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Experience the best of Andalusia with Pat Archibald on this 7-night quilting retreat. Staying in the heart of Ronda, one of Andalusia’s loveliest towns steeped in history, enjoy multiple workshops with Pat on the Bernina sewing machines as well as explore the charming city of Seville and village of Grazalema.
Meet Pat and your Arena Travel Tour Manager at a London airport for your flight to Malaga. Upon arrival, transfer by coach to Ronda where you will check into your hotel.
Travel to the city of Seville, the capital of Andalusia. This morning we will visit a local artisan embroiderer before enjoying a walking tour of Seville. Barrio de Santa Cruz is the heart of Seville and home to the Gothic-style Seville Cathedral and the Moorish-Renaissance palace, the Real Alcázar. With a guide explore the narrow, labyrinth-like streets filled with tapas bars and shops selling souvenirs and handicrafts. We will end our day with a traditional Flamenco Show!
Today enjoy a full-day workshop at the hotel with Pat.
The village of Grazalema sits in the foothills of the Sierra del Pinar Mountain range. We will visit the Grazalema Textile Museum where you can see textile machinery from the 19th century, one of the oldest woollen factories in Spain! You will also have the opportunity to explore the Old Quarter. This afternoon, we transfer by coach to Setenil de las Bodegas, where whitewashed houses have been built into the surrounding cliffs.
After breakfast we will transfer to Malaga airport for our return flight to London.
Tour Notes: You will need to have a reasonable level of fitness to get the most out of this holiday. On excursion days you will need to walk a short distance from the hotel to the coach and you should be able to board the coach unaided. On arrival at the excursion destination, you should be able to alight the coach unaided and there may be a walk between the coach drop off point and the excursion venue. By their nature, walking tours, museum visits etc involve being on your feet for a significant amount of time. Whilst our excursions are taken at a leisurely pace, for the enjoyment of everyone in the group you should be able to keep up with your fellow travellers.
Single Room Supplement from £406.00 (8 days).
Uniquely created for textile lovers, this Stitchtopia textile holiday is the perfect way to discover fascinating fabrics and cultures, whilst travelling to some of the world’s most inspiring places. Our talented stitching expert will be on hand throughout the holiday and host creative workshops with beautifully designed projects inspired by your travels.