Within the Heart of Al-Andalus

4 night, 5 day Travel Route by Al-Andalus Experience.

Join our ‘Regular Tour Group’ starting most Tuesdays at Malaga International Airport, you may also find our ‘Service Choice’ listed below as ‘Hotel Package Offers’ and Hop-On City Guided Tours & Activities. Private Group Tours can also be required to any date choice and service standards. We can usually provide any custom tour package offer with our ‘All Inclusive’ terms & conditions through our ‘Custom Tour’ form in 24-48h.
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Within the Heart of Al-Andalus

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.

Day 1 – Group Meeting at Malaga International Airport. Transfer to Córdoba.

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12:00 – 12:30pm

Malaga airport

Arrival & Transfer to Cordoba

Welcome presentations, introduction to Andalusia and Spain on our way to Córdoba.
Pick up at Málaga International Airport and transfer to Córdoba (170 km). Welcome presentations, introduction to Andalusia and Spain on our way to Córdoba. After arrival, check-in to our hotel in Córdoba’s town centre, a leisurely walk through the Medina Al-Qadima of Córdoba, our first welcome dinner and finally an evening rest at your hotel in Córdoba,
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11:00am – 12:00pm

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Check-in to our hotel in Córdoba

Evening rest at your hotel in Córdoba.
Our hotel choice is based on a 3-4 star good hotel standard, while we also consider location within the city centre of each of the cities so that we are always a walk or short taxi ride away from the pedestrian city centre in the evenings. We include our hotel selection within the prices in our regular tours and indepedent hotel packages, whereas when you are given the choice to choose your own tour dates, within our private tour service packages, we will need to attach a custom hotel package once you provide us with your arrival and departure dates towards your tour.
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20:00PM – 22:30pm

CORDOBA

Welcome Dinner in Cordoba’s Historical Medina

Brief presentation of the city and dinner in Cordoba's most ancient town.
After a brief presentation of the city, we will take a night walk around Cordoba’s Mosque/Cathedral. You are free to spend your evening in Cordoba at a traditional, courtyard tea salon, where we will be serving a very special welcome dinner unless you have opted out!

Day 2 – Córdoba, Capital of the Umayyads.

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10:00am – 11:30am

Main Hall

Guided visit of the Umayyad Mosque of Córdoba

Welcome presentations, introduction to Andalusia and Spain on our way to Córdoba.
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12:00am – 4:30pm

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Visit to Medinat Al-Zahra & Spanish lunch nearby.

Guided visit of the Umayyad Mosque of Córdoba and Medinat Al-Zahra
In the morning we will have our guided visit of the Umayyad Mosque of Córdoba, one of the oldest structures still standing when Muslims ruled Al-Andalus in the late 8th century. After this, we will continue to Medinat Al-Zahra, the Caliph’s Court City Palace’s archaeological site, research & exhibition centre.
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4:30pm – 7:00pm

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Free time is for extra activities, rest, or shopping!

After lunch, free time is given for any extra activities, rest, or shopping!
Allotted free time is given for meals, prayer, rest and shopping in the afternoon. Besides a lively town centre and many shops, there are today’s three active mosques in Córdoba worth visiting. This could be an opportunity to meet some locals while walking your way around town.

Day 3 – Excursion to Sevilla and continue to Granada.

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9:00am – 11:30am

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Morning Excursion from Cordoba to Seville

It is time to continue to know the capital of Andalusia today, Seville.
On our way from Cordoba to Seville, appart from rest, we will be cruising through the most valuable Andalusian lands, surrounding the River Guadalquivir, rich in crops. While we will also be driving past some of the capitals known for the specialisation and develoment around Islamic Sciences in the past. Most importantly we will view Écija, and Carmona, as we drive past.
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11:30am – 2:30pm

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Arrival & visits in Seville’s historical center including the Alkasr Royal Palaces & Gardens

By our local UNESCO Heritage Guides.

Guided visits in Sevilles historical centre including the Alkasr Royal Palaces & Cathedral of Seville, modern Giralda, minaret of the former mosque.
Guided visits in Seville’s historical center including the Alkasr Royal Palaces & Gardens, Cathedral of Seville, modern Giralda and also have a bright opportunity to check out the ruins of the Almohad courtyard and minaret. We will also walk through the old medina & Jewish quarters and study the city wall remains.
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2:30pm – 5:00pm

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Lunch & ‘free time’ in Seville, before continuing to Granada.

Break for snacks, lunch and shopping or extra activities.
16:30 Visit Parque de Maria Luisa, Plaza de España and, finally depart to Granada.
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5:00pm – 8:00pm

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From Seville to Granada, the Last Muslim Kingdom of Al-Andalus.

Fast route from Seville to Granada, the Last Muslim Kingdom of Al-Andalus.
20:30: Welcome dinner in Granada.

21:30: Check-in at hotel in Granada.

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6:30pm – 8:30pm

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Time for optional activities, tea salons or leisurely walks in one of the most beautiful Spanish towns.

Break for snacks, lunch and shopping or extra activities.
20:30 Dinner at Granada’s town centre
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5:30pm – 6:30pm

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Walk down thorugh Albaycin to the town center

Walk down thorugh Albaycin to the town center
Walk down to the town center, visit the “souq” streets, and the area’s most historical points. On your last afternoon in Spain, you’ll have free time for shopping, leisurely walks and activities in town.

Day 4 – Granada, the Last Muslim Kingdom of Al-Andalus.

