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Malaga to Granada: skip-the-line at Alhambra & Nasrid Palace - for cruisers only provided by Malaga Day Tours

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Malaga to Granada: skip-the-line at Alhambra & Nasrid Palace - for cruisers only

Malaga to Granada: skip-the-line at Alhambra & Nasrid Palace - for cruisers only
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Swap the cruise port of Malaga for the UNESCO-listed sights of the Alhambra on this full-day shore excursion to Granada (tour is only available for cruise passengers). With an expert guide and a skip-the-line ticket, head directly inside the 13th-century palace complex — one of the world's most exquisite examples of Islamic architecture. Wander along its ancient walkways and learn about the kings and sultans who once resided there. Then, enjoy a tranquil stroll through the paradisiac Generalife Gardens. Time permitting, end your excursion with free time in the city center on your own. Numbers limited to 18, ensuring a small-group experience.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7-9 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7-9 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5689PRTAGPGRANADA
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Expert English speaking guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Worry-Free Shore Excursion Guarantee
  • Skip-the-Line Alhambra, Nasrid Palace, and Generalife Gardens ticket in Granada
  • Entry/Admission - The Alhambra
  • Entry/Admission - Nasrid Palaces
  • Entry/Admission - Generalife
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
Duration
7–9 hours
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Ports:
  • Malaga port
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This tour is available for cruise passengers only
  • Duration of tour is approximate, and depends on the duration of your time in port
  • Minimum age is 8 years
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not recommended for travelers with mobility issues
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travellers
Inclusions
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Expert English speaking guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Worry-Free Shore Excursion Guarantee
  • Skip-the-Line Alhambra, Nasrid Palace, and Generalife Gardens ticket in Granada
  • Entry/Admission - The Alhambra
  • Entry/Admission - Nasrid Palaces
  • Entry/Admission - Generalife
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Ports:
  • Malaga port
Duration
7–9 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This tour is available for cruise passengers only
  • Duration of tour is approximate, and depends on the duration of your time in port
  • Minimum age is 8 years
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not recommended for travelers with mobility issues
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • 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
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    The Alhambra
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Nasrid Palaces
    Stop: 25 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Generalife
    Stop: 25 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Plaza de Toros de Granada
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Granada
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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BandBPenn
Center Valley, PA93 contributions
Great Tour You Can Tailor to Your Needs
Oct. 2019
A group of 6 of us did the Malaga to Granada Alhambra tour off of a cruise ship. We did the large group transportation from the ship to Granada, which worked well as we were able to get commentary from the guide on the bus on the area and history. We then did a private tour of Alhambra, which allowed us to see it at our own pace and have good conversations with the guide. Both guides were excellent, and Malaga Day Tours handled the large group transportation/private tour arrangements flawlessly. Malaga Day Tours was an excellent choice for us.
Written 22 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for saying that we handled the large group transportation/private tour arrangement flawlessly. We appreciate you saying that both guides were excellent. We hope you visit us again! MalagaDayTours
Written 23 November 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

