Day 1 - UK/Benalmadena
You'll depart on your flight to Malaga today. On arrival we'll transfer you to your beachfront hotel in Benalmadena.
Day 2 - Granada
You can choose to relax and enjoy the facilities at your hotel today. Alternatively, why not join our full-day optional excursion to Granada,. The highlight of your visit is sure to be the world-famous Alhambra Palace, an impressive reminder of Granada's historic past. One of the best known of all Islamic works of art, this was a citadel, a fortress and home to the Nasrid sultans and their court. From its hilltop position, this magnificent building overlooks the city and is one of Spain's greatest architectural treasures. Inside you'll find a fascinating collection of rooms set around a central courtyard, and outside, the delightful Generalife Gardens are a real delight to explore. You'll also see Granada's ancient Moorish kasbah with its narrow streets, whitewashed houses and secluded inner gardens on this great day trip.
Day 3 - Christmas Eve - Mijas and Malaga
Today you'll discover the delightful 'white village' of Mijas, nestled in the foothills of the Sierra de Mijas Mountains. The cobbled streets here are lined with whitewashed houses and the idyllic views stretch as far as the coast.
You'll also visit the vibrant port city of Malaga, famed as the birthplace of the artist Picasso and enveloped in centuries of history.
Day 4 - Christmas Day - Benelmadena
It's Christmas Day, so relax and enjoy your hotel's facilities, or maybe head into Benalmadena for a stroll after breakfast. This evening there's the chance to get dressed up for the hotel's festive gala dinner.
Day 5 - Boxing Day - Ronda
Today we include an excursion to the picturesque cliff-top town of Ronda. Occupying a spectacular location on a towering plateau, it is divided by El Tajo, a precipitous gorge plunging more than 600ft below. Take in the fabulous views from the 18th century Puente Nuevo Bridge down to the waters of the River Guadalevin. You'll also see the old Moorish town of La Ciudad, which lies on one side of the gorge, and the 18th century El Mercadillo, located on the opposite side.
Day 6 - Benalmadena
You've a further day at leisure today. Explore Benalmadena or the surrounding area or stay put and enjoy your hotel's facilities, it's completely up to you.
Day 7 - Frigiliana and Nerja
Your explorations of Spain continue today as you head first to 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 adding a dazzling touch of colour. Wander the winding alleyways of its historical Moorish centre and perhaps shop for local ceramics and hand-made lace.
Later, 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 - it's the perfect spot for a stroll.
Day 8 - Gibraltar
You can spend today at leisure, or perhaps you'll choose to discover more and join our full-day optional excursion to Gibraltar. You'll take a tour by mini-coach and if you like, you can treat yourself to a cable-car ride to the top of 'The Rock'. If it's a clear day, you'll enjoy fabulous views, and look out for the famous Barbary apes that call this British colony home.
Day 9 - Benelmadena/UK
Today we'll transfer you to the airport for your flight back to the UK.