Depart from your Granada hotel in a luxurious, air-conditioned minivan and admire the splendid hues of the Spanish sunset. Ascend La Sabica Hill in order to reach Alhambra’s high hilltop perch and admire the glittering lights of Granada as they twinkle below.
Home to a succession of sultans, kings and emirs, the picturesque palace is unrivalled in its refined beauty and architectural majesty. Disembark the minivan and appreciate the tranquil atmosphere of the palace in the evening, a time when the daytime crowds disperse. Follow your knowledgeable private guide on a comprehensive and captivating tour of the legendary landmark; begin at the Alhambra Atrium and stroll through a narrow passageway to the picturesque Palace of Charles V. Admire the classic splendor of the Spanish Renaissance architecture, noting the stark contrast to the Moorish buildings that surround.
After listening to entertaining anecdotes about eccentric emperor Charles V, continue to a set of magnificent Moorish structures named the Nasrid Palaces. Admire the incandescent illumination of the buildings and explore the opulent Islamic art and lavishly furnished chambers, listening to tales of the extravagant emirs that used to inhabit the enclaves.
Next, wander to the prominent Palace of Comares, a structure considered the royal complex’s most significant. Delve into the history of the palace, exploring the majestic Court of the Lions and the Hall of Two Sisters, and then awaken your senses at the Lindaraja viewpoint. See the sparkling lights of the city below and absorb the idyllic ambience before returning to minivan for the return journey to your hotel.