1. Spain
  2. Andalusia
  3. Granada
  4. Alhambra

Skip-the-Line Alhambra & Nasrid Palaces Guided Tour

Product ID: 30360
Explore one of the most popular monuments in Spain on a tour of more than 3 hours. Walk with official guides through the Moorish palaces and visit the stunning summer palace and gardens of the Generalife.
About this activity
Duration: 3 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Spanish, French, German, Italian
Cancellation policy
This activity is non-refundable.

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Experience

Highlights
  • Skip the long lines to explore the most popular monument in Spain
  • Wander the Nasrid Palaces of the Alhambra
  • Get superb city views from the Fortress
  • Learn about the Moorish history of Granada from an expert guide
  • Stroll around the fragrant gardens of the Generalife summer residence
Full description
Learn about the history of Granada on this 3-hour guided tour of the Alhambra and Generalife summer palace. An informative guide will lead you around the vast complex, dating back more than 600 years. Marvel at a magnficent mix of Islamic art and culture.

Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984, the Alhambra was a courtly city where the sultans of the Nasrid Dynasty lived. In addition to the ornate palaces of the sultans, your guide will take you the military fortress for rewarding views of Granada and the surrounding mountains. Then walk over to the Generalife.

Built as a place of leisure for the Moorish Kings of Granada in the 14th century, its beautiful gardens are abundant with diverse flora and stunning water features. One writer poetically described it as the "water that cries."
Includes
  • Expert local guide
  • Tickets to the Alhambra Palace Complex (Nasrid Palaces, Generalife Gardens and Alcazaba)
  • Entrance to the Charles V Palace
What’s Not Included
  • Pick-up and drop off
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information
Know before you go
• Please note you must bring identification (e.g. your passport) to enter the Alhambra.
• Please wear comfortable shoes.
• As per Alhambra policy and in order to conserve the monument, time slots can be changed prior to your tour date.
• As part of the regulations for entering the Alhambra all babies and children must have their own ticket. Please do not forget to book it together with the rest of the group/family members.
• The local partner acquires the Alhambra tickets through the Patronato de la Alhambra. The conditions of these purchases are published in the Boletín de la Junta de Andalucía of January 22, 2020. The Patronato de la Alhambra requires that tickets have to be nominated at the time of purchase. The quota of tickets is submitted to the purchase demands of each day. If there is no availability of tickets for the date you desire, the full amount paid will be refunded.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 3047 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.2 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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La guía Tania ha ido espectacular, controlaba mogollón y sabía de lo que hablaba, además te lo contaba de una forma amena, atractiva y entretenida. Lo único que no me ha gustado es que no te dejaban casi tiempo en los lugares para hacer fotitos. En el patio de los leones me he quedado atrás del grupo. Por lo demás todo muy bien.

February 21, 2020

This is the must-see. These places are magnificent both in atmosphere and architecture. Don't miss any of them. I met other tourists who said that they went to the garden only but no chance to get inside the palace. They should see the amazing palace too. Mr. Edu was a very friendly guide. He gave much information. I enjoyed a lot. Three hours seemed to pass very fast.

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January 7, 2020

There are 2 cafes near the Alhambra ticket line. We asked around and unfortunately waited in the wrong cafe. We called the agency several times and they never picked up. Finally one other guide offered to help us and take us to we’re out guide would most likely be. However when he called the agency to try to help us they were rude to him and told him that since we were late it was their policy that we lost our money and she wouldn’t give him the info on where our guide was. Really bad policy as we were waiting for over 45minutes. There should be a central area for all guided tours to avoid this. We ended up being lucky and buying the last tickets to go into the garden and 2 other areas for less than 20 euros and we did a free tour with “My top tour” with a fantastic guide called Christina. My recommendation is do not waste your money with this tour company, buy tickets in advance and directly though the Alhambra website.

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March 1, 2020

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Product ID: 30360