I first contacted AWOLGranada because I wanted to organize a special engagement/pre-wedding celebration for our daughter who lives in Sydney. We live in the UK and my husband is from the Granada area so we wanted to get all the family together over there to introduce our future son-in-law. From my first contact with Therese I just knew we were going to get along! Emails went back and forth and then Skype conversations. Therese was there to put our dreams into reality and nothing was too much trouble. She is a true professional. We decided on the Carmen Mirador de Aixa and it could not have been a more perfect night. Theresa had put flowers, candles and lights everywhere and with the spectacular view of the Alhambra and the fantastic food it truly was a night to remember! So for anyone reading this who is looking for that special person who can help to create your perfect dream occasion, contact Theresa and between you, magic can happen!

Ann Martinez, North Wales

Hi Theresa Just a line to thank you for all the organization for Ann & Colin’s 60th, everything as usual provided in style, wonderful time, beautiful locations, all your efforts were worth it. We will look forward to their 70th. Many thanks again for everything


Hi Theresa Penny and I would like to thank you and your team for once again producing a celebration that exceeded our wildest expectations. Your in depth knowledge of all things Granadian; your contacts, both local and further afield, and the calm, efficient way you managed our itinerary made this a most memorable few days. Our thanks also to Francisco for producing the meal of a lifetime and to Sonia for the joyous way she helped us through everything. Hopefully we will see you again before too long,

Mike & Penny

Thank you for making Tanya’s hen weekend the great time it was for everyone. You are just so relaxed and organised. Everyone had such a great time. I hope I get another chance to see this beautiful city.

Rachel Cross – Peterborough

Thanks so much for all your help.. had a great time.. was a wonderful weekend thanks to all your hard work.

Sally Leeson – London

Two 30th Birthdays we won’t forget! Alpujarras, Arabic baths..mmmhh, you’re the best@awol... Lakes and secret tapas bars that I’ll never find again. A fantastic week in Granada.

Sally Underwood - Brighton


Dear Theresa We were indeed so lucky. Brilliant, genuine Flamenco. Delightful company. AN education in exquisite food and drink. Perfect location. Wonderful guides through woodland walks. Awesome architecture. Magnificent scenery. Interesting people and places and luxury treatment in wonderful accomodation. May AWOL continue to bring great breaks and holidays to many, many more visitors to Granada..Here are a few thoughts you might like to adapt for your own purposes. A W O L IN GRANADA An abbreviation which opens lyrically An Arabian window over l’Espana, An alluring wealth of Lorca literature, And amazing Andalucía life. Ambling along Albaicin alleyways, Where whispering waters welcome white weddings, Offerings of ornate objects, oval olives or oils, Luxurious leather, lingering lunches liberally liquefied. Activities wonderfully organised, lovingly Arranged with optional, light luxuries. Amicable waiters willingly organise local liqueurs, As well as welcoming outrageous laughter. Awesome Alhambra, Alcazabra arched architecture, Where wary warriors once wielded weapons. Ostentatious oasis of Ottoman origin. Luminous landmark; legendary landscape. AWOL in Granada is; A wealth of language, A warren of leisure, A word of love. Adios wise observer of life. Thank you for our time with you,

Ray and Anne

Theresa, We just wanted to say thank you for a wonderful few days in Granada. La Oliva and Francisco made the whole experience very special but we also enjoyed the tapas tour, especially La Tana, and went twice to the little tapas bar behind the grey door and meat counter that you recommended to us. Our livers are now recovering back in the UK! Thanks again

Rachel and Matt.

Theresa managed to make a wonderful trip to Granada even more special. She's not only a great organiser but she's also a a very warm person with a very laid back attitude who knows all the hidden gems that you wouldn't otherwise see in Granada. Thanks so much Theresa and I'll see you next year.

John Nolan

Thanks Theresa for everything you organised for us and for your company, we really enjoyed our time in Granada, Spain and you made our visit so special with the personal touches and the things you organised for us. We enjoyed our time in Seville too and the hotel was fab, the tapas tour was lovely with a sweet young girl called Claudia who was so full of enthusiasm for Seville it overflowed.  She took us to the Setas which was stunning, this was not in the tapas schedule but it was so good and we are pleased we took her up on that. Sadly I came down with a head old on the last but one day but it didn't stop us from doing anything, we thoroughly enjoyed our time. Thanks once again and I hope that your wedding went well, now you can relax for a while - until the next one. Thanks for taking us to visit the horses that was an additional bonus to our trip, good luck with the riding. If you are visiting at all in the future our area, please feel free to contact me, I would love to welcome you to our home. Thanks again. Take care


An extremely good holiday for my first time abroad.

Hilary Downes - Norfolk

My sincere thanks for all that you did in organizing our "whistle stop" tour to Spain. Hotel was just ideal. We will no doubt be back again next year and will be in contact again. But meanwhile will let all know of your excellent service here in Kenya.

Gai Cullen – Kenya

A week wandering around in awe – wonderful.

Dominic Edmunds - London

Many thanks for making us so welcome and showing us your Granada.

Lesley Dee - Cambridge

What can I say, truly memorable, an introduction to Granada that would be impossible to see another way.

Rod Myall - Norfolk

Marvellous holiday, many new experiences, Look forward to coming again. Thank you.

Jean Bell – Kent

Every day has been different and memorable. A truly great experience.

John Smith - Bromley

Theresa, thanks for all your help, we would have been lost without it. Mil Gracias!

Wayne Long – Kenya

“AWOL in Granada”, the brainchild of Theresa Guthrie, offers a wide variety of activities catering to your personal preference all arranged for you by someone who knows. A resident of Granada for many years, Theresa can tell you everything, from where to catch the action to the little back street bars. Incorporating city breaks with sea, mountains, history, culture, adventure and evenings out…..

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