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    Tours & TAILOR-MADE HOLIDAYS

     

    for the discerning traveller to Spain, PORTUGAL & MOROCCO

     

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    Authentic Andalucia

     

    journey through 3000 years of history

     

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    Majestic Spain

     

    immerse yourself in the passion and intensity

     

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    Undiscovered Portugal

     

    in the foot steps of the World's greatest explorers

     

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    Magical Morocco

     

    mystery and magic is yours to be found

     

Introduction


• Difficulty Level: Medium      

• Average Altitude: 1000m      

• Average Daily Walking Distance: 15 km

 

The province of Granada holds Spain's most precious Moorish jewel "The Alhambra Palace", it is also home to Andalucia's most favoured walking destination "Las Alpujarras"; the fertile hills which were the last resting place for the Moors in Spain.

 

 

Ancient history colours every view in Granada, from the medieval city streets of the Albaicin to the white Berber villages, that cling precariously to dramatic river cut mountain gorges. This holiday enables you to explore the best of Granada city and then escape to the hills to walk through some of Andalucia's most stunning scenery, below the back drop of the snow capped Sierra Nevada, and Spain's highest peak "Mulhacen". In Granada your base will be a converted Nazari palace situated at the foot of The Alhambra Hill, transferring mid week to a traditional rural hotel in the high Alpujarran village of Berchules.

 


Client's Comments

 

Barbara Sykes, UK. Las Alpujarras & Granada.

 

Just a line to say how much we enjoyed our holiday, everything went smoothly thanks to your detailed notes. Our first two days in Berchules it rained but as we had the car we were able to explore the area and the remainder of our time there we walked. We liked both of the hotels, especially Berchules as Wendy and family were so welcoming and could not have done more for us. Thanks again for arranging everything so well for us - we are interested in Nerja maybe in February next year so hope to be in touch with you again.


Granada city and Walking in Las Alpujarras

7 Nights

 

This holiday can start on any date you request, and your rental car collected from Malaga or Granada airport

 

Day One: Arrival Granada and transfer to your hotel for 3 nights

Your hotel is situated in the medieval Albaicin, a UNESCO world heritage site just a short walk away from The Alhambra Palace and Granada's other main historical sites.

 

Day Two: Guided morning walk of Granada City

This morning you will be given a 2 hour guided walk of Granada, the Albaicin and other major sights by a local professional English speaking guide. They will take you on a journey explaining the rise and fall of The Moors and the conquest by The Catholic Kings, Isabel and Ferdinand.

 

Your afternoon is free to further explore the city; visiting the Cathedral, The Royal Chapel and the gypsy barrio of Sacromonte. You can finish off your day by seeing a flamenco show in the evening and sampling one of the Moroccan "teterias" in the souk like Alcaiceria.

 

Day Three: Pre-booked visit to The Alhambra Palace & Generalife Gardens

The Alhambra Palace complex has been short-listed to be one of the the New Seven Wonders of the World. It is a stunningly preserved example of Moorish architecture featuring the inner Nazrid Palaces, the Alcazar fortress and the beautiful summer palace and gardens "Generalife". You will have a full day to explore the site at your leisure and your tickets will be waiting for you to collect upon your arrival at the palace.

 

Day Four: Collect your hire car and transfer to Las Alpujarras

After collecting your hire car, transfer to Las Alpujarras on the south side of the Sierra Nevada. On the way to your hotel in the Berber village of Berchules, you will pass through the famous village of Lanjaron; home to Spain's most popular mountain spring water, where you can explore the village and take lunch in one of the traditional local restaurants, before continuing your journey deeper into the mountains.

 

Day Five: The Acequia Circuit (10km)

To get the feel of the area you can start your walking by taking a long half day, circular walk out from the hotel which takes you up into the green mountains of Las Alpujarras along stone laid mule paths which criss-cross the countryside. You will pass a beautiful stone acequia (water channel), left over from The Moors and enjoy stunning panoramic views of the region.

 

Day Six: Yegan and the trail of Gerald Brenan (2 x 5km)

Gerald Brenan's South of Granada introduced the world to Las Alpujarras when the book was published early last century, which detailed his life in the high Alpujarran village of Yegen. In the village you can see the house he lived in and also take two short 5km walks out from the village, one of which is said to have been his favourite afternoon ramble along the olive terraces, with time for lunch in the village in between.

 

Day Seven: The Walk of the Rio Trevelez (15km)

This is a really scenic circular walk which starts from the high Alpujarran village of Trevelez. It is here you get the most famous cured ham of Andalucía so be sure to have a tapa and a glass of the local "vino" in the village square before you leave! Small stone paths lead you up an out of the village following the huge river gorge that cuts the mountain range. You will pass by some authentic working cortijos which will give you the chance to see life as it has been led in rural Andalucía for hundreds if not thousands of years.

 

Day Eight:

Transfer back to Granada or Malaga airport, deposit hire car and say farewell to Andalucía.

 

 

 

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What is included in the holiday

 

Accommodation

 

• 3 nights bed & breakfast in a boutique city centre hotel in Granada & 4 nights bed and breakfast in a traditional rural hotel in the Alpujarran village of Berchules
• Breakfast is included in all hotels
• All rooms are en-suite and have air conditioning/heating

 

Activities

 

• Pre-booked visit to The Alhambra Palace
• Guided city walk of Granada
• Detailed independent walking route notes and maps for 3 days walking in Las Alpujarras

 

Transport

 

• 4 days hire of a Renault Clio type (5 door) model with air conditioning (Please note that the price of parking in each city is not included but full directions to reach each parking will be included into your guide pack). A larger car will be included when more than two people are travelling. Satnav systems are available upon request.

 

Plus

 

• A comprehensive guide pack for your trip including city maps, historical information, opening times for museums, art galleries and monuments plus recommended restaurants, pretty plazas, parks, view points and much more...
• A GPS system plus back up driving maps and directions of how to reach the hotel and parking information
• Access to our 24 hour telephone helpline if you need any assistance whilst you are in Andalucia
• A Spanish Phrase book
• All your pre-holiday and arrival information will be sent to you by email and your complete holiday guide pack will be waiting for you at your first hotel


 

 



7 night tour : Prices for 2017

 

 

Character hotels - from 725.00 per person

 

* Price per person, based on two people sharing a standard double or twin room:

 

Please note these prices to not take in to consideration local and national holidays which may increase hotel rates for certain dates throughout the year, particularly Semana Santa (Holy Week) which in 2017 is from Sunday 9th April to Sunday 16th April

 

 

Please enquire for an exact quote for your required dates and particular room requirements

Information about flights to Spain

 

We do not include flights in our holidays as our clients arrive from all corners of the globe.

 

Arrival direct to Granada :

 

Granada has an airport - your car is included to collect from Granada on the day you travel to Las Alpujarras as it is not needed when you are in Granada

 

From the UK, London City airport has a direct www.britishairways.com flight to Granada. There are many more flights to Malaga (see below)

 

From further afield airlines will offer connecting flights via Madrid and Barcelona - www.vueling.com and www.iberia.com offer internal flights for connections within Spain

 

There is a direct train to Granada from Madrid, and from Barcelona (but this is a long trip).

 

Arrival via Malaga:

 

There are many more flights in to Malaga airport, especially from the UK - follow the sky scanner link to search for flights from your nearest airport - you can the collect your rental car from Malaga and the drive takes 2 hours to Granada

 

Other arrival points:

 

Please contact us for detailed information about arriving to Granada to fit with your holiday plans and travel arrangements

 

 

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