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Granada: Alhambra Skip-the-Line Tour with Nasrid Palaces

1. Granada: Alhambra Skip-the-Line Tour with Nasrid Palaces

Experience the Alhambra, the most important and captivating monument in Muslim Spain and one of the most-visited attractions in Spain. The Alhambra shows the heritage of the Nasrid dynasty, which you can discover as you explore the Alcazaba, the Comares Palace, and the Generalife gardens. Take the opportunity to visit the Alhambra accompanied by an official private guide who will explain the secrets, stories, and artistic details of the complex. Meet your guide at the Alhambra to begin this walking tour. The tour will start by visiting the walled citadel, the first vestiges before it became the seat of the Nasrid emirs of Granada. Continue until reaching the Alcazaba, the oldest area of the Alhambra and military area. Discover the impressive Torres Bermejas and take a photo at the top of the Torre de la Vela, where you can capture the best views of the Albaicín neighborhood. Visit the heart of the Alhambra, the Nasrid Palaces. Moorish-style patios, and the royal quarter. Your guide will reveal all the history and legends of how opulent palaces were built for Islamic rulers. To end the visit, enjoy the Generalife Gardens, the resting place of the kings of the city. Take in its architecture, decorations, and gardens.

Granada: Alhambra Guided Tour with Nasrid Palaces & Gardens

2. Granada: Alhambra Guided Tour with Nasrid Palaces & Gardens

Get a skip-the-line entry ticket to the Alhambra, Nasrid Palace, Alcazaba, and Generalife Gardens. Hear all about the history and culture of Granada from your guide. Meet your guide at the Alhambra to join this walking tour around Granada. First, access the Alhambra and admire the medieval architecture dating to the Moorish occupation.  Marvel at this UNESCO World Heritage Site, which started life as a walled citadel before becoming the opulent seat of Granada's Nasrid emirs. Continue to the Alcazaba, a fortress, one of the oldest parts of the Alhambra, and explore the stunning Vermilion Towers (Torres Bermejas).  Immerse yourself in the Alcazaba. Make sure you take a photo a the top of the cliff, as you will capture the view of the Albaicín neighborhood. Next up, visit the Nasrid Palaces. See the Moorish-style courtyards, reception halls, and royal quarters are at the heart of the Alhambra.  Listen as your guide tells you all about the antique wooden ceilings, brightly colored tiles, and history of this beautiful mansion built for the Spanish Muslim rulers.  Lastly, visit the Generalife Gardens, which used to be a leisure place for the kings of Granada to get away from the official affairs of the palace. End the day on a high and relax and chill in the gardens. Admire the magnificent architecture, fascinating decorations, gardens, fountains, and courtyards.

Granada: Alhambra, Nasrid Palaces, and Generalife Tour

3. Granada: Alhambra, Nasrid Palaces, and Generalife Tour

See the Alhambra Palace, a must-see for any visitor in the city of Granada. This Unesco World Heritage Site boasts attractive and elaborate rooms, a monumental and historic position, and exquisitely detailed Islamic art and architecture. Transform your visit into an extraordinary experience, rich with knowledge and history with an official local guide. Your expert interpreter of Granada’s heritage will escort you through every part that forms the “Red Fortress". Your guide will also answer any additional questions you may have about this spectacular monument. Explore the Alcazaba fortress, formerly a military precinct and the most antique area of the Alhambra complex. Marvel at the Nasrid Palaces including the Palace of Mexuar, the Palace of Comares, and the Palace of Leones. Finally, discover the Generalife, the sultan’s summer palace situated east of the Alhambra and surrounded by wide gardens filled with a great variety of vegetation, framed by a beautiful Islamic landscape.

Granada: Alhambra, Nasrid Palaces and Generalife Guided Tour

4. Granada: Alhambra, Nasrid Palaces and Generalife Guided Tour

No visit to Granada is complete without seeing the Alhambra, the only remaining fortress complex from the city’s Islamic period - so take advantage of this tour of the attraction with an experienced guide.  You will fall in love with this monumental complex: see the fortress (the Alcazaba), the Nasrid Palaces (optional), the Generalife Gardens and Palace, and more beautiful venues scattered around this complex. Enter these incredible places and breathe in the history and art of the Nasrid Kingdom. Your official guide will explain the origins and development of one of the most visited monuments in the world, delighting you with its exquisite fusion of Andalusian art and culture. If the option is selected, your ticket includes access to all the venues, including the Nasrid Palaces. In addition, choose the transportation option to reduce travel stress and make the most of your visit to this unique and stunning monument complex.

La Herradura: Guided Kayak Tour and Snorkel Excursion

5. La Herradura: Guided Kayak Tour and Snorkel Excursion

Be acquainted with La Herradura with the help of a guide on this kayak tour. Explore its beautiful nature, caves, and waters, as you learn about its rich history. Start your day by touring the natural area of La Herradura with your guide. Discover several of its cliffside caves and marvel at the village's biodiversity. Let your guide lead you through the most secluded crevices and passages where you will learn more about this location's rich history and what makes it unique. Then, snorkel in clear waters, with your snorkeling gear provided by your guide. As a memento of the trip, you will also be given a downloadable photographic report with action cameras.

