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Alhambra Private or Small Group Tour with Nasrid Palaces Skip the Line Ticket

Granada, Spain

From $55.13

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to -1 days in advance.
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Offered in: English

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.
  • 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.
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What's Included

  • Private Local guide (if it is option selected)
  • Skip the line for guaranteed entry the whole Alhambra complex including Nasrid Palaces.
  • Preventing service Covid-19: Social distancing in the walking tour and bus
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Alhambra Welcome Visitor Center Granada
    P.º de la Sabica, 13, 18009 Granada, Spain

    In front of the Alhambra ticket office and next to the Guadalupe Hotel

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

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.

The Alhambra

On a rocky hill that is difficult to access, on the banks of the River Darro, protected by mountains and surrounded by woods, among the oldest quarters in the city, the Alhambra rises up like an imposing castle with reddish tones in its ramparts that prevent the outside world from seeing the delicate beauty they enclose. Originally designed as a military area, the Alhambra became the residence of royalty and of the court of Granada in the middle of the thirteenth century, after the establishment of the Nasrid kingdom and the construction of the first palace, by the founder king Mohammed ibn Yusuf ben Nasr, better known as Alhamar. The fortress became a citadel with high ramparts and defensive towers, which house two main areas: the military area, or Alcazaba, the barracks of the royal guard, and the medina or court city, the location of the famous Nasrid Palaces and the remains of the houses of noblemen and plebeians who lived there.

3 hours Admission Ticket Included

Palace of Carlos V

A palace that met all the comforts of the time for the emperor and his family, as the Alcázar, next to the Alhambra, Construction of the palace began in 1527 and financed entirely in 1957.

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Please note: the Alhambra requires that all passengers provide the full name and passport details for each participant when booking. If not provided, the Alhambra may deny access to their premises.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

