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The Alhambra Palace Guided Tour – With Transfers

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Key Highlights

  • The Alhambra Palace is one of the world’s most beautiful Palaces and Spain’s top tourist attraction
  • The number of people who can enter the Palace per day is strictly limited – book ahead to ensure your reservation
  • An expert guide will lead you on an in-depth tour of the Alhambra Palace and Gardens
  • For ultimate convenience you will be picked up and dropped off to your hotel in Granada
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Morning Tour: Daily
    Afternoon Tour: Daily except Sunday & Monday


    4 hours approx.

    Start time

    Morning Tour: Between 9:15am and 10:00am depending on your hotel location.
    Afternoon Tour: Between 1:15pm and 1:45pm or 3:15pm and 3:45pm (depending on the schedule provided by the Patronato de la Alhambra)

    Meeting Point

    Your hotel in Granada City Centre.
    Please provide your hotel details in the special requests field at the time of booking. If you do not have this information please contact the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the tour with these details.)

    Ending Point

    Your hotel in Granada City Centre.

  • Overview & Itinerary


    Be transported into the magical world of the Arabian Nights when you visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site; the Alhambra Palace and Gardens. This hilltop royal residence is one of the finest examples of Moorish architecture in the world. Marvel at the carved cedar-wood, cupolas, ornate ceilings, frothy stucco work, and exquisite mosaics. Enjoy the cool marble, tranquil pools, tinkling fountains, pavilions and promenades set against the stunning back-drop of the snow-capped Sierra Nevada Mountains.

    You have an option to choose from a morning tour and an afternoon tour for the Alhambra Palace. Both the tours take you inside the Alhambra Palace with a live expert guide and provide you with an in-depth view and history of this architectural marvel. You can ask any number of questions to your knowledgeable and friendly guide. You will visit all the main parts of the Alhambra Palace; The Royal Palace, the Gardens of Generalife and the Alcazaba.


    You will be collected from your hotel in Granada to begin your The Alhambra Palace tour.

    You will tour the three main parts of the Alhambra Palace: The Royal Palace, the Gardens of Generalife and the fortress of Alcazaba.

    The Royal Palace:
    The Royal Palace interior is lavishly decorated. Surfaces are adorned with intricate geometric designs skillfully executed in marble, glazed tile and alabaster. The Palace is divided into three sections. The first is the Mexuar where business, government, and palace administration took place. This section includes the Oratory and the striking Golden Room.

    The second section is the Serrallo, where the sultans held court and entertained their ambassadors. In the heart of the Serrallo is the Court of the Myrtles with its long pool flanked by myrtle trees. The decorative tiles here are said to be some of the finest in the Alhambra. The Serrallo is also home to the Hall of the Ambassadors, which has a spectacular carved throne and a domed cedar-wood ceiling.

    The third section of the Palace is the Harem, which in its time was entered only by the sultan, his wives and concubines, young children and eunuchs. The delightful Court of the Lions lies at the harem’s heart. The courtyard is named for the 12 lions, thought to represent the months or signs of the zodiac, which support the fountain at the center.

    The Alcazaba:
    The Alcazaba is the Alhambra Palace’s original fortress. You will be able to walk up the steps to the watchtower for some splendid panoramas of Granada. You will also see the Royal Baths, where the sultans' favourite beauties once relaxed in brightly tiled pools, and the Renaissance palace of the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V.

    The Generalife:
    The Generalife was the summer retreat for the Moorish kings. Here you will stroll through the spectacular gardens, said to have been inspired by the Koranic description of Paradise. You will see tall columnar cypress trees, roses, orange trees, oleanders and other flowers as well as tranquil pools and tinkling fountains.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Guaranteed reservations for admission to the Alhambra Palace
    • Multilingual Guide (Spanish, English, French, Italian & German)
    • Hotel pick up and drop off and transport to the Alhambra


    • Gratuities
    • Food/ Beverages
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    The schedule of the afternoon visit changes depending on the day and can be between 1:00pm and 5:00pm. To confirm the exact time please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the tour start time .

    Groups regularly change in size and nationality. In order to facilitate these changes, your tour may be given in two different languages. Afternoon tours will mostly be conducted in English and Spanish.

    The group size will never be larger than 30 people.

    Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.

    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.The Alhambra is not suitable for those who are less mobile or confined to wheelchairs; a tour of the Alhambra Palace will involve a lot of walking
  • Reviews
    • Good tour!

      The tour of the Alhambra was amazing. Our tour guide Estelle was very knowledgeable and made the experience very interesting. The transfer from the hotel to the Alhambra was in...

      Mr Paul S Botha
    • Excellent tour

      We were picked up at our hotel as promised and taken to the Alhambra where we met our guide, Consuela. She was excellent, being very informative and fluent in two languages...

      Mr P G Hill
    • Great Alhambra Tour!

      The Alhambra Palace Tour was really interesting. Many thanks to our guide who Guided us with passion. A very well organized Tour. We learnt a lot. Thank you!...

      Jan Leonard
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