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  • Location:Granada, Spain
  • Duration:7.5 - 8 hours

Skip the Line: Alhambra Tour and Granada Hammam

Combine a visit to the Alhambra, Granada’s top historical site, with an afternoon of blissful indulgence at the city’s Arab baths -- Hammam Al Andalus. Start with a skip-the-line morning tour around the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Alhambra, seeing its highlights like Alcazaba Fortress and Generalife Gardens, and then relax at leisure in the spa pools at the baths. You can even upgrade to include a massage!


  • Full-day Granada tour to the Alhambra tour and Granada Hammam
  • Skip the lines and explore the UNESCO-listed Alhambra palace complex on a walking tour with an expert guide
  • See top Alhambra attractions including Generalife Gardens, Alcazaba Fortress and the Nasrid Palaces
  • Visit an traditional Arabian hamman in the afternoon and relax in seven different bathing pools
  • Upgrade to include a soothing massage with aromatherapy oils
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from your centrally located Granada hotel included

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What You Can Expect

Skip the Line: Alhambra Tour and Granada Hammam

Upgrade your tour and enjoy a hammam experience

Leave your Granada hotel by air-conditioned coach and head to the city’s most famous monument – the Alhambra – for your 2.5-hour tour. The distinctive rose-hued palace complex dominates Granada, overlooking the sprawling city from its vantage point high up on La Sabica hill. Constructed in the 13th century during the Nasrid dynasty’s reign, the site began its life as a fortress, with further palatial buildings, courtyards and lavish gardens added by successive rulers.

Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Alhambra is a fascinating place to explore with endless architectural wonders waiting to be found ‘round every corner. After skipping the long entrance lines, take a walking tour with your guide, admiring the Moorish architecture of Alcazaba Fortress and the three Nasrid Palaces – Mexuar, Serello and Harem. Head inside and marvel at the intricate Islamic artwork before visiting the Palace of Charles V, designed by the legendary Spanish architect Pedro Machua.

Visit Alhambra’s Generalife Gardens and envisage the Moorish kings of bygone times relaxing amid elaborate fountains and colorful flowerbeds. Roughly translated as ‘gardens of paradise,’ the beautiful space is perfect for a leisurely stroll, and you’ll do just that with your guide.

After your morning tour of Alhambra, your guide will drop you off in central Granada or at your hotel, so you can enjoy a few hours at leisure for lunch (own expense). At the pre-arranged time, make your own way to Granada’s Arab Baths -- Hammam Al Andalus -- for a blissful soak. Spend your afternoon relaxing in the bath’s seven different pools, all beautifully decorated with glistening tiles. Water temperature varies in each, so you can wallow in the warm pools and then wake yourself up with an icy dip. For an afternoon of ultimate indulgence, upgrade to include a traditional Arabian massage with natural aromatherapy oils.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Everyone was so welcoming and helpful. Victor's tour was both educational and fun. His passion for the Alhambra comes through so strongly and his delivery of the tour sounds a fresh as the first time, even though he must have done it so many times. He answered all our questions with a wealth of information and knowledge. We look forward to coming back again. The Arab bathes were also a wonderful experience and again, all the staff were so warm and friendly. I would definitely use Viator again and recommend you to others. Thank you for helping to make our trip such a great one.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

everything easy and exactly as we expected - in my opinion the only way to see the Alambra

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

So amazing. Do this, do this, do this.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

I recommend doing a guided tour, rather than using the audio guide. It is much better having a guide to tell you about the history of granada and so you can ask questions. I really recommend the tour. Antonio was our tour guide and he was very, very good.

The Hammam baths were beautiful, and very relaxing after all the walking you do around Alhambra! Just sensational.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

Wonderful tour. Amazing tour guide and friendly and assistive staff. Highly recommend. The alhambra is out of this world and this is the group to discover it with. As for the Granada Hammam (Arab Baths) they were an experience to die for. Otherworldly and relaxing.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

This was just a wonderful experience in so many ways. If you are in Granda, this is a must tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2013

The entire experience was great!! We were picked up at our hotel and taken to the Alhambra, where we were separated into groups based on the language of our tour. Our guide spoke perfect English, knew his stuff and was funny as well. The Alhambra is a very large complex of buildings and going with a guide is a good idea and a timeasver. I think that if I went on my own I either would have missed sites and information, or it would have taken forever reading through a guidebook as I walked. As it was, the tour lasted over three there is much to see. My travel companion (my fifteen year old son) also loved this tour. No one visiting southern Spain should miss going to the is an architectural and historical gem that leaves a memorable impression.
The add on of the hammam was worth the money, even if you only have an hour or so before they ask you to leave. After the three or four miles you walk on the Alhambra tour, your body welcomes the pampering and relaxation of of the hammam. Pools of water, a steam room, soft music, candlelight, the sound of water cascading into the pools all put you in a good mood. Plus, you'll need a shower anyway after touring the Alhambra in ninety degree weather!
In all I'd recommend the tour to anyone who will be in Granada!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

This tour was fabulous!!!
I enjoyed every moment of it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

The tour was fantastic..I really enjoyed it and the tour guide was passionate and explained every part of the tour with much detail and compassion. Will recommend anytime. Not sure about the massage seemed less than what I expected.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2013

Alberto was a great guide. He was very informative. I felt we had the best tour of any of the other guides that I witnessed. After we left Alberto we were on our wn to find the Hammam. The check in was very disorganized. If you didn't speak Spanish you would not know what to do. Get to the Hamman early as people were lined up out the door when we arrived 20 minutes before our reservation time. Don't assume your Hamman visit is directly after the Alhambra tour. Ask what time they made your reservation. Our reservation was not until 6pm. After understanding what to do we had a great time.

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