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icon5 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 5 more

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Overview

Follow in the footsteps of sultans and Romantic poets on a guided tour of the Alhambra citadel and the palaces of Granada’s ancient Albaicín quarter, both declared UNESCO World Heritage sites. Hear the legends of Moorish Spain as you explore the ornate gardens and royal quarters of the hilltop Alhambra, and feel history come alive while wandering through the winding streets and Nasrid dynasty palaces of the city’s oldest neighborhood.
  • Small-group tour of the Alhambra and Albaicín in Granada
  • Skip the entrance lines at the Alhambra, one of Spain's most visited sites
  • Walk through elaborate chambers, gardens, and courtyards
  • Learn about the history of the Moorish Nasrid dynasty
  • Visit 14th-century palaces, an Arab bathhouse, and panoramic viewpoints in Granada's oldest neighborhood
  • Explore two UNESCO World Heritage sites in a single day
  • Includes all entrance fees
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Professional guide
Guaranteed to skip the long lines
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup
P.º del Generalife, 1F, 18009 Granada, Spain

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Returns to original departure point
Meet your official tour guide in central Granada in the morning, and begin with a visit to the city’s famous Alhambra citadel, a legacy of Spain’s Moorish golden age that sits majestically atop Sabika Hill.

Skip the entrance lines with your reserved ticket, and head straight inside the impressive royal complex that was once home to the sultans and nobles of the powerful Nasrid dynasty. During a 3-hour tour, listen to the rich history of Spain's Muslim rulers as you walk through the apartments, gardens, and architecturally stunning courtyards that have inspired countless artists and writers.

Take a break for lunch in the city center (own expense) before an afternoon exploration of the Albaicín, Granada’s well-preserved Arab quarter and oldest neighborhood. See historic highlights like the Plaza Nueva, Darro River, and Bañuelo hammam (Arab bathhouse), and admire dramatic views of the Alhambra from the San Nicolas lookout. Step inside 14th- and 15th-century Nasrid palaces like the Horno de Oro, home to the mother of Granada’s last sultan, where you’ll learn about the private lives and legacies of these Moorish nobles.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
The Alhambra
It is the whole monumental complex
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Plaza Nueva
Neuralgic center of the monumental area of Granada
Stop At:  
El Banuelo
Ancient Arab baths of the Albaicin
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Albayzin
Old Arab quarter of Granada
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Carrera del Darro
Albaicin's main street by the river, considered one of the most beautiful streets in the world
Stop At:  
Dar al-Horra
Arabian mansion of the albaicin
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Casa Morisca de Horno de Oro
Old Moorish house of the albaicin
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Church of Santa Maria de la Alhambra
It is one of the free access parts of the Alhambra
Pass By:  
Palace of Carlos V
It is one of the free access parts of the Alhambra
Stop At:  
Generalife
Garden of the Generalife that are part of the Alhambra
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Alcazaba
The Alcazaba is he fortress and it is part of the Alhambra
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Nasrid Palaces
Palaces that are part of the Alhambra
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Comfortable shoes are highly recommended
  • Albaicín tour will take place during the afternoon
  • 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.
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Travelers are required to wear personal masks and observe social distancing during the experience.
  • Guides will worn masks and gloves.
  • It is recommended to the client to have his own headset.
  • In place procedures frequent cleaning or sanitizing.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY NHUE

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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 Gold Doubloons: The Alhambra and Palaces of the Albaicin. Half day tours?
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 Gold Doubloons: The Alhambra and Palaces of the Albaicin. Half day tours.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Gold Doubloons: The Alhambra and Palaces of the Albaicin. Half day tours?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Gold Doubloons: The Alhambra and Palaces of the Albaicin. Half day tours.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Gold Doubloons: The Alhambra and Palaces of the Albaicin. Half day tours?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Gold Doubloons: The Alhambra and Palaces of the Albaicin. Half day tours.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Gold Doubloons: The Alhambra and Palaces of the Albaicin. Half day tours?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Gold Doubloons: The Alhambra and Palaces of the Albaicin. Half day tours.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Gold Doubloons: The Alhambra and Palaces of the Albaicin. Half day tours?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Gold Doubloons: The Alhambra and Palaces of the Albaicin. Half day tours.

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This is the first time that I've ever...
Andy H
, Jun 2018
This is the first time that I've ever taken a guided tour and to be honest I only booked it because I was too late to get an unguided ticket. However I am now a convert as the experience was so good. Our guide Edu was a really nice knowledgeable chap who was able to share his enthusiasm in an infectious way. We were able to get way more out of our trip than if we'd gone around on our own. The Albaicin was a bonus that we weren't really expecting to bother with as we thought we'd be too tired. However Edu made the area come alive and we saw and learned way more than if we'd strolled around on our own. All other aspects such as meeting up, headsets and the pace were all very good
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Excellent tour. Guide first language...
Remzterk
, Oct 2017
Excellent tour. Guide first language was French but spoke clear English. She explained a lot. We went back to the Alhambra after the Albaicin tour and just wandered around. It is a lot of walking and the Albaicin area is uphill. Our guide explained to some folks how to use bus to get up there but they chose to walk albeit very slowly.
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The two tours on the same day were too...
Damian B
, Jun 2017
The two tours on the same day were too much in one day for this pensioner, therefore only giving 4 stars. For me, it would have been easier to visit the Alhambra and Generalife in the morning, as we did, and start as early as possible to beat the heat of the day, but defer the Albaicin for another day. Our Alhambra guide was outstandingly good - knowledgeable and eminently likeable - she was lovely vivacious and brought the whole tour to life. After the Alhambra, the late afternoon tour of the Albaicin felt distinctly underwhelming interesting historically, but not all so impressive. Again, our guide was very good and instructive. Take a modest bottle of water with you and refill it at the numerous drinking fountains in the Alhambra. Large rucksacks and pushchairs strollers are not permitted inside some of the palaces - check beforehand. Light refreshments and drinks can be bought on the way round, also, there is a Parador in the grounds, with a good quality restaurant and a terrace for lighter meals, both of which are open to non-residents.
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La Alhambra
Explorer40183770522
, Apr 2019
Hermosa visita tanto la alhambra como el Albaicin. Nuestra guia Carmen muy amable y con conocimiento del lugar
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Historia de Granada
Vicen_67_18
, Jun 2018
Gracias Carmen, Hicimos un viaje en le tiempo gracias a nuestra guía, nos hizo entender la grandeza de Granada y España, lo espectaculares que son esas obras de arte y el legado que nos ha quedado después de tantos siglos, una experiencia maravillosa, amena y enriquecedora.
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