Private Tour: Alhambra and Generalife Gardens, Nasrid Palaces, Skip the line.

Duration: 3 hours
Destination: Spain, Andalucía, Granada
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  • 3 hours
  • Granada
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Skip past the Alhambra’s long entrance lines with your private guide and explore this incredible Nasrid Palaces at night! Including priority access, this private tour ensures you’ll see the best of Granada’s premier UNESCO World Heritage Site with ease.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: The Alhambra, Calle Real de la Alhambra, s/n Palacio de Carlos V, 18009 Granada Spain

On a rocky hill that is difficult to access, on the banks of the River Darro, protected by mountains and surrounded by woods, among the oldest quarters in the city, the Alhambra rises up like an imposing castle with reddish tones in its ramparts that prevent the outside world from seeing the delicate beauty they enclose.

Originally designed as a military area, the Alhambra became the residence of royalty and of the court of Granada in the middle of the thirteenth century, after the establishment of the Nasrid kingdom and the construction of the first palace, by the founder king Mohammed ibn Yusuf ben Nasr, better known as Alhamar. The fortress became a citadel with high ramparts and defensive towers, which house two main areas: the military area, or Alcazaba, the barracks of the royal guard, and the medina or court city, the location of the famous Nasrid Palaces and the remains of the houses of noblemen and plebeians who lived there.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Palace of Carlos V, Alhambra, Granada Spain

A palace that met all the comforts of the time for the emperor and his family, as the Alcázar, next to the Alhambra, Construction of the palace began in 1527 and financed entirely in 1957.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Nasrid Palaces, Calle Real De La Alhambra, 18009 Granada Spain

The habitual residence of the kings of Granada, their construction began at the beginning of the 14th century. The Nasrid Palaces are a palatial complex formed by three buildings: - The Mexuar is the oldest hall. It was employed for meetings between the ministers of the king and as a courtroom. - Next, we come to the Palace of Comares, which dates back to the era of Yusuf I. This dwelling was erected around the Patio de los Arrayanes (Courtyard of the Myrtles), and its side exits lead to the Sala de los Embajadores (Hall of Ambassadors) and the Sala de la Barca (Hall of the Boat). The Hall of Ambassadors is located inside the Tower of Comares. - The Palace of the Lions, dating back to the era of Muhammed V, is also a royal residence. It is composed of a central courtyard, the Courtyard of the Lions, and halls along each side, the Hall of the Mocarabes, the Hall of the Kings, the Hall of the Two Sisters, the Hall of the Ajimeces, leading on to the mirador Daraxa viewpoint, and the Hall of the Abencerrajes, along with the Harem.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Generalife Realejo-San Matias, 18009 Granada Spain

Beyond the walls of the Alhambra, in a mountain called Cerro del Sol, lies the Generalife, a country estate belonging to the Nasrid sultans that was also used for agricultural production. You´ll discover the summer Palace, a residence known as the Royal palace of Happiness, full of vast gardens with a huge range of flowers and vegetation.

Duration: 40 minutes

Inclusions
  • Private Local guide (if it is option selected)
  • Skip the line for guaranteed entry the whole Alhambra complex including Nasrid Palaces.
  • Preventing service Covid-19: Social distancing in the walking tour and bus
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Entry/Admission - The Alhambra
  • Entry/Admission - Nasrid Palaces
  • Entry/Admission - Generalife

Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Please note: the Alhambra requires that all passengers provide the full name and passport details for each participant when booking. If not provided, the Alhambra may deny access to their premises.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
Departure Point

Welcome Visitor Center, Paseo de la Sabica, 15, 18009 Granada, Spain


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

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

Duration

3 hours

If you cancel at least 16 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 20 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 11 and 15 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 10 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

User's Reviews

Lisa A

06 Jan, 2020

We had George (Jorge) as a guide. He spoke at least 5 languages and was so knowledgeable and interesting. He got us in to see everthing even though we were late due to flight cancelation. The tour was shortened due to our flights late arrival but Santia helped us arrange a version that suited our tight schedule at the last minute. With a great effort on the part of George and Santia we had a fantastic tour. Do not miss Alhambra!!

Guam Doc

25 Dec, 2019

Our tour leader, Gus (Gustavo) was very knowledgeable, personable, and lively. He gave us a very informative, enjoyable tour, and he was able to answer our many questions on a wide variety of topics. He's been guiding tours for 15 years, plus being a Granada native who was fascinated with the Alhambra even as a child. So his knowledge was extensive and his interest was genuine. We really enjoyed the two hours with him, and we learned a great deal.

Amy B

11 Nov, 2019

Alberto was wonderful and we very much enjoyed this tour. He seemed to really enjoy his job and the location, and he was a wealth of knowledge. He was very accommodating to our questions. Be sure to bring photo ID. A highlight of our time in Spain!

Kim W F

29 Jul, 2019

Our guide, Gustavo, was excellent.incredibly well informed and made the tour feel special even though he does it day in day out. He highlighted parts of the buildings and the gardens that I am sure would not be noticed without such an expert guide. I can not recommend this tour and the guide any more highly than saying this is a must if you go to Granada.

Maryliz B

03 Jul, 2019

Natalie was a terrific guide providing excellent information as we wandered through the site. She knew how to avoid the crowds allowing us to experience it all at a proper pace. By this time in our trip we were tired of group tours and crowded sites. This experience was a real treat!

User's Picture Gallery

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Antonio and the Mac Pack

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Court of Lions

Now all polished and shiny white.

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Best photo op at Alhambra!

Reflecting pool - Alhambra

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Alhambra panorama

Picture taken from San Nicolas - one of the bet views of Alhambra.

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