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Day Trip to Granada from Seville: Alhambra and Albaicín

1. Day Trip to Granada from Seville: Alhambra and Albaicín

Depart Seville and journey to the city of Granada to take a tour of the historic Alhambra, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its cultural importance and architectural beauty. Benefit from the services of an official tour guide and expert interpreter of the heritage of the city and fortress, built for the Nasrid emirs who ruled Spain in the 13th and 14th centuries. Marvel at the fortifications of the Alcazaba (citadel), built to protect the city's post-Roman districts, including the Moorish suburb of "El Albayzín." Admire the beauty of the Nasrid Palaces and Generalife, the summer pleasure gardens of the Emir. Next, drive to the center of Granada for lunch (own expense). Then, take a guided walk of the UNESCO-protected Albaicín district where the winding streets are reflective of its Medieval Moorish past. Stroll past whitewashed houses and encounter age-old churches and flower-filled balconies. Stop to take in the spectacular panoramas over the Alhambra fortress perched on its hill.  Return to Seville at the end of your historical adventure, and get dropped off at your original starting point.

Granada: Alhambra & Generalife Guided Tour with Ticket

2. Granada: Alhambra & Generalife Guided Tour with Ticket

Explore the Alhambra fortress and lavish Generalife Gardens with your official guides with this guaranteed access ticket. See hundreds of years of Granada's Moorish history as you explore this monumental site overlooking the beautiful city of Granada. The Alhambra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of the most-visited attractions in the world. Discover the history of this amazing monument. Learn all about the history of the Nasrid Kingdom through its architecture and the symbology, seen throughout the fortress and gardens. Learn the significance of water in this complex and relax in Generalife Gardens, an evergreen paradise.

Alpujarra Experience: Historical Mountain Villages

3. Alpujarra Experience: Historical Mountain Villages

Discover one of Europe's richest botanical enclaves, through picturesque villages and a breathtaking mountain landscape. La Alpujarra is an extensive valley running across the southern foothills of the Sierra Nevada and the mountains of the Contraviesa Lújar, the Mediterranean coast and the Sierra de Gador. White buildings pepper the rugged terrain, matching the snow-capped peaks down amid the lush foliage. The first stop is the 19th-century town of Lanjarón, where you'll follow the flowing waters to Orgiva, the crossroads of the region and capital of La Alpujarra. From here continue through the magical towns of Caratuñas, Pampaneira, Pitres and Trevélez, the highest village in Spain, famous for its exquisite Iberian hams. Then, drive into the heart of the charming and picturesque villages of Bubion and Capileira, where you'll enjoy breathtaking views and a traditional lunch if you choose this option.

Albaicín and Sacromonte Districts Guided Walking Tour

4. Albaicín and Sacromonte Districts Guided Walking Tour

Journey back in time and explore the medieval Moorish heart of Granada on a 2-hour walking tour of the Albaicín and Sacromonte districts surrounding the Alhambra. Discover streets that date back to the days of the Nasrid Kingdom of Granada, and were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984, as you stroll the maze of narrow alleys in the Albaicín district. Get a stunning view of the city and Alhambra at sunset from the Mirador de San Nicolás. Continue to the traditional Sacromonte neighborhood, famous for the cave houses that were once home to gypsies, artists and flamenco performers. Learn more about the history of Granada and the gypsy culture along the way as you explore the city's 2 most emblematic neighborhoods.  

Granada: Jewish and Christian Neighborhoods Guided Tour

5. Granada: Jewish and Christian Neighborhoods Guided Tour

Visit the two of the most historically significant neighborhoods of the city of Granada. Start your guided tour in the Plaza Bib-Rambla. Enter the Jewish neighborhood of Realejo and see notable local landmarks such as Corral del Carbon, Casa de los Tiros, and the Royal Quarters of Santo Domingo. Learn about the Jewish influence on the development of the city throughout the centuries.  Continue through the Christian neighborhood and discover the Cathedral of Granada, completed in 1561. See the Royal Chapel of Granada, the burial site of the Catholic Monarchs, Isabella I of Castile, and Ferdinand II of Aragon. Learn more about their marriage, and the resulting de-facto unification of Spain. Next visit the first university of the city, the Madrasah of Granada. Founded in 1349 by the ruling sultan, Yusuf I, the building today remains part of the modern University of Granada.

Granada: Federico García Lorca Life and Death Private Tour

6. Granada: Federico García Lorca Life and Death Private Tour

Travel back in time to go on a marvelous journey of discovery into the life of Federico García Lorca. Walk down the same streets he used to walk and visit the Fuente de las Batallas, the place where he was arrested prior to his execution. Take the chance to stop by at the houses in which he lived and imagine his daily life. Explore the Federico Centro Federico Garcia Lorca, a important reference point for contemporary culture, preserving the poet's legacy. Follow in the poet's footsteps with the help of your expert, professional tour guide, passionate about the artist. Finish the tour with a refreshing drink and tapas at Lorca's favorite restaurant, where he used to organize memorable gatherings.   

