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Skip the Line: Alhambra and Generalife Gardens Half-Day Tour provided by Granavision Excursions

Skip the Line: Alhambra and Generalife Gardens Half-Day Tour

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Updated 16/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 16/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Save valuable vacation time with skip-the-line entry to the Alhambra and Generalife Gardens in Granada. One of Spain’s must-see attractions, this popular site often has very large crowds. Breeze past the entry lines and tour the sprawling complex in just half a day, and hear commentary about the history of this grand fortress and royal palace.
You'll start at
Welcome Visitor Center
Or, you can also get picked up
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  • 1
    The Alhambra
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    Palace of Carlos V
    Admission included
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  • 3
    Admission included
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  • 4
    Admission included
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You'll end at
Welcome Visitor Center
Paseo de la Sabica, 15, 18009 Granada, Spain
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  • Skip-the-line access saves time and bypasses the crowds
  • Guide commentary paints a picture of 13th-century life at the palace
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off makes for a seamless experience
  • Tour the Alhambra and Generalife Gardens in just half a day
What to Expect
Start your half-day tour with easy pickup at your Granada hotel, where you will climb into an air-conditioned minivan. Relax and enjoy the scenery on the way to the Alhambra, perched on a hill overlooking the city. With your guide in the lead and priority-access ticket in hand, proceed past the crowds and start exploring immediately. See the Nasrid Palace, the Hall of Ambassadors, the Myrtle Courtyard, the Royal Baths, and the Hall of Abencerrajes. Listen to your guide’s detailed commentary about the history and importance of this grand structure, and what life was like here in the 13th century. Move on to the lush Generalife Gardens for a leisurely stroll, where you’ll encounter blooming flowers, exotic plants, and impressive water features. End the tour and board the minivan to be whisked back to your hotel for drop-off.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Welcome Visitor Center, Paseo de la Sabica, 15, 18009 Granada, Spain
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if it is option selected)
  • Tickets for the Nasrid Palaces, the Alcazaba fortress and the Generalife gardens
  • Professional guide
  • Preventing service Covid-19: Social distancing in the walking tour and bus
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Single use headsets to hear the tour guide clearly
  • Entry/Admission - The Alhambra
  • Entry/Admission - Palace of Carlos V
  • Entry/Admission - Generalife
  • Entry/Admission - Alcazaba
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • On occasion the Alhambra Trust may alter the order of the visit and restrict access to certain areas. In this case, the tour will be adapted accordingly without reducing the visiting time
  • If hotel pickup is not required please make a note in the Special Requirements box at the time of booking
  • Please note that groups regularly change in size and nationality. In order to facilitate these changes, your visit may be given in two different languages.
  • Please note: the Alhambra requires that all passengers provide the full name, date of birth and passport details for each participant when booking. If not provided, the Alhambra may deny access to their premises.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel within 5 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel at least 6 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
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Popular mentions
Sophie W wrote a review 2 Aug
3 contributions
Our tour was an absolute delight from start to finish, in the capable hands of our knowledgeable and friendly guide Gustavo. He made every effort to accommodate all of us and was very entertaining with his many anecdotes and his excellent command of English. Highly recommend!
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Date of experience: August 2020
Alessandro G wrote a review Jul 2020
1 contribution
Honestly I can't come up with anything I would like improved about my Alhambra tour with Emilio. The ~4 hour tour was incredibly interesting and fun and very well organized. Emilio did his talk very skillfully in both English and Spanish since my friend was the only one in the
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Date of experience: July 2020
Evan K wrote a review Mar 2020
2 contributions
Our Guide Antonio was the best part of the Guided tour. Very knowledgeable,charming and funny. But the Tour time is limited (but long enough 10:30 to 1:30) I recommend to stay behind the last section where the tour ends so you can have more adventure of Alhambra. There are
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potvc7 wrote a review Feb 2020
Paris, France48 contributions42 helpful votes
We are 2 persons and we visited the Alhambra (full visit including the gardens of the Generalife) with Granavision Excursions. With a private guide for a group of around 25 people. We booked it through our hotel. Granadavision sent a driver to pick us up at ouf hotel and drive
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2 Helpful votes
Don D wrote a review Feb 2020
Burlingame, California30 contributions3 helpful votes
We were picked up at our hotel on time by a small van. Our tour guide Marco was great, the pace was perfect as we walked all around the grounds. I had time to take photos on the tour. He was extremely knowledgeable about the history and architecture of the Alhambra and
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Date of experience: January 2020
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About the operator

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By: Granavision Excursions
Excellent tour guide named Gustavo. Very well informed, made the tour interesting and we learned a lot. Beautiful p
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Felipe was an amazing guide. He explained many interesting details about Alhambra that I didn't know. It was a very
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A place you must visit with a guide
Alhambra is a place you must see and if possible with a guide to have the history. We especially thank Emilio our g
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Not to miss!
Awesome experience and super friendly guide. The place is a must-see, but the guide added a lot to it. Definitely r
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Yestetdsy Eduardo showed true knowledge and passion for the Alhambra. He made 3h of tour go by and I was eaguer yo
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A great experience
We enjoyed the experience very much. Our tour guide, Antonio V, was very knowledgeable and was able to greatly impr
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It costs double the price of the official site. It is a fraud, i highly recommend to buy make sure you buy the tick
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Greed from trip advisor
I booked an entrance ticket to Hambra Palace from trip advisor and paid 60 Euros for 2 tickets , And When I arrived
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Not happy with this agency at all.
We drove three hours each way to see the Alhambra. We were not told we needed to bring our own earphones for the au
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Fantastic tour - incredible Alhambra
We were a little apprehensive at first as we had been upgraded from audio tour to guided tour - we are so glad we d
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Kerrie S
Spectacular attraction.
Give yourself a day to visit. If staying in the city you can walk there, although it is uphill, or there are freque
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What a great tour
We did this tour of the Alhambra with Sergio. The expirience was great and Sergio was so lifely and knowledgable an
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an exceptional guide
Alba was our guide of Alhambra. She is extremely knowledgeable about the history, culture, religion, and philosoph
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Worth a visit
Buying tickets online well in advance is highly recommended. No problems with entry, no long queues. Very informati
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Amazing tour with Sergio
Our experience with the tour by Granavision was amazing! Our tour guide Sergio was really knowledgeable, passionate
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Key Details
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
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