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Generalife Gardens Tours

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Generalife Gardens
The 13th-century Generalife served as a summer retreat for Nasrid kings when they needed a break from palace affairs. From its perch on Cerro del Sol (Hill of the Sun), the series of terraces, promenades, and gardens spread across 74 landscaped acres (30 hectares) of the Alhambra complex afford some of the best views over Granada.

The Basics
Entrance to the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Generalife Gardens is included in your entrance ticket to the Alhambra, but you can also purchase a separate ticket for the gardens only. Since the complex ranks as one of the most-visited attractions in Andalucia, it’s a good idea to book a skip-the-line tour—small-group or private—of both the Alhambra and Generalife ahead of time to avoid disappointment. It’s also possible to see both attractions on a guided day trip from Seville, Roquetas de Mar, or Malaga.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Generalife Gardens are a must-visit for all first-time visitors to Granada.
  • Wear comfortable shoes and be prepared to do quite a bit of walking.
  • Don’t forget to bring sun protection, as southern Spain can get very hot.
  • Strollers are not permitted on the grounds of the Generalife, so plan to bring a baby carrier if needed.
  • The Generalife Gardens are mostly wheelchair accessible, and there are modified tours that cater to—and include—wheelchairs. 

How to Get There
You can walk to the Alhambra and Generalife from Granada city center, but be prepared for a bit of an incline. If you’d rather save your legs for exploring, opt for a bus or taxi. Most guided tours include round-trip transportation from Granada hotels.

When to Get There
The Generalife Gardens are open daily throughout the year for daytime visits, and for evening visits between March and November. Be sure to book your tickets (which are timed) well in advance, especially if you’re visiting during the peak summer season. It’s a good idea to arrive at the grounds well in advance of your ticket time.

Visiting the Generalife, Nasrid Palace, and Alcazaba
The Alhambra complex is divided into three sections, all accessed with the same ticket. As you plan your tour of the palace, keep in mind that you can visit the Alcazaba and Generalife Gardens at any point during your visit to the complex, but entrance to the Nasrid Palace is for a set time. 
Address: Granada, Spain
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Alhambra and Nasrid Palaces Ticket with Audioguide

Alhambra and Nasrid Palaces Ticket with Audioguide

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Thousands visit Granada’s Alhambra each day and daily numbers are capped to help protect the complex. Book in advance to avoid disappointment and save vacation time with this skip-the-line audio guide ticket. Simply collect your ticket and audio guide at the entrance, bypass the ticket-purchase lines, and explore the Nasrid Palaces, Generalife, Alcazaba, and more your own way, dipping in and out of the audio commentary as you wish.
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$35.33
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$35.33
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Enjoy Granada: Alhambra, Flamenco Show and Walking tour Albaycin & Sacromonte

Enjoy Granada: Alhambra, Flamenco Show and Walking tour Albaycin & Sacromonte

Experience the best of Granada with a combination package that includes skip-the-line admission to the Alhambra with audio-guide, a guided walking tour of the Albaycin and Sacromonte districts, and a flamenco show. Benefit from guaranteed tickets to the Alhambra’s main sections: the Alcazaba Fortress, Nasrid Palaces, and Generalife Gardens. Then take the guided walking tour in the early evening, which ends with entrance to the flamenco performance.
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  • 1 to 2 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$117.77
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$117.77
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Skip the Line: Alhambra and Generalife Gardens Half-Day Tour

Skip the Line: Alhambra and Generalife Gardens Half-Day Tour

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Discover the imperial majesty of Granada’s Alhambra and its gorgeous Generalife Gardens on this walking tour. Sail past long lines at the entrance hall with an exclusive priority access pass, and then embark upon an enriching exploration of the palace complex. See the magnificent Moorish architecture of the Nasrid palaces and a gain a glimpse into the decadent sultans who once inhabited the opulent structure. Admire panoramic city vistas from a hilltop perch; stroll through the botanical beauty of the Generalife Gardens and enjoy convenient round-trip hotel transportation during this exciting excursion.
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$43.72
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$43.72
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Skip The Line Alhambra and Nasrid Palaces Guided Tour

