Full-day Skip-the-line Granada, Alhambra Palace and Albaicin tour from Seville

Duration: 13 hours
Destination: Spain, Andalucia, Seville
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  • 13 hours
  • Seville
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Non-Cancellable

Overview

Visit Granada and the Alhambra on this full-day tour from Seville. Skip the line at Alhambra Palace on your guided tour that includes Nasrid Palace, Alcazabar, and Generalife Gardens. Your guide will share the history of the area along the way. If the option is selected, finish with a walking tour of Albaicin, the city´s whitewashed Moorish quarter. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.

Highlights

  • Skip the line
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

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

The Alhambra (/ælˈhæmbrə/; Spanish: [aˈlambɾa]; Arabic: الْحَمْرَاء‎ [ʔælħæmˈɾˠɑːʔ], Al-Ḥamrāʾ, lit. "The Red One") is a palace and fortress complex located in Granada, Andalusia, Spain. It was originally constructed as a small fortress in AD 889 on the remains of Roman fortifications, and then largely ignored until its ruins were renovated and rebuilt in the mid-13th century by the Nasrid emir Mohammed ben Al-Ahmar of the Emirate of Granada, who built its current palace and walls. It was converted into a royal palace in 1333 by Yusuf I, Sultan of Granada.[1

Duration: 2 hours

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

The Palace of Charles V is a Renaissance building in Granada, southern Spain, located on the top of the hill of the Assabica, inside the Nasrid fortification of the Alhambra. The building has never been a home to a monarch and stood roofless until 1957.

The structure was commanded by Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, who wished to establish his residence close to the Alhambra palaces. Although the Catholic Monarchs had already altered some rooms of the Alhambra after the conquest of the city in 1492, Charles V intended to construct a permanent residence befitting an emperor. The project was given to Pedro Machuca, an architect whose biography and influences are poorly understood. At the time, Spanish architecture was immersed in the Plateresque style, still with traces of Gothic origin. Machuca built a palace corresponding stylistically to Mannerism, a mode still in its infancy in Italy. The exterior of the building uses a typically Renaissance combination of rustication on the lower level and ashlar on the upper. Even if accounts that place Machuca in the atelier of Michelangelo are accepted, at the time of the construction of the palace in 1527, the latter had yet to design the majority of his architectural works.

Duration: 10 minutes

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

The Palacio de Generalife (Spanish pronunciation: [xe.ne.ɾa.ˈli.fe]; Arabic: جَنَّة الْعَرِيف‎ Jannat al-‘Arīf, literally, "Architect's Garden") was the summer palace and country estate of the Nasrid rulers of the Emirate of Granada in Al-Andalus, now beside the city of Granada in the autonomous community of Andalusia, Spain.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Alcazaba, Calle Real de la Alhambra Conjunto Monumental de la Alhambra y el Generalife, 18009 Granada Spain

The Alcazaba was a building used for military purposes. The first Arab constructions date back to the Caliphate period, possibly built over some ruins of a Roman fortress. In the 11th century, the "ziríes" expanded the enclosure, when Granada was the capital city of one of the "Taifas" kingdoms. Even so, the main constructions date from the "nazarie" period (13th to 15th centuries). At this enclosure there are also some Christian additions like the round "Cubo" Tower.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Albaicín, Granada, Spain

The Albaicín (Spanish pronunciation: [alβai̯ˈθin]) or Albayzín (Arabic: ٱلْبَيّازِينْ‎) as it was known under Muslim rule, is a district of Granada, in the autonomous community of Andalusia, Spain. It retains the narrow winding streets of its Medieval Moorish past dating back to the Nasrid Kingdom of Granada. It was declared a World Heritage Site in 1984, along with the Alhambra.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Albaicin walking tour (if option selected)
  • Tickets of Alhambra (palaces included)
  • Entry/Admission - The Alhambra
  • Entry/Admission - Palace of Carlos V
  • Entry/Admission - Generalife
  • Entry/Admission - Alcazaba

Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • The order of visits can be changed due to unexpected circumstances or the Alhambra monument schedule
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Please confirm the exact time of pick-up by calling the supplier the day before your tour.
  • Please note: the Alhambra requires that all passengers provide the full name, date of birth and passport details for each participant when booking. If not provided, the Alhambra may deny access to their premises.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Between 6:00am and 6:45am from your hotel in Seville

or at 05:55-06:00 am at the central meeting point at Andalsur Excursiones (C/ Zaragoza nº1 41001 Sevilla)

Please confirm the exact hotel pickup time with the supplier 24 hours before your tour.


Departure Time

Between 6:15am and 6:45am from your hotel in Seville
Between 6am and 6:15am from the central meeting point in Seville

Please confirm the exact hotel pickup time with the supplier 24 hours before your tour.



Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

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

Duration

13 hours

Package is not cancellable.

User's Reviews

Image - 08 Nov 2019 -

Lawrence S

Excellent day trip; guide and driver were very knowledgeable, helpful and safe; we thoroughly enjoyed our entire day. Thank You

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Mansoor Q

Roman was an amazing tour guide.He has a great attitude and was very knowledgeable.He also gave us great tips on places to eat.The Al Baicin walking tour given by him was also great.Our tour guide for Al Hambhra , Martin was very knowledgeable.We were very glad we took our tour with this company

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Catherine S. U

Our guide at the Alhambra, Felipe, was excellent!

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Rajat G

A well organised trip and everything was as promised. Pablo was our guide from Seville and shared a lot of history about the Andalusian region on the drive to Granada.

In Granada we had a local guide for the tour of Alhambra by the name of Gustavo. Gustavo was superb and showed us the beautiful alhambra and its surroundings with knowledge, humour and wit.

Highly recommended..

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deborah n

Really enjoyed the day. David (guide) and Rafael (driver) were great. A long day but could catch up on snooze time for much of the driving - due to early start and in excess of 7kms of walking!! Loved Granada’s Alhambra Which took three hours to view. Site guide could have been more informative on key historical info, most of the info was more trivia based though was fluent english which helped.

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