Granada: Full Alhambra Guided Tour with Preferential Access

6. Granada: Full Alhambra Guided Tour with Preferential Access

Now a World Heritage Site, the Alhambra was once the emblem and pride of the Nasrid kings, the last bastion in the conquest of the Catholic kings. The Nasrid Palaces, the Alcazaba, the Generalife and many more points make up this incredible monument: the Alhambra, the jewel of Granada. Discover the Alhambra in its entirety, as it deserves, with an official accredited guide who will provide a fantastic 3-hour tour. With an expert guide in the history and architecture of the Alhambra, enjoy and understand the lifestyle, culture and tradition of the Nasrid kings and society from the 13th to the 16th century. In addition to learning about the operation of each palace, alcove, gardens, towers and surprising corners, you will also learn about countless legends and stories of love, infidelity and tragedy that occurred in this citadel.

Nerja: Cliffs of Maro-Cerro Gordo Guided Kayak Tour

7. Nerja: Cliffs of Maro-Cerro Gordo Guided Kayak Tour

Enjoy a guided kayak tour to the cliffs of Nerja-Maro-Cerro Gordo to see impressive mountains, secluded coves, and beautiful beaches. Jump into the sea for a swim during your adventure, take memorable photos of your experience. Come to the beach to meet your guide. Then, hop onto your kayak and paddle in the sea. Marvel at the spectacular view of the cliffs, famous for the watchtower built in the 16th century. Choose between a short kayak route and a long route with a better view of the cliffs. The activity is at Maro beach, right next to the waterfall (actually has no water because we have low rain this year), so in just a few minutes you will start enjoying this unparalleled and unique beauty. Bring your own snorkeling gear (if you don't we let you goggles) and stop along the way for a swim. Also, get amazing photos taken by the guide during the tour. Finally, return to the starting point at the beach to finish your experience.

Granada: 3-Hour Cathedral and Royal Chapel Tour

8. Granada: 3-Hour Cathedral and Royal Chapel Tour

An in depth insight into the Christian history of Granada, including the Encarnación Cathedral and the Royal Chapel. The tour concludes by passing through the historical center, visiting 'La Madraza', the first university that was created by Yusuf I.

Tabernas Desert 4WD Adventure

9. Tabernas Desert 4WD Adventure

Enjoy a 4WD adventure in Europe’s only desert landscape on this scenic drive through the Tabernas Desert, situated between the Sierra de los Filabres and the Sierra de Alhamilla. Boasting over 3,000 hours of sunshine per year, annual rainfall of a mere 200 millimeters and temperatures ranging from 23° F to 118° F (-5°C to 48°C), the gray tones of the desert’s gullies, ravines, and other geological formations turn golden when the sun rests on them at sunset. Essential to the history of cinema in Almeria, Tabernas Desert served as a location for hundreds of movies, including “Lawrence of Arabia.” Dozens of spaghetti westerns, such as “A Fistful of Dollars, “For a Few Dollars More,” and “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly,” gave rise to an era of rampant shooting. Adventure stories war films, and science fiction films have all made use of the landscape, including “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade,” “Conan the Barbarian", "Game of Thrones", or "The Crown". Marvel at the desert’s similarity to the American badlands, and the deserts of north Africa and Arabia. En route, you will learn about the geological formation of this extraordinary place, including the flora and fauna that somehow manage to survive there.

Nerja: Maro-Cerro Gordo Boat Tour w Snorkeling & Sea Scooter

10. Nerja: Maro-Cerro Gordo Boat Tour w Snorkeling & Sea Scooter

Take a boat out to the dramatic cliffs of Nerja-Maro Cerro Gordo. Learn basic techniques for snorkeling from your guide, and enjoy the freedom of the water with the equipment supplied for your experience. Choose between noon, or 3 PM departure for an afternoon or evening adventure of underwater exploration. Around the cliffs that cut through the water, try exploring some of the caves that pepper the edges of the rock with paddle surfboards. Take in the depths of the water with your guide, who will show you how to use the equipment. Keep memories of the tour with complementary photos and videos of your experience uploaded afterward for you to access. See the flora and fauna of the ocean before departing again back for Nerja on the speedboat. Dry off with towels supplied for you with this tour ticket.

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This is one of the best activities I have done and so well organised, our guide Rachel was fantastic and the scenery oh wow. The walkway felt secure, though admittedly if you are scared of heights it might be a challenge but so worth it, we started via the South side and there was a slight incline to go up to get to the start.

Great guide, well informeel, Good contact with Group especially belgians ;-) One critic: for elderly People stairs are painfull. So mounting the hill to where the water came in from the river didn’t inform us, delivered no beautiful views and felt absurd: mounting up the hill and straight thereafter going down again.

Really great tour with incredibly knowledgeable local tour guide Ana of the generalife palace, gardens and Alhambra. We especially loved the focus on the Muslim history of Granada and Andalusia. Thanks so much to Ana, would definitely recommend this detailed and engaging tour.

Well worth it! Transportation and organisation all well done. Guide was very friendly, but a bit difficult to understand.

Great experience. Our guide Isabel was so knowledgeable and helpful.