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Granada: Alhambra Entry Ticket with Audio Guide

Granada: Alhambra Entry Ticket with Audio Guide

Enjoy the flexibility and freedom of a self-guided tour of Granada with your audio guide tourist navigator that comes with GPS navigation. After you have picked up your personal tourist navigator and your entry time for Alhambra Palace, enjoy skip-the-line entry to Alhambra and see the exquisitely detailed Islamic art and architecture of Generalife Gardens, Nasrid Palaces, and Alcazaba Fortress. Your audio guide will provide detailed explanations of Alhambra and Generalife as you walk. After your visit to Alhambra and before giving back the audio guide, discover the city’s best cultural offerings, tapas bars, monuments, and museums. Follow the tips of your GPS navigator, and relax in the evening with a massage, have fun with friends at a great restaurant, play golf, or visit an amusement park.  

Granada: Alhambra, Nasrid Palaces and Generalife Guided Tour

Granada: Alhambra, Nasrid Palaces and Generalife Guided Tour

No visit to Granada is complete without seeing the Alhambra, the only remaining fortress complex from the city’s Islamic period - so take advantage of this tour of the attraction with an experienced guide.  You will fall in love with this monumental complex: see the fortress (the Alcazaba), the Nasrid Palaces (optional), the Generalife Gardens and Palace, and more beautiful venues scattered around this complex. Enter these incredible places and breathe in the history and art of the Nasrid Kingdom. Your official guide will explain the origins and development of one of the most visited monuments in the world, delighting you with its exquisite fusion of Andalusian art and culture. If the option is selected, your ticket includes access to all the venues, including the Nasrid Palaces. In addition, choose the transportation option to reduce travel stress and make the most of your visit to this unique and stunning monument complex.

From Seville: Alhambra Palace with Albaycin Tour Option

From Seville: Alhambra Palace with Albaycin Tour Option

Follow the route taken by the writer Washington Irving and see the Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens, as well as the city of Granada. Your guide will transport you into the magical world of the Arabian Nights as you explore beyond Moorish architecture to learn about the palace's history. Transform your visit into an extraordinary and rich experience. With a guided tour of Alhambra, have one of the official tourist guides at your disposal, an expert interpreter of Granada’s heritage. Your guide will lead you through every part that forms the “red fortress” and will also answer any queries that you may have about this spectacular monument. Marvel at small and narrow streets if you select the optional tour of the unique and magic district of Albayzin

Granada: Alhambra Ticket and Guided Tour with Nasrid Palaces

Granada: Alhambra Ticket and Guided Tour with Nasrid Palaces

Get a taste of medieval Granada with an unforgettable guided tour of the Alhambra and Generalife grounds, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Relax knowing your ticket to the palatial city includes entry to the Nasrid Palaces, Alcazaba Fortress, and Generalife grounds. Best of all, choose a small-group or private guided experience, depending on your preference.  Your expert local guide will collect you from just outside the complex, ensuring that you access the Alhambra grounds via a separate group entrance. You will also enjoy separate group access with your guide when entering the Generalife Palace.  Take in the tranquility of the Emirs’ old summer palace at the Generalife, including a beautiful rose garden, planted courtyards, and relaxing water features. Hear all about the history of the city of Granada and the Alhambra in this tranquil setting.  Your guide will take you into the Nasrid Palaces, the old Moorish palaces, where you can get up close to the iconic Islamic decorative details. Enjoy the colorful geometric tiling and various courtyard water features, including the famous Patio de los Leones. Architecture and art fans will enjoy the iconic Islamic and Mudéjar styles in the grounds. Visit the Alcazaba with your guide to see the royal fortress, so strong it was used for many centuries after its construction. Climb the steps of the Watch Tower here to get unrivaled views of the city of Granada below you, including the Albaicín and Sacromonte neighborhoods. Roam the free areas of the complex at the end of the tour, whether you want to take in more of the beautiful gardens or visit other features such as the Palace of Carlos V, a Renaissance palace dating from the 16th century. Enjoy breathtaking views of the old Arabic Quarter of Granada, the Albaicín, from numerous viewing points in the Moorish palace complex.

Granada: Fast-Track Alhambra & Nasrid Palaces Guided Tour

Granada: Fast-Track Alhambra & Nasrid Palaces Guided Tour

Discover the fascinating and mysterious Alhambra. For years the ancient palace complex has been the most visited monument in Spain, and the greatest surviving symbol of Islamic culture in Western civilization. Choose from a group tour, or select the private option for a tour with you and your party alone. Get to know the Alhambra and its palaces in a relaxed and detailed way, with the help of your knowledgeable expert guide. History and legend are intermingled in this jewel of Nasrid architecture, that perfectly combines water, light, architecture and vegetation.  The Alhambra is the only palatial city from the times of Islamic rule over the Iberian Peninsular that has been preserved. This tour grants you access to the entire fortress complex, including the Alcazaba, the Generalife, the Palace of Carlos V, and the mosque baths. Take advantage of your visit to this marvel of architecture to meditate and understand, with the help of your guide, the magic and symbolism that surrounds each of these buildings.

