The Call of Al Andalus

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Duration: 7 days/ 6 nights.
Route: Malaga / Granada / Cordoba / Seville / Ronda /Alpujarras / Malaga.
Hotels: 3, 4 and 5 star.
Board: B&B, Half Board or Full Board.
Price: The price depends on group size and travel season.

A tour through the essence of Muslim Spain, its attractions and most celebrated cities. You will see the uniqueness of the Alhambra as well as the beautiful Moorish quarter of the Albaicin of Granada, as well as the Alpujarras being the last refuge of the Muslims, once hidden in Andalucias Sierra Nevada. Cordoba, once the capital of the Umayyads, with its magnificent mosque and nearby the palace city of Medina Al-Zahara. There’s Seville with its renown Giralda and Alcazar Palace as well as the charming and picturesque white villages with there local handicrafts. It is a place where today live a new generation of Spanish and European Muslims, Islam is resurging in these lands.

Scheduled itinerary or similar

Day 1: Malaga – Granada. Welcome and reception in Malaga. Transfer to Granada, the last Muslim kingdom of Al Andalus. Accommodation in 4 or 5 star hotels. Brief presentation of the Tour. Dinner.

Day 2: Granada. Breakfast. Visit to the Alhambra, the Alcazaba, the three Nazari Palaces, the Generalife and gardens. Lunch: free time or organized on request. Walk through the Albaicin. Free time. Dinner.

Day 3: Granada – Cordoba. Breakfast then departure to the city of Cordoba. On route, a visit to the beautiful city of Medina Azahara palace, which can be considered the first parliament of Europe. Stop at the nearby town of Almodovar del Rio and panoramic view of its iconic castle. Lunch in Almodóvar. After lunch, we continue our way to Córdoba. Check into a 4 or 5 star hotel. Free time to visit the historic center (the Mosque, city walls, Torre de la Calahorra, the Roman bridge and the Arab quarter of the old medina and its lively shops). Dinner: free time or organized by request.

Day 4: Cordoba – Seville. Breakfast. Trip to Seville, the city of orange blossom and the capital of Andalusia. There, a visit to the Alcazar and the symbolic Giralda, former Almohad minaret. Check into a 4 or 5 star hotel. Lunch: Free time or organized  on request. Free time to discover the charm of the historic center, the banks of the Guadalquivir River, the Torre de Oro, the picturesque neighborhood of Triana, the beautiful Plaza de Espana… Dinner.

Day 5: Sevilla – Ronda – Malaga. Breakfast and free time to take leave of the beautiful Giralda. Trip to Ronda, beautiful fortified town. Lunch: free time or organized on request. Free time to stroll through the charming streets of Ronda. Continue trip to Malaga.  Check into a 4 or 5 star hotel. Free time. Farewell dinner.

Day 6: Malaga – Alpujarras – Malaga. Breakfast and departure to the Alpujarras mountains surrounding Granada and Malaga, the last refuge of Muslims of Al Andalus. We will spend the day touring its most picturesque villages: Orjiva, Capileira, Bubión … With some free time to stroll through the whitewashed streets and craft shops. Lunch: free time or organized on request. Then we will visit the area – Lanjarón, etc, as we begin the journey back to Malaga. Free time and farewell dinner.

Day 7: Malaga. Breakfast. Transfer to the airport and end of trip.