Andalucia’s Eastern Coast, Granada & Almeria

8 Days from £569 | February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November

Granada was the last city to be re-conquered by the Catholic Kings in 1492 and Spain’s Moorish legacy is nowhere more evident than in Granada and its province. On this holiday, not only will you visit the Alhambra complex in Granada, but also the city of Almeria. Your base is the coastal city of Almunecar. This is a city whose Phoenician, Roman and Moorish past is still much in evidence. The wonderful sub-tropical climate will help you enjoy the city’s rich artistic and cultural heritage as well as the pretty historic centre. In and around Almunecar the sierras plunge spectacularly into the sea and you will find no less than 25 beaches and coves within the boundary of the municipality.

Extend your holiday – extra week’s stay available in resort.

Andalucia’s Eastern Coast, Granada & Almeria

Past Customer Satisfaction Score for this holiday* - 94%
* as measured from holiday questionnaires - see FAQ for details

  • 7 nights hb in Almunecar, with one entrance free of charge to the hotel’s spa centre
  • Visit to Granada and the Alhambra
  • Tour along the Costa Tropical to Almeria

Day One: Flight to Malaga and transfer to your hotel (55 miles) in Almunecar on the beach east of the city for seven nights half board accommodation.

Days Two to Seven: During your stay there are two included full day excursions. The first is to the wonderful city of Granada just 45 miles away. From Almunecar you take the spectacular old road to Granada along the tropical valley of the Rio Verde passing avocado, custard apple and mango plantations. The next section crossing the Sierra is spectacular. But there is surely no more spectacular setting than the city of Granada whose extraordinary Alhambra complex is dominated by the snow-capped peaks of the Sierra Nevada. A local guide will ensure you make the most of your visit of the Alhambra and the Generalife Gardens. (Please note that, due to restrictions on group visits, the Nasrid Palaces part of the complex may not be included in the visit.)  As well as visiting the complex with its richly decorated palaces and luxuriant gardens, you will also have plenty of time to see some of the city’s other attractions such as the cathedral and the old Moorish quarter of Albaicin, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site together with the Alhambra and the Generalife. Return to Almunecar is via the new motorway. The second excursion is a trip along the east coast to see the ancient city of Almeria (80 miles away by motorway). Almeria also has Phoenician and Roman origins and one of the greatest citadels ever built by the Moors as well as an unusual fortified cathedral constructed as defence against pirate attacks. The whitewashed walls of the old town have the unmistakable Al-Andalus atmosphere.

The rest of your time is free to enjoy Almunecar. You can visit the Arab fortress built on top of a Roman castle or stroll through the delightful botanical gardens of Majuelo Park where there is a huge collection of tropical and subtropical plants, bushes and trees as well as the remains of the Roman fish-salting pits. Other attractions include the exotic bird park and the network of defensive towers built by the Moors and later strengthened in the 18th century as defence against British raids. Or just stroll through the busy commercial district in the old centre where you can admire the city’s monuments – look out for the plaque dedicated to Laurie Lee who spent time here during and after the Civil War. There will also be the chance to join an optional excursion to Nerja with its magnificent Balcon de Europa and its nearby famous caves – an enormous cavern reminiscent of an underground cathedral featuring stalactites, stalagmites and wonderful rock formations and the white-painted, hill-top village of Frigiliana.

Day Eight: Free time until your transfer to the airport and your return flight.

Extend your holiday – extra week’s stay available in resort.

A Walking Holiday in this area is also available. Details elsewhere on our website and in our Walking Holidays brochure.


Andalucia’s Eastern Coast, Granada & Almeria

Past Customer Satisfaction Score for this holiday* - 94%
* as measured from holiday questionnaires - see FAQ for details

