Discover the Secrets of Muslim Spain.

 
Travel in time to Al-Andalus & Iberia, staying within the Golden Age Cities of al-Andalus. Explore the history of Iberia from its Medieval population, its ethnic and religious diversity, until today.

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SECURE YOUR HOTEL PACKAGE AT GROUP RATE OFFERS FOR BEST VALUE & STANDARDS. Join our Regular Group Tour Offer to help us confirm our Group Tour Sessions with a minimum 15 participants! Arrival to departure Travel Plan guidance & transportation, best City Plans Included, along with the best value Hotel Package group deals, breakfast included & meal options provided. 

 

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Hop-On! Tours & City Plans

Exclusive City Guided Tours, Activities and extra ground services for you to plan and enhance your trip to any level. Our Travel Plan tours & events within the Golden Age Cities of Al-Andalus are now offered simultaneously as an agenda managed per location. You may now join our City Plans on a per person and event basis.

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Your Own Private Plan?

Choose from our Travel Plans or design your own, choosing your own dates and Service Choice options. Get our best City or Travel Plan Hotel Package Offer deals, along with our Travel Plan Itinerary App obtaining a private discount code to all our City Plans at each location!
You will love our Travel Plan Itinerary App.
Remain open to all of your choices. Get your fully portable online and in-app scheduled itinerary plan, follow up support, assistance and advice throughout your entire trip- from the planning stage until you are back home again and can recommend us.

We offer a brand new digital group itinerary Travel Plan App, providing discount codes for our City Plans for you to book and hop-onto at our best group value
We will add your selected locations and activities to our itinerary privately online and in-app for you to access & choose from.
Proposals and itineraries for you to follow up with our and your team in real time from offer to confirmation, arrival to departure.

Let’s make the final choice for how you “Discover Al-Andalus” to be yours.

Hotels Only – Independent Plans

Use our ‘Travel Plan & Service Advisor Form’ below allowing you to follow our Travel Plans your own way. We will usually respond within 24-48 hours with our best City or Travel Plan Hotel Package deals & City Plan offers, easy to confirm with a usual minimum group size of 4-5 participants or lower. Obtain our City Plans discount code, neatly presented via our Travel Plan Itinerary App (& or private web link) to your own day by day plan.

DISCOVER THE GOLDEN AGE CITIES OF AL-ANDALUS

The model of cities with stable environments, where men of different sciences were commissioned to study and develop the different sciences, had already brought a cultural revolution in the East. Cities such as Damascus and Baghdad collected and further developed several elements taken from the Byzantine, Persian, Hindus and Chinese civilizations, integrating them within the Islamic holistic approach to knowledge. Further, the wise Hispaniola-Muslims, strongly influenced by this Eastern Revolution, also studied the ancient Greek philosophical work. New ways to sail at sea were opened by the development of the compass, new methods of irrigation for the fields where introduced and paper was manufactured towards books of science.

The Medina, city in Arabic, had defensive towers, with optical communication systems and offered its inhabitants protection in times of war. The main streets of the medina where born at the doors of the city walls and were turned into stoned roads. The rest of the city where a labyrinth of little alleyways. These cities, both small and large, created stable environments where scholars in the different sciences would gather to share and further develop their studies. Large cities had sewerage systems for dirty water, public fountains with drinkable water and numerous baths. There where also funduqs or guest houses for the caravans which brought diverse merchandises to the town, coming from the farmlands, other cities or diverse foreign countries.

Our aim is to deliver excellence in travel, keeping your choice and best experiences in mind.

SEVILLE, CAPITAL OF ANDALUSIA TODAY

SEVILLE, CAPITAL OF ANDALUSIA TODAY

Our City Plans in Granada are intended to reveal the unique history and allow you to enjoy the fusion of different cultures present in Granada's city and art today. 

