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Alhambra and Generalife Small-Group Guided Tour in Granada

  • Pass the often-long lines on a skip-the-line tour of Granada’s Alhambra 
  • Go with a guide to discover easy-to-miss facts and details
  • Tour the full complex: the Nasrid Palaces and Generalife
Alhambra and Generalife Small-Group Guided Tour in Granada
From US$43.77
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French Guided Tour 10:00 am
2.5-3 hours guided Tour to Alhambra and Generalife
Spanish Guided tour 12:00 pm
2.5-3 hours guided Tour to Alhambra and Generalife
French Guided Tour 11:00 am
2.5-3 hours guided Tour to Alhambra and Generalife
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Granada’s Alhambra limits its daily visitor numbers, so booking ahead is advisable. Plus, exploring the UNESCO-protected complex alone risks missing out on little-known gems and details. This tour gives you it all—a guide to explain the highlights; tours of the Nasrid Palaces and Generalife; priority entry to skip the ticket lines; plus headphones and a smaller-than-average group size so you hear and see more as you explore.
What to Expect
Book your selected time slot and travel independently to the Alhambra entrance. Then, meet your guide and head inside, bypassing the ticket lines.

Don the provided headphones and after an introduction, set off to explore. Listen as your guide charts the history of the UNESCO-listed complex, whose roots lie in the ninth century before its expansion into a full-blown Moorish palace during the 1400s and 1500s.

Hear about the Nasrid royal dynasty as your guide leads you through the Nasrid Palaces, pointing out the architectural finery and rich carvings of the chambers, patios, and corridors.

Stroll around the lush Generalife Gardens as you learn about their design and original function, and admire the sandstone Renaissance-era Carlos V Palace.

As you explore, feel free to ask any questions you wish, and when the time comes, say goodbye to your guide, bringing your tour to an end.
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1 - 5 of 104 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Definitely worth it

My wife and I bought tickets via TripAdvisor. We were part of a 20-people group. The guide was very prepared, very good in providing high level information about each part of the Alhambra as well as good in zooming into specific details when necessary. She...More

1  Thank Matteo C
Reviewed 6 days ago
Impressive but hot weather detracted from the visit

The whole complex will take at least 3 hours even with an expert tour guide like I had. Though my guide tried to keep us in the shade from the hot afternoon sun, there were some places where no shade was available. Rather difficult to...More

1  Thank aileenchong
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Martha was wonderful! Excellent guide.

A most worthwhile experience! Marta was professional (keeping to rules and timelines), yet absolutely willing to answer every question, and stay longer. We booked a 3 hour tour, but got 3.5 hours of detailed, interesting and lively discussion. HIGHLY recommend her, and Viatour! Worth every...More

Thank Voortrekker61
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Eduardo - Brilliant guide at Alhambra

Edu was amazing really interested in the history of the buildings, names and plants of the palace grounds. His easy style, humour and grasp of idiomatic English kept us all engaged and entertained for 3 1/2 hours.I would come back again and again if he...More

Thank Jacqui R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Alhambra Tour with Antonio

We only booked this tour when we realised that all the general admission tickets had sold out weeks ago, but we’re so glad that we did as we got a lot more out of it. Antonio was so knowledgeable and friendly and spoke excellent English....More

1  Thank jennykesterton
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Zafir K
13 July 2018|
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Response from Barbara O | Reviewed this property |
There are quite a few good cab drivers who will do whatever tour you want at any pace. Ask where you are staying for recommendations.
Yoke Theng M
7 July 2018|
Response from abbott441 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure sorry however I booked 3 months in advance
Robert W
26 June 2018|
Response from jennykesterton | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can stay and explore the site after the tour has ended, just not the Palacio which has timed entry tickets.