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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

Jean P

15-Aug-2017

The Alhambra was a fantastic experience and we were very pleased we had booked a personal tour. Our children are 13, 11 and 8 and we were enormously impressed with our guide Beatrice who was able to keep their interest alive throughout the 3 hour tour! We were able to move more or less at our own pace, covered a lot of ground and at the end were happy to have seen the most interesting parts of the palaces and grounds. I would certainly recommend spending a bit extra on the personal tour in a place like Alhambra because there is so much to see and so many other people in the way!! :-

Michael I

24-Jul-2017

Our guide, Eduardo, was fantastic. His knowledge of the history and culture really enhanced our tour. Without his knowledge, we would just be looking at incredible buildings with no context or historical meaning. Eduardo pointed out the room inside the Palace of Nasarid where Columbus first requested financing from Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand for his voyage west. The Alhambra itself is an amazing place and a must see. The artwork, ceramics and carvings were stunning and very much a lost art today. We highly recommend this tour and it's worth the price. Go early the height of summer, as Granada was very hot, 113 degrees by late afternoon.

Jody M

06-Jul-2017

Though I initially hesitated to indulge in a private tour, it was absolutely worth it. Our guide, Gustavo, was tremendously knowledgeable and amazingly entertaining. The history and beauty of the Alhambra left both my daughter and I speechless. As we wandered through the buildings and grounds, Gustavo was able to relate the various areas to the history and to each other. This was one of those once-in-a-lifetime experiences I dream of repeating one day.

Jeffrey B

04-Jul-2017

Sergio was an outstanding tour guide. During our private tour he gave a wide range of historical, natural and social information, and has a great sense of humor. The pace was perfect for a long tour.

fong928

28-Jun-2017

Very good guide who spent more than allocated time with us.

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 5426
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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 6723
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