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Skip-the-Line Alhambra and Generalife Gardens Tour in Granada

  • Full-day shore excursion from Malaga to the Alhambra palace complex in Granada
  • Skip the lines and explore the UNESCO-listed complex with an expert guide
  • Visit top Alhambra sights such as Nasrid Palaces and the Palace of Charles V
Skip-the-Line Alhambra and Generalife Gardens Tour in Granada
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Skip-the-Line Alhambra and Generalife Gardens Tour in Granada
USD 113.06
When your cruise ship sails in the port of Malaga, set out to explore the cultural majesty of Granada on a full-day shore excursion. Accompanied by an accomplished guide, immerse yourself in the regal extravagance of the Alhambra palace complex on a guided tour. Sail past the long lines at the crowded entrance hall with a priority access pass and immediately begin exploring vast courtyards, winding walkways and richly decorated chambers. Admire the architectural amalgamations inspired by Moorish and colonial styles then absorb the botanical beauty of the Generalife Gardens. An intimate experience is ensured with numbers limited to 18 people.
What to Expect
Disembark your cruise ship at Malaga port then climb aboard a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan to begin the scenic 2-hour journey to Granada. Ascend the incline of Sabikah Hill to reach the vertiginous perch of the palace, and admire the rose-tinted walls before venturing within. 

Glide past long lines with your priority access pass, and follow your guide on an enriching journey through lavish palatial suites and courtyards replete with elaborate arches and verdant gardens. Learn about the origin of the former 9th-century fortress, and see the architectural tableau of Islamic and Renaissance styles. 

Marvel at the extravagant beauty of the Nasrid palaces, note the stylistic contrast of the Palace of Charles V, and awaken your senses to the smells and sights of the Generalife Gardens as you wander amid exotic flowers and distinctive water features. 

Time permitting, venture to the historical heart of Granada for a walking tour. Enjoy some relaxed free time to explore independently, choosing to sample local specialties in a restaurant or peruse shops for special souvenirs (own expense).

At a time prearranged with your guide, return to the minivan and arrive in Malaga well in advance of your cruise ship’s departure.
Reviews (45)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gardeners delight

All 4 people in our party enjoyed this shore excursion. Even though it is a lengthy drive from Malaga, it is definitely worth it. Our guide was very knowledgeable and answered any questions that were forthcoming. An airconditioned bus was very welcome as we had...More

1  Thank Kerry W
Reviewed 24 August 2018
Top class tour

I booked this tour through Malaga Day Tours. We were on a cruise which was in Malaga just for the day. I can honestly say that from my initial enquiry to returning to the ship. Alonso at Malaga Tours made the experience very easy. The...More

3  Thank Dawn R
Reviewed 13 August 2018

The Alhambra is a spectacular sight—not to be missed. The guide on the bus was super; he is very knowledgeable, and really filled the 2 hour drive there…also, I think he could be a stand-up comic. The tour guide at the palace was equally as...More

Thank hiperry
Reviewed 4 July 2018
A spectacular palace with impressive views

Get a tour guide or a headphone set--you will appreciate hearing the history of and legends surrounding this magnificient place as you are touring it as there are very few descriptions to be read. Well worth 2 hours or more to see lush, beautiful gardens...More

1  Thank theoccasionaltourist
Reviewed 28 May 2018
Bus to Alhambra and Granada

Malaga Day Tours provided a comprehensive tour of Alhambra. They were prompt in picking us up at the port and dropping us off back at the ship. Our guide on the 2 hour bus ride with 28 people gave us a lot of information about...More

3  Thank 4everMickey
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12 October 2018|
Response from Kerry W | Reviewed this property |
I booked through Spain day tours online. They were excellent in replying straight away and keeping us up to date.