MADRID, FROM ISLAMIC MEDINA TO CAPITAL OF MODERN SPAIN

MADRID, FROM ISLAMIC MEDINA TO CAPITAL OF MODERN SPAIN

Our City Plans in Madrid are intended to reveal the unique history and allow you to enjoy the fusion of different cultures. A special town, which was once the very capital of Al-Andalus.
Madrid city visit can be further extended and connected with other Travel Plans or connected to other City Plans to form your own tailored tour or set of experiences. We invite you to travel leisurely through Toledo, Cordoba, Seville and Granada before departing through Malaga or Madrid.

GRANADA: THE LAST MUSLIM KINGDOM OF AL-ANDALUS

GRANADA: THE LAST MUSLIM KINGDOM OF AL-ANDALUS

Our City Plans in Granada are intended to reveal the unique history and allow you to enjoy the fusion of different cultures present in Granada's city and art today. 

CORDOBA: THE UMAYYAD CAPITAL OF AL-ANDALUS

CORDOBA: THE UMAYYAD CAPITAL OF AL-ANDALUS

Our City Plans in Córdoba are intended to reveal the unique history and allow you to enjoy the fusion of different cultures. A special town, which was once the very capital of Al-Andalus.

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Travel Plans by Al-Andalus Experience

Discover the Secrets of Muslim Spain

A 10-year service with the most humble start, where our exclusive service has allowed us to develop an offer year after year until today, learning to adapt to today’s traveller needs while creating a flexible travel offer with your choice and excellence in service, as our main priority.

Our exclusive ‘Travel Plans’ are essentially multi-day tour packages offered in a new manner to provide a range of distinct new standards and choice, in daytime tour & logistics services. If what you are looking for is our Full Package Deals, these are attached to our closed dates  ‘Join Our Regular Tour’ offer highlighted on our homepage for ease of access rapid online bookings.

You will find all of our Service Choice Options provided within each of our Travel Plans listed below with full online booking possibilities. For custom travel routes or any private service, please use our ‘Need Help to Plan?’ menu or button links to our custom service & travel plans form or send us an email to contact@alandalus-experience.com and we will be pleased to send you our best choices provided your arrival date, location, number of nights and group size.

A select guided and flexible choice for you into Andalusia, Spain & beyond!

From Iberia to Al-Andalus, 6 day tour starting from Madrid.

From Iberia to Al-Andalus, 6 day tour starting from Madrid.

A guided approach to the origin of Islam in Iberia, Al-Andalus. A story of unity vs division and dispersion, the Golden Age of Islam in Europe, it's height and downfall.

Within the Heart of Al-Andalus, 5 day tour starting from Malaga.

Within the Heart of Al-Andalus, 5 day tour starting from Malaga.

A classic journey into the heart of al-Andalus. Witness the Golden Age Cities which are the most important historical capitals of Andalusia, their Islamic legacy as well as their provinces as we move through Cordoba, Seville, and Granada.

Discover Al-Andalus, a 4 day tour starting from Malaga.

Discover Al-Andalus, a 4 day tour starting from Malaga.

3-night, 4-day Travel Plan by Al-Andalus Experience. DISCOVER THE SECRETS OF MUSLIM SPAIN We offer each of our ‘Travel Plans’ as distinct ‘Service Choice’ offers, listed below as ‘Regular Group Tours’, or more independent...

Upholding and sharing the legacy of Al-Andalus.

Discover our educational tours, workshops, and events.
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PLAN & EXTEND YOUR TRIP CITY BY CITY, TOUR BY TOUR.

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Your key to the Golden Age cities of Al-Andalus!

Our selection of city accommodation along with optional extra ground services to enhance your stay, including added value tour & activity vouchers and a discount code to our entire ‘City Guided Tours & Activities’ section.

JOIN OUR GROUP TOURS IN WHICHEVER WAY IT SUITS YOU, Plan with our experience, guidance, logistics, choice of tours, events & SERVICE OPTIONS at each location, to suit YOUR OWN STYLE!

