Spain: 8 Centuries of Islamic Heritage

Over a thousand years ago Europe experienced one of its greatest periods of cultural enlightenment. During 800 years of Islamic presence in Spain, Muslims, Jews and Christians lived together and prospered in a thriving multicultural civilisation. Here, remarkable individuals of different faiths made lasting contributions across a wide range of areas including art, architecture, agriculture, poetry, religion, music, philosophy, science, medicine, technology, navigation, textiles, and even dining etiquette!

This tour takes visitors through an engaging and insightful journey into a critical period in world history. Enjoy and explore the forgotten Islamic civilisation of Spain guided by local Spanish Muslims. With over 30 years of experience and recognised by the Andalusian Tourist Board, our guides will provide unique insights into Spain’s deep connections with Islam both past and present.

Package:

This package includes airport transfers and all local transportation (air conditioned vehicle), accommodation with breakfast, entrance fees to sites of interest, and local registered tour guides. Itineraries may be subject to small modifications depending on the size and composition of the group as well as local circumstances at the time of the trip. International flights are not included.

Highlights:

  • Great Mosque of Cordoba, Old Arab and Jewish Quarters, Roman Bridge, Tower of Calahorra Museum, and Ruins of Madinat al Zahra.
  • Seville Cathedral (Almohad Mosque), Giralda Tower and Alcázar Palace (Al Qasr).
  • Alhambra (Fortress, Palaces and Generalife Gardens), Albayzín (Old Arab Quarter) and New Mosque of Granada.
  • Muslim forts in Ronda and villages in the Alpujarra Mountains.

Main Locations:

  • Cordoba
  • Seville
  • Granada
  • Ronda

Additional Options:

  • Madrid and Barcelona
  • Extension to Morocco

Airport:

Since flights to and from Spain are not included in the package, you are advised to book these according to the dates advertised.

Destination: Malaga Airport (AGP)
Arrival Date: Monday 17 October 2022
Arrival Time: Any time before 1.00 pm
Departure Location: Malaga Airport (AGP)
Departure Date: Saturday 22 October 2022
Departure Time: Any time after 7.00 pm

Upon arrival in Andalusia our local representatives will look after all transportation arrangements.

If you arrive at a different airport, e.g. Madrid or Barcelona, and would like us to arrange a transfer, this can be arranged subject to availability and additional costs.

Hotel:

High quality mid range hotels in convenient locations will provide easy access to the main attractions. Participants will typically spend 2-3 nights in Cordoba and Granada, and an extra night in Ronda if desired. Standard accommodation will be twin rooms with separate beds but a single supplement is also available.

“Excellent tour, very good value for money. Very professional, learnt a lot about Islamic History. Great food and really enjoyed my holiday.” (Rommana, UK – Autumn 2010)

“I used to think Canada was the most beautiful place on Earth. That is until I visited Islamic Spain. An I truly do no think it would have been so profound had I not gone with a Muslim tour group. The commentary was relevant to our Muslims roots. Commentary I would not have gotten with a non-Muslim group. The restaurants we were treated to were all halal. And the evening activities were priceless, like visiting the local Muslim community on their farm. Truly inspiring and unforgettable! Ma Sha Allah.” (Muhammad Al-Shareef, AlMaghrib Institute, USA – July 2010)

“I liked the way the tour was organized in terms of places to visit, and it seems to me that we spent the adequate amount of time in each place. Also, the guide was always friendly and willing to accommodate any requests, and the fact that he could speak fluently both the native language and English made our life much easier. Because I wanted to know the Islamic legacy in Spain, and thought that the best way to do it would be with an Islamic oriented tour with other Muslims.” (Rita Teresa, UK – Spring 2011)

“The guide was very knowledgeable and it was organised well.” (Siddiq Fazaluddin, UK – Spring 2011)

“The experience was inspirational, enlightening and amazing.” (Mohamed Taalat, Canada – April 2013)

“Thank you for organising such a great and interest holiday. This was my best holiday ever, thanks to you.” (Aisha Qureishi, UK – July 2013)

“Thank you so much for making this trip one of the best I’ve had. Your knowledge of Islamic Spain is astonishing and your passion, energy, enthusiasm.” (Hauwa, UK – July 2013)

“Nice and enjoyable break and learnt so much about the history of Muslims in Europe that I didn’t know. Now I will tell my teachers about Andalus!”. (Jameelah, UK – April 2014)

“Thank you for a wonderful tour. We really enjoyed it and have come home full of beautiful images and interesting information. We would very much like to thank Yaseen personally. Thank you again and look forward to maybe going on another tour with you”. (Brandino Machiavelli, UK – October 2014)

“I liked the diversity of activities, the number of cities visited and the theme that ran across the tour. I also found our guide to be fantastic and extremely cooperative. He went beyond the call of duty to help us all. As was our driver Antonio. We wanted a short but interesting holiday with the children that was convenient yet informative / educational. We were very interested in discovering the Islamic heritage of Spain and sharing that with our young children.” (Nizar & Huda, UK – October 2014)

“Once again it was our pleasure to be part of such a wonderful tour and mainly because our group members made it so enjoyable, and to our wonderful tour guide who went out of his way to help us, understand our needs and made the whole experience comfortable. We were fortunate to have a fantastic driver who made our journey smooth and with ease. My husband and I enjoyed the attractions and the knowledge the guides provided. So thank you. We had a good time and looking forward to next tour!” (Aqida, UK – October 2014)

Next tour dates

17-22 Oct 2022

Price from

£599

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