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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.


  • 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

Gregor A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Excellent tour picked up and dropped off at hotel. Our tour guide, Miranda was very knowledgeable and made the tour interesting.

Bill B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Our tour guide, Alberto, was excellent...very informative and easy to listen to. We briefly were got separated from the group It was crowded that day. and he came and found us. Amazing ceilings ...carvings looked like snow with blue highlights falling but stopped in mid flight. Beautiful gardens and surroundings.

Sherry E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Gus our tour guide was awesome - entertaining and educational tour of a beautiful historical structure we never knew existed prior to our visit to Granada. Would highly recommend to others.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Our tour guide was friendly, humorous, and very knowledgeable! This was a fantastic experience!

Khalid A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016


Robert M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This is an absolutely amazing visit. Even though it's late summer, the gardens are amazing. It's a must do in Granada. Eduardo is such a good guide. He is very knowledgeable and friendly and considerate of the slower members of the group. He made sure we had a drink and toilet break. I am confident to make this a highly recommended tour. Go do it!

Jacqui T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Highly recommended. We had two children with us 13 and 8 and they managed to walk the 4km. Need to be able to walk, climb steps etc for this tour but really worth it. Just beautiful and a must see in granada - Victor our tour guide was great.

Elaine P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

I was very happy with the tour and also our tour guide. Very happy.
We covered all the sightseeing areas at a easy unrushed pace of walking. Seen more sights than I expected.

Janice M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Excellent tour. All inclusive with pickup and drop off at hotel.
Our tour guide, Esther, was so full of information about the Alhambra. What a beautiful, historical place.

Antony B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

I have visited the Alhambra a few times in the past, but this was the first time with a guide. The whole experience, from pick up at the hotel, the quality of our guide Antonio who was friendly knowledgeable and very efficient, was truly excellent and our whole party of 6 thoroughly enjoyed the trip. Would strongly recommend.

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