Andalucian Routes is a family run business that have been doing historical and educational tours of Islamic Spain for over 18 years. Our tours are designed to not only show you the sites of Andalucia but to teach the lost history of Islam in Europe in a way that is relevant and inspiring.
We offer tours to various groups of people and organisations including:
– Schools and Youth Organisations
– Travel Agencies
– Private Family Bookings
– Women only organisations
– Muslim Businesses
– Islamic Institutions such as community organisations, Madrassahs and Mosques
As well as our regular scheduled tours we can also tailor make tours to suit various budgets and needs. Although all of our tours have a historical and educational theme, we can also accommodate those who are looking for thrilling adventures, relaxing breaks, and just overall time out from the hustle and bustle of every day life.
We believe that it is vital for us Muslims as a global community to learn from our history especially in Spain, to understand what we did that allowed us to attain the Golden Age of Islam but also what happened for us to also lose it all. Afterall if we do not know our history then we can never learn from our mistakes.
Here at Andalucian Routes or goal is to revive the old Islamic tradition and culture of travelling for the sake of knowledge. We are proud to have over the years worked with and hosted many renowned scholars and teachers on our tours. Every year we aim to do at least two scholar tours to Spain where we give travellers the opportunities to sit at the feet of knowledge and learn the lessons of our beautiful history and not only teach the highs but also the downfalls.
Andalucian Routes tours are unique because we teach history in chronological order. All of our tours start with the rise of Islam and then its downfall. We also look at some of the current challenges Muslims are facing in the world such as Islamophobia, Identity Crisis, Negative Media Portrayal etc and look at what lessons we can learn from our Islamic history to help combat these issues and make a positive contribution to the societies that we live in. Our tours have been carefully designed and perfected over the years to ensure that when you visit Spain you don’t just visit the main sites such as the breath taking Alhambra and the Mezquita in Cordoba but you connect with these sites in a way that leaves you inspired and creates a sense of pride.
Andalucian Routes prides itself in showing you Islamic Spain that is completely off the beaten track and giving you experiences you wouldn’t normally find in tourist guides. Not only will you visit some of the best architectural sites in the world we will also take you to eat halal paella with local Spanish Muslims, go horse riding like the Muslims of the past used too, trek through the mountains and sit and have lunch in halal restaurants whilst taking in the beautiful natural creation of Allah (swt). We will ensure that every day is a unique experience. We aim to ensure that your journey is one that is filled with reflective moments, so we offer presentations and talks in addition to what your guides will give you on some of our bigger tours. We have tours to suit every type of traveller. We have our own private secluded villa Casa De Rihlaa which is perfect for those big family get togethers, as well as scheduled tours for those solo travellers or groups who want to meet new people and experience Spain with a guide who is an expert in the history. For more reasons for why you should book with us visit our testimonials page where you can hear first-hand the experiences and feedback of some of the thousands of people who chose Andalucian Routes as their Islamic Spain tour company.