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Our most recommended Granada Day Trips

Granada: Sierra Nevada Guided Safari

1. Granada: Sierra Nevada Guided Safari

Discover some of the best views of the Sierra Nevada mountains surrounding Granada, and enjoy breathtaking panoramas of the old city from secret viewpoints. On the tour, drive along trails that date back over a thousand years, from the time of the Visigoths and the Arabs. Following pickup from Granada city center, travel by 4WD vehicle towards the towering peaks of the nearby mountains north of the city. We will get an elevation of 2500 meters-8000 ft, with amazing views of the highest peaks in the Iberian peninsula. Explore the north face of the Sierra Nevada to see the highest peaks on the Iberian Peninsula, climbing to heights of more than 3,000 meters. Marvel at the amazing landscape, before driving to Sierra de Huétor Natural Park. The mountains here are lower and were used by the Moors to draw spring water for the Albaicín, now part of Granada. See some old fortifications from the days of the Spanish Civil War, and enjoy incredible views of Granada and the Sierra Nevada. Finally, visit a typical Andalusian restaurant where you can enjoy drinks, snacks, or a meal (costs not included).

Sacromonte Caves Museum Admission Ticket

2. Sacromonte Caves Museum Admission Ticket

Spend an enjoyable hour exploring the Cave House Museum of Sacromonte with this admission ticket. Visit 11 separate caves, housing re-created cave house dwellings. Gain an understanding of the culture, history and natural environment of the Sacromonte district. See kitchens and stables, and also traditional trades and crafts, such as basketry, ceramics and weaving. Learn about flamenco in the Sacromonte district. Learn about the plants, the geology and the landscape of the area in the outdoors garden. From the garden you’ll also have unique views of the Alhambra, the city and the Rio Darro Valley.

From Granada: Day Trip Through Alpujarra

3. From Granada: Day Trip Through Alpujarra

Begin by heading south towards Lanjarón, the first city of the Alpujarra region. The route will continue through impressive landscapes until reaching Pampaneira, one of the highest cities in Spain and Europe. Here, enjoy the breathtaking views of the Poqueira Valley and take the most incredible photographs. After visiting this town, descend to Bubión, a city founded in Roman times, where you can walk through narrow streets and white houses. Then, your group will follow the route to Capileira, one of the most picturesque villages of La Alpujarra and Andalusia. Visit the interpretation center where a professional will explain everything you've seen on this excursion. Finally, visit a typical working house in the Alpujarra, where you will learn about the methods of production and their way of life.

Sierra Nevada Small Group E-Bike Tour

4. Sierra Nevada Small Group E-Bike Tour

Reconnect with nature on an amazing e-bike tour of the Sierra Nevada National Park, and get stunning views of the surrounding landscape from the 2nd highest mountain range in Europe. Marvel at the lofty peaks of Mulhacén, towering 3,482 meters above sea level. Look for local wildlife, including the incredible mountain goats that make the rugged landscape their home. Put on the provided helmet and make yourself comfortable on the high-quality bikes. Then, cycle downhill through the rocky crags and feel the adrenaline pump through your blood. Ride at your own pace under the careful supervision of your guide, and get a better appreciation of the beauty of the mountains and ancient forest. Pedal through some of the famous white villages to experience a slice of local life.

Electric Bike Tour with 2 Options to Explore Granada

5. Electric Bike Tour with 2 Options to Explore Granada

The Albaicín, a World Heritage Site, and Sacromonte are 2 of Granada’s most colorful, enchanting, and historical districts. Sacromonte is known for its caves in which gypsies celebrate nightly with their flamenco songs and dancing. Explore these areas on an electric bike tour accompanied by your instructor/guide who will ensure that you see the sights of interest. This is just 1 of 4 electric bike tour options in Granada. The tours range from 2-3 hours in duration, and all begin with a training session to familiarize you with the operation of the vehicle. If you don’t want miss any of Granada's nooks or crannies, choose the XL tour. You’ll travel through all the city’s neighborhoods on this 2nd option and see hidden places such as the Palace of Dar-al-Horra, the Paseo de los Tristes, the San Nicolas Viewpoint, and the Cuesta de Chapiz. Ride your electric bike along the paths and trails of the forest on the outskirts of Granada. On this 3rd tour option your guide will show you the magnificent views of the Albaycin and the Alhambra from the Silla del Moro viewpoint. On a 4th option you can enjoy one of the best sunsets in the world! Ride your electric bike with your guide to the top of Granada to enjoy the spectacular colors and the sights below.

Sierra Nevada Trip from Granada

6. Sierra Nevada Trip from Granada

Explore one of the most recognized sites in the Sierra Nevada National Park. Nicknamed the Sister of the Alps and the Himalayas, this region is unique for the murmur of streams, legendary lagoons, the myriad of waterfalls snow tunnels and high mountain meadows.  This tour will expose the secrets of the region to you, as a guide will divulge details and show highlights. Even in high summer months, you will be able to touch snow or fill the lungs with the freshest air.  Touring at more than 2,600 meters above altitude, the ecosystem vastly differs from any other. The refreshing experience reveals forests form legend and landscapes from cinema.

