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Skip the Line: Alhambra and Generalife Gardens Half-Day Tour provided by Granavision

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Skip the Line: Alhambra and Generalife Gardens Half-Day Tour

Skip the Line: Alhambra and Generalife Gardens Half-Day Tour
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AU$61.71
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Tour snapshot
Skip-the-line access saves time and bypasses the crowds
Duration:
3h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
30
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    3h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    30
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
Save valuable vacation time with skip-the-line entry to the Alhambra and Generalife Gardens in Granada. One of Spain’s must-see attractions, this popular site often has very large crowds. Breeze past the entry lines and tour the sprawling complex in just half a day, and hear commentary about the history of this grand fortress and royal palace.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel within 5 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel at least 6 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
Available languages
German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Highlights
  • Guide commentary paints a picture of 13th-century life at the palace
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off makes for a seamless experience
  • Tour the Alhambra and Generalife Gardens in just half a day
What to expect
Start your half-day tour with easy pickup at your Granada hotel, where you will climb into an air-conditioned minivan. Relax and enjoy the scenery on the way to the Alhambra, perched on a hill overlooking the city. With your guide in the lead and priority-access ticket in hand, proceed past the crowds and start exploring immediately. See the Nasrid Palace, the Hall of Ambassadors, the Myrtle Courtyard, the Royal Baths, and the Hall of Abencerrajes. Listen to your guide’s detailed commentary about the history and importance of this grand structure, and what life was like here in the 13th century. Move on to the lush Generalife Gardens for a leisurely stroll, where you’ll encounter blooming flowers, exotic plants, and impressive water features. End the tour and board the minivan to be whisked back to your hotel for drop-off.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel within 5 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel at least 6 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
Highlights
  • Guide commentary paints a picture of 13th-century life at the palace
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off makes for a seamless experience
  • Tour the Alhambra and Generalife Gardens in just half a day
What to expect
Start your half-day tour with easy pickup at your Granada hotel, where you will climb into an air-conditioned minivan. Relax and enjoy the scenery on the way to the Alhambra, perched on a hill overlooking the city. With your guide in the lead and priority-access ticket in hand, proceed past the crowds and start exploring immediately. See the Nasrid Palace, the Hall of Ambassadors, the Myrtle Courtyard, the Royal Baths, and the Hall of Abencerrajes. Listen to your guide’s detailed commentary about the history and importance of this grand structure, and what life was like here in the 13th century. Move on to the lush Generalife Gardens for a leisurely stroll, where you’ll encounter blooming flowers, exotic plants, and impressive water features. End the tour and board the minivan to be whisked back to your hotel for drop-off.
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Call the number below and use the product code: 3443G1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if it is option selected)
  • Tickets for the Nasrid Palaces, the Alcazaba fortress and the Generalife gardens
  • Professional guide
  • Preventing service Covid-19: Social distancing in the walking tour and bus
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Single use headsets to hear the tour guide clearly
  • Entry/Admission - The Alhambra
  • Entry/Admission - Palace of Carlos V
  • Entry/Admission - Generalife
  • Entry/Admission - Alcazaba
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Welcome Visitor Center, P.º de la Sabica, 15, 18009 Granada, Spain Junto el Hotel Guadalupe, a 100 metros de la entrada de la Alhambra.
  • C. Real de la Alhambra, s/n, 18009 Granada, Spain Salida de la Alhambra
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • On occasion the Alhambra Trust may alter the order of the visit and restrict access to certain areas. In this case, the tour will be adapted accordingly without reducing the visiting time
  • If hotel pickup is not required please make a note in the Special Requirements box at the time of booking
  • Please note that groups regularly change in size and nationality. In order to facilitate these changes, your visit may be given in two different languages.