Alhambra Card and City Pass

7. Alhambra Card and City Pass

On the first day of this combo package, begin the experience with a tour of The Alhambra with an audioguide - one of the most visited monuments in the world. Take your time to stroll through the Alhambra, Generalife Palace and gardens, Carlos V Palace, and the rest of the palace complex at your own pace. Travel back through the centuries as you learn about the history, architecture, and art of Granada. Next, enjoy a guided tour of the Muslim neighborhood of Albayzín and the neighborhood of Sacromonte, 2 of the most characteristic neighborhoods in the world. Admire the beautiful views right in front of Alhambra. For this guided tour in Sacromonte and Albaycin the local partner will contact you to arrange a day and a time. This package also includes access to all of the most emblematic and important monuments in the city. Discover the Cathedral, Royal Chapel (Monastery of the Cartuja), Monastery of San Jerónimo, House of Zafra, Royal room, Abbey of the Sacromonte, and Casa de los Tiros Museum. In the Science Park, both adults and children can enjoy the first interactive science museum in Andalusia, which dedicates 70,000 m2 to intelligent entertainment and educational entertainment. To move around the city this ticket also includes 9 trips using the urban transport network, and 1 round-trip on the tourist train which provides perfect panoramas over the city.

Granada: Guided Tour of the Alhambra, Palaces and Gardens

8. Granada: Guided Tour of the Alhambra, Palaces and Gardens

Explore the Generalife Gardens and the Nasrid Palaces with an experienced guide. See one of the most visited and important monuments of Muslim art. Take in the hilltop city, fortress and palace built by the dynasty of the Nasrid Kings of Granada.  Learn about the citadel that dominates the skyline of Granada with its spectacular network of palaces surrounded by luxurious gardens built by a succession of sultans throughout the 150 years of construction. Walk amongst the gardens that were used to grow food and flowers.  See the early feat of engineering, a system 6 kilometers from the main monument which brought water to the Alhambra through canals to supported more than 5,000 people. Discover the history of this amazing monument, one of the most visited attractions in the world, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Albayzin and Sacromonte Private Tour at Sunset

9. Albayzin and Sacromonte Private Tour at Sunset

The neighborhood of Albayzin, declared a World Heritage Site in 1984, was the origin of the current city of Granada, still retaining all the magic of its Arabic past. Narrow streets and white houses built at random, the famous Cármenes of Granada. The Sacromonte, located in the Valley of Valparaiso, is a picturesque and idyllic place on the outskirts of the urban center of Granada. It is a traditional suburb of the Granadian gypsies from India, who arrived in Spain in the 15th century. Portrayed with great mastery by the poet Federico García Lorca in his book Romancero Gitano, the gypsies dance the traditional and unique Grenadine Zambras inside their caves. This tour is a perfect complement to the visit of the Alhambra, as it allows us to see how the Arab and Christian culture are intermingled in the city and how beautiful is Granada from the other side. This is a late afternoon and evening tour. Your starting time will always ensure that you reach Saint Nicholas viewpoint by sunset. 

Private Tour in Granada

10. Private Tour in Granada

On this tour, have an official tour guide who can show you the highlights of Granada. The tour will start at Plaza Bib-Rambla, next to the big fountain. Once there, your guide, who will have an orange umbrella, will take you to the most important monuments in the city. The first stop is the Alcaicería, an old souk from the Arabic era in Granada. It will then be time to visit the city's cathedral and the Royal Chapel. Wander into one of the most famous neighborhoods in Granada, Albaycin. Your guide will show you the narrow streets, typical of the neighborhood, and visit a famous viewpoint to see the Alhambra in a unique way. After this panoramic private tour, you will have seen and got to know the heart and culture of Granada.

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It was a great and hassle free trip to Granada and the Alhambra. Zoraida, our guide, is very friendly, informative and cared for our well being. Even with a large group, the tour is well managed and on time. The drive is pleasant and the roads are the best. Scenery is composed mainly of olive plantations.

An incredible experience. Bus was very comfortable and guides were excellent at telling stories and history. This is definitely worth the long trek in my opinion. The castle tour is a once in a lifetime experience. I think it should be on everyone's bucket list.

Great trip - packed a lot in a long day! The Alhambra tour was terrific - Carlos Fuentes was an excellent guide for our group. And Petra was a great overall guide.

Very informative tour led by a friendly, well spoken young fellow. Unfortunately, despite the very high price, the tour was not all inclusive :-(

The knowledge of the guides specially Alba at Alhambra was increíble. Learned a lot.