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  • Location:Costa del Sol, Spain
  • Duration:10 hours (approx.)

Granada - The Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens

Take a trip to the beautiful city of Granada and the Alhambra Palace, one of the most beautiful architectural marvels in the world, on a day trip from Costa del Sol. Granada is home to the Alhambra, of exquisite Moorish architecture, and to another of Spain's well-known UNESCO World Heritage Sites, like the Generalife Gardens. Visit these wonders on a day trip while you learn interesting details about Granada's history and architecture from your local guide.


  • Full-day trip to Granada from the Costa del Sol
  • Take in views of the beautiful Andalusian landscape at Riofrio
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites Alhambra and Generalife Gardens
  • Take a tour of Charles V Palace
  • Enjoy free time in central Granada for explore the city at your leisure
  • Pickup and drop off from central meeting places on the Costa del Sol

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What You Can Expect

Granada - The Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens

The Alhambra, Granada

Meet your local guide in Costa del Sol and relax in a comfortable coach on the drive to Granada, a must-visit city in Andalucia. On the way, enjoy a short stop at Riofrio, a small village with beautiful green landscape.

When you arrive in Granada take a guided tour of the Moorish palace Alhambra, located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. The Alhambra palace complex, a UNESCO World Heritate Site, is one of the most beautiful examples of Islamic architecture in the world and has become a symbol of the city of Granada.

Next, visit to Charles V Palace and the Generalife Gardens, located near the Alhambra. Explore the beautiful gardens, and enjoy the wonderful views of the city and the Albaycin's Gypsy quarter.

Continue to the center of Granada with your local guide and have free time to enjoy a delicious Spanish lunch at a local restaurant (own expense). Then, you have more time to explore Granada at your own pace, before you relax in your comfortable vehicle on the drive back to Costa del Sol.

Advance bookings are strongly recommended, as access to the Alhambra is strictly limited to a certain number of visitors each day.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Wow. What a place, with amazing history. Our local guide was very knowledgeable. Had a great lunch in Granada. Tour guide, Nati, was very helpful. Our driver Diego was great. Definitely a must see.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

very interesting to learn about the history from an experienced guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

This is a fantastic trip. The Guides are excellent . IIt was a thorough enjoyable trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Loved this tour. What great history.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Beautifull gardens and palace, definitely worth a visit.Helps to put the hystory of the moorish invasion of Spain into reality.If visiting out of season take warm cardigan or coat as positioned in the mountains and really cold in the gardens and palace.Trip well organised with plentry of coffee breaks.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

This tour was excellent, we loved the fact that the tour guide spoke English and only English not 3 other languages along with it. Very informative tour, we would recommend this tour to others.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

We were very satisfied with this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

Tour guide in Granada very knowledgeable with good sense of humor.
Ensured that customer with physical disability was attended.
Thank you , I recommend to take tour .

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

Perfect. This tour is very well organized. The tour picked me up at the hotel and brought me back. Lots to see with knowledgable guides and always positive and accommodating. A must see!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

Was a fantastic tour. The guide was very informative, providing history and little stories. As a group our guide was very good at giving us time to enjoy the palace and gardens and ask questions. We did not feel like we were being herded through.

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