*TERMS LISTED 275€
Transfer according to option chosen from Granada, Málaga or Madrid International Airports or from Cordoba or Seville as a continuation of your independent tour experience. The route to Granada contains views of many castles, towers, 'zagras', white villages, whereby we can vividly recreate the historical vision of this whole period, the last Muslim lands of Al-Andalus, into the former Kingdom of Garn'atta, today's Granada.
Arrival in Granada and check-in to the accommodation chosen within the city center or historical town. While many will prefer to simply rest upon arrival, our first recommendation in Granada is to walk into the Albaycin to reach San Nicolas square by evening, with views upon the Alhambra. There we can also find an open Mosque to pray at 'Mezquita Mayor de Granada', with gardens and the same view upon the Alhambra. Later you can enjoy a dinner nearby and a leisurely walk down into town.
Optional activities for the evening:
Maghrib, Qur’an, dinner nearby & Isha at Mezquita Mayor de Granada.
Night time walks & site viewing in the Albayzin. 15€/person, minimum 50€ (guided).
Night time visit to the Alhambra Palace & Gardens 10€/person (not guided)
Flamenco Show traditional Spanish guitar, singing & dancing performance, 22€.
After Breakfast, visit in Alhambra City, Palaces & Gardens where we will have recommended you to include a local official UNESCO tour guide to benefit most from the experience.
We have a lively Jummah available in Granada, it is always nice to feel the warmth of a healthy local Muslim community during and after the gathering at our mosques. We recommend to perform Jum'a at the Mezquita Mayor de Granada, in the Albaycin which we have already recommended to visit the night before; or at Taqua Mosque, down by 'Caledereía' souq street.
After Jum'a we recommend a free evening program to walk through the Old Medina of the Albayzin and Granada´s historical center, best viewing spots. It is advisable for this purpose to count with one of our local Muslim guides for a simple introduction to the town, or a specialist guide, both of which are optional extras to the package.
Workshops & traditional Islamic studies or activities are available with the local Muslim community & Islamic Center of Granada. Tajweed, Assira, fiqh, Islamic Art, Calligraphy, Islamic geometry and floral design (Islimi), Pottery & Ceramics, Nashrid leather art workshops are available on demand. Booking and planning is required in advance for all activities. While some activities are free of cost by nature, others require a minimum group cost to be covered in order to be carried out.
ISLAMIC TRADITION & FUSION IN ANALUSI ARTS & CRAFTS:
1. ARABIC CALLIGRAPHY; ALPHABET & STYLE
2. ISLAMIC GEOMETRY IN THEORY & IT’S APPLICATIONS
3. FREE HAND ‘ARABESQUE’ FLORAL ART TECHNIQUES
4. POTTERY, CERAMICS & ORNAMENTATION IN AL-ANDALUS
5. LEATHER CRAFT & ORNAMENTATION IN GRANADA, THE NASHRID TECHNIQUE
Free afternoon program for shopping and absorbing the local culture, walking in the modern and historical town of Granada.
Departure transfer options are provided from the initial booking stage, as well as further city connection options for you to combine with modules, such as to continue into Madrid & Toledo or Barcelona, with the chosen transportation options.
Our ‘City Escapes’ can be treated as flexible travel modules, to be extended and connected with each other. We invite you to travel leisurely through Barcelona, Madrid, Toledo, Cordoba, Seville, Granada and Malaga. We help you with planning your flight arrival and departure locations, high speed trains, road transport and private services with full support and advice at the booking stage, to form your own independent tour experience. You may prefer to stay at one main city and make daytime excursions from there, just ask our staff for advice and we can elaborate a comprehensive plan for you from arrival to departure.
Our ‘Private Tour’ offer is initially towards an independent travel experience, including: general planning & advice, accommodation at the selected standard, tickets to the main highlight monuments listed in the itinerary; we provide options towards: meals, city and monument tours, transport and travel assistant guides from our organization. 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 included at our favorite selection of Local Halal Restaurants, you will be able to choose your favorite establishment throughout your time in town. If you don’t 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, plus a series of museums or expositions of a particular interest to the historical narration and understanding of each town.
Our Guides are NOT included in our private tours unless chosen specifically within the booking confirmation process.
We have two distinct types of guide. You may like to hire a Local Travel Assisting Guide/Local Muslim Guide from our crew to assist you along with the tour. Official UNESCO World Heritage Guide for a detailed Monument Tour. Again these choices will be 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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