The Splendors of Spain: The Glory and Grandeur of Al-Andalusia, Visiting Seville, Cordoba, Ronda, and Granada. Travel isn’t just about where you go. It’s what you see, what you learn, and who you are when you come back. There’s so much to be proud of in Islamic history, but unfortunately so little of what we were, what we accomplished, and how we changed the world is accessible. Until now. Join us for a 7-day tour of southern Spain you can’t find anywhere else. We’ll bring the history and heritage of Muslim Spain to life. You’ll learn fascinating, uplifting, and amazing things about our past, spend your days and nights with a great group of people, and make memories you won’t soon forget
Departure November 18 , 2017 - Return November 25, 2017
Spain Tour Itinerary
- Program Features
- Day 1
- Day 2
- Day 3
- Day 4
- Day 5
- Day 6
- Day 7
Quoted rate includes the following:
- Hotel accommodation per person for 6 nights at 4* hotel in based on bed & breakfast basis.
- Private transfer in air-conditioned bus per itinerary.
- English speaking escort upon arrival & departure
- Entry fees for sites mentioned in the program.
Quoted rate excludes the following:
- Tips for guides, drivers, restaurant. (Please note that tipping is customary, and while it is certainly up to the discretion of each client, to a certain extent it is recommended in order to guarantee the best level of service.
- All items of a personal nature (telephone calls, laundry, room service, etc).
- Meals other than included here above.
- Travel Insurance.
- Portage at airport, border & hotels.
- Any items not mentioned as included here above.
Day 1: Arrival Seville
Upon your arrival at Seville airport you will be greeted in the arrivals by Dar El Salam representative. Once the group has gathered you will transfer to Seville and check into the hotel.
Day 2: Seville – Cordoba
After breakfast we will take a guided visit to the historic center , the Cathedral of Seville and its Giralda Tower, once the biggest Minaret in the world, it is said Muezzin used to ride up on a horse to call the Azan. After some free time we will take a stroll along the river Guadalavir, visit the Jewish quarter, Torre del Oro before leaving for Cordoba. Upon arrival we will check in to the hotel and rest
Day 3: Cordoba
After breakfast we will take a guided tour to Cordoba masjid, one of the most important and largest masjids 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. We will then check in to our hotel and there will be free time before going back to hotel.
Day 4: Cordoba – Granada
After breakfast we will make our way to 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. We will then depart for Granada, the last Muslim Kingdom which held out for 250 years before the inevitable fall in 1492. Upon arrival we will check into the Hotel before on a city tour of Granada.
Day 5: Granada
After breakfast there will be a lecture/presentation, Then will 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 revert at his restaurant. We will then return back to Granada.
Day 6: Granada
After breakfast there will be a lecture/presentation after which 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. The visit to the Alhambra can take up to 4-5 hours. You will then have free time to explore the Albaycin and shopping.
Day 7: Granada – Home
After breakfast we will make our way back to Granada airport. Our Andalucian experience comes to an end with final farewells.