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Granada City Train 1 or 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Ticket

1. Granada City Train 1 or 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Ticket

Discover Granada at your own pace with a full-day ticket to the exclusive hop-on hop-off train. Specially designed to navigate the narrow streets of the Albaicín, the train features a panoramic roof, open deck in summer, and on board audio guides in 12 languages, available at an extra cost (with 2 special kids channels in Spanish and English). You can hop on and off at any of the stops to experience the essence of the city, from the monumental Alhambra to the atmospheric Albaicín. Explore the Realejo district, stop for a coffee in Plaza Neuva, get city views from the Mirador de San Nicolas, and much more. Get on and off the train as often as you want for as long as your ticket is valid, and discover the city's most important sites. The Alhambra Route runs during the day, while the City Center Route is an evening train that takes in Granada’s great nighttime atmosphere. Alhambra Route (Green Line): trains run every 30-45 minutes • Alhambra a. Alhambra Generalife/Taquillas b. Alhambra Palacios Nazaríes/Puerta Justícia • Cuesta Gomérez • Plaza Nueva/Office Granada City Tour • Paseo de los Tristes • Mirador de San Cristóbal/Albaicín • Monasterio de la Cartuja • Plaza de Toros • Catedral/Plaza Romanilla • Calle Alhóndiga/Recogida • Plaza Mariana Pineda/El Corte Inglés • Calle Molinos/Campo del Príncipe • Hotel Alhambra Palace/Carmen de los Mártires City Center Route (Red Line): trains run every 30-60 minutes, depending on the time of year • Plaza Nueva/Oficina Granada City Tour • Paseo de los Tristes • Mirador de San Cristóbal/Albaicín • Monasterio de la Cartuja • Plaza de Toros • Catedral/Plaza de la Romanilla • Calle Alhóndiga/Recogidas • Plaza Mariana Pineda/El Corte Inglés

Granada: Walking Tour of Alhambra & Albaicin

2. Granada: Walking Tour of Alhambra & Albaicin

Enjoy a walking tour of the Alhambra fort and the historic Albaicin neighborhood. Explore the outstanding historical palace and fort complex of Alhambra in the company of a professional guide. Skip the line to Spain's most visited monument, and discover the history and art in this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your tour includes the Nasrid Palaces, Generalife, Alcazaba, the palace of Charles V and the Hamman. Pause for lunch, and then join an afternoon tour of the historic Albaicin neighborhood. Your guide will take you on a walk back through the centuries, as you enjoy the viewpoint of San Nicolas, San Miguel Bajo square, and the hillside Sacromonte neighborhood.

Granada: Alhambra Ticket and Guided Tour with Nasrid Palaces

3. Granada: Alhambra Ticket and Guided Tour with Nasrid Palaces

Get a taste of medieval Granada with an unforgettable guided tour of the Alhambra and Generalife grounds, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Relax knowing your ticket to the palatial city includes entry to the Nasrid Palaces, Alcazaba Fortress, and Generalife grounds. Best of all, choose a small-group or private guided experience, depending on your preference.  Your expert local guide will collect you from just outside the complex, ensuring that you access the Alhambra grounds via a separate group entrance. You will also enjoy separate group access with your guide when entering the Generalife Palace.  Take in the tranquility of the Emirs’ old summer palace at the Generalife, including a beautiful rose garden, planted courtyards, and relaxing water features. Hear all about the history of the city of Granada and the Alhambra in this tranquil setting.  Your guide will take you into the Nasrid Palaces, the old Moorish palaces, where you can get up close to the iconic Islamic decorative details. Enjoy the colorful geometric tiling and various courtyard water features, including the famous Patio de los Leones. Architecture and art fans will enjoy the iconic Islamic and Mudéjar styles in the grounds. Visit the Alcazaba with your guide to see the royal fortress, so strong it was used for many centuries after its construction. Climb the steps of the Watch Tower here to get unrivaled views of the city of Granada below you, including the Albaicín and Sacromonte neighborhoods. Roam the free areas of the complex at the end of the tour, whether you want to take in more of the beautiful gardens or visit other features such as the Palace of Carlos V, a Renaissance palace dating from the 16th century. Enjoy breathtaking views of the old Arabic Quarter of Granada, the Albaicín, from numerous viewing points in the Moorish palace complex.

Granada: Electric Bike Rental for 4 or 8 Hours

4. Granada: Electric Bike Rental for 4 or 8 Hours

Rent an electric bike and discover Granada's neighborhoods at your own pace. Choose from a 2-hour or 4-hour rental, providing you with plenty of time to explore what appeals to you most. With your electric bike, ride up and down the hilly streets of Granada with ease. Ride to Albayzín, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and explore its narrow winding streets. Then visit Sacromonte, the charming tumbledown neighborhood that's built over caves on the hills of Valparaiso. You may also choose to visit Generalife, the Alhambra, and Granada Cathedral. It's up to you! The electric bike is yours for 2 or 4 fun hours, so you can choose what you want to see in Granada.

