Guided tour

Alhambra: Tour without Nasrid Palaces

Alhambra: Tour without Nasrid Palaces

From $36.38 per person

Discover the Alhambra on a guided tour. Visit the Generalife Gardens, the Grand Palace of Charles V, and the impressive Alcazaba.

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Duration options: 2 - 3 hours
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English, Spanish, French, German, Italian
Private or small groups available

Includes

  • Alhambra guided tour
  • Access to Alhambra
  • Live tour guide
    Highlights
    • Explore the Alhambra fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
    • Visit the Alcazaba and the Bath of the Mosque with your guide
    • Relax in the gardens and enjoy their beautiful Islamic landscaping
    • Learn more about the history behind the Alhambra complex
    • Marvel at the elaborate display of Andalusian art and architecture
    Full description
    Explore the Alhambra fortress and lavish Generalife Gardens on a guided tour. See hundreds of years of Granada's Moorish history as you explore this monumental site overlooking the beautiful city of Granada. Start the tour by discovering the Alcazaba complex built in the 13th-century. Find out about how the Nasrids added large towers and a street with an important access route through Puerta de las Armas. Discover how the fortification of the entire perimeter wall of the Alhambra was built. Learn all about the history of the Nasrid Kingdom through its architecture. Then, head to the Generalife, composed of the Lower Gardens, the Generalife Palace, and the High Gardens located outside the walls of the Alhambra. Learn about how this area was a recreational estate for the Nasrid sultans. Hear about the significance of water in this complex, and explore the beautiful and peaceful gardens.

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    Meeting point

    Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of the tour, next to the Parking P1 of the Alhambra located in the Paseo de la Sabica, where the touristic buses stop. This is just in front of the the Restaurant Arrayan del Generalife (down the stairs inside the parking lot). Please find here a picture of the meeting point: https://goo.gl/maps/UT8uD9uAmA92. The guide will be wearing blue.

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    What to bring

    • Passport or ID card
    • Comfortable shoes

    Not allowed

    • Pets
    • Baby strollers
    • Luggage or large bags
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.3 / 5

    based on 6226 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.5/5
    • Transportation
      3.0/5
    • Value for money
      3.7/5
    • Service
      4.3/5
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    The tour was a really nice experience. Our guide was well prepared, nice and funny, extremely available to answer to any extra question. We have seen so many things in those three hours that I wonder how it is possible to do the same without a guide. I strongly recommend the tour.

    November 17, 2018

    Enjoyable and interesting

    Clara was a great guide, interesting and enthusiastic. The tour was great and the Generalife gardens were beautiful. The only reason I haven't given 5 stars is that when the tour is in 2 languages - English and Spanish - it's a little distracting and slows things down a bit.

    November 16, 2018

    Not what expected in the beginning but was satisfied by the service.

    Make sure to print the directions for the meeting point and to be prepared to be in a bilingual group. When we arrived to Alhambra it was kind of hectic and there were groups everywhere and our tour guide was NOT wearing any distinguishable type of clothing or "blue jacket" as promised on the meeting point directions. Luckily, we were able to find our group after asking around but were somewhat flustered by the difficulty in finding our guide. During the tour, we were in a group of mostly spanish speaking individuals so the tour guide spent a considerable time speaking in spanish and would sometimes forget to explain things in english even though I had selected to have an english speaking tour guide for my parents. Some people in the group were visibly agitated by this and had to remind our guide to explain things in english - which was kind of unfortunate considering the amount of money and time we spent to get a guide and then found out tickets were only about 10 euros at the door.

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    October 28, 2018

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    Product ID: 165059

    VA ID: 397268