Upon your arrival at Malaga airport we will transfer straight to Cordoba, the legendary Muslim city that was the Capital of al Andalus (approximately 2 hour drive). Upon arrival we will check into the hotel. There will then be time to freshen up before a short briefing followed by a short evening tour in the city (evening tour to be confirmed).
After breakfast we will take a guided tour of Cordoba Mosque, one of the most important and largest Mosque in its time. After taking lunch we take a walk through the old Jewish quarter and then across the old Roman bridge for a visit to a fantastic interactive Museum on Islamic Spain (approximately 4-5 hours). In the evening we will be visiting local Spanish Muslims on their farm in Almodovar for dinner (to be confirmed).
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 take a guided visit to Seville’s historic center which will include the Royal palaces and gardens built for a Christian king in Islamic Architecture and its Giralda Tower, once the biggest Minaret in the world (approximately 2 hours). It is said the Muezzin used to ride up on a horse to call the Azan. There will then be free time for shopping and to explore the city. In the evening we will make our way to Granada, the last Muslim Kingdom which held out for 250 years before the inevitable fall in 1492 (approximately 3 hours drive). Upon arrival we will check into the hotel for free time.
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). After this you will have free time for the rest of the day to do some shopping and explore the Albaycin.
After breakfast there will be free time before we make our way up to the new Mosque for Jummah. We will then depart 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.
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 slightly.
Start destination: Malaga airport (Pick up time is between 1:00pm - 2:00pm)
End destination: Malaga airport (Drop off time is between 11:00am - 12:00pm)
Flights are not included in the package and are to be arranged according to the
Adults - £495
per person (based on 2 people sharing a room)
Single Supplement - £100
Child rate (2-12 years) - £350
Infant rate (0-2 years) - £100