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Skip The Line Alhambra and Generalife Guided Tour

By Play Granada
As one of Andalucia’s top attractions, it comes as no surprise that the Granada Alhambra attracts huge crowds. Spend less time waiting in line and more time exploring the UNESCO World Heritage Site on a tour that includes a skip-the-line admission ticket to the landmark. Plus, a guide promises to enhance your visit with stories and legends.
from
€36.00
per adult
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€36.00
per adult

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Ages 0-99, max of 30 per group
Duration:3h
Start time: Check availability
Ticket type:Mobile
English, Spanish

Highlights
  • Spend less time waiting with a skip-the-line admission ticket to Alhambra
  • Benefit from the insider knowledge of a guide
  • Choose from several different time slots that suit your schedule
  • Avoid getting lost as you explore with a guide

  • Local guide with live commentary
  • Guarantee to skip the long lines
  • Free wifi & phone charging station
  • Hearing Radio Devices
  • Entry/Admission - The Alhambra
  • Entry/Admission - Alcazaba
  • Entry/Admission - Palace of Carlos V
  • Entry/Admission - Palacio El Partal
  • Entry/Admission - Generalife
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Nasrid Palaces Admission Ticket


Departure details
  • Play Granada, Carrera del Darro, 1, 18010 Granada, Spain PLAY GRANADA, next to the Santa Ana Church, at the end of Plaza Nueva.
Return details
  • C. Real de la Alhambra, s/n, 18009 Granada, Spain

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 19234P13

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • We recommend wearing comfortable shoes, no flip-flops or heels
  • Original document required to access the monument
  • Entrance tickets to be handed by the guide in paper form on date and time of the visit, at the meeting point.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers

  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

A note from Skip The Line Alhambra and Generalife Guided Tour
  • Original document required to access the monument
What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with Skip The Line Alhambra and Generalife Guided Tour?
How much is Skip The Line Alhambra and Generalife Guided Tour?
Skip The Line Alhambra and Generalife Guided Tour price starts from €37.75. Discover and book Skip The Line Alhambra and Generalife Guided Tour on Tripadvisor
What is the Skip The Line Alhambra and Generalife Guided Tour cancellation policy?
Skip The Line Alhambra and Generalife Guided Tour cancellation policy: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties. Discover and book Skip The Line Alhambra and Generalife Guided Tour on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Skip The Line Alhambra and Generalife Guided Tour?
Skip The Line Alhambra and Generalife Guided Tour is hosted by Play Granada. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Play Granada on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Skip The Line Alhambra and Generalife Guided Tour on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 19234P13

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Play Granada
    Carrera del Darro, 1, 18010 Granada, Spain
    PLAY GRANADA, next to the Santa Ana Church, at the end of Plaza Nueva.
    See address & details
  • 1
    The Alhambra
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Alcazaba
    Stop: 35 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Palace of Carlos V
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Palacio El Partal
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    Generalife
    Stop: 40 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Alhambra
    C. Real de la Alhambra, s/n, 18009 Granada, Spain
    See address & details
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About the operator

