Granada, Spain

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clock-o3 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English and 1 more


Discover the imperial majesty of Granada’s Alhambra and its gorgeous Genralife Gardens on a 3-hour walking tour with a knowledgeable guide. 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.
  • 2.5-hour Alhambra and Generalife Gardens walking tour
  • Visit Alcazaba Fortress, the Nasrid Palaces and the Palace of Charles V
  • Learn about the sultans and Moorish kings who once made Alhambra their home
  • Explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site at a leisurely pace with your expert local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from your centrally located Granada hotel included
  • Secure your Alhambra ticket and jump the queues on this half-day trip
After hotel pickup in Granada, relax in your comfortable, air-conditioned minivan during the scenic ascent to Alhambra’s high hilltop perch. Gaze in wonder at the dramatic monument as you approach the entrance then sail straight past the long lines with your priority access ticket. 

Once inside, immerse yourself in the magnificent Moorish architecture and fascinating history of the palace complex; admire the ostentatious opulence of rooms within the Nasrid Palace, marveling at the Hall of Ambassadors (Salón de los Embajadores) and Myrtle Courtyard (Patio de los Arrayanes). Hear entertaining tales of the eccentric emperor Charles V as you admire the architecture of the eponymous palace.

Next, step inside the Hall of Abencerrajes and gaze at the star-shaped domed ceiling; listen to grisly tales of the 15th century massacre then visualize the soothing splendor of the Royal Baths. Delve into the complex’s 13th century origin and learn of the various rulers that customized the complex according to their own whims and wants.   

Awaken your senses to the green grandeur of the Generalife Gardens during a relaxed stroll of the grounds. Discover distinctive water features, exotic plants and decadent flowers as your guide provides captivating context. 

After your exploration, return to the minivan and relax during the smooth journey back to your hotel, where the tour concludes.


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, Oct 2018

We arranged our visit to the amazing Alhambra months in advance through Viator, which ended up booking us with Granavision. Our overall experience was mixed; the actual tour of the Alhambra and gardens was wonderful. We were very fortunate to have Victor as our guide. His explanations of the history and architecture were excellent, and he managed to give a clear and interesting tour in both English and Spanish, without shortchanging anyone. He’s also got a terrific sense of humor. The difficult and frustrating part was our experience with Granavision. When I booked the tour, I chose the date that we wanted to visit, and was offered morning or afternoon options. I chose afternoon, and then received a confirmation from Granavision stating in writing that our hotel pickup would either be between 1:15 and 1:45, or 3:15 and 3:45. Already, this was not a good start, as we were hoping to plan other activities in Granada for the day, and needed to know when the tour would start. The confirmation voucher also said that we needed to confirm with Granavision several days before the tour date, or else our reservation could be cancelled. We telephoned them the Tuesday before our Saturday tour, and we were told that our pickup would be at our hotel at 1:50. Just to be sure, we called Granavision again upon arriving in Granada on Friday. This time, they told us that our pickup would be at our hotel at 4:15. We were surprised and frustrated by the time change, but figured we had no other options. At 4:15, while waiting in our hotel lobby, the concierge came to us and said that Granavision had just called them and said that they would not be picking us up at our hotel as planned, and that we should take a taxi (at their expense) to their offices near the Alhambra. (At this point, we were beginning to doubt that we were even going to get in to see the place). So we took a taxi, arrived, and finally things seemed organized, and we went on our wonderful tour with Victor.Still, the entire experience was quite frustrating, especially because we were only in Granada for a short time and had no margin for error. They offered no explanation for the time change. While it worked out in the end, I would never knowingly book through Granavision again.

, Sep 2018

Consuela was an amazing guide, providing a comprehensive tour of the Alhambra. She was leading a group of both English and French speakers, effortlessly communicating in both languages and keeping us all together. It was a large group of 27 people, but the wireless audio system worked great to be able to hear our guide as we looked around. It was an excellent tour.

, Aug 2018

This tour was great! Our guide Antonio was funny, helpful and gave us great information. Highly recommend this tour!

, Jul 2018

Amazing place to visit! Loved the tour and history behind this magnificent place.

, Jul 2018

If you visit Granada, the Alhambra is a must see! Our tour guide was not only knowledgeable, butwan entertaining guide, as well. The grounds are magical and I can’t recommend it enough.

, Apr 2018

This was an amazing experience and we are still talking about it. Loved our guide and the sites. Thank you!

, Apr 2018

A very knowledgeable and articulate guide. Pickup at hotel is a must.

, Apr 2018

A really wonderful tour!! Our guide, Juan Antonio Diaz was very informative, knowledgeable and really nice. I will be honest, we were hesitant to book after reading some negative reviews about viator not this tour in particular and just decided to take the plunge anyway. SO, SO glad we did!! Thank you guys, you provided a great service and we got to see the amazing Alhambra which was one of the highlights of our entire trip to Spain. Advice to travellers - book at least two months ahead of time or you may be disappointed the Alhambra is just spectacular.

, Apr 2018

We did not get tickets for Alhambra so booked this instead. We were not picked up from the hotel so had to go to another hotel at 9:30 AM only to find out our tour will start at 11 AM! We were misinformed by customer service. Although there were only 11 people in our group, the tour guide failed to make it interesting or exciting with his very dry and casual commentary. Often rushed through not giving us enough time to enjoy the finer detail or take photos! He kept complaining about a large number of tourists coming to Alhambra! and weather instead of focusing on making the best out of the situation. I don't think they realise how much investment and effort people make reach here. We deserve better!!
I highly recommend fellow tourist either book direct tickets or get a Granda Card. Avoid at all cost.

, Mar 2018

Tour guide lacked needed qualifications.

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