HOTEL BAHIA TROPICAL ****, Taramay, Almunecar (seven nights)
The hotel is situated on the small Pozuelo beach in Taramay on the eastern edge of Almunecar, 3 km from the city centre. There is a frequent, cheap bus service to town if you do not want to take the extremely pleasant walk along the seafront. Its spacious rooms all have bath and wc, minibar, balcony or terrace, satellite tv, safe (chargeable) and hairdryer. The restaurant serves buffet style food and there is a bar with entertainment on most nights. The hotel has a large outdoor pool and a spa. One entrance to the spa is included during your stay (one hour use to include active pool with water massages, sauna, Turkish bath, pediluvium and sensation shower). Health and body treatments are also available at extra cost. (
Past Customer Satisfaction Score for this hotel* - 86%
*as measured from holiday questionnaires - see FAQ for details
Andalucia’s Eastern Coast, Granada & Almeria
Holiday Code: 7GAE
Supplements per person:
Single room £120
Extra week in a single: November, February, £330
Extra week in a single: March, May, October £350
Extra week in a single: Other dates £365
Extra week in a twin/double: November, February £210
Extra week in a twin/double: March, May, October £230
Extra week in a twin/double: Other dates £245

Fly FromDateDaysAirlineDep.Rtn.AvailabilityPriceFly ToSingle

AberdeenSat 24/02/20188Ryanair18301805Places Available659Malaga120

AberdeenSat 17/03/20188Ryanair18301805Places Available699Malaga120

AberdeenThu 12/04/20188Ryanair09250900Places Available709Malaga120

AberdeenThu 03/05/20188Ryanair09250900Places Available729Malaga120

AberdeenThu 07/06/20188Ryanair09250900Places Available749Malaga120

AberdeenThu 13/09/20188Ryanair09250900Places Available759Malaga120

AberdeenThu 04/10/20188Ryanair09250900Places Available719Malaga120

AberdeenSat 03/11/20188Ryanair18301805Places Available659Malaga120

AberdeenSat 10/11/20188Ryanair18301805Places Available629Malaga120

Belfast IntlSat 24/02/20188Ryanair16402325Places Available599Malaga120

Belfast IntlSat 17/03/20188Ryanair16402325Places Available639Malaga120

Belfast IntlThu 12/04/20188Easyjet07001355Places Available649Malaga120

Belfast IntlThu 03/05/20188Easyjet07001355Places Available669Malaga120

Belfast IntlThu 07/06/20188Easyjet07001355Places Available689Malaga120

Belfast IntlThu 13/09/20188Easyjet07001355Places Available699Malaga120

Belfast IntlThu 04/10/20188Easyjet07001355Places Available659Malaga120

Belfast IntlSat 03/11/20188Ryanair16402325Places Available599Malaga120

Belfast IntlSat 10/11/20188Ryanair16402325Places Available569Malaga120

BirminghamSat 24/02/20188Ryanair10351010Places Available599Malaga120

BirminghamSat 17/03/20188Jet214302130Places Available679Malaga120

BirminghamThu 12/04/20188Ryanair12101845Places Available649Malaga120

BirminghamThu 03/05/20188Ryanair12101845Places Available669Malaga120

BirminghamThu 07/06/20188Ryanair12101845Places Available689Malaga120

BirminghamThu 13/09/20188Ryanair12101845Places Available699Malaga120

BirminghamThu 04/10/20188Ryanair12101845Places Available659Malaga120

BirminghamSat 03/11/20188Jet207451410Places Available639Malaga120

BirminghamSat 10/11/20188Jet207451410Places Available609Malaga120

BristolSat 24/02/20188Easyjet06051205Places Available599Malaga120

BristolSat 17/03/20188Easyjet06051210Places Available639Malaga120

BristolThu 12/04/20188Easyjet06051205Places Available649Malaga120

BristolThu 03/05/20188Easyjet06051205Places Available669Malaga120

BristolThu 07/06/20188Easyjet06051205Places Available689Malaga120

BristolThu 13/09/20188Easyjet06051205Places Available699Malaga120

BristolThu 04/10/20188Easyjet06051205Places Available659Malaga120

BristolSat 03/11/20188Easyjet06051205Places Available599Malaga120

BristolSat 10/11/20188Easyjet06051205Places Available569Malaga120

CardiffSat 24/02/20188Vueling08500815Places Available599Malaga120

CardiffSat 17/03/20188Vueling08500815Places Available639Malaga120

