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Andalucian Experience

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December 25, 2022
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7 Day Tour
Availability : 25-31 Dec 2022
Malaga Airport
Dates

25-31 December 2022

Tour Details

The renowned Andalucian Experience tour is the most popular tour that we offer and has been highly recommended by people from all corners of the world. Different cultures and identities have been coming together to share this incredible journey for over 17 years as we were the first established tour operator to provide this life changing experience.

In the Andalucian Experience, you will be able to visit and learn the Islamic Heritage of Spain by the hands of a local Muslim guide, who is an expert in the Islamic Heritage of Spain. The tour has monthly departures throughout the year so you can choose a date that suits you and join this life changing tour.

As a halal friendly tour operator, all our services are catered for Muslim travellers, so we take you to Halal Restaurants and ensure that you have Prayer times built into your itinerary. There will be time to meet with new Spanish Muslims who are reviving the Islamic heritage of Spain by using Moorish architecture in their houses, plant olive trees, explore local farms and gardens, and see how local communities are following Andalucian agricultural methods first introduced by Muslims, to grow their own fruit and vegetables.

Pricing

Adult: £695.00 Per Person 

Child: £495.00 Per Person 

Infant: £100.00 

Single Supplement: £150.00 

Price Includes

  • 6 Nights Hotel Accomodation B&B
  • 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

Day 1Arrive Malaga airport - Cordoba

Meet & Greet at airport: Upon your arrival at Malaga airport you will be met by our representative at the designated meeting point. Once the group is complete you will be escorted to the bus to depart for Cordoba, the legendary Muslim city that was the Capital of Al Andalus (approximately 2 hour drive). Arriving in Cordoba we will make our way straight to our hotel to check in. There will be time to freshen up before a short briefing followed by an evening tour in the city.  (evening tour to be confirmed & optional).

This is a unique experience to walk through this ancient Muslim capital and see it streets and the Mosque of Cordoba at night, stroll along the famous river Guadalavir (Wadi Al Kabir) setting the tone for your journey into Islamic Spain.

Return to hotel. 

Overnight in Cordoba 

Day 2Cordoba

Buffet breakfast at  hotel:  

After breakfast we will make our way to the Callahora tower which houses an amazing museum on Cordoba in its glory and Islamic Spain in general. Once you have taken in the wealth of knowledge to help understand the sites and places going forward.

Highlight No.1:  We then take a stroll across the old Roman bridge with the great Wadi Al Kabir flowing below us as we gaze upon the Great Mosque of Cordoba in front of us, still dominating the landscape. Arriving in its courtyard filled with orange trees you will be presented with a complete history of one of the most important and greatest mosques in the world, now sadly converted into a Cathedral, before going inside to be blown away by what remains once glorious masterpiece of Islamic Architecture.

Break for lunch and shopping:

We will return to the hotel to rest and freshen up before leaving to visit a local Spanish Muslim family on their Olive farm for dinner (TBC). Once again this is a unique experience provided by Andalucian Routes where you will be able to meet and witness how Islam is returning to the lands it was forced out from. 

Return to to hotel 

Overnight Cordoba

Day 3Cordoba - Seville

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 check into our hotel. After a short rest and time to freshen up we will make take a walking tour of Seville.
Free time to discover the Andalucian Capital at leisure, do some shopping, have dinner. 

Overnight Seville 

Day 4Seville-Granada

After breakfast we check out from our hotel and make our way to Seville’s historic center which will include a guided visit of the Royal palaces and gardens built for a Christian king in Islamic Architecture. We will see the famous Giralda Tower, once the biggest Minaret in the world. It is said the Muezzin used to ride up on a horse to call the Azan. 

Break for lunch 

After lunch we will stop off at Seville’s famous Plaza Espana before we depart for Granada. 

Upon arrival in Granada we check into our hotel. Free time, dinner 

Overnight Granada

Day 5Granada

After breakfast we will make our way to visit the world famous Alhambra for a guided tour of it’s Gardens and Palaces. Another world heritage site that will leave all that visit it in awe of it’s beauty and splendour (Approx. 3-4 hours)

Lunch & free time to explore Granada and do some shopping

Overnight Granada 

Day 6Granada - Alpujarra - Granada

After breakfast we leave to visit the Granada mosque, the first official mosque in over 500 years since the fall of the city. 

We then head south to the mountains of the Alpujarra where many Muslims retreated to try to be able to hold on to their faith until the whole area was ethinicly cleansed. 

We will visit the old Muslim bridge. Then to Lanjarron castle, the location of one of the last stands made but the Muslim of the Alpujarra. 

Finally we finish the tour off by taking dinner in Baraka, a restaurant owned and run by a Spanish Muslim revert with some of the best food you will ever taste. 