Skip The Line Alhambra and Nasrid Palaces Guided Tour

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This tour is a great choice for travelers interested in historic sites. Save time waiting in long visitor lines with a skip-the-line entrance ticket to the stunning complex of Alhambra included. Explore the palace complex and Generalife with a guide, so you don’t get lost. Your guide enhances your day with stories about the history, art, culture, and mysteries of the palace and surrounding area.
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$58.29
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$58.29
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Alhambra and Generalife Small-Group Guided Tour in Granada. Skip the line

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Alhambra and Generalife Small-Group Guided Tour in Granada. Skip the line

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Explore the crown jewel of medieval Granada on a tour of the Alhambra, and gain skip-the-line entry to the Moorish palace and fortress complex. Together with the Generalife gardens, they form a UNESCO World Heritage site. Learn about the Nasrid dynasty as well as Muslim, Jewish and Christian history during a walking tour with your informative guide.
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$46.63
$58.29
$11.66 savings
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Alhambra, Nasrid Palaces, Generalife and Alcazaba Private Tour in Granada

Alhambra, Nasrid Palaces, Generalife and Alcazaba Private Tour in Granada

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Described by Moorish poets as “a pearl set in emeralds,” the Alhambra is indeed the jewel of Granada. Discover the legends behind the beauty on this private tour of the entire Alhambra palace complex, which includes skip-the-line admission to Granada’s most popular attraction. This tour can accommodate your group of one to 20 people, and includes a choice of morning, afternoon, or evening departure.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$53.53
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$53.53
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Private Tour: Alhambra and Generalife Gardens, Nasrid Palaces, Skip the line.

Private Tour: Alhambra and Generalife Gardens, Nasrid Palaces, Skip the line.

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Sail past long lines and crowded entrance halls on a private tour of Granada’s Alhambra Palace. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, explore the majestic UNESCO World Heritage Site while enjoying priority access and insightful commentary. See historical highlights like the Alcazaba Fortress and the Nasrid Palaces, then stroll amid the botanical beauty of the Generalife Gardens. Select the option of hotel pickup and drop-off to enjoy convenient round-trip transportation.
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$77.33
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$77.33
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Skip the Line: Alhambra Palace Tour with Generalife Gardens

Skip the Line: Alhambra Palace Tour with Generalife Gardens

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Delve into the UNESCO-listed Alhambra and explore its chambers and gardens on this 2.5-hour guided tour. Skip the long entrance lines to Spain’s most visited monument, and stroll through the Nasrid Palaces and Charles V Palace as your guide shares tales of the buildings and the Moorish sultans who originally lived here. Plus, enjoy a walk around the Generalife Gardens, with their ponds, courtyards, and orchards.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$65.43
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Priority Access to Alhambra and Generalife Gardens in Granada

Priority Access to Alhambra and Generalife Gardens in Granada

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Escape the crowds and maximize your time in Granada’s magnificent the Alhambra on this tour. With a priority-access pass, you’ll be one of the first to enter the Alhambra — a UNESCO-listed landmark famed for its architecture — with a guide. Explore the Alcazaba Fortress, walk through the Generalife Gardens and take in panoramic views of Granada from Torre de la Vela.
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$39.00
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$39.00
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Alhambra and Generalife Private Guided Tour in Granada

Alhambra and Generalife Private Guided Tour in Granada

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Discover the legacy of Spain’s powerful Nasrid dynasty on a private tour of the UNESCO-listed Alhambra citadel and Generalife gardens in Granada. From Moorish sultans to Catholic kings, hear stories from the centuries of rulers who occupied this stunning royal complex and adjacent gardens while an official guide reveals the secrets behind their multicultural history and design.
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$166.55
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$166.55
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Alhambra: Nasrid Palaces & Generalife Ticket with Audioguide

Alhambra: Nasrid Palaces & Generalife Ticket with Audioguide

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Explore Nasrid Palaces, the Alhambra, and Generalife Gardens at your own pace on this audio-guided tour. Learn about Moorish history and the Nasrid Kingdom, the last Muslim dynasty on the Iberian Peninsula. Visit the Alhambra fortress, tour the royal palaces, and stroll the lush grounds of Generalife Gardens, a place of leisure for Granda’s rulers.
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  • 3 to 6 hours
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$53.53
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Malaga to Granada: skip-the-line at Alhambra & Nasrid Palace - for cruisers only

