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Private Tour: Alhambra and Generalife

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Granada, Spain
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2 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
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Offered in: English and 4 more

Overview

Sail past long lines and crowded entrance halls on a private tour of Granada’s Alhambra Palace. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, explore the majestic UNESCO World Heritage Site while enjoying priority access and insightful commentary. See historical highlights like the Alcazaba Fortress and the Nasrid Palaces, then stroll amid the botanical beauty of the Generalife Gardens. Select the option of hotel pickup and drop-off to enjoy convenient round-trip transportation.
  • Private tour of the Alhambra and Generalife Gardens
  • Enjoy fast-track entrance to this UNESCO World Heritage Site with your skip-the-line Alhambra ticket
  • Tour top Alhambra attractions like the Nasrid Palaces, Alcazaba Fortress and Palace of Charles V
  • Learn about the Moorish kings and sultans who once lived in the palace complex and admire its decadent architecture

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Add on a hotel pickup and drop-off with this private Alhambra tour that’s both flexible and convenient.
Depart from your Granada hotel in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan or meet at a central departure point depending on which option you selected. Ascend to the high hilltop perch of Alhambra Palace, disembark the minivan and sail past long lines at the crowded entrance hall. Set out with your experienced guide to discover the architectural allure of the UNESCO-listed fortress. 
Plunge into the opulent palaces, vast courtyards and lavish gardens as you delve into the captivating history of the 9th century fortress; hear tales and trivia regarding decadent sultans, extravagant emirs and Moorish Kings who formerly inhabited the palace. Visit the complex’s most ancient enclave, the Alcazaba Fortress, in order to ascend the Torre de la Vela and admire spectacular views of the sprawling Spanish city. Stroll through opulent halls and expansive courtyards like the Patio de los Arrayanes and the Ambassador’s Hall; admire the architectural majesty of the Nasrid Palaces; and hear entertaining tales of eccentric emperor Charles V when you visit his eponymous palace. 
Wander the gorgeous Generalife Gardens and absorb the botanical beauty of the sculptured landscape; see the verdant splendor of the Patio de la Acequia and Patio de la Sultana, two beautiful courtyards; and gain insight into the exotic flowers and decadent shrubs that decorate the area. Return to the original departure point or enjoy convenient transportation back to your hotel when the tour concludes.   Advance bookings are strongly recommended, as access to the Alhambra is strictly limited to a certain number of visitors each day.

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Reviews by Viator travelers
Private tour of Al Hambra
Excursion24744993396
Private tour with outstanding guide - friendly, extremely knowledgeable, fascinating cultural insights.
Not impressed
Matt R
Not worth the money. Would not recommend. You could do better or just as good with free app tours by Rick Steves for example or just using a written guide. Viator had me scheduled for 9am but when I arrived I was told my tour was at 10am so I had to wait an hour and a half. Tour was mediocre. Viator was a disappointment. I had several questions they basically told me to call the local tour company who only had a voice mail response. They never called back. Unacceptable and fly by night if you ask me. Would not recommend Viator who leaves you on your own, they get your sale and basically do not care after that.
Great way to see these wonders
Marylizb1
Natalie was a terrific guide providing excellent information as we wandered through the site. She knew how to avoid the crowds allowing us to experience it all at a proper pace. By this time in our trip we were tired of group tours and crowded sites. This experience was a real treat!
Excellent Guide
MerlionSingapore
My family and I arrived about 20 minutes before the scheduled time of 9am for the private tour of Alhambra and Generalife by Granavision, and the guide, Alberto was there and the tour started immediately. Very good first impression. He spoke in excellent English. And was very enthusiastic about sharing the history and the numerous architectural styles of the Alhambra complex. During the tour through the gardens, Generalife, his well-versed knowledge of the various plants clearly showed through. The services provided by Alberto was excellent!
Private Tour of the Alhambra
katelr2018
We thoroughly enjoyed our private tour of the Alhambra. Our tour guide, Beatriz A. I. was fluent in English and was very knowledgeable about the history and the myths of the beautiful Alhambra. With a private tour, Bea was able to engage directly with us and our teenagers, which kept their attention far better than any group activity we had tried. It was pricy but worth it. Well done.
Incredible Experience!!!
Andrew A
At the top of our bucket list when we visited Spain in May was to see Alhambra (and Generalife). In reading some of the on-line comments from others who had visited those sites, it became clear that to maximize our time and the quality of the experience that a private tour was the way to go. In our entire two weeks in Spain, this was clearly the best spent money and experience we had. Our tour guide, Eduardo, was absolutely fantastic. In fact, ask for him when you book the private tour, because he was amazing. His English was flawless, his knowledge of the history, architecture, religions, cultures, plant-life was amazing. He is a professor when he isn't giving tours and it shows. He was patient, funny, and insightful. Having a private tour was ideal, because the Alhambra is massive and having someone who could answer every question and provide insights and information as we made our way around the site was almost essentiall. In fact, I can't imagine that the experience would have been remotely comparable without a private tour and without Eduardo. I would strongly encourage anyone going to the Alhambra to avoid the limitations of those pre-recorded headsets and the frustration of large tour groups, pay a few more dollars/euros, and do the private tour. And I would use Viator (their communication was outstanding) and Eduardo, because their tour and this experience was the highlight of our visit!
Best Tour Guide at amazing location!
KateEM2018
We loved Beatrice our tour guide. She was knowledgable, fun, kind and patient. She tailored the tour to our group - especially bringing the history to life for our 10 year old son. The Alhambra was our favorite tour of a 14 day trip and Beatrice was our favorite guide of the entire trip. The check-in location is up the stairs to the left of the entrance to the Alhambra in a private storefront. It is not located on the Alhambra property. We got a little lost looking for our guide. There is a small coffee shop with food items while you wait. Highly recommend an early morning tour to avoid the crowds and heat in summertime.
Not worth the extra $
Adrienne P
The guide was knowledgeable but didn’t provide context or additional information. Better to go with the hand gel pre recorded tour
This is an amazing place and our tour...
jsc421
This is an amazing place and our tour guide was excellent!
Fantastic tour of the Alhambra and...
John M
Fantastic tour of the Alhambra and Generalife gardens. Our guide was Guillermo Lopez and he was an interesting and knowledgeable guide, making the whole place come alive for our group of two adults and an 11year old.

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