3N DISCOVER AL-ANDALUS - Regular Promotion Group Tour Service Pack
- Duration : 4 Days (approx.)
- Location: Granada, Andalucia
- Product code : RGTso_3night_ cord-GRX
PLEASE BEAR IN MIND THAT ACCOMMODATION IS NOT INCLUDED WITHIN OUR TOUR SERVICE PACKS BUT OFFERED SEPARATELY THROUGHOUT THE BOOKING PROCESS***
Join our Regular Promotion Tours, offering best Value Shared Group Tours, based on your own accommodation bookings. We shall be offering this tour on a monthly basis, twice a moth, approximately during the first and last week of every month. You may connect other 'City Escapes' and 'Travel Service Options' and connections for extending this tour at your own pace and leisure, our offer has been designed with your choice specifically in mind. Obtain 10% discount in all of our our 'Hotel Packages & City Escapes' when booking along with any of our 'Tour Service Packs'.Day 1. Arrival at Málaga. Transfer to Córdoba.
Pick up at Malaga international airport, brief welcome presentations and transfer to Córdoba (170
km), introduction to Andalusia and Spain on our way. Upon arrival and check-in to your hotel in Cordoba we will take a leisurely walk through the Medina Al-Qadima of Córdoba into the very surroundings of the Ummaya Mosque, current Cathedral of Córdoba. Free time is provided here for any extra activities, rest, or shopping! As well as a lively town centre and many shops, there are three active mosques in Córdoba today worth visiting, a marvellous opportunity to meet some local Muslims while touring around town. Our welcome group dinner plan is optional at extra cost, we will advise you upon possible activities at the hotel lobby upon check-in.
Day 2: Córdoba, Capital of the Umayyads.
In the morning we shall have our guided visit of the Umayyad Mosque of Córdoba, one of the oldest structures still standing from the time Muslims ruled Al-Andalus in the late 8th century. After we continue to Medinat Al-Zahra,
the Caliph's court city palace's archaeological site, research & exhibition centre. After lunch, we will continue to Granada for an active program there, the next day. The route from Córdoba to Granada contains views of many castles, towers, 'zagras', white villages, whereby we can vividly recreate the historical vision of this whole period, the last Muslim lands of Al-Andalus, into the former Kingdom of Garn'atta, today's Granada. We will be cruising along what was formerly for around 250 years border between the Muslim Kingdom of Granada and the four Spanish Chrisitan Kingdoms, after their conquest of Cordoba. A quick stop along the way will allow travellers to gain some knowledge about the Olive Oil industry, enabling us also to purchase olive oil & traditional rural products, in best quality and price.
Once in Granada we will again check-in to your hotel*booked by yourselves* and set our meeting time for an optional introductory walk, merging the modern city center with a brief presentation of the city center, a fusion of Souq markets, old alleyways, riverside & the active modern city appeals. This will lead us to independent leisure time, optional dinner arrangements and extra activities. Welcome to our home town Granada!
Day 3: Granada, the last Muslim Kingdom of Al-Andalus. Tour of the Alhambra court city, palaces and gardens.
Guided visit to the Alhambra palatial town, including the Nashrid Palaces, Alkasaba fortress, Generalife summer palace & gardens, and the old medina of the Alhambra. Afterwards, we move on to visit the old medina of Garnatta and it's main areas, divisions, and city walls. We will visit the Albayzin Mosque at the Mirador de San Nicolas, most
famous viewing point of Granada and the Alhambra. After a lunch break, we walk down to the town centre, visit the 'souq' streets, and the area's most historical points. After due resting, you will have the afternoon free to make your own plans for shopping or extra optional activities available in Granada. You may enjoy free time in the modern town which is a fusion of Souq markets, old alleyways, riverside & the active modern city appeals.
Day 4: Departure or optional tour extensions
We recommend if you are leaving today to book a late evening flight home from Málaga International Airport. Jummah in Granada is a lively experience, the Albayzín Mosque at Mirador de San Nicolás watches over views of Granada city, the Alhambra and the snowy topped Sierra Nevada Mountain Ranges behind. The program from here will depend on your departure arrangements as well as any optional tour extensions chosen at the time of your booking.