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The brand-new tour bus was expertly driven by Israel. Our guide Antonio M. was superb, a kind and engaging professional who made the whole compound come alive, thanks to his encyclopedic knowledge. The pace was a bit much for my husband with his cane, but Antonio kept an eye on him, especially at the end when he was moving slower. Antonio was a consummate professional, passionate about history, and answered all questions from a place of deep and granular knowledge. He was able to read the groups' needs at every turn. When a lady in our group had a minor fall he sprang into action and attended to her needs for as long as it took to make certain she was ready to continue, in a gentlemanly fashion. The whole compound came alive with his expertise and I commend him. Our bus guide, whose name I sadly do not recall I slept on the bus too and fro, having not slept the night before out of excitement for seeing this UNESCO World Heritage Site was also very professional, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic, according to my husband, who was alert.
We opted not to do the Albaicin walking tour, instead finding a lovely little pub near the city's center and had a refreshing lunch where we could share our impressions of the Generalife Gardens and the architecture.
The heat was oppressive and relentless, but it was all worth it to see such sights. It was a dream come true for me as an art history professor and I took away from the Alhambra much more than just 200 photos. I have already recommended this tour to friends, without reservation.
Un excelente tour, excelente guía, Victoria de esforzó por mostrarnos lo mejor de la Alhambra y el Albaycin.
Sylvia was a great guide. A very informative tour. Well organised. The walking tour with Sylvia was also great
The tour was excellent and the tour guides Carmen and Felipe very knowledgeable.
We loved Sylvia, she's a great guide! This tour is wonderful and I would highly recommend it to anyone.
This was a fantastic tour which was a highlight of our trip. Maria, our guide in the Alhambra, was beautiful and knowledgeable. Only critique is that she didnt stop on occasion in a shady spot on a scorching hot day. Sylvia was also terrific in the tour of Albaicin. Highly recommended.
The tour to Granada was spectacular. From start to finish we were taken care of. We were a little concerned when we arrived in Seville how we would get in touch with our tour operator, but they had already been to our hotel in advance and left instructions with the concierge. Our tour guide Virginia met us on time about 30 meters from our hotel entrance as promised.
Our first stop was a rest stop about half way there that had café, pastries, sandwiches, etc. We stayed there about 15 minutes or so. Virginia offered us the optional Albaicin tour for an additional 12 euro per person. 5 of the 7 of my group signed up, and were not disappointed. We all highly recommend the Albaicin especially if your tour guide is Virginia. She was quite knowledgeable and thorough. The Albaicin has quaint little cobblestone streets that cry Europe. Tiny shops and cafes are found throughout the perched town offering great views of the Alhambra.
I highly recommend the restaurant El Balcon de San Nicholas. Perfect to see the Alhambra and fresh high quality food. We all ordered fruit smoothies and iberico ham with avocados, nice for a hot day.
As for the Alhambra, words cannot express its beauty. It really was extravagant and impressive. Its apparently 4 miles of walking, but it doesnt feel like that. Our tour guide Victor was great and funny. He explained everything and answered all of our questions. The architecture was stunning, the cross culture amalgamation of the Moors and Christianity was captivating, and the sheer size was breathtaking. Not interested at first, I quickly became its biggest fan. I am not one to repeat vacations, but I would make an effort to return here one day.
All in all I give it three thumbs up, 6 out of 5 stars. And all my thanks to Virginia, Victor, our bus driver Luke, and the many people behind the scenes that made this such a magically event.
PS: You can live in the Alhambra if you have 50 million Euro. Where's that lotto ticket?!?
We had an excellent day. The tour guide Alberto, gave us a great insight into the Alhambra with good humour and detailed information. We would recommend the day trip highly especially if time in the region is limited.
a WoW tour with excellent tour leader sylvia and in good hand driver Jesus. Alhambra is magnificent and am so lucky have a chance to see, walk around the palace. A must have place to visit, suggest with a tour agent for easy arrangement. Recommend to visit Al Baycin also, very interesting location to walk around, see a breathtaking view of Alhambra and also the carmen. Superb!!
Our Alhambra guide, Gus, made our day a brilliant one. He brought the Alhambra alive with his depth of knowledge coupled with his wonderful sense of humour.
Excellent tour, we were staying in an apartment not a hotel, but we were picked up at a very close by hotel, and everything ran very smoothly. Our coach guide Carmen and our tour guide at Alhambra Alberto were both wonderful. Alberto was so knowledgeable and interesting, and made the tour an absolute delight. it's a long day but well worth it.
Excellent tour guides, comfy bus, good support from the office re pick up. Pick ups no problem - within 10 mins of time slot, Albaicin element well worth it.
Highly recommend this tour, the local guide was passionate and knowledgeable. It is definitely worth doing this tour.
Was in Seville for only five days and decided to take the day trip to Granada. It was incredible.. I highly recommend it!
This was an amazing experience. This was my first booking through Viator that too at the last minute but it turned out a great experience. The local pickup from hotel and the tour guide Sylvia was just amazing. I had a wonderful time. Keep it up. I will rate this experience as 5 star with no hesitation. The only thing that can be improved is the wait time on telephone to talk to an agent. When traveling in a foreign country one can not afford to wait on phone for 10-15 min.
I loved the tour! Carmen, and Felipe were knowledgeable and very pleasant.
This tour was excellent our bus driver and our tour guide was informative and they even told us where to eat in Sevilla which was the BEST place we'd eaten the whole holiday (I'm sorry I can't remember the name of it but it's an old fish market in Sevilla just before Triana that sells amazing black rice paella)!!
The Alhambra was beautiful and there is a lovely view of it for a panoramic photo from the Albicin quarter which is very pretty.
We were very pleased we were able to take this day trip from Seville. Although it was an early start, Manuel was a good driver and the small Mercedes bus was comfortable so many napped til the snack and stretch break midway enroute. Carmen was an excellent tour guide and interacted with English and Spanish speakers. Our guide at the Alhambra was also excellent. The only disappointment was that it was not a bit warmer!! It is an amazing site. The walk and lunch in the Albaicin went by quickly but provided a good view of the Alhambra. We have no hesitancy in recommending this tour.
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