luxury buses, accompanied by English-speaking tour guides. The tours include free visits to the bedding product factories, including product demonstrations of sleep systems and various bedding accessories. At the end of the demonstrations, all visitors receive free gifts and depart for coastal tours. Destinations vary, including such places as the city of Malaga, where an historical city tour includes visits to the cathedral, Picasso's home and the Gibalfaro. Afterwards, visitors have time for tapas together at one of the local bars before boarding the bus for the return trip.

Blanket Factory Tours

Malaga, Spain

011-34-900-713-647 (Spain)

011-34-971-133-104 (Spain)

PAL Promotions

PAL Promotions (Promotions Authentic Lambswool) has operated free tours around Spain since 1997. Destinations include mainland Spain's Costa Dorada, Costa Blanca, Costa Almeria, Costa del Sol and Costa de la Luz and the Canary Islands, including Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, as well as the Balearic island of Mallorca. Trips in any region include a short talk on PAL's premium bedding products, followed by an excursion. In Lanzarote, excursions include the Punto Calero marina and a local bodega. In the Costa del Sol, visitors tour the towns of Nerja and Mijas. In Mallorca, you enjoy a wine-tasting and tour of the Bodega Crestatx near Sa Pobla and a visit to the beaches of Cala San Vicente.

PAL Promotions

011-44-0808-101-3804 (UK)

011-34-915-168-209 (Spain)

The Green Tour

Based in Benidorm, a highly popular tourist destination on Spain's Costa del Sol, "The Green Tour" offers free day trips to local destinations after their 30 minute presentation on The Royal Sleep Collection products. The Royal Sleep Collection features merino lambswool bedding, including underblankets, overblankets and pillow case sets. One of the area's most popular blanket tour operators, The Famous Green Tour runs trips to a changing variety of destinations. The company is British-run and registered both in the U.K. and in Spain.

The Green Tour

The Royal Sleep Company

011-44-0808-234-7305 (UK)

011-34-966-800-811 (Spain)