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“Guided Tour to Alhambra and Generalife - NOT a panoramic tour!”
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GuiasGranada
Ranked #55 of 84 Tours in Granada
Houston, Texas
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“Guided Tour to Alhambra and Generalife - NOT a panoramic tour!”
Reviewed June 20, 2011

This is the second time that I take this tour, once in 2004 and again in 2011. Both times was very informative and well worth the price. However, this time we decided to take it as a daytrip from Malaga. The advertisement said “Panoramic Tour”; however, the van that we were in did not have large windows to see scenery from Malaga to Granada. It was a 22 passenger van, we were the “lucky” ones to have a seat in the back and we could not see a thing. Once we were in Granada, the guide took us around the city in the van, again, could not see anything. After lunch, we headed to La Alhambra and Generalife. This is the reason why we took the tour and this part of it was excellent! Lola, our guide, was great and took us walking to the main sights within the complex in about 2 hrs. I would highly recommend this tour if you are looking for visiting La Alhambra. To know the city of Granada, take another tour…

Visited May 2011
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Organised tours”
Reviewed November 16, 2005

If you visit the Alhambra & Generalife, make sure you don't book through Guiasgranada (Granada Official Guides Group). It was the worst tour I ever experienced anywhere in the world. The guide was the most unknowledgable guide ever. He was not able to answer the simplest questions on use of particular rooms of the palace. He talked about 'Swedish concubines entertaining the sha with backgammon'... what an interesting approach! Some of the comments were even offensive to muslim group participants, which I found unacceptable. The guides were not only late and unfriendly, but also tried to sell us merchandise. It was definitely not a nice experience to wait outside a shop in 40 degrees celcius in order to talk group participants into buying woodwork and then rushing through the Generalife in 5 minutes.
Otherwise the Alhambra was a great monument to visit and we have beautiful memories of Granada.
Get up early and make the most of your visit of this fascinating place.
Kind Regards,
Karin

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