BDFAS Events 2016 – 2017

Full details of all our trips will be posted to this page as soon as they become available.

Please note that priority is given to our Members and their guests, if space is available non-members are welcome. If you would like to make a reservation please email
When booking for our trips, you will need to complete our booking form which will be sent to you when reserving your place.
Payments can be made :
1) By bank transfer, locally or internationally
2) In cash at any of our lectures, at the Events desk
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Account: Benahavis DFAS 0081 2097 67 0001007009
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Events 2016


Saturday 15th October – Hidden Charms of Malaga


A fully guided morning visit to Málaga city, taking in The Alcazaba and Castle Gibralfaro, with a walking tour of the historic centre by local guide.

Free time for lunch and personal choice sights and museums, such as the Thyssen, Picasso and Pompidou.

Coach leaves Benahavis 09.00 Departs Malaga 17.00

Full tour: Members 25 Euros   Non Members 30 Euros – Places limited to 25

Coach only: Members 12 Euros, Non Members 15 Euros

Wednesday 26th October – Safari Trip into the Benahavis Mountains

benavis safari

Join Marco for a short trip in his 4 x 4 Land Rover up into the Benahavis mountains where we will stop for tapas and wine and Marco will talk about the fascinating history of this amazing area.

Pick ups from 15.30 by El Cazar, Benahavis – Return by 19.00  Places limited to 20

Members 20 Euros,  Non Members 25 Euros including tapas and glass of wine


Tuesday 15th November – The Great Debate Continues!
But.. is it Art?

We’ve had pub quizzes. Now we are we having a pub debate on the question, But – Is It Art? Following on from Lynne Gibson’s lecture we want to have a fun evening debating the issues among ourselves.

Jane Norrie will argue that contemporary installations justify the title art while Another will take the opposite view. Then it will be up to you the audience to give us your views!

Las Canas Viejas, Benahavis 19.30 for 20.00.

5 Euros to include tapas


Tuesday 6th December – BDFAS Christmas Dinner

Join the party with music and singing by Howard

El Paraiso Golf Club – 19.30 for 20.00

Members 35 Euros Non Members 40 Euros including welcome drink

Wednesday, 14th December – Malaga Lights

malaga lightsOur Christmas lights trip to Malaga. Coach drops you off opposite Calle Larios. Spend the evening as you wish. See the lights or just shop till you drop.

Coach leaves Benahavis 16.00 departs Malaga 22.00

Coach only – Members 12 Euros, Non Members 15 Euros

Events 2017


Sunday 5th February – Art in Action

art in actionOur annual art exhibition featuring our own members’ artwork, demonstrations and a range of workshops for you to join in. Also the third Young Artists’ Competition to design the front cover of the BDFAS brochure 2017-2018.

Gran Hotel, Benahavis 12.00 – 17.00

Thursday 9th February – Let us Tickle your tastebuds and test your mind

A quiz with a delicious twist. Wine tasting and tapas together with culinary questions from around the world.

Bodegon Gallery, Benahavis, 19.30 for 20.00
20 Euros Members, 25 Euros non members – to include wine and tapas

Friday, 24th February – A Voyage around Australia – Who was Captain Flinders?

captain flindersDiscover one of Britain’s unsung heroes, explorer Matthew Flinders (1774-1814), who commanded the first expedition to circumnavigate Australia in HMS Investigator (1801-03).

Onboard, two artists, Ferdinand Bauer (1760-1826) and William Westall (1781-1850), of very different ages, backgrounds and experience, recorded the flora and fauna.

Discover their remarkable artworks and the story of Flinders and his faithful friend Trim, the ship’s cat.

Andalucia Plaza Hotel, Puerto Banus – 12.00 for 12.30

Members: 35 Euros, Non Members: 40 Euros to include Buffet lunch, soft drinks & coffee


6th to 10th March – Fully guided trip to Madrid

trip to madridOur five-day trip includes fully guided tour of Madrid and The Prado Museum, taking in the city’s wealth of history and culture.

A fully guided one-day visit to El Escorial and Segovia.

One full free day for personal choice activities.

Members: 575 Euros, Non Members 595 Euros, Single Room Supplement 120 Euros. Includes all transport, four nights’ hotel and two evening meals (first and last evenings)

Tuesday 14th March – Movie Quiz

Pit your wits with our themed quiz.

Las Canas Viejas, Benahavis, 19.30 for 20.00

5 Euros to include tapas


Saturday 8th April – Day trip – Bodega in Gaucin

bodega gaucinAnother chance to visit this delightful bodega in the Ronda mountains. Visit includes tour, wine tasting and buffet of hot and cold tapas

Coach leaves Benahavis 10.00 am Departs 4.30pm

Members: 45 Euros, Non Members: 50 Euros – Places are limited to 34


Wednesday 10th May – Day trip to the Alpujarras with Rafa Anderson & Chris Stewart

trip to alpujarrasThis will be a casual tour without much walking, guided by one of our favourite architects – Rafa Anderson, including a special meeting with another BDFAS favourite – Chris Stewart.

We will visit an interesting bodega in Pampaniera and one or two of Rafa’s best kept secret spots such as Ferreirola, with a stop in Capileira for lunch, all of it mixed in with history.

Coach leaves Benahavis 08.30 Returns 18.00

Members: 35 Euros, Non-Members: 40 Euros including lunch

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