You can combine our Online Booking Engine offer categories to optimize and extend your travelling time through our focused and leisurely plans at each location. Contact us for advice on making the right connections and 

 
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AL-ANDALUS EXPERIENCE

Discover the Secrets of Muslim Spain

We specialise in planning & providing exclusive incoming tours and unique experiences in Spain. Ten years of all sized group tours beyond Andalusia, our local region in Spain, several times a month, allow us to plan and perform group tours to any schedule at best standards. Being a specialised incoming local travel agent also grants us best rates.

“- We set out in 2007, to uphold and share the legacy of Al-Andalus, covering a culture gap present in Europe, through travel and cultural events."

 
Al-Andalus Experience is honoured in being the first travel company established locally in Spain, to address the needs of Muslim travellers when visiting Golden Age Cities of Al-Andalus. More so as local Muslim with Christian ancestors we hold a unique insight into Islamic heritage, Iberian tradition & roots. Today we are also busy making efforts to join and collaborate in a healthy spirit with those who have followed us in this tradition, so if you are a travel professional whether local or abroad, feel free to reach out to us and we will be sure to impress you!

To join any of our history, culture & leisure tours, study trips, workshops or city activities and events is to share a unique journey into Islamic heritage, infused with Iberian tradition & roots.
Discover the origin, rise, and fall of Islam in Al-Andalus in full detail, as researched and accounted by modern, independent unbiased researchers as well as our own  privileged local insight.

” – The core of our team is composed of first and second generation European Muslim which implies a natural gift for us of acting as a bridge, to cover a relevant culture gap present nowadays between Western and Islamic Culture.”

” – We enjoy sharing a unique vision as locals of our Islamic heritage, taking us beyond our own time into the Islamic Golden Age of Al-Andalus, a time of a cultural fusion & revolution that emerged over this very Spanish soil. We also cover you with expertise over a wide range of interests & needs while you are with us, bringing the history into its own place in today’s Spain. Frequently, however, we act as silent shepherd assistants for teachers, scholars & celebrated personalities during their study trips, with very interesting group participants, from all over the world.”

Everyone who visits Granada visits the Alhambra. However, maybe to your surprise, not everyone who visits the Alhambra visits Granada. When I found this out it struck me to be somewhat surprising, but then again the Alhambra itself is like a small city. It has so much...

That Must Needed Mini-Break

As it is getting colder, Andalusia is the perfect place to visit. It is not too crowded and the sun is still shining. The holiday, you can have, amongst such history and culture, is perfect this time of the year. Saying ‘goodbye’ to the beach can’t always be easy but...

Enjoying Granada!

Albaicin This hilly, cobbly enchanted barrio of Granada is a place not to miss. It is full of history and stories to be told. Also, if you walk to the top there is a great feeling of accomplishment that deserves a nice cold refreshment on one of the terraces by the...

Independent Travel App

Welcome to Al-Andalus Experience! We are honoured to present to you our Independent Travel options. You can input your current travel plans into any of our website forms for us to send you an invite link to your own day by day Travel Plan schedule. The App will...

Adam Williamson in Cordoba!

We had the pleasure to assist and host Adam Williamson and his aspiring artists in Cordoba last week too! After a welcoming tour of the city, we visited the monuments, to let the buildings do some talking. The students must experience the art to get their artistic...

Islamic Art Workshop Granada

This month we have been working side by side with Adam Williamson and his art programme here in Andalusia. This September he does a week in Granada and a week in Seville. After the first few days in Granada, we decided to ask him a few questions. What significance...

Happy New Hijra Year!

Happy New Year! The pilgrimage month is over, people have returned to their beloved ones and are celebrating their Hajj. I ask Allah that he facilitates all of us to journey to Mecca and Madinah one day and accept the Hajj of those that have been. This is a time to...

Knowledge is power!

Getting to know each place we visit is such an important part of our service as tour guides. Whether it be if it is appropriate for you in terms of accessibility or climate. We thrive to really understand each and every city to facilitate the visit as much as...

Get on board!