CardiffThu 12/04/20188Vueling09150835Places Available649Malaga120

CardiffThu 03/05/20188Vueling09150835Places Available669Malaga120

CardiffThu 07/06/20188Vueling09150835Places Available689Malaga120

CardiffThu 13/09/20188Vueling09150835Places Available699Malaga120

CardiffThu 04/10/20188Vueling09150835Places Available659Malaga120

CardiffSat 03/11/20188Vueling08500815Places Available599Malaga120

CardiffSat 10/11/20188Vueling08500815Places Available569Malaga120

Doncaster ShefSun 25/02/20188Thomson14401255Places Available599Malaga120

Doncaster ShefThu 12/04/20188Thomson07001415Places Available669Malaga120

DublinSat 24/02/20188Ryanair07201420Places Available599Malaga120

DublinSat 17/03/20188Ryanair07201420Places Available639Malaga120

DublinThu 12/04/20188Ryanair07201420Places Available649Malaga120

DublinThu 03/05/20188Ryanair07201420Places Available669Malaga120

DublinThu 07/06/20188Ryanair07201420Places Available689Malaga120

DublinThu 13/09/20188Ryanair07201420Places Available699Malaga120

DublinThu 04/10/20188Ryanair07201420Places Available659Malaga120

DublinSat 03/11/20188Ryanair07201420Places Available599Malaga120

DublinSat 10/11/20188Ryanair07201420Places Available569Malaga120

East MidlandsSat 24/02/20188Jet212301915Places Available599Malaga120

East MidlandsSat 17/03/20188Jet214352120Places Available639Malaga120

East MidlandsThu 12/04/20188Jet207351425Places Available689Malaga120

East MidlandsThu 03/05/20188Jet207351425Places Available709Malaga120

East MidlandsThu 07/06/20188Jet207351425Places Available729Malaga120

East MidlandsThu 13/09/20188Jet207351425Places Available739Malaga120

East MidlandsThu 04/10/20188Jet207351425Places Available699Malaga120

East MidlandsSat 03/11/20188Jet212301915Places Available639Malaga120

East MidlandsSat 10/11/20188Jet212301915Places Available609Malaga120

EdinburghSun 25/02/20188Ryanair15051345Places Available599Malaga120

EdinburghSun 18/03/20188Ryanair15052355Places Available639Malaga120

EdinburghThu 12/04/20188Ryanair16402355Places Available649Malaga120

EdinburghThu 03/05/20188Ryanair16402355Places Available669Malaga120

EdinburghThu 07/06/20188Jet206551435Places Available729Malaga120

EdinburghThu 13/09/20188Jet206551435Places Available739Malaga120

EdinburghThu 04/10/20188Jet206551435Places Available699Malaga120

EdinburghSat 03/11/20188Jet214152150Places Available639Malaga120

EdinburghSat 10/11/20188Jet214152150Places Available609Malaga120

ExeterThu 12/04/20188Flybe06002320Places Available649Malaga120

ExeterThu 03/05/20188Flybe06002320Places Available669Malaga120

ExeterThu 07/06/20188Flybe06002320Places Available689Malaga120

ExeterThu 13/09/20188Flybe06002320Places Available699Malaga120

ExeterThu 04/10/20188Flybe06002320Places Available659Malaga120

GlasgowSun 25/02/20188Easyjet07001425Places Available599Malaga120

GlasgowSun 18/03/20188Easyjet07001345Places Available639Malaga120

GlasgowThu 12/04/20188Easyjet16550010Places Available649Malaga120

GlasgowThu 03/05/20188Easyjet16550010Places Available669Malaga120

GlasgowThu 07/06/20188Easyjet16550010Places Available689Malaga120

GlasgowThu 13/09/20188Easyjet16550010Places Available699Malaga120

GlasgowThu 04/10/20188Easyjet16550010Places Available659Malaga120

GlasgowSat 03/11/20188Jet214352205Places Available639Malaga120

GlasgowSat 10/11/20188Jet214352205Places Available609Malaga120

Leeds-BradfordSat 24/02/20188Jet210001355Places Available599Malaga120

Leeds-BradfordSat 17/03/20188Jet206551355Places Available639Malaga120

Leeds-BradfordThu 12/04/20188Jet209351650Places Available689Malaga120

Leeds-BradfordThu 03/05/20188Jet209351650Places Available709Malaga120

Leeds-BradfordThu 07/06/20188Jet207002355Places Available729Malaga120

Leeds-BradfordThu 13/09/20188Jet207002355Places Available739Malaga120

Leeds-BradfordThu 04/10/20188Jet207001415Places Available699Malaga120

Leeds-BradfordSat 03/11/20188Jet209551655Places Available639Malaga120

Leeds-BradfordSat 10/11/20188Jet209551655Places Available609Malaga120

LiverpoolSat 24/02/20188Easyjet06301305Places Available599Malaga120

