- 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
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.
Reviewed by Fred L, September 2012
The tour was excellent. Our guide was helpful and very knowledgeable.
Reviewed by Lawrence d, June 2011
This was an AMAZING experience, 3rd time to Alhambra but felt like the first, SUPERB organisation and wonderful tour with enthusiastic, informed guide. a WOW experience and a highlight on our 10 day trip in Andalusia!