Explore the historic city of Granada on this sightseeing tour. Lying at the foot of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Granada is home to Spain's most famous UNESCO World Heritage Sites – the Alhambra and the Generalife Gardens.
The Alhambra is the main jewel of this beautiful city, a stunning complex of buildings and fortifications. Now a must-see for visitors to Granada, Alhambra was at different times a small fortress, ancient ruins, and a royal palace.
The outstanding Gardens of Generalife rank among the world’s most beautiful gardens. Designed for the summer residence of the Moorish ruler, they are filled with water springs, gardens and architecture of indescribable beauty.
You will be picked up from your hotel, and proceed to Granada via either train or minibus with a guide.
Granada is a mix of several cultures; Eurasian, Iberians, Phoenician, Roman, Arab and Christian influences intermix and are evident everywhere. The tour will showcase some of the famous landmarks and monuments of Granada.
Alhambra: Granada's best-known attraction is the Alhambra Palace, also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Alhambra Palace, locally referred to as just the Alhambra, overlooks the city of Granada. It stands out as the most famous example of Moorish architecture in Spain, and also perhaps the best-known Muslim construction. The Alhambra consists of three parts: The Royal Palace, the Gardens of Generalife and the fortress of Alcazaba.
Gardens of Generalife: Considered to be among the most beautiful in the world, like the Alhambra these gardens are a well-established UNESCO World Heritage Site. The gardens, created in the early 14th century, have maintained their original shape, bordering the Alhambra. Once a summer residence for the king, the word "generalife," meaning "garden of paradise" truly describes this collection of water springs, gardens, and architectural beauty.
Alcazaba: The Alcazaba is an impressive military fortress, dating back to the 9th century. It is the oldest part of the Alhambra and is reconstructed upon the ruins of a castle.
After the visit to the Alhambra there will be free time for afternoon tea (at own expense). After a splendid journey through the past you will return back to Seville.
Our trip to the Alhambra and Albaicin with Sylvia our guide was fabulous. The views over the snow capped mountains while having a wonderful lunch in Albaicin was an unexpected... Michael Mathews
A shame that I have forgotten the name of the tour guide but she was brilliant and very resourceful. Likewise for the guide for the Alhambra experience. He was fun, witty and... Norsiah Yahya
01 Mar - 15 Oct: Daily
Approx. 14 hours
Pick-up from Seville hotels: Around 6:15am
Pick-up from Andalsur Excursiones: Around 6:00am
Duration: Approx. 14 hours
Your hotel in Seville.
(We would require your hotel details in order to arrange your pick up. If you do not have this information at the time of booking, please contact the local activity operator at least 48 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details)
Alternative pick up point: Office of Andalsur Excursiones, Avenida de la Constitución, 5.
You will be dropped off at your hotel in Seville or at Office of Andalur Excursiones
It is mandatory to call the end activity operator atleast 24 hours before departure time to confirm your pick up details and mode of transportation
Your journey from Seville-Granada-Seville will either be taken by train or minibus depending on the number of people booked on the tour that day. The transport type will be specified on the day of the tour by the local isango! partner.
The Alhambra is not suitable for those who are less mobile or confined to wheelchairs, as there is a lot of walking involved.
A minimum 2 passengers are required for this tour to operate. Should you make a booking for 1 person and no other person book for that date you will be offered an alternative date or a full refund.
Groups vary in size and nationality. In order to to cater for all needs your guided tour may be given in two different languages.
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.
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