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Skip-the-Line Alhambra and Generalife Gardens Tour in Granada

Highlights
  • Full-day shore excursion from Malaga to the Alhambra palace complex in Granada
  • Skip the lines and explore the UNESCO-listed complex with an expert guide
  • Visit top Alhambra sights such as Nasrid Palaces and the Palace of Charles V
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Skip-the-Line Alhambra and Generalife Gardens Tour in Granada
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Skip-the-Line Alhambra and Generalife Gardens Tour in Granada
From US$111.03
Overview
When your cruise ship sails in the port of Malaga, set out to explore the cultural majesty of Granada on a full-day shore excursion. Accompanied by an accomplished guide, immerse yourself in the regal extravagance of the Alhambra palace complex on a guided tour. Sail past the long lines at the crowded entrance hall with a priority access pass and immediately begin exploring vast courtyards, winding walkways and richly decorated chambers. Admire the architectural amalgamations inspired by Moorish and colonial styles then absorb the botanical beauty of the Generalife Gardens. An intimate experience is ensured with numbers limited to 18 people.
What to Expect
Disembark your cruise ship at Malaga port then climb aboard a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan to begin the scenic 2-hour journey to Granada. Ascend the incline of Sabikah Hill to reach the vertiginous perch of the palace, and admire the rose-tinted walls before venturing within. 

Glide past long lines with your priority access pass, and follow your guide on an enriching journey through lavish palatial suites and courtyards replete with elaborate arches and verdant gardens. Learn about the origin of the former 9th-century fortress, and see the architectural tableau of Islamic and Renaissance styles. 

Marvel at the extravagant beauty of the Nasrid palaces, note the stylistic contrast of the Palace of Charles V, and awaken your senses to the smells and sights of the Generalife Gardens as you wander amid exotic flowers and distinctive water features. 

Time permitting, venture to the historical heart of Granada for a walking tour. Enjoy some relaxed free time to explore independently, choosing to sample local specialties in a restaurant or peruse shops for special souvenirs (own expense).

At a time prearranged with your guide, return to the minivan and arrive in Malaga well in advance of your cruise ship’s departure.
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Reviews (48)
1 - 5 of 13 reviews
Reviewed 9 November 2018
Worth the long drive!

While it was about a 2 hour drive to get from Malaga to Alhambra, it definitely was worthwhile. The Alhambra is hard to even describe - the buildings are fascinating. An added bonus were the great views. Both the tour guide on the bus from...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank FTLCruisers
Rafael_A_Cabrera, Manager at Malaga Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2018

We’re happy to hear that you enjoyed our small group excursion. Our small group excursions make the visit more personal and we think allows our guests to have a better experience than that of the big bus tours, while keeping the price the same or...More

Reviewed 31 October 2018
Wonderful tour experience

The shore excursion from our cruise ship was sold out nearly a year in advance and we stumbled upon a group of fellow passengers using Spain Day Tours and decided to join them. So glad that we did! The tour was excellent. The Alhambra is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Rafael_A_Cabrera, Manager at Malaga Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

We’re glad to hear that you had a wonderful tour experience. We appreciate you saying that our guide was excellent. Thank you for mentioning that our driver got you back to your ship on time. We look forward to your next visit! MalagaDayTours

Reviewed 29 October 2018
Very Nicely Done

This is a most worthwhile tour. The Alhambra is fascinating, and the views of the surrounding city and countryside are an added bonus. Our tour guide on the bus from Malaga to Granada was super, very friendly and informative. And there is an appropriate rest...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Gary N
Rafael_A_Cabrera, Manager at Malaga Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018

Dear Gary, Thank you for highly recommending our tour. We appreciate you mentioning that our tour was considerably less expensive than the similar cruise ship excursion. Thank you for saying that our guides were very friendly and informative. We look forward to your next visit!...More

Reviewed 1 October 2018
Gardeners delight

All 4 people in our party enjoyed this shore excursion. Even though it is a lengthy drive from Malaga, it is definitely worth it. Our guide was very knowledgeable and answered any questions that were forthcoming. An airconditioned bus was very welcome as we had...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Kerry W
Rafael_A_Cabrera, Manager at Malaga Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2018

Dear Kerry, We’re very happy to hear that everyone in your party enjoyed our tour. We appreciate you saying that our guide was very knowledgeable and answered all your questions. Thank you for mentioning that we met you straight away after disembarking from your ship...More

Reviewed 24 August 2018
Top class tour

I booked this tour through Malaga Day Tours. We were on a cruise which was in Malaga just for the day. I can honestly say that from my initial enquiry to returning to the ship. Alonso at Malaga Tours made the experience very easy. The...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank Dawn R
Rafael_A_Cabrera, Manager at Malaga Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2018

Dear Dawn, We’re glad to hear everything from your initial enquiry up to returning to your ship was very easy and that you were able to relax and enjoy the experience. Thank you for saying that our guide was very knowledgeable and keen to answer...More

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I booked through Spain day tours online. They were excellent in replying straight away and keeping us up to date.
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