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Incentive Granada and Costa del sol 2015


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Incentive Granada and Costa del sol 2015

  1. 1. Incentive Granada & Costa del Sol 32 people May 2015
  2. 2. Andalusia is a land of culture, history, fiestas, nature areas and of course excellent food. You can visit everything from outstanding monuments to a wide variety of natural landscapes… and you can be part of several unique popular events and sample a wide range of delicious gastronomic products.
  3. 3. Day 1 Arrival at Malaga Airport morning Meet & Greet with our local english speaking assistance which will accompany the group during their whole stay. Also at disposal remains our luxurious mini-coach. Drive along the coast to Bodega Bentomiz in Sayalonga The Bodega is located on a mountain side of Sierra Tejada with a stunning view of the coast and sea. Since 2003 they produce premium wines. We will visit their vineyards, winery and also have the oportunity to taste their wines while enjoying a selection of regional tapas. Duration 2 hrs approx.
  4. 4. Day 1 Drive to Granada (1h and 15 minutes) Moorish heritage - Granada is the essence of poetry. Federico Garcia Lorca, the universal Granada writer, immortalised his city in his art. Once visited, it is not difficult to understand the well-known verse, which reads: "There is nothing like the pain of being blind in Granada". This fabulous city preserves all the enchantment and mystery of eight centuries of Moorish occupation, which lasted until the re-conquest by Catholic Kings in 1492. The Alhambra, a castle complex of worldwide fame, they say it's the eight' miracle of the world!
  5. 5. Day 1 Check-in at Hotel Hospes Palacio de los Patos, 5* deluxe palacio_patos/default-en.html Hospes Palacio de los Patos represents a suggestive combination of two buildings that look at each other with complicity: The Patos Palace, a looked after conversion of a 19th Century palace, with classical and industrial architecture, and proclaimed of Cultural interest by UNESCO, and a new building, with a mixture of deepness and clarity behind a majestic and subtle alabaster latticework. The Palacio offers 22 rooms with contemporary design while conserving the original décor of this historic property. The new building offers 20 rooms also all decorated in contemporary design. The hotel spa includes a sauna, Turkish bath and indoor pool. Massage and various beauty treatments are available. The hotel’s Senzone Restaurant serves healthy cuisine, using only fresh ingredients.
  6. 6. Day 1 – evening 20.00h visit to Alhambra in exclusivity Duration 1,5 hours, with english speaking guide and audiophone It was originally constructed as a small fortress in 889 and then largely ignored until its ruins were renovated and rebuilt in the mid-11th century by the Moorish emir of the Emirate of Granada, who built its current palace and walls. It was converted into a royal palace in 1333 by the Sultan of Granada. Alhambra was extended by the different Muslim rulers who lived in the complex. However, each new section that was added followed the consistent theme of "paradise on earth". Column arcades, fountains with running water, and reflecting pools were used to add to the aesthetic and functional complexity.
  7. 7. Day 1 – evening Dinner at Restaurant Alacena de Las Monjas Located at city centre of town. Enjoy typical spanish tapas in their former cellar! Afterwards experience the temperament of Andalucia With your very own private function at Venta El Gallo! Feel free to join in!
  8. 8. Day 2 After breakfast check-out and drive to Málaga (1h 30 min.) Málaga's history spans about 2,800 years, making it one of the oldest cities in the world. This important cultural infrastructure and the artistic heritage have culminated in the nomination of Málaga as a candidate for the 2016 European Capital of Culture. The internationally acclaimed painter and sculptor Pablo Picasso, Hebrew poet and Jewish philosopher Solomon Ibn Gabirol and actor Antonio Banderas were born in Málaga.
  9. 9. Day 2 The old historic centre of Málaga reaches the harbour to the south and is surrounded by mountains to the north. 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). We will visit the cathedral of Málaga, constructed between 1528 and 1782 and was planned with Renaissance architectural ideals but there was a shortfall of building funds and it was finished in Baroque style. Although it was never finished as the second bell tower is still missing today. And also we see the Roman theatre, which dates from the 1st century BC and was rediscovered in 1951.
