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Alhambra and Nasrid Palaces: Private Tour through the Senses provided by Granavision

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Alhambra and Nasrid Palaces: Private Tour through the Senses

Alhambra and Nasrid Palaces: Private Tour through the Senses
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Tour snapshot
Travel back to the time of Granada’s Moorish Nasrid rulers on a sensory tour
Duration:
3h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
UNESCO has awarded Granada’s Alhambra palace complex UNESCO World Heritage status. Give it the time it deserves on a morning tour with your own private guide. Explore the Nasrid Palaces, home to Moorish sultans and Spanish kings, the Alcazaba fortress, and the Generalife gardens. This sensory tour brings you into the era of the Nasrid rulers as you touch, smell, and even taste items from their luxurious everyday life.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Italian, Spanish
Highlights
  • Experience this vanished era through touch, smell, and even taste
  • Explore the Alhambra, including the Nasrid Palaces, Generalife, and Alcazaba
  • Ask as many questions as you like: This is a private tour, just for your group
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Italian, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Experience this vanished era through touch, smell, and even taste
  • Explore the Alhambra, including the Nasrid Palaces, Generalife, and Alcazaba
  • Ask as many questions as you like: This is a private tour, just for your group
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3443P52
Important information
Inclusions
  • Sensory and informative tour led by a Private local guide
  • Dicover items from the Nasrid time daily life
  • Preventing service Covid-19: Social distancing in the walking tour and bus
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Single use headsets to hear the tour guide clearly
  • Entry/Admission - The Alhambra
  • Entry/Admission - Nasrid Palaces
  • Entry/Admission - Generalife
  • Entry/Admission - Alcazaba
Exclusions
  • Pick-up and drop off
  • Lunch or other activities in the city
Duration
3h 30m
Departure details
  • Welcome Visitor Center, P.º de la Sabica, 15, 18009 Granada, Spain
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • On occasion the Alhambra Trust may alter the order of the visit or restrict access to certain areas. In this case, the tour will be adapted accordingly without reducing the visiting time
  • Due to the high demand for the Alhambra Palace, if the time slot you have chosen is not available, the supplier will book you onto a new time slot
  • Please note: the Alhambra requires that all passengers provide the full name, date of birth and passport details for each participant when booking. If not provided, the Alhambra may deny access to their premises
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Sensory and informative tour led by a Private local guide
  • Dicover items from the Nasrid time daily life
  • Preventing service Covid-19: Social distancing in the walking tour and bus
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Single use headsets to hear the tour guide clearly
  • Entry/Admission - The Alhambra
  • Entry/Admission - Nasrid Palaces
  • Entry/Admission - Generalife
  • Entry/Admission - Alcazaba
Exclusions
  • Pick-up and drop off
  • Lunch or other activities in the city
Departure details
  • Welcome Visitor Center, P.º de la Sabica, 15, 18009 Granada, Spain
Duration
3h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • On occasion the Alhambra Trust may alter the order of the visit or restrict access to certain areas. In this case, the tour will be adapted accordingly without reducing the visiting time
  • Due to the high demand for the Alhambra Palace, if the time slot you have chosen is not available, the supplier will book you onto a new time slot
  • Please note: the Alhambra requires that all passengers provide the full name, date of birth and passport details for each participant when booking. If not provided, the Alhambra may deny access to their premises
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Welcome Visitor Center
    P.º de la Sabica, 15, 18009 Granada, Spain
    See address & details
  • 1
    The Alhambra
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Nasrid Palaces
    Stop: 40 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Generalife
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Alcazaba
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Esben Kobberstad
22 contributions
We visited Alhambra during Easter when the Spaniards celebrate their catholic faith with traditional pageants marching through streets, alleys, and city squares. What better way to start our stay than taking a private, guided tour through the last stronghold of the Moors on the Iberian peninsula?

Felipe, our guide, was the perfect companion for our tour of the vast complex, sharing his wealth of knowledge about the site's rich architecture and history. He led us deftly past the long queues of ordinary visitors, providing VIP access to the Nasrid Palaces.

