Islamic Sicily Tour
Summer 2021 (Join Waiting List)
£9̶7̶5̶ (only £795 early bird)
Palermo - Almadarig - Marsa Ali - Enna - Ragusa - Syracuse - Taormina - Cefalu
ٍSicily Islamic History Tour
Would you like to time-travel across 470 years to Islamic Sicily to witness the hidden jewels left by Muslims in this stunning European island?
Board a time machine to witness the wonders of the Muslim Aghlabids dynasty, learning the full story in exciting chronological order as events have happened!
Sicily's glittering towns will amaze you with a fusion of Islamic & Italian architecture!
Crystal clear warm waters invite you to swim year-round, with exotic shorelines!
Get lost in beautiful small streets of Sicily & observe the daily life!
Witness Muslim palaces, fortresses, & Mosques that survived the test of time!
All our hotels are 4 stars, have outstanding reviews, and include daily breakfast buffets. They are located in a central location, and often come with a swimming pool and gym.
This is a list of the hotels we commonly use (subject to change to similar hotels).
What does Your Tour Include?
Sicilian cuisine, which has its origins from Arab & Berber Muslims who brought spices from all over North Africa, and the fusion with Italian food, is one of the tastiest culinary experiences!
Learn the history behind each dish while you enjoy these Halal treats along the tour!
What Are Our Safety Measures?
Guide: Imam Dr. Waleed Hakeem
Known as "The Traveling Imam", Dr. Waleed Hakeem has journeyed to more than 100+ countries in all 6 continents around the globe spreading the peaceful message of Islam & Personal Development Training, from the villages of China, to the arctic North of Canada, to the mountains of Europe, to the jungles of South America, he can draw the world map from memory! He is the founder and director of Ilm Path Academy & a professor at Almaghrib institute.
After teaching the History of Andalus to 4,000 students in a dozen countries, Dr. Waleed has researched Andalusian history hands-on by visiting 30+ cities in Spain & Portugal across 8 years, and recording his findings in a 16 hour online video course. His powerful delivery style, engaging instruction, & depth of knowledge will make this tour an unforgettable life-long transformative experience!
Our travellers sharing their tour emotions
"I never enjoyed history in school, but Sh. Waleed brought the story to life, and I felt as if I was living every moment of it. What a life-changing experience! Can't wait for more courses!"
"I expected to only learn something about the past, but Dr. Waleed has combined history with personal development and leadership to make this a very transformative & applicable journey!"
"Never was there any dull moments. I was on my toes from beginning to end! Not only we learned the life stories of great role models, but also the culture, cuisine, and all aspects of the country's daily life!
"Seeing the lessons of the Quran, Hadith, & Seerah come to life during the learning of the history has made my Eman stronger. Imam Waleed's knowledge & way of connecting events keeps you engaged!"
Frequently asked Tour Questions
What type of hotels are included in the tour?
All the hotels in the tour are 4 star hotels, such as the Ramada chain, which include a tasty buffet breakfast, conference facilities for our daily classrooms, & modern ammenities such as wireless wifi, etc. The exact names of the hotels will be revealed about 2 months before the tour starts, as it depends on the final number joining and availability.
How many persons in each room? Can I have a single room if travelling alone?
The base price includes sharing a room with a second person. If you would like to have a private single room, you can add 120 pounds to the price.
What time should I arrive or leave?
We have a bus that picks up all tour participants from Malaga airport at 13:00 on the first day of the tour, heading to the city of Cordoba where the tour starts. There will be an agent at arrivals carrying a sign "Andalusian routes" waiting at the time. We will create a whatsapp group for the tour participants so we could communicate quickly and help you insha'Allah.
Do you offer pick up from Palermo airport?
We offer both pick-up and drop-off from Palermo international airport, but only on the begning and end days of the tour (You will need to send us your flight dates and numbers to arrange this).
Can I arrive a few days earlier or remain a few days later?
Yes of course. You can extend your hotel stay on either arrival or departure. Just let us know in the "special requests" field when you make the booking.
How many people are in each bus?
The minimum number to run the tour is 16, and the max is 50. The buses are large enough to provide enough comfortable space for everyone.
Are meals included in the tour cost?
The tour includes a breakfast buffet every day of your stay. Other meals are to be purchased seperaterely as to give our attendants maximum flexibility and variety according to their budgets. Sicily has reasonably priced and tasty food (seafood, Italian, and Halal options).
Do you arrange flight bookings?
To keep the tour cost as low as possible and accomdate all types of travellers, our price only includes land services.
Can a sister travel alone without a Mahram (Guardian)?
It is permissible for sisters to travel in safe groups insha'Allah, and Alhamdulillah we will have many sisters on our tour group. This is also the opinion that is followed in Saudi Arabia during Hajj times, as women are allowed to travel in Hajj groups.
What time should I book my flight on the final day of the tour?
The final day of the tour is a free-day, therefore, feel free to book your return flights any time on the last day. If you wish to stay longer to enjoy the sights and attractions of Palermo, you may do so.
Do I need a visa to visit Sicily?
If you are from an EU member country, or have a passport from English-speaking countries (US, Canada, Australia, Malaysia, etc), then you don't need a visa to visit Sicily. If you are from other parts of the world, then you may need to apply for a schengen visa from the Italian embassy in your country.
What is the best way to get the local currency?
What is your refund policy?
That being said, while we cannot make any guarantees, we will try our best to help you when it is possible, as we understand that emergencies do happen. You may be able to purchase a travel insurance if you expect a disruption to your travel plans.
What clothes should I bring to the tour?
Spring or Autumn: Not hot and not cold. It is perfect :) The weather is generally warm in those seasons. Light clothes and occasionally light jacket for cloudy nights are recommended.
Do you have any questions?