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Things to do in Granada: Alhambra Tour, Flamenco Show, Albaycin Walking Tour

  • When does it run?
    Daily
  • Start time

    Alhambra Palace Tour: Hotel pick-ups between 9:15am - 9:45am
    Alternatively, you can join the tour at Welcome Visitor Centre (located just 200 meters from Alhambra Car Parking No. 1) between 9:45am and 10:00am.
    Flamenco Show with Dinner: Hotel pick-ups between 8:00pm and 8:30pm
    Flamenco Show with Drink: Hotel pick-ups between 9:00pm and 9:30pm
    Duration: Approx. 5.5 hours (Incl. Alhambra Palace Tour: 3 hours and Flamenco Show: 2.5 hours)

  • Duration
    Approx. 5.5 hours
Inclusions
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off for Alhambra Tour and for Flamenco Show
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned minivan to Alhambra and to Flamenco Show
  • Multilingual guides (Spanish, English, French, German, and Italian)
  • Entrance tickets for every area of Alhambra open to the public
  • Guided 30-minute walk through the Albaycin quarter
  • Flamenco Show with Drink option: Includes 1 drink
  • Flamenco Show with Dinner option: Includes 1 drink and traditional 3-course Andalusian dinner
COVID-19 Safety guidelines

Key Highlights

  • Visit one of the world′s most beautiful palaces and Spain′s top tourist attraction
  • Learn about the Alhambra, one of the finest examples of Islamic art
  • Enjoy a dramatic performance of flamenco
  • Take a romantic night walk through the lovely old Moorish quarter
  • See stunning views of the Alhambra lit up at night
  • Enjoy the chance to savor a delicious traditional Andalusian dinner
  • Smartphone voucher accepted – No need to print!

Overview

When booking the tour, please fill your full name, passport number, nationality, age and date of birth in the special requests section. You have to carry the same on the day of your visit for security check.

This tour introduces you to two of Granada’s most famous attractions – the exquisite Alhambra Palace and performance of flamenco, the dramatic and expressive Andalusian dance form! Plus you will take a tour of the captivating Albaycin Quarter.

Enjoy a guided tour of the rose-hued Alhambra, one of the world’s loveliest palaces. More than 600 years old, this hilltop complex is a magnificent expression of Islamic art, culture and history.

Walk in the glorious gardens of the Generalife, a 14th century pleasure realm for the Moorish kings, and inhale the fragrance of roses and herbs – a true delight for the senses!

In the evening, you can opt for a flamenco performance with drinks only or with dinner as well. You’ll be enraptured by this amazing mixture of music, song and dance. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself clapping in time to the mesmerizing beat of the dancers’ feet as they stamp out a story of love and betrayal!

Your magical evening includes a stroll through Albaycin, Granada’s oldest Muslim quarter, with its labyrinth of cobbled streets. Gasp when you see stunning views of the illuminated Alhambra on the adjacent hill!

Alhambra tickets are always high in demand and booking in advance is highly recommended. Should the tour not be available on your chosen date, we have other great options for you

Alhambra Palace Tour - With Expert Guide

The Alhambra Palace Guided Tour – With Transfers

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Duration

    Approx. 5.5 hours

  • Start time

    Alhambra Palace Tour: Hotel pick-ups between 9:15am - 9:45am
    Alternatively, you can join the tour at Welcome Visitor Centre (located just 200 meters from Alhambra Car Parking No. 1) between 9:45am and 10:00am.
    Flamenco Show with Dinner: Hotel pick-ups between 8:00pm and 8:30pm
    Flamenco Show with Drink: Hotel pick-ups between 9:00pm and 9:30pm
    Duration: Approx. 5.5 hours (Incl. Alhambra Palace Tour: 3 hours and Flamenco Show: 2.5 hours)

  • Meeting Point

    Alhambra Palace Tour: Your hotel in Granada.
    Alternative pick-up point: Welcome Visitor Centre (located just 200 meters from Alhambra Car Parking No. 1).
    Flamenco Show: You will be picked up from your hotel in Granada
    (Please share the details at the time of booking. Don’t worry if you have not booked your hotel yet, our customer service executives will get in touch and confirm the details.

