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Alhambra: Tour with Nasrid Palaces

1. Alhambra: Tour with Nasrid Palaces

Journey back to the days of the Moors in Spain on a guided tour of the Alhambra. Enter the vast complex and hear about its great influence and importance in the history of Spain. Learn about the architectural styles that were used, with Christianity and Islam both having an influence. Marvel at the beautiful Gate of Pomegranates, then walk past the Pillar of Charles V fountain, erected in 1554 along the route that leads to the main entrance of the Alhambra. Explore the Alcazaba fortress, formerly a military precinct and the oldest area of the Alhambra complex. You will also visit the Nasrid Palaces including the Palace of Mexuar, the Palace of Comares, and the Court of the Lions. Finally head to the Generalife, the summer palace of the Nasrid Emirs, home to one of the oldest surviving gardens of the Moors. Admire the different courtyards with their long pools framed by flowerbeds, fountains, colonnades, and pavilions.

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Alpujarra Experience: Historical Mountain Villages

2. Alpujarra Experience: Historical Mountain Villages

Discover one of Europe's richest botanical enclaves, through picturesque villages and a breathtaking mountain landscape. La Alpujarra is an extensive valley running across the southern foothills of the Sierra Nevada and the mountains of the Contraviesa Lújar, the Mediterranean coast and the Sierra de Gador. White buildings pepper the rugged terrain, matching the snow-capped peaks down amid the lush foliage. The first stop is the 19th-century town of Lanjarón, where you'll follow the flowing waters to Orgiva, the crossroads of the region and capital of La Alpujarra. From here continue through the magical towns of Caratuñas, Pampaneira, Pitres and Trevélez, the highest village in Spain, famous for its exquisite Iberian hams. Then, drive into the heart of the charming and picturesque villages of Bubion and Capileira, where you'll enjoy breathtaking views and a traditional lunch if you choose this option.

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Granada: Albaicín, Sacromonte & Museum of Caves Walking Tour

3. Granada: Albaicín, Sacromonte & Museum of Caves Walking Tour

Visit some of the most emblematic quarters of Granada. No trip to Granada is complete without having visited the Albaicín and Sacromonte. The tour will pass through Albaicín, protected as a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1994. Also known as the old Muslim Quarter, it contains labyrinthine streets through which you will discover the fascinating world of Al-Andalus and enjoy the famous landscape of Granada from San Nicolás' viewpoint and more. You will then head to the Sacromonte Quarter, which contains more than 3,000 caves and panoramic views from hidden areas. Here you will get to know and understand gypsy culture in the Museo de las Cuevas, a place that demonstrates their history through legends and flamenco dancing. Your tour will also pass through principle Granada sites such as the Plaza Nueva, Placeta de San Gregorio and Casa Enrique Morente, all of which are prone for ideal photo opportunities.

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Andalusia and Valencia 6-Day Tour from Barcelona

4. Andalusia and Valencia 6-Day Tour from Barcelona

Enjoy a 6-day guided tour of Cordoba, Sevilla, Granada, and Valencia, visiting impressive cultural and religious monuments. Enjoy accommodation in select hotels, daily breakfast, and guided tours in each location. Day 1 (Sunday) Barcelona – Zaragoza – Madrid Depart from Barcelona at 08:00, traveling through Lerida and Zaragoza on the way to Madrid. You’ll make some short stops along the way with some free time to explore. Overnight in Madrid. Day 2 (Monday) Madrid – Cordoba – Sevilla After breakfast you’ll take a drive through La Mancha country to Cordoba. Enjoy a sightseeing tour in Cordoba, and visit its famous mosque/cathedral and the old Jewish Quarter. Continue on to Sevilla, for dinner. Overnight in Sevilla. Day 3 (Tuesday) Sevilla Today you’ll enjoy half board at your Sevilla hotel. In the morning you’ll have a city tour, visiting the Park of María Luisa, Plaza de España, the exterior of the great cathedral and its tower, and the typical Barrio de Santa Cruz. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Sevilla. Day 4 (Wednesday) Sevilla – Granada After breakfast in the hotel you’ll depart for Granada. Enjoy a sightseeing tour with visits to the impressive Alhambra with its beautiful Nazari palaces and the Generalife gardens. Dinner and overnight in Granada. Optional: Visit the caves of Sacromonte and attend a typical gipsy flamenco show. Day 5 (Thursday) Granada – Valencia After breakfast you’ll head out on a drive to Valencia via Guadix, Baza, and Puerto Lumbreras. Overnight on the Mediterranean coast in Valencia. Day 6 (Friday) Valencia – Barcelona You’ll have free time after breakfast before a mid-morning departure for Barcelona. Tour departures are available on Sundays throughout the year.

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Granada: Walking Food Tour

5. Granada: Walking Food Tour

Discover the cheeses, wines, and typical dishes of Granada on a 3.5-hour walking tour. Try the pionono, a dessert created for the visit of Pope Pius in 1854. Hear about Sephardic, Berber, Nasrid, and even Roman influences on Granada’s cuisine. Learn how ham is cured in the Alpujarra mountain villages, and dried by fresh Sierra Nevada air. Taste three different hams, including two from Granada and one for another part of Andalusia. Taste local cheeses and chocolate made in the Alpujarra at Granada Passion. Enjoy delicious tapas from Granada and meet the locals. Sample local recipes at the Chikito restaurant, where local artists, writers, and poets met the early 1900s.

