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Alhambra Palace Guided Tour and Granada Hop-On, Hop-Off Train

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Key Highlights

  • The hop-on, hop-off tour allows you to create your own perfect Granada sightseeing itinerary
  • With 2 great routes and 10 stops, the tour by panoramic train covers the top attractions of Granada
  • Explore the Alhambra Palace with a multi-lingual expert guide
  • The number of people who can enter the Palace per day is strictly limited – book ahead to ensure your reservation
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?



    Alhambra Tour: 3 hours
    Granada City Tour Ticket: 1 day

    Start time

    Alhambra Tour: 10:00am
    Granada City Tour:
    The Alhambra Route (Green Line):
    16 Mar to 15 Oct: 9:00am to 10:00pm
    16 Oct to 15 Mar: 9:30am to 7:30pm
    Easter, 25 Dec and 5 Jan: 9:00am to 3:00pm
    The City Center Route (Red Line):
    01 Mar to 30 Sep: 9:00am to 12:00am
    01 Oct to 28 Feb: 8:30am to 11:00pm

    Meeting Point

    You may board the hop-on, hop-off train at any of the stops.
    Alight at Granada City Tour Stop #1 (Alhambra Route) for your tour of the Alhambra Palace.

    Ending Point

    Alhambra Guided Tour - the Alhambra Palace
    Granada City Tour - You may alight the bus at any of the stops

  • Overview & Itinerary


    This fantastic combo combines Granada’s top attraction with a ticket to explore independently

    The hop-on, hop-off train tour will give you the freedom to discover the magical city of Granada at your own pace. Your ticket offers you unlimited hop-on, hop-off access over a 24 hour period. With the Alhambra Route (Green Line) you will discover the top attractions of Granada in day and the City Centre Route (Red Line) will let you enjoy Granada’s great nighttime atmosphere.

    You will travel Granada by train which features a panoramic roof, open deck in summer.

    This package also takes you to one of the world’s most beautiful Palaces and Spain’s top tourist attraction; the Alhambra Palace. You will have a skip-the-line access to the palace with an expert guide who will share in-depth view and history of the architectural marvel.

    Tickets for the Alhambra Palace are in strong demand and this tour often sells out, however currently there is good availability for summer 2015. If you find your chosen date is sold out we recommend this tour Click here to see the details. >>


    For the Alhambra Guided Tour make your way to the Alhambra Palace at Calle Real de la Alhambra, s/n, 18009 Granada, to begin your tour.

    With skip-the-line entrance tickets you will head straight inside the Alhambra Complex. You will be accompanied by an expert guide who will answer any questions you have about the monument in English, Spanish or French.

    Constructed during the mid-14th century by the Berber rulers of Granada, the Alhambra ranks among the world’s finest examples of Islamic art. The magnificent complex also contains a Renaissance palace built by Emperor Charles V.

    A key attraction is the Alcazaba (fortress), the oldest part of the Alhambra and home to its former military precincts. You will also see the Mexuar Palace, where the Sultan dispensed justice.

    Wander in the Generalife, built as a place of leisure for the Moorish Kings of Granada in the 14th century. In addition to fragrant flowers and fine trees, the gardens have beautiful water features poetically described by one writer as ”water that cries”.

    You can also discover the Alhambra Forest, enjoy the tranquil pools, chiming fountains and sweet-scented garden flowers.

    Your Alhambra Tour lasts for 3 hours and thereafter, you will board the Granada hop-on, hop-off train.

    The Granada Hop-On, Hop-Off train tour has 2 routes; the Alhambra Route and the City Centre Route. The buses running in Green Line (Alhambra Route) and Red line (City Centre Route) strategically takes to all the most important sites in Granada.

    The buses for the Alhambra Route run during the day and for the City Centre Route the buses run during night. The stops for both the routes are as follows:
    Alhambra Route (Green Line)
    • Alhambra
    • Cuesta Gomérez
    • Plaza Nueva
    • Paseo de los Tristes
    • Plaza Abad / Mirador de San Nicolás
    • Plaza San Miguel Bajo
    • Plaza Romanilla / Catedral
    • Calle Alhóndiga
    • Plaza Mariana Pineda
    • Calle Molinos /Campo del Príncipe
    • Alhambra Palace
    City Centre Route (Red Line)
    • Plaza Nueva
    • Paseo de los Tristes
    • Plaza Abad /Mirador de San Nicolás
    • Plaza San Miguel Bajo
    • Plaza Romanilla / Catedral
    • Calle Alhóndiga
    • Plaza Mariana Pineda

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Granada City Tour ticket hop on/off (1 day)
    • Multilingual audio commentary on board the hop-on, hop-off train
    • Entrance to the Alhambra Palace
    • Official guide during Alhambra visit


    • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
    • Meals and Drinks
    • Entrances to Attractions other than Alhambra
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    Please carry 2 copies of your printed voucher to redeem one for the Granada Hop On Hop Off tour and another for Alhambra visit.

    Please report at the Alhambra Palace meeting point 15 minutes prior to the start of the tour.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.Smoking, eating or drinking is strictly prohibited on board the vehicle.Pets are not allowed on board, except guide dogs.On board audio commentary is offered in Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Arabic and Catalonian; with 2 special kid’s channels in Spanish and English.
  • Reviews
    • Great service!

      Hani Chaabo
    • Best guide in the world.

      It was a wonderful visit. The A is amazing. The guide was fantastic. He really made the tour valuable and he had a wonderful sense of humor to top it off. One improvement would...

      Leslie G Gevers
    • A lovely tour of Alhambra

      We had a wonderful tour! The guide was very enthusiastic and sociable, and did very well to spark even more fascination and amazement for already a very magical place!...

      Lina Muhandes
    • A must do when in Granada

      The pickup point for the guided tour was unclear, however when that was sorted, the guide was excellent, providing engaging commentary that made for a very interesting tour of...

      K Fisher
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