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Granada: Walking Tour of Alhambra & Albaicin

1. Granada: Walking Tour of Alhambra & Albaicin

Enjoy a walking tour of the Alhambra fort and the historic Albaicin neighborhood. Explore the outstanding historical palace and fort complex of Alhambra in the company of a professional guide. Skip the line to Spain's most visited monument, and discover the history and art in this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your tour includes the Nasrid Palaces, Generalife, Alcazaba, the palace of Charles V and the Hamman. Pause for lunch, and then join an afternoon tour of the historic Albaicin neighborhood. Your guide will take you on a walk back through the centuries, as you enjoy the viewpoint of San Nicolas, San Miguel Bajo square, and the hillside Sacromonte neighborhood.

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Granada: Half-Day 4-Neighborhoods 4-Cultures Tour

2. Granada: Half-Day 4-Neighborhoods 4-Cultures Tour

Your experience begins as you meet your guide by the water fountain in the center of Bib Rambla Square. From there, start your half-day getting to know Granada thoroughly. Your experience sees you traveling through the 4 most important historical neighborhoods of the town center, Realejo, Albaicín, and Sacromonte. As you travel, get to know the 4 cultures that have shaped Granada throughout the centuries as you learn how Christians, Muslims, Jews, and gypsies all played role. All of this is conducted in a small group, encouraging personal contact and cohabitation with the environment. On top of your sightseeing, enjoy a break which includes tea, Arabic sweets, and awesome views of the Alhambra. Your tour avoids walking through traffic-filled streets, and focuses on streets which contain public fountains and water basins.

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Private Alhambra Tour From Malaga & Surrounds

3. Private Alhambra Tour From Malaga & Surrounds

Learn about the history of Granada on this six-hour guided tour of the Alhambra and Generalife summer palace with a skip-the-line ticket. A specialist and historian guide will lead you around the vast complex, dating back more than 600 years. Marvel at a magnificent mix of Islamic art and culture. Your tour includes hotel pick-up and drop-off via private coach.  Then,  you will be driven to the Alhambra (about 1.5 hours) to visit the Alhambra with your official tour guide. See Nasrid Palace where you will enjoy the Mexuar, Comares and Lions courtyard; Alcazaba - the Military Fortification; and Generalife the recreational Palace and Gardens. After the 2.5-hour tour, enjoy an hour on your own exploring outside or inside Alhambra where you can visit shops, restaurants and museums.   On this guided tour you will feel the spirit of the last Muslim bastion in Spain. Yusuf is still here – in spirit. So is his father, Ismail I, and his son, Muhammed V. These three sultans were largely responsible for the Palacio Nazaríes – the 14th-century miracle that shines as the Alhambra’s jewel. To amble through these chambers and corridors is to step into Al-Andalus, to feel the energy of a civilization that held such a significant portion of Europe in its grip for eight centuries. Its matters of state still whisper in the Mexuar – a meeting place for ministers, all floral tiles and tapering columns, whose later conversion into a chapel could not conceal its Moorish origins. Its afternoons at play still haunt the Patio de los Leones – an intricate courtyard, the core of royal life under Muhammed V, where fountains splash. And its sophistication still flickers around the Palacio de Comares. 

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Granada: Half-Day Trip to García Lorca's Hometown

4. Granada: Half-Day Trip to García Lorca's Hometown

Visit Federico García Lorca’s first home in the town of Fuente Vaqueros on a half-day trip from Granada. Enjoy a journey through rural Andalusia and witness the changes experienced in the village after the Spanish Civil War and the recovery of historical memory. Walk along the streets and corners that formed part of Lorca’s early childhood with your local guide. Get a close look at the places that now honor his figure. Visit the center of studies on Lorca that once housed the town’s school and spot some of the places that Lorca mentions in his best-known works. Finally, visit the house where Lorca wrote some of his best-known works. The old family residence has now become a house-museum and maintains its original structure, without modifications. Inside you can see the poet's personal items, photographs, drawings, paintings, and manuscripts. Then, start the journey back to the city center of Granada.

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What people are saying about Granada

This was the most fantastic tour I’ve ever had! Very personable driver who spoke fluent English was waiting for me at cruise terminal and whisked me away to Alhambra where I met my guide who was fluent in Arabic as well as English, and very knowledgeable in Islamic culture and history, which enabled him to provide detailed explanations of the Alhambra’s unique design, artwork and symbolism throughout the palaces. Tour time also allowed me to explore Granada’s old town before being returned to ship. I highly recommend.

Brilliantly and seamlessly executed by wonderful guide and driver

We were met at the cruise terminal by a charming and friendly driver, Jose, who took us in his super comfy van to Granada, to meet our guide, Alberto. The site is spectacular and the guide was knowledgeable, fun, pleasant and very fluent in English. All in all an absolutely great tour! Thanks.

Our private Allhambra tour was great

Bus driver, guide super nice. Past all the queues, supply of water and sweets and a lot of knowledge in English great presented Thank you !!!! Absolutely recommendable!

The tour guide was excellent, helpful, polite and very informative.

The gardens in Alhambra are very beautiful. The castles are amazing. It was one of the best tours I have ever been to. I would recommend this tour to anyone.

Perfect tour to take from a cruise ship!

We couldn’t have chosen a better tour! It was perfect in every way. The tour guide and driver were excellent at the jobs!