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Private Tour: Alhambra and Generalife

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  • Location: Granada, Spain
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3443CITALHVIA
Skip past the Alhambra’s long entrance lines with your private guide and explore this incredible palace complex! Including priority access, this private tour ensures you’ll see the best of Granada’s premier UNESCO World Heritage Site with ease. Tour all the must-visit Alhambra highlights like Alcazaba Fortress, the Nasrid Palaces and Generalife Gardens, while learning about its Moorish history.

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • Led by a local guide
Visit the Alhambra – Granada’s most famous monument – with your friendly private guide. Skip past the long entrance lines with your priority access ticket and head straight inside to start your tour.

The UNESCO-listed palace complex is thought to have originated as a fortress in the 9th century, and then expanded with opulent palaces, vast courtyards and lavish gardens added during the following centuries. Learn all the Alhambra’s intriguing history from your guide while exploring its delights, hearing tales and trivia about the Moorish Kings and sultans who once called the place their home.

Visit Alcazaba Fortress (the complex’s oldest part) and see Torre de la Vela – the tower that is most associated with Alhambra. Views from here are spectacular and on clear days you can easily pick out parts of Granada like Mirador de San Nicolas.

Walk through the Alhambra’s most important halls and courtyards including the Nasrid Palaces, Myrtle Courtyard (Patio de los Arrayanes), and the Ambassador’s Hall (Salon de Embajadores). Admire the contrasting Renaissance architecture of the Palace of Charles V with the rest of Alhambra’s rich Moorish architecture and décor, and take a peek at the Royal Baths.

Before your tour ends, your private guide will show you around Generalife Gardens, where the Spanish rulers of bygone days went to relax. Stroll through two of its beautiful courtyards – Patio de la Acequia and Patio de la Sultana – and admire the decadent flower beds and colorful plants that comprise these spectacular gardens. At the end of your tour, your private guide will drop you back at the original departure point.

Advance bookings are strongly recommended, as access to the Alhambra is strictly limited to a certain number of visitors each day.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Central Granada. If you book the hotel pickup option, your tour will start from your centrally-located Granada hotel or nearest available pickup point
Departure Time:
9:45am

Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.

Return Details:
Returns to original departure point

Pricing information

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Tour without transfer
Code: 3443CITALHVIANTRA

Alhambra and Generalife private tour, with no hotel pickup or drop-off.

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$65.33
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Tour with transfer
Code: Code: 3443CITALHVIATRA

Alhambra and Generalife private tour, including hotel pickup and drop-off

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$80.84
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Private Tour: Alhambra and Generalife

Private Tour: Alhambra and Generalife

Inclusions:
  • Skip-the-line entrance ticket
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Additional Information:
  • 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 or restrict access to certain areas. In this case, the tour will be adapted accordingly without reducing the visiting time
  • Book a transfer from your hotel to the departure point at an extra price
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Sarah H, December 2014

This was a highlight of our many travels throughout Spain. The tourguide was so knowledgeable and interesting. She responded to all of our needs, even with the challenges we presented (three young kids, a sick parent, a history buff with a lot of questions). We loved it!

Reviewed by: Danielle G, December 2014

After 3 weeks touring the South of Spain, we came to realise that getting the most out of any attraction requires a guided tour.......in English. Alhambra is one of those attractions, which, to really appreciate it's history, one is better off listening to a guide who can give you all the information first hand. The passion and knowledge passed on by our guide Fernando, made this tour totally interesting and well worth the cost. Whilst in Australia, we tried to purchase tickets to Alhambra to do our own self guided tour, but discovered that our credit cards were not accepted. Booking tickets over the phone also didn't work as we spoke no Spanish and each time we called we got a recorded message in Spanish. Booking via Viator was very easy and we will seriously consider using Viator for other tours in the future.

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