Book your desired tour option and take care to list any special interests you have, such as art, history or architecture. That way, your private guide can prepare for your tour in advance to reflect your personal interests.
Then, on the day, meet your guide at your central Malaga hotel, hop inside your private air-conditioned vehicle, and journey through Andalucia’s countryside toward Granada.
As you approach, get your first tantalizing glimpses of the UNESCO-listed Alhambra Palace: a vision of turrets and towers set on a hill between the city and the Sierra Nevada range.
Built by Spain’s ruling Moors more than 600 years ago, this mighty palace-fortress is considered of the world’s most beautiful Islamic architectural complexes, and was used as a courtly city and residence by a line of sultans.
When you arrive, head inside with your private guide and enjoy a fascinating walking tour around the Alhambra’s attractions. Explore the exquisite Nasrid Palace including its enchanting Court of Lions as your guide sheds lights on its decoration and design. Roam the other halls, salons and courtyards, and see the Charles V Palace, added to the Alhambra in the 16th century by the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V.
Having explored the Alhambra, continue to the neighboring Generalife, a 14th-century Moorish palace enveloped in ornamental gardens. Meander around the serene fountains and reflecting pools, and admire the stunning views of Granada from the viewpoints.
Afterward, continue into central Granada, and if you’ve chosen to upgrade, visit a local restaurant for a delicious, 3-course Spanish lunch. See the Itinerary for a sample menu.
Then, enjoy some free time to explore Granada as you wish. Perhaps delve into the narrow lanes of the whitewashed Albaycin quarter, shop for souvenirs around the Plaza Bib-Rambla, or pay a visit to Granada Cathedral or the vibrant Realejo district — it’s down to you. If you wish, ask your guide for insider tips on places to see and go.
Finally, return to Malaga, where your tour ends with a hotel drop-off.