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Discover the imperial majesty of Granada’s Alhambra and its gorgeous Genralife Gardens on a 2.5-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.

Highlights

  • 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

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What You Can Expect

Skip the Line: Alhambra and Generalife Gardens Half-Day Tour

Generalife Gardens, Granada

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.

Customer Reviews

Karen F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Fabulous tour with very good guide!

Vladimir M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Excellent tour. Our guide Enrique was excellent. He was knowlegable and explain everything very well.

Neil T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Excellent afternoon out. Our tour guide was excellent. A thorough history of the palace was given. The tour does certainly allow you to skip the waiting lines of other sight seers. Thoroughly enjoyable tour with a few stops.

Johann S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Worth the time and effort.

LoveTravelling

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Tarek, our tour guide was amazing! He gave us so many info about Alhambra and all the places there, in a way that he made us live the experience! We booked the group tour, but we eventually were only4 persons with him so we had the chance to ask questions etc! It was like a private tour and that helped us see and understand more!
Alhambra, the gardens and generally the area up there is priceless! You can't miss it if you go to Granada!

Anne L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Excellent tour with Antonio and totally worth doing!

Rosemary K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Excellent communication prior to the date of tour, I was collected on time near my hotel by two lovely people, the tour was wonderful, Gustavo was an excellent tour guide. I am sorry that I did not locate the free wine, but I am sure that is the point! A place I had always wanted to visit, I was delighted. Thank you!

MICHAEL W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Great tour . The Alhambra was amazing. I would go back for more!! Good guide but too many people in the group. Would to go back in the evening next time.

richard b

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

The tour guide was great and obtaining the tour guaranteed passes that day which was a big plus.

GRAEME W. B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

So glad my brother and I booked this tour while visiting from Australia. Our guide Gus was very informative and entertaining and gave us an excellent overview of the Alhambra's history. It was a wonderful experience and this tour is not be missed.

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