Discover one of Spain’s greatest splendours, often referred to as ‘The eighth wonder of the world’. The Alhambra Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is set in a stunning location overlooking the city of Granada. Nestling at the foot of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and arguably the finest example of Arab architecture in the whole of Spain; the palace and its gardens were built as a re-creation of ‘heaven on earth’, with cool patios, fountains and intricate carvings still clear as when it was first built.
The Alhambra is composed of three parts: the Royal Palace, the Gardens of Generalife and the fortress of Alcazaba. The Royal Palace is the most famous; it consists of the Mexuar – enclosing the striking Golden Room - where the sultans conducted every day business. The inspiration for the gardens of Generalife is supposed to be the Koranic description of Paradise. A tour of Alhambra Palace is a must-do for all visitors to Spain.
You will be picked up in a deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach from Marbella and Estepona. Accompanied bya multi-lingual guide, you will be taken on a guided tour of the Alhambra Palace in Granada.
You will be dropped-off in the town centre and given maps so that you can make your way to the Cathedral and shops. You have free time until 1:15pm in the town centre for lunch (payable direct) and sightseeing.
At 2:00pm, take a 2 hour guided tour of the Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens. The tour gives you the opportunity to take photographs of the delicate carvings and stunning decorations reflected in the water features found around every corner.
The local guide will transcend you to the magical world of Arabian Nights. Take in the scent of plants and the sounds of trickling water in the cool oasis of the gardens, which makes for great photos with the Sierra Nevada Mountains as a backdrop.
This tour is a treat for garden lovers; the designs are fantastic and the symmetrical Arabic features have been copied around the world.
You have the option to explore the city centre at leisure, where you may choose to visit the impressive Cathedral and Royal Chapel, browse the stalls in the spice market, or simply stroll around the main shopping centre.
Depart from Granada at around 4:30pm with a stop en route for coffee.
The tour ends at the starting point between 7:00pm – 8:00pm.
Apart from the confusion over the pickup time everything was great and the weather was fabulous. A great day out and a wonderful trip.... susan chapman
Great day. Was delighted also to find myself in the middle of a Corpus Christi procession!!. The atmosphere in Granada was amazing... MaryMerrins
Duration: 13 hours
The tour departs from the following locations:
Marbella: Bus Stop Opencor Supermarket (near to Hotel El Fuerte ), 07:55am
Estepona: In front of Hotel H10 Estepona, 07:10am
(Please advise us of your preferred pick up location at the time of booking. It is very important that you reconfirm pick up upon arrival in Malaga.
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.
The tour ends at the original point of departure.
Wear comfortable walking shoes. Granada is high up in the mountains, so it gets cold in winter and end of summer, you are advised to bring some extra layers!
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the start of the tour to reconfirm the departure details.
The Alhambra is not suitable for those with less mobility as it involves a lot of walking.
There usually are two separate guides (English or German speaking), but there could be a rare occasion where the same guide takes the tour in both languages. It depends on the number of people on the excursion.
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