Andalus Tour - 19 - 25 December 2020
Time & Location
About The Event
Here you can read the full exciting itinerary (Could change depending on season):
Day 1 - Malaga airport – Cordoba
Upon your arrival at Malaga airport you will be greeted in the arrivals by Andalcuian Routes. Once the group has gathered you will be transferred 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 and introduction, followed by a short evening stroll in the city (evening stroll to be confirmed).
Day 2 - Cordoba
After breakfast 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 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.
Day 3 - Cordoba – Seville
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 there will be free time to explore the city.
Day 4 - Seville – Granada
After breakfast 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. It is said the Muezzin used to ride up on a horse to call the Azan (approximately 2 hours). We will then depart for 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 and freshen up before a quick city tour of Granada.
Day 5 - Granada
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.
Day 6 - Granada – Alpujarra – Granada
After breakfast there will be free time before we make our way up to the new Mosque for Jummah. 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 7 - Granada - Malaga Aiport
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 itinerary is to be used as a example and may change.
- Early Bird (£795)£195+£4.88 CC Fees£195+£4.88 CC Fees0£0
- Full Price (£975)£275+£6.88 CC Fees£275+£6.88 CC Fees0£0