LiverpoolSat 17/03/20188Easyjet06301310Places Available639Malaga120

LiverpoolThu 12/04/20188Easyjet06001230Places Available649Malaga120

LiverpoolThu 03/05/20188Easyjet06001230Places Available669Malaga120

LiverpoolThu 07/06/20188Easyjet06001230Places Available689Malaga120

LiverpoolThu 13/09/20188Easyjet06001230Places Available699Malaga120

LiverpoolThu 04/10/20188Easyjet06001230Places Available659Malaga120

LiverpoolSat 03/11/20188Easyjet06301305Places Available599Malaga120

LiverpoolSat 10/11/20188Easyjet06301305Places Available569Malaga120

London GatwickSat 24/02/20188Easyjet09351550Places Available599Malaga120

London GatwickSat 17/03/20188Easyjet09351550Places Available639Malaga120

London GatwickThu 12/04/20188Easyjet16201845Places Available649Malaga120

London GatwickThu 03/05/20188Easyjet16201845Places Available669Malaga120

London GatwickThu 07/06/20188Easyjet16201845Places Available689Malaga120

London GatwickThu 13/09/20188Easyjet16201845Places Available699Malaga120

London GatwickThu 04/10/20188Easyjet16201845Places Available659Malaga120

London GatwickSat 03/11/20188Easyjet09351550Places Available599Malaga120

London GatwickSat 10/11/20188Easyjet09351550Places Available569Malaga120

LutonSat 24/02/20188Easyjet14301320Places Available599Malaga120

LutonSat 17/03/20188Easyjet14301420Places Available639Malaga120

LutonThu 12/04/20188Easyjet12551910Places Available649Malaga120

LutonThu 03/05/20188Easyjet12551910Places Available669Malaga120

LutonThu 07/06/20188Easyjet12551910Places Available689Malaga120

LutonThu 13/09/20188Easyjet12551910Places Available699Malaga120

LutonThu 04/10/20188Easyjet12551910Places Available659Malaga120

LutonSat 03/11/20188Easyjet14301320Places Available599Malaga120

LutonSat 10/11/20188Easyjet14301320Places Available569Malaga120

ManchesterSat 24/02/20188Easyjet07151355Places Available599Malaga120

ManchesterSat 17/03/20188Easyjet07151355Places Available639Malaga120

ManchesterThu 12/04/20188Easyjet06101255Places Available649Malaga120

ManchesterThu 03/05/20188Easyjet06101255Places Available669Malaga120

ManchesterThu 07/06/20188Easyjet06101255Places Available689Malaga120

ManchesterThu 13/09/20188Easyjet06101255Places Available699Malaga120

ManchesterThu 04/10/20188Easyjet06101255Places Available659Malaga120

ManchesterSat 03/11/20188Easyjet07151355Places Available599Malaga120

ManchesterSat 10/11/20188Easyjet07151355Places Available569Malaga120

NewcastleSat 24/02/20188Easyjet06351345Places Available599Malaga120

NewcastleSat 17/03/20188Easyjet06301345Places Available639Malaga120

NewcastleThu 12/04/20188Easyjet07001400Places Available649Malaga120

NewcastleThu 03/05/20188Easyjet07001400Places Available669Malaga120

NewcastleThu 07/06/20188Easyjet07001400Places Available689Malaga120

NewcastleThu 13/09/20188Easyjet07001400Places Available699Malaga120

NewcastleThu 04/10/20188Easyjet07001400Places Available659Malaga120

NewcastleSat 03/11/20188Easyjet06351345Places Available599Malaga120

NewcastleSat 10/11/20188Easyjet06351345Places Available569Malaga120

PrestwickSun 25/02/20188Ryanair16402345Places Available599Malaga120

PrestwickThu 12/04/20188Ryanair07001405Places Available649Malaga120

PrestwickThu 03/05/20188Ryanair07001405Places Available669Malaga120

PrestwickThu 07/06/20188Ryanair07001405Places Available689Malaga120

PrestwickThu 13/09/20188Ryanair07001405Places Available699Malaga120

PrestwickThu 04/10/20188Ryanair07001405Places Available659Malaga120

PrestwickSun 04/11/20188Ryanair16402345Places Available599Malaga120

PrestwickSun 11/11/20188Ryanair16402345Places Available569Malaga120

SouthendSun 25/02/20188Easyjet06251245Places Available599Malaga120

SouthendSun 18/03/20188Easyjet06251245Places Available639Malaga120

SouthendThu 12/04/20188Easyjet10251645Places Available649Malaga120

SouthendThu 03/05/20188Easyjet10251645Places Available669Malaga120

SouthendThu 07/06/20188Easyjet10251645Places Available689Malaga120

SouthendThu 13/09/20188Easyjet10251645Places Available699Malaga120

