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From Seville: Alhambra and Albaicín Full-Day Tour

1. From Seville: Alhambra and Albaicín Full-Day Tour

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 in the history of the 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 districts, including the Moorish suburb of "El Albayzín". Admire the beauty of the Generalife, home to the summer pleasure gardens of the Emir. Next, drive to the center of Granada to enjoy free time for lunch. 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 of the Alhambra fortress perched on the neighboring hilltop. Return to Seville at the end of your historical adventure, and be dropped off at your original starting point.

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From Malaga: Alhambra Full-Day Tour with Nasrid Palaces

2. From Malaga: Alhambra Full-Day Tour with Nasrid Palaces

Visit the Alhambra and the vibrant city of Granada without worrying about tickets and transportation. Travel from Malaga in a bus driven by a professional, bilingual driver. Enjoy a guided tour of the Alhambra complex, including a visit to the Nasrid Palaces. Admire the elaborate rooms and Moorish architecture and learn about the symbols and techniques used in the monument's construction.  Learn about the various occupiers of the palace throughout the centuries. Stroll through the Generalife Gardens and admire the views of the city from the top of the castle tower. After your visit, take some free time in the city center to visit the cathedral, have lunch in a local restaurant or simply wander around the streets and plazas. Stop at one of Granada's famous tapas bars You will then board the coach for the return transfer back to Malaga.

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From Torremolinos: Alhambra and Centre of Granada Full-Day Tour

3. From Torremolinos: Alhambra and Centre of Granada Full-Day Tour

Visit the city of Granada and one of the most important and historical sites in Europe on this day trip from Torremolinos. Travel in a comfortable bus driven by a professional and friendly driver. First stop is the Alhambra Palace, the most visited monument in Spain. It was built during the 13th century and declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984. Enjoy a complete guided tour of the extensive complex, including the beautiful Nasrid Palaces and Generalife Gardens. You will then be taken to Granada's city center, where you will have free time to visit the Cathedral and explore the picturesque streets and plazas of this vibrant town. At the end of the day, you will board the bus to take you back to Torremolinos.

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From Malaga: Alhambra Full-Day Tour without Nasrid Palaces

4. From Malaga: Alhambra Full-Day Tour without Nasrid Palaces

Visit the city of Granada and one of the most important and historical sites in Europe on this day trip from Malaga. Travel in a comfortable bus driven by a professional and friendly driver. First stop is the Alhambra Palace, the most visited monument in Spain. It was built during the 13th century and declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984. Enjoy a guided tour of the extensive complex, including the beautiful Generalife Gardens. You will then be taken to Granada's city center, where you will have free time to visit the Cathedral or explore the picturesque streets and plazas of this vibrant town. At the end of the day, you will board the bus to take you back to Malaga.

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Granada: Alhambra Ticket and Arabian Bath Full-Day Tour

5. Granada: Alhambra Ticket and Arabian Bath Full-Day Tour

Become a sultan of old Andaluz on a sightseeing tour of Alhambra, combined with a visit to a luxurious Arabian spa in the evening. In the morning, explore the history of Granada on a private tour of Alhambra and Generalife. One of the most important structures of the Middle Ages, Alhambra is also one of the finest examples of Islamic architecture in the world. Learn about the 9th-century palace and fortress, and marvel at its magnificent mix of Moorish and Spanish culture. A hallmark of Granada's Moorish traditions is its use of water, especially in the Arabic baths. Granada's Hammam Al Andalus is a great way to unwind in the evening after a cultural day at Alhambra and Generalife. At Hammam Al Andalus, be welcomed in by the aromatic scent of essential oils. Bathing in the pools of different temperatures is a sure way to be eased into a state of heavenly calm, and if any stress still lingers, treat yourself to an optional massage.

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Granada City Train 1 or 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Ticket

