Discovering Muslim Spain
Bringing to life the history of Al-Andalus
6 Days - 5 Nights from £595
Journey to Southern Spain to discover the secrets of the magnificent land of Al-Andalus.
Day 1 - Malaga Airport to Cordoba
After picking up all the travellers as per the pick up times outlined above we will proceed to Cordoba. We will arrive at lunch time, you can have free time for Lunch, or we can arrange a typical Spanish seafood Paella in a halal restaurant. The price for this lunch is 15€ per person. After lunch we will make the visit around Cordoba, The Great Mosque of Cordoba (Entrance), Bridge of Musa ibn Nusayr, Calahorra Tower (photo stop), which are the main visits of the day. After the guided tour, there will be free time in the old quarters, to self explore and shop. Thereafter we will go to the hotel to rest and freshen up. During the evening we have the option to arrange dinner in the country side Muslim farm, which will be a unique experience in a beautiful place with the view of a Muslim Castle, and a good opportunity to interact with the local Muslim Community. The price of the dinner is 15€ per person. Overnight in Cordoba.
Day 2 - Cordoba to M.Azahra to Seville
After breakfast we will visit Medinat Al-Zahra archeological (entrance) site and interactive Museum. It was the city of the Umayyad Khalifa during the 10th century, it represents the peak and maximum splendour of Islam in Spain. Afterwards we will proceed to Sevilla and we will make the visit of Seville. The Royal Alcazar (entrance) , a Christian palace built by Muslim craft men with a unique mudejar decoration; The Giralda Tower, The former minaret of the Mosque of Seville from the year 1182. Plaza España is the last visit 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 shop. Dinner and Overnight in Sevilla.
Day 3 - Seville to Ronda to Granada
After Breakfast, we start our way to Ronda. A unique town in the top of the mountains, where we will visit the Muslim bridge, Panoramic views, Muslim city Walls, Cliffs, and more. After visiting Ronda, we will continue our journey to Granada (2hrs). At the Arrival in Granada we will check in at the hotel to freshen up. In the evening we will visit the Albayzin, former Muslim quarters, panoramic views to the Alhambra, Grand Mosque of Granada. Dinner and overnight in Granada.
Day 4 - 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. In 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 in their Walls, full of Du’a, Qur’an, Poetry and more. After Alhambra we can arrange a Buffet Lunch in an Open Air Muslim villa 10 minutes from Alhambra by bus, Price for this lunch is 15€ per person. After lunch there will be some time to rest at the hotel. In the evening, we will walk and explore the city center and the Moroccan Bazar. After that, we have dinner in the Halal restaurant. Overnight in Granada.
Day 5 - Alpujarra Mountains & Jumah
After breakfast we will make our trip to the Alpujarra mountains, where the last Muslims of Alandalus were living and practicing Islam for more than 150 years after the conquest of Granada. New Muslims are living here now, and they have the olive plantations which produce olive oil for the whole year, with the same olives once planted by the Muslims of the past. We will visit the traditional village of “Pampaneira”, where you can see the local carpets, chocolate factory, traditional houses, streets and architecture of the place. We will have lunch in a restaurant, and after we will go to the countryside, where you can walk around the orange orchards and olive Trees. We will also visit the local Masjid in the countryside, where we can make the Jumah. After we will go back to Granada. There will be free time for shopping and self exploring. 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, we can help you to arrange a public bus to Malaga Airport on your departure day.
* There may be minor changes to the itinerary
This package includes:
Accommodation in 4 Star Hotels
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
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
Flights (Please contact us for a quote)
Extras in the hotels
Lunch and dinner
Tips for the guide (advisable tips 5€/pax/day)
Price (per person) Sharing Twin/Triple Room
Adult Rate: £595*
Children Rate (Age 3-9): £395*
Infant Rate (0-2): £150
Additional single room supplement fee: £200
Full payment required with booking.
Price does not include tips for driver and guide.
SEVILLE: EXE Sevilla Macarena 4 Star (or similar)
CORDOBA: Ayre EXE Las Adelfas 4 Star (or similar)
GRANADA: EXE Triunfo 4 Star (or similar)
A minimum number of confirmed bookings are required for each date in order for the tour to go ahead.
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 that are only available on the day of the visit and are in very high demand.
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):
16th-21st December 2019
20th January 2020
17th February 2020
16th March 2020
13th April 2020
8th June 2020
13th July 2020
10th August 2020
14th September 2020
12th October 2020
16th November 2020
14th December 2020
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