  • Please note: the Alhambra requires that all passengers provide the full name, date of birth and passport details for each participant when booking. If not provided, the Alhambra may deny access to their premises.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if it is option selected)
  • Tickets for the Nasrid Palaces, the Alcazaba fortress and the Generalife gardens
  • Professional guide
  • Preventing service Covid-19: Social distancing in the walking tour and bus
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Single use headsets to hear the tour guide clearly
  • Entry/Admission - The Alhambra
  • Entry/Admission - Palace of Carlos V
  • Entry/Admission - Generalife
  • Entry/Admission - Alcazaba
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Departure details
  • Welcome Visitor Center, P.º de la Sabica, 15, 18009 Granada, Spain Junto el Hotel Guadalupe, a 100 metros de la entrada de la Alhambra.
  • C. Real de la Alhambra, s/n, 18009 Granada, Spain Salida de la Alhambra
Duration
3h
Return details
  • C. Real de la Alhambra, s/n, 18009 Granada, Spain Salida de la Alhambra
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • On occasion the Alhambra Trust may alter the order of the visit and restrict access to certain areas. In this case, the tour will be adapted accordingly without reducing the visiting time
  • If hotel pickup is not required please make a note in the Special Requirements box at the time of booking
  • Please note that groups regularly change in size and nationality. In order to facilitate these changes, your visit may be given in two different languages.
  • Please note: the Alhambra requires that all passengers provide the full name, date of birth and passport details for each participant when booking. If not provided, the Alhambra may deny access to their premises.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Welcome Visitor Center
    P.º de la Sabica, 15, 18009 Granada, Spain
    Junto el Hotel Guadalupe, a 100 metros de la entrada de la Alhambra.
    See address & details
  • 1
    The Alhambra
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Palace of Carlos V
    Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Generalife
    Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Alcazaba
    Admission included
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Alhambra
    C. Real de la Alhambra, s/n, 18009 Granada, Spain
    Salida de la Alhambra
    See address & details
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4.5
313 reviews
Excellent
235
Very good
35
Average
12
Poor
12
Terrible
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Maria H
7 contributions
May 2022 • Solo
Do yourself a favor and hire a guide at Alhambra, or use the Alhambra’s own self-guided audio tour. The “welcome” desk employees at City Tour Alhambra range from unprofessional and petty to plain rude. Management is the same ilk.

Generalife gardens and Alhambra are stunning but the guide droned on via headset for 3+ hours with facts and figures.He was nice enough but there was little sense of genuine connection or interaction and he didn’t seem concerned whether the group was with him or not as he kept moving. He did do a good job of pouring out which architectural features were original, and which were added later. I was disappointed with the pro-Christian and somewhat less flattering Muslim/Nasrid narrative, but as they say history is written by the victors.
Written 26 May 2022
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Roam567255
1 contribution
May 2022 • Couples
This tour was absolutely perfect. Our tour guide was Hamdi and he went above and beyond to make sure we had a great, seamless experience. The Alhambra is a large and crowded place but he made it easy to navigate and see everything in a short amount of time. He was very professional and always made sure to find us shade in the heat and a good place to gather while he explained history. Not only was the tour great, but he happened to pass us while we were waiting for a taxi and let us hitch a ride with him on his taxi. Thank you Hamdi! Best tour guide ever
Written 19 May 2022
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tariq
Budapest, Hungary1 contribution
We had Antonio Villalobos as our guide who was extremely knowledgeable about the history of the place. He guided our tour as if we were walking back in history. The tour was well organized and the size of the group was just perfect, around 10 people. I strongly recommend taking a guided tour if you want to appreciate the history and details of the place.
Written 23 May 2022
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Kathleen C
1 contribution
Jun. 2022 • Couples
The guided tour of the Alhambra was the highlight of our entire trip to Spain. It was worth the extra money to see the Generalife Gardens in addition to the Alhambra and our tour guide enhanced the experience so much by providing historical context throughout the tour. I would recommend this to anyone going to Spain.
