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Historic Granada Sightseeing Tour

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Key Highlights

  • View all the most famous landmarks in Granada city
  • Visit the imposing Cathedral and Capilla Real
  • Discover the old world charm of Albaycin
  • See magnificent views of the Alhambra Palace from Mirador St Nicholas
  • Enjoy a drink in one of the Sacromonte caves
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Thursday, Friday and Saturday


    3 hours

    Start time

    Hotel pick-ups between 4:15pm and 4:45pm or join the tour at the Cathedral's main entrance in Gran Via Street between 4:30pm and 4:45pm
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meeting Point

    Your hotel in Granada city center.
    (Please mention your hotel details at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)
    Alternative pick-up point: Cathedral main entrance in Gran Via Street.

    Ending Point

    You will be dropped off back at your hotel in Granada.

  • Overview & Itinerary


    Peel back the layers of time and delve into the Granada’s rich history on this fascinating city tour.

    Hear about Granada’s Golden Age under Nasrid rule when it was one of the richest cities in Europe, and learn about its Muslim and Catholic periods.

    Enter the Cathedral, one of the masterpieces of Spanish Renaissance and see its gorgeous “Capilla Real” (Royal Chapel), burial place of the Catholic Monarchs.

    Walk uphill to Albaycin, the old Moorish quarter. Stroll through the narrow, cobbled streets and admire the lovely architecture. Stop in front of Mirador St Nicholas to see stunning views of the rose-red Alhambra Palace on the adjacent hill, with the Sierra Nevada as a backdrop.

    Explore the Sacromonte quarter, home to the gypsy community and flamenco traditions, and enjoy a drink in one of its famous caves before returning to your hotel.

    Download the list of hotel pick up times.


    The Historic Granada Sightseeing Tour is a comprehensive tour of the most famous landmarks of Granada. Hotel pick-ups are included for guests staying in central Granada hotels or you can meet your guide at at the Cathedral's main entrance in Gran Via Street.

    Your tour starts with a visit to the great Granada cathedral, a Spanish Renaissance masterpiece built by Queen Isabella I on the site of an ancient mosque. One of its most famous features is the exquisite Capilla Real (Royal Chapel) where Queen Isabella I and King Ferdinand II, and their children, Phillip "The Beautiful" and Joan "The Mad", are buried.

    Your guide will lead you uphill to Albaycin, the old Arab quarter, built on a medieval town plan with cobbled streets and small squares. Walk through a maze of narrow streets scented with jasmine, to reach St Nicholas Church (Mirador de San Nicolas). Stop in the plaza outside the Church to enjoy breath-taking views of the Alhambra, Granada and Sierra Nevada.

    Next to Albaycin is the hill of Sacromonte, another old part of Granada. The soft rock of this hill has been excavated to create cave dwellings inhabited for generations by a vibrant gypsy community. This community has developed and nurtured the traditions of a flamboyant form of flamenco dance, which dates back to Moorish times.

    You will stop to have a drink in one of the atmospheric caves before being taken back to your hotel.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Transportation in a mini-bus
    • Bilingual guide (Spanish and English)
    • Tickets for the Cathedral and Royal Chapel
    • 1 Drink in Sacromonte


    • Meals
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm all details.

    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.

    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
    • Victor was amazing

      Victor was amazing, the stories he told were so amusing and we thoroughly enjoyed it. We loved him as our guide....

      Zeenat Ebrahim, South Africa, 13/Jan/2014


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