Skip The Line: Alhambra And Generalife Gardens Half-Day Tour - Granada

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
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  • Duration: 3 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. Afternoon Tour 1/2/2020 - 12/31/2021Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 10:00 AM Morning Tour 1/2/2020 - 12/31/2021Monday - Sunday.. read more
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    • If you cancel at least 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel within 5 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
    • Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Explore Alhambra and the Generalife Gardens on this 3-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.

Highlights

  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Led by a local guide
  • All entrance fees included
  • Likely to Sell Out

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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 youll see several of its wonders as you tour its highlights. Admire decadent rooms inside the Nasrid Palaces like the Hall of Ambassadors (Saln 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. Youll also see Alhambras 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 youll 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.

Inclusions

Transport by air-conditioned coach (maximum 30 people)

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Entry/Admission - The Alhambra

Entry/Admission - Generalife

Exclusions

Gratuities

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

Infants must sit on laps

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.

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.

Traveler Reviews

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  • 27-Dec-2019

    Majestic complex and the Nasrid Palace is exquisite. However, the highlight was our guide who was informative, knowledgeable and really passionate about what she did

  • 27-Nov-2019

    Guide for this tour was top notch, very informative, we had amasing time in Alhambra. One negative thing that company itself was very unresponsive, i sent them an email two days ago asking about meeting point and time and did not receive any responses, as our tour was on monday i called them on sunday as soon as i get to Granada,the office was closed, i paid money for the service so please follow day or two before with meeting info,why i have to call them, we had another tours in Spain and companies sent even text to confirm that we have all info for the next day tour, so only this negativity toward tour company, but guide was super good.

  • 08-Nov-2019

    Visiting the Alhambra was perhaps our top tourist priority in 6 weeks in Spain - and it did not disappoint. This tour lasted 3.5 hours and was very thorough - we got to see everything we wanted to see. Emilio is an Amazing guide - so knowledgeable and easy going. His energy level and enthusiasm was strong even at the end. We learned a lot. His pacing was excellent. As some in our group began to tire a bit, Emilio moved us at a pace that was great for us - letting big groups pass so that we could linger and more properly enjoy the spaces. Very Strongly recommend

  • 08-Nov-2019

    I paid for four adults to take a tour in ENGLISH. Not only did we wait in line for adults to figure out the process....then in line to enter the grounds, only to discover that our 3 hour tour in ENGLISH was actually going to be in French also. Which meant for and hour and a half we heard the tour in English and for an hour and a half we heard it in French while we stood around. Basically we got an hour and a half not very good tour with an Italian guide who was as enthusiastic as a wet noodle. Total waste of time and money. I am done using Viator around the world.

  • 05-Nov-2019

    I was expecting a private tour like I had last spring, instead I found my self and my daughter in a very large group of people, some of which vere english speeking and other german speeking. The guide was managing both languages very poorly and most of the information was prerecorded; furthermore he was in a hurry and I know we skipped some interesting parts of the Generalife (Ihave been in the Alhambra a number of times).
    We woud have been much better of with a regular entrance ticket and the excellent recorded explanation proividend by the Alhambra foundation. I should add that we had to wait our turn like any other tourist.

  • 01-Nov-2019

    Jorge was a fabulous guide!! Not only was he dynamic and humorous, he had so much valuable information to share with us. As an English / French tour, Jorge did a great job quickly translating what he was saying!

  • 14-Oct-2019

    Excellent tour which in a great part was due to our guide Victor. His depth of knowledge and approach turned the tour into something to remember. Would thoroughly recommend this tour especially after seeing the length of the queues.

  • 14-Oct-2019

    A very beautiful Muslim style palaces and we learnt the history from our tour guide - Antonio. It's gorgeous and must go in Granada.

  • 07-Oct-2019

    For various reasons, the group did not reach the Palace entry time on time (10:45 instead of 10:30) and then half of the group with same tour guide had an entry time of 11:00. That meant the whole tour was delayed another 15 minutes cutting short what we could see for the rest of the tour. The guide also rambled on several topics that were not really pertinent.

  • 23-Sep-2019

    Informative and interesting. Office is 5 minute walk to entrance. Enjoyed the history. Not to crowded.

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