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Andalucian Christmas

9 Days from £1,249.00

Discover the real Spain on this Christmas holiday to Andalucia, where you'll stay on the ever-popular Costa del Sol. Sightseeing highlights include the typical whitewashed village of Mijas, the clifftop town of Ronda and the sandy beaches of Nerja. There's plenty of free time too and a gala dinner on Christmas Day, and if you want to discover more, optional excursions mean you won't miss a thing. The magnificent Alhambra Palace is a must-see, and for a little slice of home, a visit to Gibraltar is sure to prove tempting.

Departure from: Dec 2019 - Dec 2019

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YOUR HOLIDAY INCLUDES

  • Return flights from Gatwick with Norwegian Airlines
  • 8 nights half board in a 4-star hotel
  • 16 meals: 8 breakfasts, 8 dinners including Christmas Day gala dinner 

PLUS... 

  • Travelsphere Tour Manager 
  • Overseas transfers and other transportation
  • Welcome drink
  • Porterage
  • Audio Guide
ALL EXCURSIONS INCLUDED
RELAXED TOURING

Included holiday highlights

  • ​Discover enchanting Mijas and vibrant Malaga
  • Visit picturesque Frigiliana and the charming coastal resort of Nerja
  • Explore the clifftop town of Ronda

Your Itinerary

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Day 1 UK to Benalmadena

​You'll depart on your flight to Malaga today. On arrival we'll transfer you to your hotel on Andalucia's Benalmadena Coast. After settling into your room, why not head out for a stroll before dinner as the beach and marina are close by.

Day 2 Granada

You can spend today at leisure, or you may have chosen to join our pre-bookable optional excursion to Granada. Here you will visit the world-famous Alhambra Palace, which stands high on a hill overlooking the city. Built by the Moors in the 13th and 14th century this magnificent complex has been added to over time and is a must-see. Your tour includes the lovely Generalife Gardens, the summer palace and the vast Renaissance Palace of Charles V. You'll also explore Granada, where you'll discover a mix of Moorish and Spanish architecture lining its narrow cobbled streets. ​

Day 3 Christmas Eve Mijas & Malaga

On a full day of exploration you'll travel to delightful Mijas, nestled in the foothills of the Sierra de Mijas Mountains. It is a typical pueblo blanco, or white village of the region, and its cobbled streets are lined with whitewashed houses and idyllic views stretch as far as the coast.
You'll also visit the cosmopolitan city of Malaga, famed as the birthplace of artist Picasso and enveloped in centuries of history.​​ This evening you're invited to a festive gala dinner at your hotel.

Day 4 Christmas Day Benalmadena

​Christmas Day has been left free for you to spend just as you wish. Enjoy the facilities at your hotel or maybe head to Benalmadena for a stroll.

Day 5 BOXING DAY Ronda

Today you'll discover the cliff-top town of Ronda on an included excursion. Enjoying a spectacular location on a towering plateau, it is divided in two by a 600ft deep gorge known as El Tajo which is spanned by an 18th century stone bridge, the Puente Nuevo. From here you can peer down to the waters of the River Guadalevin. The older southern side of Ronda is a typical white village, so why not enjoy a stroll amongst its cobbled alleyways lined with traditional whitewashed houses.

Day 6 Benalmadena

Relax today and do your own thing. Maybe you'll head off for a stroll on the beach or along the marina. If you choose to stay put and enjoy your hotel's facilities, there's a beauty salon, a tennis court and a spa, where you could head for a day of pampering.

Day 7 Frigiliana & Nerja

The first destination on your day out is Frigiliana, located in the foothills of the Almijara Mountains. Easily explored on foot, this picturesque village is a maze of cobbled streets with flower-festooned window ledges. Wander the winding alleyways of the historical Moorish centre and perhaps shop for local ceramics and handmade lace.
Later, you'll continue to the coastal resort of Nerja with its sandy beaches and hidden coves. Once a sleepy fishing village, the old quarter remains virtually unchanged and the streets here are lined with whitewashed houses and wrought iron terraces overflowing with geraniums.​​

Day 8 Gibraltar

You can choose to spend the day at leisure or perhaps join a full-day optional excursion to Gibraltar. You'll take a tour by mini-coach before enjoying free time to explore at your own pace. Maybe you'll opt to take the cable car to the top of 'The Rock', where you'll see wonderful views and the famous Barbary macaques that call this British Overseas Territory home. They are the only wild monkeys in Europe and are quite at home in the company of tourists so keep your valuables safe!​​

Days 9 Benalmadena to UK

​Today we'll transfer you to the airport for your flight back to the UK. ​


Accommodation

Every hotel you will stay in on your holiday is hand-picked by us. We relish the challenge of finding the right accommodation for each and every tour, whether it's chosen for its location, its facilities or its downright quirkiness.

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Day 1 - 8 :

Hotel Best Triton, Benalmadena
The Best Triton hotel is situated on the Costa del Sol on the beautiful beachfront. Located at the seaside promenade in Benalmadena Costa, not far from the local Marina. The hotel has a bar and restaurant serving international cuisine, the hotel also offers Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. Guest rooms are modern and comfortable, have a full bathroom, satellite TV, air conditioning and heating.


