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  • Overview
  • Important Info
  • Price and booking

Overview

Skip past the Alhambra’s long entrance lines with your private guide and explore this incredible palace complex! Including priority access, this private tour ensures you’ll see the best of Granada’s premier UNESCO World Heritage Site with ease. Tour all the must-visit Alhambra highlights like Alcazaba Fortress, the Nasrid Palaces and Generalife Gardens, while learning about its Moorish history.

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • Led by a local guide


  • What You Can Expect

    Visit the Alhambra – Granada’s most famous monument – with your friendly private guide. Skip past the long entrance lines with your priority access ticket and head straight inside to start your tour.

    The UNESCO-listed palace complex is thought to have originated as a fortress in the 9th century, and then expanded with opulent palaces, vast courtyards and lavish gardens added during the following centuries. Learn all the Alhambra’s intriguing history from your guide while exploring its delights, hearing tales and trivia about the Moorish Kings and sultans who once called the place their home.

    Visit Alcazaba Fortress (the complex’s oldest part) and see Torre de la Vela – the tower that is most associated with Alhambra. Views from here are spectacular and on clear days you can easily pick out parts of Granada like Mirador de San Nicolas.

    Walk through the Alhambra’s most important halls and courtyards including the Nasrid Palaces, Myrtle Courtyard (Patio de los Arrayanes), and the Ambassador’s Hall (Salon de Embajadores). Admire the contrasting Renaissance architecture of the Palace of Charles V with the rest of Alhambra’s rich Moorish architecture and décor, and take a peek at the Royal Baths.

    Before your tour ends, your private guide will show you around Generalife Gardens, where the Spanish rulers of bygone days went to relax. Stroll through two of its beautiful courtyards – Patio de la Acequia and Patio de la Sultana – and admire the decadent flower beds and colorful plants that comprise these spectacular gardens. At the end of your tour, your private guide will drop you back at the original departure point.

    Advance bookings are strongly recommended, as access to the Alhambra is strictly limited to a certain number of visitors each day.

    Cancellation Policy

    Package is cancellable prior to three days from the commencement of the service.

Customer Reviews

Harry G

21-May-2017

Fantastic tour, our guide was invaluable. Beautiful sights.

VANESSA K

21-May-2017

Our guide Patricia not sure of the spelling in Spanish was amazing. She is very knowledgeable and the tour was very well paced. Not only did she enlighten us on the history of the Alhambra, she was able to explain the different types of trees and flowers in the vast gardens. After the tour, we were allowed to stay in the grounds to explore more on our own. This tour was worth every penny and definitely recommended.

Carla F

16-Apr-2017

Excellent tour and a must-see if you are visiting near Granada. Im so glad we chose to tour Alhambra with a private guide as it can get very busy and a guide is the best way to navigate the crowds while learning about the rich history. We met our guide Natalia at the welcome center which was a short walk across the street at a cafe where we could grab a bite before the tour. Natalia was incredibly knowledgeable and very friendly. She was very patient and answered all of our questions, and filled our time with interesting stories about the palace and its occupants, and history of the time period. She also provided tips on how to get the best photos as we maneuvered through the palace and gardens. At the conclusion of the tour, Natalia was gracious enough to give us directions to town where we could find great restaurants and shops. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes as youll be doing a lot of walking.

Travis F

10-Apr-2017

What a fantastic tour! Our guide, Gus was excellent. His knowledge and passion for the Alhambra and it's history was second to none. This is the way to go to see the Alhambra while being able to enjoy hearing about the various palaces and history. Having a small private group we were able to quickly navigate around the large groups.

Bridget D

09-Apr-2017

This was a wonderful experience. Our guide, Tarek, was knowledgeable and warm. He brought the Alhambra to life with his stories and wisdom. Without his guidance, our visit would not have been so meaningful. He expertly moved us through large groups of tourists and took his time answering our questions and explaining the site. Thank you, Tarek. Our day at the Alhambra is a treasured memory.

Details


Inclusions

  • Skip-the-line entrance ticket
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)

  • Exclusions

    • Gratuities (optional)
    • Food and drinks, unless specified

    • Additional Info

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
      • Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat
      • On occasion the Alhambra Trust may alter the order of the visit or restrict access to certain areas. In this case, the tour will be adapted accordingly without reducing the visiting time
      • Book a transfer from your hotel to the departure point at an extra price

      • Voucher info

        You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

        Departure Point

        Central Granada. If you book the hotel pickup option, your tour will start from your centrally-located Granada hotel or nearest available pickup point

        Departure Time

        9am (hotel pickup takes place between 8:30am and 8:45am)

        Duration

        2 hours 30 minutes

        Return Details

        Returns to original departure point


Tour Options

Tour without transfer

Code: 3443CITALHVIANTRA

Alhambra and Generalife private tour, with no hotel pickup or drop-off. 9:00 AM
Starting From 5238
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Tour with transfer

Code: Code: 3443CITALHVIATRA

Alhambra and Generalife private tour, including hotel pickup and drop-off 8:30 AM
Starting From 6491
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