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

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

Skip the Line: Alhambra and Generalife Gardens Half-Day Tour
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About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
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.
Available languages
German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Highlights
  • 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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
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.
Highlights
  • 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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3443G1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • 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
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Welcome Visitor Center, P.º de la Sabica, 15, 18009 Granada, Spain Junto el Hotel Guadalupe, a 100 metros de la entrada de la Alhambra.
  • C. Real de la Alhambra, s/n, 18009 Granada, Spain Salida de la Alhambra
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Inclusions
  • 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
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Departure details
  • Welcome Visitor Center, P.º de la Sabica, 15, 18009 Granada, Spain Junto el Hotel Guadalupe, a 100 metros de la entrada de la Alhambra.
  • C. Real de la Alhambra, s/n, 18009 Granada, Spain Salida de la Alhambra
Duration
3h
Return details
  • C. Real de la Alhambra, s/n, 18009 Granada, Spain Salida de la Alhambra
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Popular mentions

4.5
269 reviews
Excellent
195
Very good
34
Average
10
Poor
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Terrible
18

Marika S
Prague, Czech Republic3 contributions
Amazing trip
Oct 2021 • Solo
I had trip in English with Alberto and it exceeded my expectations. The group was rather small, the guide was speaking fluently and knew a ton of informations. Booking ticket online was great decision. Even though it looked like Alhambra would not be crowded due to covid (I booked only less than week before) and there would be plenty tickets even on spot, there were long lines at the cash desks and smaller lines on some checkpoints. Thanks to Granavision, I did not have to wait anywhere and did not have to think about where to go :) it is really huge. I recommend!
Written 26 October 2021
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CEJ
2 contributions
Alhambra visit
Oct 2021 • Couples
Alberto did an excellent job and was given the difficult task of doing tour in both English and Spanish. The negative of the tour had nothing to do with him. This tour should not be done like this. We had more people than tour said there would be, almost 30! Too many people for a busy day at Alhambra and then having to wait while both languages were done. I like to ask questions but felt bad for all the talking our guide had to do!
Written 17 October 2021
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Thank you for leaving your review!
Written 21 October 2021
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Anonymous925
Livermore, CA94 contributions
Great Tour Operator
Okay, BRING YOUR ORIGINAL PASSPORT, not a copy or phone image. You need it to enter. Otherwise, this excursion was great! Well managed and thankfully able to accommodate the lack of passports. The Alhambra is crowded and the skip the line aspect is a real benefit. The guide was knowledgeable and friendly and stayed on script which is important because you're moving quickly.
Written 10 October 2021
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Thanks for leaving your tips. 😊
Written 11 October 2021
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Gentian G
Tirana, Albania1 contribution
Enjoyable Alhambra in the afternoon.
The tour was well thought, and Antonio our guide made everything very interesting. He gave details on all the important elements including very good suggestions for photo taking.
Written 10 October 2021
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Thank you very much for leaving your positive review!
Written 11 October 2021
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Dan M
Grapevine, TX6 contributions
Alhambra Skip the Line Tour
The tour itself was great. Our guide, Alberto was really good and knowledgeable!
The issue was with the tour operator and the disorganization!

Should have sent either an email or text explaining exact location of office at La Alhambra. Once we finally found the office ( we were looking for an individual tour guide, not an office), it was very chaotic there as well.

