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From Seville: Alhambra and Albaicín Full-Day Tour

1. From Seville: Alhambra and Albaicín Full-Day Tour

Depart Seville and journey to the city of Granada to take a tour of the historic Alhambra, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its cultural importance and architectural beauty. Benefit from the services of an official tour guide and expert in the history of the fortress, built for the Nasrid emirs who ruled Spain in the 13th and 14th centuries. Marvel at the fortifications of the Alcazaba (citadel), built to protect the city's districts, including the Moorish suburb of "El Albayzín". Admire the beauty of the Generalife, home to the summer pleasure gardens of the Emir. Next, drive to the center of Granada to enjoy free time for lunch. Then, take a guided walk of the UNESCO-protected Albaicín district where the winding streets are reflective of its Medieval Moorish past. Stroll past whitewashed houses and encounter age-old churches and flower-filled balconies. Stop to take in the spectacular panoramas of the Alhambra fortress perched on the neighboring hilltop. Return to Seville at the end of your historical adventure, and be dropped off at your original starting point.

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From Malaga: Alhambra Full-Day Tour with Nasrid Palaces

2. From Malaga: Alhambra Full-Day Tour with Nasrid Palaces

Visit the Alhambra and the vibrant city of Granada without worrying about tickets and transportation. Travel from Malaga in a bus driven by a professional, bilingual driver. Enjoy a guided tour of the Alhambra complex, including a visit to the Nasrid Palaces. Admire the elaborate rooms and Moorish architecture and learn about the symbols and techniques used in the monument's construction.  Learn about the various occupiers of the palace throughout the centuries. Stroll through the Generalife Gardens and admire the views of the city from the top of the castle tower. After your visit, take some free time in the city center to visit the cathedral, have lunch in a local restaurant or simply wander around the streets and plazas. Stop at one of Granada's famous tapas bars You will then board the coach for the return transfer back to Malaga.

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From Torremolinos: Alhambra and Centre of Granada Full-Day Tour

3. From Torremolinos: Alhambra and Centre of Granada Full-Day Tour

Visit the city of Granada and one of the most important and historical sites in Europe on this day trip from Torremolinos. Travel in a comfortable bus driven by a professional and friendly driver. First stop is the Alhambra Palace, the most visited monument in Spain. It was built during the 13th century and declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984. Enjoy a complete guided tour of the extensive complex, including the beautiful Nasrid Palaces and Generalife Gardens. You will then be taken to Granada's city center, where you will have free time to visit the Cathedral and explore the picturesque streets and plazas of this vibrant town. At the end of the day, you will board the bus to take you back to Torremolinos.

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From Malaga: Alhambra Full-Day Tour without Nasrid Palaces

4. From Malaga: Alhambra Full-Day Tour without Nasrid Palaces

Visit the city of Granada and one of the most important and historical sites in Europe on this day trip from Malaga. Travel in a comfortable bus driven by a professional and friendly driver. First stop is the Alhambra Palace, the most visited monument in Spain. It was built during the 13th century and declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984. Enjoy a guided tour of the extensive complex, including the beautiful Generalife Gardens. You will then be taken to Granada's city center, where you will have free time to visit the Cathedral or explore the picturesque streets and plazas of this vibrant town. At the end of the day, you will board the bus to take you back to Malaga.

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Malaga: Old Medina Walking Tour

5. Malaga: Old Medina Walking Tour

Travel back in time to the 11th and 15th centuries to learn about the Muslim period in Malaga on this walking tour through the historic center. Explore the vibrant and colorful souk markets. Meet your guide in Marina square and walk through the old medina in the historic center. Pass by the elegant Malaga Alcazaba. Marvel at this palace and fortification that is perched on a hill overlooking the city. Admire the minaret tower at the main mosque. Head to the lively souk market. Stroll through the stalls and look for handcrafts. Gain insight into Muslim culture with the help of your local guide.

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From Seville: Alhambra Full-Day Tour with Nasrid Palaces - Non-refundable

6. From Seville: Alhambra Full-Day Tour with Nasrid Palaces - Non-refundable

Depart Seville and journey to the city of Granada to take a tour of the historic Alhambra, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its cultural importance and architectural beauty. Benefit from the services of an official tour guide and expert in the history of the fortress, built for the Nasrid emirs who ruled Spain in the 13th and 14th centuries. Marvel at the fortifications of the Alcazaba (citadel), built to protect the city's districts, including the Moorish suburb of "El Albayzín". Admire the beauty of the Nasrid Palaces and the Generalife, the summer pleasure gardens of the Emir. Next, drive to the center of Granada to enjoy free time to explore the city at your own pace. You could stroll through the winding streets of the UNESCO-protected Albaicín district, or have a leisurely lunch in one of the many plazas. Return to Seville at the end of your historical adventure, and be dropped off at your original starting point.

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From Benalmadena: Alhambra Full-Day Tour with Nasrid Palaces

7. From Benalmadena: Alhambra Full-Day Tour with Nasrid Palaces

After pickup from Benalmadena, enjoy a scenic drive across the mountain range of Málaga to reach the historical city of Granada, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains. Upon arrival, discover the monuments that form the Alhambra, the most visited monument in Spain. First, take a walk across the Generalife Gardens and soak up the peaceful atmosphere of these landscaped gardens. Then, it's time for you to explore the Nasrid Palaces. Marvel at the elaborately decorated rooms and the rich mix of architectural styles. Admire a panoramic view of the city from the walls of the Alhambra, before enjoying some free time in Granada town. You can have lunch at a local restaurant, or simply stroll around the narrow streets. You will then meet the bus to start the return journey back to Benalmadena.

