Private Alhambra Tours, Granada | (Tickets & Guided Tours) 2022

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Explore the most famous monument in Granada, Spain – the Alhambra – on a private guided tour. Enjoy priority access to the Alhambra complex’s popular attractions, like the Alhambra Palace, Nasrid Palace and Generalife Gardens.

Additionally, you will have your Alhambra guide’s undivided attention for a more personalized experience. With skip-the-line tickets, you will also save time that would otherwise be spent waiting in long visitor lines.

Private tours of Alhambra vary in length and price. To help you find the perfect tour for you, we have listed a variety of private Alhambra tours.

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Alhambra palace in Granada

Discover the 600-year-old Alhambra complex on a private tour led by an expert local guide.

The Alhambra complex was a courtly city that served as a home to the Moorish sultans of the Nasrid Dynasty. On your guided tour of Alhambra, you’ll be provided a first-hand look at the complex’s famous monuments and surrounding areas, while learning all about the ancient city’s rich history.

At the Alhambra main entrance, begin your tour by meeting your local guide. With your skip-the-line ticket, you’ll gain priority access to the Alhambra Palace. In addition to the palaces of the Moorish sultans, you can opt for a guided tour of the Alcazaba, Generalife Gardens and other surrounding areas.

Additionally, you have the option to choose the Charles V Palace and Alhambra Surrounding Tours. The Renaissance-styled Charles V Palace offers a beautiful contrast against the Islamic architecture of the Alhambra. Depending on the time, you can opt to end your tour of the Alhambra complex with a guided tour of its beautiful surroundings.

Tours are available in the mornings, evenings and nights and are generally 3-hours in length. Hotel pick-up and drop-off are not usually provided. For information on how to get to Alhambra, click here.

Alhambra Tour Ticket Prices 2021

The cost of a skip-the-line ticket for a private guided tour of the Alhambra ranges from about €83 ($98 USD) per person to as much as €355 ($420 USD) per person depending on tour length and inclusions.

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Private Alhambra Tour Times

Private guided tours are provided daily and take place in the mornings, afternoons and evenings. The length of the tours vary in length and can last anywhere between 2.5-hours and 6-hours.

Morning tours may start anywhere between 8am and 12pm, while afternoon/evening tours may start sometime between 2pm and 6pm. Once the booking is confirmed, your supplier will send you your tour time along with your tour guide’s information.

Note that the Alhambra Palace is open to visitors at the following times:

Monday – Sunday: 8:30am – 8pm

Best Time to Visit Alhambra

The best time to visit the Alhambra on a private tour is whenever admission tickets for the Nasrid Palace can be secured. The number of visitors allowed in the Nasrid Palace is limited so you’ll only be allowed access within the time specified on your ticket.

To avoid the larger crowds, we recommend booking your tour for the morning or evening as these times are less busy.

Regarding the time of year, it is best to visit during the autumn and spring months as summers in Granada can be really hot, while in winter you can expect snow.

Private Alhambra Guided Tour Options

With plenty of quality private Alhambra tour options to choose from, it is not always easy deciding which tour is best based solely on price. To provide you with more information on what you can expect, we will detail two of our top picks for the best private Alhambra tours below.

The Secrets of the Alhambra, Private Tour | Skip-the-line Tickets

On this 3-hour private tour, you will visit the Alhambra Palace, Nasrid Palace and Generalife Gardens. While walking through these spectacular monuments, your guides will teach you all about the Alhambra’s rich history and hidden secrets.

The tour guides providing this tour are two locals, both travel agents and official tourist guides, with a wealth of knowledge of their home city. As such, you are guaranteed exceptional, personalized service.

Additionally, skip-the-line tickets to the Alhambra are included so you can save time waiting in long visitor lines.

What we liked: Easy access to the Alhambra Palace and related monuments.

  • Private official expert guide
  • Skip-the-line admission
  • Alhambra, Nasrid Palace and Generalife Gardens

  • Parking fee
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Food and drinks

This tour is provided daily in the morning (10am) and evenings (5pm).

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Interior architecture of Alhambra

Granada: Alhambra Complex Private Tour | Skip-the-line Tickets

Get an exclusive tour of the Alhambra complex with a knowledgeable tour guide who will bring the site to life. Learn all about the sultans of the Nasrid Dynasty while taking in the Alhambra’s beauty.