    Download the list of Hotel pick up times.

  • Ending Point

    Alhambra Palace Tour: You will be dropped off at your hotel in Granada or you may leave the tour after exiting the Alhambra
    Flamenco Show: You will be dropped off back at your hotel

Itinerary

  • The Granada in a Nutshell Tour offers you the chance to enjoy the city’s most famous features – the amazing Alhambra Palace and Flamenco, the Spanish art form that combines music, song, and dance.

    The adventure begins when you are picked up from your Granada city center hotel.

    Alhambra Tour:
    You’ll enjoy a guided tour of the Alhambra, a ‘must’ for every visitor to the city of Granada. Our official tour guides are expert interpreters of Granada’s heritage and will guide you through every part of the “red fortress”. Dating back more than 600 years, the Alhambra is one of the finest examples of Islamic art in the world. It was constructed during the mid-14th century by the Berber rulers of the Emirate of Granada in al-Andalus, and the complex also contains a Renaissance palace built by Emperor Charles V.

    A key attraction is Alcazaba (The Fortress), the oldest part of the Alhambra and home to its former military precincts. You’ll also see the Mexuar Palace, where the Council of Ministers met and the Sultan dispensed justice.

    Continue to the Generalife, built as a place of leisure for Granada’s Moorish Kings in the 14th century. 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 lovely water features poetically described by one writer as, “water that cries”.

    After exploring the beautiful Moorish architecture of the Alhambra, you will be dropped back at your hotel or can leave the tour at Car Park No. 1 of the Alhambra.

    Flamenco Show:
    In the evening you’ll completely immerse yourself in genuine Andalusian culture at a Flamenco Show in one of the famous Sacromonte caves. Located on the slopes of Cerro de San Miguel, these caves were inhabited by Spanish gypsies and became popular places for community singing and dancing.

    Flamenco dance is known for its emotional intensity, proud carriage, expressive use of the arms and rhythmic stamping of the feet.

    There are two options for your delightful Flamenco Show experience:

    • Show with Dinner
    • Show with Drink

    Show with Dinner:
    You will be picked up from your hotel between 1900h (7:00pm) and 1945h (7:45pm). First you will have a drink and dinner on the terrace, accompanied by live guitar music, and can enjoy the views while you savor the traditional Andalusian fare. After dinner, you will go inside the cave to see the stunning flamenco show.

    At about 2230h (10:30pm), you will go for a 30-minute walk through the winding cobbled streets of the Albaycin quarter, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed neighborhood. See the beautiful Moorish and Andalusian buildings and breath-taking views of the Alhambra at night.

    At the end of the evening, you will be driven back to your hotel.

    Show with Drink:
    You will be picked up from your hotel between 2045h (8:45pm) and 2130h (9:30pm) and will first go on the 30-minute walk through the Albaycin quarter before going inside the cave to see the flamenco show. A drink is included in your tour price.

    At the end of the evening, you will be driven back to your hotel.

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off for Alhambra Tour and for Flamenco Show
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned minivan to Alhambra and to Flamenco Show
  • Multilingual guides (Spanish, English, French, German, and Italian)
  • Entrance tickets for every area of Alhambra open to the public
  • Guided 30-minute walk through the Albaycin quarter
  • Flamenco Show with Drink option: Includes 1 drink
  • Flamenco Show with Dinner option: Includes 1 drink and traditional 3-course Andalusian dinner
  • Dinner for ‘Flamenco Show with drink’ option

Please note

Voucher information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other devices. (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)

Please carry your passport on the day of your visit for security check.

If you are making your own way to the Alhambra the Welcome Visitor Centre is open from 8:30am and so the supplier will be pleased to welcome you from then. 

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

Customer Reviews

  • A wonderful way to experience Alhambra
    Kurt Gahler, Australia 05/04/2018
  • An informative and interesting experience.
    Biannca D. Pace, Australia 06/10/2014
  • Out Standing Visit to Granada
    ABDULLAH ALAAMA, Saudi Arabia 06/02/2014

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