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From Costa del Sol or Malaga: Granada and Alhambra Tour

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From Costa del Sol or Malaga: Granada and Alhambra Tour

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Likely to sell out

From US$ 88.90 per person

Likely to sell out

Journey to the foothills of the Sierra Nevada to reach what was the capital of the Nasrid kingdom and visit the most significant palace of Arab influence in Europe. Book in advance, tickets are easily sold out.

About this activity

Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a 60% refund
Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English


10 hours
  • Province of Málaga

  • Granada, Spain (free time)

  • Alhambra, Granada (guided tour)

  • Province of Málaga

Pickup included
Main stop
Other stop
  • Experience a unique trip through history
  • Have the chance to visit the Alhambra Palace and the Generalife Gardens
  • Enjoy free time in Granada town to have lunch or take a walk through the streets
  • Join a group in your selected language during the Alhambra visit (maximum 2 languages per guide)
  • Enjoy 1 free bottle of water per person on the bus from Málaga to Granada
Full description

The Alhambra is the most visited monument in Spain and an essential stop for anyone visiting Granada. If you want to discover all its secrets, its exclusive Nasrid Palaces, and the Generalife Gardens, do not hesitate to book this excursion.

You can choose to be picked up from one of the different pick-up points in Costa del Sol or Malaga at the indicated time. Then, enjoy a scenic drive across the mountain range of Málaga to reach the historical city of Granada.

Upon arrival, discover the monuments that form the Alhambra. Firstly, take a walk across the Generalife Gardens which holds the Palace of Charles V. With this option, you do not enter the Nasrid Palaces.

After this exciting visit, enjoy a panoramic view of the city and then have some free time in Granada town. You can have lunch or walk through the typical streets of the Alcaicería. After, return to Costa del Sol where your tour will end.

  • Air-conditioned bus
  • Entrance ticket to the Alhambra Palace
  • Entrance ticket to Nasrid Palaces (if option selected)
  • Tour guide during the journey
  • Local guide at the Alhambra monuments
  • Pickups from the fixed points along Costa del Sol
  • Breakfast or lunch
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Backpacks

Know before you go

  •  In case there are no tickets available to Patio de los Leones of the Nassiride Palais, enjoy a visit to the Alhambra without the Patio. The non Patio de los Leones includes the Generalife and Alhambra Gardens, an external view of the Nassirides buildings and the Palais of Charles V, and a complete historical explanation from dedicated guides
  • The Alhambra tour will take place in Spanish or English
  • Please bring your original valid ID or Passport the day of the excursion .
  • Remember to wear comfortable shoes and warm clothes during the winter month
  • Note that the order of the visits may be altered according to the schedule of admittance at the Alhambra Castle since it is not possible to reserve tickets before booking
  • Please re-confirm the pickup time with the local supplier as the established one may change due to access times at the monument
  • Once at the Alhambra, the group traveling on the bus will be divided according to their selected language
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 265 reviews

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The coach arrived on time and we were on our way to Granada. Lovely city and such an amazing Cathedral. In the afternoon we got taken by a guide around the Alhambra by a lady whose name was Karin. The view from the Fortress to the City below was just amazing. Well organised routine with safety as there first concern to which I was impressed.

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April 1, 2023

At 8.15h we left our meeting point with the bus. We arrived in Granada around 10.00h and got to spend 3,5h in the city center wandering around (free time). Our guide Antonia was very nice although and made sure we followed the schedule. Her English wasn’t always 100% understandable but it was fine for the amount of explaining she did. At 16.00h, we were welcomed at the Alhambra by our local guide Lara with whom we had a lovely experience. She showed us around every part of the monument, with interesting stories & photo tips. Added benefit: fast lane access due to her guide pass, which you wouldn’t have visiting individually. Watch out though, it’s a tour of 5km so make sure to wear comfortable shoes. We arrived back in Malaga around 21.00h, tired but happy!

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April 1, 2023

Great tour, really shone a light on the history and many interesting details (although even the tour guide admitted, there is lots more to see than can be covered in one day - already planning a return visit!) Also worth mentioning the added benefit of skipping all the queues, so no waiting in line! Highly recommend.

April 1, 2023

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