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

Granada, Spain 3 hours Hotel Pick-Up Electronic Voucher

Explore Alhambra and the Generalife Gardens on this 2.5-hour skip-the-line walking tour, led by a professional local guide. With hotel pickup and drop-off from your centrally located Granada hotel included, this tour guarantees you'll have an Alhambra ticket (limited ticket numbers are allocated per day) and allows you to visit UNESCO-listed Alhambra with minimum fuss. Admire stunning Moorish architecture in the Nasrid Palaces and gain a glimpse into the lavish lives of the sultans who once lived here.

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- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
- Led by a local guide
- All entrance fees included

What will you find?

Your friendly local guide will pick you up from your Granada hotel by air-conditioned minibus and then whisk you away to La Sabica Hill to visit its most dramatic monument – Alhambra. Perched high on the hill overlooking the city, the incredible palace complex was first built as a fortress at the start of the 13th century. Successions of Spanish rulers made Alhambra their home, and the fortress grew into a medina (little hilltop city) with numerous palaces and lavish gardens.

Skip past the long entrance lines with your priority access ticket and walk around inside with your guide, hearing all the history of this fascinating site. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Alhambra is a treasure trove of Moorish architecture and you’ll see several of its wonders as you tour its highlights. Admire decadent rooms inside the Nasrid Palaces like the Hall of Ambassadors (Salón de los Embajadores) and Myrtle Courtyard (Patio of los Arrayanes), and marvel at the architecture of Pedro Machuca at the Palace of Charles V.

Step inside the Hall of Abencerrajes to gaze up at its star-shaped domed ceiling, and hear the tale of the massacre that took place here during a 15th century banquet. You’ll also see Alhambra’s Royal Baths; plainly decorated, not ornate, in line with the belief that bathing was a religious requirement not a luxury.

After exploring the palaces, head to the Generalife Gardens to discover where the sultans and Moorish kings of bygone days once relaxed. Featuring abundant flora and distinctive water features, the gardens also comprise two further courtyards, which you’ll see, the Patio de la Acequia and the Patio de la Sultana.

At the end of your 2.5-hour Alhambra tour, your guide will drop you back at your Granada hotel by minibus.

Additional Info

- Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
- Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat
- 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.

Voucher Info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

What's included

- Skip-the-line entrance ticket

- Transport by air-conditioned coach (maximum 30 people)
- Hotel pickup and drop-off

What's excluded

- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Time

Morning Tour: Hotel pickup between 9:15am and 9:45am.

Afternoon Tour: Hotel pickup between 2pm and 4pm.

You should contact your local supplier to verify the exact pick up time

Departure Point

Your centrally located Granada hotel or at Alhambra


3 hours

Return Details

Returns to original departure point


Morning Tour:DailyAfternoon Tour:Wednesdays, Fridays

Reviews & Ratings

  1. If you want to know Alhambra, you have to take a guided tour, otherwise you'll just see the buildings and understand nothing. This tour is perfect, I highly recommend it!
  2. Our guide Antonio was amazing. his profound knowledge about the history of the Alhambra covered just every question and aspect. He made the tour a first rate event.
  3. This is the best way to experience the Alhambra. Pre-booking tickets made it so easy, and we got to skip the long entrance lines. The guided tour was really interesting!
  4. The guide was prepared to use English and German languages. He was charming and helpful throughout the tour.
  5. Excellent would highly recommend this trip. Very informative, fantastic views and gardens.
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FROM: £45.00  £ 43.3
ADULT (12+)
CHILD (6-11)
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Please note: After your purchase is confirmed we will email you a link to your voucher.

Tour code: 3443G1

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