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allysonb778
allysonb778
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Outstanding tour
Our guide, V, was fun, informative, and gave us a great tour of the Alhambra. I would definitely recommend this tou
P9296DCmarye
P9296DCmarye
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Granada sunset
Wonderful tour! Views were amazing! Our tour guide Mario was exceptionally informative and helpful! Highly recom
serkane774
serkane774
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Amazing Tour
Amazing 2 hours experience with stunning views of Alhambra in the beautiful streets of Granada. Thanks to Mario wh
shanther
shanther
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Excellent and informative tour
Excellent and informative tour. Mario was a great guide. He really knows the area and the history. He really brough
Bevjordan
Bevjordan
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What a difference a guided tour makes!
Virginia was a fantastic tour guide. So knowledgeable and 3 hours flew past! So good to know the history of the Alh
Satyam S
Satyam S
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Wonderful experience!
Alhambra and Generalife tour: Our guide was V. and she was excellent with maintaining pace, information and questio
Chris D
Chris D
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A wonderful experience of the city
Aygun (I seriously hope I haven't misspelled her name too much) was an excellent guide. She was quite skilled at ge
CB7210
CB7210
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Wonderful Experience
The history is incredible! NOTE: buy your tickets to the Alhambra Castle a least 10 days in advance. THEY SELL OUT
U4200FTsergiog
U4200FTsergiog
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Great tour
This was my first time on a Segway. My guide was very thorough in making sure I learned how to use it. I loved goin
Diana M
Diana M
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Need a better storytelling
It was disappointing that it doesn't include Nazarid palace and it wasn't explicit on the booking information. Howe
U4200FTsergiog
U4200FTsergiog
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Great tour
Tour started on time and everything went smoothly. Our guide was constantly watching for us and her commentaries we
jgroupphoto
jgroupphoto
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Excellent tour with Mario!
Mario showed me the Albaycin and Sacramonte neighborhoods, and made them come alive. He’s engaging and super knowle
Tourist649222
Tourist649222
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Excellent
Ecem was a great guide . We were a small group of 4 people so we had a very personalised experience ! I can highly
H4766WHtylerd
H4766WHtylerd
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An amazing experience
Really friendly and easily accessed. Ecem was my tour guide and really knowledgeable and kind. An absolute must.
JayPeeBe
JayPeeBe
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A journey in time and space through Albayzin and Sacromonte
Our guide Mario was both charming and informative as he took us on a fascinating journey in time and space through
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gottaeat17
Chicago, IL10 contributions
May 2022 • Family
Everyone we encountered associated with this company was great and really knows about customer service. They allowed us to leave our shopping bags with them when we arrived and for the duration of the tour. Anita was our guide. Not only was she knowledgeable about the Alhambra but she clearly enjoys people and providing information and answering questions. She is a sweetheart! It’s all outdoors so be sure to wear comfortable shoes and cool clothing. Our tour was at 3 pm and the weather was good but the sun beats down on the area until about 6 pm. They have several drinking fountains throughout the Alhambra but brining a water bottle to refill is a good idea. Lots and lots of walking. Very interesting history and amazing views of the Alhambra and the city.
Written 22 May 2022
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Azmi
1 contribution
Nov 2022 • Friends
Virginia is a great guide who is friendly and always open to questions. Her deep knowledge was very clear. Virginia paced the walk well with stops to give us information whilst giving individuals who needed it a rest. The first part of the walk involves a moderate ascent on a hill (it is a fortress after all). I felt she gave a balanced account without shying away from difficult parts of history whilst also keeping the conversation upbeat, a tough balancing act. I was also impressed by her knowledge of the arabic inscriptions. The ability to skip queues by being part of the group also helped. Thank you Virginia!
Written 21 November 2022
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Victor Lopez
1 contribution
We were dreading a three hour tour of basically a city within a city during the heat wave in Granada but was very happy with the tour and especially our guide Virginia who is literally an expert on the subject matter. Her English is very good which matters via one earphone with hundreds of others around you speaking. .There were reasonable stops to rest and take a break which are necessary regardless of your age given the temperature. We had a good time and the history given made everything we saw much more meaningful and rememberable. I highly recommend taking the tour while in Granada. There is a reason why it is the #2 most visited place in all of Spain so you may as well do it right.
Written 23 August 2022
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carlab45
Vienna, Austria8 contributions
Oct 2022 • Friends
While we were very grateful that this was the only option to securing tickets for the Alhambra so close to the visit date, we would not recommend this tour otherwise (tip: book your tickets at least one month in advance).

