Skip the Line Guided Tour of Alhambra and Generalife Gardens

Skip the Line Guided Tour of Alhambra and Generalife Gardens

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      Granada, Spain
      3 Hours
      Moderate
      From (USD)
      $ 82

      • Alhambra: Skip the long lines at Spain's top attraction with this priority access ticket and follow savvy local guides who will navigate you through this immense UNESCO World Heritage Site.
      • Top things to see: The three Nasrid palaces, the Alcazaba military fortress, and the palace of the eccentric Charles V. Look for your reflection in the Court of the Myrtles' pond, and wander the majestic Hall of the Ambassadors, a place of royal receptions. Gaze up at the painted ceilings in the Hall of the Abencerrajes. Pass by the Bath of Comares, where royalty relaxed.
      • Generalife: Sultans who wanted to get away from it all lived a life of leisure at this slice of paradise. The buildings are simple at this summer palace, but the greenery is varied and luxurious, emphasizing a peaceful, bucolic setting. This is one of the oldest surviving Moorish gardens in the world.

      Meeting point

      Please meet in the lobby/reception area of your hotel. Be sure to indicate the name of your hotel at check-out so we know where to meet you. Your guide will be holding a sign with GoBe or your name on it.

      Helpful hints

      All Alhambra tickets have a cancellation fee of 4,20 Euro. On occasion the Alhambra Trust may alter the order of the visit and restrict access to certain areas. In this case, the tour will be adapted accordingly without reducing the visiting time.

      Getting around

      Plan on walking for about 2-3 miles, over paved/gravel paths, cobblestone roads and up steps. If you have limited mobility, this tour may be too challenging for you to enjoy and maintain the pace of the group. It is not fully wheelchair accessible.

      Activity type

      Cultural, Tickets, Walking Tour

      Transportation used

      We have different size vehicles to accommodate your group. Don't see the size vehicle you need? Contact us at hello@gobe.com for further assistance.

      Tour ID

      TR-EUR-ESP-GRDA-EN-1001

      Tour Participation Requirements

      Activity Level

      This experience is rated moderate. Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.

      Age restrictions

      Suitable for all ages.

       You would think that having a decadent palace all your own would have been enough for the sultans in the Alhambra. But even royalty needed a place to enjoy nature and chill out. And the Moors closely aligned the idea of their heaven with gardens. So they built their own little bit of heaven by the Sierra Mountains, a veritable Eden on Earth. Welcome to Generalife Gardens, part of the Alhambra complex that you'll get to enjoy on this GoBe tour.

      Generalife dates back to the early 1300s and the reign of Muhammad III. When construction began, the south part served as a grazing area for livestock, and a spot for sultans to hunt. Four vegetable gardens fed people in the nearby Alhambra buildings. Cypress trees added luscious greenery. Many flowers gave royalty some beautiful things to look at while relaxing. Awaken your senses to the green grandeur of the gardens during a relaxed stroll of the grounds.

      Discover distinctive water features, exotic plants, and decadent flowers. Listen as your guide provides captivating context. Notice the Stairway of the Lions, the way to enter the high gardens. The Water Stairway will get you to the highest point in the gardens, with epic views all around. In the Court of the Main Canal, a set of crossing fountain jets will capture your attention. They get water from the Royal Canal, the main source of water for the complex. These fountains first spouted in the 19th century; they are still a sight, and sound, to behold. With any luck, once you depart, you'll be able to channel your inner sultan just by remembering this exciting excursion.

      Rivals and revenge

      The Hall of the Abencerrajes, part of this GoBe tour, was the site of a legendary massacre. The Abencerrajes, a 16th-century Moorish family of knights, feuded with the rival Zegris family. So the Zegrises told the king that a family member was sleeping with his wife. Without confirming the news, he allegedly had them kill 36 Abencerrajes at a banquet. The fountain supposedly still has their bloodstains. And people think Game of Thrones is violent.

      Non-refundable if canceled within 7 days of requested services.

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