PRICING AND BOOKING

Our next Literary Adventure holiday will be September 7th-13th 2019. Tutor Romesh Gunesekera. Programme details here. Do call 020 7324 2563 (weekdays 10am-5.30pm) or email with any queries.

Pricing

TLC’s Literary Adventure at Casa Ana in Andalucia offers the opportunity of a luxury writing holiday in a unique setting at the stunning Casa Ana and is exceptional value, with single occupancy rooms starting at £795*.  There are 10 rooms available at Casa Ana. Please see Accommodation for full room information including a pricing structure and photographs.

The cost covers all tuition and workshops from the UK’s leading literary consultancy, three 3-course evening meals prepared by a chef using local ingredients, all breakfasts and picnic menu lunches daily. Flights and transfers are not included, and we will have three evening meals out at local restaurants as a group for which we recommend you budget between 10-20 euro per meal per person. Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided by Casa Ana, and we will provide Cava with the meal for the group on the first evening. The bus for the (optional) Wednesday excursion will cost a small extra fee.

We will provide an information pack to all participants including details on travel, transport and accommodation recommendation for those coming from or going on to other places, as well as a list of things to bring and other useful information.

*It is possible for friends or a couple to share at reduced rate. Please see Accommodation for information on which rooms are twin rooms available to sharers. Unfortunately it is not possible to accommodate non-participating guests on the Literary Adventure.

Booking

Rooms are allocated on a first-come first-served basis. For further enquiries or to book please call 020 7 324 2563 or email Aki Schilz on aki@nullliteraryconsultancy.co.uk.

Travel

Flights

Flights to and from Malaga are not included in the price but there are several low budget airlines that fly there as well as other airlines. We recommend Easyjet or Monarch which offer early morning flights from Gatwick and Stansted. It is also possible to journey to Casa Ana from Granada. Do check platforms like Skyscanner or Kayak for price comparison of flights from a range of destinations.

Getting to Casa Ana

We recommend arrival Saturday, the first day of the Literary Adventure, before 3pm to allow you time to join the shared mini-bus from Malaga City Centre. You are welcome to drive if preferred, and we ask you to aim to arrive for welcome drinks on the terrace from around 6, with the first evening meal served at 7pm. Malaga airport is currently served by a number of airlines including Ryanair, Easyjet, Norwegian Air and British Airways, and flights are now available from London City to Granada. We recommend Skyscanner to find flights and advance booking where possible. To allow for our transfer back on the last day of the holiday, we recommend booking flights that leave at 2pm or later from Malaga. Please allow enough time both when arriving and departing, as we cannot be responsible for anybody who does not ensure their own arrival or departure.

We can arrange for taxi sharing for Literary Adventure guests travelling to the house from Malaga or Granada airports, or there are buses that run from the airport to near the house, nearest stop Órgiva or Pitres. The timetable for local buses can be found here in English. Please do check the bus timetable ahead of travelling if taking the bus, as some services run infrequently even in the tourist season.

If you wish to stay overnight the evening before travelling on to Casa Ana, we recommend the Hotel Venecia in Malaga for a low-cost option, or the AC Hotel Malaga Palacio for more premium accommodation in the city centre. This is optional, but can be a nice way to meet fellow participants. Do let us know if you plan to stay the night before, and we can put you in touch with your fellow Adventurers.

Private Car Hire

Ferreirola, the village we are staying in, is small but car parking is available. If you are making your own way to Casa Ana by hired car then please contact Anne Hunt on 0034 958 766 270 or email info@nullcasa-ana.com for details about how to get there by road. We recommend www.goldcar.es as being well-priced and reliable with a base at Malaga airport.

Terms & Conditions

Payment

A £100 per person deposit is required in order to confirm your reservation. Once we have enough writers to travel we will let you know and you can book flights, at which point the full remaining balance is due directly to TLC within no later than 30 days.

Cancellations

In exceptional circumstances you may need to cancel. As it is important for planning to know how many will be in the group, we have to take cancellation seriously. If at any time after booking up to 90 days before travel we will retain 50% of the full fee. If you cancel between 90-60 days of departure we will retain 75% of the full fee; and within 60-30 days of departure we will retain 90% of the fee. For cancellations within 30 days we will retain 100% of the fee. Cancellation fees may be covered by your travel insurance. Call us to discuss if necessary.

Liability and Insurance/Disclaimer

It is a condition of your booking that you have valid travel insurance. TLC and Casa Ana are not travel agents or flight carriers and cannot take responsibility for flight arrangements, delays, lost baggage or cancellations. From time to time there may be changes to the programme that are beyond our control. Due to tutor cancellation, bad weather, low bookings, or technical failure some activities described may become temporarily or permanently unavailable.

We do not accept liability for any costs incurred as a result of cancellations, delays or changes caused by war, threat of war, closure of airports, civil strife, industrial action, natural disaster, technical problems with transport, or other events beyond our control, medical conditions which may develop during or subsequent to the holiday; loss of, or damage to person or personal property.

We also reserve the right not to travel if we have insufficient bookings. In this instance we will return 100% of your booking fee. Please do not book flights before we have confirmed this with you.

For travel insurance for visitors from the UK try the Insurance Section in the Travel Quest Activity Holiday Directory, where you’ll find everything from single trip policies to annual travel insurance.