      Hello lovely people! We hope you are all enjoying the end of summer inshaAllah. It has definitely been a hot one this year here in Spain. We would like to take this opportunity to announce that we have been undergoing some changes to our website recently. We...

Granada and it’s encantos!

This is going to be the start of a series of blogs about hidden secrets in Andalusian cities Carmen de Los Martires Where should we start? Since I have started collaborating with fashion brands to show off their new collections I have been searching Granada for...
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Frequently Asked Questions

For you to have a clear picture of your tour service choices that we provide within our ‘Travel Plans’ and how to go about extending these plans into your own custom trip, we present a quick reference guide to our service choices below.

ARE HOTELS INCLUDED?
By  “rule of thumb”, whenever we offer a set date toward a multi-day tour, hotels will be included. However, when you are given a choice to select your own tour dates for any service, within our private tour options, the hotels will only be included if you choose so via our Custom Private Tour Service Form. We need to offer manually unless you find a session within our Regular Group Tour Offer section that matches your ‘Travel Plan’ and prefered tour dates. Within 24-48h hours we will send you your custom Travel Plan and Choice Options to measure, with a keen discount code for you to confirm any added specific City Plans before you travel.
HOW DO WE BOOK FOR A LARGE GROUP?
Choices are given to plan any tour for any group size in our  Custom Private Tour Service Form we will respond usually within 24-48 h with an initial detailed travel plan and quotation completely ready for you to confirm all bookings or make any convenient changes before booking.
HOW DO WE BOOK FOR A SMALLER & COZY GROUP?
Choices are given to plan any tour for any group size in our  Custom Private Tour Form we, simply choose the ‘Courtesy Economy’ option available for groups under 6 total participants. We will respond usually within 24-48 h with an initial detailed travel plan and quotation completely ready for you to confirm all bookings or make any convenient changes before booking.
CAN A SMALLER GROUP JOIN A LARGER GROUP?
Yes, you may book any number of travellers into our ‘Regular Group Tour Offer’ and thereby be joining onto a larger group to our own agenda. Once the group is confirmed at a minimum 15 participants, we are all set and can confirm. Private initiatives towards schedule tour dates are more than welcome, just send us a quick email and we will schedule a new tour onto our Regular Group Tour agenda with your group as the first registrants. In case of not meeting the minimum group size, we can always study alternative independent plans or a ‘Courtesy Economy Tour’ alternative option for registered participants to book instead.
WHAT IS THE MOST COST EFFECTIVE CHOICE OFFER?
The final group size accessing any service will normally determine the overall cost per person factored over of a series of shared elements provided towards our group service performance. Also in services consumed per person such as meals or hotel rooms, we obtain group rates from a group size of 20 upwards, negotiable down to 15 hence our minimum Regular Group Tour Offer offer minimum group size.  If you are less than 15 persons this will always be your best offer to adhere to in hope of it being confirmed at 15 participants or over. However, if this does not line up to your chosen dates or booking/travel style, we offer a  ‘Custom Private Travel Plan Choice’ tour option which you may also book as an entirely Independent Travel Plan by confirming only our Hotel Package Offer which we will send you through our Custom Private Tour Form . However looking purely at pocket economy it is cheaper to take an independent approach, only including hotels and optional extra services. From here you may also join our Guided City Tours and Activities, being the heart of our CIty Plans. but they are not included in your bookings from start, only our best hotels & extra booking vouchers instructions! Anything else to consider? Breakfast! We usually include it in all options as extra value, since we know it is easy to simply book hotels elsewhere online.
WHAT ELSE IS INCLUDED?
Our ‘Price Includes’ work on a per section basis, meaning by section our main catalogue sections, we call our “Travel Plan Offer Choices’ or, these being:

a) Join a Regular Group Tour where we can say that everything that is listed is included, so to sum up we include: our own specialist tour  travel guides from arrival to departure, assisting all the way;  hotels with breakfast provided, group meal options also provided, UNESCO Heritage Guided Tours & Tickets provided where mentioned in each of our Travel Plans,  transportation by private bus with dedicated driver 12/24 h a day, from arrival to departure, mainly destined to the intercity itineraries on our routes. Smiles all along and under any weather.

