Small-group tour exploring the marvels of old Spain and Islamic heritage of the southern province of Andalucia. This the best cultural tour to Spain's historical discovery in-depth for 2020/2021.
Spain's classic cities, especially in Andalusia, are known by their ancient history from varied civilizations that went through. Most important and influential of all the Muslims or the Moors who shaped Spain if not the whole European Renaissance. Historic cities of Madrid, Toledo, Cordoba, Seville, Granada, Ronda, Malaga, and much more are an emblem of Islamic Civilisation in Spain. Moorish architecture, cuisine, music, and dance reflect the zest for life of these two destinations on both sides of the strait of Gibraltar. A collage of different events that have swept through for centuries in Spain and Morocco. A masterpiece that would entice your senses with ancient history, art, and natural beauty. The focus of this in-depth cultural tour of Spain is what you have been searching for since your first trip to a foreign destination. Join our small group of Muslim Heritage tour 2020/2021.
Arrival at Madrid Airport Barajas. Meet with our local representative and transfer to the hotel. We arrange for prayers in Spanish Mosque for Muslims travelers. Our small group starts visiting the most important and historical monuments such as Plaza España and Plaza del Sol. Drive to Toledo for an overnight. Dinner will be taken in a Halal restaurant at 21.00 h. approximately and then, check-in to the hotel and relax. we hope you have enjoyed the first day with your small group in Madrid.
Breakfast at hotel at 9.00 approximately, and later, transfer to Toledo, the oldest towns in Europe and has great artistic beauty and buildings from almost all periods in history (Islamic, Gothic, Mudejar, Renaissance and Baroque style of architecture). Toledo is called the “City of the Three Cultures” since Christians, Muslims, and Jews lived together. In the XVI century, it was also the place of residence of the great painter El Greco. We will make a Panoramic Tour of Toledo by Bus, with a photo stop in Mirador del Valle. At 14.00 h. have lunch. After that, we will make walking tour Visiting Square Zocodover, Street of Commerce, Damascena Workshop and the Former Mosque of Bab Al-Mardum. We will then continue to Granada on your cultural quest of Spain.
Granada will take approximately 4 hours to drive on the highway. Once in Granada, we will check to our hotel then meet the local guide meets you and continue visiting the historic sites and cultural landmarks in Granada city center. At 17.00 h, visit Albaicin quarter with the most spectacular viewpoints, such as San Cristobal, San Nicolas or San Miguel, where the visitant can feel all Granada's beautifulness from different perspectives, and Elvira Street, the largest and main road during the Islamic age in Granada. Dinner at 21.00 in a halal restaurant. Afterward, transfer to the hotel and check-in.
Breakfast at 9.00 h. Then, transfer to the Alhambra so as to, at 11.00 h., discovering Granada’s beautifulness through visiting the most famous archaeological remains like The Alhambra: Palace, citadel and fortress, residence of the Muslim sultans who inhabited the kingdom from the ninth century, and where they left all their wit and wisdom represented through their works. In addition, visit the Generalife Gardens: Fountains, gardens, and courtyards whose sights and sounds have inspired the minds of writers like Washington Irving and his "Tales of the Alhambra”. After that, at 14.00 h, have lunch in a halal restaurant and break at the hotel. At 18.00 h, visit the city center where there will be free time for shopping. At 20.00, dinner and back to the hotel. We hope you have enjoyed a full-day guided tour of cultural and historical Granada with your small group.
Breakfast at 9.00 h. at the hotel. After that, transfer to Málaga, one of the oldest cities in Europe with a rich historic past marked by the passing of Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, and Muslims. The guided tour starts in Alcazabilla Street, close to the Roman Theatre and the Cathedral of cultural sites of Malaga, where we will know about the Muslim legacy in a city they inhabited for eight centuries. Have lunch at 14.00 h approximately with your small group in the city center and next to the sea, or in the Alcazaba of Malaga, one of the city´s most important monuments well-renowned for its beauty and history. This fortress was built in the XI century as a castle that became a fortress. We will wander along with its main rooms as our local guide reveals many other curiosities: Plaza de Armas, Puerta de Los Arcos, Cuartos de Granada, the Torre del Homenaje, and much more.
Then transfer to Marbella, a shopper´s paradise with its many hypermarkets, supermarkets, designer boutiques, and back street tourist shops. Free morning for shopping. Have lunch at 14.00 h. approximately and, in the afternoon, continue shopping until 17.00 h. After that, transfer to Torremolinos, in order to walk along its award-winning beaches. In the evening, have dinner at 21.00 and check-in at the hotel to relax.
Breakfast at 9.00. Next, transfer to Seville, which arrival will take 2 hours approximately. Once there, visitors will be able to know the Andalusian capital in depth by visiting the Royal Fortress, the main representative Islamic remains as well as Giralda or Gold Tower. Lunch in a specialized-fish restaurant at 14.30 h. After that, we will be visited Tetuán Street for the purpose of buying whatever visitants want. Then, in the afternoon, free time for shopping. Dinner at 21.00 and check-in hotel. Overnight in Seville. We hope you have enjoyed another day exploring the marvels of Southern Spain with your small group.
Breakfast at the hotel with your small group. As it is commonly known, Ishbiliya or Sevilla is Spain’s most beautiful city. The Muslims left a rich legacy in this historical city that gave birth to a culture that was the epitome of the refinement of the Moorish-Andalusian heritage. Visit what was once the main mosque, which was demolished and replaced by a Gothic Cathedral. Visit Spain Square, located in the Parque de María Luisa, built-in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929; stop by the Golden Tower, built in the 13th century by the Almohad dynasty in order to control access to Seville via the Guadalquivir river. visit Plaza España and a walk around Guadalquivir River in order to contemplate the Gold Tower. Around 21.00 h., have dinner and later, check-in in the hotel and relax
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to visit Medinet Al Zahra, the magnificent and mysterious city that Muslim King Abd-al Rahman III had built at the foot of Sierra Morena, eight kilometers from the city of Cordoba, contains, even in its name, legendary stories. Later we will depart to Madrid in order to spend the last day the best as we could. But, before, we will make a stop in Aranjuez, the historic city of southern Madrid. Once there, we will know about all its history and visit all the main monuments such as the Royal Palace, Isabel II gardens, Island garden… Have lunch and in the afternoon, free time for shopping for some souvenirs. At 17.00 h. transfer to Madrid again, in order to visit some of the monuments we could not visit the first day, such as Bernabeu, Retiro Park or Debod temple. In the evening, have dinner and check-in in the hotel to spend the last night in Madrid.
In the morning, our driver will take you to Casablanca Airport to catch your flight back home.
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Cost per person: $2865 USD
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