Tour code: 2140MLGGRANADA
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

Malcolm A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

a long day but well worth every minute. Picked up on time, very informative guide and a full on day in Granada and Al Alhambra


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Alhambra Gardens should not be missed from your must see list ..

david f

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016


Sylwia S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Everything was well organized


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Excellent. All encompassing. Good guides. Sensible comfort stops.

Douglas M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

This was an excellent tour.Guide at the Alhambra :informative,easy to listen to,talked whilst we walked,thus managing to cover all of the General life and Alhambra.Just loved this tour.Guide on the bus again very knowledgeable of the area,called in at Granada on the way there and back which was a lovely surprise.

Varsha S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

It was a great experience for us. The tour was really good with very good guide Graciella, hope I have pronounced her name right. The palace itself is beautiful. The history is so interesting and Graciella was very eloquent in explaining it to us. We have enjoyed the tour. I would recommend it. We just wished we had more time to spend in the gardens. The lunch was good, our tour guide Anabella took some trouble to arrange vegetarian food for me. All in all, we had a great day!


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??

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