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. 

Our story goes back to a collaboration of individuals, professionals, and organizations in Spain, committed to upholding and sharing the legacy of Al-Andalus. We welcome travelers from all over to discover this legacy through our educational tours, workshops, and events. Our services cater to Muslims, offering Halal meals and a healthy, family-friendly environment.

” – 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.”

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. 
 
 

“- 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."

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!

Design Your Service & Hotels Package

Design Your Service & Hotels Package

Design Your Service & Hotels Package With Our Instant Price Estimation Form, we will confirm all options shortly when possible, and provide feasible alternatives when it is not possible to match the estimation provided by this form, which is designed towards an average low to middle season in it's hotel rates, which it estimates only, confirmation being after our admin staff checking all.availabilities and rates involved manually.

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.

Discover Morocco, 5 day tour by Al-Andalus Experience, starting from Casablanca Airport (CMN) OR Connecting through from Spain

Discover Morocco, 5 day tour by Al-Andalus Experience, starting from Casablanca Airport (CMN) OR Connecting through from Spain

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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...

 

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.

 

1 · CHOOSE A TRAVEL PLAN OR MAKE YOUR OWN

Best city hotels included as well as our highest transportation and tours included. Any custom plan can be made within 24h. 

2 · CHECK OUT OUR CITIES, SEARCH TOURS & ACTIVITIES

Add further experiences to your visit at each location! 

03 · EXCURSIONS & CITY CONNECTIONS

So far unlisted through our catalog sections, you may also attain a great experience from using city connection options, our radial excursion from one main city of your choice, or perhaps two or three!

Upholding and sharing the legacy of Al-Andalus.

Discover our educational tours, workshops, and events.
اَلْحَمْدُ لِلّه

Our options are served, the choice is yours

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THERE IS A WAY FOR ALL TO DISCOVER THE SECRETS OF MUSLIM SPAIN!

PLAN & EXTEND YOUR TRIP CITY BY CITY, TOUR BY TOUR.

DISCOVER OUR INDEPENDENT

TRAVEL OPTIONS

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.

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Alhambra II

In my last blog, I wrote about the first few rooms within the walls of the Alhambra Palace. I will continue to talk about the Palace by going on to the Palace of the Lions or Muhammad V’s Palace. It is a large patio surrounded by halls all to admire, in the centre,...

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That Must Needed Mini-Break

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Enjoying Granada!

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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!

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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!

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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...
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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, you will find the main characteristics of each of the options we provide listed within each of our Travel Offers. However here we present a quick reference guide to our service choices below.

ARE HOTELS INCLUDED?
The answer is that this depends. 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 manually a Custom Private Tour Service. We need to offer this one manually unless you find a session within the independent hotel offer section that matches your ‘Travel Plan’ and prefered tour dates.
HOW DO WE BOOK FOR A LARGE GROUP?
Choices are given to plan any tour for any group size in our  Custom Private Tour 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 Tours’ 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?
Again this depends on a number of factors. Mainly the final group size accessing any service will normally determine the overall cost of a series of shared elements provided towards a service performance. Also even towards 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 minimum group size.  If you are less than 15 persons this will always be your best offer. However, if this does not line up to your chosen dates, we offer a ‘Courtesy Economy’ tour option by which the cost of overall group services is optimized for a private familiar experience. 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, but they are not included into 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.

 

 

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. 
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

TRAVEL PROFESSIONAL? INFLUENCER? JEDY GUIDE? WANT TO HELP US? JOIN OUR TEAM!?

We have a training program for you to start working on asap coming into perfect sync with our team. globally.

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.