Days Out: Trips & Tours

Alhambra Guided Tour
Comprehensive, non technical 3 hour guided tour of the Alhambra. Based at Granada Travel Center Gran Via de Colon 41, 18394 Granada.
The largest aquarium in Andalucia with a variety of aquatic life and fish. Open 10:00-21:00 weekdays. Avenida Reino de España, Roquetas de Mar.
Castillo de San Miguel
Restored castle originally built by the Romans in the first century. Open Tuesdays to Saturdays 10:30-13:30 and 17:30-20:00, Sundays and holidays 10:30-14:00. At Barrio de San Miguel, 18690 Almunecar.
Cabo de Gata Nijar natural park
A wild and isolated landscape with some of Europes most original geological features. The visitor centre is Los Amoladeras, between Retamar and San Miguel de Cabo de Gata on the AL822 at Km 7.
La Alhambra Museum
This museum contains Hispano-Moorish works of art from the 9th to the 16th centuries, including ceramics, wood and metals. Section of Oriental Moorish art. Open 09:00-14:00 Tuesday to Saturday. In the Palace of Carlos V. within the Alhambra.
Los Millares Tombs
Visit a prehistoric city over 5000 years old, guided tours through the village, tombs and archelogical site. Opening hours Wednesday to Sunday 10:00-14:00 excluding feast days. 04420. Santa Fe de Mondújar, Almería.
Caves of Sorbas
Potholing tour of caves with three levels of exploration routes, artificial cave, visitor and audiovisual displays. Located at Natur-Sport Sorbas SL, 04270 Sorbas.
Geology field trips, geologic workshops, conferences and school activities in the Almeria area, guided by a local geologist
Glovento Sur Balloon Flights
Hot-air balloon rides over the city of Granada. Length of flight one hour, total duration of activity three to four hours including Spanish breakfast.
Aquatours Almeria
PADI diving instruction for beginners to professionals. Specialises in instruction for divers with disabilites and children. E-learning available with final diving test done in person. Kayak excursions and cliff diving. Aguadulce.
Bus Turistica
Bus tour company offering monument and romantic sight city tours. Hop on-hop off tickets valid for 24 hours are available. Multilingual commentaries provided.
Fort Bravo
American Old-West style park with costumed characters, replica saloon, cowboy "shoot outs" in the streets and other entertainment. Ctra. N-340, S/N , 04200, Tabernas.
Museo de la Zambra
Flamenco museum with a collection of costumes, instruments, accessories and photos at Camino del Sacromonte 9, 18010 Granada.
Oasys Parque Tematico
Wild West theme park with safari park, western town with cowboy gun fights and can-can girls, restaurant, cactus garden and swimming pool with water slides. Ctra. N-340, Km 464, 04200, Tabernas.
Arab Baths and Tea rooms
A modern version of a Moorish bath house. Reservations required. At Plaza Nueva Calle Santa Ana 16, Granada
Cuevas Castle - Cuevas del Almanzora
This castle was built in the 16th century by the Marquis of los Velez . Originally an Moorish fortification. The castle is well preserved and therefore sometimes used for concerts. Open daily.
Walking Tour - Granada City
Historical city centre and Albayzin walk. Daily from March to October leaving from Plaza Bib-rambla meeting point at 10:30. Tickets €12. Preferably by reservation.
Granada Bullfight
Bullfights are held in season March to November at the Plaza de Toros on Avenida del Doctor Oloriz 25, Granada.
Granada City Sightseeing by Bus
Sightseeing tours of Granada using individual multilingual audi system with digital sound. Tour bus starts at the Cathedral 10:00 daily, ending at Plaza de Toros.
Almeria Solar Platform Centre
Solar and renewal energy research centre. Open Monday to Friday 08:30-16:30 with tours at 10:00,. 12:00 and 14:00. Open weekends for groups of more than 30 visitors. Visits by reservation only. Located in Tabernas.
Arab fortress built by the Calph of Cordoba, Abd-er Rahman 111 with three huge walled enclosures. Free entrance. Opening April to October 09:00-20:30 and November to March 09:00-18:30. Closed Monday, Christmas and New Year. Calle Almanzor.
Luxury Sailing Charters
Go sailing aboard a luxury 45 ocean-going yacht. Full day, half day or evening sunset cruises available, qualified skipper. Lunch and refeshments served onboard, based in Marina del Este. Tel 618 972 139.
Costa Almeria Tours
Bespoke day and evening trips for small and large parties in Almeria, including Aguilas Carnival, Easter processions, mountain walks, Cartagena, wine tasting, Murcia City, historic mining trails and local fiestas.
Almeria City Walking Tours
Walking tours of Almeria old town, the Alcazaba fortress, Al-Medina district and Cathedral square. Tours run Tuesday to Saturday from 11:00 and Tuesday to Friday from 18:30. Meeting point Olive Oil Museum, Calle Real 15, Almeria.
Lori Sexi Exotic Bird Park
Bird park with a large collection of wild and exotic birds. In the summer months the park holds parrot shows for the children. Open daily 11:00-14:00 and 18:00-21:00 through the summer and 11:00-14:00 and 16:00-18:00 in the winter. Calle Bikini.
Bodegas Alto Almanzora
Vineyard producing for Europe, Asia and the States. Guided tours for upto 30 people. Situated 1km from Lucar. Ample car parking with shop and facilities on site. Open to visitors on Saturdays from 09:00-15:00.
Centro Hipico Valle de Almanzora
Horse trekking, carriage driving and carriage rides with picnics. Weekend, holiday and day pony camps for children throughout the year. Horse riding holidays.
Alcazaba Cultural Program
Family workshops will be held each Sunday at the Moorish fortification,the Alcazaba monument in Almeria city, commencing 11:00. Anyone interested in participating can telephone to book a place.
Almeria Cathedral
Gothic cathedral in the temple fortress style. Open 10:00-16:30 Monday to Friday, at Plaza de la Catedral s/n, 04001 Almeria.
Bull ring Granada
Visit the famous bullring in the centre of the city. Tickets €6. Children under seven go free. 10:00-20:00. Telephone for information and reservations. Plaza de Toros, Granada.
Laughing Goat
Events company organising traditional British and American events and excursions with a local twist.
Parque de las Ciencias
Science park with planetarium, biosphere and eureka halls, observation tower, astronomy garden, butterfly house and exhibition pavillion. Open Tuesday to Saturday 10:00-19:00 and Sundays 10:00- 15:00. Avenida de la Ciencia s/n, 18006 Granada.
The Long Way Round
Off road biking holidays and short breaks for people looking to develop their motorbike skills or take a refresher course. Based in Berja Almeria.
Aquaola Water Park
Water park with all the usual facilities including a pirates ship for the kids. Changing facilities, sunbathing and picnic area with snacks and self service restaurant. Open every day June to September. Closed Sundays. 11:00-20:00. Cenes de la Vega.
Memoria de Andalucia Museum
One of the largest landmarks in the city, this museum is a showcase for regular art exhibitions and musical performances. Library, cafe and restaurant facilities. Open Tuesday to Saturday 10:00-20:00 and Sundays and Bank holidays 10:00-14:00.
Arab Baths
Older than the Alhambra Palace, the En Banuelo, baths built in 11th Century are beside the Bridge of Cadi. Refreshments and relaxation rooms, also hot and warm rooms. Open Tuesday to Saturday 10:00-14:00. Carrera del Darro, Granada.