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From Costa del Sol or Malaga: Granada and Alhambra Tour

From Costa del Sol or Malaga: Granada and Alhambra Tour

Activity provider: Rios Travel
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From US$ 81.26 per person

Journey to the foothills of the Sierra Nevada to reach what was the capital of the Nasrid kingdom and visit the most significant palace of Arab influence in Europe.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Duration 10 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Experience

Highlights
  • Experience a unique trip through history
  • Have the chance to visit the Alhambra Palace and the Generalife Gardens
  • Enjoy free time in Granada town to have lunch or take a walk through the streets
  • Join a group in your selected language during the Alhambra visit (maximum 2 languages per guide)
  • Enjoy 1 free bottle of water per person on the bus from Málaga to Granada
Full description
The Alhambra is the most visited monument in Spain and an essential stop for anyone visiting Granada. If you want to discover all its secrets, its exclusive Nasrid Palaces, and the Generalife Gardens, do not hesitate to book this excursion. You can choose to be picked up from one of the different pick-up points in Costa del Sol or Malaga at the indicated time. Then, enjoy a scenic drive across the mountain range of Málaga to reach the historical city of Granada. Upon arrival, discover the monuments that form the Alhambra. Firstly, take a walk across the Generalife Gardens which holds the Palace of Charles V. With this option, you do not enter the Nasrid Palaces. After this exciting visit, enjoy a panoramic view of the city and then have some free time in Granada town. You can have lunch or walk through the typical streets of the Alcaicería. After, return to Costa del Sol where your tour will end.
Includes
  • Comfortable bus with air-conditioning
  • Entrance ticket to the Alhambra Palace
  • Tour guide during the journey
  • Local guide at the Alhambra monuments
  • Pick-ups from the fixed points along Costa del Sol
  • Breakfast or lunch
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Backpacks

Know before you go

  • IMPORTANT! You must bring the original passport or ID card which you made the reservation.
  •  In case there are no tickets available to Patio de los Leones of the Nassiride Palais, enjoy a visit to the Alhambra without the Patio. The non Patio de los Leones includes the Generalife and Alhambra Gardens, an external view of the Nassirides buildings and the Palais of Charles V, and a complete historical explanation from dedicated guides
  • The Alhambra tour will take place in Spanish or English
  • Remember to wear comfortable shoes and warm clothes during the winter month
  • Note that the order of the visits may be altered according to the schedule of admittance at the Alhambra Castle since it is not possible to reserve tickets before booking
  • Please re-confirm the pickup time with the local supplier as the established one may change due to access times at the monument
  • Once at the Alhambra, the group traveling on the bus will be divided according to their selected language
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 117 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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The bus guides spoke just enough, in English and Spanish. They took us first to the center of Granada (1 hour and a half, with 2 hours it would have been better since we had to have lunch), and then we went 3 hours to the Alhambra, which seemed to me the right time to explore it well. The guide inside the Alhambra super clear!

May 19, 2022

Pleasant tour to the Alhambra in Granada from Malaga. First stop on the way to go to the bathroom and have a snack. Then on to Granada. Along the way I saw snow on the Sierra Nevada. Once we arrived at the Alhambra we walked through a forest into the city for lunch. They were given about 1.5 hours to do this. Then back to the bus to drive back to the Alhambra. We had not been informed in advance that there was passport control at the entrance, so we lost time on this. Nevertheless, I was able to enjoy the views. It is a long and intensive walk, so I recommend good walking shoes!

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May 18, 2022

Outward journey from Fuengirola takes a long time. A comfortable bus, very good tour guide and driver. Tour guide tells a lot, she is also very easy to understand for Dutch people. Visit to Granada is short, but beautiful. Alhambra is fantastic. Guide, is difficult to understand. He is enthusiastic, but talks way too fast. The audio system is slowing down and the earphones are of poor quality. But, we enjoyed Alhambra. The return journey is considerably faster, without stopping along the way. We really enjoyed this trip to Granada, well worth the money.

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April 7, 2022

Product ID: 185519