- 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
What You Can Expect
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.
Worth every penny to do it with a private guide. Our guide was so knowledgeable. You will walk a lot so wear comfortable shoes. We especially enjoyed the Generalife gardens. Even pre Spring was beautiful. This is our second Viator and I would highly recommend their tours. Also, do a morning tour for less crowds.
We splurged some with this tour as we wanted a private tour guide instead of a group. It really was great and he was great. I'm sure we learned a lot more than what we would have in a group. When Tariq sp? showed up, he had our tickets to Alhambra and we walked right in without that little hassle. The guide knew his information and gave us so much to think about that I'm sure I don't remember all of it but, it was great. I felt as if I were living at that time that he was explaining to us. Definitely a great tour.