Granada Day Trip including Alhambra and Generalife Gardens from Seville
Reviewed by: C J F S, August 2014
A marvellous experience. The tour was very well organized and everything worked as it should. We had a friendly guide on the bus and the Alhambra and Generalife Gardens official guide was simply superb. The only warning I would give to other travellers from Sevilla is that the bus ride to Granada, 3 hours each way, is a long one. However, as the departure is so early it is easy to sleep part of the way from Sevilla, and the return time from Granada coincides perfectly with the Spanish siesta hour, so another nap on the way back is also very pleasant.
Reviewed by: Lorraine N, August 2014
No better way to see the Alhambra and Generalife Gardens than buy tour. Very intricate palace with a world of history attached. Guides are very knowledgeable and accommodating. Tour bus was on time and bus guide was knowledgeable as well. Great day and great experience. Highly recommend tour; do not try to do this alone.
Reviewed by: MONICA M, July 2014
The trip was smooth and uneventful. At Alhambra's gate we met our Alhambra's guide, Maria. Maria was the best guide we've ever had. She was knoledgeable not only about Alhambra's history, but on many oher subjects. Her English was excellent. Overall, we were very satisfied with everything.
Reviewed by: John C. O, April 2014
We had a great tour! Carmen was very informative and sweet. Everything was taken care of from pickup in the morning, a break 1 1/2 hours into the trip, our tickets and tour guides were there for us at the Alhambra, they took us for a little tour of Granada also and showed us some places for lunch before the ride back to Seville. The Alhambra is impressive, imagine standing in the same room where Queen Isabella met with Christopher Columbus, and then look at the incredible beauty of the room. The gardens and fountains are stunning as is the view from the Alhambra. Highly recommend the trip and with the tour you don't have to worry being sure you have tickets to get in (they have about 8,000 people tour per day).
Reviewed by: GRAHAM A, March 2014
Although it looks like a long old day in actual fact the time races by as this is such a well organised and interesting trip.
Reviewed by: Louise H, January 2014
The 15-seater van picked us up promptly at 6:25 a.m. close to our hotel. We had a rest stop after 1.5 hours. We got straight into the Alhambra. Three of us on the bus needed an English-speaking guide. There were only a few English speakers and a few French speakers at the Alhambra that day, so we three were combined with three French speakers from another tour, and our one excellent guide, Oskar, repeated everything in both languages to the six of us. After the 3-3.5 hour tour our van driver took us into downtown Granada where he left us off for about 1.5 hours to get lunch and have a look around. He picked us up again around 3:45 and we were back to our hotel by about 7:30 p.m.
We were very satisfied with this tour. We had heard on some forums that 6 hours on the bus for a 3 hour tour doesn't make for a pleasant day, but we enjoyed the bus ride, saw a lot of the Spanish countryside, and simply didn't have time to stay overnight in Granada. We were also glad that our ticket into the Alhambra was assured, and we appreciated such a knowledgeable and pleasant guide.
Reviewed by: Hélène T, January 2014
The Alhambra and Generalife Gardens are a must to see. As the number of visitor per day is restricted, we were happy that we had booked our tour with VIATOR. The tour guide's comments were very interesting and pertinent.