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Tour code: 3443G1
Discover the imperial majesty of Granada’s Alhambra and its gorgeous Genralife Gardens on a 2.5-hour walking tour with a knowledgeable guide. Sail past long lines at the entrance hall with an exclusive priority access pass, and then embark upon an enriching exploration of the palace complex. See the magnificent Moorish architecture of the Nasrid palaces and a gain a glimpse into the decadent sultans who once inhabited the opulent structure. Admire panoramic city vistas from a hilltop perch; stroll through the botanical beauty of the Generalife Gardens and enjoy convenient round-trip hotel transportation during this exciting excursion.

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

After hotel pickup in Granada, relax in your comfortable, air-conditioned minivan during the scenic ascent to Alhambra’s high hilltop perch. Gaze in wonder at the dramatic monument as you approach the entrance then sail straight past the long lines with your priority access ticket. 
Once inside, immerse yourself in the magnificent Moorish architecture and fascinating history of the palace complex; admire the ostentatious opulence of rooms within the Nasrid Palace, marveling at the Hall of Ambassadors (Salón de los Embajadores) and Myrtle Courtyard (Patio de los Arrayanes). Hear entertaining tales of the eccentric emperor Charles V as you admire the architecture of the eponymous palace.
Next, step inside the Hall of Abencerrajes and gaze at the star-shaped domed ceiling; listen to grisly tales of the 15th century massacre then visualize the soothing splendor of the Royal Baths. Delve into the complex’s 13th century origin and learn of the various rulers that customized the complex according to their own whims and wants.   
Awaken your senses to the green grandeur of the Generalife Gardens during a relaxed stroll of the grounds. Discover distinctive water features, exotic plants and decadent flowers as your guide provides captivating context. 
After your exploration, return to the minivan and relax during the smooth journey back to your hotel, where the tour concludes.

Customer Reviews

Claude L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Superbe en tout point

Linda M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Extremely well organised, had a fabulous tour.

Susan Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The tour was fabulous! Our guide Gus was informative with a sense of humor. Great experience.

Sharon W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The tour guide was very friendly and informative. The number of people on the group was small so you did not feel like you were being herded around. Headphones were provided so you could hear the guide clearly and finally and most importantly the Alhambra is a stunning place to visit. It was the highlight of my trip.

ODILE M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!

jaslan

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!

Rafael A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Excelent tour. Good timing. Enrique is a great guide who gave us relevant information about the Alhambra. They pick you up at your hotel and at the end you have 3 options to get to your hotel. By bus or walking downhill. I chose walking down and in about 10 minutes I was at Plaza Nueva.

horse

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

A wonderful experience with a highly knowledgeable guide. So much to see and so much history, this is a must see for any trip to Spain. Also great exercise!

Jane M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Gustavo our guide was very pleasant, very amusing and full of knowledge about the Alhambra. We had a great time

Robert P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

We were picked up a block from our hotel, very convenient. The tour guide was very knowledgeable. A guide is a must when visiting here.

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