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15 August 2016

PROGRAM : ISLAMIC SPAIN HERITAGE



DAY 1 : ARRIVAL MADRID – HIGHLIGHTS TOUR
Meet and greet at Madrid – Barajas Airport by our local representative and transfer to Madrid. We arrange for prayers in Spanish Mosque Madrid M30.
Proceed to enjoy the panoramic of Bullring of Madrid Las Ventas and Real Madrid Stadium Santiago Bernabeu – one of the best clubs worldwide.
City tour enjoying the main highlights : Plaza Oriental, Royal Palace, Plaza Mayor, Puerta Del Sol Square, Arab Wall, Old Quarters, Cibeles Fountain, Puerta de Alcala, Plaza Espana, Gran Via Avenue.  At Preciados Fashion Street we could get delighted with Spanish world renamed fashion brands such as Massimo Duti, Mango, Zara, Bershka, as well as international branding.
Halal dinner. Transfer and check-in at hotel. Overnight in Madrid.

DAY 2 : MADRID – CORDOBA – GRANADA (B,L,D)
Breakfast. Check out and travel to the magnificent city of the Caliphate “Cordoba”. Start your Tour in Qurtuba with a stroll through the cobbled streets of this jewel city of the Middle Ages. Be spellbound by the Mezquita*, the exquisite mosque started by Abdul Rahman I and expanded by his successors.
The Great Mosque – Aljama – of Cordoba as it is also known, built during the period of Morrish occupation, is the most splendid Islamic monument in the western world. Its construction commenced in 785, when Abd Rahman established Cordoba as capital of Al-Andalus; it was extended during successive periods by Abd Rahman ll, Al Hakam ll and Almanzor. Halal lunch.
Prayer in Mosque of Avorroes and meeting with head of Muslim Community of Cordoba and Imam of Masjid Avorroes Ibn Rushd . Crossing the Roman Bridge till the Calaa Hurra, the Islamic fortified gate in the historic cente. Free time for Souvenirs and shopping. Proceed to Granada – the City of Faith and Justice-.
Halal dinner. Transfer and check-in at hotel. Overnight in Granada.

DAY 3 : GRANADA – ALHAMBRA (B,L,D)
Breakfast. Also known as Gharnada, this magnificent kingdom produces astounding architecture and a rich tradition that still influences the lives of the people of present-day Andalusia.
Embark on a walking tour to unravel the Islamic heritage of this enchanting kingdom, its Arab baths, its guest houses, its markets.
Finally, marvel at architecture, the Alhambra*, the red fortress built on top of a hill and the biggest attraction in spain.
*Alhambra Guided Tour tickets pending on available access to Nazari Palaces. (To be advise)
It is a fairy-tale fortress created by Muslim architects, engineers, artists and craftsmen who put their heart and soul, inspired by the Quran to build an exquisite abode, where the motto is “There is no Victorious but Allah”. Explore this incredible fortress with its Quranic scripts and Arabic poetry, crowning our visit by admiring the Jannat al-Arif, the garden of paradise, now called the Generalife. See how light, wind and water have been utilized to create a serene and relaxing bliss. Halal lunch.
After Maghreb prayers at the New Granada Mosque, explore the old city of Albaicin, where the medieval mystique atmosphere is still alive. Enjoying the Elvira Street Al-Qaisaria, founded by Yusuf I and called Yussufiya, as one of the famous Madrasa in Islamic Heritage of Al-Andalus. Free time for shopping at Serrallo Plaza. Halal dinner  and overnight in Granada.
  
DAY 4 : GRANADA – SIERRA NEVADA* - SEVILLA (B,L,D)
Breakfast. We will travel to fascinating Sierra Nevada*, the massive mountain range embracing Granada – contains the highest point of continental Spain (11.411ft), and one of the further snow ranges of south Europe. Sierra Nevada is the place to visit and enjoy possible activities and experience the most out of snow and winter. We will spend a special journey getting around in its astounding landscapes, full of snow mountain ranges, pure fresh air and bright sunshine. Halal lunch.
Proceed to Sevilla. As it is commonly known, Ishbiliya or sevilla is Spain’s most beautiful city. The Muslims left a rich legacy in this historical city that gave birth to a culture which was the epitome of the refinement of the Moorish-Andalusian Heritage. Visit what was once the main Mosque, which was demolished and replaced by a Gothic Cathedral. The marvelous minaret, the Giralda, is still standing and is one of the most awesome sights to behold. Visit Plaza de Espana or Spain Square, built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929; stop by the Golden Tower, built in the 13th century by the Almohad dynasty in order to control access to Sevile via the Guadalquivir river.
Halal dinner, transfer and check-in at hotel. Overnight in Sevilla.
*Sierra Nevada Snow Station is pending on weather conditions. Itinerary is subject to be changed (proceed to Sevilla).
  
DAY 5 : SEVILLA – TOLEDO – MADRID (B,L,D)
Breakfast at hotel. After check-out, we will leave Sevilla with destination to our charming Toledo*. Located at 70 Km south of Madrid, it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986 for its extensive cultural and monumental heritage and historical co-existence of Christian, Muslim and Jewish cultures (also known as the Imperial city and City of the Three Cultures). Visiting the Old city and its renamed places with their very Hispanic feelings. Halal lunch.
Proceed our trip to Madrid. We will spend one last evening in the wonderful ambience of this world-class European city, walking by its memorable streets and relaxed shopping. Halal dinner, transfer and check-in at hotel. Overnight in Madrid.

DAY 6 : MADRID – DEPARTURE
Breakfast. Transfer out to Madrid Barajas Airport for departure with warm memories.

PRICE INCLUDES
·         Meals : Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner  
·         Entrance fees according program
·         Air-conditioned transportation during all tours and transfers.
·         Official local guide in Al-Hambra and muslim English speaking escort guide. 
·         1 bottle of water 330 ml daily during the tour
·         Representative from Tdk Travel & Tours (for group min 15pax)

PRICE EXCLUDES
·         Other services not in program  
·         Beverages during meals Lunch or Dinner
·         Porters at the airport or hotels or any other personal expenses.


Note : Price subject to change depending on date of travel and number of pax. 
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