b)Private Tours will be given the same standards as above, and a choice of the services to be included, we are flexible about where you book your hotels since our speciality is dealing with ground services.

c) Independent Options: Here we are talking about a basic Travel Plan with the main bookings covered, we start our with a hotel only with breakfast included, and then provide options to build up the service through guides, transportation and meals options which are not included unless you choose so.

d) City Guided Tours & Activities: Here we are talking about a specific tour within a location at a given time and date. You will receive a participant voucher after your booking is confirmed and this will cover you on a per-activity basis. Our tours and activities usually have a duration of 2-3 hours up to 4-5 h depending on each activity the duration is listed.

Package Offers except for from our Regular Group Tour section, and especially towards independent Travel Plan offers, may sometimes include bookings from different sections and hereby include elements from the above sections sparingly on a per schedule and activity basis, meeting the itinerary described in any given package offer we issue.This will be visually communicated with you from the time of planning, through our day by day digital itinerary Travel Plan App, which will also centralise all of our documentation, invoices, booking vouchers, and any other shared files.

DO YOU MAKE HOTEL ONLY PACKAGES?
Indeed we do, these packages are highlighted through our City Escapes section and can be combined to plan your own independent multi-day, multi-city travel plan. Extra Optional Service Choices are given through our online booking process or you can also write to us to contact@alandalus-experience.com and we will add any items to your existing order taking it to any level
DO YOU HAVE A DELEGATION NEAR ME?
We collaborate regularly with a growing number of travel agents and tour operators worldwide, providing their own best blend of package tours & rates we help them guarantee standards & a sound service throughout. If you would like to contact a collaborator who is closer to you please ask us via email to contact@alandalus-experiecne.com and we will be happy to give you a provider closer to your location.

If we don’t have a collaborator near you, we are working on it. Our current offer allows integration into any third party travel agent booking system.

DO YOU HAVE A WEEKLY AGENDA IN EVERY CITY?
We have a specific agenda in our main cities. These are those listed in UNESCO heritage sites of our main ‘Regular Group Tour’ itinearies. Herefore our city agenda includes so far Toledo, Cordoba, Granada and Seville, as well as the offer included in our main arrival and departure cities: Malaga, Madrid, Barcelona and Lisbon, where we are still weak but growing.
IS THE TOUR SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN? ARE THERE DISCOUNTS?
Our tours are suitable for all ages, though considerable walking distances are a second nature to Spain and this is also seen in our cities. Suitable footwear, walking or adequate carry or moving gear will be sufficient for most.

About discounts, there are discounts available up to age 12-14 in most monuments, hotels provide discount to a third bed in a double room shared by two adults and we ourselves do not speculate with our prices but try to integrate all participants in best manner so we have provided a 50%  discount to our part of the service for children aged 5-14  when booking along with two adults  fact, under this age we do our best to go by free. Listed children price details are available in all of our offers online or via our Custom Tour Service  form, if they are  not listed please enquire to admin@alandalus-experience.com

WHERE DO WE MEET?
There is a meeting point or a symbolic starting place established and documented towards every one of our tours, service or events offer. Whether this be main arrival ports or city locations depend on the type of service, but don’t worry so far, we will make sure you know where to conveniently meet up to start our tour. We also cater to hop-on participants, if you wish to start our tour anywhere along the schedule, please contact us and we can arrange the cost leverage to your actual expenses.

Would you like to be guided through our main service options and have your travel plan sent to you by email including all of your choices? Do you need a custom travel route or service package built? We are here to help!

Scroll down to continue to our Custom Service & Travel Plan Form for us to present you your travel route and service options, confirming bookings from there with ease.

You may also send us an email to contact@alandalus-experience.com.

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