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How could you not love this tour! The passion of the Flamenco, and the sights and sounds of the Albaicin were truly a wonderful experience, would definitely recommend, you have to go!!
We were looking forward to the flamenco show and had booked the show with the meal and Albaicin walking tour afterwards.
We arrived at the venue and were greeted by a large surly man who ushered us round into a waiting area - no chairs. People walked around us and nobody advised what was happening, we weren't offered a drink or apology. After 20 minutes or so we were herded into a room with a stage at the far end and a table was quickly laid. The food was fine - Salad/pork/plastic cake however we couldn't see the dancing really at all - certainly not the footwork which was very disappointing. Non diners were on chairs laid cinema style through the room and those people, having paid less got a much better view! The first set of dancers were OK but not great, the second set comprised a dancer who played the castanets wonderfully and a younger dancer who also sang. Guitarists excellent. The show finished around 10.30 and we were once again rather unceremoniously led to the reception where a young Spanish girl was going to take the Albaicin tour. We walked a very short way up the road where we could see the Alhambra lit up where she gave some history and then we walked back to the restaurant to collect our taxis back to the hotel. This was NOT a tour or even a walk in the park - it lasted no more than 10 minutes. A disappointing evening highlighted by the rudeness and surliness of the reception staff and waiter. On walking round the following day there are other flamenco venues - wish we had gone elsewhere.
This tour was not what we expected. I would not recommend it. The details on line and the guide did not explain correctly. There were NO tapaS only one. Also we took public bus to reach half way to destination and there was an immense up hill stair climbing to reach top. Not for faint of heart.
Great tour! Thoroughly recommend this to anyone visiting Granada. Flamenco is the heart of the city. No visit to Granada should miss it otherwise what is the point? The cave tavern in Sacramonte where the show is held is cool and comfortable.
We found the transfer to be a little tedious as we were waiting for late customers, so was not punctual. The venue was interesting, but I didn't enjoy the music or dancing as much as other Flamenco shows we've seen. We were one of three couples to book the dining option and the meal was just ok. The tour wasn't as detailed as I had hoped, but the view of the Alhambra at night was amazing. Overall, I don't feel this show and tour was a good use of our limited time in Granada.
The Flamenco dancing was very exciting! Completely worth seeing this! The process however was confusing. After confirming hotel pick up time via email with the local tour supplier, they apparently arrived at the hotel 30 minutes earlier, and did not know our names, so the hotel could not call to tell us. We were waiting in our room. When we came out - we were told they'd come and gone. So we instead took a taxi and arrived just in time to be seated for our appointed show.
However, we had also booked the 'dinner' part of the show, and I had to go back to the front and ask them to pull our voucher to check that. Then they found us a table, and started our service late.
The walking tour of Albaicin at night was also interesting, but the guide really rushed us along. Very little time to appreciate the views, or take pictures. There were many other groups also walking, and running into each other. It was a tad chaotic. The view of the Alhambra at night was lovely though. And our guide was funny. They did drop us back at our hotel- last.
I think they could improve their organizational bits and communications. The price seemed fair.
We scheduled this tour without really expecting a whole lot except for beautiful twilight views of Granada and the Alhambra in the distance. What a pleasant surprise! Violeta really knew the Moorish history and culture and how the Spanish, Moorish, and gypsy cultures entwined and combined to create the vibrant, beautiful Granada of today. The Albaicin district was very interesting, especially the cave houses, and the views of Alhambra lit at night were spectacular. Ending the evening with tapas and a glass of wine was just perfect. Well done.
A uniqu experience to fet to visit the gypsey caves, see the flamenco dancers, then totop off the evening, the al hambre at night...truly magnificent
Very Good evening good value
Very BAD experience. Guide and #39;s heavy accent and poor headset impeded our understanding. She wasted the first hour taking us to an artist and #39;s gallery unrelated to the Alhambra! No time left for the old fort. The tour of the palaces failed to give much insight. Thank goodness I had a guidebook.
