Essential to any Malaga trip is a visit to Granada and its stunning Alhambra Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Luckily, this stunning Andalucian city is just an easy day trip away. To help you find the right tour for you, here are your options.
The easiest way to visit Granada is on a full-day group tour, traveling by bus from Malaga. For the best value, choose a tour that includes skip-the-line entry to the Alhambra and a guided tour of the palace complex to see the Alcazaba, Nasrid Palace, and the Generalife Gardens. Many tours also include hotel pickup and drop-off, a walking tour of Granada’s highlights, and free time to explore independently or shop for souvenirs.
Cruise visitors can make the most of their time in Malaga’s port with a full-day shore excursion to Granada. Most tours include skip-the-line entrance to the Alhambra, pickup and drop-off from Malaga cruise port, and round-trip transport. For extra peace of mind, opt for a tour covered by Viator's worry-free policy, which guarantees on-time return to your ship.
Things to Know
- Granada is about 78 miles (125 km) northeast of Malaga, a 1.5-hour drive by road.
- Day tours from Malaga typically last between 9 and 10 hours, so prepare for a long trip.
- Be sure to bring your camera, comfortable walking shoes, and water and snacks for the journey.
- Most tours include hotel pickup and entrance fees to the Alhambra Palace.