Duration: 13 days / 12 nights
Itinerary: Madrid / Toledo / Cordoba / Granada / Seville / Malaga / Marbella / Ronda / Madrid.
Hotel Category: 3, 4 & 5 stars.
Price: Pricing depends on the season and the group size.
A tour that combines the two ingredients that makes Spain one of the most attractive countries for tourists from all over the world: its incomparable historical richness, which includes especially the brilliant legacy of Islam, and its beautiful coastline, with the best beaches in Europe. The tour includes the best of Muslim Spain, their three most emblematic cities (Cordoba, Granada and Seville) and visits to its best sites and monuments, most of them considered (UNESCO) World Heritage Site: the Alhambra, the old Arab quarter known as El Albaicín, the great mosque of Cordoba, the Muslim fortifications of Ronda (Malaga), Alcazar Palace and Giralda tower of Seville (old mosque pads), and Madina Azahara. And, to bring this exciting tour to an end, three days of relaxation and rest in the famous Costa del Sol.
DAY 1: Madrid. Welcome and transfer to a 4/5 stars Hotel. Brief presentation of the Tour. Dinner.
DAY 2: Madrid. Breakfast. Free day to discover the charms of Spain´s capital city. Optional visit: Real Madrid museum and stadium tour. Dinner.
DAY 3: Toledo. Breakfast. Visit to Toledo, the city of three cultures, and (UNESCO) World Heritage Site. Symbol of tolerance and coexistence between Muslims, Christians and Jews. Gates to the muslim-arabic city, the mosque of Cristo de la Luz, Bab the Mardum, mosque of Tornerias, Zocodover square (Souq A’Ddawabb), fortress (Alcázar,Al Qasr), buildings of mudejar art and arquitecture, etc. Lunch break. Lunch organized, available upon request. Return to Madrid. Dinner.
DAY 4: Madrid – Cordoba. Breakfast and transfer to Cordoba. Lunch organized, upon request. Check-in at the selected hotel. Free time to visit the historic center (Great Mosque, walls, Torre de la Calahorra, the roman bridge and the Arab quarter of the old medina with its lively shops). Dinner organized available upon request.
DAY 5: Cordoba – Medina – Azahara – Almodovar del Rio. Breakfast and departure to the nearby palatial city of Medina Azahara, which can be considered the first parliament of Europe. Stop at the nearby town, Almodovar del Rio, to enjoy the panoramic view of its iconic Castle. Lunch break. Also, lunch organized in Almodovar, available upon request. Dinner organized, available upon request.
DAY 6: Cordoba – Granada. Breakfast and visit to Granada, the last Muslim Kingdom of Al Andalus. Visit to the wonderful Alhambra, Alcazaba (Citadel), the three Nazaries Palaces and the magnificent gardens of the Generalife. Lunch break. Also, lunch organized, available upon request. Walk around the old Arab quarter known as El Albaicín. Return to Cordoba. Dinner.
DAY 7: Cordoba – Seville. Breakfast and departure towards Sevilla, current capital of Andalusia, filled with scent of azahar (orange blossom). Visit to the Reales Alcazares and the emblematic Giralda, former Almohad minaret. Lunch break. Also, lunch organized, available upon request. Free time to discover the charm of the historic center, on the banks of the Guadalquivir River, the Torre del Oro, the picturesque neighborhood of Triana, the beautiful Plaza de España. Return to Cordoba. Dinner.
DAY 8: Cordoba – Malaga. Breakfast and journey to Malaga, capital of the famous Costa del Sol, 150 km of coast line, whose charms have attracted for decades the elite of Europe society, and members of Arab and European royal families. Check-In at 4/5 stars Hotel. Lunch break. Also, lunch organized, available upon request. Free time Dinner.
DAY 9: Malaga – Marbella. Breakfast. Visit one of the most emblematic places of the Costa del Sol, Marbella, in its day, a charming fishing village. Now a place of residence and vacation of celebrities and millionaires and a paradise for shopping and luxury brands. Ideal for Shopaholics. Lunch break. Also, lunch organized, available upon request. Return to Málaga. Dinner.
DAY 10: Malaga – Ronda. Breakfast. Outing to the beautiful fortified town of Ronda, former Izn-Rand Onda, among the most important towns of the Muslim Spain. Lunch break. Also, lunch organized, available upon request. Return to Málaga. Dinner.
DAY 11: Malaga. Breakfast. Free day to wander the streets and enjoy the charms and the beaches of the capital of the Costa del Sol. Lunch break. Also, lunch organized, available upon request. Dinner.
DAY 12: Malaga – Madrid. Breakfast. Return to Madrid by AVE (High speed train). Lunch break. Also, lunch organized, available upon request. Free time in Spain´s capital city. Farewell dinner.
DAY 13: Madrid. Breakfast, Transfer to the airport and end of trip