Granada: Albaicín, Sacromonte & Museum of Caves Walking Tour

7. Granada: Albaicín, Sacromonte & Museum of Caves Walking Tour

Visit some of the most emblematic quarters of Granada. No trip to Granada is complete without having visited the Albaicín and Sacromonte. The tour will pass through Albaicín, protected as a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1994. Also known as the old Muslim Quarter, it contains labyrinthine streets through which you will discover the fascinating world of Al-Andalus and enjoy the famous landscape of Granada from San Nicolás' viewpoint and more. You will then head to the Sacromonte Quarter, which contains more than 3,000 caves and panoramic views from hidden areas. Here you will get to know and understand gypsy culture in the Museo de las Cuevas, a place that demonstrates their history through legends and flamenco dancing. Your tour will also pass through principle Granada sites such as the Plaza Nueva, Placeta de San Gregorio and Casa Enrique Morente, all of which are prone for ideal photo opportunities.

Alpujarra Experience: Historical Mountain Villages

8. Alpujarra Experience: Historical Mountain Villages

Discover one of Europe's richest botanical enclaves, through picturesque villages and a breathtaking mountain landscape. La Alpujarra is an extensive valley running across the southern foothills of the Sierra Nevada and the mountains of the Contraviesa Lújar, the Mediterranean coast and the Sierra de Gador. White buildings pepper the rugged terrain, matching the snow-capped peaks down amid the lush foliage. The first stop is the 19th-century town of Lanjarón, where you'll follow the flowing waters to Orgiva, the crossroads of the region and capital of La Alpujarra. From here continue through the magical towns of Caratuñas, Pampaneira, Pitres and Trevélez, the highest village in Spain, famous for its exquisite Iberian hams. Then, drive into the heart of the charming and picturesque villages of Bubion and Capileira, where you'll enjoy breathtaking views and a traditional lunch if you choose this option.

Granada: Sacromonte Caves Flamenco Show

9. Granada: Sacromonte Caves Flamenco Show

Watch an amazing flamenco show in the historic caves of the Sacromonte district of Granada and immerse yourself in the sensual rhythms and passionate sounds of the folkloric tradition in a unique venue. Thought to have been inhabited by Muslims more than 500 years ago, the cave dwellings were later occupied by gypsies who used them as living quarters and for temporary refuge after the conquest of the city by Christians. Experience the diversity of the Sacromonte neighborhood, where people of all races and walks of life now live in harmony. Pay your respect to the roots of flamenco as you survey your extraordinary surroundings and listen to music that will elevate you to levels of unknown pleasure.  Then, journey back in time and explore the narrow streets of the Albayzin district that dates back to the days of the Nasrid Kingdom.

Granada and Costa Tropical: Luxury Catamaran Trip with Lunch

10. Granada and Costa Tropical: Luxury Catamaran Trip with Lunch

You will meet in Granada city near the football stadium (metro stop) and drive down the valley for 45 minutes to the coast. After a quick safety briefing and a welcome glass of cava, the boat will from Marina del Este. From the comfort of the catamaran you will be able to see Almunecar, La Herradura, Cerro Gordo, Punta de La Mona, The Natural Park, Cantarrrijan as well as a number of historical watch towers dotted along this coastline, and get a great view of the Sierra Nevada mountains, all from the unique perspective of looking at them from out at sea. After an hour to an hour and a half sailing along the beautiful coastline, the boat will settle in a beautiful secluded spot (there are so many along this coastline!) to drop the anchor for a swim or a snorkel (masks and snorkels provided). The boat also has a kayak and two SUP paddle-boards for you to try out if you wish. While you enjoy the ocean, the crew will be rustling up a delicious buffet lunch with something for everyone, and a variety of dietary requirements catered for. After lunch, the boat will start to head back towards the marina, and hopefully spot some dolphins on the way. The catamaran, a Lagoon 380, is very spacious, stable, and safe, and boasts a great trampoline at the front of the boat between the hulls which the dolphins just love to swim underneath, giving the perfect view of these wonderful creatures completely in their natural habitat. And, all drinks on board (cava, beer, wines, soft drinks, water) are included too! A totally unique experience, and one which you will NEVER forget. At 6pm the crew will drive you back to the centre of Granada, arriving at 7pm.

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The Alhambra is always busy, but our bus beat the others, making it better for us. You choose between 4 different pickup locations. The tour company contacted us with the exact pickup time the day before. The drive takes about 3 hours, but the bus has comfortable seats for sleeping and big windows for the views. Halfway through the drive, there's a stop for restrooms and breakfast. After the rest stop, the guide gave us info about Spain and the things we were passing. When we arrived at Alhambra, the bus guide gave us clear directions and her contact info, before sending us with a different guide through the complex. Be sure to ask this guide for a brief history of Granada. At the end of the Alhambra tour, we rejoined our bus guide for 1 hour free time in Albaicin and then a 20 minute guided tour of Albaicin, including the viewpoint for the Alhambra. Then we headed back to Seville. The driver gave us info about the 4 drop-off locations (the same as the pickup), so you can choose

This private taxi and private tour was the best! Our driver (Jose) tailored our drive to our interests (lookout point [Placeta de S. Nicolás] and great espresso) and allotted time for us to visit city center. Bring a taxi allowed us to enter otherwise restricted areas. Our tour guide (Jose Francisco)of the Alhambra was extremely knowledgeable (everyone of my many questions was answered) and accommodating to our interests. He allowed some decisions for our itinerary. I take a lot of photos (used 2 batteries) and Jose showed us where to get the best shots. This tour is expensive but worth every penny. It was the highlight of our visit.

Beautiful experience and a lot of walking. Zoraida was very nice and help us with some questions we had and was able to look for answers to many questions we had.

great trip. The coach was nice, pickup location was convenient, the guide did an excellent job, the Alhambra guide was great, and there was enough free time.

Very well organized trip from Malaga to Alhambra, Granada. Our guide Elena amd the local guide in Alhambra did a very good job!