Iberian Highlights – Lisbon, Andalucia and Madrid

8 Days / 7 Nights

Portugal, Spain

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Lisbon Sintra Cascais Andalucia Seville Ronda Malaga Granada Alhambra Cordoba Mezquita Toledo Madrid Halal Friendly

Portugal’s capital city Lisbon, Andalucia – Spain’s southernmost province with its great Moorish cities of Seville, Cordoba and Granada, and the modern Spanish capital, Madrid.  Experience the essence of Iberia’s colourful history and enjoy its most historic places and excellent Halal restaurants.

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Itinerary

DAILY ITINERARY INCLUDES:  MID-DAY PRAYER STOP  & HALAL, SEAFOOD OR VEGETARIAN DINNER

DAY 1

After arrival, take a tour of Lisbon, Portugal’s capital city.  With so many splendid attractions such as Jerónimos Monastery and Torre de Belem, which are both classified by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites, you will never get bored in this city!  Overnight Lisbon, Portugal.

DAY 2

Just a short trip away from Lisbon are the beautiful towns of Sintra and Cascais, with lunch and time for prayers during the day. Start your tour with the journey to Sintra. Follow your guide to the historical centre where you’ll have free time to explore the town and visit Sintra National Palace. Next, admire the landscapes of Sintra Natural Park, passing Quinta da Regaleira. Enjoy a photo opportunity at the cliffs of  Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of mainland Europe. Afterwards wander around the centre of Cascais, a former fishing village and today a popular holiday spot.  Overnight Lisbon.

DAY 3

Start your journey eastwards, crossing the border into Andalucia, the southernmost province of Spain to arrive in the beautiful city of Seville.  Following prayers and lunch enjoy your guided city tour of the many impressive monuments dating back over the centuries. The Moors ruled Andalucia for many centuries and their legacy of marvellous architecture includes the stunning Alcazar. Equally impressive is the Gothic cathedral with its Giralda, a minaret transformed into a Christian bell tower. You will also see the Torre del Oro (Golden Tower) by the Guadalquivir River, and the majestic tiles of the Plaza de España.  Overnight Seville, Spain.

DAY 4

Head into the picturesque coastal hills, passing through Ronda with its historic viaduct en route to Malaga.  Prayers and lunch are followed by a sightseeing tour of this lovely city bordering the Mediterranean Sea featuring the Alcazaba built by the Hammudid dynasty, the Cathedral and the exterior of the Picasso Museum, which houses more than 150 pieces donated by Picasso’s family. Later in the afternoon climb back away from the sea into the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains.  Overnight Granada.

DAY 5

Today you will visit the Alhambra,  a UNESCO-listed palace complex and Granada’s most famous monument. Learn all the Alhambra’s intriguing history from your guide while exploring its delights, hearing tales of the Moorish Sultans who once called the palace their home. Visit Alcazaba Fortress and see Torre de la Vela, walk through the Alhambra’s most important halls and courtyards including the Nasrid Palaces, Patio de los Arrayanes, and the Salon de Embajadores. Afterwards, stroll through the beautiful Generalife Gardens and their beautiful courtyards. Enjoy some time at leisure during the afternoon – and maybe do a spot of shopping!  Overnight Granada.

DAY 6

This morning admire the superb mountain scenery before descending through the olive groves to Cordoba. Walk across the Roman Bridge to reach the historic city centre and visit the Mezquita of Cordoba, a truly remarkable complex merging Arabic and Christian architecture regarded by many as one of  the finest religious buildings in Europe. Walk around the town with its cobblestone streets and pass by the Jewish District and the Calahorra Tower before heading to the railway station where you will take the AVE high speed train to Madrid.  Overnight Madrid.

DAY 7

Travel a short distance south from Madrid this morning for a walking tour of the  UNESCO World Heritage city of Toledo.  Highlights of your visit include Zocodover Square, the Mosque of Cristo de la Luz,  and Bab al Mardum gate, as well as the Alcazar.  After time for prayers and lunch return to Madrid for a panoramic sightseeing tour of Spain’s capital city, visiting the Palacio Real (Royal Palace) and passing the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium home of world famous football club Real Madrid and the former Bull Ring. Option to visit the Islamic Cultural Center. Overnight Madrid.

DAY 8

Free time this morning before starting your homeward  journey.

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