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 there's a chance to get dressed up as 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. Tonight you'll enjoy dinner in the hotel.
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.Meals included: B,D
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 - 8 Benalmadena to UK
Today we'll transfer you to the airport for your flight back to the UK.