Granada Day Trip from Seville Including Skip-the-Line Entrance to Alhambra Palace and Optional Albaicin Walking Tour

Duration: 13 hours
Destination: Spain, Andalucia, Seville
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  • 13 hours
  • Seville
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  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Experience Andalusia’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed wonders on this day trip from Seville to Granada. Enjoy skip-the-line entrance to Alhambra Palace’s Generalife Gardens, Nasrid Palace and the Alcazaba fortress, and explore numerous courtyards filled with fountains, flowerbeds, pavilions and fortresses featuring Moorish architecture. Take an optional walking tour of the Albaicin quarter and learn fascinating facts about these sites from your knowledgeable guide as you travel by comfortable coach.

Highlights

  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

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: Generalife Realejo-San Matias, 18009 Granada Spain

The Generalife is composed of a series of large gardens, where every corner holds a novelty and a pleasant surprise for the eyes, with a minimum of obtrusive buildings.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Andalsur Excursiones, Avenida Constitucion 5 Esquina con Reyes Católicos, 41004 Seville Spain

Andalsur Excursiones

Duration: 5 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: 50 minutes

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

The Alcazaba plainly served a military function. The entrance to the Alcazaba was at the foot of the Tower of Homage . At the base of the tower is a slight slope. A simple L-shaped walkway keeps the main gate from being seen from the outside.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Barrio del Albaicin, 19100 Pastrana Spain

The Albaicin is a “barrio” (a neighbourhood) of Granada which has been built on a hill opposite the Alhambra. The layout came about when Granada was ruled by the Arabs long before the advent of cars so the streets form a narrow cobblestoned maze interspersed with small squares. The geranium filled balconies, glimpses of the Alhambra at every turn, the silence and the sound of running water in numerous fountains all give the Albayzin a romantic slightly enchanted atmosphere.

Duration: 30 minutes

Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local guide
  • Albaicin walking tour (if option selected)
  • Skip the line for guaranteed entry to Nasrid Palace, Alcazaba fortress, and the Gardens
  • Entry/Admission - The Alhambra
  • Entry/Admission - Generalife
  • Entry/Admission - Nasrid Palaces
  • Entry/Admission - Alcazaba

Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Barrio del Albaicin
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • The order of the visit can be changed to any unexpected circumstances. In order to facilitate these changes, your visit may be offered in two different languages
  • Please note: Depending on the schedule provided by the Alhambra monument the order of the itinerary can be changed.
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • 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.
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
• 06.00am to 6:30am hotel pick up
• 06.00am from Andalsur Excursiones Office (C/ Zaragoza nº1 41001 Sevilla)
Please, call the local supplier 24 h before the tour to confirm the exact time and pick up.


Departure Time

6:15am - 6:45am hotel pickup
6:00am at Andalsur Excursiones office located in Avenida de la Constitucion 5, Seville.
The time can be changed. Please confirm the exact time of pick-up by calling the supplier the day 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

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

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Elena J

What a great trip! Very well organized. Our guide Pablo was very knowledgeable, relatable and funny. It’s a full day trip, so he made sure to keep us moving at a comfortable pace. Alhambra is a fairy tale, the walk was great. I’ll go back in a heartbeat

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moorepr19

My wife and I had a great time on this tour. We met at nearby hotel at 7:15am (5 minute walk from out hotel) and boarded a very nice charter bus. The drive to Granada was just over 3 hours, but we found it relaxing after a busy few days in Seville. We would highly recommend the walking tour, which takes place in the nicest part of the city and offers great views of the Alhambra. It's a fairly long day in total (12-13 hours), but it wasn't nearly as exhausting as we expected.

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Andrew S

This tour was coordinated extremely well and went flawlessly. Everything was on time and handled professionally. Our tour guide at the Alhambra was excellent. We did not do the optional walking tour and instead had about 2-3 hours of free time in Granada. I highly recommend this tour if you want to hit the highlights of Granada in one day from Sevilla.

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Wilbert C

I was originally apprehensive on making the 3-hour trip (per way) from Sevilla, but seeing the Alhambra with your own eyes is worth the effort! I just stumbled upon this tour from La Vacanza Travel and booked it hoping it would be a good tour. The Albaicin walking tour was alright, the operator could have done a better job at managing the time as well as the dual language (Spanish and English). When we go to the Alhambra a different tour guide (Victor) took over and brought us around the Alhambra. If you can, book this and make sure you get Victor as your tour guide. He is both funny and informative. Great experience!

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jamie.hornberger

This was an amazing trip! Alberto was a fantastic guide and brought the whole place alive for us. There is so much to see and learn. Really enjoyed this day!

User's Picture Gallery

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One of the many fountains at the Alhambra

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View from Albazin

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Summer palace garden

The gardens are amazing in both the palace and summer palace.

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Inside the Generalife Gardens

Just beautiful, architecture meets nature.

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Traditional Decorated House Front in the Albaicin

Decorations of the colors of the Moorish kingdom, taken 6/22/2015.

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inside the Alhambra Palace

my photos don't do this palace justice.. you really need to see it to sort of believe it. i'm still convinced it was all a dream!

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the albicin quarter

the albicin quarter

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the alhambra from the albicin quarter

the alhambra from the albicin quarter

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View from the Albacian quarter towards th Alahambra

Stunning view

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The Alhambra palace

stunning

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Gustavo enthralling our group!

Our Tour group with Gustavo

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Garden at the Alhambra Palace

Garden at the Alhambra Palace

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Up,up and away at the contemporary arts museum.

Spent the day at the Contemporary Arts Museum having ambled my way there along the river in the early morning sun from near the Alfonso XIII Hotel,over the bridge and on to Triana.
Was intrigued by the motley history of the site what with the Columbus connection,the Monastery/Cartuja,then life as a

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Alhambra

First part of tour while it was still raining

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Patio at the Alhambra

A very nice patio at the Alhambra. The weather was not so nice, though.

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Vew from the and quot;Pillar of Hercules and quot;

City and harbor

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Vew of Africa

Vew of Africa

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Vew of Sierra Nevada from Alhambra

Vew of Sierra Nevada from Alhambra

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Alhambra

Full view from the albacyn

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