Discover the magnificent Alhambra and more on a full-day trip from Malaga to Granada. Travel to the UNESCO-listed Alhambra by air-conditioned coach, and take a guided walking tour of the salons, courtyards, and halls, including a visit to the Generalife Gardens. Then, explore the city of Granada on a walking tour, passing the Royal Chapel, Corral del Carbon, and more, with free time for lunch (own expense). Upgrade to see the city’s top attractions by hop-on, hop-off tourist train, and then drive back from Granada to Malaga.
Granada Day Trip from Malaga, including the Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens
Choose your preferred tour option when you book. Then, leave central Malaga by comfortable, air-conditioned coach and journey to Granada.
Drink in the rugged Andalucian landscapes, and as you approach, enjoy glimpses of the Alhambra, perched on a hill between Granada and the Sierra Nevada mountains. Built by Spain’s ruling Moors more than 600 years ago, this gorgeous palace-fortress is regarded as one of the world’s finest examples of Islamic architecture and was used as a courtly city and residence.
On arrival, enjoy a guided tour of the Alhambra’s main components, including the Charles V Palace and the neighboring Generalife Gardens. See the Court of Lions and Hall of the Ambassadors, and stroll around the courtyards, fountains, and pavilions as your guide shares facts about their history and design.
Then, wander around the patios and fountains of the Generalife, and see the stunning garden views over Granada and its whitewashed old Moorish quarter of Albaycin.
Next, drive to the center of Granada for a walking tour of the city center. Explore the surroundings of the Royal Chapel, the Alcaiceria, Corral del Carbon, Cathedral, and more, with free time for lunch (own expense). Afterward, relax on the coach ride back to Malaga, where your tour ends at the start point.
Granada Sightseeing Train Upgrade
Upgrade your Granada Day Trip including the city's sightseeing train. Right after visiting the Alhambra, the Nasrid Palaces, the Charles V Palace and the Generalife Gardens, hop on the train and enjoy the ride! This environmentally friendly train is the only hybrid train in Europe. It has been exclusively made for the city and it will carry you to the most famous places in town.
See Albaycin, explore the vibrant Realejo district, and perhaps hop off near Granada Cathedral to enjoy the bustling shopping area of Plaza Bib-Rambla. Alternatively, stay aboard for a great overview of this beautiful city.