Additionally, you can opt to see the Charles V Palace and Alhambra surroundings. This tour is perfect for those with limited time in Granada and who wish to see the ancient city in its entirety.

Skip-the-line tickets are provided so that you can begin your journey through history without any delays.

What we liked:Stunning view of Granada from the Alcazaba.

  • Entrance tickets to Alhambra sites
  • Expert tour guide
  • Personal audio system

  • Lunch
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Visit to Nasrid Palace (if complete or private tour is selected)

This exclusive tour of the Alhambra complex is provided in the mornings (9am and 11am) and the afternoon (2pm).

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generalise garden in the alhambra

8.7Expert Score
Private Alhambra tours are a great way to experience the marvelous ancient city in its entirety, and without having to wait in long visitor lines. The expert tour guides provide you with a wealth of knowledge on the Alhambra’s history and legends which truly brings the site to life.
Value for Money
Level of Activity
  • Priority access to the Alhambra complex
  • Exclusive guided tour from expert guide
  • See the Alhambra complex in its entirety
  • Covid-19 precautions put in place to ensure visitor’s safety
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off not included
  • No meals included
  • Only 50% of the complex is wheelchair accessible

Specification: Private Alhambra Tours, Granada | (Tickets & Guided Tours) 2022


Not included


Partially accessible for those with limited mobility


3-4 hours

Meals & Drinks

No meals provided

Suitable For

Able persons

23 reviews for Private Alhambra Tours, Granada | (Tickets & Guided Tours) 2022

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  1. Simonetta

    We were very pleased with our tour leader Laura. She took the time to explain every single details of the Alhambra and made the whole experience fun and interesting. She even convinced us to book the tickets to see the interiors of the palaces. I would recommend this tour to everybody!

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  2. Jaap

    From the booking till the end of the tour, everything was well organized. The tour is a fantastic experience and gives a good overview in what Alhambra has been and is. And, most important, Carmen, our guide, was excellent. She was enthousiast, very knowledgable and an outstanding communicator! Well done!

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  3. Jennifer

    Our guide, Mohammed was friendly and professional. He was so knowledgeable and a great story teller so the history came to life! We felt like he personalised the tour to suit us. La Alhambra was even better than we expected. It was totally worth the money for a private tour. We would highly recommend Mohammed and this tour.

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  4. Anonymous

    Francis was an excellent guide. He knew all about the Alhambra and shared that knowledge right from the start of the tour by giving us a very broad perspective of the history surrounding the Alhambra. He continued to add more details throughout the tour. He answered our questions, was very friendly, and very knowledgeable.

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  5. Leila

    Maria Jose Garcia was the best tour guide we’ve ever had. I visited Alhambra before without a guide, but this time I came with my family, and having Maria as our guide made it a completely new experience. We learned so much from her. Her knowledge of the history of Alhambra is so deep and if I were to do another tour in the area, I would definitely want her as my guide!

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  6. Claudia

    We have enjoyed this private tour with Mohammed very much. He is very knowledgeable and always includes a funny comment which makes the tour very entertaining. You also learn many interesting facts , which might be lost in a big group tour. This tour is a perfect balance between historical information and entertainment. Webhave been motivated until the end of the tour. Would highly recommend to anyone who wants to enjoy Alhambra more private.

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  7. Anonymous

    Great guide – lots of good information, very friendly and polite. My only suggestion – since we were a family of 4 with 2 young kids (6 and 7), I think it would’ve been better to make the tour shorter with more emphasis on the palace and fortress and symbolism and spend less time on gardens and other ruins that did not hold kids attention quite as much

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  8. Rachelle

    Antonio‘s tour through the senses is impressive. This is the second time i have had the pleasure to learn the fascinating history around the Alhambra and Granada listening to Antonio and cast knowledge. Highly recommend it and worth every euro.

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  9. Monica

    Our guide Antonio Villalobos was amazing. We really enjoyed the tour and learn so much about Alhambra and history. Including senses.

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  10. Chris

    Was great to book ahead and get a reserved time. The Alhambra is an amazing place which you cannot do on your own. Some things you can, this you absolutely cannot. Incredible views from the Palace. And the Gardens are gorgeous. You could wander through there for hours. Was a lot of walking, but a great day.

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