Guided tour

Alhambra & Generalife Tour including Transport & Admission

Guided tour

Alhambra & Generalife Tour including Transport & Admission

From US$ 65.32 per person

Visit the Alhambra and the Generalife palaces on a 3-hour morning tour. Escorted by your friendly local guide, you'll explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site and marvel at the beautiful Moorish architecture of one of the world's most visited attractions.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 3 days in advance for a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details.
Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
You will be picked up at your hotel in Granada's city center between 09:15 and 09:45.
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Skip the line and enjoy priority entry to the Nasrid Palaces, Alcazaba Fortress, and Generalife Gardens
  • Discover the Alhambra, one of the world’s most popular attractions, on a guided tour
  • Explore the magnificent gardens surrounding Generalife, the sultan’s summer palace
Full description
A walk around the Alhambra Palace, listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, is a must for every visitor to Granada. It is a work of art that has appeal for many reasons, including its monumental size and historic importance, its attractive and elaborate rooms, and its exquisitely detailed Islamic art. The Alhambra was built as a fortress in 889 and converted into a royal palace in 1333 by Sultan Yusuf I. The Islamic palaces were built for the last Muslim Emirs in Spain and the court of the Nasrid dynasty. On your 3-hour tour of the Alhambra, you’ll have at your disposal an official tourist guide who has extensive knowledge of Granada’s heritage. Your guide will take you through all sections of the red fortress, and will answer any questions you may have about this spectacular monument. Admire the Alcazaba Fortress, which is the oldest part of the Alhambra complex. In the past it served as a military precinct. The Generalife, situated to the east of the Alhambra , was the sultan’s summer palace. It is surrounded by vast gardens and features elegantly aging moorish architecture.
Includes
  • Pick-up and drop off at your hotel in Granada’s city center
  • Tickets for every area of the Alhambra open to the public (Nasrid Palaces, Alcazaba Fortress, Generalife)
  • Official tourist guide
  • Lunch or other activities in the city

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Sports shoes

Know before you go

  •  The meeting point will be your hotel in Granada's city center, with pick-up between 09:15 and 09:45. You can provide your hotel's name and location after booking. Alternatively, between 09:40 to 09:50 meet at Granavision Welcome Visitor Center, next to the Alhambra (just 100 meters from the Car Park N1).
  •  Groups regularly change in nationality. In order to facilitate these changes, the visit will be in 2 languages (Spanish and English).
  •  Afternoon tour: starting time changes depending on the day and varies between 13:00 and 17:00. Please confirm the exact time by calling the supplier the day before your tour. This tour is only available in Spanish and English.
  •  The Alhambra requires that all passengers provide the full name, date of birth, and passport details for each participant when booking. If not provided, the Alhambra may deny you access.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 182 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    3.5/5
  • Service
    4.3/5
  • Organization
    4/5

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The bus was late, but we expected this through reading reviews of this tour. Once the pickups were all completed, the tour was seamless. Our guide (tall guy who loves vinyl records) was amazing! He was so enthusiastic and excited about the Alhambra. We even loved that he told school children to stop yelling and reminded the group over and over to NOT touch anything :) Thank you for a wonderful day!

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March 31, 2023

Took 3 hours but advertised as 3-4. Guide had great knowledge but we seemed rushed, why not take 4 hours? Didn't get plan or brochure of Alhambra and guide didn't tell us that our ticket also included alcazaba. Lucky we spent more time ourselves and discovered we still had this part of ticket to use.

March 31, 2023

We would have liked to know at the start that once we'd been in the fort and gardens you couldn't go back in. Our guide rushed us round and then at the end we found we couldn't get back in. Had we left the guide after the royal palace (which was a timed ticket) we could have visited at leisure. The arrangements were very efficient re pick up and drop off though.

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March 31, 2023

Product ID: 30146