  10. 10. Day 2 Next we visit the Automobile Museum (private visit, closed to the public) The Tabacalera is a spectacular building, a former tobacco factory in 1923 and appears to have been made to receive and evaluate this set of over 94 vehicles, unpublished works of contemporary art, sculptures and installations designed from parts of the motor world. A fantastic combination of history, art and culture. An extraordinary collection, presented in thematic areas that describe the different styles that characterize the evolution of twentieth century art.
  11. 11. Day 2 Our exclusive visit also includes live models dressed according to the area will make the experience even more enjoyable! And we enjoy lunch at the “Sala Principal” provided by Dani Garcia Catering.
  12. 12. Day 2 After lunch we drive to Marbella (50 min.) Approx. 17h Check-in at Finca Cortesín, 5* GL Built around two principle courtyards with palatial proportions, the hotel has 67 large, luminous and exquisitely designed suites with lofty 4m high ceilings ranging from 50 to 200m². With 23.000 m2 of manicured gardens, luxurious spa, 3 pools, tennis and paddle courts, impressive 6.000 m2 beach club, exquisite cuisine and an ambiance of tranquility, elegance and refinement.
  13. 13. Day 2 evening Puerto Banús has become one of the most important meeting points for the International Jet Set. In its exclusive port are docked stunning sailing boats and yachts while the elegant town’s streets are the centre of the latest fashion and prestigious shops. Here we enjoy our dinner at the restaurant El Gran Gatsby overlooking the port. The restaurant also offers a Dance Lounge to enjoy the “after dinner night life” of Puerto Banús.
  14. 14. Day 3 Breakfast at hotel This morning we experience a nice helicopter ride. Divided in two groups we have two helicopters for 6 passengers each which pick us up at the hotel and take us to a panoramic tour of the beautiful mountain village of Ronda, one of the most impressive cities in Andalusia. As city of Celtic origins, Ronda is one of the most ancient cities of Europe and the UNESCO declared it of historical and artistic interest. The city is situated on a steep plateau and surrounded by mountains offering a superb natural theatre right in the centre of the so called “Serrania de Ronda “. Ronda is divided in two by a gorge of more than 100 metres depth - the Tajo. The two quarters, the historic on one side and the modern on the other side, are linked together by an extraordinary bridge, which construction took decades...!
  15. 15. Day 3 The ride ends after approx. 30 - 40 minutes at Ascari Race Circuit / 5.425 m of race track. Here we have prepared for you the ultimate Driver Experience! Our cars include a Lotus Elise, a Karting competition and last bus not least the Radical SR3... Unforgettable! Professional Instructor, Racing material, mechanical team and security on track will be provided as well as a Hospitality Box at disposal during the whole event and a Gourmet Buffet Lunch will also be prepared. Also available Track and Thrill Experience with the addition of a BMW Compact car. Transfer back to the hotel with our luxurious mini coach after lunch.
  16. 16. Day 3 evening Enjoy a typical Spanish evening at The Courtyard A hidden oasis of calm just 5 minutes from Marbella. Pretty Andalusian patios, tropical gardens with waterfall, spacious terraces with stunning sea views, stylish interior banqueting room. And all this exclusively yours!
  17. 17. Day 3 evening Upon arrival our guests will be welcomed by Flamenco girls handing over flowers. Then the evening starts with a welcome cocktail, during which we can admire the art of a Sherry pourer – called “Venenciador” - who fills the small glasses from a long distance and a professional ham cutter shows you how the famous air dried Iberian ham is cut from the bone. The combination of a flamenco dancer, being courted by a horse and its Equestrian will leave you with memories you won’t easily forget. During dinner enjoy the Spanish guitar as well as the intervention of two very peculiar waiters  And to finish we will have a spectacular Flamenco show!
  18. 18. Day 4 Breakfast at hotel Today we enjoy a trip with our chartered sailing boat Goleta Dawn with capacity for 36 people. A very good option for a relaxed trip, drinks during the whole trip are provided as well as a Barbecue made on board with seafood, fish and meats... We will also have the opportunity for a little golf tournament! After lunch transfer back to the hotel. Time to refresh. Transfer to the airport 3 hours prior to your flight home.