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5 Day Tour
Availability : 14-18 Aug, 29 Sep-3 Oct, 25-29 Dec
Malaga Airport
Dates
2023

14-18 August 2023 (Fully booked)
29 September-3 October 2023 (Places available) 

Tour Details

Embark on an immersive 4-night, 5-day journey through the captivating history of Islamic Spain with our Al-Andalus – Rise and Fall tour. This exclusive experience is designed to provide a comprehensive exploration of the Islamic heritage that once flourished in this enchanting land.

As a halal-friendly tour operator, we prioritize the needs of Muslim travelers. Throughout the tour, we ensure that all our services cater to your requirements. Indulge in the culinary delights of halal restaurants, savoring the flavors of authentic Spanish cuisine while adhering to your dietary preferences. We also incorporate prayer times into the itinerary, allowing you to observe your religious obligations in a seamless and convenient manner.

During the tour, you will have the privilege of visiting iconic landmarks and significant sites that showcase the Islamic influence in Spain. Explore the magnificent Alhambra in Granada, a UNESCO World Heritage site renowned for its breathtaking architecture and exquisite gardens. Discover the architectural marvel of the Great Mosque of Cordoba, a testament to the grandeur of the Islamic empire that once thrived in this region. Marvel at the Alcazar of Seville, a stunning palace adorned with intricate details that reflect the blend of Moorish and Christian influences.

Throughout the tour, our expert guides will provide engaging and informative commentary, shedding light on the rise and fall of Islamic Spain. From the achievements in art, science, and philosophy to the challenges faced during the Reconquista, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of this captivating era.

With carefully planned itineraries, comfortable accommodations, and expert guidance, our Al-Andalus – Rise and Fall tour offers a unique and immersive experience that will leave you with a profound appreciation for the Islamic heritage of Spain. Join us on this extraordinary journey as we unveil the hidden gems and untold stories of Al-Andalus.

Pricing

Adult: £495.00 Per Person 

 

Single Supplement: £160.00 

Price Includes

  • 4 Nights Hotel Accomodation
  • All Transportation Between Locations
  • Airport Transfers
  • Tour Guide
  • Entrance Fees

Due to the new policy implemented by the Board of The Alhambra, which restricts the number of entrances, it is not possible to guarantee the visit inside the monument

Price Excludes

  • Flights
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Room Service Fees

Arrival & Departure Location

Malaga Airport (Google Map)

Pick Up & Drop Off Time

Pick up: Between 12pm – 1pm

Drop Off: Between 10am -11am

Itinerary
N.B. Example itinerary. Stays in cities may change to: Seville 1 night, Cordoba 1 night, Granada 2 nights

Day 1Arrive Malaga airport - Cordoba

Upon your arrival at Malaga airport we will transfer straight to Cordoba, the legendary Muslim city that was the Capital of al Andalus (approximately 2 hour drive). Upon arrival we will check into the hotel. There will then be time to freshen up before a short briefing followed by a short evening tour in the city (evening tour to be confirmed).

Day 2Cordoba

After breakfast we will take a guided tour of Cordoba Mosque, one of the most important and largest Mosque in its time. After taking lunch we take a walk through the old Jewish quarter and then across the old Roman bridge for a visit to a fantastic interactive Museum on Islamic Spain (approximately 4-5 hours). In the evening we will be visiting local Spanish Muslims on their farm in Almodovar for dinner (to be confirmed).

Day 3Cordoba - Seville - Granada

After breakfast we will leave for Seville stopping on the way at the archaeological site of Madinat al Zahra. The city built by the Caliph Abdul Rahman III. Here we see the Palace ruins and take a visit to the new exhibitions and museum (approximately 2.5 hours). We will then continue to Seville (approximately 2 hours drive). Upon arrival we will take a guided visit to Seville’s historic center which will include the Royal palaces and gardens built for a Christian king in Islamic Architecture and its Giralda Tower, once the biggest Minaret in the world (approximately 2 hours). It is said the Muezzin used to ride up on a horse to call the Azan. There will then be free time for shopping and to explore the city. In the evening we will make our way to Granada, the last Muslim Kingdom which held out for 250 years before the inevitable fall in 1492 (approximately 3 hours drive). Upon arrival we will check into the hotel for free time.

Day 4Granada

After breakfast we will make our way to the Alhambra, usually the highlight of the tour for many. Nominated a wonder of the world the visit to the Palaces, gardens and fort will leave you breathless (approximately 3-4 hours). After this you will have free time for the rest of the day to do some shopping and explore the Albaycin.

Day 5Granada - Malaga airport

After breakfast we will make our way back to Malaga airport (approximately 1.5 hour drive).

Our Andalucian experience comes to an end with final farewells.

Please note the above itinerary is to be used as a guide and may change.

*Disclaimer* Alhambra tickets not guaranteed

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