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
Land and Air Package
Room Options (per person)
Spain Tour Itinerary
- Program Features
- Day 1
- Day 2
- Day 3
- Day 4
- Day 5
- Day 6
- Day 7
What this trip includes:
- Hotel accommodations per person for six nights in 4 star hotels, breakfast included
- Private transfers in air-conditioned bus per itinerary
- English speaking escort upon arrival & departure at airport
- Entry fees for sites mentioned in the program
What this trip does not include:
- Tips for guides, drivers, restaurant, etc.
- All items of a personal nature (telephone calls, laundry, room service, etc.)
- Meals other than specified above
- Travel Insurance
- Portage at airport, border & hotels
- Any items not mentioned as included above
Day 1: Arrival in Seville
Welcome to Seville! Upon your arrival at the Seville airport you will be greeted by Dar El Salam representatives. Once the group has gathered you will be transferred to your 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 the mu’athin used to ride up on a horse to call the athan. After some free time we will take a stroll along the Guadalquivir River and visit the Jewish quarter, Torre del Oro before leaving for Cordoba.
Day 3: Cordoba
After breakfast we will take a guided tour to the Cordoba Masjid, one of the most important and largest masjids in its time. After lunch we will 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.
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.
Day 5: Granada
After breakfast there will be a lecture/presentation, then there will be free time before departing for the Alpujarra 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 Alpujarra. We will break bread with locals at a Muslim-owned restaurant 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 Albaicin and shop.
Day 7: Granada – Home
Our Andalucian experience comes to an end with final farewells. After a week of unforgettable memory-making it’s time to return home. Once you are home safe, we highly recommend you start planning for your next trip with Qalam and DST!