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Private Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens Tour From Malaga provided by APARTRIP TRAVELS

Private Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens Tour From Malaga

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  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Updated 06/21/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 06/21/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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    The Alhambra
    Stop: 6 hours - Admission included
    Learn about the history of Granada on this 6-hour guided tour of the Alhambra and Generalife summer palace with skip the line ticket. A Specialist and historian guide will lead you around the vast complex, dating back more than 600 years. Marvel at a magnificent mix of Islamic art and culture. On this guided tour you will feel the spirit of the last Muslim bastion in Spain. Yusuf is still here – in spirit. So is his father, Ismail I, and his son, Muhammed V. These three sultans were largely responsible for the Palacio Nazaríes – the 14th-century miracle that shines as the Alhambra’s jewel. To amble through these chambers and corridors is to step into Al-Andalus, to feel the energy of a civilization that held such a significant portion of Europe in its clever grip for eight centuries. Its matters of state still whisper in the Mexuar – a meeting place for ministers, all floral tiles and tapering columns, whose later conversion into a chapel could not conceal its Moorish origins. Its afternoons at play still haunt the Patio de los Leones – an intricate courtyard, the core of royal life under Muhammed V, where fountains splash. And its sophistication still flickers around the Palacio de Comares.  Your tour includes hotel pickup and drop off via private coach from the following cities:  Malaga, Fuengirola, Marbella, Torremolinos, and Benalmadena.  Then,  you will be driven to Alhambra (about 1hr 30min) then you will visit Alhambra with your official tour guide (about 2hrs and 30min).  See Nasrid Palace where you will enjoy the Mexuar, Comares and Lions courtyard; Alcazaba - the Military Fortification; and Generalife - the recreational Palace and Gardens. Enjoy your free time (60 min) exploring outside or inside Alhambra where you can visit our shops, restaurants, and museums.  Then, back to Malaga (about 1hr 30min) to conclude your tour.
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Duration
6h
Inclusions
  • Private tour with a professional art historian guide
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from the following cities: Malaga, Fuengirola, Marbella, Torremolinos, and Benalmadena
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private vehicle with driver
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach if option of groups from 10 persons selected
  • Local taxes
  • Entry/Admission - The Alhambra
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
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Additional Info
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Due to the great demand of tickets and to the restriction of the number of visitors per day, we recommend you to book at least one month in advance
  • Entrance to the Nasrid Palaces, Alcazaba, and Generalife Gardens is included
  • Once the tour is confirmed, the local tour operator will send you the appointment time as soon as possible
  • A maximum of 8 people per booking
  • 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.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Keep in mind that The Alhambra closes every December 25 and January 1, we will always assign the visit either for December 26 or for January 2
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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LudwellMom wrote a review Oct 2019
Saratoga Springs, New York292 contributions75 helpful votes
We were on a cruise with a stop in Malaga. Though our cruise line (Viking) offered an excursion, we decided to reserve our own private tour for 4. We were so happy to have done this. We were met at the port by an excellent driver (Jose) who drove us in a very comfortable
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Date of experience: October 2019
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sseansully wrote a review Oct 2018
Naples, Florida255 contributions105 helpful votes
"Charming" is a cliche, but this cliche fits the Alhambra. "Must visit" also is a cliche. And it also fits the Alhambra. Filled with gardens, fountains and Moorish architecture, it's a very secial place. It's also filled with tourists. Lots of them. Not so special. Still, who
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Date of experience: September 2018
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pvsparky2018 wrote a review Sep 2018
Chicago's North Shore, Illinois24 contributions3 helpful votes
Great trip well worth the money spent. The historical value and beauty to behold of the grounds is just breath taking.
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Date of experience: April 2018
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nachor954
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wonderful private visit and tour
excellent tour and wonderful stories about the life and conquest of the fortress. Also great history of the Nazari
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lilym806
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Real insight from Mohammed
Fantastic way to learn about the Alhambra from an insider's perspective. He is justifiably proud of what Islamic c
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ambrosebiglad
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Picasso
Came hear late February on a Sunday it was free entry and if we had to would have happily paid the €8 entry well wo
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AndrewN2723
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Beautiful Alhambra private tour!
Fantastic private tour with Mohammed! Highly recommend! Mohammed was very well informed and taught us some much abo
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Bbenlahcene
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Visiting Alhambra with Mohammed Naciri
Very interesting trip that let me live in the glorious history of Muslim Andalusia. With the tour guid Mohammed Nac
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lindapR3926OG
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Exceptionally Knowledgeable Tour Guide
My husband and I had the great fortune of touring the Alhambra and Nasrid Palace with Mohammed. Mohammed’s in depth
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houdaen1981
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Wonderful Tour
The Guide was able to read all the poems in Arabic on the wall and he is expert in islamic art. Thanks Mohammed fo
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SNG56
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Fabulous tour with Mohammed!
We had booked a private tour and were notified that the tour would start at 3. No guide showed up and after we wai
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Lovingfoodjen
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Amazing place- knowledgeable friendly guide
We were late in planning and could not get tickets to the Nasrid palaces so I felt very fortunate to find this tour
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Cherie S
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Worth it!
We had a 3 hour private tour with Adrianna and it was worth every penny. We saw the Generalife, the Alhambra, Charl
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MartinJ190
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Amazing place, amazing knowledge
The tour was well structured and our guide Gosha was so knowledgable that every turn seemed to reveal another fasci
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Humaid A
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Alhambra
It was a nice tour with our Arabic guide who explained for us the history of Alhambra city through the poems in its
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Svein Aage O
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Great guided tour!
We very much enjoyed our private guided tour through Alhambra with Mohammed. With high engagement and strong knowl
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izif_37
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Tribute to Picasso
Museum is set in an interesting old building, palace. Well worth visit even if there are not much of best known Pic
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DaveAndKatMaryland
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Worth every penny (Long Review)!
We forgot to purchase tickets to the Alhambra and were not staying in Granada, so we were forced to book a tour to
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Key Details
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English, Arabic, French, Spanish
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