SouthendThu 04/10/20188Easyjet10251645Places Available659Malaga120

SouthendSun 04/11/20188Easyjet06251245Places Available599Malaga120

SouthendSun 11/11/20188Easyjet06251245Places Available569Malaga120

StanstedSat 24/02/20188Easyjet06301250Places Available599Malaga120

StanstedSat 17/03/20188Easyjet06051245Places Available639Malaga120

StanstedThu 12/04/20188Easyjet06051230Places Available649Malaga120

StanstedThu 03/05/20188Easyjet06051230Places Available669Malaga120

StanstedThu 07/06/20188Easyjet06051230Places Available689Malaga120

StanstedThu 13/09/20188Easyjet06051230Places Available699Malaga120

StanstedThu 04/10/20188Easyjet06051230Places Available659Malaga120

StanstedSat 03/11/20188Easyjet06051230Places Available599Malaga120

StanstedSat 10/11/20188Easyjet06051230Places Available569Malaga120

Prices shown are based on the shared occupancy of twin/double standard rooms, and are subject to availability. Please refer to ‘Accommodation’ for details of any room supplements (including single rooms) and extended stay costs that apply to this holiday. Further details in our FAQ.

Data as at 20/11/2017 at 12:47:04

We enjoyed this holiday very much indeed. Our hotel room was large and airy with plenty of storage and an excellent bathroom. The standard of cleanliness throughout, including the pool was very high. The excursions were first rate and the resort itself, greatly enhanced by the talents of our tour director Manuel. His tremendous local knowledge, friendly manner and excellent command of English meant that we learned so much about this lovely part of Spain. All in all, a brilliant holiday and great value for money. Hope to join another tour soon!

Mrs F, Preston

We have just returned from a holiday with Preferred Travel Services to Andalucia’s Eastern Coast and it was terrific! The guide was super both guiding and allowing time to explore. The hotel was great and the trips. This was our second trip with Preferred Travel and we would unhesitatingly recommend them.

Mrs B, Edinburgh

This holiday was beyond all my expectations. All the excursions were worthwhile. The Tour Guide’s impeccable language and exceptional narrative skills brought the rich historical legacy of Andalucia vividly to life.

Mrs H, Bristol

An enjoyable holiday. From being met, transported and looked after it was a great experience. I would also like to pay great appreciation to the tour guide who was excellent and added greatly to the holiday. His experience, his fluency, and indeed his lovely sense of humour contributed so much to our week and I feel he is a great addition to Preferred Travel Services. The coach driver was also very efficient, courteous and helpful. They are great ambassadors and I will be perusing the Preferred Travel Services brochure when I next feel the need of a holiday.

Mrs W, Northern Ireland

My Sister and I recently enjoyed a holiday with Preferred Travel. The holiday was a complete success thanks to the organisation and the company of Manuel the tour guide. He was a lovely friendly local man, who was excellent with all the guests. Thank you.

Mrs B. A., Devon

Spent a really wonderful week at the Hotel Bahia Tropical in Almunecar and would like to thank Preferred Travel Services for providing such a memorable destination. The Hotel Bahia Tropical commands a lovely position on the bay and provides excellent facilities with comfortable, well appointed rooms, spotlessly clean and excellent varied food. An excellent find. Our guide Manuel played his part in ensuring the success of the holiday. His extremely pleasant, friendly character and in depth knowledge of the area certainly enhances the enjoyment of the holiday. I would have no hesitation in recommending this holiday to others.

Miss C, Lancs.

Click to see whole photo


Don't forget, we fly from 20 airports right across the UK.
Most of our holidays include half board as standard.
All of our holidays have included visits and tours.

Holiday Search