Nerja, Granada & The Costa del Sol
- Explore Andalucía & the Costa del Sol on this 7-night guided holiday to the coastal town of Nerja.
- Enjoy a walking tour of Nerja complete with traditional Spanish tapas & drinks.
- Sample delicious regional olive oil on a day trip to El Valle de Lecrín & the oldest olive mill in Spain.
- Spend a full day exploring Malaga, the birthplace of Picasso & Frigiliana, the famed white village.
- Discover the city of Granada on a full day excursion including a visit to the Alhambra Palace & Fortress.
- Unwind with plenty of free time to relax at the beach or soak up Spanish culture with tips from your guide.
Your Guided Group Holiday To Nerja, Granada & Costa del Sol
Travel with us on this fantastic holiday to the south of Spain, where we will enjoy breathtaking scenery, great weather and the unbeatable culture of Andalucía. We’ll stay in the delightful seaside town of Nerja, approximately 50km east of Malaga, and the perfect jumping off point to explore this region! From our base in Nerja, we will explore the olive groves of Lecrín or the ‘Valley of Joy’, and the Andalusian towns of Malaga and Frigiliana. A full-day excursion to the historic city of Granada, the last stronghold of the Moors in Western Europe and home to the spectacular Alhambra Palace complex, will be a sure highlight. You’ll also have plenty of free time in Nerja for relaxing on the panoramic ‘Balcón de Europa’ or exploring the atmospheric whitewashed streets of the town.
Please Note: Some excursions on this holiday will involve walking on hilly terrain and uneven surfaces.
Activity Level: Leisurely
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Transfer to Nerja
Upon arrival in Malaga you will be met by our local representative and transferred by coach to your hotel in Nerja.
Guided Tour of Nerja
In the morning, you will be taken on a guided tour of Nerja where you can get your bearings for the week ahead. A stroll along its promenade will include stops at "Balcon de Europa" (Balcony of Europe) aptly named by King Alphons XII, and which offers beautiful Mediterranean views. You will complete your tour by enjoying tapas and drinks in one of the local bars in town (included). The afternoon will be free to spend at your leisure.
Lecrín - The Valley of Joy
Visit to Lecrín
Today you will visit a delightful hidden valley, El Valle de Lecrín, which is well off the beaten track and feels like it's been frozen in time. This peaceful area is practically untouched by tourism and retains much of its local charm. After a short drive from Lanjarón, you will reach the town of Veluz de Benaudalla, which is located in the heart of the Andalucian countryside. Here you will visit a museum dedicated to the production of olive oil for which this area is famed. You will have the opportunity to taste some of the olive oil before visiting the town of Salobreña. Its beaches and pleasant temperatures make it an ideal all-year-round destination.
Free Time in Nerja
Today is free to spend at your leisure. Your guide will be on hand to suggest activities based on your interests.
Malaga & Frigiliana
Excursion to Malaga
Depart for a full day excursion including a city tour of Malaga and a visit to the 'white village' of Frigiliana. Malaga is Andalucia's second biggest city and the birthplace of Pablo Picasso. On the panoramic tour by coach, you'll travel to the top of "Gibralfaro" to have wonderful views over the city and its harbour. Continue to Picasso's museum, which is situated in a beautiful historic palace. You will be free to visit the museum, the cathedral and Picasso's birthplace.
Travel to Frigiliana
Afterwards, continue to Frigiliana which is a beautiful white village, often voted as one of the prettiest in Spain. Here, in a quaint family-run bodega you can taste the special dessert wine which is produced only in Frigiliana, along with other local specialities such as fig bread and sugar-cane honey. After this, we will take a quiet stroll down its narrow, flower-lined streets and spend a while at leisure in the village until it is time to return to the hotel. Please note that Frigiliana is hilly, with cobbled streets, therefore sturdy footwear is strongly advised.
Guided City Tour of Granada
Today you will travel to beautiful Granada for a guided city tour. Visit the Generalife Gardens and the UNESCO listed monument complex of La Alhambra, with magnificent palaces, patios and gardens, it is one of Spain's most treasured historic sites (entrances included).
Explore Nerja at Your Own Pace
Day 7 is free to spend at your leisure to relax in your hotel or find some last-minute souvenirs.
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport with guide assistance for your flight home.
Know before you go
Will I be met at the airport?
You will be met on arrival at your destination airport and transferred to your accommodation. You will be accompanied on all included excursions by your Travel Department guide. Your expert local guide is also available to give you tips and advice on any aspect of your holiday.
Do I need a Visa?
Please visit our visa page for information on requirements for each country's entry requirements
What if there is an emergency?
We have local representatives in all of our destinations who are available 24/7 as well as an emergency contact number for our offices in Ireland should you ever need it.