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

Alhambra, Nasrid Palaces and Generalife Guided Tour

Product ID: 121302
Explore the entire complex of the Alhambra and Generalife palaces and gardens with an official guide, and learn more about the Nasrid dynasty and King Charles V of Spain.
About this activity
Duration: 3 hours
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Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 4 days in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the Nasrid palaces and gardens of the Alhambra and Generalife
  • Get a stunning view of Granada from the Torre de la Vela watchtower
  • Learn more about the walled fortress of the alcazaba (citadel)
Full description
Enter the stunning complex of the Alhambra and Generalife palaces and gardens, first built by Mohammed ben Al-Ahmar of the Emirate of Granada in the 13th century.

Join an official guide to experience the splendor of the state rooms and inner courtyards connecting different areas of the palaces, and get carried away by the sound of the fountains. Visit the Torre de la Vela watchtower for an impressive view of Granada, and see the Renaissance palace of Charles V.

Go to the summit of Monte Mauror to visit the 14th-century country estate of the Generalife, used by the Muslim rulers of the Nasrid dynasty as a place of rest.  
Includes
  • Official, bilingual guide (English and Spanish-speaking)
  • Entry ticket to the Alhambra and Generalife
  • Wireless headphones
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Food and drinks

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet at the ticket office of the Alhambra.

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 71 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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Learned a lot, but did not have enough time to see all Nasrid Palaces

The guide had expertise and was very nice. Unfortunately she spent way too much time in the Generalife, the Spanish castle and other parts, so we did not have enough time to see the Nasrid Palaces. We were rushed through the best parts and had to leave without seeing it all.

April 23, 2019

Beautiful site and a wonderful guide!

We don’t usually book guided tours, preferring to self-guide. However we had ticket availability issues, so the only way for us to see the Alhambra (during Semana Santa) was through a guided tour. And we are so glad that we did! The audio headphones used to amplify the guided descriptions eliminated the need to be up front next to her, creating a more individualized experience. And the guide was wonderful! I believe her name was Bianca. She had a PH.D. in historical architecture and was a veritable fountain of information.

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April 7, 2018

disappointed with the guide

We booked an English-speaking, it turned out that the guide spent 75% of the time talking in Spanish and only 20% in English. The tour was rushed and we didn't have a chance to take in what was explained, or take photos before having to move on.

May 28, 2018

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Product ID: 121302