Malaga to Granada: skip-the-line at Alhambra & Nasrid Palace - for cruisers only

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When your cruise ship sails in the port of Malaga, set out to explore the cultural majesty of Granada on a full-day shore excursion. Accompanied by an accomplished guide, immerse yourself in the regal extravagance of the Alhambra palace complex on a guided tour. Sail past the long lines at the crowded entrance hall with a priority access pass and immediately begin exploring vast courtyards, winding walkways and richly decorated chambers. Admire the architectural amalgamations inspired by Moorish and colonial styles then absorb the botanical beauty of the Generalife Gardens. An intimate experience is ensured with numbers limited to 18 people.
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  • 7 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$115.90
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Alhambra and Generalife Skip-the-Line Ticket with Official Guide

Alhambra and Generalife Skip-the-Line Ticket with Official Guide

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Spend more time exploring the Alhambra instead of waiting to enter with this skip-the-line ticket and a guided tour. Hear live commentary from your guide during the 2.5-hour tour of the fortress and Generalife Gardens at Granada’s popular UNESCO World Heritage Site. Entry to Nasrid Palaces is not included.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$41.64
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Skip-The-Line Alhambra and Generalife Expert Guided Tour

Skip-The-Line Alhambra and Generalife Expert Guided Tour

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Skip the line for entrance tickets and spend more of your time exploring Spain's famed Alhambra Palace and Generalife gardens on this guided tour. Enjoy the privilege of priority entrance and be one of the first to enter the grounds and step back into Granada’s Muslim past whilst exploring the palace and fortress. Get insight into the gardens' features and a deeper look at the region’s history from your guide, before exploring farther independently.
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$49.96
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$49.96
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Alhambra and Generalife tour in a small premium group

Alhambra and Generalife tour in a small premium group

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Take a guided tour through the beautiful Alhambra Palace and discover its rich history. Stroll through the corridors of this UNESCO-listed site and learn about the palace’s famous past residents before heading to the Nasrid Palace for a short, guided tour of the “Sultans Residence.” Skip the notoriously long lines of these landmarks with this tour and get some insider tips from your guide to round out your experience.
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$83.27
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$83.27
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Alhambra Generalife and Nasrid Palaces Guided Walking Tour in Granada

Alhambra Generalife and Nasrid Palaces Guided Walking Tour in Granada

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The Alhambra Palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Granada’s most visited attraction. With this tour, take in all of the highlights in just three hours on a guided walking tour. Discover the Moorish-style palace, visit the Nasrid Palaces, and stroll around the Generalife Gardens, with plenty of stops to take photos along the way.
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  • 3 hours
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$46.40
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$46.40

Alhambra, Generalife & Nasrid Palaces: Tour with Fast Track

Alhambra, Generalife & Nasrid Palaces: Tour with Fast Track

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Skip the lines at Granada's most famous attraction, the Alhambra, with a half-day tour that includes expedited entry to the popular monument. Explore the breathtaking structures and grounds with a guide who shares insightful commentary about the UNESCO World Heritage Site. This package includes admission tickets to all sections of the Alhambra, including Nasrid Palaces and Generalife gardens.
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$50.00
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$50.00
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Alhambra and Generalife Premium-group Guided Tour

Alhambra and Generalife Premium-group Guided Tour

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Learn about the history of Granada and its Islamic past on this exclusive guided walking tour. In groups no larger than 10 people, tour the grounds of Alhambra, a palatial fortress complex and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Admire the architecture as you stroll through lush gardens and along elaborate stone pathways. Your guide is available to answer any questions you may have. 
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$70.19
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$70.19
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Private Official Guide to Visit Alhambra in Granada