So, the tour was great, the guide was great, the tour company was not good at all!
Written 6 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dan, we send all our customers all the necessary information via email, including of course the meeting point. We are sorry that you did not notice this. Regards.
Written 8 October 2021
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Gordon M
18 contributions
Caveat emptor!
WATCH OUT FOR THIS COMPANY. SCAM OR INCOMPETENT I DO NOT KNOW! DONT TRUST THEN WITH YOUR MONEY.
We booked a tour and were called to say the time had changed to one hour earlier. I tries to call back to say we could not make this time but the phone number did not ring.
On emailing I was told the fees were not refundable, even though they had changed the contract to a time we could not make.
Further emails have been ignored. Rude and untrustworthy from my experience
Written 28 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
All our terms and conditions are very clear at the time of purchase. We are sorry that your experience was not entirely satisfactory. You can see the majority of opinions and how our customers are very satisfied with our services. Best regards.
Written 1 October 2021
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Traveller_from_MUC
Munich, Germany8 contributions
excellent tour with excellent guide Gustavo
Sep 2021
our excellent guide Gustavo took us through all the magnificent sights of Alhambra, Generalife and Nasrides palace. Without a guide it is a beautiful scenery, with a highly knowledgeable and friendly guide such as Gustavo it is a fantastic experience, time was just flying. All was well organised, nice staff in the back office, great tour, highly recommendable.
Written 27 September 2021
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Gustavo is the best!
Written 28 September 2021
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Khaled shretah
1 contribution
once in a lifetime experience
Aug 2021 • Family
our tour guide HAMDI TAWFIQ was exceptional, his knowledge and enthousiasme made our tour perfect…..
Written 10 August 2021
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We are delighted that you enjoyed the guided tour so much!
Written 18 August 2021
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Mike P
1 contribution
Alhambra Bespoke
The only way to see Alhambra. Emilio was our guide and absolutely first class. Not just excellent English but his encyclopaedic knowledge of all things Alhambra was truly impressive. The history was fascinating and detailed from fact to myth. From information about the artisans to the psychology of the Sultans it was all there. We exchanged views on colloquial language and even discussed local flora and fauna. All within the unique surroundings. Such detailed knowledge and understanding of the history can only be gained through a private tour. Highly, highly recommended and thanks for a fascinating few hours, Emilio.
Written 23 July 2021
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Emilio is a magnificent guide who knows how to transmit his knowledge to perfection. We are delighted that you enjoyed the guided tour so much. Thank you very much for your review!
Written 29 July 2021
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Siddharth J
4 contributions
Excellent location, professional Guide !
Hamdi Tawfiq made our trip exceptional. The Alhamra is a wonderful place and having explained every detail to us by Hamdi made us connect to it even better. The tour was well organized, we skipped most lines and were done on time. Hamdi even went out of his way to help us out further to plan our trip in Andalusia.
Written 14 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
We are delighted that you enjoyed the guided tour so much!
Written 29 July 2021
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By: Granavision
larsh471
larsh471
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Excellent experience with an excellent guide
A breathtaking experience well told by our excellent guide Guillermo. Providing all the context in very pedagogic m
Cd-london-uk
Cd-london-uk
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SCAM. Do not buy tickets from this company.
SCAM. Do not buy Alhambra entrance tickets from this company. You do not need to. You can enter the Alhambra with t
LaurentK800
LaurentK800
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Entrance overpaid. Wrong timeslot
Obviously, the Alhambra is a wonderful place. But I bought 33 euros an entrance that costs normally 15 euros, with
Carrob58
Carrob58
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Great
Beautiful place to visit. A lot of history. Our tour yesterday (October 21, 2021) was a great experience and also
ScottEmmaLee
ScottEmmaLee
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Wonderful tour with Eduardo
Two couples had a wonderful tour with Eduardo. He comes from a family who has been in Granada for generations. It t
tomcQ6750SJ
tomcQ6750SJ
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Excellent Alhambra tour
Our guide Alba was excellent. She is a student of Arabic and was a fountain (pun intended) of knowledge about the A
stefannI2365ML
stefannI2365ML
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I'm not easily impressed by tours of castles, palaces and the likes, but...
...the Alhambra site itself is much more diverse and interesting than a jaded tourist used to visiting "must-see UN
Tina L
Tina L
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Passion and professionalism
I don’t have words to describe how excellent my private guide was, Hamdi Tawfiq. So immensely knowledgeable and wit
hugovalderrama
hugovalderrama
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Very hood guide for a very crowded tour in Alhambra and the Generalife.
Me and my web partner Ivanildo were on Granada making a promotion of our enterprise, and we decided to visit the Al
jjordano56
jjordano56
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Tour Privado de Alhambra, Jardines y Palacios Nazaries
We went on a private tour of the Alhambra, Generalife Gardens and Nasrid Palices through Granavision. Our guide Ju
xxxlena170
xxxlena170
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Tourist trap, do not order here!!
This is a tourist trap! Do not order tickets here!!! A normal ticket bought directly at the Alhambra-site will cos
Global02789180687
Global02789180687
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Our guide, GUILLERMO, rocked the Alhambra!!!!!
What made our experience so exceptional was being lead by our guide, Guillermo. He was not only exceptionally knowl
624joyk
624joyk
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Enjoyable visit to Alhambra
Our guide Guillermo was excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed learning about Alhambra, its history and those who built a
simonebI4360UP
simonebI4360UP
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Amazing tour of the Alhambra with Guillermo
We had an amazing long tour of the Alhambra, really fascinating and interesting. Guillermo, our guide, went far and
660m_lanied
660m_lanied
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Recommend !
Amazing experience. Thanks to our french speaking guide , Sow ! Recommend this tour ! Easy to book and easy to find
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