The Arts Society de la Frontera

Trips & Events

Trips and Events for Season 2018-2019

This is an outline of what is being planned for the season, further details will be added as and when they are confirmed.

For more information or queries please email our Trips Secretary: Lizzy Gould : mariposacasa@gmail.com

Friday 23rd November 2018:

Cancelled! New date is Friday 22nd February 2019

A trip has been arranged to the beautiful Domecq Palace in Jerez which is normally not open to the public. The Palace has many art treasures including paintings, tapestries, silver and sculptures.

We will have a guided tour of the Palace and refreshments. This will be followed by a tapas lunch with wine at a stylish restaurant in Jerez.

To reserve a place please email Lizzie: mariposacasa@gmail.com

Friday 7th December 2018:

Christmas Lunch at the Octogono Beach Club Sotogrande.

Price €35.00.

Wednesday 23rd January 2019:

Walking Tour of Estepona.

For more info and to sign up please email Gisele Hardies: giselehardies@gmail.com

Friday 22nd February 2019:

A trip has been arranged to the beautiful Domecq Palace in Jerez which is normally not open to the public. The Palace has many art treasures including paintings, tapestries, silver and sculptures.

We will have a guided tour of the Palace and refreshments. This will be followed by a tapas lunch with wine at a stylish restaurant in Jerez.

This trip is now fully booked.

March 2019:

Day Trip to Cadiz Thursday 21st March 2019

Cadiz is the oldest city in Western Europe and dates back more than 3000 years. It was occupied by the Greeks, Phoenicians, Carthaginians and Romans. It is a wonderful city with a rich cultural heritage which is evident through its streets and buildings. The city stands on a peninsula which is almost entirely surrounded by water.

Our excellent guide for the day will be Mayka.

The trip to Cadiz will be a three hour walking tour of the city walls and will include visiting Santa Catalina Castle, Flower Square, La Caleta where the James Bond Film ‘Die Another Day’ was filmed and Oratorio Santa Cueva a lovely church which houses some Goya paintings.

After lunch we will visit the Cathedral and the Clock Tower.

Price €70 per person to include coach travel, guided tour, entrance to Cathedral, Tower and Church.

Lunch with wine and coffee.

Number of people restricted to 20.

To reserve a place contact Lizzie mariposacasa@gmail.com or Tel: 683337342

Young Artists’ Competition 2019 : Monday 18th – Tuesday 26th March with the award ceremony and drinks reception on Friday 22nd March in the evening.

April 2019:

Friday 5th April 

Trip to Tarifa and Vejer

Coffee and croissants in Tarifa.

A visit to the castle.

A three course lunch  with wine at the lovely Califa hotel Vejer.

An afternoon guided tour of Vejer.

The price to include coach travel is 65€ per person.

To reserve a place contact Lizzie mariposacasa@gmail.com or Tel: 683337342

Trip to Tangier / Asilah / Chefchaouen

Postponed – new date to be announced

3 nights.

20 places

Day 1:

Coach from MarySol parking (Sotogrande) at 07h00 precise, to Tarifa’s port on time to embark on the 09h00 Fast Ferry (Hydrofoil) to Tangier (need to be 1h before Hydrofoil sails).

At our arrival, we will be met by our English speaking guide and a driver who will take us on a guided tour of Tangier, walking tour of the Kasbah, Medina, Souk. Then lunch at HAMADI typical Moroccan restaurant.

After lunch a drive to visit Cap Espartel, Caves of Hercules, Sultan’s Palace and a tour of the modern city on the way back to our Hotel The Royal Tulip City Centre in Tangier.

Evening free.

Day 2:

After breakfast , our coach will drive us to Asilah, a delightful fishing village. Guided walk round the old town enclosed by 15th-century ramparts, built by colonial Portuguese and beautiful small streets. The medina is an art hub, known for its murals and a good place for shopping local souvenirs.

Lunch at a well known restaurant “Casa Pepe” renowned for its delicious fish.

Afternoon return to our hotel and evening free.

Day 3:

After an early breakfast we set off to Chefchaouen, in the Rif Mountains, we’ll be staying at the Hotel PARADOR, right in the center of town.

Chefchaouen, one of Morocco’s prettiest towns, known as the “Blue Pearl”, our guide will take us for a walking tour of the town and its surroundings.

After lunch you’ll have the rest of the day free. Chefchaouen offers many native handicrafts that are not available elsewhere in Morocco and you can stroll in the delightful medina.

Day 4:

After breakfast you’ll have the morning free, you should return to the Hotel Parador by 13h00 latest to board the coach for our journey back to Tangier Port, embarking on the Fast Ferry at 18h00.

Price of €360pp in double room.

Single supplement €116 in the Royal Tulip Hotel City Centre for the 2 nights.

Single supplement €21 in the Hotel Parador in Chefchaouen.

Included: Coach from Sotogrande (parking MarySol) to Tarifa Port and return.

Return Hydrofoil (Fast Ferry) from Tarifa to Tangier.

Coach for 4 days.

2 nights in the Royal Tulip city Centre 5* in Tangier.

1 night in the Hotel Parador 4* in Chefchaouen.

3 lunches, guided tours of Tangier, Asilah and Chefchaouen and all entrance to monuments.

Beverages not included.

Dinners not included.

To reserve your place please email mlcabedo@gmail.com with your full name, membership n°, date of birth, passport n°, expiry date and nationality.

We require a deposit of €200pp (€100 not refundable) by 28th February. Please send your deposit by bank transfer to The Arts Society de la Frontera, La Caixa Bank, Sotogrande Branch, IBAN N°ES92 2100 9020 7522 0020 6914.

Please provide your name and “Trip to Morocco” in transfer. Only Spanish banks transfers accepted.

May 2019:

Talk on Andalucian films at Alcaidesa.

Wednesday June 12th 2019:

Feasting on Art: Finca Monasterio.