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Alhambra and Generalife Private Guided Tour in Granada

  • Avoid a long wait with a skip-the-line private tour of the Alhambra
  • Explore the main palaces and gardens with a guide's narration
  • Follow the best routes in the Alcazaba, Generalife Gardens, and more
Alhambra and Generalife Private Guided Tour in Granada
From US$92.68
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Granada’s UNESCO-listed Alhambra attracts long on-the-day ticket lines and requires a guided tour to do it justice. This private tour—which includes your entrance fee—provides skip-the-line access to eliminate waits and a personal guide so you don’t miss a thing about the complex’s history. Explore the Nasrid Palaces, Alcazaba, Generalife, and more; and enjoy in-depth personalized commentary so you leave knowing everything you want.
What to Expect
Confirm your preferred start time and meet your guide in central Granada. Then, skip the Alhambra’s long entrance lines, heading straight inside the UNESCO-listed complex.

Admire the 13th-century Alcazaba fortress, as you learn about the Nasrid sultans—Spain’s last Muslim rulers—who reigned from 1230 to 1492. Next, see the ornamental halls and chambers of the Nasrid Palaces and Comares Palace, as you hear about the sultans and their harems, taking in highlights including the Patio of the Lions en route.

View the Renaissance-era Palace of Charles V, built when Granada came under Catholic rule, and discover the courtyards and greenery of the Alhambra gardens. Afterward, explore the neighboring Generalife gardens, the patios, pools, and archways of which served as the sultans’ summer retreat. Listen as your guide shares the gardens’ history, and feel free to ask any questions you wish throughout.

When the time comes, your tour concludes at the Alhambra.
Reviews (83)
1 - 5 of 57 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
Amazing place, exceptional tour

We were very impressed with the place, of course, and our guide Sergio was just amazing. He was our private guide and did everything to make the experience wonderful. Alhambra is truly the gem of Andalucia that can't be missed. And this tour is a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Rocket_Singh
Reviewed 9 December 2018
Completely worth it!

Our guide, Manu, brought the Alhambra to life for us. His knowledge of the architecture, and his complete interest and enthusiasm, transformed the visit for us. He was incredibly patient and clear. an unforgettable day. Thank you!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank monalisa_nyc
Reviewed 12 October 2018
Quality experience of Alhambra

We had a private tour with Sergio as our guide. The previous day we had undertaken an extensive visit relying on the audio. The grounds and attractions are so extensive it was well worth the repeat with a knowledgeable and engaging guide. There is something...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank David M
Reviewed 10 October 2018
Absolutely beautiful building, such sophisticated beauty.

I heartily encourage you others to take this tour of this most beautiful building. We had a wonderful guide, Juan Antonio "Nono" who really made the place come to life for us and who answered all our questions which were many.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Marila B
Reviewed 10 October 2018
Private Tour of the Alhambra and Generalife

Thanks to our guide Manu we had an incredible tour of the Alhambra and Generalife. His knowledge was incredible and his enthousiasm was contagious. As an architect he took the trouble to explain how many of the buildings and features were constructed. Gave us an...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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26 October 2018|
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Response from Brent L | Reviewed this property |
There’s a reception area, main entrance, near the top of the hill. I’d suggest you park somewhere in town and walk or take a cab to the entrance. Maybe 1/2 mile up fairly steep hill to walk. We took a cab, then walked down... More
27 May 2018|
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Response from Alan P | Reviewed this property |
I would say speed not necessarily an issue though there is some distance to cover. There are a few stairs into a building and a garden or two. Taken slow I would not see as this insurmountable. As for travel query, I am... More