Learn about the importance of water for the city of Granada and how the complex hydraulic system which supplies the palace city of the Alhambra was devised - thanks to an expert professional guide who is passionate about the history of the Alhambra.

The fountains and gardens that can be seen today were made possible by the existence of the Acequia Real (royal irrigation canal) and its slopes, which allowed water to flow using the principle of communicating vessels.  You will also get the chance to learn about the importance of olive trees in Al-Andalus and the medicinal uses of Nasrid crops, as well as touring the Sultana's cypress courtyard and the Palace of Generalife, where you can appreciate the aesthetic and symbolic uses of water in Islamic palace architecture - and amazing views at the Alcazaba!  Your tour will stretch from the entrance of the Alhambra by the lower gardens, the Water Tower and the Alcazaba, finishing in the small Square of Cisterns.

This tour is limited to 10 participants.  Minimum 4 days advance booking required.

Rates - including tax

Type Rate
Private Tour
(Total for Just 1 Adult, Age 12+):
$219.58
Private Tour
(Total for 2 Adults, Ages 12+):
$265.72
Private Tour
(Total for 3 Adults, Ages 12+):
$292.73
Private Tour
(Total for 4 Adults, Ages 12+):
$314.11
Private Tour
(Total for 5 Adults, Ages 12+):
$336.62
Private Tour
(Total for 6 Adults, Ages 12+):
$363.63
Private Tour
(Total for 7 Adults, Ages 12+):
$416.52
Private Tour
(Total for 8 Adults, Ages 12+):
$449.16
Private Tour
(Total for 9 Adults, Ages 12+):
$454.79
Private Tour
(Total for 10 Adults, Ages 12+):
$466.04
Child Rate
(Per Child, Ages 3-11):
$21.51
Child - Free
(er Infant, Ages 2 and Under):
$0.00

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Tour / Activity Details

approximately 2.5 hours
10:30 am and 3:00 pm daily

4 Days Minimum Advance Booking Required.  Maximum 10 persons per tour.  Tour does not include hotel pick up; the meeting location at Generalife will be specified on your E-Ticket.  Private tour rates are displayed in US dollars and are based on group size (1-10 adults) with a special discounted per-child price and a child-free rate for infants.  Please order online or call us in the USA at 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

There is a $6.95 USD processing fee per order. This is a flat fee regardless of the number of tickets or tours purchased on an order. There is a service charge per ticket. This charge will be reflected on your summary before you checkout. The total shown at checkout includes any fuel surcharges, service charges and tax. There are no additional charges, unless otherwise specified.

Tour / Activity Policies

Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change Fee Policy: If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

Tour / Activity Description

Covid-19 Procedures

  • Multiple sanitation and safety measures are in place.  A full list of Covid-19 policies and procedures will be included with your E-ticket.
  • Guides and participants will use face masks throughout the tour.
  • Guides will make hydroalcoholic hand gel freely available throughout the tour.


Please Note

  • Please order carefully since adult pricing is per-group but child pricing is per-person
  • You will need to provide full names, ID or passport numbers, age and nationality for each person (including children and free infants) when you place your order so your guide can arrange for your Gardens of Alahambra & Generalife entrance tickets, which will be emailed to you a few days before your tour date (you also will need to specifically agree-to and provide an email address for sending the tickets)
  • Tickets are NON-TRANSFERRABLE
  • This tour involves considerable walking, so wearing comfortable shoes is highly recommended
  • With advance notice at the time of booking, the guides can adapt the tour for persons with impaired mobility
  • On the day of the tour, you may present either a printed E-Ticket or show it on your mobile phone
  • The ending location of the tour depends on which tour time is selected - Generalife pavilion, Carlos V Palace or Main Entrance pavilion
  • The specific terrain involved makes it difficult for prams or strollers, so guides recommend carrying infants in a baby carrier
  • Please make sure to bring a fully charged mobile phone with headphones in case circumstances require them for a voice transmission system with your guide, who will inform you if it is necessary
  • Persons with hearing impairment should specify this at time of booking so your tour guide can wear a protective face shield instead of a face mask
  • The Alhambra and Generalife may alter the itinerary or exclude certain areas based on their organization's needs
  • Guide reserves the right to make minor changes to the itinerary if necessary due to unforeseen or unpreventable circumstances
  • Should circumstances beyond the control of the guides hinder in carrying out the visit in a safe manner, they shall have the right to cancel and offer a full refund

 

Itinerary

  • Model platform of the Alhambra & Generalife at the main entrance pavilion of the Alhambra
  • Orchards of Generalife
  • Lower Gardens of Generalife
  • Interior of Generalife Palace
  • Patio of Cipres de la Sultana
  • Water Staircase
  • Water Tower
  • Hammam at the Royal Street
  • Gardens and Palace of Partal
  • Plaza del Aljibe (water deposit)
  • Justice Gate

 

Includes

  • Entrance fees for the Gardens of Alhambra and Generalife
  • Professional expert guide
  • Live narration in English

 

Does Not Include

  • Entrance fees for the Nasrid Palaces
  • Hotel pick-up or transportation to the meeting point
  • Food or drinks
  • Gratuities

 

4 Days Minimum Advance Booking Required.  Maximum 10 persons per tour.  Tour does not include hotel pick up; the meeting location at Generalife will be specified on your E-Ticket.  Private tour rates are displayed in US dollars and are based on group size (1-10 adults) with a special discounted per-child price and a child-free rate for infants.  Please order online or call us in the USA at 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

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