Granada and the Alhambra Full Day Tour From Seville

Discover Andalusia’s jewel, see magnificent views , and learn about the city’s profound history

Travel Flexibly · 13.00h · Seville (Sevilla), Spain

Dreaming of exploring the legendary Alhambra in Granada but dread the thought of navigating the lengthy drive, ticket queues, and logistics on your own? That’s why we’ve teamed up with expert guides and crafted this full-day tour from Seville—which comes with return transport, entry tickets, and free time to explore at your own pace. Thanks to your guide's insightful knowledge, you’ll delve into the region’s storied history and discover parts of the palace and city often missed by visitors

  • Meeting point in Calle Rastro 12A, Seville
  • The Alhambra​
  • Nasrid Palaces​
  • Arab mosaics​
  • Court of the Lions​
  • Views from the Palace​
  • Mirador de San Nicolás​
  • Albaicín Alto​
  • Granada city​

From a convenient location in the historical center of Seville, your memorable day out kicks off with a scenic transfer through Andalusia’s rolling hills and white-washed villages to Granada. Upon your midday arrival, head straight to the iconic Alhambra for a four-hour guided tour through its intricate palaces, finely maintained gardens, and storied fortress.

Afterward, follow your guide to the Albaicín Alto district, where you'll be awe-struck by incredible views of the Alhambra and Generalife gardens, backed by the rugged Sierra Nevada mountains. From here, enjoy free time to explore as you please, perhaps popping into a tapas bar or roaming between fascinating boutique shops, before returning to the coach for a return journey to Seville.

Granada and the Alhambra Tour From Seville

Your 13-hour tour includes:

  • Round-trip transportation from Seville

  • Skip the line access tickets to the Alhambra and Nasrid Palaces

  • Guided Alhambra tour

  • Mirador de San Nicolás

  • Leisure stroll through Albaicín Alto Free time to explore Granada and enjoy lunch of your choice

  • Travel Seville to Granada

* The Alhambra tickets are non-refundable. All sales are final, no cancellations. 

Travel Seville to Granada

Your adventure begins in the morning, at a central location in Seville Here, you’ll board a comfortable coach and settle in for a scenic ride through Andalusia’s picturesque countryside. The journey takes approximately three hours, and along the way, you’ll be treated to superb views of rolling hills, vineyards, ancient fortresses, and once you’re close to Granada, the rugged mountains of the Sierra Nevada.

Guided Alhambra Tour

Upon reaching Granada, around midday, you'll head straight to the majestic Alhambra Palace for a four-hour tour. This magnificent UNESCO-listed fortress whose first historical records date to the 9th century, featuring Moorish art and architecture, houses the intricate Nasrid Palaces and lush Generalife gardens. With your guide leading the way, you'll uncover hints of the Nasrid dynasty, explore opulent halls and serene courtyards, and pause by idyllic water features.

Over centuries, the Alhambra has survived numerous changes of fortune, serving as a court to the Nasrid sultans as Muhammad XII of Granada in the 15th century, a fortress for the Reconquista, and later, a royal residence for Ferdinand and Isabella Catholic Monarchs of Spain

Throughout your tour, you'll learn about these distinct periods of time and how each has influenced the Alhambra you're exploring today.

Visit Albaicín Alto

After wrapping up your tour of the Alhambra, you’ll make your way to the historic Albaicín Alto for a scenic stroll. Also known as the Muslim Quarter, this district features narrow, winding streets, and traditional houses, and best of all, offers stunning vistas of the Alhambra and the Generalife against the backdrop of the Sierra Nevada mountains. The finest spot to enjoy these views is from the Mirador de San Nicolás, and thanks to your expert guide’s lead, you’ll effortlessly make your way here to soak up your beautiful surroundings. This is just one of many other miradores (viewpoints) waiting to be found as you wander through this emblematic part of the city!

Free Time in Granada & Return to Seville

With the guided portion of your tour wrapped up, you'll have free time to explore Granada at your own pace. If your stomach is rumbling, be sure to head to one of the lively bars to experience the city’s renowned tapas culture. Just order a wine or beer, and you’ll be treated to a surprise tapa alongside it! Alternatively, or afterward, stroll through the bustling streets, shop for unique souvenirs, and find a lovely spot to sit and savor the friendly buzz of the city. Given the city's ties to the flamenco dance, you’ll no doubt stumble across a street performance or two.

However, keep your eye on your watch, as at a pre-designated time, you’ll meet back up with your group for a return journey to Seville. Expect to arrive back in the evening, filled to the brim with grand memories of your day out!

What you get with this tour
Passionate, English-speaking guide
Skip the line Alhambra tickets
Roundtrip transportation
Nasrid Palaces
Albaicin Alto, Mirador de San Nicolas, and more
Group size of 20
Food and beverage
Guide gratuities
Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Food & beverages
Guide gratuities
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Frequently Asked Questions

What to bring?

It's always smart to wear comfortable shoes since you'll be on your feet for some of the tour. A good camera, seasonally appropriate clothing, a water bottle, and money for lunch are also recommended

Meeting and ending point

The tour starts and ends at Calle Rastro nº12A, Seville

What to bring?

It's always smart to wear comfortable shoes since you'll be on your feet for some of the tour. A good camera, seasonally appropriate clothing, a water bottle, and money for lunch are also recommended

Is this tour run by The Tour Guy?

This tour is operated by one of our trusted and vetted partners in Seville

What if I have concerns about my mobility on this tour?

If you have any doubts about your mobility, please let us know beforehand. The tour includes walking on uneven terrain, up and down stairs, and navigating in and out of a coach

What happens if it rains?

We run our Granada and the Alhambra tour rain or shine. If the weather is extremely bad and we cannot proceed with the tour, we’ll inform you as soon as possible and we will work with you on a refund or alternative date

Is there any chance my tour might be canceled?

On the rare occasion if the tour is canceled, we'll inform you as soon as possible. We will work with you to reschedule your tour when possible or provide a full refund

Is there a dress code to join this Granada and the Alhambra tour?

While there is no specific dress code, we recommend wearing comfortable, casual, and respectful clothing. We understand the summers in Granada can be hot so we suggest you dress accordingly

How much walking is involved in this tour?

This tour includes walking around the Alhambra and Granada. While the pace is gentle, you will have to be on your feet for extended amounts of time

Is lunch or dinner included in the price of the tour?

Lunch is not included in this tour, but you'll have a break in Granada to find delicious food. Our guide will be happy to recommend one of theirf avorite spots

Are drinks included in the price of the tour?

Beverages are not included in the price of the tour. However, our guides are happy to recommend one of our favorite spots to grab a drink

Can I bring my kids, and do I have to pay for them?

Yes, everyone is welcome on our Granada and the Alhambra tour. We offer a reduced rate for children 2 to 11 years old and for infants under 2. Please choose accordingly when booking

Why do I have to pay for my child who's under 11 years old?

We charge a discounted rate for children because there is a limited number of seats available on our buses. Everyone must have their own seat for safety reasons

Does this tour include hotel pickup?

Hotel pickup is not included on this tour. You will meet your guide and group at Calle Rastro 12A, Seville

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