Granada: Alhambra, Generalife & Albaicin Private Tour

5. 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: Ticket with Audio Guide

6. Alhambra: Ticket with Audio Guide

Enjoy the flexibility and freedom of a self-guided tour of Granada with your audio guide tourist navigator that comes with GPS navigation. After you have picked up your personal tourist navigator and your entry time for Alhambra Palace, enjoy skip-the-line entry to Alhambra and see the exquisitely detailed Islamic art and architecture of Generalife Gardens, Nasrid Palaces, and Alcazaba Fortress. Your audio guide will provide detailed explanations of Alhambra and Generalife as you walk. After your visit to Alhambra and before giving back the audio guide, discover the city’s best cultural offerings, tapas bars, monuments, and museums. Go to exhibitions and track restaurants according to price and the type of cuisine. Follow the tips of your GPS navigator, and relax in the evening with a massage, have fun with friends at a great restaurant, play golf, or visit an amusement park.  

Granada: Alhambra & Generalife Fast-Track Guided Tour

7. Granada: Alhambra & Generalife Fast-Track Guided Tour

See the Alhambra Palace, a must-see for any visitor in the city of Granada. This UNESCO World Heritage Site boasts attractive and elaborate rooms, a monumental and historic position, and exquisitely detailed Islamic art and architecture. Transform your visit into an extraordinary experience, rich with knowledge and history with an official local guide. Your expert interpreter of Granada’s heritage will escort you through every part that forms the “Red Fortress". Your guide will also answer any additional questions you may have about this spectacular monument. Explore the Alcazaba fortress, formerly a military precinct and the most antique area of the Alhambra complex. Marvel at the Nasrid Palaces including the Palace of Mexuar, the Palace of Comares, and the Palace of Leones. Finally, discover the Generalife, the sultan’s summer palace situated east of the Alhambra and surrounded by wide gardens filled with a great variety of vegetation, framed by a beautiful Islamic landscape.

Alhambra, Nasrid Palaces and Generalife: Small-Group Tour

8. 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.

Day Trip to Granada from Seville: Alhambra and Albaicín

9. Day Trip to Granada from Seville: Alhambra and Albaicín

Depart Seville and journey to the city of Granada to take a tour of the historic Alhambra, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its cultural importance and architectural beauty. Benefit from the services of an official tour guide and expert interpreter of the heritage of the city and fortress, built for the Nasrid emirs who ruled Spain in the 13th and 14th centuries. Marvel at the fortifications of the Alcazaba (citadel), built to protect the city's post-Roman districts, including the Moorish suburb of "El Albayzín." Admire the beauty of the Nasrid Palaces and Generalife, the summer pleasure gardens of the Emir. Next, drive to the center of Granada for lunch (own expense). Then, take a guided walk of the UNESCO-protected Albaicín district where the winding streets are reflective of its Medieval Moorish past. Stroll past whitewashed houses and encounter age-old churches and flower-filled balconies. Stop to take in the spectacular panoramas over the Alhambra fortress perched on its hill.  Return to Seville at the end of your historical adventure, and get dropped off at your original starting point.

Alhambra Nasrid Palaces & Generalife Semiprivate Guided Tour

10. Alhambra Nasrid Palaces & Generalife Semiprivate Guided Tour

Explore the Alhambra Nasrid Palaces, fortress and lavish Generalife Gardens with an official guide and 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.

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What people are saying about Generalife

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 4,206 reviews

The tour went smoothly. Our pick up time was changed from 5:30am to 7:20, a much more civilized time, which made me happy even before we started. Our guide, Petra was personable and spoke both English and Spanish clearly. We walked a total of 5 miles that day, and several people were not able to do this and stayed behind before we got to the Alhambra. What a shame, because the Alhambra is the biggest attraction in Spain. Please only book this tour if you can walk for 3 hours and climb a few stairs. The comfortable bus ride is 3 hours each way with a break half way so you can rest. The Alhambra is totally worth the long ride and walking. We had a guide, Pablo, for the Alhambra who was very knowledgeable and spoke in clear English. I would recommend this tour as long as walking is not a problem for you.

Good organization of the guided tour, splendid place and our guide Emilio really good, nice, prepared. I highly recommend the experience.

Sergio gave us an awesome tour, very informative, we loved all the architecture, gardens and all the details in the palaces!

Very friendly welcome by good and good, full explanation. Everything fine.

Great place, beautiful architecture. I highly recommend.