Discovering Muslim Spain

Bringing to life the history of Al-Andalus 
Fully accompanied by a professional local guide

6 Days - 5 Nights from £550

Journey to Southern Spain to discover the secrets of the magnificent land of Al-Andalus. 

A land that was ruled by the Muslims for almost 800 years. During their reign they transformed a backward society to the most sophisticated and advanced in Europe. Whilst the rest of Europe was enveloped in the gloom of the ‘dark ages’ Muslim Spain was perhaps the epicentre of knowledge and education for the whole of Europe and beyond. Street lights, paved roads, advanced irrigation systems, universities, and great men of learning were common place in Al-Andalus in stark contrast to the rest of Europe.

 

We invite you on this eye-opening journey that will truly bring to life the history of Al-Andalus. A journey that will take you on an emotional rollercoaster – there will be times of happiness as well as times of sadness. 

 

To really discover the secrets of this amazing land, we think it is essential to have local expert guides who can help us uncover the many secrets that are waiting to be discovered. 

 

We promise that this will be an experience that you will not forget for a very long time!

Available Tour Dates (6 Days - 5 Nights):​​

  • 23rd May 2022 – 28th May 2022 - SOLD OUT

  • 20th June - 25th June 2022

  • 18th July - 23rd July 2022

  • 22nd August - 27th August 2022

  • 19th September - 24th September 2022

  • 17th October - 22nd October 2022

  • 14th November - 19th November 2022

  • 19th December - 24th December 2022

PICK UP & DROP OFF TIMES
– Pick up: from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm in Malaga (AGP) Airport
– Drop off: 10:00 am at Malaga (AGP) Airport

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Day 1 - Malaga Airport to Cordoba 

After meeting at Malaga Airport we will proceed to Cordoba. We will arrive at lunch time, you can have free time for lunch, After lunch we will visit the Great Mosque of Cordoba, the Bridge of Musa ibn Nusayr, Calahorra Tower, which are the main visits of the day. After the guided tour, there will be free time in the old quarters. Overnight in Cordoba. 

Day 2 - Cordoba to M.Azahra to Seville

After Breakfast we will visit Madinah Al-Zahra archeological site and an interactive Museum. It was the City of the Umayyad Khalifa during the 10th Century, it represents the pinnacle of Muslim rule in Spain. Afterwards we will proceed to Seville. Here we will visit the Royal Alcazar, a Christian Palace built by Muslim craftsmen with unique mudejar decoration; the Giralda Tower; the former Minaret of the Mosque of Seville from the year 1182. Plaza España is our last stop in Seville, we will try to view the sunset here. After the guided tour, there will be free time in the Muslim quarters to explore and for shopping. Dinner and overnight in Seville.

Day 3 - Seville to Ronda to Granada

After Breakfast, we make our way to Ronda. A unique town on the top of the mountains, where we will visit the Muslim bridge, admire panoramic views, see the Muslim city walls, and more. After visiting Ronda, we will continue our journey to Granada (2hrs). On arrival in Granada we will check-in at the hotel to freshen up. In the evening we will visit the Albayzin, former Muslim quarters, enjoy panoramic views of Alhambra. Dinner and overnight in Granada.

Day 4 - Alpujarra Mountains

After Breakfast we will make our trip to the Alpujarra mountains, where the last Muslims of Al-Andalus were living and practicing Islam for more than 150 years after the fall of Granada. New Muslims are living here now, some with their own olive plantations, possibly the very same olives trees that were once planted by the Muslims who fled to these mountains hundreds of years ago. We will visit the traditional village of Pampaneira, where you can see the local carpets, the chocolate factory, traditional houses, and the beautiful architecture of the place. We will have lunch in a local restaurant, and after this we will go to the countryside, where you can walk around the orange orchards and olive trees. We will return to Granada where you will have free time for shopping and exploring the area. Overnight in Granada.

Day 5 - Alhambra, Granada

After breakfast we will visit the Alhambra, the most visited monument in Spain, and the best preserved medieval Muslim royal palace in the world. During our visit we will walk in the royal houses of the Muslim sultans from the Nasrid dynasty, founded by Muhammad al-Ahmar, and we will “Read the Alhambra”, by following the Arabic inscriptions on the walls, full of du’a, Qur’an, poetry and more. We will then visit the main Masjid of Granada, where we will offer prayers. For the rest of the day you will have free time to relax, explore and shopping. Overnight in Granada

Day 6 - Granada to Malaga Airport

After breakfast, we will head to Malaga Airport according to the drop off time. If you want to stay longer in Granada or Malaga, we can help you to arrange a public bus to Malaga Airport on your departure day.

* There may be minor changes to the itinerary & including switching days

This package includes:

  • Accommodation in 4 Star Hotels

  • Breakfast

  • Services of an experienced local guide

  • Guided visit of every city focused on the Islamic Heritage tour itinerary 

  • Entrance tickets to various sites

  • Ground transportation in Spain

  • ATOL protection

  • HALAL RESTAURANT GUIDE (Cost of meals not Included) Our guide will accompany you to the restaurants where you can order and pay for the meals

Not Included:

  • Flights (Please contact us for a quote)

  • Extras in the hotels

  • Lunch and dinner

  • Tips for the guide (tips 5€/person/day are expected)

Price (per person) Sharing Twin/Triple Room

Adult Rate: £550*

Children Rate (Age 3-9): £350*

Infant Rate (0-2): £100

Additional single room supplement fee: £200

 

Full payment required with booking.

Price does not include tips for driver and guide.

Hotels:

SEVILLE: EXE Sevilla Macarena 4 Star (or similar)

CORDOBA: Ayre  EXE Las Adelfas 4 Star (or similar)

GRANADA: EXE Triunfo 4 Star (or similar)

Important notes;


Flights are not included, please ensure to book your flights according to the airport transfer times outlined above.

Entrance to the Alhambra Palaces is subject to securing the entrance tickets.

 

Call Now To Enquire: 0121 753 7890