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Alhambra and Nasrid Palaces through the Senses Private Tour

1. Alhambra and Nasrid Palaces through the Senses Private Tour

Skip the line and jump long queues at the entrance of the monument, so you can start exploring the incredible World Heritage Site straight away. Your exclusive tour has been designed as a sensory experience, to amaze your with the history and art of the city of the Alhambra. Your guides will use audiovisual resources and objects from the era, which help you to recreate and imagine the times of the Nasrid dynasties of the Alhambra. Your guide will show you some of the most special items from the daily life of the Nasrid time in the Alhambra palace, offering you to touch, smell or taste them, revealing the mystery and unique vibes of that era. In addition, you will be able to grasp the essential technical aspects of the construction of the monument through the audiovisual content.

Granada: Alhambra Private Walking Tour with Local Guide

2. Granada: Alhambra Private Walking Tour with Local Guide

Discover the world-famous Alhambra and the Generalife and Nasrid Palaces on a private walking tour with a licensed guide (entry tickets not included). Customize your itinerary to fit your interests. After booking your tickets online for the Alhambra, your expert guide will take you on a historical, cultural, and artistic journey of the renowned ancient complex. Take a relaxing stroll through the Alhambra's age-old walkways as you listen to your guide recount insightful stories and legends about the medieval complex. See the carved Moorish throne room and the impressive cloistered courtyards dotted with fountains along your way. Follow in the footsteps of the sultans and kings who once lived and ruled in these walls, and visit the verdant gardens of the nearby Generalife and the Nasrid (or Partal) Palaces to get a well-rounded experience of the city's history.

Granada: Alhambra, Generalife & Albaicin Private Tour

3. Granada: Alhambra, Generalife & Albaicin Private Tour

Skip the lines to the most visited monument in Spain and discover one of the best examples of Islamic architecture in the world. Admire the palaces, gardens and walls of the Alhambra and hidden Nasrid Palaces in Granada on a 5.5-hour tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built on Sabika Hill for the Nasrid Dynasty, the Alhambra was the most impressive fortified complex of Muslim Spain. Its walls still stand as testimony to the city's golden age. Enter the glorious Albaicín district to explore Granada’s most ancient quarter. Walk along narrow, cobblestone streets and admire balconies of stunning floral displays. Get breathtaking views of the Alhambra and see the mansions built for the Nasrid nobles in the 14th and 15th centuries. Benefit from a lunch break and time to digest an extraordinary period in Spanish history and art. 

Alhambra, Nasrid Palaces and Generalife: Small-Group Tour

4. Alhambra, Nasrid Palaces and Generalife: Small-Group Tour

Learn about the history of Granada on this 3-hour guided tour of the Alhambra and the Generalife. Your skip-the-line ticket ensures fast-track access to the monuments. A specialist guide will lead you on a tour of the vast complex that dates back over 600 years. Marvel at the Nazrid Palaces, the 14th-century miracle that shines as the Alhambra’s jewel. Experience the power of a civilization that held a significant portion of Europe in its grip for 8 centuries. Admire the Mexuar and its floral tiles and tapering columns. Its later conversion into a chapel did not conceal its Moorish origins. See the Patio de los Leones, an intricate courtyard that was at the heart of royal life under Muhammed V. You can choose a morning, evening or night visit, depending on the time of your admission ticket for the Nasrid Palaces.

Alhambra: Guided Tour with Fast-Track Entry

5. Alhambra: Guided Tour with Fast-Track Entry

Immerse yourself in the history of the last Moorish kingdom in Western Europe. The Alhambra is home to relics of the unique, Spanish-Muslim empire that lasted over 700 years. Discover these historical charms found nowhere else in the world. Explore a stunningly well-preserved complex of Medieval palaces, where it's still possible to feel the presence of its previous owners.  The paradise-like gardens are only some of the gems that await you in this unique setting. Find out more about the plots and intrigues that led to the fall of the Moorish Kingdom of Granada after they were faced with a Christian assault. Visit the Nasrid Palaces, Alcazaba, the Palace of Carlos V, and Generalife in the pleasant company of an experienced guide and your group.

Seville: Granada Day Trip with Alhambra Ticket

6. Seville: Granada Day Trip with Alhambra Ticket

Take a magnificent trip from your accommodation in Seville to the charming city of Granada. Become acquainted with its neighborhoods and discover the most beautiful monument of Andalusia, the Citadel of the Alhambra, with entrance to the monument included. Travel from your hotel and take a comfortable journey by air-conditioned car to the city of Granada with your guide. Visit the ancient and impressive Alhambra, gaze at its marvelous palaces and see the gardens. Explore the most traditional and authentic neighborhoods of Granada as you visit the Albaicin and Sacromonte neighborhoods, and stroll through their narrow streets. Get to know one of the most beautiful and best-preserved cities in Spain.

