Insider's Guide to Seville

Major attractions, tips and our top things to see and do.

Get the
Inside Scoop

Privacy Policy

4.5 star rating: Recommended 333 Reviews

5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
  • Location:Seville, Spain
  • Duration:13 hours (approx.)

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

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

Recent Photos of This Tour

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

kakakakayi

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

tour as described and the tour guide is nice

Claire M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Petra and Manuel were a great guide/driver team. Enrique was our local guide at the site. There were a number of comments about this being a long and exhausting trip, but we did not find that to be true. There was great care taken for each person's comfort and a nice combination of education and cultural appreciation softened with humor. Petra even made a wonderful suggestion for lunch which we appreciated. This was a stress-free way to make the trip between cities and learn a bit along the way.

Janice D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

I highly recommend this tour.
Although it was a very long day, if you are pressed for time and only have one day to see the Alhambra from Seville, do it.
It was very well organised , and we learnt so much more than if we had gone independently.
Our guide of the Alhambra was amazingly knowledgable about all the history, architecture etc etc.
The walking tour of the Albayzin area was worth doing as well.
It was a really good day.

Jaime G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Very well organized. Everything went off according to plan. Petra our guide on the bus, and through the Albacyn, was very good about the nuances and little side streets to see some nice gardens and houses through the neighborhood. Felipe our guide through the Alhambra was terrific in explaining details that would otherwise go unnoticed. Well worth the trip!

Sourya S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

The Overall Tour was very good. The guides were very nice and accommodating. We took a tour for both Alhambra and Albycin. Alhambra is very good if you are into history and architecture but we personally enjoyed the Albycin tour more. I would recommend this tour to anyone interested.

Yifei s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Having so many people told me not to miss out Granada if I were in Andalusia, I have to go there, but for transportation concerns, I stayed in Seville. I probably should leave Granada more time if I had some, but unfortunately for me, I've only got one day, and I decided to take an one day tour.

Since it's 3 hour away, we had to start off really early, and if you have already adjust yourself to the southern spain life style, late dinner and party hard , it's a bit challenging to get up early in the morning, but trust me, it's all worth it.

The tour itself is so well organized, that they let you rest on the bus in the morning and get you to have breakfast on its way, and skip the queue for tickets. The tour guide is quite knowledgeable about seville and Granada, we got to know a lot details about their life, those are not easy to know since I don't speak spanish and no way to easily start a conversation in a bar.

Overall the tour is great, Granada is a must when you are in southern spain.

John M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Very interesting

Shirley A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This was an awesome tour. It's a long day from Seville, but the Alhambra is well worth it. My suggestion is to skip the walking tour and explore Granada center on your own. We found a terrific restaurant, Bodegas Castaneda, that was recommended by our Lonely Planet guidebook. The place offered a wonderful tapas sampler filled with variations of pork and traditional tapas.

Deepak R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Very well done overall. Sylvie and Enriques both did an excellent job! Thanks

T C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Trip from Seville to Granada return was long but worth the trip if you don't want to stay in Granada. Alot was backed into the day including Generalife, Nazrid Palace and an afternoon tour of the Albaycin area. Tour guide Monica was extremely helpful and driver was very skilled, smooth driver. Travellers used time on bus to snooze.

From USD $ 119.72

View price calendar

Low Price Guarantee

Select Travel Date

Flexible Date Guarantee

Enter Total Number of Travelers

What's this, and can I change it?

Please note: After your purchase is confirmed we will email you a link to your voucher.
What's this?

Tour code: 3443SVQALHAMBRA

Advertisement
Advertisement

Viator uses cookies to improve your experience on our website. Learn more about how we use cookies and how to change your cookie settings | Close message