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Any recommendations for Alhamra tour Guide?

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Houston, TX
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Any recommendations for Alhamra tour Guide?

We would like to have a guided tour of The Alhambra. Does anyone have a reputable contact?

Seattle, Washington
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1. Re: Any recommendations for Alhamra tour Guide?

All tours of the Alhambra are guided tours. You can no longer wander the grounds on your own and dream of what was. Check out the following web site regarding tickets to the Alhambra and enjoy what you can.


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2. Re: Any recommendations for Alhamra tour Guide?

Hi Mamie. When we visited Granada recently, we decided to book with SOLMELIA who are a big Spanish chain and they run hotels everywhere. In Granada they do a 2 night package which includes a tour of the Alhambra. Basically, the hotel tell you to be at the reception at around 9.30, and a mini bus picks you and other guests up and wanders up to the top of the hill. Then all people wanting the English tour get put into a group and after a wait infront of the old castle, we got into the lovely palace buildings and grounds. After a really nice thorough tour of the palaces, admiring the detailed tile work and learning more about the original owner ! we made our way around the castle where you get super views of Granada town and the Sierra Nevada mountains. Then up through the same original meeting point past the souvenir shops and the Parador Hotel (neatly disguised behind it's own garden, and onto the Generalife gardens and summer palace higher up the hill. The tour finished about 1.30 pm and the bus was available to take you back to your hotel. We chose to linger on because the weather was fantastic although you could not enter the palaces again or the castle grounds, there was enough to see. Then a gentle walk down the footpath to the bottom and the Plaza Nueva for a typical late Spanish lunch !

We stayed at the Melia Granada which is central and close to the cathedral and the royal chapel - Capilla Real - built to contain the remains of the Catholic Monarchs Isabella of Castile and Ferdinand of Arag��n. very intersting and intertwined history with the Moors and the Catholic Monarchs in Granada !

By the way, the buffet breakfast at the Melia Granada was excellent. A really relaxed way of experiencing Granada.

Boston MA
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Alhambra has audio cassettes for 3 euros each . Each look like a cell phone and they are superb. No guide is needed but with the jaunt be prepared for a lot of walking up seeningky endless flights of stairs. All in all it was entirely captivating. Well worth it.

Denver Colorado
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4. Re: Any recommendations for Alhamra tour Guide?

Hello - Cadiz Lover.....

Do you remember the price of your 2 day tour package in Granada? And, do you have a contact?

Did you like that hotel?

I was there about 4 years ago and you could tour the Alhambra on your own. I was surprised to read in thei forum that you can no longer do that !!

We stayed on site at the Parador San Francisco - it was a fantastic experience. I'm going again in Sept. 2005 and the Parador is booked - bummer.

Palacio de Santa Paula has been recommended - any thoughts anyone?

Any other neat hotels in Granada?

Many thanks.