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 and direct distribution of our most visited site, the Alhambra Palace & Garden City in our home town, Granada, Spain.

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!

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)

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

Explore Morocco’s Imperial history and most exotic traditions. The itinerary illustrated here is flexible from 4 to 11 days and over, by adding a City Escape to Marrakech ahead or our Merzouga-Ouarzazate route to the desert. Travelers willing to continue and ‘Discover the Secrets of Muslim Spain’, may connect from Tangier through to Spain an hour sea ferry ride.

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

Join our Regular Promotion Tours, offering best Value Shared Group Tours, based on your own accommodation bookings. We shall be offering this tour on a monthly basis, twice a month, approximately during the first and last week of every month. You may connect other 'City Escapes' and 'Travel Service Options' and connections for extending this tour at your own pace and leisure, our offer has been designed with your choice specifically in mind.

DISCOVER THE GOLDEN AGE CITIES OF AL-ANDALUS

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 Seville are intended to reveal the unique history and allow you to enjoy the fusion of different cultures. A special town, today the capital of Andalusia, as far as administration goes and it is also our largest city with one million population and a lively culture agenda.

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, founded as an Umayyad Fort Delegation of Al-Andalus capital in Cordoba.

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.

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.

Design Your Own Travel Package With Our Instant Price Estimation Form

You will find an instant estimation of your choice options and we can work from here to confirm asap once you send us your details.

Please Take A Minute To Plan

With your budget and our choices in mind plus any further instructions you note to us, we will set up and duly confirm all elements in your Travel Plan requiring 24-48h to double check the hotels & bookings which are only estimated through this form so far, making this package a reality for your group 'in shaa a' Allah'.

Should you require immediate confirmation of your trip prices and all accommodation bookings secured at once, we recommend selecting "No Hotels" from our Travel Plan Quotation from to the right of the page, and booking your hotels through our Booking.com Travel Agent Partner Site link or search boxes below, for us to follow up with your bookings from our Travel Agent Partner Site's admin pannel.

You will love our brand new Travel Plan Itinerary App that we offer through any confirmed choice you make, our personal arrival to departure guide service is not crucial yet very recommended. Ahead of your trip we will add your confirmed Travel Plan locations and activities to our itinerary privately for you to access online or even offline on your cellphone from pre-arrival to departure.

 

If you prefer planning your trip based on locations and activities, please contact us for a discount code to all our City Plans for you to book and hop-onto at our best group value.

The choice on how you "Discover Al-Andalus", is yours.

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*If you require immediate hotel confirmation, please select "No hotels." and then below you can use our Booking.com Travel Agent Partner Site search boxes to confirm your hotels and get the bookings confirmed on the go. We can otherwise confirm our own services which have fixed cost to any dates.

*Since we now provide our Travel Plan app itinerary to your cellphone with GPS references and descriptive texts all along, the personal guide is not fully necessary but is fully recommended!

Madrid
Toledo
Cordoba
Granada
Sevilla
Malaga
Barcelona
Lisbon
Morocco
Rabat
Marrakech
Merzougah-Ouarzazate
Fes
Mekness
Tangier
Casablanca

SAFEGUARD YOUR RATES

If you would like to make an immediate hotel booking to safeguard your rates, this is also possible. We recently partnered with booking.com, through their online hotel booking solution for travel agents we can follow up on any bookings made by you through our Booking.com Agent Link, matching your booked services from our website towards pick-up time at your specifically chosen hotels. 

You may also use our search boxes below to open a new window and book your hotels in this same session, while we work on confirming your service options alone.

 

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Eid Mubarak

May your efforts be eased, your hearts enlightened. With graceful remembrance, your souls blessed and delighted. By guidance, by certainty. With thankfulness.

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Independent Travel App

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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, get your discount code to our entire ‘City Guided Tours & Activities’ section.

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