What most impressed us was how he managed to conjure, not only an understanding of the subtle symbolism running through every aspect of the structure, but the supernatural awe it was designed to inspire in supplicants coming to plead their cases before the Sultan's throne.

It was also fascinating to learn, among a lot of other things, that this very throne room is the very spot where Queen Isabella held court just months after evicting the last Sultan in the momentous year of 1492 when they received and decided to fund Christopher Columbus' expedition to what he later named the Americas.

I'm convinced that the sole reason we had such a great time visiting the Alhambra, is the fact that we decided to use Granavisons services. We highly recommend them to future visitors.
Written 18 April 2022
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Duncan P
Guildford, UK13 contributions
We have visited the Alhambra many times before but this experience was really superior as Guillermo Lopez Capelli was an outstanding guide who made the trip alive and memorable. He had an excellent knowledge of the Alhambra but his learning went way beyond with a deep understanding of Spanish and European history. Thank you so. much for making our day. We will hope to have him as our guide on our next visit.
Written 11 March 2022
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Helen
1 contribution
Alba was our guide of Alhambra. She is extremely knowledgeable about the history, culture, religion, and philosophies of the palaces. She understands them holistically and with great reverence, and provided a very interesting and informative tour. We learned a lot from her!
Written 27 February 2020
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ze t
5 contributions
Friends
Yestetdsy Eduardo showed true knowledge and passion for the Alhambra. He made 3h of tour go by and I was eaguer yo see more. At moments his explanationts made me travel in time. I recommend it.
Always felt safe, regarding the pandemia. Everyone with mask and there weren't any large groups of people together.
Written 22 July 2020
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shahid b
Pittsburgh, PA6 contributions
We love our private tour of the Alhambra with our tour guide, Antonio. Antonio was very knowledgeable and very attentive to the needs of our family, especially with our 5 year old daughter who gets tired and bored easily. The Alhambra is truly something everyone must experience at some point in their lives. I highly recommend this tour!
Written 27 June 2022
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Irza L
San Juan, Puerto Rico39 contributions
On June 8, we visited Alhambra and Nasrid Palaces with our guide Antonio. It was the second time for my husband and I, and the first for our daughters, 24 and 29 years old, visiting the Alhambra and Nasrid. We decided on a private tour, because the first time we were a large group, on a fast track, and you need time to appreciate these places. Antonio was wonderful. He has a Master in History and it shows. The visual part was accomplished via a tablet. There he showed us photos of how things were during the Alhambra splendor years, as we were in the different rooms of the palace. He gave us oil samples to touch and smell, as the ones prepared in that time. Then gave us an “ empanada” to eat, as the ones prepared at that time. Certainly it was a wonderful experience through the senses, without skipping any information and with a very good guide. Highly recommended.
Written 5 August 2019
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Exploration787997
1 contribution
We were disappointed that our tour was changed from morning to afternoon just a few days before but we were delighted with our guide Alberto. He was friendly and engaging and had a wealth of knowledge -
historical, architectural and botanical. He also knew lots of little interesting background facts. We both enjoyed our tour of almost 3 hours. Highly recommended.
Written 26 April 2019
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Marc D
Antwerp, Belgium27 contributions
Family
My daughter and I wanted to explore Seville this easter holliday and since Granada is only 3 hours away, we decided to book an excursion to Granada and the Alhambra. We checked the positive reviews on Tripadvisor and decided on the tour offered by Granavision.
We were to go to a hotel not far from our own for the pick up by the bus. It was quite early, at 6u20 am, but that was fine. The bus arrived on time and we were met by a very enthousiastic guide. After an hour and a half, which most passengers spent sleeping, we stopped for breakfast at a very big, clean restaurant - which was designed to process busloads of tourists in a very professional way. We were the only bus there at that time, so we could all quickly grab a sandwich or whatever we liked and eat it there. 15 minutes later we were back on the way to Granada. Once we got there we were met by a local, professional guide Antonio Villalobos. Born and bred in Granada and a learned historian, he could captivate us by telling us all about the Alhambra and its occupants over the centuries. He made history come alive and he was very entertaining.
Of course, you could visit the Alhambra on your own, but doing so with a knowledgeable guide, who can explain everything there is to know in an entertaining and interesting way, is so much better!
Written 11 April 2019
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Caroline B
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Our experience with the tour by Granavision was amazing! Our tour guide Sergio was really knowledgeable, passionate and interesting in his story-telling. Totally enjoyed the tour!
Written 21 February 2020
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lsaATL
Atlanta, GA2 contributions
Family
We’re a family of four fortunate enough to travel frequently, and often hire private guides. Selected Granavision after doing research on 3 different sites (Trip Advisor plus 2 others). Our guide, Antonio Villalobos, did not disappoint. I’d place him among the top 10% we’ve ever had. He stands with the best of them.

