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Skip the Line: Alhambra and Generalife Gardens Half-Day Tour

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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.
  • Skip-the-line access saves time and bypasses the crowds
  • Guide commentary paints a picture of 13th-century life at the palace
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off makes for a seamless experience
  • Tour the Alhambra and Generalife Gardens in just half a day
What to Expect
Start your half-day tour with easy pickup at your Granada hotel, where you will climb into an air-conditioned minivan. Relax and enjoy the scenery on the way to the Alhambra, perched on a hill overlooking the city. With your guide in the lead and priority-access ticket in hand, proceed past the crowds and start exploring immediately. See the Nasrid Palace, the Hall of Ambassadors, the Myrtle Courtyard, the Royal Baths, and the Hall of Abencerrajes. Listen to your guide’s detailed commentary about the history and importance of this grand structure, and what life was like here in the 13th century. Move on to the lush Generalife Gardens for a leisurely stroll, where you’ll encounter blooming flowers, exotic plants, and impressive water features. End the tour and board the minivan to be whisked back to your hotel for drop-off.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Your centrally located Granada hotel or at Alhambra
Departure Time
Morning Tour: Hotel pickup between 9:15am and 9:45am. The starting time might be changed. In that case you will be contacted by the tour operator and informed of the new starting time the day before the tour.

Afternoon Tour: Hotel pickup between 1:15pm and 1:45pm or between 3:45pm and 4:15pm. It can be either options.  You should contact your local supplier few days before the tour to verify the exact pick up time.
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach (maximum 30 people)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tickets for the Nasrid Palaces, the Alcazaba fortress and the Generalife gardens
  • Entry/Admission - The Alhambra
  • Entry/Admission - Generalife
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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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.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 6 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 5 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Love the Alhambra and Generalife - don't miss it if you go to Granada. Gus our guide did a good job of providing interesting information in both English and Spanish. It is a long tour - over 3 hours, but worth it. Fascinating history of...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Ral W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always wanted to visit - and the Alhambra doesn't disappoint. Quite stunningly beautiful. Jenny was a terrific guide, especially since she was having to conduct two simultaneous tours - one in English and one in Spanish. Be prepared for the crowds - we went in...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Mjhslh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Expensive way to visit Alhambra, but actually worth it. I mean - Alhambra is OBVIOUSLY worth an expensive visit, but even apart from that, this organized tour was also worth it. Knowledgeable guide. Lots of interesting information which you wouldn't be able to find on...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Jørgen Bo N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Alhambra was a sight to see. At first I was apprehensive about spending 3 days in Granada just to see the Alhambra. It turned out that Granada was my favorite city that I visited while in Spain. The Alhambra made it more special. Our tour...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A lot of knowledge was communicated by our guide. Sadly, our group was bilingual. The guide started 50:50 english and spanish, but more like 20:80 in favour of spanish after a while. The mic and headset worked well, but as english, it was hard to...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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10 September 2019|
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Response from gamassy | Reviewed this property |
Yeah I am sure the afternoon noon tour will the best option for you. You may miss the morning tour because the gathering for that is normally around 8 to 8:30 don’t take the risk. But in all cases you better have to book in... More
Carrie R
20 July 2019|
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Response from LorikeetR | Reviewed this property |
For our tour pick up was in central Granada and so for us it was at our hotel. Neither the bus station nor the train station are “central” so I presume you could look at a map and name a hotel or plaza that suits you. (But... More
17 June 2019|
Response from Janet S | Reviewed this property |
The Alhambra is a few blocks (uphill) from the center of the city. Lots of transportation options there.
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