Malaga

DESCRIPTION

The Spanish city of Malaga is a Mediterranean seaport on the Costa del Sol in the Andalucía region of southern Spain. It is the 2nd most populous city in Andalucía, the 6th in Spain and more importantly, a major tourist destination. Loaded with history and brimming with a youthful vigour that proudly acknowledges its multi-layered past, the city that gave the world Picasso has transformed itself in spectacular fashion, with half a dozen new art galleries, a radically rethought port area and a nascent art district called Soho.

Declared as one of the oldest cities in the world, the city of Malaga enjoys a rich traditional and cultural heritage. The city was founded in 770 BC by the Phoenicians, and has seen numerous civilizations such as Arabic, Roman, Christian, etc. Malaga is located between two river valleys, Guadalhorce and Guadalmina, which has resulted into a pleasant climate throughout the year.

The Roman Theatre and garum (Roman fish paste) pools will take you to the times of  Roman Hispania. Meanwhile, the Alcazaba is the most beautiful living example of the period of Muslim domination. Experience the reconquest (La Reconquista) by the Catholic Monarchs from the Santuario de la Victoria (the Shrine of Victory). Or stroll along Calle San Agustín, formerly known as the Calle de los Caballeros, the street of the knights since they settled on this street, with the Palacio de Buenavista as its most significant feature.

Discover the glorious past of our grapes in the wine museum. Discover how the Los Alemanes (The Germans) bridge got its name. Visit the Cathedral and see real works of art, some holly, which have survived to this day in celebrations such as the Semana Santa de Málaga (Holy Week Fiestas).

Stroll down Málaga's main street and learn more about the Marqués de Larios. Arrive at the Plaza de la Constitución, where most of the city's social events are held.  Admire buildings of different ages and be enthralled by the stories that the city can tell.

The Moors left posterity the dominating presence of the Castle of Gibralfaro, which is connected to the Alcazaba, the lower fortress and royal residence. Both were built during the Taifa period (11th century) and extended during the Nasrid period (13th and 14th centuries). The Alcazaba stands on a hill within the city. Originally, it defended the city from the incursions of pirates. Later, in the 11th century, it was completely rebuilt by the Hammudid dynasty.[27] Occupying the eastern hillside that rises from the sea and overlooks the city, the Alcazaba was surrounded by palms and pine trees.

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SAMPLE ITINERARY
DESTINATION: MALAGA

DAY 1
Arrive in Malaga by flights and coach

Day 2
Guided tour for Malaga
Visit the Picasso Museum, explore the historic quarter, the Calle Larios and the Plaza de la Merced

DAY 3
Spanish Tuition
Excursion to Granada. Visit the Albaicin district, Alhambra and Generalife Gardens and the Nasrid Palace

Day 4
Spanish Tuition
Visit the White Villages of Andalusia; Ronda and Mijas
Trip to Marbella and Puerto Banus

Day 5
Excursion to Nerja. Visit the Tropical Coast of Frandad with its unique microclimate and beaches

Day 6
Depart Malaga for journey home

Prices from £435 per student

Price based on a 6-day trip for 40 students and 4 group leaders, excluding flights. All trips are subject to availability.

AVAILABLE AT THIS DESTINATION

  • Cultural Excursions
  • Homestay accommodation
  • Language Lessons
  • Hotel/Hostel Accommodation

TRAVEL

  • Coach transfer from the school to UK airport. Return flights to Malaga.
  • Private coach for the full duration of the trip once you arrive at the airport.
  • Public transport travel card if required.

ACCOMMODATION

  • Stay with local host families in Malaga.
  • Hostel/hotel accommodation is available with half board or full board options.

LANGUAGE TUITION

  • Language tuition with qualified Spanish teachers. Lessons can be tailored to the level of the student’s current ability and included chosen topics selected by the group leaders.

SUPPORT WE OFFER

  • Your own personal Tours Manager to help tailor your bespoke itinerary.
  • We can help promote trip to parents, delivering a presentation and a Q&A session if
    requested.
  • Local knowledge and insight from your Tours Manager on your chosen destination.
  • A login to our travel app which contains all aspects of your personal trip as well as a location
    map and weather forecasts.
  • Safety assured accommodation, transport and excursions.
  • An in-country Local Organiser to assist you on your trip.
  • 24-hour emergency support while you are away on your trip.
  • Qualified language teacher to deliver lessons tailored to the ability of the students.
  • Full travel insurance.
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