Carmen, our guide, rushed from once place to another so it was impossible to follow her or enjoy the surroundings. We asked her twice to please slow down a bit but she just kept going faster. The audio piece also stopped working whenever she was some meters ahead- so we missed most of the explanations. An older gentleman on the tour even fell down some stairs trying to keep up with her and not even then did she go slower. Meanwhile other groups around us were going much slower and actually enjoying their tours.
Written 12 October 2022
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Paul D
1 contribution
The guide appeared to be knowledgeable qnd the arrangements for meeting were well organised. However, the guiding works by the guide speaking into a microphone attached to their clothing/ bag-strap and each person has a receiver and an earpiece. The guide talked mostly (although not always) while walking along, so there was mostly no eye contact or interaction that you might otherwise get. Also, once you are more than about 5 metres away from the guide, the reception is very poor and there was a lot of static. Bear in mind that there will be a wide range of fitness, so the group (of about 15 or so people) will be spread out by more than 5m very quickly. Also whenever the guide went round a corner of a building while talking (which happened a lot), you could not hear anything, even if only a few metres away. So, with the static/poor reception, the very strong accent (NB this was an English speaking tour) and the fact that the guide was getting out of breath while speaking (because of the hills/steps), it was very difficult to hear or understand most of what was being said, so much was lost on us. We were at least guided round in a sensible manner.
The tour starts a fair walk from the Al Hambra- a fairly steep walk - at the tour HQ, but the end of the tour was at some random exit to the place, up the hill, and not somewhere we had passed previously. Despite the guide's direction, it was not at all obvious how to get back to where we had started and we were left scratching our heads for a while.
I think the experience must vary considerably depending on which guide you get.
Would I recommend this? I think not. If you really want a guided tour, I would suggest you go for a private guided tour, although that would be much more expensive. It also looked like you might be able to get electronic guides, but I'm not sure about that.
There were free water fountains where you could refill water bottles.
Written 31 October 2022
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Nizam S
1 contribution
This was a completely unprofessional organization. I would never recommend anyone from using this company as it was completely unhelpful and made no effort to assist customers like us who had been delayed from making a pre-assigned spot.
They had no backup plan such as being able to email tickets to customers in such a situation. Their staff were brusque, condescending and totally could not care less about customers that literally paid them hundreds of dollars. I had to give a one out of five stars (as zero was unavailable and a one star was the only minimum option available in the algorithm), but in reality I would have given a minus negative 15 stars if I actually could have as the company’s processes, it’s staff and it’s overall processes to help paying customers was literally non-existent!
Written 26 September 2022
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Leila M
1 contribution
Nov 2022 • Family
Our tour guide was amazing! If you book a tour make sure you get Virginia. She did an amazing job telling the story and she really knew what she was talking about. Bring snacks and water to eat in breaks because it is expensive to buy there. Also since there is no lunch on the tour eat a good meal before.
Written 23 November 2022
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charliezien
Haarlem, The Netherlands2 contributions
Antisemitic company.

They give a tour that doesn't even enter the palace, charge 5 times the actual ticket price because they buy up every single ticket. It's a total scam. When I called them out on their scam and asked for a refund, a staff member told me I wanted a refund because "you Jews think you run the world."

Please do not patronize this antisemitic business. They will scam you and laugh in your face.
Written 17 October 2022
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Tomzsurfin
Wetherby, UK42 contributions
The Alhambra is really beautiful and worth a visit. It wasn’t too busy the day of our visit. The Skip the Queue ticket was still really worth it though as there are several queues we would have had to join at different parts of the Alhambra. We missed the part about collecting tickets from the shop in the centre of Granada as we were coming into Grenada by car so we went straight to the Alhambra and parked. Only to find out we therefore had a 20 minute walk down into town to collect the ticket. Not a great start, and had we have known before we booked, we would have booked a tour that started at the Alhambra rather than one that started in the town. It was a long walk down and then back up again. I guess it depends whether you are based in Grenada or coming from out of town.

The Tour was interesting, our guide wasn’t very fluent in English and at times difficult to follow. He did have great knowledge though
Written 18 November 2022
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Mark C
7 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
Worth every penny! We got so much more out of our visit than we would have done on our own. We did indeed skip quite a lengthy line and our guide (Anita) was lovely and so informative. The ear pieces we all wore worked perfectly so that we heard every word she said. Highly recommended.
Written 15 September 2022
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