Amazing tour of the Alhambra. What a spectacular sight to see. The grounds are absolutely beautiful. Our TourGuide was so knowledgeable and friendly. I would highly recommend this tour
i had not planned on taking a tour at the Alhambra but the tickets to get into the Alhambra were already sold out over a week in advance. There was no way that my husband and I were going to Granada and NOT going to the Alhambra so we booked the tour. I know that the guide assigned to your group is the just the luck of the draw and I can only speak to the guide that we got but he was FANTASTIC. His name was Gustav (Gustavo?) but he goes by Goose. He was informative and interesting and made the whole experience completely enjoyable. I can't speak to the other guides but we had a great time. The fact that it was sold out definitely benefitted us. I highly recommend this tour.
La Alhambra is such a busy place you have to have a tour. The lines are long for tickets. Our tour guide, Luis, spoke decent English, although every once in a while he would pronounce a word funny and we would have to figure out what he was saying. I didn't realize we would be wearing headphones just to hear our guide, but there are so many people, with guides in so many languages, you have to have them. That was a problem for one man in our group with hearing aides, so he got nothing out of the tour. There is a lot of walking on uneven ground and stair-climbing, so keep that in mind too. Our family was fine, but others struggled to keep up on the long tour. Our guide would answer his personal cell phone from time to time - not very professional. He was very knowledgeable about La Alhambra and we did enjoy the attraction very much. The people that picked us up and dropped us off at our hotel were nice and offered suggestions of other things to do in Granada.
The Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens tour was excellent was value for money. We were picked from our hotel on time. The bus was very comfortable. Our guide Fernando was very knowledgeable and also very enthusiastic which enhanced the trip.
It was a huge pity that the weather turned bad and it rained and was cold during the tour. However, Antonio, our guide made up for this with good humour and his care that we enjoyed ourselves. The Alhambra was the high spot of our three weeks in Andalucia and it was important to us that we had a good tour experience. He fulfilled this and for that we are very grateful. He was well informed and so kind and courteous. At the beginning of the tour we had our doubts because of the large number in the group (30 English speakers) but there was no problem because we had earphones so that we could hear Antonio very clearly all the time. Rather than struggle with a guide book or an audioguide, book a tour with Viator. Will be using them again
Our tour of the Alhambra Palace was first class. The group size worked really well, the guide was considerate and very knowledgeable and the headphone system was excellent - not only gave excellent sound but kept me with our group as the sound broke up if I strayed too far away from the guide. The bonus of pick up and delivery back to our hotel was really appreciated. I highly recommend this tour.
The tour was very informative and our guide, Antonio was excellent, passionate and very knowledgeable. There is a lot to see so be prepared for an onslaught of information. There was time afterwards to walk around in the garden or walk across to the other hill for a view of Alhambra.
The tour was well organized! Speakers of various languages were provided a guide who spoke their language -- we were provided and fluent English speaking guide which made our tour excellent. Our guide was very knowledgeable and shared historical facts throughout our tour. The 'pace' of the tour was perfect - not fast and not slow. We thoroughly enjoyed our adventure to the Alhambra. We were picked up at our hotel and because we were with a group -- the long lines at the Alhambra were avoided. Fantastic tour and well worth it!!
The tour guide was excellent, he had a lot of initiative and a beatiful bubbly personality. I enjoyed the ALHAMBRA TOUR VERY MUCH.
I think this was well worth the money. We were picked up by taxi from hotel and returned after the tour by minibus. The organisation at the Alhambra car park was hectic but we soon were in a small group of 15 with an excellent guide Enrique. His enthusiasm for the site and knowledge of his subject was first rate. He was considerate and provided loo and drinks breaks. He also suggested other sites in the city to visit and gave bus information for convenience. All in all an unforgettable morning.
Slightly disorganised checking-in but excellent tour guide and interest maintained for the whole visit. Sometimes it is preferable to view places of interest at one's own pace but realise this is not possible at busy venues such as Alhambra. Viator extremely efficient with communications. Thanks.
The office were closed when we arrived Granada for the night tour but the emergency hotline told us where to collect the tickets from, which was a huge relief. However we did not get the GPS audio guide, just the tickets and the time to enter the palace.
The night tour provides a different insights to the Palace compared to the day because it was built at night. If you have to do it once, I would recommend seeing it at night. It is harder to photo shoot at night but the palace illumination is breathtaking. In the day, you can photo easily but it is crowded with people. Overall, the Alhambra is one ancient megastructure to see if you come to Spain.
Our guide in this tour was genial, very smart, had perfect English and was an expert on the many facets of the alhambra and generalife gardens. His tour made the place come to life in a way that I doubt many others could. He was endlessly patient with some really dopey questions he was asked. He more than compensated for the hour we had to wait after arriving on time, and after real problems getting to the place due to the poor instructions we were given by the Viator agent.
We appreciated the punctuality, being picked up at the hotel and taken up to the beginning of the tour at the Alhambra. The guide was excellent and the audio system really effective. We could definitely recommend Viator. Two small improvements possible - if you offer a "glass" of wine, do make it a glass, not a mouthfull, otherwise do not offer anything. It would have been appreciated if we had been given a small map of the Realejo district and given some help in walking down on our own back to Plaza Nueva.
We had a fabulous tour of the Alhambra and Generalife Gardens on May 1 with Enrique! He was knowledgeable, funny and entertaining. The site is stunning and a must-see in Spain. The tour is lengthy with not a lot of down time, so bring comfortable shoes and wear layers if you go on the morning tour as it started out cool and got progressively warmer. The tours are well organized and easy to locate if you are arriving at the site on your own as we did. Loved it. Have lunching one of the on site restaurants. Food is good and the location enchanting.
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