Skip The Line Alhambra and Generalife Guided Tour

Granada, Spain
Skip the Line Alhambra and Generalife Guided Tour

From USD 41.65

Select Date and Travellers

You will not receive a refund if you cancel.
  • 3 hours
  • Offered in: English


This tour is a great choice for travelers interested in historic sites. Save time waiting in long visitor lines with a skip-the-line entrance ticket to the stunning complex of Alhambra included. Explore the palace complex and Generalife with a guide, so you don’t get lost. Your guide enhances your day with stories about the history, art, culture, and mysteries of the palace and surrounding area.
  • Save time and visit Alhambra highlights and Generalife Gardens in a day
  • Choose from multiple start times throughout the day
  • Avoid waiting in long visitor lines with skip-the-line access
  • A guide enhances your tour with fascinating stories and commentary

What's Included

  • Local guide with live commentary
  • Guarantee to skip the long lines
  • Free wifi & phone charging station
  • Hearing Radio Devices
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Nasrid Palaces Admission Ticket

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Play Granada
    Carrera del Darro, 1, 18010 Granada, Spain

    PLAY GRANADA, next to the Santa Ana Church, at the end of Plaza Nueva.

End point

  • Alhambra
    C. Real de la Alhambra, s/n, 18009 Granada, Spain

What To Expect

The Alhambra

3 hours Admission Ticket Included


35 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Palace of Carlos V

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Palacio El Partal

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included


40 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • We recommend wearing comfortable shoes, no flip-flops or heels
  • Original IDs, Driving License OR Passport required to access the monument
  • Entrance tickets to be handed by the guide in paper form on date and time of the visit, at the meeting point.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers

Cancellation Policy

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.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    Traveller Tips

    It is easier to park at Alhambra where parking is plentiful than near the office.
    Word to the wise though, it's a pretty long tour, so wear very comfortable walking shoes!
    Not as scary as it looks but circular stairs are a bit tight.


    2,228 reviews
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    Too crowded …
    David_S, Sept 2023
    Our guide was great and engaging, but the site was too crowded with many other tour groups lined up for each stage of the tour. Felt like cattle…
    David_V, Sept 2023
    We were late. However our ticket did not give us access to the Palace/big thumbs down. Very disappointing
    Ask for Virginia!
    Gillian_R, Sept 2023
    Our guide, Virginia Garcia, was absolutely fabulous! So knowledgeable and would definitely recommend this tour to anyone thinking of visiting Alhambra
    Not happy with the tour
    JeanClaude_S, Sept 2023
    a) tour operator did not inform us that we needed to climb on foot to the castle at 35°c, while transport was available b) tour operator did not check personal paper accuracy as requested by the Alhambra security, which resulted in a 15 min debate for the entrance to the gardens. c)we could not visit the interior of the castle, which WAS THE REASON WHY WE WANTED to see Alhambra, and not the gardens. d)group to big, 30+ people.
    Good tour of Alhambra and Generalife gardens.
    Ronald_C, Sept 2023
    Our guide Virginia was very knowledgeable and the tour itself was very good. However, i dropped it to 4 stars because of the miscommunication between the guide and Play Granada. We were traveling to Granada by bus from a cruise ship and were running around 15 minutes late. We were told they would contact the guide so she would know to look for us. We made the 20 minute uphill walk at a pretty fast pace, only to find out no one contacted the guide to let her know we were on our way. Unnecessary confusion.
    Do Not Recommend
    Natalie_P, Sept 2023
    I would not recommend this tour to tourists. Our guide focused on parts of the Alhambra that were linguistic, not historical or interesting. He also left our group at the meeting point. Note that this tour does not include access to the Palace.
    Amazing tour!
    Bhavika_P, Sept 2023
    Amazing tour with a tour guide that was very knowledgeable of the history. I would highly recommend this tour! It was a beautiful experience!
    Great guide
    Victoria_W, Sept 2023
    Guide Virginia was very knowledgeable, knows several languages, loves history. The tour was the right pace. I wish these tours included the Nazarene palace as well
    Bringing the Alhambra alive with Veronica
    Christine_H, Sept 2023
    Our guide Veronica was fun, so knowledgeable and courteous. She made the trip come alive. Such a great trip to choose. Thank you Veronica!
    Half the tour was the exhausting walk
    Sherry_H, Sept 2023
    The walk up the mountain was approx 60 floors (so my Fitbit said) and 3 people did not make it. The tour guide talked very fast and it was hard to hear her
    Fabulous tour.
    Michael_P, Sept 2023
    The guide was excellent. Great tour. It was well worth it and extremely educational as well as facinating.
    Waste of time and money
    Shaorong_Z, Sept 2023
    The tour guide seems to determine to stay away from the crowd, so we end up spending most of our time(3 hours) wondering around in the places no one interested in. When we do have to tick the box at the main attractions, we were rushed away without and time to look at them. We have to go back to redo the visit by ourselves for another 2 hours to make the trip a bit meaningful. We are really exhausted in the end. The worst tour ever. Waste of time and money.
    Don’t miss while touring the Alhambra
    Katherine_L, Sept 2023
    Diego was an amazing tour guide, I learned so much! Definitely do not waddle around solo, you’ll miss the small details you’d miss otherwise.
    Our guide, Jackie, was...
    Pamela_P, Sept 2023
    Our guide, Jackie, was knowledgeable and shared a wealth of history while allowing the group to enjoy the breathtaking views. Super helpful to skip the lines as well.
    Awesome tour, must do
    Chris_G, Sept 2023
    Had a great visit. Our guide Esther was fabulous and full of energy. Her English was good and had great knowledge. The only thing that could have been better were the meeting place instructions and parking info.
    Alhambra and Generalife experience!
    Jesse_A, Sept 2023
    The best part was getting to see how expansive The Alhambra and grounds are and to learn about the history. I wouldn’t recommend the tour for elderly visitors. Lots of steps and the guide was difficult at times to catch up with to hear all of the history. The radios lost signal when not in line of sight. Eventually we had to break off and return the radios and ear pieces to the office.
    Make sure to book a tour...
    Regis_Q, Sept 2023
    Make sure to book a tour that includes the nasrid palaces, the most amazing part of Alhambra. This tour does not and they charge almost 3 times the amount of the tour if you want to include it later.
    AO_8, Sept 2023
    Everything was good, but skip a part of one palace’s we so supposed to go in. Beautiful place to visit
    Extremely knowledgeable guide. Amazingly beautiful place!
    Stephen_H, Sept 2023
    Very knowlegeable guide. Beautiful place and views. Beware: Lots of steep steps and path to get there, though. Worth the experience for us.
    Expensive, terrible
    Sue_M, Sept 2023
    It was a poor experience. The guide was Spanish and spoke with such a strong accent we struggled to understand her. This expensive trip dis not even allow entry to the Nastrid Palace which was not clear when booking the tickets.

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