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

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

Skip the Line: Alhambra and Generalife Gardens Half-Day Tour
4.5
Book in advance
from AU$63.78 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 6 days in advance
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
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
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
Skip-the-line access saves time and bypasses the crowds
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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3443G1
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
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, Paseo de la Sabica, 15, 18009 Granada, Spain Junto el Hotel Guadalupe, a 100 metros de la entrada de la Alhambra.
Calle Real de la Alhambra, s/n, 18009 Granada, Spain Salida de la Alhambra
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, Paseo de la Sabica, 15, 18009 Granada, Spain Junto el Hotel Guadalupe, a 100 metros de la entrada de la Alhambra.
Calle Real de la Alhambra, s/n, 18009 Granada, Spain Salida de la Alhambra
Duration
3h
Return details
Calle 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 20 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Welcome Visitor Center
    Paseo 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
    Calle Real de la Alhambra, s/n, 18009 Granada, Spain
    Salida de la Alhambra
    See address & details
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Sophie W
4 contributions
Gustavo is THE man!
Aug. 2020 • Couples
Our tour was an absolute delight from start to finish, in the capable hands of our knowledgeable and friendly guide Gustavo. He made every effort to accommodate all of us and was very entertaining with his many anecdotes and his excellent command of English. Highly recommend!
Written 2 August 2020
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Alessandro G
1 contribution
Excellent, excellent and again excellent
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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Evan K
2 contributions
Skip the line
Our Guide Antonio was the best part of the Guided tour. Very knowledgeable,charming and funny. But the Tour time is limited (but long enough 10:30 to 1:30) I recommend to stay behind the last section where the tour ends so you can have more adventure of Alhambra. There are several more things to see that the tour may skip.

Yes worth every penny.
Written 16 March 2020
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potvc7
Paris, France65 contributions
A great interesting and valuable experience
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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Don D
Burlingame, CA30 contributions
A chilly but beautiful day to learn about the Alhambra
Jan. 2020
We were picked up at our hotel on time by a small van. Our tour guide Marco was great, the pace was perfect as we walked all around the grounds. I had time to take photos on the tour. He was extremely knowledgeable about the history and architecture of the Alhambra and Generallife Gardens. We met some really nice people on the tour as well.
Written 19 February 2020
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KaLynn L
10 contributions
Wow! A+++++
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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Franz K
5 contributions
Inspiring!
Jan. 2020
Emilio was terrific. Three hours of salient info that inspired to think about and appreciate art and politics from different perspectives. Engaging and humorous delivery!
Written 18 January 2020
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Joseph T
1 contribution
Avoid!
A complete mess from start to finish, a shame to experience such a beautiful place in such a negative way.
Written 4 January 2020
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vividear
Miami, FL10 contributions
Magical!
Nov. 2019 • Couples
What a wonderful experience!! El Alhambra is such a magical place full of history and beautiful architecture. Our guide, Sergio was very entertaining and most of all very knowledgeable about the history of Alhambra. I learned so much and definitely go back! Of all the cities I visited, Granada is by far my favorite!
Written 30 November 2019
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das385
Miami, FL4 contributions
No hotel drop off provided
Nov. 2019 • Couples
Our hotel pickup and tour was great but when we were ready for our hotel drop off we were left in the middle of the grounds and told the tour didn't provide a drop off. We had to find a taxi back to our hotel although the tour we had paid for clearly indicated a hotel drop off was included.
Written 29 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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If you decide to visit the Alhambra you should definitely ask for Emilio to guide you. He is the real sultan in tha
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Very interesting visit and site
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Visit to the Alhambra
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Definitely worth going in the morning!
Marco was very knowledgable and friendly, not only taking us through each of the sections and explaining their hist
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Alhambra
Thanks to Felipe for guiding us through the Alhambra, calm and kind! We got to see every part and left the Alhambra
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We got ripped off, for a 58 euro ticket for 2, only one of us Got given an old Samsung with an app that gave minima
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Breathtaking
Our tour of the magnificent Alhambra monument was a superb experience made even better by our first class guide, Gu
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Tour guide
On Monday 3 August we met up with our guide Antonio Villalobos, with some trepidation. Completely unfounded. Antoni
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We paid 100% commission !!
It’s unacceptable to charge nearly 100% commission on tickets. We paid €60 for two tickets and when we arrived, we
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Amazing tour!! Recommend it for everyone!!
The whole experience was amazing. The Alhambra was even better than we expected. The fantastic combined use of Musl
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