Guided tour

The Shortest Line: 3-Hour Alhambra & Generalife Guided Tour

Activity provider: GRANADA ONLINE

The Shortest Line: 3-Hour Alhambra & Generalife Guided Tour

Activity provider: GRANADA ONLINE

From US$ 67.14 per person

Explore the Alhambra Palace complex on a guided tour. Admire the exquisite fusion of Islamic art and culture in one of the world's top attractions.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French
Wheelchair accessible


  • Marvel at the impressive Alhambra Palace complex and gardens
  • See monuments such as the Court of the Lions and Hall of the Ambassadors
  • Learn about the country's Moorish past from your guide
Full description
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.
  • Tickets for the Alhambra Palace complex (Nasrid Palaces and Generalife Gardens)
  • Audio system to improve your experience
  • Professional bilingual guide
  • Pick-up and drop off
  • Lunch
  • Other activities in the city
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the main map next to the Alhambra ticket office.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • When booking, please provide the full name, date of birth and ID details for each participant. This information is required in advance for permission to enter the Alhambra
  • The tickets to the Alhambra are nominative, so in order to access to the monument, you must present the original ID or passport you made the reservation with on the day
  • Please note that all visitors to the Alhambra must carry a ticket, including children and babies of all ages
  • The Alhambra is closed on 25 December and 1 January
  • As per Alhambra policy and in order to conserve the monument, time slots can be changed prior to your tour date. You will be advised of any changes by phone or email
  • No refunds will be issued for late pick-up of tickets
  • Tour commentary may be in 2 different languages
Customer reviews

Overall rating

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based on 744 reviews

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Excellent tour - our guide was informative without overloading us with details. The tour took about 3 hours as advertised and was definitely worth it. Be prepared for plenty of walking although the pace is fairly slow and the size of the group (18) meant we weren’t hanging around waiting for others.

October 5, 2022

Not to be missed!

If you're anywhere near Granada, make time to visit The Alhambra. Amazing buildings, well restored and maintained. Our guide, Jose Antonio Martinez, was excellent: he was friendly and knowledgeable - and imparted the knowledge well. Because around 8,000 people visit every day, tours are kept continuously moving (we did have a couple of stops just for 3 or 4 minutes for photo opportunities) but Jose made sure we got the best out of each location. Would definitely recommend this tour.

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October 1, 2019

It is not fair that a 3 years old child is charged as an adult.

1. I could plan my Andulucia trip at the last moment due to work. So, I had to buy this guided tour. Otherwise I couldn't visit the Alhambra. But I felt I was cheated when I paid an adult ticket for my 3 years old son. 2. Audio system used at the tour should be improved. It sounded very noisy even close to the tour guide. 3. Tour guide is pretty good at telling the history of the Alhambra.

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May 5, 2019

Product ID: 142380