Nasrid Palaces, at the Alhambra

Private Walking Tour of Granada, The Alhambra & Generalife Gardens

Meet a local expert for a private guided tour of the Alhambra and nearby Albaicín district, Granada's old Arabic quarter.

Overview

Meet a local expert for a private guided tour of the Alhambra and nearby Albaicín district, Granada's old Arabic quarter. 

Granada was once the last bastion of Al-Andalus (Muslim Spain) when it was ruled by the moors. You can see examples of this history in the form of Granada's most famous landmark, the Alhambra, which receives more than two million visitors annually. 

This imposing Muslim fortress was built atop a hill overlooking Granada and dates to the 9th century. It was rebuilt in the 14th century by the Nasrid Dynasty and served as a Moorish palace until 1492 when after the Christian reconquest it became the Royal Court of Ferdinand and Isabella. It's now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and on a tour, you'll walk through its grand halls and stroll the Generalife Gardens, which are filled with colorful flowers and fountains and offer panoramic views of the city down below.

After, your guide will show you the city’s old Arabic quarter, Albaicín. The beautiful and hilly Albaicín neighborhood is Granada’s artistic center, and as you walk through Albaicín’s twisting alleyways, you’ll come across stunning views of the city, the Alhambra, and the Sierra Nevada mountains. Many streets are lined with colorful clothes, rugs, and glassware, and you should stop into one of the many tea houses for special spiced coffees and churros con chocolate.

Meeting point: At the mural map at the ticket office of Alhambra

Gratuities (optional) and cocktails NOT included.

Know before you go

Duration
4 hours
Recommended for
All ages
Group
Private group

What's included

  • Private guided tour of the Alhambra with a local expert
  • Skip-the-line entrance tickets
  • Visit to the Alcazaba, Nasrid Palaces, Generalife and Carlos V Palace
  • Guided panoramic tour of the Albaicín neighborhood 
  • One drink and tapa per person

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