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Granada Day Trip with Skip-the-Line Ticket to Alhambra and Optional AlbaicinTour

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icon13 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more

Overview

Visit Granada’s Alhambra Palace on this full-day coach trip from Seville. Skip the line at the UNESCO-listed fortress wedged between Granada and the Sierra Nevada mountains, and take a guided tour of its attractions, including the Nasrid Palace, Alcazabar and Generalife Gardens. See the Moorish salons, courtyards and pavilions, learn about their history and break to purchase lunch in central Granada. Upgrade to finish with a walking tour of Albaicin, the city’s whitewashed Moorish quarter, with its narrow streets, flower-filled squares and spectacular Alhambra views.
  • Enjoy skip-the-line entrance to Alhambra’s Nasrid Palace, Alcazaba fortress, Generalife Gardens and Palace of Charles V
  • Marvel at courtyards filled with flowers, fountains and pavilions featuring Moorish architecture
  • Take an optional walking tour of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Albaicin quarter
  • Round-trip hotel transport by comfortable, air-conditioned coach included

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Secure quick access to the Alhambra with a skip-the-line tour on this Granada day trip from Seville.
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
Local guide
Albaicin walking tour (if option selected)
Skip the line for guaranteed entry to Nasrid Palace, Alcazaba fortress, and the Gardens
Gratuities

Departure Point

C. Zaragoza, 1, 41001 Sevilla, Spain

Departure Time

6:15 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Your tour begins with pickup from your central Seville hotel or alternatively, from a meeting point in central Seville.

Settle aboard your air-conditioned coach and admire the rugged Andalucian countryside as you journey to Granada. Along the way, hear an introduction to your destination’s history, and learn how your route is the same as the one taken by the 19th-century American essayist Washington Irving, author of the famous Tales of the Alhambra.

Catch glimpses of the Alhambra Palace on your approach to Granada and, on arrival, enjoy a guided walking tour of this UNESCO-listed gem. Bypass the entrance lines with your skip-the-line ticket, and enjoy priority access to its main attractions, including the Alcazaba, Nasrid Palace, Generalife Gardens and Palace of Charles V.

A vision of Moorish architecture and art, this exquisite complex dates back to the 13th century, and was built as a royal city, court and retreat for Spain’s Moorish rulers. Admire the Court of Lions and Hall of the Ambassadors, and stroll around the enchanting courtyards, fountains and pavilions as your guide shares details of their history.

Next, drive to the center of Granada to enjoy lunch (own expense). Then, depending on your chosen tour option, take a guided walk of the UNESCO-protected Albaicin quarter, Granada’s old Moorish district.

Stroll down the narrow streets past whitewashed houses, churches, gardens and flower-filled balconies, and stop to take in the area’s spectacular panoramas over the hilltop Alhambra.

Afterward, hop back in your coach and drive back to Seville where your tour finishes at the start point.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Andalsur Excursiones
Andalsur Excursiones
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
The Alhambra
On 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 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Alcazaba
The Alcazaba plainly served a military function. The entrance to the Alcazaba was at the foot of the Tower of Homage . At the base of the tower is a slight slope. A simple L-shaped walkway keeps the main gate from being seen from the outside.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Nasrid Palaces
The habitual residence of the kings of Granada, their construction began at the beginning of the 14th century. The Nasrid Palaces are a palatial complex formed by three buildings: - The Mexuar is the oldest hall. It was employed for meetings between the ministers of the king and as a courtroom. - Next, we come to the Palace of Comares, which dates back to the era of Yusuf I. This dwelling was erected around the Patio de los Arrayanes (Courtyard of the Myrtles), and its side exits lead to the Sala de los Embajadores (Hall of Ambassadors) and the Sala de la Barca (Hall of the Boat). The Hall of Ambassadors is located inside the Tower of Comares. - The Palace of the Lions, dating back to the era of Muhammed V, is also a royal residence. It is composed of a central courtyard, the Courtyard of the Lions, and halls along each side, the Hall of the Mocarabes, the Hall of the Kings, the Hall of the Two Sisters, the Hall of the Ajimeces, leading on to the mirador Daraxa viewpoint, and the Hall of the Abencerrajes, along with the Harem.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Barrio del Albaicin
The Albaicin is a “barrio” (a neighbourhood) of Granada which has been built on a hill opposite the Alhambra. The layout came about when Granada was ruled by the Arabs long before the advent of cars so the streets form a narrow cobblestoned maze interspersed with small squares. The geranium filled balconies, glimpses of the Alhambra at every turn, the silence and the sound of running water in numerous fountains all give the Albayzin a romantic slightly enchanted atmosphere.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • The order of the visit can be changed to any unexpected circumstances. In order to facilitate these changes, your visit may be offered in two different languages
  • Please note: Depending on the schedule provided by the Alhambra monument the order of the itinerary can be changed.
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Please note: the Alhambra requires that all passengers provide the full name, date of birth and passport details for each participant when booking. If not provided, the Alhambra may deny access to their premises.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY City Tour Alhambra Viajes, S.L (GRANAVISION)
  • If you cancel less than 10 full days before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 10 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Any changes made less than 15 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • For a 50% refund, you must cancel 11–15 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Granada Day Trip with Skip-the-Line Ticket to Alhambra and Optional AlbaicinTour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Granada Day Trip with Skip-the-Line Ticket to Alhambra and Optional AlbaicinTour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Granada Day Trip with Skip-the-Line Ticket to Alhambra and Optional AlbaicinTour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Granada Day Trip with Skip-the-Line Ticket to Alhambra and Optional AlbaicinTour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Granada Day Trip with Skip-the-Line Ticket to Alhambra and Optional AlbaicinTour?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Granada Day Trip with Skip-the-Line Ticket to Alhambra and Optional AlbaicinTour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Granada Day Trip with Skip-the-Line Ticket to Alhambra and Optional AlbaicinTour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Granada Day Trip with Skip-the-Line Ticket to Alhambra and Optional AlbaicinTour.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Don't bother with the Albaicin walking tour, it's a let down and a bit of a waste of time especially after the Alhambra" See review
  • "It’s s long day, but worth it as you are steeped in one of Spain’s many interesting chapters." See review
  • "The bus ride is long, but the Alhambra is worth it." See review

