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From Benalmadena: Alhambra Full-Day Tour with Nasrid Palaces

1. From Benalmadena: Alhambra Full-Day Tour with Nasrid Palaces

After pickup from Benalmadena, enjoy a scenic drive across the mountain range of Málaga to reach the historical city of Granada, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains. Upon arrival, discover the monuments that form the Alhambra, the most visited monument in Spain. First, take a walk across the Generalife Gardens and soak up the peaceful atmosphere of these landscaped gardens. Then, it's time for you to explore the Nasrid Palaces. Marvel at the elaborately decorated rooms and the rich mix of architectural styles. Admire a panoramic view of the city from the walls of the Alhambra, before enjoying some free time in Granada town. You can have lunch at a local restaurant, or simply stroll around the narrow streets. You will then meet the bus to start the return journey back to Benalmadena.

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From Costa del Sol or Malaga: Granada and Alhambra Tour

2. From Costa del Sol or Malaga: Granada and Alhambra Tour

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.

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Private Alhambra Tour From Malaga & Surrounds

3. Private Alhambra Tour From Malaga & Surrounds

Learn about the history of Granada on this six-hour guided tour of the Alhambra and Generalife summer palace with a skip-the-line ticket. A specialist and historian guide will lead you around the vast complex, dating back more than 600 years. Marvel at a magnificent mix of Islamic art and culture. Your tour includes hotel pick-up and drop-off via private coach.  Then,  you will be driven to the Alhambra (about 1.5 hours) to visit the Alhambra with your official tour guide. See Nasrid Palace where you will enjoy the Mexuar, Comares and Lions courtyard; Alcazaba - the Military Fortification; and Generalife the recreational Palace and Gardens. After the 2.5-hour tour, enjoy an hour on your own exploring outside or inside Alhambra where you can visit shops, restaurants and museums.   On this guided tour you will feel the spirit of the last Muslim bastion in Spain. Yusuf is still here – in spirit. So is his father, Ismail I, and his son, Muhammed V. These three sultans were largely responsible for the Palacio Nazaríes – the 14th-century miracle that shines as the Alhambra’s jewel. To amble through these chambers and corridors is to step into Al-Andalus, to feel the energy of a civilization that held such a significant portion of Europe in its grip for eight centuries. Its matters of state still whisper in the Mexuar – a meeting place for ministers, all floral tiles and tapering columns, whose later conversion into a chapel could not conceal its Moorish origins. Its afternoons at play still haunt the Patio de los Leones – an intricate courtyard, the core of royal life under Muhammed V, where fountains splash. And its sophistication still flickers around the Palacio de Comares. 

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What people are saying about Benalmadena

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 20 reviews

This was the most fantastic tour I’ve ever had! Very personable driver who spoke fluent English was waiting for me at cruise terminal and whisked me away to Alhambra where I met my guide who was fluent in Arabic as well as English, and very knowledgeable in Islamic culture and history, which enabled him to provide detailed explanations of the Alhambra’s unique design, artwork and symbolism throughout the palaces. Tour time also allowed me to explore Granada’s old town before being returned to ship. I highly recommend.

Our guide Katy was superb on the coach and balanced information humour and relaxation really well. Noelle, our guide at the alhambra was exceptional, the tour flew in with fascinating stories and plenty of good pic and rest stops. One of the most relaxed tours ive been on in Spain. Thank you

The old guide man was knowledgeable and very helpful. I highly recommend the tour. It was a wonderful trip from Torremolinos to Alhambra Palace. Thank you.

Perfect on Time collection from Benalmadena. Katy is a knowledgeable guide and Huan a super driver. I shall book again in future trip.

A really enjoyable trip with time to explore Granada before visiting the Alhambra