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Skip the line: Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens Private Guided Tour

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Granada, Spain
Skip the line: Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens Private Guided Tour

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Step into the world of Islamic architecture and Moorish emirs on a private tour of the Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens that includes skip-the-line admission to the sites. Join a local guide to explore the very best of the Alhambra, learning about Granada’s diverse history and culture along the way. You’ll walk through the Nasrid Palaces where the Moorish sultans once lived, courts, halls, and patios, then follow manicured pathways through the historic gardens.
  • Private Alhambra Palace tour with skip-the-line admission
  • See the highlights of the hilltop fortress
  • Visit the Nasrid Palaces
  • Take in the Palace of Charles V
  • Walk the Generalife Gardens
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • All entrance fees included
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Ticket De Alhambra , P.º de la Sabica, 1, 18009 Granada, Spain

Main Entrance of Alhambra. Meeting point by the wall with the Map of the monument. Directions: Meeting point by the main entrance of Alhambra. Your private guide will be there by the indicated time.

This activity will end right where it started.
Make your way to a meeting point in central Granada, where you’ll join a personal guide for entrance into the Alhambra Palace, a magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Site. As entrance times to the palace are set, departure time depends on availability, and can be confirmed after booking.

The first stop of the day is the entrance to the Nasrid Palaces, where Moorish rulers once lived and worked. Hear stories about that period of Iberian history as you follow the guide through a series of beautifully resorted rooms, including Comares Palace, the Court of the Myrtiles, the Hall of the Ambassadors, and the Court of the Lions, whose Fountain of Lions has become an important symbol of the Alhambra Palace.

Throughout your tour of the Alhambra Palace, take advantage of the time with a private guide to ask questions, discuss the things that interest you, and learn the secrets behind the remarkable site.

Your next stop is the Renaissance Palace of Charles V, a structure commissioned by the Holy Roman Emperor after re-conquest of the city in the 15th century. From there, continue to the UNESCO-listed Generalife Gardens, among the oldest surviving Moorish gardens in the world, where your private Alhambra tour concludes.
Stop At:  
The Alhambra
Discover the beauty of this World Heritage Site is on this private tour with a local guide at your disposal. At the agreed time your private guide will meet you at the main entrance of the Alhambra and will give your Priority Entrance Tickets for The Alhambra Palace. Skip the long lines at the entrance and immerse yourself in history. For 2.5 hours you will walk around through the streets, palaces, courtyards and gardens of the Alhambra with your private guide, who will give you lots of information about the history, the typical Moorish architecture and, of course, anecdotes and stories about the life of the Nasrid sultans who lived in these palaces.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Nasrid Palaces
Discover the Nasrid Palaces, the former residence of the Moorish sultans strolling through mythical places of the Royal Complex like the Palacio de Comares (Comares Palace), Patio de los Arrayanes (Court of the Myrtles), Salón de los Embajadores (Hall of the Ambassadors) and of course, the Patio de los Leones (Court of the Lions) with the famous "Fountain of Lions", the symbol of the Alhambra.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Palace of Carlos V
Later on you’ll visit the Palace of Charles V, of Renaissance style, which appears on a big contrast with Islamic architecture of the environment.
Pass By:  
Palacio El Partal
The visit continues through the Palace of the Partal with its beautiful terraced gardens heading to the Medina (which was the neighborhood of artisans, merchants and servants of the royal family).
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And last, but not least, you’ll discover The Generalife Gardens, used by the Muslim kings of Granada as a summer residence, one of the oldest surviving Moorish gardens and also declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, along with the Alhambra Palace and gardens, and the Albayzín district.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Alhambra imposes the visiting times, so maximum punctuality is required. If you are not there at the indicated time, you will lose the rights of the visit without possibility of claiming any exchange or refund.
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • 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.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Pepe Tours
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

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    We were very disappointed with the tour...
    Isabel X
    , Aug 2016
    We were very disappointed with the tour guide provided by Pepe Tours, particularly given the exorbitant price we paid for the tour. Our guide was pleasant enough but clearly had little understanding of the history of the Alhambra or the people that lived there. She took us through each of the rooms of the palace giving a very high level overview of each room and making banal observations that were of little interest. The tour was meant to go for 2.5 hours but was over in 1.5 hours. A real shame as we were very excited to learn about this beautiful and interesting historical site. We would have been better off doing a self guided tour using the pre recorded audio guide.
    , Apr 2019
    Jättebra guide som gav oss mycket tid att ställa alla omöjliga frågor. Han hade svar på allt. Inte så mycket folk så inga köer för oss.

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