Discover the art of travel.Andalucian Routes’ very own “Andalucian Routes Experience” tour package. Experience 6 days and 5 nights of Islamic Spain and explore the history of Islam in Spain like you have never seen before.What’s included: • Visit’s to Córdoba, Seville & Granada • Accommodation in 4* hotels • 5 Breakfasts • Presentations, lectures & talks • Excursions to world renowned sites • All transport in air conditioned transport • Tour guide with 15+ years experienceTravel through Granada, Cordoba and Seville as we dive into the depths of history alongside expert tour guide with over 17 years of experience of Islamic Spain, Tariq Mahmood, visiting world renowned sites such as The Alhambra and Cordoba Mosque! An opportunity not to be missed.
Day1 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).Day2 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).Day3 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. Day4 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. After this you will have free time for the rest of the day to do some shopping and explore the Albaycin.Day5 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. We will then return back to Granada.Day6 After breakfast we will make our way back to Malaga airport Please note the above itinerary is to be used as a guide and may change slightly.