4N WITHIN THE HEART OF AL-ANDALUS - Regular Promotion Group Tour Service, starting at Malaga Airport
- Duration : 5 Days (approx.)
- Location: Granada, Andalucia
- Product code : RGTso_4NAE_AGP
****4 NIGHTS TOUR ONLY SERVICES**** Accommodation not included.
4N WITHIN THE HEART OF AL-ANDALUS
2 nights in Córdoba & 2 nights in Granada
Day 1. Arrival to Málaga. Transfer to Córdoba.
Pick up at Málaga International Airport and transfer to Córdoba (170 km). Welcome presentations, introduction to Andalusia and Spain on our way to Córdoba. After arrival, check-in to our hotel in Córdoba's town centre, a leisurely walk through the Medina Al-Qadima of Córdoba, our first welcome dinner and finally an evening rest at your hotel in Córdoba,***BOOKED SEPARATELY***.
Day 2: Córdoba, Capital of the Umayyads.
In the morning we will have our guided visit of the Umayyad Mosque of Córdoba, one of the oldest structures still standing when Muslims ruled Al-Andalus in the late 8th century. After this, we will continue to Medinat Al-Zahra, the Caliph's Court City Palace's archaeological site, research & exhibition centre. After lunch, free time is given for any extra activities, rest, or shopping! Besides a lively town centre and many shops, there are today’s three active mosques in Córdoba worth visiting. This could be an opportunity to meet some local Muslims while touring around town.
Day 3: excursion to Sevilla and continue to Granada.
On this day we will take an excursion from Córdoba to Seville. We will arrive in Seville before midday and have guided visits in Seville's historical center including the Alkasr Royal Palaces & Gardens, Cathedral of Seville, modern Giralda, Torre del Oro, Jewish quarters, the old medina and city walls, Parque de María Luisa, Plaza de España, and the remains of the Almohad courtyard and minaret.
After the visits, lunch & some 'free time', we will continue to Granada for an active program covering the fourth and fifth day of this trip.
Day 4: Granada, the last Muslim Kingdom of Al-Andalus. Tour of the Alhambra court city, palaces and gardens.
A guided visit to the Alhambra palatial town, including the Nashrid Palaces, Alkasaba fortress, Generalife’s 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 some free time in the modern town which is a fusion of Souq markets, old alleyways, the riverside & the active modern city appeals.
Day 5: Granada & departure or optional tour extensions
If you are leaving today, we would like to recommend you to book a late evening flight home from Málaga International Airport. Jummah in Granada is a lovely experience, the Albayzín Mosque at Mirador de San Nicolás has a superb view of Granada city, the Alhambra and the snowy topped Sierra Nevada Mountain Ranges. The program after Jummah depends on your departure arrangements as well as any optional tour extensions chosen at the time of your booking.