I couldn't have been more pleased with the tour. The bus showed up on time and our tour guide was very knowledgable and had a passion explaining the history of Alhambra and the gardens. I would recommend victor tours and plan on using them in the future.
Our guide was great, very knowledgable and a nice guy. The tour would be more engaging if a colour map and some historical notes (a booklet) was included with the tour. It also would have been a nicer experience we could have stopped in the gardens, after the tour was finished for a glass of wine and cheese and had a chance to chat to our guide.
In general there were too many people in the alhambra for the tour to be an enjoyable experience, like everyone, we were rushed through each area with only a couple of seconds at each location.
Well worth while. A must for all to see. The gardens were wonderful. Guide very knowledgeable.
We booked this tour because we couldn't find tickets for the self guided tour. Alhambra Palaces are a great place to visit. We were coming from Seville and after visiting the Real Alcazar in Seville we were used to the architecture, however we found the Nasrid Palace to have the most beautiful Moorish architecture. Unfortunately we got soaked by rain during the Generalife Gardens tour, something we didn't expect in Granada, but only the tour guide with his good sense of humor and knowledgeable information saved it for us! The tour company still needs to work a bit on the organization of the pick up part. Overall it was a good tour, I would recommend it to those who don't have time or interest to visit on their own.
The guided tour of the Alhambra and Generalife gardens was well organised. We were given very clear instructions about where to collect our tickets and to join up with the tour guide. The English speaking guide was knowledgeable and the audio equipment to hear her commentary worked well. Calling the tour a 'half day tour' is a little misleading - our tour started at 4.15pm and ended at 6.50pm - hardly a half day!!
First of all, when I booked the tour, it gave me options of morning and afternoon. The afternoon time said 2:00 - 4:00, so I figured that meant that we would be touring during that time period. When we got to Granada, I was told that we would be picked up at 3:45 at the hotel and that our tickets to tour the palace were for 5:00. Not a huge problem, but we had a flight out that night, so I was concerned about getting enough time to tour. I called the local operator and had a hard time trying to explain my situation and their reply was "the Alhambra closes at 8:00 anyway." Very misleading in terms of when the tour would be. We made sure to be at our hotel at 3:45 to get picked up and the bus did not arrive to get us until 4:10. When we arrived at the Alhambra, we were hurried to the tour guide, who was fussing about our late start and how we might not be able to accomplish everything. The group was way too big - 28, I believe, and only two of the people spoke Spanish, but the tour guide had to repeat everything twice because of those two people. Why don't they have the groups separated by language? We were RUSHED through and given very little time to really absorb and take in the beautiful place. I had tried to ask the local company if we could just go up and walk around the grounds on our own before the tour started and was told no. Turns out that we could have gone up there because there are parts of the grounds where you can walk around. You do have to have a ticket for the Palaces and the Generalife Gardens and they are very strict with how many people are allowed to enter. If I went back, I would research it better and possibly try to book something through the hotel I was staying at. Or possibly, bite the bullet and do a private tour. Our tour guide was good in terms of keeping us on schedule and we did get to see most of it, but it felt very rushed and if you stopped to take a picture, you would get left behind.
Our tour of the Alhambra and Generalife Gardens with Viator was great. Very well organised and our tour guide was excellent. The only thing I would say was that it was a large group and we were moved through very quickly, so it felt a bit rushed. However, it was great that we were able to stay longer after the tour and go back to anywhere we wanted to spend more time at on our own. Viator saved us time with the prepaid ticket and were value for money.
Our tour guide was very nice. Granted, the carvings and mosaics and gardens are lovely, but the place is soul less. If I were the tour guide I would struggle to inject any joyful interesting commentaries to the tourists. Talk about the lifestyle and customs as opposed to a long winded very forgetful list of names and dates. The amount of guards on the doors and the ridiculous amount of times we had to have our tickets scanned makes you think there must be the crown jewels in there rather than endless empty rooms. I have visited places all over the world and there is NOTHING special about the Alhambra and it's ridiculously expensive to see it! I will tell anyone who asks me to avoid it as it's a complete waste of time and money. Sorry.
The guide had great knowledge of the local history and an obvious love of his country and what had transpired. Good descriptions of the buildings, grounds, use. We happened to be touring on a cold, wet day, but if the weather had been better (and later in season), I would have wanted more time to go through the gardens, etc.
Excellent would highly recommend this trip. Very informative, fantastic views and gardens.
The tour of Alhambra was wonderful. Our guide was organized and provided us with the history of this wonderful area. It was paced very well so that we got to see both the Gardens and the Palace leisurely.
My only complaint was the listening system. It was very staticky and at times was difficult to hear the guide.
We really enjoyed this tour of the Alhambra and Generalife Gardens. Our guide Antonio was excellent. The only hiccup was the pick up - we were told to be at the pick up location at a particular time and we waited 40 mins for our pick up which was a bit off putting.
I had a great time with a great guide for this tour. He was informative and easy to understand. I led all the history he included in his narrative. the pickup at the hotel was great as well. I stayed later and had lunch in the village and took photos i the gardens so I returned to my hotel with a nice walk.
The tour was great. We were picked up and taken directly to the Alhambra. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and able to answer our questions. Everything was very accessable. The gardens were beautiful.
This is a very overcrowded sight and skipping the line was a bonus!!! Our guide was knowledgeable and her commentary was easy to follow. Don't judge the quality of the tapas and Spanish red wine by the complimentary sample given on the tour. Tres ordinaire, however the gardens were well worth the experience as was the Moorish architecture. Both moorish to the point were we want more.
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