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Skip the Line: Alhambra and Generalife Gardens Half-Day Tour provided by Granavision

Skip the Line: Alhambra and Generalife Gardens Half-Day Tour

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R 705,68
2 adults
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What you can expect during this experience
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Updated 20/06/16 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20/06/16 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Save valuable vacation time with skip-the-line entry to the Alhambra and Generalife Gardens in Granada. One of Spain’s must-see attractions, this popular site often has very large crowds. Breeze past the entry lines and tour the sprawling complex in just half a day, and hear commentary about the history of this grand fortress and royal palace.
  • You'll start at
    Welcome Visitor Center
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    The Alhambra
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    Palace of Carlos V
    Admission included
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  • 3
    Admission included
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  • 4
    Admission included
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  • You'll end at
    Welcome Visitor Center
    Paseo de la Sabica, 15, 18009 Granada, Spain
    See address & details
  • Skip-the-line access saves time and bypasses the crowds
  • Guide commentary paints a picture of 13th-century life at the palace
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off makes for a seamless experience
  • Tour the Alhambra and Generalife Gardens in just half a day
What to Expect
Start your half-day tour with easy pickup at your Granada hotel, where you will climb into an air-conditioned minivan. Relax and enjoy the scenery on the way to the Alhambra, perched on a hill overlooking the city. With your guide in the lead and priority-access ticket in hand, proceed past the crowds and start exploring immediately. See the Nasrid Palace, the Hall of Ambassadors, the Myrtle Courtyard, the Royal Baths, and the Hall of Abencerrajes. Listen to your guide’s detailed commentary about the history and importance of this grand structure, and what life was like here in the 13th century. Move on to the lush Generalife Gardens for a leisurely stroll, where you’ll encounter blooming flowers, exotic plants, and impressive water features. End the tour and board the minivan to be whisked back to your hotel for drop-off.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Welcome Visitor Center, Paseo de la Sabica, 15, 18009 Granada, Spain
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if it is option selected)
  • Tickets for the Nasrid Palaces, the Alcazaba fortress and the Generalife gardens
  • Professional guide
  • 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 - Palace of Carlos V
  • Entry/Admission - Generalife
  • Entry/Admission - Alcazaba
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • On occasion the Alhambra Trust may alter the order of the visit and restrict access to certain areas. In this case, the tour will be adapted accordingly without reducing the visiting time
  • If hotel pickup is not required please make a note in the Special Requirements box at the time of booking
  • Please note that groups regularly change in size and nationality. In order to facilitate these changes, your visit may be given in two different languages.
  • 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.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel within 5 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel at least 6 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
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Sophie W wrote a review Aug 2020
4 contributions
Our tour was an absolute delight from start to finish, in the capable hands of our knowledgeable and friendly guide Gustavo. He made every effort to accommodate all of us and was very entertaining with his many anecdotes and his excellent command of English. Highly recommend!
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Date of experience: August 2020
Alessandro G wrote a review Jul 2020
1 contribution
Honestly I can't come up with anything I would like improved about my Alhambra tour with Emilio. The ~4 hour tour was incredibly interesting and fun and very well organized. Emilio did his talk very skillfully in both English and Spanish since my friend was the only one in the
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Date of experience: July 2020
Evan K wrote a review Mar 2020
2 contributions
Our Guide Antonio was the best part of the Guided tour. Very knowledgeable,charming and funny. But the Tour time is limited (but long enough 10:30 to 1:30) I recommend to stay behind the last section where the tour ends so you can have more adventure of Alhambra. There are
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potvc7 wrote a review Feb 2020
Paris, France66 contributions67 helpful votes
We are 2 persons and we visited the Alhambra (full visit including the gardens of the Generalife) with Granavision Excursions. With a private guide for a group of around 25 people. We booked it through our hotel. Granadavision sent a driver to pick us up at ouf hotel and drive
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Don D wrote a review Feb 2020
Burlingame, California30 contributions3 helpful votes
We were picked up at our hotel on time by a small van. Our tour guide Marco was great, the pace was perfect as we walked all around the grounds. I had time to take photos on the tour. He was extremely knowledgeable about the history and architecture of the Alhambra and
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Date of experience: January 2020
1 Helpful vote
About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Granavision
Visit to the Alhambra
We were lucky enough to be able to visit the Alhambra with few tourists in sight and even luckier to have had Anton
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Amazing Experience
Eduardo was an incredible guide. He is extremely knowledgeable and well spoken. We found ourselves getting much mor
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Definitely worth going in the morning!
Marco was very knowledgable and friendly, not only taking us through each of the sections and explaining their hist
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Thanks to Felipe for guiding us through the Alhambra, calm and kind! We got to see every part and left the Alhambra
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A Grand day out exploring Granada's Alhambra
The Granavision group tour of the Alhambra arranged through the Parador where we were staying was exceptionally goo
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Michal G
I visited Alhambra with Emilio as my guide. On top of being well prepared he answered patiently all my questions. T
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Very upsetting
After applying for tickets online with your company which was quite straight forward It was advised by the Palace t
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Incredibly knowledgeable guide
Our tour guide, Alba, made the beautiful surroundings of the Alhambra come alive with her deep knowledge of history
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RIP off
We got ripped off, for a 58 euro ticket for 2, only one of us Got given an old Samsung with an app that gave minima
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Our tour of the magnificent Alhambra monument was a superb experience made even better by our first class guide, Gu
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Tour guide
On Monday 3 August we met up with our guide Antonio Villalobos, with some trepidation. Completely unfounded. Antoni
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We paid 100% commission !!
It’s unacceptable to charge nearly 100% commission on tickets. We paid €60 for two tickets and when we arrived, we
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Amazing tour!! Recommend it for everyone!!
The whole experience was amazing. The Alhambra was even better than we expected. The fantastic combined use of Musl
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Impossible to change ticket date
The company is not flexible whatsoever with changing the excursion tickets for free. Despite the Alhambra agreeing
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Great experience due to the excellent local guide Felipe!
It has been a great experience visiting this extraordinary place. Our guide FELIPE did an excellent job showing and
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Key Details
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
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