Visit one of the most beautiful and historic cities in Spain. Granada is just 140 KM from Malaga city. We will collect you at your hotel, apartment or cruise terminal and drive you through the Spanish countryside to the Alhambra Palace in the city of Granada. This day tour is completely private and your English speaking guide will be available for you at all times. Once in the Alhambra Palace you will be met by the official tour guide who will take you through the Alhambra and explain its past days of glory. From the gardens you have spectacular views over the city and the mountains behind.
Be whisked back in time with this day tour to the famous Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain. Construction on the fortress was started in the 11th century and later rebuilt by the Nasrid Dynasty in the 13th century. The Alhambra is perched strategically on a hill overlooking the Albaizin neighborhood of Granada with the Sierra Nevada Mountains as its backdrop. The name comes from the Arabic Al Hamra al Hamara which means red or crimson castle. Spend the day exploring the Alhambra which is made up of the Alcazaba, the Generalife summer palace with its colorful gardens and the Nasrid Palace with its intricate courtyards and fountains. When you experience the splendor of the Alhambra you will understand why it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most visited monuments in Spain.
This skip the line 2,5 hours tour allows you direct access into the palaces with a private guided tour. The Alhambra draws people in from all over the world so it can be very busy. It is advised to book this tour as much in advance possible to guarantee availability.
After visiting the Alhambra Palace, we will drive to the Albaicin neighborhood. We will take a walk along its narrow streets until we reach the viewpoint of San Nicolas, from where you have spectacular views of the Alhambra and the Sierra Nevada mountain range.
Comfortable walking shoes are a must and in the summer months a hat is also recommended.
This tour may or may not be available for cruise ship passengers in the high season. If booked enough in advance we should be able to arrange your Alhambra entrance to give you time to see the palaces and return to the ship in sufficient time. This, however, will be more difficult to guarantee closer to the date of the desired tour.