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A Day in Granada, Including the Alhambra Palace – From the Costa del Sol

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Key Highlights

  • Travel to the magical city of Granada, nestled in the Sierra Nevada Mountains
  • Includes a guided tour of the incomparable Alhambra Palace
  • You will also have plenty of time to explore the city at leisure
  • Tour is accompanied by an English speaking guide
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday


    Approx 10 hours (depending on your pick up point)

    Start time

    Tour from Malaga: 8:00am
    Tour from Torremolinos: 7:30am
    Tour from Fuengirola: 6:45am
    Tour from Marbella: 6:15am
    Tour from Estepona: 5:40am
    Duration: Approx 10 hours (depending on your pick up point)

    Meeting Point

    The tour departs from the following locations:
    Tour from Malaga: 8:00am
    Tour from Torremolinos: 7:30am
    Tour from Fuengirola: 6:45am
    Tour from Marbella: 6:15am
    Tour from Estepona: 5:40am
    (Please advise us of your pick up location at the time of booking. Kindly reconfirm pick up upon arrival in Costa del Sol)
    Please arrive at the start point 15 minutes before the tour start time..

    Ending Point

    The tour ends at Malaga city center.

  • Overview & Itinerary


    Discover one of Spain’s greatest splendours, often referred to as ‘The eighth wonder of the world’ on this tour of Granada. The Alhambra Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is set in a stunning location overlooking the city of Granada, and nestling at the foot of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

    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 as 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 inspiration for the gardens of Generalife is supposed to be the Koranic description of Paradise.

    While the Alhambra is undoubtedly Granada’s highlight there is plenty more of interest to see in the city. In the afternoon you are at leisure to explore the city at your own pace.


    You will be picked up in a deluxe air conditioned coach from one of the designated spots (check options) in Costa del Sol and taken on a guided tour of Granada.

    Proceed to Granada to visit the Alhambra, a fortress renowned for its Arab architecture and the gorgeous gardens of the Generalife. The tour gives you the opportunity to photograph 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.

    At around 1:00pm, you will break for lunch at a local restaurant (payable direct).

    You have the afternoon to explore the city centre at leisure, where you may choose to visit the impressive Cathedral or stroll the narrow streets of the wonderful Albaycin.

    After exploring the city of Granada, you will be transferred back to your designated spot in Costa del Sol.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Multilingual local guide in English, French, Spanish and Italian
    • Transportation by deluxe air conditioned motorcoach
    • Entrance fee for the Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens
    • Panoramic and walking tour of the city


    • Meals & drinks
    • Hotel pick up & drop off
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the tour operator at least 48 hours prior to the start of the tour to confirm the departure details.

    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.

    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
  • Reviews
    • Julia travel very professional arrived on time <br/>Annabel the lady on coach was excellent <br/>Also the driver the tour of Granada very <br/>Informative &amp; very relaxed

      Robert Dennis
    • a good an interesting day with an excellent guide in the Alhambra Castle

      Per Henriken
    • Good

      Jon Alder