Granada and Alhambra Tour
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: Robert Crenshaw, Jr.
The tour guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic which helped keep me interested. The Alhambra was gorgeous!
Reviewer: Maria Harris
This was one of the best tours we have ever taken. It was definitely worth the drive through the beautiful countryside. Our guide on the bus was Rafael...a passionate "historian" who is an archaeologist. I commented that he should be a professor and he said he actually taught at Stanford and one more place. I almost wish I had taken notes! We all learned so much! Our tour guide at the Alhambra was equally magnificent. She made this area come alive...you could close your eyes and imagine yourself in those times. On the way back, we stopped to walk around the Ramblas of Granada. It is a beautiful, clean vibrant area. We had lunch at one of the many restaurants. So often I hear folks taking the same cruises and going back to the same places and wonder why they would do that. I hope to return to Granada/Malaga and definitely to Alhambra..
Reviewer: The McGraths
Did this tour from beautiful port city of Malaga. Had read "Tales of The Alhambra" by Washington Irving so The Alhambra was on our bucket list. It did not disappoint. Informative guide on coach, we divided into 3 smaller groups for The Alhambra tour. A great guide, he arranged taxis for seniors with ltd. mobility twice. Amazing site, beautiful buildings, gardens, & tons of history. The Alhambra is not to be missed! Comfort stop enroute, meal stop in Granada before returning to port. Tour was very good value for the money.
Reviewer: steven weiss
We greatly enjoyed this tour. the Alhambra is very interesting and the surrounding gardens are beautiful. The city of Granada is likewise beautiful. The guide on the bus ride was very good. However, we were not happy with the guide taking us through the Alhambra. His accent was very thick and he spoke VERY QUICKLY and in short, clipped sentences. We really didn't understand most of what he said.
Reviewer: Kim Hunton
This is an excellent tour of the not-to-be missed Alhambra (palace). The guides speak perfect English and provide commentary throughout the walking tour of the palace.