Explore Al-Andalus | April 17-28, 2019

12-Day Interfaith Cultural Heritage Tour in Southern Spain led by Prof. Munir Shaikh


Join Prof. Munir Shaikh of Bayan Claremont on the 6th tour led by him to southern Spain. You’ll see amazing destinations with expert guidance, make new friends, and have an exciting and educational experience.

This is a very comprehensive tour of the heritage and history of Islamic Spain, and this program offers an excellent balance of academic learning, on-site exploration, cultural programs, shopping, and family fun. Open to adult individuals and couples of all ages and backgrounds, and families with minors age 8-17.

Apr 17 (W) Depart from U.S. or other location to Madrid.
Apr 18 (Th) Transfer to Madrid hotel. Evening: orientation, dinner, and walking tour, including visit to Plaza Mayor.
Apr 19 (F) Madrid | Morning: Walking tour and museum visit. Afternoon: Jumah prayer at M30 mosque, or free time.
Apr 20 (Sa) Toledo | Full-day tour: Synagogue El Transito, Church of San Roman, Mezquita de Cristo de la Luz, and more. Evening: proceed to Cordoba for hotel check-in.
Apr 21 (Su) Cordoba | Visit Madinat al-Zahra, Great Mosque, Juderia, Interfaith Museum, and more. Evening: Tea and free time. Overnight in Cordoba.
Apr 22 (M) Sevilla | Visit Plaza del EspaƱa, Alcazar, Cathedral & Giralda. Evening: river walk, horse-carriage ride.
Apr 23 (Tu) Ronda | Depart Sevilla and visit Roman ruins at Italica. Arrive at mountain town. Evening: tapas and free time.
Apr 24 (W) Ronda / Granada | Morning: Light hiking. Lunch. Proceed to Granada. Evening: walk to Plaza San Nicholas for Alhambra night view.
Apr 25 (Th) Granada | Morning: Visit Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens. Afternoon/Evening: free time.
Apr 26 (F) Granada | Morning: Visit Cathedral. Afternoon: Jumah prayer at main mosque, or free time. Evening: flamenco show.
Apr 27 (Sa) Granada / Madrid | Mid-day depart for Madrid. Evening: Closing dinner, free time.
Apr 28 (Sun) Madrid | Morning: depart from Madrid on return flight, arriving same day.

Price with Deposit received by March 22:
Adult 18+ $2,600 (first person in group) / $2,500 (additional persons)
Minors 8-17 $2,200 (first minor in group) / $2,100 (additional minors)

(Airfare not included. Current fares are roughly $500-800 RT from US gateways).

Bayan President’s Club and other Donors: up to $500 off per group
Above rates are for double-occupancy.

Standard Rate (from March 23 onwards):
Adult 18+ $2,800 (first person in group) / $2,700 (additional persons)
Minors 8-17 $2,400 (first minor in group) / $2,300 (additional minors)
Above rates are for double-occupancy.

Single supplement:
Adult 18+ $500 extra


$500 refundable Deposit per person due upon registration.
Full payment of balance due by April 5, 2019.

  • 10 nights hotel (4* in most cases)
  • Private luxury coach transportation
  • Breakfast + lunch or dinner (2 meals/day)
  • Entrance fees to scheduled monuments, museums and activities
  • Local bus, taxi, metro fares during group excursions
  • Gratuities for group transport, meals, activities
  • Daily lectures/discussions with instructional materials

Airfare is not included.
Budget about $800 per RT ticket from US gateways.

Receive additional program details once you register. Please fill out the form below and pay $500 deposit per person. (you will receive an invoice via email for the balance, based on your group’s participants).