cait f
Chapel Hill, NC3 contributions
Spectacular Tour of the Alhambra
Oct. 2019
We enjoyed or wonderful private tour of the Alhambra with our guide Daniel. We were able to skip all the lines and walk through with ease. It was a gorgeous day and Daniel was filled with information and enthusiasm for this magnificent sight. We learned so much and saw areas we would not have discovered on our own. I would highly recommend this tour!
Written 27 October 2019
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Dear Cait, We’re happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour. Thank you for saying that our guide was filled with information and enthusiasm. Thank you for highly recommending our tour and we hope to see you again! MalagaDayTours
Written 28 October 2019
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steve b
1 contribution
Excellent knowledgeable tour
Oct. 2019
Both are guides provided interesting facts and titbits on history and modern life in Spain. Tour bus was clean and modern. And of course, Alhambra was amazing.
Written 22 October 2019
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Thank you for saying that the tour was excellent and that our guides provided interesting facts and tidbits on history and modern life in Spain. We hope you visit us again! MalagaDayTours
Written 23 October 2019
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Carol D
Simcoe, Canada5 contributions
Excellent tour if you are cruising into Malaga
Sep. 2019
We wanted to see this cultural highlight and our cruise line didn't offer a tour of the palace itself, only of the gardens and the grounds. We booked a small group tour months before the cruise, since there is only a limited number of people allowed in daily. Our guide Debbie met us right outside the ship. The bus ride was a long one 1 1/2 hrs, but a stop was made for refreshments and restrooms. It was a very clean and friendly place in the middle of an olive growing area. Arrivng in Granada, we proceeded directly to the Alhambra and were divided into groups of about 10 for the actual tour. Our guide was Danny, who spoke excellent English, albeit a bit quickly. He was knowledgable and interesting, and made the places come alive. We couldn't finish our day with a visit to the town itself, since there was a bicycle race that day, but we had time after our tour for lunch and souvenir shopping. We were delivered back to the ship well before our boarding deadline. Anyone interested n the history of Spain and the Muslim period of Europe will love this tour.
Written 8 October 2019
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Dear Carol, Thank you for saying that the tour was excellent. We appreciate you mentioning that we picked you up from the cruise port. We always pick up our clients directly, if possible, in order to make their visit as hassle-free as possible. Thank you for recommending us and we hope you visit us again! MalagaDayTours
Written 9 October 2019
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Ray R
Fernandina Beach, FL3 contributions
Cruise ship excursion from Malaga to Granada
Aug. 2019
We found Spain Day Tours for an all-day shore excursion from Malaga to the Alhambra Palace in Granada. The tour was excellent with prompt meeting at the port and a comfortable coach ride with a rest stop enroute. Upon arrival at the Alhambra we were split into small group ( around 16) and a local tour guide gave us a complete and informative tour of this unique architectural wonder and its gardens. All for less than half $$ what the cruise line charged for a big bus tour. Highly recommend this company.
Written 12 August 2019
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Thank you for highly recommending us. We appreciate you saying that the tour was excellent. Thank you for mentioning that we picked you up at the port. We always pick up our clients directly, if possible, in order to make their visit as hassle-free as possible. Thank you for also mentioning that the tour cost was less than half what the cruise line charged for a big bus tour. We hope to see you again! MalagaDayTours
Written 13 August 2019
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AlfredoLeon1963
Fort Lauderdale, FL7 contributions
very well explained
Jun. 2019
We had the chance to see almost all the Palaces and Gardens, very good Tour Girl, perfect English, everybody were happy.
Written 2 July 2019
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Dear Alfredo, Thank you for saying that our guide was very good. We’re glad to hear that everybody was happy. We hope to see you again! MalagaDayTours
Written 3 July 2019
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Bwana F
Arizona6 contributions
Well-Organized, Comprehensive Alhambra Tour
May 2019 • Friends
We wanted a small group; Spain Day Tours fit the bill exactly. Just 18 people, organized & on time, very knowledgeable Alhambra guide. My 3rd trip to Granada's Alhambra but would book same tour a 4th time!
Written 26 June 2019
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Thank you for saying that the tour was organized and on time, with a very knowledgeable guide. We’re happy to hear that you enjoyed the small group tour. We like to keep our tours as small group excursions, which make the visit more personal. We believe this allows our guests to have a better experience than that of the big bus tours. We look forward to your next visit! MalagaDayTours
Written 28 June 2019
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Mitch64622
58 contributions
Fabulous tour and company
May 2019 • Family
Initially, we were going to take the cruise ship’s port adventure, but it would have been over $700 for 2 adults and 1 child to go. Then I found Spain Day Tours. I was initially apprehensive about how inexpensive it was. After all, why would the cruise line be so much more expensive? I decided to take the plunge and switch to Spain Day Tours. Boy was a happy I did! They were AWESOME! The tour operator met us exactly where he said he would. Alhambra is quite a bit a way from he port of Malaga and I was so happy he built in time for a bathroom break. It helps with the little 10 year old in tow. The cruise line would have never stopped. We then got transferred to a guide once there. He was excellent too. Although I am not sure if he is afflicted with Alhambra or SDT. The tour itself was great. it went at a good pace. I am disabled but mobile, and I found lots of places to rest if I needed it. It was also great that they gave us the option to sit on a bench if we didn’t want to tour the gardens at the end. I would We went straight back to the port with plenty of time to spare before we had to be back on board. I definitely recommend Spain Day Tours. While their emails can be a bit intimidating, after you have paid, they probably just have to do that for worst case scenario. Everything went super smooth and I would definitely use them again.
Written 5 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Mitch, Thank you for recommending us to others. We appreciate you mentioning that we met you exactly where we said we would and that our tour was flexible enough to allow for bathroom breaks. We’re glad that you enjoyed the tour. We offer tours that are personal, less expensive and with pickup from the port. We look forward to your next visit! MalagaDayTours
Written 7 June 2019
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Deniseann D
Dearborn, MI2 contributions
Shore excursion to Alhambra
May 2019 • Couples
Our group was very small and this made for a personal tour experience. Rafael was an AMAZING guide/escort. His depth of knowledge was very impressive. He made the bus ride to Granada very informative. Upon arrival at Alhambra, we met Francis. His relaxed and intimate conversation made the visit very personal. He was able to take the back route, avoiding most of the large crowds and showing us and giving us the historical background of the entire complex. We could tell he really loved the Alhambra palace and gardens, and his love and enthusiasm made for a special tour. We made it back to port and the ship in a timely way.
Written 17 May 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
We’re glad to hear that you enjoyed our small group excursion. Our small group excursions make the visit more personal and we think allows our guests to have a better experience than that of the big bus tours, while keeping the price the same or even lower. We hope to see you again! MalagaDayTours
Written 19 May 2019
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NJtraveler48
New Jersey49 contributions
Excellent Tour
Jan. 2019 • Couples
Our group of eight used the services of Spain Day Tours for an all-day shore excursion from Malaga to the Alhambra Palace in Granada. The tour was excellent with prompt meeting at the port, comfortable coach transportation, with a skilled driver, and our friendly, informative host Debbie. Upon arrival at the Alhambra, a local tour guide gave us a complete and fully-explained tour of this unique architectural wonder and its gardens. We all highly recommend this company.
Written 16 January 2019
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Thank you for your review. We’re happy to hear that you had an excellent tour with us. Thank you for saying that we met you promptly at the port, our coach transportation was comfortable, our driver was skilled and our host was informative. Thank you for highly recommending us to others and we hope you visit us again! MalagaDayTours
Written 17 January 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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