Dates and Prices

You have chosen to arrange your own flights and transfers and meet us at your first hotel. Please see essential information for full terms and conditions.

 
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SUN 22 DEC 19

London (Gatwick)

GUARANTEED

£1,249.00

Available

Outbound
British Airways

Sunday 22 December 2019

Departs

06:50 London (Gatwick)

Arrives

10:55 Malaga (Pablo Picasso)

Operated by

British Airways

Inbound
British Airways - BA

Monday 30 December 2019

Departs

15:55 Malaga (Pablo Picasso)

Arrives

17:50 London (Gatwick)

Operated by

British Airways

SUN 22 DEC 19

Manchester

GUARANTEED

£1,398.00

Available

Outbound
Jet2

Sunday 22 December 2019

Departs

08:45 Manchester

Arrives

12:45 Malaga (Pablo Picasso)

Operated by

Jet2

Inbound
Jet2 - LS

Monday 30 December 2019

Departs

13:45 Malaga (Pablo Picasso)

Arrives

16:00 Manchester

Operated by

Jet2

SUN 22 DEC 19

Leeds/Bradford

GUARANTEED

£1,448.00

Available

Outbound
Jet2

Sunday 22 December 2019

Departs

09:15 Leeds/Bradford

Arrives

13:20 Malaga (Pablo Picasso)

Operated by

Jet2

Inbound
Jet2 - LS

Monday 30 December 2019

Departs

15:05 Malaga (Pablo Picasso)

Arrives

17:25 Leeds/Bradford

Operated by

Jet2

SUN 22 DEC 19

London (Stansted)

GUARANTEED

£1,398.00

Available

Outbound
Jet2

Sunday 22 December 2019

Departs

10:30 London (Stansted)

Arrives

14:20 Malaga (Pablo Picasso)

Operated by

Jet2

Inbound
Jet2 - LS

Monday 30 December 2019

Departs

15:10 Malaga (Pablo Picasso)

Arrives

17:10 London (Stansted)

Operated by

Jet2

SUN 22 DEC 19

East Midlands

GUARANTEED

£1,448.00

Available

Outbound
Jet2

Sunday 22 December 2019

Departs

14:40 East Midlands

Arrives

18:40 Malaga (Pablo Picasso)

Operated by

Jet2

Inbound
Jet2 - LS

Monday 30 December 2019

Departs

16:00 Malaga (Pablo Picasso)

Arrives

18:10 East Midlands

Operated by

Jet2

Prices are based on twin occupancy of a double or twin bedded room. Single occupancy supplements will apply. Travelsphere have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the hotel images provided on this website and images of room types displayed may vary to those offered on your tour. Therefore due to the possibility of inadvertent errors we do not guarantee their accuracy. Hotels, airlines used and flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.

Optional Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your holiday before you set off. Right now is the perfect opportunity to do that – with everything booked and paid for you’ll have even more to get excited about and all you’ll need to think about while you’re away is having a great time.

By the way - look out for ‘Optional Excursion Packages’. For some holidays we’ve grouped a selection of excursions into a package which means you can make a saving when you book in advance.

Prices shown may vary according to departure date and are subject to change.  The full range of excursions will be detailed in your holiday information pack, sent approximately 15 weeks prior to departure.

Spain - Gibraltar

FROM £75.00

See the famous Rock of Gibraltar, standing as it does at one of the world´s most strategic crossroads. The majestic Rock which dominates the Mediterranean has, over the years, been fought over and occupied by nations. Crowned with history, the Rock of Gibraltar, as it is known throughout the world, is now an attraction high on the list for visitors from around the world. As a duty free port it offers fantastic shopping opportunities for Alcohol, Tobacco, hand embroidered linen, perfumes, Havana Cigars and jewellery including gold and silver to entice visitors. We explore Gibraltar in comfort, on an included panoramic Rock tour to give us an opportunity to learn about the Rock´s fabulous history, visiting the St Michaels Cave and The Ape´s Den. In your free time, maybe visit the Alameda Botanical gardens, the Museum, or relax on a terrace at the Marina and enjoy a drink by the warm Mediterranean waters.

Full day - minimal walking - Highly recommended

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Spain - Prebookable Granada and The Alhambra Palace

FROM £99.00

This is an opportunity to see what is generally accepted as the 8th Wonder of the World. Granada, the city is world famous for it´s “Alhambra Palace” and “Generalife Gardens”, the longest lasting Arab kingdom in Spain, 800 years of Arab occupation, and also the resting place of Isabel and Ferdinand. The Alhambra Palace is the best and most well preserved example of Islamic architecture in Spain. Many of the original palaces, squares and plazas, are still there for you to admire.

The “Generalife Gardens” still remain very much as they were, when used by the Arab kings, over 1000 years ago. We also visit Granada, where in your free time maybe you would like to stroll through the Arabian Market.

Full Day - Strenuous Walking (there are many steps at the Alhambra Palace) - Must See

IMPORTANT: PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS PARTICULAR EXCURSION MUST BE PREBOOKED MORE THAN 30 DAYS BEFORE DEPARTURE.

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