Duration: 6 days/5 nights
Locations: Granada & Cordoba
3rd – 8th October 2019
As one of the leading Islamic tour companies in Spain, here at Andalucian Routes we pride ourselves in ensuring that we offer a high quality tour service to all our travellers. We understand the importance of privacy for our travellers and for them to have felt the finest experience possible whilst exploring the Islamic history and culture throughout Spain. Although our tours are full of exhilarating and eye opening visits as we explore the rise and fall of Islam throughout Spain and therefore throughout the rest of the world, we understand it can be quite a substantial journey which can become tiring for the traveller. Therefore it is important the traveller does not only experience the excitement of their journey but also have the opportunity to unwind and reflect upon their experiences.
Therefore we introduce to you our 6 day exclusive tour of Islamic Spain at our stunning Private Secluded Villa, Casa De Rihlaa. Situated in the heart of Andalucía at the foot of Granada’s Sierra Nevada Mountains which allows you to not only enjoy travelling through the times in Spain but also enable you to take part in further enjoyable activities in your leisure time. Giving you the opportunity to vacation in grace. The villa is surrounded by endless amazing views and is only 10 minutes from the Alhambra, 40 minutes from the Sierra Nevada ski resort and 30 minutes away from beach activities.
What is included?
- All transport & transfers (fully AC)
- 5 Breakfasts
- Accommodation in private secluded villa
- Entrance fees
- Full access to modern amenties
*We can not guarantee entrance tickets to the Alhambra Palaces due to circumstances out of our control.
Pick Up and Drop Off Point:
Start destination: Malaga airport (pickup between 12-1pm)
End destination: Malaga airport (dropoff between 5pm-6pm)
Please note flights are not included and are to be arranged according to the above information.
- Swimming Pool
- Tennis Court
- Basketball Area
- Playground area
- Lounge Area
- And much more!
Extra Curricular Activities:
- Trekking through the Sierra Nevada mountain Range (included)
- Sporting Tournaments
- Horse Riding
Room 2 walk in wardrobe
Room 5 ensuite Jaccuzi and bathroom
Day 1: Upon your arrival at Malaga airport we will transfer you straight to the Villa (approximately 1.5 hours’ drive), which is located in Granada, home to the illustrious monument known as The Alhambra, located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and in the autonomous community of Andalucía. Granada is also the last Muslim Kingdom which held out for 250 years before the inevitable fall in 1492. From here you will have time to unpack and relax at the villa.
Day2: After breakfast we will have the opportunity to get right in and go trekking in the mountains of Monachil. You will also have the chance to engage in other activities including archery, cycling and more (minimum number required and at a extra charge).
Day 3: After breakfast we will leave for Cordoba (approximately 2 hours’ drive). Upon arrival of Cordoba, we will first visit 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 hours). We will take a guided tour of Cordoba Mosque, one of the most important and largest Mosques in its time. After taking lunch we take a walk through the old Jewish quarter and then across the old Roman Bridge to the Callahora tower, a fantastic interactive Museum on Islamic Spain (approximately 4-5 hours, including your own free time to explore the city). We will then return to the Villa.
Day 4: 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). You will then have free time to explore the Albaycin and shopping. We will then return to the Villa
Day5: After breakfast you will have the opportunity to enjoy the villa which includes the full size tennis court as well as basketball net, barbecue, swimming pool, lounge area and much more. There will then be free time before departing for the Alpujjara along the route of Nasrids. On the way we will stop at the old Muslim bridge and the Muslim fort/castle which is the location of one of the last stands made by the Muslims of Alpujjara. We will have a chance to interact with the local Muslim community while having dinner at a Muslim restaurant run by Spanish Muslim revert (approximately 4-5 hours). We will then return back to Granada
Day 6: After breakfast we will head to Malaga airport for final farewells.
End of tour.
*Please note this is a sample itinerary and is subject to changes