Things to do in Province of Granada

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Granada: Alhambra Ticket and Guided Tour with Nasrid Palaces

1. 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.

From Granada: Sierra Nevada 4WD Safari Tour

2. From Granada: Sierra Nevada 4WD Safari Tour

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).

Granada: Flamenco Show at Templo del Flamenco with Drink

3. Granada: Flamenco Show at Templo del Flamenco with Drink

Immerse yourself in the culture of Granada with an authentic flamenco performance in a cave restaurant. Step into the famous Templo del Flamenco, a staple of the hilly Albaicin neighborhood, for a night of live music and dancing. Enjoy a complimentary drink as you take in the show. Set amongst the scenic hills of Granada and deep in the Albaicin area, the Templo del Flamenco is truly a location to delight your eyes. Book your show ticket to visit one of the district's most iconic venues, offering nightly performances by the Reina Sofía Flamenco School. Discover the beauty of Spanish flamenco as you watch a team of singers and dancers perform a traditional show while accompanied by a guitarist and percussionist. Depending on the ticket option you choose, you can also taste some authentic Mediterranean dishes or sip on a drink.

From Málaga: Caminito del Rey Full-Day Tour

4. From Málaga: Caminito del Rey Full-Day Tour

Have an adventure along the El Caminito del Rey and walk 100 meters above the Guadalhorce River. Discover the Conde de Guadalhorce Dam, Desfiladero de los Gaitanes Canyon, and Guadalhorce River's history and importance to El Caminito del Rey. Meet your guide and board your bus for a ride towards Conde de Guadalhorce Dam. Begin your walking tour and learn how the dam is Málaga's main water reserve. Hear about the history of the Desfiladero de los Gaitanes and how the canyon was carved by the Guadalhorce River from your guide. Prepare to test your nerves on a high-up adventure along El Caminito del Rey. Follow the path which is about 3 kilometers long and less than 1 meter wide, hanging 100 meters above the Guadalhorce River. See the construction of a water channel from the reservoirs in the north to El Chorro and how the pathway was built for maintaining the channel. The path is known as El Caminito del Rey (the little pathway of the king) because it was inaugurated by King Alfonso XIII.

Tabernas Desert 4WD Adventure

5. Tabernas Desert 4WD Adventure

Enjoy a 4WD adventure in Europe’s only desert landscape on this scenic drive through the Tabernas Desert, situated between the Sierra de los Filabres and the Sierra de Alhamilla. Boasting over 3,000 hours of sunshine per year, annual rainfall of a mere 200 millimeters and temperatures ranging from 23° F to 118° F (-5°C to 48°C), the gray tones of the desert’s gullies, ravines, and other geological formations turn golden when the sun rests on them at sunset. Essential to the history of cinema in Almeria, Tabernas Desert served as a location for hundreds of movies, including “Lawrence of Arabia.” Dozens of spaghetti westerns, such as “A Fistful of Dollars, “For a Few Dollars More,” and “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly,” gave rise to an era of rampant shooting. Adventure stories war films, and science fiction films have all made use of the landscape, including “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade,” “Conan the Barbarian", "Game of Thrones", or "The Crown". Marvel at the desert’s similarity to the American badlands, and the deserts of north Africa and Arabia. En route, you will learn about the geological formation of this extraordinary place, including the flora and fauna that somehow manage to survive there.

Úbeda: City Highlights Walking Tour in Spanish

6. Úbeda: City Highlights Walking Tour in Spanish

Get an insider’s view of Úbeda's most historic neighborhoods on a small-group walking tour of the Plaza Primero de Mayo, the Old Town Hall, the Church of San Pablo, and more. Begin your urban walking adventure of this UNESCO World Heritage Site by meeting your Spanish-speaking guide at the supplier's office in the city center. Move across to the Plaza Primero de Mayo, a historic square that has hosted the city's main market for centuries. Find yourself marvelling at the Old Town Hall, and the monument to San Juan de la Cruz — the revered saint of the city — as your guide explains in detail their historical context. Then, stroll over to the part of town steeped in religious history to visit the Church of San Pablo and the Convent of San Miguel. Marvel at the architecture of one of the most exclusive landmarks of the city, and the last great inhabited Renaissance palace in the province, the Old Palace of Fancisco de los Cobos. Then, make your way to the Plaza Vázquez de Molina, where a host of buildings rich in history are located, all of which your expert guide will explain in detail. Gaze at the stunning Sacra Capilla del Salvador, a famous chapel built between 1536 and 1559 and the flagship of the Úbeda Renaissance architecture. Then take in the equally stunning Palace del Deán Ortega, the Old Pósito, or the old public granary, the Palace of the Marquis of Mancera, the Basilica of Santa María de los Reales Alcázares, and the Vázquez de Molina Palace. End your tour at the Plaza de Ayuntamiento by visiting the Palacio Vela de los Cobos, giving you a unique insight into how Spanish aristocracy lived back in its heyday.