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From Seville: Alhambra Full-Day Tour with Nasrid Palaces

8. From Seville: Alhambra Full-Day Tour with Nasrid Palaces

Depart Seville and journey to the city of Granada to take a tour of the historic Alhambra, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its cultural importance and architectural beauty. Benefit from the services of an official tour guide and expert in the history of the fortress, built for the Nasrid emirs who ruled Spain in the 13th and 14th centuries. Marvel at the fortifications of the Alcazaba (citadel), built to protect the city's districts, including the Moorish suburb of "El Albayzín". Admire the beauty of the Nasrid Palaces and the Generalife, the summer pleasure gardens of the Emir. Next, drive to the center of Granada to enjoy free time to explore the city at your own pace. You could stroll through the winding streets of the UNESCO-protected Albaicín district, or have a leisurely lunch in one of the many plazas. Return to Seville at the end of your historical adventure, and be dropped off at your original starting point.

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Granada and Alhambra Shore Excursion from Malaga

9. Granada and Alhambra Shore Excursion from Malaga

Experience the beauty and serenity of the Andalusian countryside on your full-day tour from Malaga port to the stunning city of Granada. Begin the day with a pick-up at the Malaga port and enjoy a 2-hour transfer through the serene countryside to the breathtaking Alhambra Palace. Discover the maze of magnificent halls and intimate courtyards decorated with rows of elegant arches, bubbling fountains and splendidly carved decorations. Visit the Palace of Charles the 5th, an outstanding example of Spanish Renaissance architecture, as well as the Alcazaba fortress whose Torre de la Vela tower offers spectacular views of beautiful Granada. Continue the tour with a visit to Generalife Gardens, a royal place of leisure and recreation with beautiful exotic gardens, stunning water features and the aroma of jasmine. Afterwards, enjoy free time to explore the historical city center of Granada and discover its fascinating Moorish, Christian and Jewish cultural heritage.

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From Madrid: Gems of Andalusia 5-Day Sightseeing Tour

10. From Madrid: Gems of Andalusia 5-Day Sightseeing Tour

This 5-day tour from Madrid takes you on a discovery of Andalusia. You can admire the famous sights and attractions as you explore Cordoba, Seville, Ronda, the Costa del Sol, Granada, and Toledo. Detailed Itinerary: Day 1 (Thursday): Madrid – Cordoba – Seville Depart from Madrid at 8:30 and drive along the land of Don Quixote to Cordoba. Here you will see the Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba and explore the Jewish Quarter on a city sightseeing tour. You will then continue on to Seville, where you will have dinner and stay overnight. Day 2 (Friday): Seville On a city sightseeing tour you will visit the Seville Cathedral, explore the neighborhood of Santa Cruz, and visit Maria Luisa Park. In the afternoon you will have some free time to discover more of the city and have the option of taking an additional flamenco tour in Seville. In the evening you will have dinner and stay overnight. Day 3 (Saturday): Seville – Ronda – Costa del Sol After breakfast you will depart from Seville and drive to Ronda. You will have some free time to explore the Celtic origins of the town and admire the marvelous views of the valley and the mountain range. You will then continue on to the Costa del Sol. You will spend the afternoon at your leisure before having dinner in the evening and staying overnight. Day 4 (Sunday): Costa del Sol – Granada After breakfast you will depart from the Costa del Sol and drive to Granada. Here you will visit the Alhambra, an amazing monumental complex and the last stronghold of the Moorish Kingdoms in 1492. You will also have the option of going to a flamenco show in the district of Sacromonte. In the evening you will have dinner and stay overnight. Day 5 (Monday): Granada – Toledo – Madrid After breakfast you will depart from Granada and drive to the Imperial City of Toledo. Here the 3 cultures of Spain – Christian, Moorish, and Jewish – have live together. You will take an interesting tour of the most important monuments in the city, walk down the narrow streets, and see the famous craftwork of damasquinado (gold and silver inlaying in iron). You will then continue on to Madrid, where the tour ends. Accommodation Class T Hotel Seville: Catalonia Santa Justa, Catalonia Giralda or similar Costa del Sol: Sol Principe/Don Marco o Sol Don Pablo Granada: Alixares Class A Hotel Seville: Melia Lebreros Costa del Sol: Sol Don Pablo/Don Marco/Sol Principe Granada: Melia Granada Please note, in the Winter season (November - January) all the guests will be accommodated at the hotel Sol Don Pablo/Don Marco/Sol Principe in Costa del Sol.

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What people are saying about Province of Málaga

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.

Our guide Katy was superb on the coach and balanced information humour and relaxation really well. Noelle, our guide at the alhambra was exceptional, the tour flew in with fascinating stories and plenty of good pic and rest stops. One of the most relaxed tours ive been on in Spain. Thank you

The old guide man was knowledgeable and very helpful. I highly recommend the tour. It was a wonderful trip from Torremolinos to Alhambra Palace. Thank you.

Perfect on Time collection from Benalmadena. Katy is a knowledgeable guide and Huan a super driver. I shall book again in future trip.

A really enjoyable trip with time to explore Granada before visiting the Alhambra