Spain with an Islamic touch -Saudi Arabia  

  • Visiting the major Islamic areas and attractions in Spain
  • Accommodation in 4*   hotels or apartotel in the city centre of the places visited.
  • Bed and breakfast accommodation
  • On some days you will have English speaking tour guide who has knowledge of the important places and aspects of the Islamic period in Spain

 

27-Jul

O850

arrival Madrid and connect on flight to Barcelona

 

 

27-Jul

 

Overnight Barcelona

 

 

 28-Jul

 

Barcelona sightseeing

 

 

29-Jul

 

Barcelona sightseeing

 

 

30-Jul

 

Barcelona to Granada

 

 

31-Jul

 

Sightseeing in Granada visiting Alhambra

 

 

1-Aug

 

Granada to Cordoba

 

 

2-Aug

 

Cordoba to Sevilla

 

 

3-Aug

 

Seville to Madrid by AVE express train

 

 

4-Aug

 

Madrid sightseeing

 

 

5-Aug

O730

transfer to airport

 

 

5-Aug

1050

flight Madrid to Jeddah

 

 

Flightcode

FROM

TO

DEPART

ARRIVE

outward

SV 227

JEDDAH

MADRID

0320

0850

 

IB

MADRID

BARCELONA

1245

1400

return

SV 226

MADRID

JEDDAH

1050

 

 

July 27 meet and greet at Barcelona Airport

Transfer to Citadines Apartment - Las Ramblas

overnight Barcelona

 July 28

24 hour ticket for HOP ON HOP OFF BUS or PRIVATE TOUR

  Montserrat and Artistic City Sightseeing

 

Sightseeing tour of the city will include Via Layetana, Cathedral, Gothic Quarter, Plaza Sant Jaume. 

the Port and Olympic Village  Visit to Montjuich; panorama of the city and port. We shall tour the Olympic Stadium and Sant Jordi Palace. Visit to the Spanish Village of Barcelona, 117 typical buildings from all over Spain on show with restaurants, shops and handcraft workshops..

We have contact with restaurants which offer muslim food in Barcelona. One halal meal will be arranged
July 28 Citadines Apartment - Las Ramblas
July 29  PRIVATE TOUR of Barcelona with driver - seeing places not covered by the Hop of Hop off tour.. or where you wish to spend more time at those places.

Afternoon visit to Barcelona Foorball Club

July 29

Overnight Citadines Apartment - Las Ramblas

morning  free for last minute sightseeing and shopping

 July 30

Afternoon transfer to Barcelona Airport for flight
from to depart arrive service
Barcelona Granada 1700 1830 Vueling Airlines

July 30 1830 transfer from Granada Airport to hotel
July 30 overnight Vincci Albayzin Hotel

 July 31

sightseeing in Granada

 

 

A visit to Granada will help your appreciate the art and architecture of the Islamic people who ruled Spain for hundreds of years. Sightseeing tour visiting the Alhambra with its beautiful Nazarí Palaces and the Generalife. The mighty yet graceful citadel was planned by the 13th-century Moorish ruler Al Ahamar. A fantasy of "lace in stone" surrounded by arabesque gardens and fountains, it affords superb views of the Old Quarter and Sacromonte, a mountain occupied by gypsy cave dwellers. Also amble through the magnificent WATER GARDENS OF THE GENERALIFE, the royal summer residence

 

We will give information on halal restaurants in Granada

 overnight Vincci Albayzin Hotel

August 1 transfer from Granada to Cordoba  by luxury minibus
Cordoba is a real gem of multicultural heritage. Throughout the Arab domination of the Middle Ages, the city has been for three centuries the artistic and cultural center of the "Al-Andalus" empire, and was the capital of the western Caliphate. Islamic, Jewish and Catholic Civilizations have therefore left their marks in this astonishing Andalusian City. See the Alcazar, the Roman Bridge, and the medieval Old Jewish Quarter. There will be time to visit the magnificent 8th-century MOSQUE OF THE CALIPHS, famous for its 850 pillars of porphyry, marble, and jasper. Cordoba Day Tour
overnight Cordoba Exe Conquistador Hotel
August 2 1000       Transfer from Cordoba to Sevilla by luxury minibus
  Seville Historical

 

Afternon visit to places in Seville

 From the Roman times to its conquest by the Moors in 712, and its contribution to the discovery of the New World. Admire MARIA LUISA PARK. Visit to the Plaza de España, the Gold Tower on the Guadalquivir River, and the fine Baroque building which is now the university but used to be the tobacco factory of Carmen fame. Visit the CATHEDRAL with Columbus’ tomb, the world’s largest Gothic edifice. Finally stroll through the narrow lanes of the charming Santa Cruz Quarter.

This will be combined walking and minibus tour

Overnight in Sevilla Vincci La Rabida Hotel

August 3 1030  transfer from hotel to Seville Station
from to depart arrive service
Seville Madrid 1145 1415 AVE High Speed train

Transfer on arrival at Atocha Station to Madrid Hotel

1530     4 hour private tour of Madrid. A visit was made to Islamic Cultural Centre in Madrid. The family also saw the Royal Palace and Prado Museum.

overnight Vincci Capitol Hotel

Evening sightseeing drive

August 4 Sightseeing in Madrid
August 4 There is so much to see in Madrid….The Prado Museum, Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum,  Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, the elegant Serrano shopping street, the Royal Palace of Madrid & banking and business district. Puerta del Sol, Plaza de España with its monument to Cervantes, the Parliament, Cibeles Fountain, elegant Calle Alcala, and Paseo de Castellana. We can also include the Barrio de la Moreria (Moorish- Quarter) with typical atmosphere the " Mesones" and the architecture of the old Madrid.  On the tour you will also see Alcala's Gate and the memorial Retiro Park and the Bullring. Panoramic Tour of Madrid and the Royal Palace
August 5 0700  Transfer from Madrid Hotel to Madrid airport

1050  depart on Saudi Airlines SV226 to Jeddah


 

 

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