Written 17 June 2022
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JHD_JMH
London, UK8 contributions
Jan. 2022
We booked the guided tour versus audio only and the communication did say that in a small number of cases the tour would be given in two languages - which in our case it was. We had English and French and it takes twice as long to get through the information - sometimes you have moved on and then the explanation of where you have just been is following in your language. I think the tour would be better in a single language. The pickup and organising of the tour individuals takes a lot longer than the 15 minutes indicated and our guide had to go back in the middle of the tour to pick up two more people.
Written 31 January 2022
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Marika S
Prague, Czech Republic3 contributions
Oct. 2021 • Solo
I had trip in English with Alberto and it exceeded my expectations. The group was rather small, the guide was speaking fluently and knew a ton of informations. Booking ticket online was great decision. Even though it looked like Alhambra would not be crowded due to covid (I booked only less than week before) and there would be plenty tickets even on spot, there were long lines at the cash desks and smaller lines on some checkpoints. Thanks to Granavision, I did not have to wait anywhere and did not have to think about where to go :) it is really huge. I recommend!
Written 26 October 2021
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Thousands of thanks for your recommendation!😍
Written 28 October 2021
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KaLynn L
10 contributions
May 2019
This tour really made our trip to Granada! We really didn't know much about the Alhambra before we arrived. Our tour guide, Carlos S., was INCREDIBLE. We were so, so lucky to be on his tour. Including us there were 10 people in our group. Carlos S. has an insanely impressive knowledge of the Alhambra and history. He is completely in his element educating and answering questions. I would recommend wearing very comfortable shoes; there is a lot of walking and standing and you will get tired. I would also recommend arriving early to check in and taking a cab from the city center of Granda (not very expensive and worth it to not walk uphill). Our tour was scheduled for 2:00 and we went way past our 3 hours because it was so interesting.
Written 31 January 2020
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potvc7
Paris, France68 contributions
We are 2 persons and we visited the Alhambra (full visit including the gardens of the Generalife) with Granavision Excursions. With a private guide for a group of around 25 people. We booked it through our hotel. Granadavision sent a driver to pick us up at ouf hotel and drive us to the site of the Alhambra where we were gathered with other people and met our guide, Sergio. It has been a wonderful 3-hour experience experience. Mainly due to Sergio who is an expert of Andalusia history and culture, a passionate guy extremely capable to teach, explain, find interests for everyone and get everybody highly interested. Sergio is a young Andalucian guy who speaks perfect English and is extremely good for making this time with him a fantastic experience. We have learnt a lot with him about history, architecture in this world’s major monument site which is a very complex structure resulting from additions of Muslim and then Christian influences over the past 10 centuries...! Sergio’s humour is also great for having everyone become fans of the Alhambra. With Sergio, we have had the impression to understand a lot and to become somewhat « Alhambra experts » within a few hours! Many thanks to Sergio.
Written 22 February 2020
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Matt S
1 contribution
We honestly couldn’t have had a better visit! My group of 3 took the English tour with Carlos and Carlos absolutely killed it.

He truly made our experience at the Alhambra an amazing one. Carlos was, passionate, funny, and most of all, incredibly knowledgeable. As he is a local from the Granada area, I learned an indescribable amount about the Alhambra and for the price you pay, you really get your money’s worth. Thank you Carlos for the amazing guide, and thank you Granavision!
Written 17 June 2022
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Alessandro G
1 contribution
Jul. 2020 • Friends
Honestly I can't come up with anything I would like improved about my Alhambra tour with Emilio. The ~4 hour tour was incredibly interesting and fun and very well organized. Emilio did his talk very skillfully in both English and Spanish since my friend was the only one in the tour group of about 14 people that did not understand Spanish. Emilio managed to mix both languages perfectly to not miss out a single detail in both talks, and yet kept it very exciting. Afterwards he was very happy to give us recommensations about other stuff to do in Granada and which local cafés and restaurants to go to. I am usually very picky about guided tours and am often left with a mixed feeling afterwards but this tour with Granavision was absolutely excellent. Would recommend this to everyone!
Written 26 July 2020
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Unforgettable- worth every euro
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