Alhambra: Palace & Generalife Gardens Fast-Track Tour

Alhambra: Palace & Generalife Gardens Fast-Track Tour

From $211 per person

Visit Alhambra Palace, the jewel of Andalusian heritage and masterpiece of Muslim art in Europe. On this private tour you’ll have priority access as your guide takes you through the magnificent monument, the ancient residence of kings and sultans.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Gain fast-track access to the Alhambra Palace and all related monuments
  • Enjoy the services of a private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Explore the Nasrid Palaces and Generalife Gardens
Full description
Discover the beauty of this World Heritage Site on a private tour. Meet the local guide at the main Alhambra entrance and you will receive your fast-track admission tickets. With priority access you’ll be able to immediately immerse yourself in history. For 2.5 hours your guide will lead you along the streets and through the palaces, courtyards and gardens of the Alhambra. You’ll learn about the history of the monument, typical Moorish architecture and the lives of the Nasrid sultans who lived in these palaces. Discover the Nasrid Palaces, the former residence of the Moorish sultans. Enjoy a walk through mythical places of the Royal Complex such as the Palacio de Comares, Patio de los Arrayanes, Salón de los Embajadores and the Patio de los Leones with its famous Fountain of Lions, the symbol of the Alhambra. Visit the Renaissance-style Palace of Charles V, which appears at great contrast with the Islamic architecture of the site. Lastly you’ll have a chance to admire the Generalife Gardens, a summer residence of the Muslim kings of Granada and one of the oldest surviving Moorish gardens. The gardens have been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, along with the Alhambra Palace and the Albayzín.
  • Fast-track entrance tickets to the Nasrid Palace
  • Fast-track entrance tickets to the Generalife Garden
  • Professional guide
  • Private tour
  • Hotel pick-up
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet at the main entrance of the Alhambra. Your private guide will be waiting at the specified time, by the wall with the map of the monument on it.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • Please include a mobile number on which you can be reached in case of emergency
  • Sometimes the Alhambra may alter the order of the visit or restrict access to certain areas. Please contact the supplier a couple of days before your visit to be informed of any changes
  • It is the responsibility of each passenger to present valid documentation if required by Alhambra staff
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 134 reviews

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Francis was an excellent guide. He knew all about the Alhambra and shared that knowledge right from the start of the tour by giving us a very broad perspective of the history surrounding the Alhambra. He continued to add more details throughout the tour. He answered our questions, was very friendly, and very knowledgeable.

1 August 2019

Maria Jose Garcia was the best tour guide we’ve ever had. I visited Alhambra before without a guide, but this time I came with my family, and having Maria as our guide made it a completely new experience. We learned so much from her. Her knowledge of the history of Alhambra is so deep and if I were to do another tour in the area, I would definitely want her as my guide!

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2 July 2019

So much to see

Was great to book ahead and get a reserved time. The Alhambra is an amazing place which you cannot do on your own. Some things you can, this you absolutely cannot. Incredible views from the Palace. And the Gardens are gorgeous. You could wander through there for hours. Was a lot of walking, but a great day.

25 June 2018

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