Granada and Alhambra Tour
Sale Price: $135.00
Enjoy a scenic motor coach ride to the Alhambra Palaces in Granada to see a maze of magnificent construction. Nearby is the Palace of Charles V. Travelers find this stunning Granada tour ideal.
Once you reach your destination you will be divided into groups of no more than 10 to 18 participants per guide for a more personalized exploration. Originally built in 889, the Alhambra Palace is universally praised as a Moorish architectural masterpiece. Naturally, it's a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the second most popular attraction in Europe. While it began as a small fortress, in 1333 Yusuf I transformed the structure into a palace, a process which took over 100 years! Your English-speaking guide will escort you to the mighty structure to see its stellar halls, courtyards, and rows of intricately carved arches. On this exciting Granada tour, you'll visit the exquisite Nasrid Palaces, which included private rooms and residences for the king, as well as semi-public state rooms.
Next, you'll visit the Palace of Charles V of England, built within the site of the Alhambra Palace in 1526, largely as a symbol of victory for the Catholics over Muslims. It is lauded as a superb Spanish Renaissance structure, featuring the Torre de la Vela tower, and offering stunning views of Granada.
Thereafter, you will visit the Generalife, a royal place of recreation featuring gardens, waterfalls, and bathing pools. The elaborate facility was built during the reign of Muhammad III in 1309 as a vacation destination.
Time permitting, you will be driven to the Granada city center, where you will receive an orientation tour and have free time to explore on your own. Please be advised that the order of events may change based on the weather or traffic conditions of the day. Reserve this tour for memories that will last a lifetime.
Book this Malaga tour today for a memorable Spain excursion.
Please Note: Due to regulations at Alhambra, all guests are required to bring a government issued photo ID, such as a driver's license or passport, which matches the names listed on your e-ticket. If you are traveling in a group, please book together to ensure you are grouped together on the day of the tour, as each guide's manifest must match the ID's presented at Alhambra.
Reviewer: Larry Mahan
Easy to meet up with our bus and tour guide at the cruise terminal. Very comfortable coach for the approximately 90 minute ride through beautiful hills, farms, and olive groves to Granada. Our guide on the coach was a great source of information along the way. At the Alhambra we met up with guides who accompanied us (small group of 10-15). The Alhambra was stunning and quite large. However, we had plenty of time to tour most of it in the 6 hours we were there. Once we returned to the port, the guide gave us the option of doing a short tour of the city with her or to return directly to the ship.
Reviewer: CARL LOTTICH
The Cruise Line had a similar tour, but it was sold out. We booked through Shore Excursions for a lower price and was happy. We met the tour operator right off the ship and boarded a large bus for the 1+ hour ride. When we arrived at the site, the Tour Line had 3 local guides (for groups of 12) waiting with personal pre-purchased tickets and radios for us. It took about 3 hours for the tour. Recommend it highly.
Reviewer: Helga Schafer-Macdonald
Reviewer: Andrew D Murray
Excellent guided tour of the Gardens and Alhambra. The guide we had was excellent. The visit to Granada was short but due to the time of departure of the ship.
Reviewer: Robert Crenshaw, Jr.
The tour guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic which helped keep me interested. The Alhambra was gorgeous!