Granada: 3-Hour Alhambra and Generalife Gardens Guided Tour

Granada: 3-Hour Alhambra and Generalife Gardens Guided Tour

Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984, the Alhambra is a palace and fortress complex that once was home to the sultans of the Nasrid Dynasty. Feast your eyes on the spectacular mix of elaborate Islamic art and architecture on this 3-hour tour with an official guide. Discover the artistic beauty of the Court of the Lions as you walk between the marble columns. Renowned for its iconic Muslim decor of blue and yellow tiles, the court is an impressive example of Islamic architecture and engineering. Continue on to the Nasrid Palaces, visiting the palaces of Mexuar, Comares and Leones. Finish the tour at the Generalife, the summer palace and gardens of the Arab sultans.

Granada: Alhambra and Nasrid Palaces Guided Tour at Night

Granada: Alhambra and Nasrid Palaces Guided Tour at Night

Explore the Alhambra at night and discover the beauty of the Nasrid Palaces. Experience the beauty of your surroundings away from the large crowds and the heat of the daytime, and enjoy the peace and serenity of your surroundings. Meet your guide and begin your tour with a walk along the Alhambra's exterior wall. Admire the Puerta de la Justicia, an impressive horseshoe archway that’s topped by a square tower. Explore the grounds of the Alhambra under the night sky. Spot details that most visitors pass by during the day, and marvel at the last great Moorish palace built in Europe. Enter the Nasrid Palaces, the private royal chambers built by the Nasrid Emirs. Admire the splendid and intricate decorations of the rooms and courtyards illuminated for the evening. Admire the intricately carved wood ceilings and at the complexity of Islamic geometric design. Take in all this exquisite beauty without the crowds that are usually there during the daytime. Explore the Palace of Carlos V and gaze in awe at the monumental facade of this impressive Renaissance building. Discover the courtyard with its two-tiered collonade boasting 32 columns.

Granada: Alhambra Small Group Tour with Nasrid Palaces

Granada: Alhambra Small Group Tour with Nasrid Palaces

Before entering the premises you will have a brief introduction in order to put you in the right context. Your visit to the Nazari monument includes three main areas: Alcazaba, the Nasrid Palaces and the Generalife-gardens, the order of which vary according to the circumstances and time of access to Palacios Nazaríes.  Your guide will decide the order and will inform the group about it before starting the tour. The Palace of Charles V is also included in the visit, although access is free without tickets.

Granada: Alhambra & Generalife Fast-Track Guided Tour

Granada: Alhambra & Generalife Fast-Track Guided Tour

Discover the unforgettable Muslim palatial city of Alhambra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which once was home to the sultans of the Nasrid Dynasty. Learn more about its rich history and elaborate, Moorish architecture from a professional guide as you walk around the uniquely well-preserved medieval citadel and explore both the Nasrid Palaces and the Generalife gardens.  Inside the palatine city and once the explanations have been received, enjoy the artistic beauty of the Patio de los Leones. Known for its iconic Muslim blue and yellow tile decoration, the courtyard is a stunning example of the splendor of Islamic architecture and engineering. Next, visit the Palace of Mexuar, the oldest palace in the complex and the Palace of Comares, which was the official residence of the Sultan as well as the location of the throne room. Finally, head to the Palace of Lions, which is considered the peak of Nazari art. Finish your tour at the sultan’s summer palace to the east of Alhambra. The Generalife is framed by breathtaking scenery and surrounded by a plethora of vegetation and green open space.

From Costa del Sol: Granada, Alhambra + Nasrid Palaces Tour

From Costa del Sol: Granada, Alhambra + Nasrid Palaces Tour

Discover the secrets of the Alhambra Palace, the most-visited attraction in Spain. Relax with pickup from different meeting points on the Costa del Sol and in Malaga before making your way to the palace. Along the way, take in the panoramic views of the Sierra de Malaga before you reach the historic city of Granada. Upon arrival at the Alhambra, visit the palace of Charles V, the Generalife Gardens, the Nasrid palaces and the famous Patio de los Leones. Enjoy free time in the Granada city center, where you can explore the architecture of one of the most magical and emblematic cities in the world. Also take time to enjoy the exquisite gastronomy of the area before returning to the Costa de Sol.

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Our visit to the Alhambra was made even better by our wonderful guide, Maria. By a stroke of luck, the other participants cancelled so we had a private 3 hour tour of the facility. Maria was extremely knowledgeable and made the history of the beautiful surroundings come alive. She was also very patient, answering our questions and allowing us many photo opportunities. We came to Granada specifically to see the Alhambra and Maria made it a trip to remember. Highly recommend!

After some searching (the only downside as far as we were concerned), we found our guide (tip: a flag with the logo would be useful for recognisability) at the indicated square. Yolanda proved to be a knowledgeable, entertaining, friendly and articulate guide. Compliments for her communication style, which gave us an excellent impression of the history and culture of the Alhambra.

We had a fantastic tour with Yolanda. She was very knowledgeable, & we saw the Alhambra in a light we would not have gotten without her. My teenagers even paid attention. Highly recommend doing her tour!

Our experience was wonderful! I was here 34 years ago, and the gardens did not look like this! Superb!

Fernando and Maria were great, made the experience amazing!