Discover one of Spain’s greatest splendors, 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 courtyards, tinkling fountains and intricate carvings perfectly preserved.
Explore the opulent royal reception rooms and harem. Visit the Fortress of Alcazaba for breath-taking views over the city, and wander in the glorious gardens of Generalife with their stately trees, tranquil pools and perfumed plants.
The Alhambra is Spain’s most visited attraction and only limited entrance tickets are granted per day. Pre-book to avoid disappointment.
You will be picked up in a deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach from one of the designated pick-up spots (check options) and 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 1315h (1:15pm) in the town centre for lunch (payable direct) and sightseeing.
At 1400h (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 bring the complex to life and transport you to the magical world of the 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 1630h (4:30pm) with a stop en route for coffee.
The tour ends at the starting point between 1830 (6:30pm) – 2000h (8:00pm).
I had travelled from the uk deliberately to visit alhambra, I was not disappointed. This has to be seen to be believed... William Wright
The centre point of this tour was Alhabra no doubt. No doubt Alhambra is the one of the best example of mediaval Architecture done by the Muslim rulers of Granada. The... MR MD ISLAM
11 - 12 hours
Torremolinos: 0755h (07:55am)
Benalmadena: 0725h (07:25am)
Fuengirola: 0710h (07:10am)
Duration: Torremolinos: 11 hours
Benalmadena: 11 hours
Fuengirola: 12 hours
The tour departs from the following locations:
Torremolinos: Bus stop on the beach promenade outside restaurant Jose Cerdan, 100 metres from hotel RIU Belplaya Benalmadena/Puerto Marina: Roundabout in front of Hotel Puerto Marina OR Hotel Riu Nautilus.
Fuengirola: Hotel Yaramar
(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 the area.)
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 starting point
Granada is high up in the mountains and gets cold in winter and at the end of summer. You are advised to carry along some extra layers of warm clothing! Wear comfortable shoes for walking and don’t forget the camera!
Please call the activity operator at least 48 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming the departure details. It may be possible to arrange a pick-up point close to your accommodation.
The Alhambra is not suitable for those who are less mobile or confined to wheelchairs, as there is a lot of walking involved
There usually are separate guides for the different languages, but there could be rare occasions where a multilingual guide will take a tour in more than one language. It depends on the number of people on the excursion.
There is no bathroom in the bus but there will be a stop on the way.
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