Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Granada Day Trip from Malaga, including the Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
This tour was excellent. The guide on the coach was very helpful and informative. The coach was modern and comfortable. The tour of the Alhambra Palace was also well organised. The only disappointment was that the coach had no seat belts even though it was obvious that these had previously been fitted.
The pick up point was a bit confusing, the bus was late so I wasn't able to sit with my partner, and there really wasn't that much time to see Granada.
However our guide at Alhambra totally made up for it - he was so knowledgeable and was such a historian that it was an actual joy to go through Alhambra with him. It didn't feel rushed, we had ample time to take photos and it was a really lovely tour throughout despite only getting there around 2.
Downside: My friend dropped her ticket and we didn't realise it until we reached the turnstile - she had to be left behind and didn't get to see the palace at all. It would have been nice if they had been able to plan a contingency for something like that, considering she was part of a tour group - it was unlikely that she wouldn't have come without a ticket.
Interesting day trip, but we were asked to reconfirm our booking and that seemed unnecessasry since we had already paid the whole amount.. Meeting point a bit confusing since we were asked to meet at bus stop nr.14 and the bus stop had no number as far as we could see.
We were fortunate to have an engaging guide. Given the time constraints, the tour was very good and provided everything as advertised.
An excellent tour which gives you an opportunity to visit the famous Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens. Although quite pricey, it is well worth booking this tour if you are staying in Malaga. One warning though - make sure you wear sensible footwear as there is an awful lot of walking!
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But the tour got us and other people speaking English with people speaking German
together. So it took time for us to see around and to listen what that guide spoke.
I think small group (5or6persons) is much better. In anyway we enjoyed the Granada
Fantastic tour. Worth the money. The only concern is the pick up point at Malaga which is quite confusing.
However, having everything said in four languages in the bus was a bit tiresome.
A good day out. Lucky we went with an organised trip, otherwise there was no guarantee of entry to Alhambra, or we would have had to wait for hours outside. With pre-booking we were allowed to enter soon after arrival. The lady guide on the bus was excellent as was the guide around Alhambra. Plenty of stops for refreshments and toilets.
Alhambra was totally great. We dıdnt see Granada due to rain but it was ok too. My only problem was my seat wıth a very short leg space, and unncessary stops for 1h 45m trıp.
This was the perfect way to see the Alhambra and get a glimpse of Granada. The local guide at the palace and garden was very knowledgeable and interesting. Finding lunch was a little challenging (more direction from the guide would be appreciated). A lot of walking - be prepared.
It’s a bit of mixed feeling with this tour. It is a convenience tour if you have a little time but want to explore more.
The bus takes you to the Alhambra and a knowledgeable local guide takes you around the palace for two hours, the palace was beautiful but slightly overrated in my opinion (14€ entry fee if go on your own); then the bus takes you to Granada town centre around 1-2pm, you have a hour to go around on your own, which I felt a little rush; the final stop was to see the mountain range of Sierra Nevada, it was beautiful but only got 15 mins in there which just enough to take some pictures and go to toilet.
The waiting point in the morning wasn’t clear enough, (No no.14 bus stop and no tour guide was waiting for us as was said on the voucher). We were quite worried when the bus didn’t turn up in time. The bus was 80% full when it finally arrived 15mins later - turn out it was travelling from Estepona since 5-6am. It would be nice if this was mentioned in the booking so we needn’t to worry whether we were waiting at a wrong place or not.
I paid £61 via Viator excludes lunch, but other travellers paid through their hotel for 75€ which includes lunch. However, if you take lunch that you won’t have the time to visit the Granada town centre.
If there were maps provided would be nice, there are free maps of Alhambra but we only picked one up on our way out because we didn’t go through the main gate when the tour started. A Granada city centre map would be very helpful (the one you normally get for free from a tourist information centre) as we have to walk around it on our own, I didn’t really know where to go and see (bad preparation from my side that misunderstood a guide would take us around).
In general, it was an ok tour. I would rate it 3.5. (If you go on your own, 20€ for return by bus)