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Our most recommended Granada Day Trips

From Seville: Alhambra and Albaicín Full-Day Tour

1. From Seville: Alhambra and Albaicín Full-Day Tour

Depart Seville and journey to the city of Granada to take a tour of the historic Alhambra, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its cultural importance and architectural beauty. Benefit from the services of an official tour guide and expert in the history of the fortress, built for the Nasrid emirs who ruled Spain in the 13th and 14th centuries. Marvel at the fortifications of the Alcazaba (citadel), built to protect the city's districts, including the Moorish suburb of "El Albayzín". Admire the beauty of the Generalife, home to the summer pleasure gardens of the Emir. Next, drive to the center of Granada to enjoy free time for lunch. Then, take a guided walk of the UNESCO-protected Albaicín district where the winding streets are reflective of its Medieval Moorish past. Stroll past whitewashed houses and encounter age-old churches and flower-filled balconies. Stop to take in the spectacular panoramas of the Alhambra fortress perched on the neighboring hilltop. Return to Seville at the end of your historical adventure, and be dropped off at your original starting point.

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From Malaga: Alhambra Full-Day Tour with Nasrid Palaces

2. From Malaga: Alhambra Full-Day Tour with Nasrid Palaces

Visit the Alhambra and the vibrant city of Granada without worrying about tickets and transportation. Travel from Malaga in a bus driven by a professional, bilingual driver. Enjoy a guided tour of the Alhambra complex, including a visit to the Nasrid Palaces. Admire the elaborate rooms and Moorish architecture and learn about the symbols and techniques used in the monument's construction.  Learn about the various occupiers of the palace throughout the centuries. Stroll through the Generalife Gardens and admire the views of the city from the top of the castle tower. After your visit, take some free time in the city center to visit the cathedral, have lunch in a local restaurant or simply wander around the streets and plazas. Stop at one of Granada's famous tapas bars You will then board the coach for the return transfer back to Malaga.

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Sierra Nevada Trip from Granada

3. Sierra Nevada Trip from Granada

Explore one of the most recognized sites in the Sierra Nevada National Park. Nicknamed the Sister of the Alps and the Himalayas, this region is unique for the murmur of streams, legendary lagoons, the myriad of waterfalls snow tunnels and high mountain meadows.  This tour will expose the secrets of the region to you, as a guide will divulge details and show highlights. Even in high summer months, you will be able to touch snow or fill the lungs with the freshest air.  Touring at more than 2,600 meters above altitude, the ecosystem vastly differs from any other. The refreshing experience reveals forests form legend and landscapes from cinema.

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Electric Bike Tour with 2 Options to Explore Granada

4. Electric Bike Tour with 2 Options to Explore Granada

The Albaicín, a World Heritage Site, and Sacromonte are 2 of Granada’s most colorful, enchanting, and historical districts. Sacromonte is known for its caves in which gypsies celebrate nightly with their flamenco songs and dancing. Explore these areas on an electric bike tour accompanied by your instructor/guide who will ensure that you see the sights of interest. This is just 1 of 4 electric bike tour options in Granada. The tours range from 2-3 hours in duration, and all begin with a training session to familiarize you with the operation of the vehicle. If you don’t want miss any of Granada's nooks or crannies, choose the XL tour. You’ll travel through all the city’s neighborhoods on this 2nd option and see hidden places such as the Palace of Dar-al-Horra, the Paseo de los Tristes, the San Nicolas Viewpoint, and the Cuesta de Chapiz. Ride your electric bike along the paths and trails of the forest on the outskirts of Granada. On this 3rd tour option your guide will show you the magnificent views of the Albaycin and the Alhambra from the Silla del Moro viewpoint. On a 4th option you can enjoy one of the best sunsets in the world! Ride your electric bike with your guide to the top of Granada to enjoy the spectacular colors and the sights below.

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From Torremolinos: Alhambra and Centre of Granada Full-Day Tour

5. From Torremolinos: Alhambra and Centre of Granada Full-Day Tour

Visit the city of Granada and one of the most important and historical sites in Europe on this day trip from Torremolinos. Travel in a comfortable bus driven by a professional and friendly driver. First stop is the Alhambra Palace, the most visited monument in Spain. It was built during the 13th century and declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984. Enjoy a complete guided tour of the extensive complex, including the beautiful Nasrid Palaces and Generalife Gardens. You will then be taken to Granada's city center, where you will have free time to visit the Cathedral and explore the picturesque streets and plazas of this vibrant town. At the end of the day, you will board the bus to take you back to Torremolinos.

