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Skip the Line: Alhambra and Generalife Gardens Half-Day Tour provided by Granavision

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

Skip the Line: Alhambra and Generalife Gardens Half-Day Tour
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About
Save valuable vacation time with skip-the-line entry to the Alhambra and Generalife Gardens in Granada. One of Spain’s must-see attractions, this popular site often has very large crowds. Breeze past the entry lines and tour the sprawling complex in just half a day, and hear commentary about the history of this grand fortress and royal palace.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel within 5 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel at least 6 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
Available languages
German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Highlights
  • Skip-the-line access saves time and bypasses the crowds
  • Guide commentary paints a picture of 13th-century life at the palace
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off makes for a seamless experience
  • Tour the Alhambra and Generalife Gardens in just half a day
What to expect
  • Start your half-day tour with easy pickup at your Granada hotel, where you will climb into an air-conditioned minivan. Relax and enjoy the scenery on the way to the Alhambra, perched on a hill overlooking the city. With your guide in the lead and priority-access ticket in hand, proceed past the crowds and start exploring immediately. See the Nasrid Palace, the Hall of Ambassadors, the Myrtle Courtyard, the Royal Baths, and the Hall of Abencerrajes. Listen to your guide’s detailed commentary about the history and importance of this grand structure, and what life was like here in the 13th century. Move on to the lush Generalife Gardens for a leisurely stroll, where you’ll encounter blooming flowers, exotic plants, and impressive water features. End the tour and board the minivan to be whisked back to your hotel for drop-off.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel within 5 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel at least 6 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
Highlights
  • Skip-the-line access saves time and bypasses the crowds
  • Guide commentary paints a picture of 13th-century life at the palace
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off makes for a seamless experience
  • Tour the Alhambra and Generalife Gardens in just half a day
What to expect
  • Start your half-day tour with easy pickup at your Granada hotel, where you will climb into an air-conditioned minivan. Relax and enjoy the scenery on the way to the Alhambra, perched on a hill overlooking the city. With your guide in the lead and priority-access ticket in hand, proceed past the crowds and start exploring immediately. See the Nasrid Palace, the Hall of Ambassadors, the Myrtle Courtyard, the Royal Baths, and the Hall of Abencerrajes. Listen to your guide’s detailed commentary about the history and importance of this grand structure, and what life was like here in the 13th century. Move on to the lush Generalife Gardens for a leisurely stroll, where you’ll encounter blooming flowers, exotic plants, and impressive water features. End the tour and board the minivan to be whisked back to your hotel for drop-off.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3443G1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if it is option selected)
  • Tickets for the Nasrid Palaces, the Alcazaba fortress and the Generalife gardens
  • Professional guide
  • Preventing service Covid-19: Social distancing in the walking tour and bus
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Single use headsets to hear the tour guide clearly
  • Entry/Admission - The Alhambra
  • Entry/Admission - Palace of Carlos V
  • Entry/Admission - Generalife
  • Entry/Admission - Alcazaba
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Welcome Visitor Center, P.º de la Sabica, 15, 18009 Granada, Spain Junto el Hotel Guadalupe, a 100 metros de la entrada de la Alhambra.
  • C. Real de la Alhambra, s/n, 18009 Granada, Spain Salida de la Alhambra
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if it is option selected)
  • Tickets for the Nasrid Palaces, the Alcazaba fortress and the Generalife gardens
  • Professional guide
  • Preventing service Covid-19: Social distancing in the walking tour and bus
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Single use headsets to hear the tour guide clearly
  • Entry/Admission - The Alhambra
  • Entry/Admission - Palace of Carlos V
  • Entry/Admission - Generalife
  • Entry/Admission - Alcazaba
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Departure details
  • Welcome Visitor Center, P.º de la Sabica, 15, 18009 Granada, Spain Junto el Hotel Guadalupe, a 100 metros de la entrada de la Alhambra.
