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Christmas in Andalucia

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£1,224*per person

Overview

Andalusian Christmas break

Join us for a memorable Christmas break in the charming, Andalusian town of Antequera. Combine rest, relaxation and celebration in a four-star hotel, and visit two of Europe's most alluring cities – Seville and Granada.

Itinerary

  • Fly to Malaga, meet your tour manager at the airport, and board our coach for the transfer into the Andalusian hills to your hotel, where dinner will be served.
  • Join your tour manager for an included visit to historic Seville, the great ‘City of Flamenco’, the setting for Bizet’s Carmen and Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro. Discover the delightful city, with its atmospheric Old Quarters of narrow streets, opening on to tree-lined squares. Don’t miss the magnificent cathedral, the Plaza de Toros, Spain’s oldest bullring, the Moorish Alcazar, the ancient Juderia Jewish Quarter and the sweeping, fountain-fronted Plaza de Espana. Stores will be open for last-minute shopping, before you return to the hotel to begin your celebrations.
  • Spend Christmas Day celebrating at your hotel before you sit down for a three-course Christmas lunch with drinks.  
  • Board the coach this morning for the day’s unforgettable included excursion to Granada, set majestically beneath the snow-capped Sierra and crowned by the awe-inspiring Alhambra, one of the world’s finest Moorish Palaces. This evening, return to Antequera after a wonderful day.
  • A final day perhaps to relax at the hotel, to explore Antequera – a settlement since prehistoric times – or perhaps to join the optional excursion to majestic Cordoba, the third of the great Andalusian cities, with the breathtaking treasure of the Mezquita Mosque/Cathedral its most sparkling jewel.Enjoy a last dinner at the hotel.
  • Say goodbye to your hotel and your hosts, and transfer back to the airport to board your flight home.

What's Included

Holiday Highlights

  • A stay in the heart of the Andalusian hills
  • A Christmas Eve visit to Seville
  • A full day in Granada, including entry to the Alhambra

Our Price Includes

  • Five nights' half-board accommodation with drinks and dinner at the four-star Hotel Antequera
  • A buffet-style Christmas Day lunch
  • Two glasses of local wine, beer or soft drinks per person at evening meals and Christmas lunch
  • Return flights to Malaga
  • Return airport-to-hotel transfers
  • The services of a friendly, experienced tour manager
  • One piece of hold luggage per person
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Accommodation

Hotel Antequera Hills, Antequera -

★★★★

Ideal for those looking for extra amenities and a good location, this hotel is found within walking distance of the centre of Antequera. It offers excellent facilities and high standards of accommodation. HALF-BOARD UPGRADES AVAILABLE ON MAR-NOV DEPARTURES - PLEASE CALL TO BOOK.

Facilities & Amenities
The hotel has its own gardens and terraces, a piano bar, a cafeteria, a restaurant, a hair salon and a souvenir shop. There is also a golf course (payable locally), and an outdoor swimming pool, which is closed during the winter.
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Other Information

Hotel transfer times

The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately one hour.

Combining hotel transfers

We sometimes need to combine transfers to and from your hotel. We always try to keep any wait to a minimum, but you may be asked to wait at the airport for up to an hour, while other incoming flights arrive, before the transfer to your hotel. Similarly, we may need to transfer you back to the airport up to three hours before your flight home departs.

European Christmas closing times

Shops in Europe will generally be closed from early afternoon on Christmas Eve until 27th December.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Itinerary changes

Occasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.

Foreign Office travel advice

Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.

Alhambra excursion information

The Board of Trustees of the Alhambra and Generalife has changed its policy regarding entry tickets to the Alhambra and Gardens. This new policy has come into effect for all visits to the Alhambra as of 1st March 2020. Passengers will need to supply their passport details 10 weeks prior to their departure date in order to secure their ticket. Valid Photo ID must also be taken with you on the day. Please note that, due to the uneven ground and steps at the Alhambra Palace in Granada, this included excursion may not be suitable for anyone with walking difficulties or for wheelchair users.

Travelling to Europe

Rules may have changed since you last travelled to European Union countries as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. The following are useful guidelines which will help you prepare for your next adventure. You do require government issued passport to travel. Names - It is very important that all passenger names are exactly as per your passport although we do not require middle names. Passport - Your passport must meet two requirements to travel to an EU country and to Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein. It must be: Less than 10 years old on the day you return home (please check the "date of issue") and valid for at least 3 months after the day you return home (please check the "expiry date"). Visa - You do not need a visa for short trips to most EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. You’ll be able to stay for up to 90 days in any rolling 180-day period. European Travel Information & Authorisation System (ETIAS) - Commencing in late 2023 or 2024, all citizens of the United Kingdom will require a ETIAS electronic form completed prior to their arrival into the EU and Schengen member countries. The cost for this travel authorisation will be €7.00 per person with exceptions for under 18’s and over 70’s. The latest information and further details can be found at www.etias.com.

Holiday code

N1171

Holiday provided by Newmarket Holidays

BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE: fully flexible booking policy, covid-19 cancellation cover insurance as standard and 100% protection with ABTA & ATOL. This holiday is sold and operated by Newmarket Holidays (ABTOT 5509, ATOL 2325, ABTA V7812), you can be 100% sure that your money is safe.

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