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Granada: Sacromonte Caves Flamenco Show

6. Granada: Sacromonte Caves Flamenco Show

Watch an amazing flamenco show in the historic caves of the Sacromonte district of Granada and immerse yourself in the sensual rhythms and passionate sounds of the folkloric tradition in a unique venue. Thought to have been inhabited by Muslims more than 500 years ago, the cave dwellings were later occupied by gypsies who used them as living quarters and for temporary refuge after the conquest of the city by Christians. Experience the diversity of the Sacromonte neighborhood, where people of all races and walks of life now live in harmony. Pay your respect to the roots of flamenco as you survey your extraordinary surroundings and listen to music that will elevate you to levels of unknown pleasure.  Then, journey back in time and explore the narrow streets of the Albayzin district that dates back to the days of the Nasrid Kingdom.

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Sacromonte Caves Museum Admission Ticket

7. Sacromonte Caves Museum Admission Ticket

Spend an enjoyable hour exploring the Cave House Museum of Sacromonte with this admission ticket. Visit 11 separate caves, housing re-created cave house dwellings. Gain an understanding of the culture, history and natural environment of the Sacromonte district. See kitchens and stables, and also traditional trades and crafts, such as basketry, ceramics and weaving. Learn about flamenco in the Sacromonte district. Learn about the plants, the geology and the landscape of the area in the outdoors garden. From the garden you’ll also have unique views of the Alhambra, the city and the Rio Darro Valley.

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Alpujarra Experience: Historical Mountain Villages

8. Alpujarra Experience: Historical Mountain Villages

Discover one of Europe's richest botanical enclaves, through picturesque villages and a breathtaking mountain landscape. La Alpujarra is an extensive valley running across the southern foothills of the Sierra Nevada and the mountains of the Contraviesa Lújar, the Mediterranean coast and the Sierra de Gador. White buildings pepper the rugged terrain, matching the snow-capped peaks down amid the lush foliage. The first stop is the 19th-century town of Lanjarón, where you'll follow the flowing waters to Orgiva, the crossroads of the region and capital of La Alpujarra. From here continue through the magical towns of Caratuñas, Pampaneira, Pitres and Trevélez, the highest village in Spain, famous for its exquisite Iberian hams. Then, drive into the heart of the charming and picturesque villages of Bubion and Capileira, where you'll enjoy breathtaking views and a traditional lunch if you choose this option.

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From Granada: Rio Verde Canyoning Tour

9. From Granada: Rio Verde Canyoning Tour

Depart Granada and journey by air-conditioned bus to the beautiful Rio Verde canyon in the Sierra de Almijara. Take part in a thrilling canyoning activity suitable for all ages. Get a safety briefing on arrival and collect the necessary gear to work your way through the canyon with the help of an experienced guide. Rappel from rocks up to 15 meters high and get an adrenaline rush as you take optional jumps from rocks and slide across the river bed. Cool down with a swim in the emerald green water and appreciate the natural beauty of your surroundings from a fresh perspective. Reach the end point after approximately 3.5 hours and enjoy a well-earned rest and snacks before the drive back to Granada.

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From Seville: Private Transfer to Granada and Córdoba Tour

10. From Seville: Private Transfer to Granada and Córdoba Tour

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Seville and journey to the impressive city of Córdoba. Go to the Mezquita de Córdoba to look at its intricate arches and marvel at one of the finest examples of Islamic art in Spain. Then, stroll the narrow streets of the Jewish Quarter and contrast the patios of colorful flowers with the whitewashed walls and Spanish tiles. Discover highlights such as the Royal Stables and Alcázar before sampling local tapas, such as flamenquin (pork roll) and salmorejo (tomato and bread) at your own expense. Pass the historic water mills of the Guadalquivir River before heading to Granada, where more treasures await.

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What people are saying about Granada

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 2,290 reviews

This was the most fantastic tour I’ve ever had! Very personable driver who spoke fluent English was waiting for me at cruise terminal and whisked me away to Alhambra where I met my guide who was fluent in Arabic as well as English, and very knowledgeable in Islamic culture and history, which enabled him to provide detailed explanations of the Alhambra’s unique design, artwork and symbolism throughout the palaces. Tour time also allowed me to explore Granada’s old town before being returned to ship. I highly recommend.

GUSTAVO is the best tour guide out there!! If you ever want a tour of Alhambra that is not boring, you better find Gustavo. He made the tour fun with his knowledge of the history and great sense of humor. It was totally worth it. My wife, father and I enjoyed it a lot. Thank you!

Very good experience, apart from the informed places, the guides in the transport are constantly giving you more information and are very friendly.

Fantastic guide and wonderful experience. Organized and on-time. Our guide was knowledgeable and lovely.

Great day able to see some vilages, great landscape and an interesting ham dryer factory