Lyublyana T USA
Was worried reading previous reviews, but the trip was enjoyable despite that we had to wait for one of the buses with mechanical problem. Because of that I think the concert started late and it lasted about an hour instead of promised 1 hour 10 minutes. Still, unforgettable experience! Some dancers were good while others were just unbelievable. Never have seen flamenco dancing that close! As of the walking tour - it was short, but nice. Guides spoke perfect English as well as variety of other languages for the multilingual crowd. Getting to the bus for the trip back was a bit confusing, but manageable. Overall, I would gladly do it again on my next trip to Spain,
We had a big team that day, aging from 10's to 50s. Javier and his team got everybody taken good care of. Javier was a funny guy interacted nicely with all kinds of ppl we run by during our segway trip. His team members were also caring, very open to chat. My friend and I had so much fun, and it's really a good way to check around Granada. I highly recommend this. Family, let's go!
Doing what: Granada Segway Tour to Albaicin and Sacromonte
WE would not have seen this neighborhood or found our way out on our own! Colorful tour- worth seeing this part of Granada- a great view of the Alhambra at night. Less than 5 stars only because the guide's accent was a bit thick to understand everything- first time that has happened .
Thoroughly enjoyable evening.
Complete novices. Felt we were encouraged with appropriate laughter when I rather than my wife kept going wrong. I wasn't allowed to give up and I managed the steps in the end. We weren't taught the hands but our teacher was very happy to show us a few movements. I can see it is years not 45 minutes to learn Flamenco. So much more interesting to see the dancing after this experience.
This was great. Not sure we were comfortable being the only people in our cellar eating but relaxed quickly. The dancing was excellent and energetic
A delightful Segway tour of Granada. The tour took us on a nifty route through the cave area and up and down hills, and we saw some gorgeous vistas. We did the afternoon tour and sunset was magical. The only downside, and I did not knock off a star for this because I think Segway tours are just fabulous, is that I think the groups are too big. My recommendation to the company would be to invest in some of those headsets - easier to communicate to the group when you are spread out in a line.
Beautiful tour. Highly recommend it!
It was difficult to connect with the local company about the transportation. But it all worked out, we were picked up at our hotel and the dinner and performance were terrific! This was a good buy.
I booked this tour at short notice and it was my first time using Viator. My confirmation, said to phone to confirm pick-up, so my hotel reception kindly did so for that night. As I don't speak Spanish, this was a great help. I went early to the pick up point, about 5 minutes walk from the hotel. 50 minutes later at 10C, as the show was meant to start, I gave up and returned to the hotel, where reception once again phoned. I was told to get a Taxi and they would pay - so I did and they did. I gave the manager my printed confirmation and tried to get settled - the show was apparently waiting for me by now. As I was having dinner, I was at a table - in a corner where I kept hitting my head on a fire extinguisher on the wall behind me. I am not sure whether the manager had received the confirmation from Viator, or if he just hadn't had a chance to check for new bookings that day, despite phoning to confirm in the morning.
The food was edible, even tasty at times, but not what was advertised and not worth the additional price. I was served a starter immediately, which was the same for everyone getting the meal - there was no choice and it was neither of the things advertised here. The ham, chorizo, cheese and bread were tasty. Mains was a choice of fish or meat. I had the fish, since I had planned on the squid - basic but good. Dessert, there was no choice and it was a slab of ice cream covered in ice-magic chocolate.
The Flamenco was excellent, but there was no information about it. This and the good humour of the waiter were the saving grace of this part of the evening. The manager came in and waved my booking in my face once the show had started and told me hotel pickup was not included. After the show he argued aggressively with me about it, until he grasped the walking tour part as well - which was enjoyable. Our guide knew his stuff, spoke great English and was lovely.
I would do this without the dinner, given the option to choose again. Eat elsewhere before or after.
The pick up was very late. We were nervous that we were going to miss the show. Turns out the whole bus was the only audience for the show so they started late for us anyways. The show was nice and beautiful traditional flamenco dancing. Several dancers performed. It may be in a 'cave' but it looks like any other tourist set up. It wasn't as authentic as I was hoping for. The guide was very knowledgeable and we enjoyed the walking tour afterwards.
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