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Private Alhambra Tours, Granada | (Tickets & Guided Tours) 2021

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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.

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

EXCLUDES:
  • 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.

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

EXCLUDES:
  • 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.
Location
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Value for Money
8
Level of Activity
9
PROS
  • 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
CONS
  • 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) 2021

Pickup

Not included

Accessible

Partially accessible for those with limited mobility

Duration

3-4 hours

Meals & Drinks

No meals provided

Suitable For

Able persons

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  1. Abhishek_N

    Alfredo was fantastic. He met us on time. We requested an early start and he was there at 830 am even though we were all freezing!!! He told us amazing stories about the palace with amazing passion! He gave us enough time for pictures and even took pictures for us!!! The tour lasted almost 4-5 hours instead of the 2.5-3 and we felt even then we couldn’t cover everything! I loved Alfredo and recommend this to anyone who wants to visit Alhambra! ❤️

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  2. John_B

    Mohamed was an incredible tour guide. Exceedingly knowledgable and wonderful to spend a few hours with. Highly recommend!

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  3. Robert_D

    What an outstanding tour! Our guide, Mohammed, was extremely knowledgeable about not only these sites, but also about the history of the place and the time period covered as well. He was very affable, and we thoroughly enjoyed having him as our guide. We have both traveled a lot, and have had the privilege of seeing many beautiful places, but no place has ever impressed us more than this one. The Alhambra, Nasrid Palaces and Generalife are NOT to be missed. It is definitely worth not only the time but the investment in a guide, in our opinions. Fantastic!

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  4. ellenannceli

    Our 3 hour tour with Edu was just amazing. We have had many private tours in Europe and Edu was the best tour guide we’ve ever had. His background in history and his enthusiastic for his subject matter was infectious. He paced the tour well, was sensitive to our needs and able to answer our many questions. We were deeply moved by this experience of the Alhambra. Thank you so much for an incredibly afternoon!

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  5. AAK

    Edu (Eduardo) was excellent! He was extremely knowledgable, engaging and helpful throughout or tour. He made it very enjoyable and enriching.

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  6. Jelms

    It was well worth it to have a private tour of this amazing place! Our guide Manu, was terrific! He really made the place come alive for us as he's so enthusiastic and knowledgeable. He took his time and was always ready and patient for every question we had. Also, his English was very good so communication was a breeze. Would highly recommend!

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  7. Guide812858

    Excellent tour, my wife and I enjoyed the tour very much. Very knowledgeable guide. We strongly recommend it.

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  8. weinbren5

    Our guide was amazing! He was so knowledgeable. It was also great to be able to stop and get clarification on questions that rise because of your surroundings.

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  9. Priya_M

    Esther is a fantastic guide- extremely knowledgable and engaging! Also very helpful and kind. The tour with her transformed out Alhambra visit from good to unforgettable. I can’t recommend her enough!

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  10. Claudia

    Laura was a great guide!! Extremely clear, helpful and knowledgeable! Our group was even overtime and she did not rush through the last part. I rarely do guided tours but this time I decided to do the full thing (Alhambra complex, Generalife etc. 3-hour tour) and it was definitely worth the money and time. I highly recommend it!

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