5 star rating: Highly Recommended 39 Reviews

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  • Location: Granada, Spain
  • Duration:  2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Skip past the Alhambra’s long entrance lines with your private guide and explore this incredible palace complex! Including priority access, this private tour ensures you’ll see the best of Granada’s premier UNESCO World Heritage Site with ease. Tour all the must-visit Alhambra highlights like Alcazaba Fortress, the Nasrid Palaces and Generalife Gardens, while learning about its Moorish history.

Highlights

  • Private 2.5-hour tour of the Alhambra and Generalife Gardens
  • Enjoy fast-track entrance to this UNESCO World Heritage Site with your skip-the-line Alhambra ticket
  • Tour top Alhambra attractions like the Nasrid Palaces, Alcazaba Fortress and Palace of Charles V
  • Learn about the Moorish kings and sultans who once lived in the palace complex and admire its decadent architecture

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What You Can Expect

Private Tour: Alhambra and Generalife

Private Tour: Alhambra and Generalife

Visit the Alhambra – Granada’s most famous monument – with your friendly private guide. Skip past the long entrance lines with your priority access ticket and head straight inside to start your tour.

The UNESCO-listed palace complex is thought to have originated as a fortress in the 9th century, and then expanded with opulent palaces, vast courtyards and lavish gardens added during the following centuries. Learn all the Alhambra’s intriguing history from your guide while exploring its delights, hearing tales and trivia about the Moorish Kings and sultans who once called the place their home.

Visit Alcazaba Fortress (the complex’s oldest part) and see Torre de la Vela – the tower that is most associated with Alhambra. Views from here are spectacular and on clear days you can easily pick out parts of Granada like Mirador de San Nicolas.

Walk through the Alhambra’s most important halls and courtyards including the Nasrid Palaces, Myrtle Courtyard (Patio de los Arrayanes), and the Ambassador’s Hall (Salon de Embajadores). Admire the contrasting Renaissance architecture of the Palace of Charles V with the rest of Alhambra’s rich Moorish architecture and décor, and take a peek at the Royal Baths.

Before your tour ends, your private guide will show you around Generalife Gardens, where the Spanish rulers of bygone days went to relax. Stroll through two of its beautiful courtyards – Patio de la Acequia and Patio de la Sultana – and admire the decadent flower beds and colorful plants that comprise these spectacular gardens. At the end of your tour, your private guide will drop you back at the original departure point.

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 July 2015

We use Viator mainly for private tours as we have two young kids. And this time again weve been delightet by the custom timing and guides ability to adjust speed and direction of information to our interests and needs. TIP: book the first tour in the morning otherwise temperature in Granada/Alhambra can get easily to 40 degrees Celsius 104 Farenheit.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

We took a private tour with Ester. She was extremely knowledgeable and friendly she really helped bring history to life. She was also very patient and considerate of my parents who were with us and needed to go slowly with frequent rest breaks. I would highly recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Wonderful experience! Our guide Gustavo was very knowledgeable and very nice. The tour turned out to be for our family only and that was a plus! Definitely recommend!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Truly an amazing day. Our tour guide was friendly, knowledgeable and willing to answer any and all questions. My husband is a graduate level professor and his specialty is the Middle East. This was the perfect place for him. We loved the palaces and all the structures we were able to see. How awe inspiring to see these places!!! We went at our own pace and our guide was there when we needed her. Would recommend this private tour to anyone. Forget the group tours. This is the one to take. We will remember this tour for years to come. The true highlight of our six weeks vacation.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

All I can say is excellent it really brought knowledge and meaning to our Alhambra visit. Young man that was our guide was great!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Our private tour guide met us at the tour office and took us on a fabulous tour. He knew all the right spots to talk from and the best places to take pictures. He was extremely knowledgeable, and his English was excellent.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Maria was an outstanding guide. She blends her detailed knowledge of history with interesting stories to put all of these beautiful and historic sights in context. I strongly recommend investing the extra money in a private tour or a very small group tour to take in the beauty and history of the Alhambra.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Very good tour with a terrific guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Edwardo was a fantastic tour guide. Very energized and well informed to introduce us to the history and to the various sites. The place is too big to self discover with any meaning. Highly recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Our guide Antonio? was exceptionally knowledgeable about the architecture and history of the Alhambra, as well as the region. It was a wonderful visit led by an experienced and enthusiastic native Granadian! I was using a cane and he was solicitous in helping me walk safely and was always on the lookout for places for me to rest a moment. The restaurant he recommended as we parted ways was an absolute HIGHLIGHT of our stay.

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