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*TIME PENDING CONFIRMATION

GRANADA

Guided Visit to the Alhambra Palatial Town

Guided visit to the Alhambra palatial town, including the Nashrid Palaces, Alkasaba fortress, Generalife summer palace & gardens, and the old medina of the Alhambra.
Guided visit to the Alhambra palatial town, including the Nashrid Palaces, Alkasaba fortress, Generalife summer palace & gardens, and the old medina of the Alhambra. After our tour in the Alhambra palatial town we will visit the modern capital of Granada.
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13:30am – 5:30pm

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Continue to the historical medina of Granada, lunch at Albaycin.

Introduction to Granada as a city, the Albaycin as it's historical origin, and lunch at Albaycin.
Continue to the historical medina of Granada, where we will visit the Albayzin Mosque at the Mirador de San Nicolas, most famous viewing point of Granada and the Alhambra.
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8:30pm – 10:00pm

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Dinner at the best local Moroccan restaurant in Granada.

Dinner at our favorite Moroccan restaurant in Granada.
We have many options for dinner in Granada, however in order to highlight the historical aspects of cultural fusion of Al-Andalus, we take our favourite Moroccan restaurant and make a welcome dinner here at our base home town.

Day 5 – Granada, leisurely departure and travel extension plans.

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*TIME PENDING CONFIRMATION

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Granada departure plans or optional tour extensions.

The program for departure depends on your departure arrangements as well as any optional tour extensions chosen at the time of your booking, you will find all of these details duly listed in your final travel itinerary which we will send you ahead of the tour, modifying until it is set perfectly to your choice!Bear in mind while planning that Jummah in Granada is a lovely experience, the Albayzín Mosque at Mirador de San Nicolás has a superb view of Granada city, the Alhambra and the snowy topped Sierra Nevada Mountain Ranges.
Bear in mind while planning that Jummah in Granada is a lovely experience, the Albayzín Mosque at Mirador de San Nicolás has a superb view of Granada city, the Alhambra and the snowy topped Sierra Nevada Mountain Ranges.

If you are leaving on a Friday, we would like to recommend you to book a late evening flight home from Málaga International Airport.

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Standard Service Choices within Travel Plans by Al-Andalus Experience

Having chosen your Travel Plan is only the start, we offer you a number of ways to carry this plan out, varying from fixed date options to free date selection as well as fully serviced and guided tours, to more independent, or hop-on as you go tour options. Over the past years of great experiences, we have learned to cater to all travel styles and also budgets.

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private tour service options:

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Full Standard Group Tour

vs Small Group Courtesy Tour

Our private tours are service focused. Accommodation being a compliment which we must add to the listed cost for these type of variable date selection tours. We offer an economical range of tours for smaller group tours of under 7 participants for which we implement a ‘Courtesy Driver’ policy through our own local tour managers. Whether on your own or as a group, the most cost effective, best value tours are those where we also include the hotel package to a set date and you may join on a per person basis or as a group, into a larger set group tour.

We provide solid standards for any group type, we will know which standard to adopt according to your hotel selection, which we take at a minimum 3-4 stars throughout, as you will find a sample of listed in our specific indepenedent Hotel Tour Package offers, for every Travel Plan by Al-Andalus Experience.

Groups

7 participants and over

Coach Group Tours

A choice for large coach groups, or smaller groups with the highest service standrads, including private modern bus and dedicated driver as well as our main local Travel Assisting Guide and City Highlight UNESCO Guided Tours, so fully equipped, from arrival to departure. Meals are optional but are also a highlight of this service. Our tours are very complete, though by allowing more time you can also browse our dedicated section for each city to book extra activities or tours at each location.
*Please check the final ‘Price Includes’ and extra optional services in the booking process for each offer inside our categories, since we offer hotel packages separately in tours with no fixed dates.

Families

6 participants and under

Courtesy or VIP Driver choice for Smaller Groups

For smaller more familiar groups, we take in mind more strategic cost saving standards. A private vehicle will be driven by courtesy of our main local Travel Assisting Guide and City Highlight UNESCO Guided Tours are still  included from arrival to departure. Meals are optional and can also be achieved ‘on the go’. Our tours are very complete, though by allowing more time you can also browse our dedicated section for each city, to book extra activities or tours at each location.

Just You

Hop-on and off our tours as you go!

Totally Independent Tour Option

Our third option is to take our Travel Plan at your own pace and style. For this we have separated our Travel Plan Hotel Packages and also scheduled our main City Guided Tours & Activities into a weekly agenda offering them as a package offer independently from our main group tour, or the hotels. Our tours are very complete, though by allowing more time you can also browse our dedicated section for each city, to book extra activities or tours at each location, allowing you to hop on and off any of our Guided City Tours as you go!

– Need your own specific Travel Plan?

Just tell us about it, by using the form below.
With your choice in mind, we deliver a number of multi-day tour travel routes for you to join as part of a larger group, privately driven & guided, or entirely at your own pace & style yet without missing anything out at each of the main cities on your tour. You can extend our main travel routes or plan entirely by hooking up our city experiences while hopping on and off your booked city guided tours and activities at each location. You can also tune optional extra services like meals, local guides, and drivers, to enhance comfort throughout your trip.

You will find our most popular tours with the possibility to book online at several different service standards through our booking engine which is integrated into our website. Finally, if you click below, we will get our full scope of options or any custom tour plan sent to you directly by email from our Admin Dept. in Granada, Spain.