6. Granada City Train 1 or 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Ticket

Discover Granada at your own pace with a full-day ticket to the exclusive hop-on hop-off train. Specially designed to navigate the narrow streets of the Albaicín, the train features a panoramic roof, open deck in summer, and on board audio guides in 12 languages, available at an extra cost (with 2 special kids channels in Spanish and English). You can hop on and off at any of the stops to experience the essence of the city, from the monumental Alhambra to the atmospheric Albaicín. Explore the Realejo district, stop for a coffee in Plaza Neuva, get city views from the Mirador de San Nicolas, and much more. Get on and off the train as often as you want for as long as your ticket is valid, and discover the city's most important sites. The Alhambra Route runs during the day, while the City Center Route is an evening train that takes in Granada’s great nighttime atmosphere. Alhambra Route (Green Line): trains run every 30-45 minutes • Alhambra a. Alhambra Generalife/Taquillas b. Alhambra Palacios Nazaríes/Puerta Justícia • Cuesta Gomérez • Plaza Nueva/Office Granada City Tour • Paseo de los Tristes • Mirador de San Cristóbal/Albaicín • Monasterio de la Cartuja • Plaza de Toros • Catedral/Plaza Romanilla • Calle Alhóndiga/Recogida • Plaza Mariana Pineda/El Corte Inglés • Calle Molinos/Campo del Príncipe • Hotel Alhambra Palace/Carmen de los Mártires City Center Route (Red Line): trains run every 30-60 minutes, depending on the time of year • Plaza Nueva/Oficina Granada City Tour • Paseo de los Tristes • Mirador de San Cristóbal/Albaicín • Monasterio de la Cartuja • Plaza de Toros • Catedral/Plaza de la Romanilla • Calle Alhóndiga/Recogidas • Plaza Mariana Pineda/El Corte Inglés

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From Seville: Alhambra Full-Day Tour with Nasrid Palaces

7. From Seville: Alhambra Full-Day Tour with Nasrid Palaces

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 in the history of the 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 districts, including the Moorish suburb of "El Albayzín". Admire the beauty of the Nasrid Palaces and the Generalife, the summer pleasure gardens of the Emir. Next, drive to the center of Granada to enjoy free time to explore the city at your own pace. You could stroll through the winding streets of the UNESCO-protected Albaicín district, or have a leisurely lunch in one of the many plazas. Return to Seville at the end of your historical adventure, and be dropped off at your original starting point.

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Granada and Alhambra Shore Excursion from Malaga

8. Granada and Alhambra Shore Excursion from Malaga

Experience the beauty and serenity of the Andalusian countryside on your full-day tour from Malaga port to the stunning city of Granada. Begin the day with a pick-up at the Malaga port and enjoy a 2-hour transfer through the serene countryside to the breathtaking Alhambra Palace. Discover the maze of magnificent halls and intimate courtyards decorated with rows of elegant arches, bubbling fountains and splendidly carved decorations. Visit the Palace of Charles the 5th, an outstanding example of Spanish Renaissance architecture, as well as the Alcazaba fortress whose Torre de la Vela tower offers spectacular views of beautiful Granada. Continue the tour with a visit to Generalife Gardens, a royal place of leisure and recreation with beautiful exotic gardens, stunning water features and the aroma of jasmine. Afterwards, enjoy free time to explore the historical city center of Granada and discover its fascinating Moorish, Christian and Jewish cultural heritage.

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Alhambra and Granada Day Tour from Roquetas de Mar, Almeria

9. Alhambra and Granada Day Tour from Roquetas de Mar, Almeria

Take this full-day excursion from Roquetas de Mar to explore the most visited site in Spain, the exquisite Alhambra in Granada. Start the morning with a drive through the Sierra Nevada, between the rivers Darro and Genil. Passing through the desert of Tabernas, you'll reach the golden, · cobblestoned city of Granada where you will get some free time to explore it on your own pace. Attractions you will see include the Nasrid Palaces & the Generalife Gardens.  Move on to the monumental Alhambra and get skip-the-line entry to explore the vast complex, constructed during the mid-14th century by the Berber rulers of the Emirate of Granada in al-Andalus. You will also see the Renaissance palace built by Emperor Charles V inside the Arab stronghold. One of Spain’s most magnificent examples of Moorish architecture, the Alhambra delights with its harmonious blend of Islamic architecture and dreamy gardens. Take a pause for lunch before driving back along the Mediterranean coast, skirting the Sierra Nevada National Park to Roquetas de Mar on the sunny Mediterranean Coast.

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From Seville: Alhambra Full-Day Tour without Nasrid Palaces

10. From Seville: Alhambra Full-Day Tour without Nasrid Palaces

Depart Seville and head to the vibrant city of Granada, home to Spain’s most visited monument, the Alhambra. Upon arrival, head inside this UNESCO listed landmark where your guided tour begins. Stroll around the many rooms and buildings of the Alhambra, and learn about its fascinating history which dates back to the 13th century. Listen to stories about the many events that happened here, as you walk in the footsteps of royalty and prominent historical figures.  Highlights of the Alhambra include the Alcazaba, Generalife, Gardens, Palace of Carlos V, and Mosque Baths, each offering stunning architecture, richly decorated interiors, and a unique insight into Spanish history. 

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What people are saying about Palace of Charles V

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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.

Alhambra is beautiful. Book the trip with Nasrid palaces. This was the best part by far!

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