The capital of the Granada Province, Granada itself is situated close to the Sierra Nevada mountains and 70kms from the coast. The city is famous for the Alhambra, its Arabic heritage and also the caves of the Sacromonte. The narrow cobbled streets and whitewashed houses of the Albaicin, the old Arabic quarter of the city, are home to numerous squares and terrazas, perfect for watching the world go by.
The Sierra Nevada is a 30 minute drive away and so easily accessible for a half day visit and total contrast to the city.
With summer temperatures that can reach into the 40’s and mild winter temperatures, Granada bathes its visitors in sunshine for much of the year and as the heat is dry rather than humid, summer temperatures are more tolerable than other parts of Spain.
Day 1: Flight to Malaga, transfer to hotel and settle in. Dinner.
Day 2: Guided tour to the Alhambra and Nasrid Palaces. Visit to the Arab Baths (not Tuesdays). Evening visit to the Arab tea houses.
Day 3: Half day tour of the Sierra Nevada and a guided walking tour of the Albaicin. Eve: Flamenco lesson
Day 4: Visit to the caves of the Sacromonte. Optional visit in the afternoon to the Arab market and cathedral. Free time
Day: 5: Depart after breakfast for the flight to UK.
Whilst popular, this itinerary is entirely flexible and can be any duration, with content to reflect the emphasis of the group leader.
Hotel Monasterios de los Basilios
An ideal school group base, within walking distance of the city.
- The hotel is located just a short 10 minute walk from the city centre and the main attractions so is ideal for groups.
- It is, as the name suggests part of a monastery and able to offer its guests a warm welcome in a relaxed atmosphere.
- Rooms are for 2-3 persons with private facilities.
- Meals are taken in a lovely dining room, which doubles as the bar on request and all diets can be catered for if notified in advance.
- There is a TV room and cloister with quiet courtyard and seating areas on each landing.