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Skip The Line Alhambra and Generalife Guided Tour
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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.
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€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
Mobile ticket
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 €37.07. 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

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

manfredp918
manfredp918
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Wonderful
Our tour guide was Virginia and she was awesome. Lots of information given. We saw all of the attractions as promis
Curiosity63281013629
Curiosity63281013629
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Worthy and really worthy! :)
Mario has been a very pleasant guide to be walking around Granada in the evening. He was able to pass on to us a lo
joangL5835KF
joangL5835KF
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Excellent tour
Thanks Virginia for the excellent tour. Virginia is professional and sympathetic. She understands the facets of the
U1917PJhansp
U1917PJhansp
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Fabulous tour of Old Arab Quarries in Albycin
Great walking experience. Knowledgeable guide. The sights of old and narrow streets with houses and beautiful gar
livelong_traveller
livelong_traveller
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Alhambra English Tour
My wife and I were booked for the tour on December 29, 2020. Please be aware that the meeting point for this tour i
btost001
btost001
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Granada night tour
Súper Mario was A + guide. Came with the wife and sister in law. Funny, informative and a good time. Highly recomme
Muttony
Muttony
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Excellent
Our tour guide Virginia, was outstanding. So knowledgeable! She made history come alive. She held the interest of m
sahijwani
sahijwani
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The Tour Guide was Awsome!
Our guide Virginia made the tour as interesting as I have ever experienced. She was just not a tour guide, but a sc
nahariyya
nahariyya
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Fantastic tour
The views were stunning and the guide was lovely. We were a small group so could stop and take lots of photos
Q1342UTms
Q1342UTms
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I would not recommend
I paid full price for a tour (flamenco in a cave) and it was cancelled less than two hours before. And I was never
Nebraskawife
Nebraskawife
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Great tour
Mario was an excellent tour guide! He had lots of history knowledge which is what we were interested in.
W9791SXlucyn
W9791SXlucyn
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Fun e bike tour
Mario was great! He taught us lots about the history of the city as well as recommending his favourite places.
Yukie F
Yukie F
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It was fun!
I booked a 4PM slot and it was raining when I arrived. Thankfully the weather was getting better and we rode in a g
Mary M
Mary M
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Mediocre tour - guide arrived a bit late and
Mediocre tour relative to others we took while inSpain.Guide arrived late and info shared was just okay. At least
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
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Conrad K
22 contributions
Nov 2022
The guide was doing his best to bring Alhambra back to life with anecdotes, historical knowledge and some fun facts. He did it. With the company of their tourists we all had a great time. We saw the one and only Alhambra thoroughly. I highly recommend the trip that allows You to see the sunset while in the fortress - mesmerizing.
The only thing that needs attention is the English flusende - at times it was a problem, but despite this I had lots of fun and quite a few laughs.
The tour guide was kind and that was welcome, as was his knowledge and dedication. Thank You!
Written 12 December 2022
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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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Matis P
Tallinn, Estonia1 contribution
Jan 2023
WARNING - the tour tickets DO NOT include the main attraction of the Alhambra, which are the Nasrid palaces, you must buy the tickets and plan the visit separately (extra 20€ per person). That makes this tour a waste of money and time (since you're passing by the palaces, but not entering them).
Our guide (male, possibly Hermes?) spoke in a monotonous, boring manner. We met so many other groups with cool guides inside, who spoke passionately and were overall high-spirited, but that was not our experience.
It was also a shame that we met the guide in downhill in the town and climbed up with the group for the first 40mins of the tour, not hearing much but the panting of the guide in the speaker. This was wasted time. Wish we met uphill in Alhambra or took a shuttle to actually hear quality content during the visit, not just walk together.
Written 21 January 2023
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Awad12
2 contributions
Jan 2023 • Family
Unfortunately we did not have a good experience with this tour company. We rented a vehicle to drive to the tour office for our tour appointment at 10am. The streets were not easy to navigate through and they were restricted in some areas. We were forced to park and walk the remaining 15 min to the office. I called the tour company to notify them that we will be a few minutes late and they would not answer their phones. When we arrived at 10:05am we had to wait an extra 5 min till the employee attended to us. The employee said we had two options: pay an additional 10 euros per person (5 of us) for the next tour at 12:30pm or they would provide us the tickets and we would tour Alhambra ourselves. We were willing to take the 12:30pm tour and asked that they waive the 10 euro per person fee. Another gentleman stepped in and said he would charge us 15 euros per person and not 10 euros. At that point we thought it was a scam and they were taking advantage of us and they proceeded to threatened us and said they would not even provide us the tickets to visit Alhambra ourselves. My husband then decided to film the remaining incident on his phone. At the end we had to tour Alhambra ourselves.
I DO NOT recommend this tour company to any tourists. There are not empathic, there is no grace period, and they will not answer their phones.
We felt robbed of $150! If we would have bought the tickets directly from the Alhambra website and invested in the audio tour we would have saved that amount.
Written 4 January 2023
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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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katehead19
Perth, Australia8 contributions
Jan 2023
This tour is misleading as it does not include the Nasrid Palaces just the garden. Expensive and while the tour guide was very knowledgeable it was such a slow tour, it took us over 30minutes to walk from just the office to the actual entrance to Alhambra. The group was huge, like over 20 people so while we did skip the line at the entrance it still took a long time to check everyone's ticket and ID. Don't waste your money on this tour.
Written 7 January 2023
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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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