Private Official Guide to Visit Alhambra in Granada

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Explore the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site of Alhambra on private tour. Avoid the long lines and head straight into the complex with your tour guide. See the Alcazaba, La Qasba, the Nazaries Palaces, La Dar al-Mamlaka, and Generalife and learn about the rich history behind this Moorish structure. Customize the itinerary to your preferences and upgrade to include pickup from your hotel.
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$241.47
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$241.47
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Granada: Alhambra & Generalife Ticket with Audio Guide

Granada: Alhambra & Generalife Ticket with Audio Guide

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Save time when visiting the popular Alhambra fortress in Granada by pre-booking a skip-the-line admission ticket. The ticket gives you access to the Alcazaba and Generalife Gardens, where you can proceed at your own pace with an audio guide that provides informative commentary about the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Nasrid Palaces not included.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$34.50
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$34.50

Private 3-hour Tour to Alhambra & Nasrid Palace Tickets included

Private 3-hour Tour to Alhambra & Nasrid Palace Tickets included

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Visit Granada's top attraction, the Alhambra, while enjoying personalized attention and the ability to travel at your own pace. This private tour for up to 10 people gets you a dedicated guide that will lead you through the UNESCO World Heritage Site on foot, providing in-depth commentary and answering any questions you may have. Tickets to all the parts of the palace and the ability to skip the often-long ticket queues are included in this tour, saving you lots of time and giving you access to the entire place.
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$348.56
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$348.56
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Alhambra and Generalife Private Guided Tour with optional Nasrid Palaces

Alhambra and Generalife Private Guided Tour with optional Nasrid Palaces

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Maximize time in Granada and explore the Alhambra palace with a private guide during this half-day tour. Learn about the building’s architecture, history, and gardens as you stroll through the palace at your own pace. See important elements including the Gate of Pomegranates and the Pillar of Charles V during the guided tour.
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$206.00
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$206.00
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Official Guided Visit Alhambra, Nasrid Palaces and Generalife

Official Guided Visit Alhambra, Nasrid Palaces and Generalife

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Go on an in-depth exploration of the Alhambra on this guided walking tour. Head into the Alhambra complex and learn about its history from your guide. Visit many different parts of the palace, including the gardens, the Palace of Charles V, the Justice Gate, and more. Admire the unique Nasrid architecture and take in the views of the city from the Alhambra.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.43
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$65.43

Alhambra Nasrid Palaces & Generalife Semiprivate Guided Tour

Alhambra Nasrid Palaces & Generalife Semiprivate Guided Tour

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Skip the lines at one of the most popular tourist destinations in Spain on a guided tour through the elaborate architecture, grounds, and history of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Alhambra fortress, Nasrid Palaces, and Generalife gardens each have their own fascinating history. So, without waiting in line at any of the sites, you have ample time to explore and learn about the surroundings from your guide.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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$82.08
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$82.08

Skip the line: Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens Private Guided Tour

Skip the line: Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens Private Guided Tour

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Step into the world of Islamic architecture and Moorish emirs on a private tour of the Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens that includes skip-the-line admission to the sites. Join a local guide to explore the very best of the Alhambra, learning about Granada’s diverse history and culture along the way. You’ll walk through the Nasrid Palaces where the Moorish sultans once lived, courts, halls, and patios, then follow manicured pathways through the historic gardens.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$105.60
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Motril Shore Excursion: Skip-the-Line Alhambra and Generalife Gardens Day Trip

Motril Shore Excursion: Skip-the-Line Alhambra and Generalife Gardens Day Trip

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Sail into the Port of Mortil and set out to explore one of Granada’s most alluring attractions with a skip-the-line shore excursion to the Alhambra palace complex. Enjoy luxurious transportation and a knowledgeable guide as you wander the opulent chambers and pristine palaces of the complex. Sail past the long lines of the entrance hall with a priority access pass and visit historical highlights like the Nasrid Palaces and the Generalife Gardens.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$212.94
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Should I book Generalife Gardens tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Generalife Gardens can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 84 Generalife Gardens tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Generalife Gardens 2020?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Generalife Gardens costs USD 35.33. Guided Generalife Gardens tours start around USD 35.33 per person. See all 84 Generalife Gardens tickets and tours on Viator.
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