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Private Tour in Granada

6. Private Tour in Granada

On this tour, have an official tour guide who can show you the highlights of Granada. The tour will start at Plaza Bib-Rambla, next to the big fountain. Once there, your guide, who will have an orange umbrella, will take you to the most important monuments in the city. The first stop is the Alcaicería, an old souk from the Arabic era in Granada. It will then be time to visit the city's cathedral and the Royal Chapel. Wander into one of the most famous neighborhoods in Granada, Albaycin. Your guide will show you the narrow streets, typical of the neighborhood, and visit a famous viewpoint to see the Alhambra in a unique way. After this panoramic private tour, you will have seen and got to know the heart and culture of Granada.

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Granada: Alhambra, Nasrid Palaces & Generalife Private Tour

7. Granada: Alhambra, Nasrid Palaces & Generalife Private Tour

Visit the most famous monument in Spain, Alhambra de Granada, on a 3-hour private tour. Explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site with an expert local guide, and enjoy included entry to the Nasrid Palaces, Alcazaba, and Generalife Gardens. Meet your private guide close to the main entrance to the monument, then enjoy separate group access. Once inside, discover stories about the most important events to occur in the palace city. See the Carlos V Palace, the Court of the Lions, and more.

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From Granada: Ronda Winery and Sightseeing Tour

8. From Granada: Ronda Winery and Sightseeing Tour

Discover one of the region's most important wineries on a minivan tour. Savor a wine tasting paired with a selection of local tapas to end your experience with a flourish. Enjoy free time in the historic city of Ronda. Starting from Granada, begin a 2-hour journey to the Ronda Winery region. Pass through some spectacular Andalusian countryside dotted with white Andalusian villages and a stunning landscape. Stroll through the vineyards where your guide will explain to you the important task of recuperating the lost grape varieties, as well the differences of the growing conditions according to the different altitudes and soil conditions. Finish with a wine tasting accompanied by a selection of tapas. Afterward, head to the town of Ronda where you will have two hours of free time to explore the city on your own. Get stunning views of the gorge and Puente nuevo (New bridge) on the walkway that leads around from the gorge.

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Granada: Albaicín in the Dark Walking Tour

9. Granada: Albaicín in the Dark Walking Tour

Explore the old Albaicín neighborhood of Granada, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, at night on this 2-hour guided walking tour. Wander down streets less touched by conventional tourism and learn more about the history of the area with your guide. Begin your tour at the Mirador de San Cristóbal. From here, admire the view of Granada at night with the 2 Alcazabas (Moorish fortifications) in parallel (the nearest is the old Alcazaba Qadima and the other one is the Alcazaba of the Alhambra). Then, enter through non-trafficked circuits that still preserve the peaceful and tranquil atmosphere of Albaicín, also known as Albayzín. During your 3.5-kilometer (2.2-mile) walk, discover unique events such as historical conspiracies fostered by the strategic advantage of the neighborhood's location, and hear incredible stories about spies and maquis (guerrilla fighters in Francoist Spain after the Spanish Civil War).

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Granada Like a Local: Customized Private Tour

10. Granada Like a Local: Customized Private Tour

Customize your tour and skip the regular historical tours to discover the city through a local’s eyes. Experience a tour that will transform the way you travel to make it as much about the people you meet, as the places you see. Your local guides are passionate about their city and are eager to share their knowledge and perspective. Since your guides are not professional and tour only occasionally, they provide an experience that is authentic and personal, like a friend showing you around their city. Meet at your accommodation to become familiar with its neighborhood, find out about the best places to eat, the easiest ways to get around and the hidden gems you might have missed. By the end of the tour, you will feel comfortable navigating the city and confident that you have all the information you need to make the most of your stay. Through conversations with your local guide, you will learn about cultural differences, local events, and what it is like to live in this beautiful and unique city. To get the most out of you tour, plan ahead with your local guide to ensure you see the hidden secrets of the city. Relax and enjoy this personalized tour that will have you meeting the locals and discovering the best bits of Granada.

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What people are saying about Granada

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 122 reviews

Our guide Maria was great! I was the only English speaker in the group but she made sure to take the time to translate everything for me. I was also given a delicious vegetarian option of cheese, bread, and an olive purée instead of pig for tapas which was great! Overall it was a great experience and 100% worth the money!

Angela our guide was knowledgeable and very professional. She has excellent English and her explanations throughout the tour were detailed and informative. We also had an excellent driver Manuel . The tour is a nice break from Granada and chance to see the the white washed historical mountain villages.

Very nice tour with our multi-language guide, who knew a lot about the food and the restaurants of Granada. A few nibbles of jamon and cheese, and a tasting o olive oil were followed by the visit to 2 excellent traditional restaurants. A very friendly introduction to the town's gastronomy.

We were picked up at a convenient location and transferred to a mini-van with 6 others. Our guide was amazing. He had to speak French, Spanish & English. He explained historical facts relating to the tour and it was really interesting.

Mar was a great guide, punctual, great connoisseur of her city and extremely friendly and helpful. Nice to be treated so well. He would repeat without a doubt with her.