Day Trip to Granada from Seville: Alhambra and Albaicín
- Transportation included
- Skip the ticket line
- Duration: 13 hours
The travel company met us and left promptly to pick other guests up from other pick up points. Travelled about 1.5h to a rest stop for breakfast. Upon arrival at Alhambra, a local guide ( I assume with the certification) took us through to Alhambra gardens and the castle. While he seemed to be quite an interesting guide, I thought he gave a better spanish commentary than in English. Albaicin walk about after Alhambra was a rather short tour around the Jewish quarter. Quite interesting that would have otherwise cost 15 euros to join (if you had not already signed up for it). Our guide gave us interesting information about the history, geography and economic background of Spain e.g. Olive oil production which I found interesting :)
Communication was very easy. Pick up time was prompt. Roman, our guide, was amazing! He was extremely nice, considerate, and very knowledgeable. He was also able to switch between English and Spanish very naturally. He gave us a history lesson of the surrounding areas during the bus ride to and from Granada as well. The tour guide at the Alhambra was someone else and he too was very knowledgeable and a good tour guide. I wish we had a little bit more free time in both Granada and the Alhambra but with time restraints it’s totally understandable. I would definitely recommend this tour to others as well!
Totally worth it! First off, the Alhambra was absolutely incredible, one of the most amazing places I've ever been to. Definitely a bucket list spot. The tour itself was great. It was really nice to be able to relax on a bus and be taken around by guides for this trip. Grenada is pretty far from Seville and the Alhambra is enormous, so I can't imagine doing that trip on my own. The lines for regular visitors at the Alhambra were so long, but we got to skip everything with our guide. Both of the guides were really great and knowledgable. Would 100% recommend, and it is totally worth the money.
The trip was excellent. Our guide in bus Roman was excellent. Very polite, considerate, and entertained us with stories and facts about Andulesia, local agriculture, Granada. Knowledgeable young person. He also allowed us flexibility in what we wanted to do as we walked down from Albacin to see the Granada Cathedral . Worth the walk down and up. Guide at Alhambra was passionate,knowledgeable, and excellent. My wife and I would recommend the trip.
Great guides in Petra and especially Mario/Emilio (sorry forgot his name) However, pick up was very confused - 3 texts and two emails over two days and pick up was 1 hour 15 mins late, although a random text at 2am did advise of the actual pick up time, but it was too random to rely on. Beware, as some lost sleep may be coming your way! Drop off involved a transfer to a private car for spurious reasons.