Best Private Tour: Alhambra and Generalife
- All entrance fees included
- Led by a local guide
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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Tour without transfer
Alhambra and Generalife private tour, with no hotel pickup or drop-off.
USD $62.58Pricing details
Tour with transfer
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Alhambra and Generalife private tour, including hotel pickup and drop-off
USD $77.48Pricing details
Private Tour: Alhambra and Generalife
- Skip-the-line entrance ticket
- Local guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- 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
- 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
Reviewed by: Lawrence B, November 2015
Very good tour with knowledgeable leader
Reviewed by: Steven K, November 2015
I'm so glad we selected this private tour even though the cost was high the value was well worth it. Our guide Eduardo was very familiar with the Gardens and the Palace, so we learned about everything. This historic site was incredible to see first hand, our tour lasted 3 hours with several breaks to rest and shop while inside the grounds. We thought that going at the beginning of the off season it would be less crowded but all the tours were booked for the day and the crowds were everywhere. We drove up from Malaga in the morning for our 2:00pm tour, we should have stayed the night in Granada so we could see more of the city.