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Malaga, Spain

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4 star rating: Recommended

My Review

It’s a bit of mixed feeling with this tour. It is a convenience tour if you have a little time but want to explore more.
The bus takes you to the Alhambra and a knowledgeable local guide takes you around the palace for two hours, the palace was beautiful but slightly overrated in my opinion (14€ entry fee if go on your own); then the bus takes you to Granada town centre around 1-2pm, you have a hour to go around on your own, which I felt a little rush; the final stop was to see the mountain range of Sierra Nevada, it was beautiful but only got 15 mins in there which just enough to take some pictures and go to toilet.
The waiting point in the morning wasn’t clear enough, (No no.14 bus stop and no tour guide was waiting for us as was said on the voucher). We were quite worried when the bus didn’t turn up in time. The bus was 80% full when it finally arrived 15mins later - turn out it was travelling from Estepona since 5-6am. It would be nice if this was mentioned in the booking so we needn’t to worry whether we were waiting at a wrong place or not.
I paid £61 via Viator excludes lunch, but other travellers paid through their hotel for 75€ which includes lunch. However, if you take lunch that you won’t have the time to visit the Granada town centre.
If there were maps provided would be nice, there are free maps of Alhambra but we only picked one up on our way out because we didn’t go through the main gate when the tour started. A Granada city centre map would be very helpful (the one you normally get for free from a tourist information centre) as we have to walk around it on our own, I didn’t really know where to go and see (bad preparation from my side that misunderstood a guide would take us around).
In general, it was an ok tour. I would rate it 3.5. (If you go on your own, 20€ for return by bus)

My Photos

  • Granada town centre
  • Alhambra
  • Mountain range of Sierra Nevada

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