Arrival at International Airport of Madrid. Meet and greet in the airport. Panoramic tour through the attractions of Madrid, the only western capital founded by Muslims and one of the liveliest and most charming cities in Europe. Visit The Royal Palace (from outside), Plaza de España, Gran Vía, Cibeles Fountain, Puerta de Alcalá, Paseo de la Castellana, and Real Madrid Stadium (photo stop). Overnight in Madrid.
After breakfast, transfer to Cordoba, peak splendor of Al Andalus. After lunch break, guided visit to the superb historic center of the Ummayad capital (the exquisite Great Aljama Mosque, one of the most splendid Islamic monument in the western world. Besides that, visit Torre de la Calahorra, the Roman Bridge, and the Arab quarter of the old medina with its lively shops. Free time for souvenir shopping until dinner. Overnight in Cordoba.
After breakfast, transfer to Granada, the last Muslim Kingdom of Al Andalus. Before lunch, visit the old Arab quarter known as Albaicín (World Heritage), the place where the first Ziri court was built in the XI century, over a hill, and the place where Muslims used to live (it housed more than 30 mosques).
At the top, you can see the famous Saint Nicholas Mirador, with impressive view of the Alhambra. Close by, you will be able to see the New Mosque of Granada, the first mosque built by Spanish new Muslims more than 500 years after Al Andalus times.
In the afternoon, guided visit to the wonderful Alhambra, the red fortress and palace built on top of a hill, the most visited attraction in Spain and one of the most famous in the world: Alcazaba (Citadel), the three Nasrid Palaces and the magnificent gardens of the Generalife. Shopping at Alcaicería (old silk market). Dinner and overnight in Granada.
After breakfast, departure towards Seville, the Islamic Isbiliya, current capital of Andalusia, filled with scent of azahar (orange blossom). Panoramic tour through the most iconic and beautiful sights of this wonderful city: the emblematic Giralda, former Almohad minaret, the Cathedral (from outside), Santa Cruz Quarter, the banks of the Guadalquivir River, the Torre del Oro. Overnight in Seville.
After brekfast, departure to Portugal, the land of Al Gharb Al Andalus. Before crossing the border, we will see the biggest Muslim Alcazaba (Fortress) in Europe, the Alcazaba of Badajoz. The city was founded by Abd-al Rahman Ibn Marwan, in 875BC. We will continue through Portuguese soil along the Alentejo plains via historic sites such as Elvas, Estremoz and Setubal. Drive across the impressive 25 de Abril Bridge to Lisbon, the capital city of Portugal. Check in selected hotel and free time until dinner. Overnight in Lisbon.
After breakfast, morning sightseeing tour of the ancient Arabic town of Al-Uxbuna, drive through its main squares and avenues, Belem Tower, Jeronimos Monastery (from outside), Monument to the Discoverers, Marquis of Pombal Square, Liberty Avenue.
In the afternoon, we will discover the nostalgic corners of the old Arab Alfama quarter, where the legacy and vestiges of the Islamic Lisbon are concentrated: the Arabic wall, the Gates of the old Medina, houses and the street layout. Free time until dinner and overnight in Lisbon.
After Breakfast, will enjoy a full day tour that will take trough the Moorish castle of Sintra, the romantic and stunning Pena Palace & Park (from outside), the narrow streets of the historic Sintra, head of the western point of Europe, at the Cape of Roca, take a scenic drive trough the Atlantic coast, and walk along the glamorous streets of Cascais. Dinner and overnight in Lisbon.
After breakfast, free time until check out and transfer to the airport for return flight. Arrival at Kuala Lumpur International Airport
|TURKISH AIRLINES TK61||KUALA LUMPUR – ISTANBUL||0205||0445|
|TURKISH AIRLINES TK1857||ISTANBUL – MADRID||0715||1200|
|TURKISH AIRLINES TK1760||LISBON – ISTANBUL||1325||1735|
|TURKISH AIRLINES TK60||ISTANBUL – KUALA LUMPUR||1935||0745+1|
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|NO OF PAX||DATE||ADULT TWIN||ADULT SINGLE||CHILD WITH BED||CHILD WITHOUT BED|
|16 – 20 ADULTS||19 MAR – 28 MAR 2018||RM8460||RM9950||RM6700||RM5790|
|16 – 20 ADULTS||09 MAY – 18 MAY 2018||RM8900||RM10,300||RM6990||RM6100|
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MADRID: Rafael Ventas, Madrid Foro 4* or similar
CORDOBA: Ciudad de Cordoba, Adelfas 4* or similar
GRANADA: Abades Nevada Palace, Granada Palace 4* or similar
SEVILLE: Exe Palmera, Exe Cartuja 4* or similar
LISBON: Altis Park, Real Park, Lutecia Smart 4* or similar