  • Any changes made less than 15 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • For a 50% refund, you must cancel 11–15 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 10 full days before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 10 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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I can not recommend this tour and the guide any more highly than saying this is a must if you go to Granada.
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Amazing tour of an amazing place
Michel_M, Jan 2023
Our guide, Hamdi, was amazingly knowledgeable. Be it with tiny details or great historical events, symbols, aesthetics, the water resources and their flow, or trees and vegetables, he was a generous source of information. Thanks to him,we got to know a lot about califats and the different rulers who occupied and enriched the Palace. And to take the measure of the enlightened centuries which allowed such a place to rise from the ground. Great visit, thanks to him. Actually, I pity the visitors who walk around the Alhambra without such a great guide.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thank you so much! Granavision is so lucky to have Hamdi in our team. We will transmit your review to him, he will be delighted . Kind regards from Granada!
1 traveler found this review helpful
An afternoon in the Alhambra
Michael_L, Jan 2023
Carlos, our tour guide, was very knowledgeable, no rush, easy pase, enjoyed the tour as much as we did.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Hi Michael! We are very grateful because you take time to write about your experience. Carlos is a wonderful guide and we lt him know your opinion. Kind Regards
Including the Nasrid Palaces! A+ for Sara!
Carolyn_B, Jan 2023
Sara brought the Alhambra and Nasrid Palaces to life, and our time just flew! Her in depth research created such a rich tour. She kept us on a good pace while giving breaks and helpful hints along the way. Skipping lines was spoiling. Sara is OUTSTANDING! The cafe at check-in was perfect for breakfast. Highly recommend this specific tour which includes the Nasrid Palaces- most don’t.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
We are very glad to know that you enjoyed the visit to the Alhambra. we are very lucky wiht our guides they are knowledge and amazing . We hope to see you again in Granada. Have a nice day
Felipe was a phenomenal...
Jason_C, Jan 2023
Felipe was a phenomenal guide! As a local, his knowledge of regional lore and Spanish history were extensive, and he was able to authoritatively answer all of the questions that we had. Easily one of the best guides (and tours) we’ve ever had.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Granavision team are grateful about your experience, we will transmit your review to Felipe, he will be delighted. Thank you so much for choosing us. Happy new year! Kind regards from Granada
1 traveler found this review helpful
Wonderful and informative
ivy_r, Dec 2022
Juando was an amazing guide. He kept my kids attention and they even learned something! Made the tour interesting and knew all the best picture viewpoints! I will recommend him to my travel group!!!
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Granavision is so lucky to have Juando in our team, we will transmit your review, he will be delighted. So grateful that even kids enjoyed. Thank you so much and Happy New Year!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Disappointed
DrKarim_S, Dec 2022
The guide had a bad attitude toward our family ,,,,he treated the American family better than us ,,,, maybe he was looking for a tip .. any bad experience and disappointed
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Thank you for your review. It is always important to hear all good and bad experiences. We are very sorry that the tour was not as good as you expected. We regret you had the impression of a lack of attention from the guide as most reviews mention kindness from them. We will inform all our guides. We hope to have you back soon in Granada and we can assure you that if you choose us again, your expectations will be fulfilled. Granavision
You have to visit Alhambra if you are in Spain.
Chi_S, Dec 2022
Good weather makes a big difference. If you like to take pictures make sure you select the time of the day the sun is not right above.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Thank you very much for your review. We hope to have you back soon! Granavision
Our guide Alberto...
Siew_N, Dec 2022
Our guide Alberto whistled a famous opera he narrated. Experienced guide whose passion for his country and job was evident.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Thank you very much for your review. We work very hard to provide the best service. It is so important to Alberto and all the team. We hope to see you back soon! Granavision
Alhambra tour with Gustavo
Stephen_O, Dec 2022
The Alhambra is spectacular. Our Guide Gustavo was awesome and made the trip a great experience. He was knowledgeable, friendly and funny. He described our group as a family and that is how we felt.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Thank you very much for your comments. It is very important for all our team. We hope to have you back in future excursions! Granavision
1 traveler found this review helpful
Excellent educational tour
Katherine_R, Dec 2022
Alberto was so full of information! He continually gave us more facts throughout the tour even walking from one place to another.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Dear customer, thank you for your review. We are happy hhat you enjoyed the tour and also our wonderfull guide Alberto. We hope you repeat the experience in Granada soon with us and also our guide team. Thank you.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Alhambra private tour with Antonio
Lizbeth_S, Dec 2022
Antonio was a superb private tour guide. He offered so much in the way of history and stories on interesting trivia to keep our attention throughout. I would recommend going in a small group tour. Very much worth the extra fee!
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Thank you so much for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed the experience with Antonio. We hope to have you again in future tours. Granavision
1 traveler found this review helpful
Highly recommend this tour
Sarah_K, Dec 2022
I cannot recommend this tour enough. Our guide was so knowledgeable and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Being in a small group with skip the line tickets meant that we were able to spend more time exploring the grounds and gardens. I learnt so much about the history of Granada and Southern Spain, whilst exploring the fascinating architecture of the Alhambra.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Thank you very much for your positive review. We hope to see you in future tours Granavision
1 traveler found this review helpful
A must do tour.
Gillian_H, Nov 2022
Alberto was a great guide who brought the Alhambra to life for us. He was extremely knowledgeable and all the facts and information at his fingertips. He also has a good sense of humour and used this to make the tour more entertaining.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Thank you very much for your review. It means a lot to all our team. We hope to have you back soon! Granavision
Alhambra was very nice!...
Edvns_K, Nov 2022
Alhambra was very nice! Generalife gardens was beautiful! Information about objects was sufficient and interesting.
Great experience
elifsalihogluu, Nov 2022
🤍🤍🤍🤍 our guide was really nice, i asked many questions about Alhambra and he anwered all of them patiently. Thank youu
Fast moving and complete.
Janot_B, Nov 2022
This was an excellent tour. It is very fast moving and packed with information. You need to listen carefully! Alberto was excellent and very well versed in his history.
Insightful, informative.
Keith_A, Oct 2022
Understanding the relationship between the original inhabitants of Alhambra and Christians who subsequently Inhabited it.
Magnificent Tour & Guide.
Jacqueline_B, Oct 2022
Our guide was more then knowledgeable about the entire site and shared excellent historical information. Would high recommend this tour.
great tour with a great guide
Anthony_C, Oct 2022
our guide borja is top notch. Looks like he really love his job. He imparted so much information about alhambra and more. he was on time and very funny too.
Top Notch Tour of Alhambra
Sharon_G, Oct 2022
Well organized meeting point. Friendly and knowledgeable guide, Hamdi. Cared for all of us and made sure we were all together, despite the crowds. Made sure we could visit at a leisurely, unhurried pace. Provided rest breaks. Excellent explanations of historically important and significant architecture and points of interest. Great tour!
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