Alhambra and Generalife Private Skip-the-Line Tour

Private & Custom Tours in Granada

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from$76.50
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Skip past the Alhambra’s long entrance lines with your private guide and explore this incredible palace complex! Including priority access, this private tour ensures you’ll see the best of Granada’s premier UNESCO World Heritage Site with ease. Tour all the must-visit Alhambra highlights like Alcazaba Fortress, the Nasrid Palaces and Generalife Gardens, while learning about its Moorish history.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: The Alhambra, Granada, Province of Granada, AndaluciaOn a rocky hill that is difficult to access, on the banks of the River Darro, protected by mountains and surrounded by woods, among the oldest quarters in the city, the Alhambra rises up like an imposing castle with reddish tones in its ramparts that prevent the outside world from seeing the delicate beauty they enclose.Originally designed as a military area, the Alhambra became the residence of royalty and of the court of Granada in the middle of the thirteenth century, after the establishment of the Nasrid kingdom and the construction of the first palace, by the founder king Mohammed ibn Yusuf ben Nasr, better known as Alhamar. The fortress became a citadel with high ramparts and defensive towers, which house two main areas: the military area, or Alcazaba, the barracks of the royal guard, and the medina or court city, the location of the famous Nasrid Palaces and the remains of the houses of noblemen and plebeians who lived there.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Palace of Carlos V, Granada, Province of Granada, AndaluciaA palace that met all the comforts of the time for the emperor and his family, as the Alcázar, next to the Alhambra, Construction of the palace began in 1527 and financed entirely in 1957. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Generalife, Granada, Province of Granada, Andaluciahe Generalife is located on the hill Cerro del Sol, adjacent to the Alhambra, s composed of a series of large gardens, where every corner holds a novelty and a pleasant surprise for the eyes, the work of later Christian hands, such as the West Gallery in the eastern part of the gardens, and two levels that rise at the northern headwall. Duration: 1 hour

What’s included

  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Entry/Admission - The Alhambra
  • Entry/Admission - Generalife

What’s not included

  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • Led by a local guide
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