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  • Location:Granada, Spain
  • Duration:3 hours (approx.)
Explore Alhambra and the Generalife Gardens on this 2.5-hour skip-the-line walking tour, led by a professional local guide. With hotel pickup and drop-off from your centrally located Granada hotel included, this tour guarantees you'll have an Alhambra ticket (limited ticket numbers are allocated per day) and allows you to visit UNESCO-listed Alhambra with minimum fuss. Admire stunning Moorish architecture in the Nasrid Palaces and gain a glimpse into the lavish lives of the sultans who once lived here.

Highlights

  • 2.5-hour Alhambra and Generalife Gardens walking tour
  • Visit Alcazaba Fortress, the Nasrid Palaces and the Palace of Charles V
  • Learn about the sultans and Moorish kings who once made Alhambra their home
  • Explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site at a leisurely pace with your expert local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from your centrally located Granada hotel included
  • Secure your Alhambra ticket and jump the queues on this half-day trip

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What You Can Expect

Skip the Line: Alhambra and Generalife Gardens Half-Day Tour

Generalife Gardens, Granada

Your friendly local guide will pick you up from your Granada hotel by air-conditioned minibus and then whisk you away to La Sabica Hill to visit its most dramatic monument – Alhambra. Perched high on the hill overlooking the city, the incredible palace complex was first built as a fortress at the start of the 13th century. Successions of Spanish rulers made Alhambra their home, and the fortress grew into a medina (little hilltop city) with numerous palaces and lavish gardens.

Skip past the long entrance lines with your priority access ticket and walk around inside with your guide, hearing all the history of this fascinating site. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Alhambra is a treasure trove of Moorish architecture and you’ll see several of its wonders as you tour its highlights. Admire decadent rooms inside the Nasrid Palaces like the Hall of Ambassadors (Salón de los Embajadores) and Myrtle Courtyard (Patio of los Arrayanes), and marvel at the architecture of Pedro Machuca at the Palace of Charles V.

Step inside the Hall of Abencerrajes to gaze up at its star-shaped domed ceiling, and hear the tale of the massacre that took place here during a 15th century banquet. You’ll also see Alhambra’s Royal Baths; plainly decorated, not ornate, in line with the belief that bathing was a religious requirement not a luxury.

After exploring the palaces, head to the Generalife Gardens to discover where the sultans and Moorish kings of bygone days once relaxed. Featuring abundant flora and distinctive water features, the gardens also comprise two further courtyards, which you’ll see, the Patio de la Acequia and the Patio de la Sultana.

At the end of your 2.5-hour Alhambra tour, your guide will drop you back at your Granada hotel by minibus.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

I an very glad that I chose this tour. Not only did I skip the lines, my experience was enhanced by the narration of the tour guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

A fabulous day with lots of walking involved.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

It was a great experience! My group ran into some problems to get on time to the Alhambra, but they were kind enough to wait for us. Even though the group was fairly big around 25 people, because of the use of listening / radio devices, all the info was clear.
The best part of this tour besides skipping lines, is that the guides have access to some parts of the Alhambra that by yourself you dont like La torre de las princesas or princesa and the 2nd floor on the patio de los leones.
Overall a very recommendable tour and company.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

I hghly recoomend this trip, Buy your ticket in advance. Our tour guide Alejandro his so knowledgeable about the history of Alhambra, his English is excellent easy to follow. This tour will take your breath away!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Very nice and informative .

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Really great tour. Tour guide roman mon was very intelligent .
Keep in mind I think you need be be quite able and fit as there is a lot of walking .
Beautiful in credible architecture.
Jennie H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Great! Tour guide highly knowledgeable

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

The pick up was clear, the guide excellent as he explained the history without any religious bias. Being free to explore on our own after the tour was also a good idea. I enjoyed the walk down the hill to our apartment at Santa Ana church.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Antonio was our guide and he was great. He loves and knows history and he was able to answer every question asked. Not only was the tour itself excellent, but simply by being a part of it we were able to skip many lines along the way. We do not ordinarily take tours but this one was well worth it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Fantastic tour guide and tour!

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