From Seville: Private Granada Day-Trip with Alhambra Visit

7. From Seville: Private Granada Day-Trip with Alhambra Visit

Set off for Granada early in the morning so you are able to tour the Sevillian countryside. On your journey, pass a range of stunning villages such as Estepa, Antequera, and Loja. After seeing and experiencing much of Andalusia, you will arrive in Granada. The city possesses a vast cultural and historical legacy and is presided over by the famous Alhambra Palace. The Alhamabra was an Arabic palace where the Nasrid dynasty used to reside. The palace is among one of the most beautiful places in the world and the most popular tourist attraction in Andalucia. Once you arrive there you will be accompanied around the palace to see just why it’s renowned for its heritage. You will see the remnants of the many different cultures and religions that encompassed this sight. You will also get the opportunity to see the exquisite gardens that astound with their beauty. For this reason, it is considered one of the most important sights in the country. You will take a guided tour of the attractions, including the Alcazaba, Nasrid Palace, and Generalife Gardens. You will discover the different places, courtyards, and pavilions as you discover their history. After the group guided tour, finish with a walking tour of Albaicin. With your private guide, see the old Moorish quarter, with its narrow streets, flower-filled squares, and spectacular Alhambra views. After the tour, drive to the city center where you'll have free time to eat, do some shopping, and simply relax and enjoy the beauty of the city center by yourself. Your guide will rejoin you before you head to Seville and arrive back in time for dinner. The languages offered for the activity and tour are English, Spanish, French, and Italian.

Alhambra: Nasrid Palaces and Generalife Private Guided Tour

8. Alhambra: Nasrid Palaces and Generalife Private Guided Tour

Explore the Alhambra Nasrid Palaces and lavish Generalife Gardens with an official guide with this skip-the-line, guaranteed access ticket. See thousands of years of Granada's Moorish history as you explore this monumental site overlooking the beautiful city of Granada. See the Alhambra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most-visited attractions in the world, with an expert official guide. Learn all about the history of the Nasrid Kingdom through its architecture and the symbology you will see throughout the fortress and gardens. Learn the significance of water in this complex and relax in Generalife Gardens, an evergreen paradise.

Private Alhambra Tour From Malaga & Surrounds

9. Private Alhambra Tour From Malaga & Surrounds

Learn about the history of Granada on this six-hour guided tour of the Alhambra and Generalife summer palace with a skip-the-line ticket. A specialist and historian guide will lead you around the vast complex, dating back more than 600 years. Marvel at a magnificent mix of Islamic art and culture. Your tour includes hotel pick-up and drop-off via private coach.  Then,  you will be driven to the Alhambra (about 1.5 hours) to visit the Alhambra with your official tour guide. See Nasrid Palace where you will enjoy the Mexuar, Comares and Lions courtyard; Alcazaba - the Military Fortification; and Generalife the recreational Palace and Gardens. After the 2.5-hour tour, enjoy an hour on your own exploring outside or inside Alhambra where you can visit shops, restaurants and museums.   On this guided tour you will feel the spirit of the last Muslim bastion in Spain. Yusuf is still here – in spirit. So is his father, Ismail I, and his son, Muhammed V. These three sultans were largely responsible for the Palacio Nazaríes – the 14th-century miracle that shines as the Alhambra’s jewel. To amble through these chambers and corridors is to step into Al-Andalus, to feel the energy of a civilization that held such a significant portion of Europe in its grip for eight centuries. Its matters of state still whisper in the Mexuar – a meeting place for ministers, all floral tiles and tapering columns, whose later conversion into a chapel could not conceal its Moorish origins. Its afternoons at play still haunt the Patio de los Leones – an intricate courtyard, the core of royal life under Muhammed V, where fountains splash. And its sophistication still flickers around the Palacio de Comares. 

From Motril: Full-Day Private Tour of Alhambra

10. From Motril: Full-Day Private Tour of Alhambra

Immerse yourself in the history of the last Moorish Kingdom in Western Europe as you explore the Alhambra, a stunningly well-preserved complex of Medieval palaces built during the Spanish-Muslim empire that lasted over 700 years. Relax in a private vehicle as you travel to the Alhambra. Admire the scenic views of the Andalusian countryside before meeting your local guide. Then, step into the paradise-like gardens of the Alhambra and uncover the plots and intrigues that led to the fall of the Moorish Kingdom of Granada from your expert guide. Spend time at spectacular sites like the Nasrid Palaces, Alcazaba, the Palace of Carlos V, and Generalife. Admire the unique blend of Spanish-Islamic architecture as you explore historical halls and gardens. After your private visit to the Alhambra, sit back and relax as you travel back to your drop-off point.

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What people are saying about Generalife

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based on 454 reviews

Ein perfektes „Paket“ - Preis/Leistung stimmt absolut. Guide hat sich fast 50min länger um uns gekümmert Guide war (wie wir -2- Personen) kurz vor dem Starttermin dort. Perfekt. Es ging gleich los. Erklärungen sehr angenehm mit genau der richtigen Menge an Informationen. Unser Guide Gosia - grossartig und dank ihren Kontakten überall schnell rein/durch gekommen. Super. Empfehle hedem die Alhambra so zu besuchen.

Gosia was awesome! Her demeanor, friendliness, and local knowledge was excellent. Having her as our guide made our trip to Granada a highlight of our vacation to Andalusia. Would highly recommend her as a guide to the Alhambra and any other place in Granada. Her restaurant recommendation was spot on too. Thank you Gosia!

We booked the private tour and this was excellent! Our group highly recommends you book this tour group - we had the BEST tour guide! Sabine was our guide and she provided a very thorough and enjoyable tour. She was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable, we loved it!

I highly recommend this tour, our Guide Mr. Antonio is professional and excellent, there are lots of nice surprises during the tour that will transfer you to the golden age of Alhambra.

Very nice guided visit. The guide maintened our kids interested for more than 3 hours. We learned and saw a lot. The experience was worth it.