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Reviews

This tour was amazing!

Vivien G - , June 2015

This tour was amazing!

jean-pierre B - , June 2015

Our tour with Gustavo was interesting and nicely paced and Alhambra is breath-taking! The commentary provided a nice background to the history of the building without getting bogged down in too many details. The only negative was that we had booked a 9:45am pick-up in the plaza, were notified by email the day before that the time had changed to 8:30 , and then waited about 45 minutes for the van to arrive -- many apologies from the women from Viator waiting with us, but it was annoying to have to rush and then wait.

Maureen M - , June 2015

We had a marvellous guide - Antonio. He was incredibly informative. We loved the tour - it was the highlight of our trip

Miz - , June 2015

Wonderful guided tour of the Alhambra and Gardens. Small group and extremely knowledgable guide Antonio made this experience one to remember. Tours are not normally my thing, but I would do this one over in a heartbeat!

Frederick T - , June 2015

Every turn held a new marvel.

Ann Marie M - , June 2015

This is our second experience with Viator. They do not disappoint. Our guide, Gus provided us with excellent, interesting and humorous information. Because there is so much to see at the Alhambra, it is truly worth having a knowledgeable guide and being able to skip the line is worth ever penny. I highly recommend this tour as well as Viator in general.

Tamara H - , June 2015

Excellent tour and guide but a little overwhelming and inevitably restrictive because of the large group. A warning to those apt to wander as it is easy to lose the guide in the crowds.

Vimala F - , June 2015

It was one of the memorable journey of my life. The guide, hotel pick up was awesome. I lost the ticket once I finished Alhamra. But while entering General life I was asked about the ticket again.fortunate tht one family was going out without visiting general life and I got my ticket to 7 heaven

Mohammad A - , June 2015

The tour was great! Mirta, our tour guide told us an exciting explanation of all the buildings. The place is amazing and the tour really worths.

Maria G - , June 2015

Skip the Line: Alhambra and Generalife Gardens Half-Day Tour

  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
  • Location:  Granada,  Andalucia and Costa del Sol,  Spain
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Explore Alhambra and the Generalife Gardens on this 2.5-hour skip-the-line walking tour, led by a professional local guide. With hotel pickup and drop-off from your centrally located Granada hotel included, this tour guarantees you'll have an Alhambra ticket (limited ticket numbers are allocated per day) and allows you to visit UNESCO-listed Alhambra with minimum fuss. Admire stunning Moorish architecture in the Nasrid Palaces and gain a glimpse into the lavish lives of the sultans who once lived here.

Special Offer - Book and enjoy the afternoon tour by July 31, 2015 to save 20% off our previously offered price! - BOOK NOW!

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Explore Alhambra and the Generalife Gardens on this 2.5-hour skip-the-line walking tour, led by a professional local guide. With hotel pickup and drop-off from your centrally located Granada hotel included, this tour guarantees you'll have an Alhambra ticket (limited ticket numbers are allocated per day) and allows you to visit UNESCO-listed Alhambra with minimum fuss. Admire stunning Moorish architecture in the Nasrid Palaces and gain a glimpse into the lavish lives of the sultans who once lived here.

Your friendly local guide will pick you up from your Granada hotel by air-conditioned minibus and then whisk you away to La Sabica Hill to visit its most dramatic monument - Alhambra. Perched high on the hill overlooking the city, the incredible palace complex was first built as a fortress at the start of the 13th century. Successions of Spanish rulers made Alhambra their home, and the fortress grew into a medina (little hilltop city) with numerous palaces and lavish gardens.

Skip past the long entrance lines with your priority access ticket and walk around inside with your guide, hearing all the history of this fascinating site. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Alhambra is a treasure trove of Moorish architecture and you'll see several of its wonders as you tour its highlights. Admire decadent rooms inside the Nasrid Palaces like the Hall of Ambassadors (Salón de los Embajadores) and Myrtle Courtyard (Patio of los Arrayanes), and marvel at the architecture of Pedro Machuca at the Palace of Charles V.

Step inside the Hall of Abencerrajes to gaze up at its star-shaped domed ceiling, and hear the tale of the massacre that took place here during a 15th century banquet. You'll also see Alhambra's Royal Baths; plainly decorated, not ornate, in line with the belief that bathing was a religious requirement not a luxury.

After exploring the palaces, head to the Generalife Gardens to discover where the sultans and Moorish kings of bygone days once relaxed. Featuring abundant flora and distinctive water features, the gardens also comprise two further courtyards, which you'll see, the Patio de la Acequia and the Patio de la Sultana.

At the end of your 2.5-hour Alhambra tour, your guide will drop you back at your Granada hotel by minibus.

Special Offer - Book and enjoy the afternoon tour by July 31, 2015 to save 20% off our previously offered price! - BOOK NOW!

Conditions

Conditions of Sale:
Once you have booked and received your travel voucher, the contact details for the travel service operator will be on this voucher under the heading 'Important Information'. Where applicable, you are required to call the travel service operator directly to advise of additional information such as:

  • Hotel for pick up
  • Weights for helicopter tours
  • Choice of times for tours
  • Special dietary requirements, meal choices etc.


Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat
  • On occasion the Alhambra Trust may alter the order of the visit and restrict access to certain areas. In this case, the tour will be adapted accordingly without reducing the visiting time
  • If hotel pickup is not required please make a note in the Special Requirements box at the time of booking
  • Please note that groups regularly change in size and nationality. In order to facilitate these changes, your visit may be given in two different languages.


Inclusions

  • Skip-the-line entrance ticket
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach (maximum 30 people)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


Exclusions

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


Return Details

Returns to original departure point


Departure

Morning Tour:
Daily
Afternoon Tour:
Wednesdays, Fridays


Commences

Granada, Spain


Departure Point

Your centrally located Granada hotel or at Alhambra


Departure Time

Morning Tour: Hotel pickup between 9:15am and 9:45am.

Afternoon Tour: Hotel pickup between 1:15pm and 1:45pm or between 3:15pm and 3:45pm.

You should contact your local supplier to verify the exact pick up time