Confirm your preferred start time prior to the day of tour, and meet your official tour guide at a central location in Granada. Skip the long entrance lines at the Alhambra, one of Spain’s most visited monuments, and head directly inside this stunning example of Moorish architecture. As you explore the expansive Alcazaba citadel, learn about the sultans of the Nasrid dynasty — Spain’s last Muslim rulers, who reigned during the golden age of Granada.
Explore many other aspects of the sprawling complex, including the Nasrid and Comares palaces, the Alhambra gardens, and the palace occupied by Charles V when Granada came under Christian rule. Hear your guide retell the history-shaping events that took place here, and see evidence of the changes wrought by Muslim, Christian, and Jewish influence. Walk in the footsteps of sultans, kings, and poets as you pass through ornate halls, royal apartments, and splendid gardens, where you can admire the well-preserved Arab architecture and decor.
The tour also includes entrance to the adjacent Generalife gardens, an enticing series of Moorish-style landscapes that was enjoyed by the Nasrid rulers as a summer retreat. Soak up the peaceful ambience created by arcades, greenery, and fountains while your guide shares details of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Throughout the 3-hour tour, feel free to ask all the questions you like and take advantage of your guide’s expertise and personalized attention.