  • C. Real de la Alhambra, s/n, 18009 Granada, Spain Salida de la Alhambra
Duration
3h
Return details
  • C. Real de la Alhambra, s/n, 18009 Granada, Spain Salida de la Alhambra
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Welcome Visitor Center
    P.º de la Sabica, 15, 18009 Granada, Spain
    Junto el Hotel Guadalupe, a 100 metros de la entrada de la Alhambra.
    See address & details
  • 1
    The Alhambra
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Palace of Carlos V
    Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Generalife
    Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Alcazaba
    Admission included
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Alhambra
    C. Real de la Alhambra, s/n, 18009 Granada, Spain
    Salida de la Alhambra
    See address & details
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Anonymous925
Livermore, CA90 contributions
Great Tour Operator
Okay, BRING YOUR ORIGINAL PASSPORT, not a copy or phone image. You need it to enter. Otherwise, this excursion was great! Well managed and thankfully able to accommodate the lack of passports. The Alhambra is crowded and the skip the line aspect is a real benefit. The guide was knowledgeable and friendly and stayed on script which is important because you're moving quickly.
Written October 10, 2021
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Thanks for leaving your tips. 😊
Written October 11, 2021
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Gentian G
Tirana, Albania1 contribution
Enjoyable Alhambra in the afternoon.
The tour was well thought, and Antonio our guide made everything very interesting. He gave details on all the important elements including very good suggestions for photo taking.
Written October 10, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you very much for leaving your positive review!
Written October 11, 2021
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Dan M
Grapevine, TX6 contributions
Alhambra Skip the Line Tour
The tour itself was great. Our guide, Alberto was really good and knowledgeable!
The issue was with the tour operator and the disorganization!

Should have sent either an email or text explaining exact location of office at La Alhambra. Once we finally found the office ( we were looking for an individual tour guide, not an office), it was very chaotic there as well.

So, the tour was great, the guide was great, the tour company was not good at all!
Written October 6, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dan, we send all our customers all the necessary information via email, including of course the meeting point. We are sorry that you did not notice this. Regards.
Written October 8, 2021
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Gordon M
18 contributions
Caveat emptor!
WATCH OUT FOR THIS COMPANY. SCAM OR INCOMPETENT I DO NOT KNOW! DONT TRUST THEN WITH YOUR MONEY.
We booked a tour and were called to say the time had changed to one hour earlier. I tries to call back to say we could not make this time but the phone number did not ring.
On emailing I was told the fees were not refundable, even though they had changed the contract to a time we could not make.
Further emails have been ignored. Rude and untrustworthy from my experience
Written September 28, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
All our terms and conditions are very clear at the time of purchase. We are sorry that your experience was not entirely satisfactory. You can see the majority of opinions and how our customers are very satisfied with our services. Best regards.
Written October 1, 2021
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Traveller_from_MUC
Munich, Germany8 contributions
excellent tour with excellent guide Gustavo
Sep 2021
our excellent guide Gustavo took us through all the magnificent sights of Alhambra, Generalife and Nasrides palace. Without a guide it is a beautiful scenery, with a highly knowledgeable and friendly guide such as Gustavo it is a fantastic experience, time was just flying. All was well organised, nice staff in the back office, great tour, highly recommendable.
Written September 27, 2021
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Gustavo is the best!
Written September 28, 2021
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Khaled shretah
1 contribution
once in a lifetime experience
Aug 2021 • Family
our tour guide HAMDI TAWFIQ was exceptional, his knowledge and enthousiasme made our tour perfect…..
Written August 10, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
We are delighted that you enjoyed the guided tour so much!
Written August 18, 2021
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Mike P
1 contribution
Alhambra Bespoke
The only way to see Alhambra. Emilio was our guide and absolutely first class. Not just excellent English but his encyclopaedic knowledge of all things Alhambra was truly impressive. The history was fascinating and detailed from fact to myth. From information about the artisans to the psychology of the Sultans it was all there. We exchanged views on colloquial language and even discussed local flora and fauna. All within the unique surroundings. Such detailed knowledge and understanding of the history can only be gained through a private tour. Highly, highly recommended and thanks for a fascinating few hours, Emilio.