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star-5
Excellent
Tatiana_V
, Nov 2021
Roman the guide is outstanding all on time and he take care of u all the way. The guide in Alhambra was also amazing 😻
star-3
Could do some work
Andres_P
, Nov 2021
Audio system was unreliable, so we couldn’t hear our tour guy much. Ride there and back was good and on time.
star-5
Great
Ramon_A
, Oct 2021
I would like to thank Rosa, our Alahambra guide for guide us through this wonderful place. This more that we thought.
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
Awesome day!!
Joanne_J
, Oct 2021
The whole day was amazing, the Alhambra was beautiful, everything you imagine and more. So rich in history and legends, our guide Alberto had so much knowledge about everything, and a good sense of humour that made the tour so interesting. Petra was funny knowledgeable and very relaxed just great!!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Alhambra
Patrick_A
, Sep 2021
Roman was a fantastic guide. Would absolutely recommend. Great experience! We enjoyed the Alhambra and the Albaicin views.
star-5
Awsome experience. Thanks...
PeterCruz
, Sep 2021
Awsome experience. Thanks the spanish people past, present and future for preserving all this beauty for all humanity to enjoy. Thank you.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thank you very much!!
star-3
To be improved
Franois_F
, Jul 2021
So it's good in a way that the place we visit is amazing and it's worth it for 1 day. Now, it's not really well organized in my opinion. We waited 15 minutes before the driver found us and we had 0 information. Also, the hotel pick up should not be in the description as they send you a message to walk to nearby hotel. So it's quite misleading.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
We are sorry to hear that your visit was not entirely satisfactory. The 15 minute wait may have been due to external factors such as traffic in the city, and regarding the meeting point, the hotel you were staying at only had pedestrian access, hence you had to travel to the nearest location. Again, we apologize and hope that despite the inconvenience you will enjoy your guided tour to the fullest. Best regards.
star-5
Wonderfully intense.
Norma_C
, Jun 2021
Despite some confusion as to pick up time, we had a good experience. Peter picked us up w a driver. The Alhambra guide Fernando spoke English perfectly and was very knowledgeable.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Long day but great and informative
Khaled_E
, Jun 2020
We enjoyed this tour a lot. It's long and exhausting, but totally worth it. If Alandalucian is something you are interested in, this is definitely a great one.
star-3
Sour memories of Alhambra
Balasubramania_P
, Mar 2020
We had purchased online tickets almost a month before for our day trip from Seville to Granada. We called a day earlier to set up an appointment for bus pick up from hotel. We were told by tour operator that pick up was at 8:20 am and not 6:00 am as advised by e-mail. The bus was punctual and the tour guide Ramon met us. The 3 hour bus ride from Seville to Granada was smooth and Ramon (bi-lingual in Spanish and English) explained Spanish history and agricultural products. There was a brief rest stop in between, We arrived in Granada and were taken to tour office where a different guide took over to guide us to Alhambra palace, Generallife, and Nasrid Gardens. The head phones given to us were in very bad shape. The audio was not clear. The guide was very lackadaisical in his approach, did not seem to like his job, He did not provide much history just said these are the gardens, this was the bedrooms, He kept repeating that there were originally 6 palaces and now only two were left. He took us to a shop (not part of the tour, but as a special incentive saying that we will get a snack, wine and bathroom break). The people in the shop were very snotty and their products overpriced. The snack and wine was cheap. Most of our tour group just waited outside. After the Alhambra trip (3 hours) the bus picked us up and took us up to Albacin. Our guide Ramon took the people who paid for the Albacin tour and the rest of us were left on our own to find the sights for a couple of hours. The bus picked us up at a previously arranged meeting point and started back to Seville. We again had a stop at the previously mentioned rest stop. Finally at the end, our family and one another family were not dropped off at the hotel by the bus, instead we were taken to the tourist office and dropped off by a employee in her car. It was irritating because we were 0.5 miles from our hotel when they were dropping of other groups but because of poor planning on their part we were dropped off an hour later. It left a sour note at the end of a super long day. In the end, because of the poor guide at Alhambra, very bad audio head sets, poor planning on the part of the tour company we did not feel the trip was worth the money we paid for it.

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