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From Madrid to Al-Andalus
7 night Independent Tour package, self driven or by train
VIP Transportation & more, upon demand.

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FROM MADRID TO AL-ANDALUS

A 7 night self driven or train independent tour, starting out in Madrid, the capital of modern Spain. Discover the most important historical capitals of Al-Andalus, their Islamic legacy, monuments and their provinces. Tracing the Land’s Essence, Tradition & Roots. Discover Cordoba the Ummayad capital of al-Andalus, Seville, from Rival Kingdom to capital of Andalusia today to Granada, the Last Muslim Kindgom of al-Andalus. A leisurely return to Madrid allows for shopping and independent leisure activities. Extension arrangements and connections to other cities are available during the booking process.

 

Day 1. Madrid Arrival, taxi welcome and overnight at Madrid

Pick up by welcome taxi at Madrid international airport and transfer to your hotel in the city centre).

Day 2: From Madrid to Cordoba, Capital of the Umayyads.

Ave Fast Train from Madrid to Cordoba. After arrival, check-in to our hotel in Cordoba's town centre, a leisurely walk through the Medina al-Qadima of Cordoba, our first welcome dinner (optional) and finally an evening rest at our hotel in Cordoba.

Day 3: Cordoba, the Umayyad Capital of Al-Andalus.

In the morning at the confirmed time you will have your guided visit of the Umayyad Mosque of Cordoba, one of the oldest structures still standing when Muslims ruled Al-Andalus in the late 8th century. After this we would usualy continue to Medinat Al-Zahra, the Caliph's court city palace's archeological site, research & exhibition centre. After lunch; free time is given for any extra activities, rest, or shopping! Besides a lively town centre and many shops, there are today’s three active mosques in Cordoba worth visiting. This could be an opportunity to meet some local Muslims while touring around town.

Day 4: From Cordoba to Seville, capital of Andalusia today.

Time for touring the highlights of Seville's historical center. Starting with the Alkasr Royal Palaces you may continue to discover the Cathedral of Seville, built over the former mosque and still holds it's minaret, the modern Giralda tower. This will all take you through to lunch, which you can find nearby. It may be advisable to take some rest through midday Spanish heat, especially during the summer time. A leisurely afternoon plan provides for shopping and further options from the historical town to the modern city center. You may find souvenir shops, typical Spanish restaurants and picturesque garden homes, nearby the city's main shopping streets, laid out as if it were a large outdoor mall.

Day 5: From Seville to Granada, the last Muslim Kingdom of Al-Andalus. Tour of the Alhambra court city, palaces and gardens.

In the morning we will be moving by train again into the former Kingdom Garn'atta, last main capital of Al-Andalus. Upon arrival to Granada, after due rest we suggest you visit the Albayzin Mosque at the Mirador de San Nicolas, most famous viewing point of Granada and the Alhambra. We move on down hill by foot through the old medina of Garnatta, noting it's main areas, divisions, and city walls, after a lunch break, you can walk down to the town center, visit the 'souq' streets, and the area's most historical points.

Day 6: Alhambra Tour in the morning, leisurely afternoon.

On this day we finally enjoy the guided visit to the Alhambra palatial town, including the Nashrid Palaces, Alkasaba fortress, Generalife summer palace & gardens, and the old medina of the Alhambra. Afterwards, you will have the afternoon free to make your own plans for shopping or extra optional activities in Granada. You may enjoy free time in the modern town which is a fusion of Souq markets, old alleyways, riverside and the active modern city appeals.

Day 7: Train from Granada to Madrid, leisurely afternoon in Madrid, capital of Spain.

Again by train from Granada, we reach the capital of Spain. Madrid highlights can be carried out by a hop-on-hop-off panoramic bus tour. Starting out from Plaza de España you can discover some of the main ancient gates to the Medina of Madrid, from Atocha to Prado Avenue, the Arts district, Castellana Street through Madrid's center to Puerta de Alcalá and Plaza de Toros de las Ventas. Visit Real Madrid Football Club Stadium, Santiago Bernabeu, to complete the official tour of the stadium. which concludes naturally in the official Adidas shop of Real Madrid.

Later, we will invite you to discover the highest range shopping area in the center of Madrid, Gran Vía Street, contains some of the most prestigious window shopping brands. After our formal introduction and lunch, we are now free for some shopping and leisure at your own choice. There are a range of optional activities we can provide, simply ask our manager's for advice about the free leisure evening programs and our favourite dinner options in Madrid.

Day 8: Taxi transfer to Madrid International Airport

MAD → taxi transfer Program on our final morning in Madrid will depend upon your flight departure time. Departure is scheduled from Madrid Barajas International Airport.

*Note: Please seek our advice upon extension plans, optional leisure activities, visits or available excursions to add on to this tour.

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Further Details

A self driven or train tour, starting out with a meet up in Madrid, the capital of modern Spain. Discover the most important historical capitals of Al-Andalus, their Islamic legacy, monuments and their provinces. Tracing the Land’s Essence, Tradition & Roots. Discover Cordoba the Ummayad capital of al-Andalus, Seville, from the Rival Kingdom to capital of Andalusia today to Granada, the Last Muslim Kingdom of al-Andalus.

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Private Package Standards

Our ‘Private Tour’ offer is initially towards an independent travel experience, including general planning & advice, accommodation at the selected standards, tickets to the main highlight monuments listed in the itinerary; we provide options for meals, city and monument tours, transport and travel assistant guides from our organisation. Please read on, below you will find the bookings & info form.


Accommodation choices and standards are listed in each individual offer, from hostels or tourist apartments to 5-star hotels, confirmed during the booking process.


Our standard price is offered per person sharing one double room at the standard selected with one person from your group; triple rooms receive a small discount yet cannot always be guaranteed. Single room upgrades are offered as a supplement upon the double room rate, according to the accommodation standard and type.


Meal bookings are NOT included but can be arranged at our favourite selection of Local Halal Restaurants, you will be able to choose your favourite establishment throughout your time in town. If you do want any meals to be booked, please tell us during the booking process.


The monuments included are listed in each package. We usually include the main Islamic Heritage Sites at each city, by the hand of our favourite Official UNESCO World Heritage Guide at each Monument. We also have a selection of museums or expositions of a particular interest to the historical narration and understanding of each town, which you may visit in your free time.


Our ‘Tour Manager’ travel assistant guides are NOT included in our private tours unless chosen specifically within the booking confirmation process. You may like to hire a Local Travel Assisting Guide/Local Muslim Guide from our crew to assist you along with the tour. Again these choices will be an option provided throughout the booking process after you request information on any of our tours or holiday escape packages.


Transport & guidance options are offered during the booking process, to make sure you book the adequate service to your own desired standard.


The minimum group size in our private and independent packages start from 1 traveller and over, but will be specified in the ‘Price Terms’ of each offer according to the services included.


We offer custom group or private tours, allowing you to choose from the services and standards required towards your trip, from planning & booking to transport, tour conducting and ground services to any chosen standard.


We quote to any standard and group size you request. Please contact us via the form provided below with your requirements.


As a licensed travel agency, we can also offer competitive flight bookings, with ease at best rates. We do not include travel insurance by default, but can also offer it as an optional extra.


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