Return to Granada 

Overnight Granada 

Granada - Malaga

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 gauranteed

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Umair Rana

Solo Traveller

Salam Alaikum to everyone,

It was a wonderful experience in Al Andalusia with Tariq Brother. Amazing place and highly recommended to everyone, who is interested (Regardless religion and ethnicity) to know about height and decline of a civilization should visit there.
Islamic Spain is a lesson which effectively changed my previous understanding with Islam. I have promised myself to visit this place once more in near future Insha Allah. This place have spirituality which makes you feel like home. I would strongly recommend to Muslim parents to send their kids in youth leadership program.
At the end thanks to Tariq brother and his team to put their efforts in this great cause.

Many wishes from Germany,

August 14, 2017

Shaheen Khateeb

Solo Traveller

ASA:

“Have they not journeyed through the land and seen what was the end of those who have gone before them? They were stronger then themselves in might and left firmer traces on earth, yet whatsoever they earned did not help them.” Holly Quran, chapter 40, verse 82.

My wife and I just got back from an amazing journey to Spain last night.

After Hazarat Abu Bakar, Hazarat Umar, Hazarat Osman and Hazarat Ali (the rightly-guided Khilafas), the title of khalifa was borne by the fourteen Umayyad kings of Damascus (661-750) and subsequently by the thirty-eight Abbasid monarchs of Baghdad (750-1258). After the fall of the Umayyad dynasty, the title was also assumed by the SPANISH, first European dynasty. (branch of the Umayyad family) who ruled in Spain at Córdoba (755–1031), by the Fa?imid rulers of Egypt (909–1171). . From 1299 to 1922 under Ottomans in Turkey and officially abolished in 1924 in British parliament. Thus there existed multiple contemporaneous caliphs from the 7th to 13th centuries.

In all this the Spanish Muslim rule was most glorious and as well as tragic in the history of Islam and for this reason I always wanted to visit Spain.

Today we draw parallels of Spain with current events (at-least I have done it). There is so much to learn from our Spanish/European heritage, almost ruling there for 800 years the Muslims were literally wiped out (a sad chapter of history).

The tour is called Andalucian Routes run by a very dedicated soul Tariq Mehmood, who is a master in the Islamic history of Spain. The places we have visited are Cardoba mosque, the ruins of Madinat al-Zahra, the Al-Hamara palace and the last stand of the Muslims at the fort of Lanjarron, at Al-Buqara.

It is also heart warming to see the resurgence of Islam today, where it was banned for 500 years, we prayed at newly built mosques by the reverts, had dinner with the Spanish Muslim family, met some amazing Spanish Muslim artists. There are many Halal food restaurants now (if you know were to find them).

If you plan to go there, I would suggest you stay there for couple of extra days to visit Seville and Rock of Gibraltar

Inshallah I will share the pictures on facbook.

March 14, 2016

Nada Rustom

Solo Traveller

Salamu Allicom Brother Tariq,

I hope you and the family are doing well. I sincerely apologize for the late response. Here is my review of the tour (I have also attached a photo of myself because if I remember correctly, you had asked us to send one along with the reviews):

This tour has definitely been the most educational and incredible experience of my life so far. I had an absolutely amazing time and learned so much. The tour was so incredibly organized and professional. They took excellent care of us and arranged for wonderful accommodations in Spain and in Morocco. I truly enjoyed every single moment of this tour, from the informative presentations to the historical sights, to the wonderful people that I was able to meet. The way we were able to study and experience our Islamic heritage was unbelievable. I am so thankful that I was able to be a part of this amazing journey. Brother Tariq was a wonderful tour guide, and was honestly the most patient man I have ever met. He was able to guide us throughout both countries with ease and answer any questions we had. I wholeheartedly recommend this tour to everyone! It is an amazing journey that everyone should experience.

Please let me know if there’s anything else I can do to help. Jazak Allah Khair.

March 7, 2016

Shahnaz Mukarram and Shahab Shakoor

Couple Traveller

Salams Br. Tariq and Sr. Tazim,

Hope everything is well with you. I couldn’t find a way to post my review so I thought I would email it to you.

Andalucian tour was unique, memorable, and inspirational for many reasons:

Typical tours provide only a sightseeing tour with some important facts and interesting stories. However, Br. Tariq is able to bring alive the period of Muslim Spain through his passionate discussion of history, visiting important historical sites, and interacting with current native Spanish Muslims succeeding in reviving Islam in Europe.

I highly recommend this tour for adults and teenagers as they will come to know about the positive influence of Muslims in Europe and other parts of the world during the Andalucian period.

February 22, 2016

Nazma Noor

Solo Traveller

I had an amazing experience. The Tour was extremely well organised, well paced, informative and really exhilarating! I feel proud of my Islamic heritage and would strongly recommend this tour to Muslims and non Muslims alike. I would like to give special recognition to our tour guide Tariq, who was incredibly patient, knowledgeable and very friendly. I feel we had a unique experience, being able to meet Muslims indigenous to the region.

Thank you for a wonderful experience, may Allah reward you for all your efforts,

January 16, 2016
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