• Location: Granada, Spain
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
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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.

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

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

Danielle M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

This tour was amazing!

Kyle P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Highly Recommended! Great guide very knowledgeable!

Sharonpllim

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

My family enjoyed the tour tremendously. It was informative and not boring. The pace was just nice. The group size perfect. Will definitely recommend it ..

Sally F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

I did this tour with my 15 year old daughter on Dec. 30 and can't remember our guide's name! Doing the Alhambra on a guided tour is a must. We learned so much from our guide and through conversations with her that we wouldn't have learned any other way. She was exceptionally knowledgeable about history and the location. Hands-down the most interesting part of our 11-city visit to Spain. Highly recommend this tour know that there is a great deal of walking due to the size of the Alhambra.

Non T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Great tour and guide.

Mark L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Excellent, beautiful site and the guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. I would recommend this to anyone visiting the region.

Noor Adzlin A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

This tour was amazing!

Irene D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Great tour. A lot of walking involved because it is such a big place but we'll worthwhile taking the time to do so. Really enjoyed it.

Nancy E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Great tour . Gus was an outstanding guide.

Nancy E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Great tour . Gus was an outstanding guide.

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