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  • Location:Malaga, Spain
  • Duration:10 hours (approx.)

Granada Day Trip from Malaga, including the Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens

Discover the magnificent Alhambra Palace and more on a full-day trip from Malaga to Granada. Travel to the UNESCO-protected Alhambra by air-conditioned coach, and enjoy a guided walking tour of the enchanting salons, courtyards and halls, and a visit to the exquisite Generalife Gardens. Then, get free time to have lunch and discover the lovely city of Granada, with its vibrant squares, tree-lined streets and whitewashed Albaycin quarter. Upgrade to explore the city’s top attractions and districts by hop-on, hop-off tourist train, and then drive back from Granada to Malaga.


  • Full-day trip to Granada from Malaga
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Alhambra and the Generalife Gardens
  • Admire views of the Sierra Nevada mountain range
  • Visit the beautiful Charles V Palace
  • Take in views of central Granada and the Albaycin Quarter
  • Enjoy free time to explore Granada at your own pace
  • Upgrade your Granada trip and take the Sightseeing Train that will take you around the most famous landmarks of the city

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What You Can Expect

Granada Day Trip from Malaga, including the Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens

Granada Day Trip from Malaga, including the Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens

Choose your preferred tour option when you book. Then, leave central Malaga by comfortable, air-conditioned coach and journey to Granada.

Drink in the rugged Andalucian landscapes, and as you approach, enjoy tantalizing glimpses of the Alhambra Palace, perched on a hill between Granada and the Sierra Nevada mountains.

Built by Spain’s ruling Moors more than 600 years ago, this gorgeous palace-fortress is regarded as one of the world’s finest examples of Islamic architecture and was used as a courtly city and residence.

On arrival, enjoy a  guided tour of the Alhambra’s main components, including the Charles V Palace and the neighboring Generalife Gardens. See the Court of Lions and Hall of the Ambassadors, and stroll around the courtyards, fountains and pavilions as your guide shares fascinating facts about their history and design.

Then, wander around the patios and fountains of the Generalife, and absorb the stunning garden views over Granada and its whitewashed old Moorish quarter of Albaycin.

Next, drive to the center of Granada, and enjoy free time for lunch at a local restaurant (own expense) and to explore independently.
Finally, relax on your coach ride back to Malaga, where your tour ends at the start point.

Granada Sightseeing Train Upgrade

Upgrade your Granada Day Trip including the city's sightseeing train. Right after visiting the Alhambra, the Nasrid Palaces, the Charles V Palace and the Generalife Gardens, hop on the train and enjoy the ride! This environmentally friendly train is the only hybrid train in Europe. It has been exclusively made for the city and it will carry you to the most famous places in town.

Trundle around postcard-pretty Albaycin, explore the vibrant Realejo district, and perhaps hop off near Granada Cathedral to enjoy the bustling shopping area of Plaza Bib-Rambla. Alternatively, stay aboard for a great overview of this beautiful city.

Please note: Advance bookings are strongly recommended, as access to the Alhambra Palace is strictly limited to a fixed number of visitors each day.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Local Travel agent were excellent, their co-operation was of second level.

Rizza S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

A superb trip and the guide was very informative. Highly recommended :

Ruth S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Very well organised. The best out of my 3 trips from Malaga for the Alhambra itself, Paco the guide's entertaining commentary on the coach, the guide in the Alhambra was also excellent. As a lone female traveller I found it all safe and well organised. Not sure why we have to confirm with the company though beforehand??

Raquel P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Fantastic tour,Granada is a beautiful city,Paco and Eugenio are very professional.the meeting point in Malaga is vey easy to find.Viator is a very reliable company,Thanks Viator

Laura M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

This was a well organised tour. Our guide Antonio was just excellent - he accommodated four English speakers in his German group and made sure to repeat everything for us - doubling his work. Fascinating history. Really loved it - next time, I'd take a little longer to look around. One suggestion would be to let the bus passengers know - at the time of booking - that there would be a breakfast stop on the way, and a similar stop on the return.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Very nice tour of an interesting place. The tour was well-run and -led. The only thing I didn't like about the booking is that they tell you that you MUST call in within a few days before the tour to confirm. That was inconvenient for us, although we did comply. If we've already paid, I don't know why we need to reconfirm and if it's not absolutely necessary, they shouldn't say it is.

Kim B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Guides were excellent. Depth of knowledge about the site excellent. English - and the ease of moving between 4 languages in one case and 2 in the other - was impressive. We would have liked a little more time in the gardens to look about and take pictures, but otherwise the pace was good.

Lars H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

My wife and I are very satisfied With the Granada Day Trip from Malaga.
But the information of the bus stop in Malaga was a little confusing. The information said bus stop vis-a-vis El Corte near Caixa. For me the term vis-a-vis means on the opposite side of Av. de Alndalucia and as I fond a bus stop for bus no. 10 and there wer a sign With Caixa on the nearest house we met at this bus stop withous knowing this was wrong place. Luckily we could see the bus on the oppocite side of the street at eight o-clock and hurried over the street to catch the bus.
Maybe You could write the instruction in a little differnt way?


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

A great tour a lot of walking but if you want to know about history this is a wonderful tour. Our Guide was great I can not remember her name but she was wonderful.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Well-organised tour, with time to explore Granada, before visiting the Alhambra palaces and gardens. Our guide was very knowledgeable, and was enthusiastic about her subject!
Great day out - would recommend to friends and family.

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