Written July 23, 2021
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Emilio is a magnificent guide who knows how to transmit his knowledge to perfection. We are delighted that you enjoyed the guided tour so much. Thank you very much for your review!
Written July 29, 2021
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Siddharth J
4 contributions
Excellent location, professional Guide !
Hamdi Tawfiq made our trip exceptional. The Alhamra is a wonderful place and having explained every detail to us by Hamdi made us connect to it even better. The tour was well organized, we skipped most lines and were done on time. Hamdi even went out of his way to help us out further to plan our trip in Andalusia.
Written July 14, 2021
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We are delighted that you enjoyed the guided tour so much!
Written July 29, 2021
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Sophie W
4 contributions
Gustavo is THE man!
Aug 2020 • Couples
Our tour was an absolute delight from start to finish, in the capable hands of our knowledgeable and friendly guide Gustavo. He made every effort to accommodate all of us and was very entertaining with his many anecdotes and his excellent command of English. Highly recommend!
Written August 2, 2020
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Alessandro G
1 contribution
Excellent, excellent and again excellent
Jul 2020 • Friends
Honestly I can't come up with anything I would like improved about my Alhambra tour with Emilio. The ~4 hour tour was incredibly interesting and fun and very well organized. Emilio did his talk very skillfully in both English and Spanish since my friend was the only one in the tour group of about 14 people that did not understand Spanish. Emilio managed to mix both languages perfectly to not miss out a single detail in both talks, and yet kept it very exciting. Afterwards he was very happy to give us recommensations about other stuff to do in Granada and which local cafés and restaurants to go to. I am usually very picky about guided tours and am often left with a mixed feeling afterwards but this tour with Granavision was absolutely excellent. Would recommend this to everyone!
Written July 26, 2020
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I'm not easily impressed by tours of castles, palaces and the likes, but...
...the Alhambra site itself is much more diverse and interesting than a jaded tourist used to visiting "must-see UN
Tina L
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Passion and professionalism
I don’t have words to describe how excellent my private guide was, Hamdi Tawfiq. So immensely knowledgeable and wit
hugovalderrama
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Very hood guide for a very crowded tour in Alhambra and the Generalife.
Me and my web partner Ivanildo were on Granada making a promotion of our enterprise, and we decided to visit the Al
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Tour Privado de Alhambra, Jardines y Palacios Nazaries
We went on a private tour of the Alhambra, Generalife Gardens and Nasrid Palices through Granavision. Our guide Ju
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Tourist trap, do not order here!!
This is a tourist trap! Do not order tickets here!!! A normal ticket bought directly at the Alhambra-site will cos
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Our guide, GUILLERMO, rocked the Alhambra!!!!!
What made our experience so exceptional was being lead by our guide, Guillermo. He was not only exceptionally knowl
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Enjoyable visit to Alhambra
Our guide Guillermo was excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed learning about Alhambra, its history and those who built a
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Amazing tour of the Alhambra with Guillermo
We had an amazing long tour of the Alhambra, really fascinating and interesting. Guillermo, our guide, went far and
660m_lanied
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Recommend !
Amazing experience. Thanks to our french speaking guide , Sow ! Recommend this tour ! Easy to book and easy to find
topsinho
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Amazing tour of the Alhambra
We had an awesome time seeing the alhambra. Juan was an excellent guide, he was very entertaining and informative.
Avin S
Avin S
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A place worth to see!
Very nice and informativ trip,amazing place..... And very good and friendly guide, thank you Fernando, good job...�
fruitcakeStAlbans
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Amazing Alhambra!
Surpassed expectations! Our guide Guillermo brought the history to life with his knowledge and enthusiasm. The pala
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Fantastic tour with Gustavo!
We had a great tour with our tour guide Gus who was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the Alhambra. He w
AmyG381
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Fascinating tour by Alberto
Alberto was such a passionate tour guide. He is obviously fascinated with the Alhambra and the people who lived th
Kayla P
Kayla P
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Loved our visit!
Beautiful! Absolutely recommend people visit. Would not recommend the audio guide through trip advisor. Get the off
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