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Tour code: 3443SVQALHAMBRA
Visit Granada’s glorious Alhambra Palace on this full-day coach trip from Seville. Enjoy skip-the-line entrance to the UNESCO World Heritage site palace-fortress wedged between Granada and the Sierra Nevada mountains, and take a guided tour of its attractions, including the Nasrid Palace, Alcazabar and Generalife Gardens. Behold the exquisite Moorish salons, courtyards and pavilions as you discover their history, and break for lunch in central Granada. Upgrade to finish with a walking tour of Albaicin, the city’s whitewashed Moorish quarter, with its narrow streets, flower-filled squares and spectacular Alhambra views.

Highlights

  • Day trip from Seville to Granada
  • Discover UNESCO World Heritage-listed Alhambra Palace
  • Enjoy skip-the-line entrance to Alhambra’s Nasrid Palace, Alcazaba fortress, Generalife Gardens and Palace of Charles V
  • Marvel at courtyards filled with flowers, fountains and pavilions featuring Moorish architecture
  • Take an optional walking tour of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Albaicin quarter
  • Round-trip hotel transport by comfortable, air-conditioned coach included

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What You Can Expect

Granada Day Trip from Seville Including Skip-the-Line Entrance to Alhambra Palace and Optional Albaicin Walking Tour

Typical houses in Granada

Select your tour option when you book. Then, start your experience with a pickup from your central Seville hotel or alternatively, from a meeting point in central Seville.

Then, settle aboard your air-conditioned coach and admire the rugged Andalucian countryside as you journey to Granada. Along the way, hear an introduction to your destination’s history, and learn how your route is the same as the one taken by the 19th-century American essayist Washington Irving, author of the famous Tales of the Alhambra.


Catch glimpses of the Alhambra Palace on your approach to Granada, and on arrival, enjoy a guided walking tour of this UNESCO-listed gem. Bypass the entrance lines with your skip-the-line ticket, and enjoy priority access to its main attractions, including the Alcazaba, Nasrid Palace, Generalife Gardens and Palace of Charles V.

A vision of Moorish architecture and art, this exquisite complex dates back to the 13th century, and was built as a royal city, court and retreat for Spain’s Moorish rulers. Admire the Court of Lions and Hall of the Ambassadors, and stroll around the enchanting courtyards, fountains and pavilions as your guide shares details of their history.

Next, drive to the center of Granada to enjoy lunch (own expense). Then, depending on your chosen tour option, take a guided walk of the UNESCO-protected Albaicin quarter, Granada’s old Moorish district.

Stroll down the narrow streets past whitewashed houses, churches, gardens and flower-filled balconies, and stop to take in the area’s spectacular panoramas over the hilltop Alhambra.

Afterward, hop back in your coach and drive back to Seville where your tour finishes at the start point.

Customer Reviews

Rebecca C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

The early tour is definitely worth the difference in price! Our guide and bus driver were wonderful and very helpful and it was great to be ahead of the crowds!

Indu R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

I highly highly recommend this tour. The drive is 2 hours long but its absolutely worth it! Once you reach Granada, you get time to explore the city center on your own. I highly recommend the Cathedral. Its absolutely beautiful! We then headed towards Alhambra and we were mesmerized. It was so unique and different and our tour guide was amazing. I would specially like to mention that we loved Sylvia, our tour guide on the bus. Our major knowledge about Spain came from her as she would talk about anything you would be interested in hearing. She was concise, to the point and she had a great sense of humor. A big thanks to Sylvia for an amazing experience!

Liliane B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!

Stuart P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

From collection at our hotel to arrival back, everything went smoothly. The Alhambra Palace is breathing takingly beautiful and our guides all very helpful and most informative.A must do when you are in Andalusia. Cant recommend enough.

Franz Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Very nice day. Long but worth the trip. Granada is a must see and this tour was perfect for me since I was visiting Seville but had limited time to see Granada.

The tour guide was well organized, impressively multi-lingual and friendly.

Kandi R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

We enjoyed our trip, lot of things to see and our guide was very good

Raymond R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Outstanding day trip to Granda to see Alhambra and the Albaicin neighborhood. The initial tour guide on the bus handled the Albacin neighborhood tour and handed us off to a local guide for Alhambra. The tour guide at Alhambra was wonderful, translating in both English and French the dual translation allowed time to take photos at each spot while she was translating the other language. She was knowledgable and particularly considerate, creative and effective as the unexpected occurresomeone lost their entry ticket 2 minutes after having been given it. Alhambra and the gardens are definitely not to be missed. The tour guide for Albacin was also wonderful, offering insightful information and always thoughtful. The only negative is sited in other reviews: the initial tour guide talked either on the phone or to the bus driver for the entire 2.5 hour drive to Granada. Since this is referenced in multiple reviews, I don't really understand why it persists! Having said that, I'm still totally pleased with this tour!

STANWIN D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Exellent highly recommended!

I have forgotten the name of our tour guides beautiful senorita from seville and senor at alhmabra , perhaps will update photo. :

The alhambra - albaicin tour is just fascinating and not to be missed.

Do not head to the alhambra without a tour guide, so much to hear and see.

Alhambra and albaicin will be quite a walk so be prepared for that.

At one of the bus stops do try the tradicional piononos!

The magnificient alhambra

Helen M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Do not miss this trip, the Alhumbra and Granada Moorish Village are just out of this world. Vivian and Antonio were just fantastic, the communication was good and every effort was made to tell the group the fun stuff as well. Certainly not a trip for those that want to just sit or for those incapacitated in any way, a lot of stairs and walking. It is go go go when on the ground, the tour guide around the Alhumbra was Antonio Maldonodo, his knowledge and approach to the tour was brilliant. A very long day however the perfect was to see the Alhumbra if you are time constrained, can not recommend enough.
Lunch can be had in a gorgeous little family owned restaurant in the Moorish Village for 11 this includes an all you can eat Tapas Buffet and a drink. A good 12 hour day

Hernan V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Excellent driver, Excellent tour guides!!!

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