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Discover Al-Andalus, a 3 night tour × × × × × × ×
Discover Al-Andalus, a 3 night tour

Discover Al-Andalus, a 3 night tour

We will be exploring the capitals of Cordoba & Granada, to Illustrate the Golden Age of Islam in Europe, a period fusion in arts, culture and traditions. Travel in time through these two singular cities in ancient Muslim Spain, Al-Andalus.

We start out this tour with a group meet up at Malaga International Airport, moving directly into historical narration on our way to Cordoba, the Umayyad capital of Al-Andalus where we shall spend two nights. After Cordoba, we have a daytime excursion into Seville, on our way to the former kingdom of Granada, last Muslim lands in Spain, where we spend a further two nights. nce in Granada, after touring the Alhambra and historical quarters of the city, we will be able to relax and enjoy whilst shopping or preparing for any extra activities available for booking during the tour, extra night time visits & walks or workshop programs.

You have a choice to conclude your tour on the 4th day in Granada after three nights, or to enjoy further time for shopping, extra activities or workshop programs. Tour extensions into other cities and nature escapes are available during the booking process.


Day 1. Arrival at Malaga. Transfer to Cordoba.

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 our hotel in Cordoba's town centre, we
will take a leisurely walk through the Medina al-Qadima of Cordoba into the very surroundings of the Ummaya Mosque, current Cathedral of Cordoba. Free time is provided here for any extra
activities, rest, or shopping! As well as a lively town center and many
shops, there are three active mosques in Cordoba today worth visiting, a
marvelous 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: Cordoba, Capital of the Umayyads.

In the morning we shall have our guided visit of the Umayyad Mosque of Cordoba, 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 archeological site, research &
exhibition centre. After lunch, we will continue to Granada for an active program there, the next day. The route from Cordoba 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 travelers 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 our hotel 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 center, 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 Malaga international airport. Jummah in Granada is a lively
experience, the Albayzin 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.



















  • Duration : 3 Days (approx.)
From EUR €385.00

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5N FROM IBERIA TO AL-ANDALUS × × × × × × ×
5N FROM IBERIA TO AL-ANDALUS

5N FROM IBERIA TO AL-ANDALUS

Tracing the Land’s Essence, Tradition & Roots. Starting out with a meet up at Madrid, capital of modern Spain, we cover the three most relevant historical capitals of Al-Andalus, their Islamic legacy, monuments as well as their provinces.

Discover Toledo, the ancient capital of Castilla; Cordoba the Ummayad capital of Al-Andalus; Granada, the Last Muslim Kindgom of Al-Andalus. Arrival and departure from Madrid allow for shopping and free time in the capital of Spain today.





Day 1: Arrival and Introduction at Madrid: From Islamic medina to modern capital of Spain.


Airport welcome & introduction to Madrid, the current capital of
Spain. We will be entering Madrid for a first 'express' panoramic tour by bus and providing time for lunch close to 'Santiago Bernabeu' Stadium, after which we will be starting our real journey, travelling in time to Toledo, Capital of Iberia, Medieval, pre and post Muslim Spain. We will be welcomed to the 'medina' or ancient town of Toledo, exploring the medina of 'Toleytula' from within and indulge in some first shopping around the 'souq'
streets before dinner time, also within the medina.




Day 2: Morning departure to Toledo and South along the Route of Don Quixote, to Cordoba,  Capital of the Umayyads.


Today we will start out at Toledo, going South along the 'Route of Don
Quixote', through Castilla La Mancha and Andalusia to reach Córdoba by
mid-afternoon. The journey provides  introduction to Andalusia and Spain on our
way, we will stop twice before reaching Cordoba, in order to understand
further the narrations provided on the bus and further, for meals, cool
or hot drinks. Once in Cordoba we shall have our welcome presentations,
with other group members. Upon arrival and check-in to our hotel in
Cordoba's town centre, we
will take a leisurely walk through the Medina al-Qadima of Cordoba to
our first, welcome dinner (optional at extra cost) & later rest at our hotel in Cordoba.



Day 3: From Cordoba to Granada, last Muslim Kingdom of Al-Andalus

In the morning we shall have our guided visit of the Umayyad Mosque of Cordoba, 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 archeological site, research &
exhibition centre. After lunch, we will continue to Granada for an active program there, the next day. The route from Cordoba 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 travelers 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 our hotel 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 4: Granada, Alhambra Palatial town.

Guided visit to the Alhambra's palatial town, including the Nashrid Palaces, Generalife summer palace & gardens, and the old medina of the Alhambra. After this we move on to visit the old medina of Garnatta and its main areas and city walls divisions. This will take us through to a leisurealy lunch time in the modern town which is a fusion of Souq markets, old alleyways, riverside & the active
modern city appeals. Those willing may revisit the Albayzin Mosque at 'Mirador de San Nicolás by daytime, watching over views of Granada city, the Alhambra and the snowy topped Sierra Nevada Mountain Ranges behind.




Day 5: Departure through Madrid, leisurely afternoon in Madrid, capital of Spain.
Transfer from Granada to Madrid, Capital of Spain, where we shall have some leisurely shopping time in and spend our last night before departure the next day. Our suggestion towards your first evening in Madrid is to enjoy a leisurely evening walk introducing, the Royal Palace square, Opera Square, Plaza Mayor and Puerta del Sol and free time by Gran Via of Madrid, before dinner nearby to your hotel in the city centre of Madrid.




Day 6

Program on our final morning in Madrid will depend upon your flight departure time. Departure is scheduled from Madrid Barajas International
Airport.


*The schedule is intended as a flexible introduction to Al-Andalus & Iberia you can add further nights in Madrid upon request.









  • Duration : 5 Days (approx.)
From EUR €603.00

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6N THE HEART OF AL-ANDALUS Express tour × × × × × × ×
6N THE HEART OF AL-ANDALUS Express tour

6N THE HEART OF AL-ANDALUS Express tour

DIRECT ->MAD – CO-RGT5N HEART OF ALANDALUS-1NMAD-> 6N SPAIN Flights not included* Into Madrid Out from Madrid


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DIRECT

 ->MAD – CO-RGT5N HEART OF
ALANDALUS-1NMAD->



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  • Duration : 7 Days (approx.)
From EUR €723.00

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