Almeria: Horse Riding Tour Through the Tabernas Desert

7. Almeria: Horse Riding Tour Through the Tabernas Desert

Unleash your inner cowboy on a guided horseback ride into the Tabernas Desert. Stop along the route to learn about the natural environment, nature, geology, history, and cinema. On arrival at the ranch, be welcomed by the guide who will provide you with your equipment and introduce you to your horse. Once ready you will receive a short training session to get to grips with animal-friendly horse riding. Then, everyone will set off on a tour tailored to the participants' level, supervised by an instructor. Follow the "Desierto de Ley" route for an introduction to the desert. Cross an open area of desert, with views of the mythical "Llano del Búho" and "La Tortuga". Ride through these unique landscapes and admire their geological formations. See where hundreds of film and TV productions have been filmed, such as Indiana Jones, Game of Thrones, Exodus, The Sisters Brothers, or The Crown among many others. Later, return to the ranch, where you will say goodbye to your horse.

Granada: Los Cahorros de Monachil Canyon Hiking Tour

8. Granada: Los Cahorros de Monachil Canyon Hiking Tour

This hiking route through the Cahorros de Monachil is one of the most beautiful and easiest to practice a few kilometers from the city of Granada. We will meet at the established time in the Plaza del Professor Fontboté. Once the introductions have been made, we will get into the van and leave Granada behind to head for the Sierra Nevada National Park, where we will begin the activity, it is a 20-minute trip. This 6.5-kilometer hiking trail is perfect for most people as it does not require much physical ability. Los Cahorros is a highly appreciated route among hikers, who have found a natural paradise in this area. In most of the towns of the Sierra Nevada National Park, some hiking experience is required. Monachil is one of the routes that, due to its great beauty and easy trail, is ideal for doing it with the family, which has earned it a prominent place. It is a path where hanging bridges are crossed and little by little you discover what this special route hides, as well as its incredible views, waterfalls, and tunnels. This path will take you through some of the most spectacular landscapes in Andalusia. Important information: To follow this path skill and agility are necessary since there are narrow sections and places where we have to walk crouched. It is recommended that you come with a backpack to transport your objects and your water since during the walk it is essential to have your hands free. In the summer months: July and August, the activity will start early at 8:30 am. due to the heat and for our safety.

Sierra Nevada Trip from Granada

9. 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 your 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 from legend and landscapes from cinema. In summer it is no less impressive since you will expore Veleta, the second-highest peak in the Iberian Peninsula.

Sierra Nevada: Ski or Snowboard Lesson with Instructor

10. Sierra Nevada: Ski or Snowboard Lesson with Instructor

Spend a day skiing or snowboarding in the stunning Sierra Nevada. Experience the thrill of gliding down the mountainside as a professional instructor helps you master your technique. This fantastic experience is suitable for all skill levels. Meet at the local partner’s shop to be fitted for your equipment before hitting the slopes. After your lesson, continue to ski or snowboard for the rest of the day.

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Very enjoyable day out in a comfortable air-conditioned 8 seater bus. If you are visiting Granada and have a free day this tour is highly recommended. Travelled through the Sierra Nevada mountains. Fabulous scenery. Jamie our guide was so informative about local plants and geology and history of the area. He was very helpful and made the whole trip very enjoyable and interesting. Lots of stops to show us plants and scenic views. The trip is undemanding so you do not need to expend a lot of energy if you do not want to, just sit back and relax and enjoy. We saw cattle and sheep and learned about farming in the area. Had lunch in the restaurant in the then closed ski resort. Jamie explained the menu and helped order for us. You could bring your own picnic it was no problem either. We left Granada at 9.30am returned 4.45pm so it was a full day out. Jamie was very good communicating with us when we booked and about pickup from our hotel.

The tour is amazing. The horses are well trained and walk the tour automatically. It was the first time for me on a horse and I didn't have any problems. You will pass beautiful locations and learn a lot about movies of Tabernas desert.

It’s a great way to explore the Alpujarra region, which is hard to get to by public transport. Loved the many stops on the way and how passionate the guide, Michael, was for this region.

This was amazing, but a little more strenuous than advertised. I doubt children could do it.

Carlos was a good guide and very accommodating. It was a fun day out.