We met him at Granavision headquarters at top of hill, and from there it was perfect once we were in his knowledgeable, capable hands. He brought everything to life, and made it interesting for all of us (including teen boys). What I loved most was his clear intellectual interest in the site, and his ability to engage us on the full range of academic disciplines of interest...the geometry, the poetry, the history, etc. and how it all comes together in the architecture.

He was equally-admired by both parents and teens, which is what makes me rate him so very highly. Easily switched between a conversation about poetry with me, a conversation about geometry with our middle-schooler, and then proactively engaged our older son in a conversation about college student life in Granada, piquing his interest in study abroad opportunities.

One bit of advice to travelers....plan to arrive at least 30 mins before your scheduled departure. Our hotel told us it would be a 15 min max cab ride to Alhambra, but traffic conditions that day (including rain) made it 35. Then the cab driver dropped us in wrong spot, adding an additional 10 mins walk to Granavision. The palace entries are timed and not controlled by Granavision, so do yourself a favor to arrive early and avoid any stress. That way you wring every second of enjoyment out of this amazing tour...it’s fantastic and worth the time and money.
Written 8 April 2019
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Hamdi made this amazing experience even more memorable 👌🏽
Hamdi Tawfiq, our guide was super knowledgeable (small anecdotes and stories explaining life at the time in the Alh
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Hamdi Tafiq was the man of this tour!
Writing this review because I believe our tour guide, Hamdi Tawfiq is amazing! We did our tour in a 45 degrees celc
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A great Alhambra visit with Hamdi
We've really enjoyed our visit to the Alhambra. We took the 10am tour and it was an excellent decision as it was qu
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Great trip with Alberto
Alberto is such a phenomenal tour guide. He made the trip absolutely memorable. He has a strong understanding of th
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Great Alhambra guided tour with Guillermo
We just finished the Alhambra 3 hour guided tour with our guide, Guillermo. It was really fantastic. He has a lot o
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Beautiful - Alhambra and Generalife Gardens
We had an absolutely wonderful tour of the Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens with our tour guide, Gustavo A. H
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Tour of Alhambra palaces and some of the gardens
Great tour guide Carlos Fuentes. He was very knowledgeable and funny. He was flexible allowing different needs in t
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Private tour
We did a private of the alhambra with Gustavo A. It was one of the best tour we have ever done. Gustavo was extreme
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Excellent tour
Excellent tour for more than three hours with Hamdi Who took us through the Alhambra and the gardens. He is a knowl
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Half day tour with Carlos
Right amount of time and great guide (Carlos Fuentes) mAde for a great experience. Carlos’s understanding of histo
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Stunning
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AMAZING ALHAMBRA VISIT
Alma our Tour Guide was AMAZING! She was full of knowledge from the Arabic perspective of Spain and accurate in her
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Guillermo was a wonderful tour guide
Our tour guide, Guillermo was lovely and attentive. He was very knowledgable and delivered the information in a dig
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Cancel trips last minute
We booked a one-day tour outside of Granada which had been cancelled last minute - the reason was a lack of suffici
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Well worth doing!
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