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Alhambra and Generalife Small-Group Guided Tour in Granada

  • Pass the often-long lines on a skip-the-line tour of Granada’s Alhambra 
  • Go with a guide to discover easy-to-miss facts and details
  • Tour the full complex: the Nasrid Palaces and Generalife
Alhambra and Generalife Small-Group Guided Tour in Granada
From US$ 43.13
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English Guided Tour 10:00 amMost Popular
2.5-3 hours guided Tour to Alhambra and Generalife
US$ 53.91
English Guided tour 12:00 pm
2.5-3 hours guided Tour to Alhambra and Generalife
US$ 53.91
English Guided Tour 02:00 pm
2.5-3 hours guided Tour to Alhambra and Generalife
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Granada’s Alhambra limits its daily visitor numbers, so booking ahead is advisable. Plus, exploring the UNESCO-protected complex alone risks missing out on little-known gems and details. This tour gives you it all—a guide to explain the highlights; tours of the Nasrid Palaces and Generalife; priority entry to skip the ticket lines; plus headphones and a smaller-than-average group size so you hear and see more as you explore.
What to Expect
Book your selected time slot and travel independently to the Alhambra entrance. Then, meet your guide and head inside, bypassing the ticket lines.

Don the provided headphones and after an introduction, set off to explore. Listen as your guide charts the history of the UNESCO-listed complex, whose roots lie in the ninth century before its expansion into a full-blown Moorish palace during the 1400s and 1500s.

Hear about the Nasrid royal dynasty as your guide leads you through the Nasrid Palaces, pointing out the architectural finery and rich carvings of the chambers, patios, and corridors.

Stroll around the lush Generalife Gardens as you learn about their design and original function, and admire the sandstone Renaissance-era Carlos V Palace.

As you explore, feel free to ask any questions you wish, and when the time comes, say goodbye to your guide, bringing your tour to an end.
Reviews (340)
1 - 5 of 165 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago
Informative and enjoyable, well-paced

The guide's English was understandable and he was very knowledgeable. We had the opportunity to ask questions.

Thank SusanH2589
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great time!

Our guide Maria was extremely knowledgeable for everything Alhambra! We walked for about one hour in the Alcazaba (the external forteresse) while Maria was explaining what the different part were from. We then headed to the Nazaries Palaces for our 10am entrance. The building itself...More

Thank beebee5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are going to southern spain, definitely don't miss out on the Alhambra and Generalife. The Alhambra was originally built in the late 9th century by the romans and was essentially ignored and in disrepair until the mid-13th century when the muslim emir Mohammed...More

Thank Cgonzales1217
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
dont miss it

Very well organized tour of the amazing Alhambra. Our guide Sergio really made the Alhambra come alive for us. He was passionate about the history and beauty of the place. He helped us to visualize what it would have been like at its height of...More

1  Thank MBKcalgary
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Architecture Jewel, Culture, and History Day Tour

The impressive architecture and detailed design of a 13th century fortress and residence of Moorish rule in Spain delighted me. The guide was knowledgable in the history and culture of the area. Not driving my personal car up into the mountains allowed me to enjoy...More

3  Thank Sandy M
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18 October 2018|
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Response from Judy R | Reviewed this property |
Around 4 hours. Plenty of time to see all the main areas.
8 October 2018|
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Response from C_and_R_NZ | Reviewed this property |
We had the same experience as in the earlier answer from Aileen: smallish group, all inclusive, and with English speaking guide
24 September 2018|
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Response from Romfra28 | Reviewed this property |
About 3 to 3-1/2 hours.
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