Exploring Granada's most famous monument, the Alhambra, is a must-do for any traveler. But is a guided tour of the Alhambra worth it? The answer is a resounding yes! A guided tour of the Alhambra and Generalife offers an easy way to explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site without having to worry about public transportation or long lines. With an expert guide, you'll get to skip the standard queue and have the advantage of joining an informed, guided tour. Plus, you'll get to explore all its wonders with priority access passes.
The 3-hour guided tour of the Alhambra and Generalife is a very popular and highly rated visit. You won't have to wait in long lines and will have an expert guide, and if you're visiting in the summer, three hours might be the perfect amount of time. If budget is not a major factor, it's worth considering private tours, small group tours, or premium tours. This will take you in the company of fewer than 10 to 20 people, offering a more intimate experience.
It's worth the extra money for the experience. For those who don't feel comfortable adjusting to public bus schedules and managing everything on their own, this tour is an excellent value for money.If I had more time, I would have certainly spent a few days in Granada and would have booked a visit to the Alhambra on my own. However, if you book a tour option, you can skip the standard queue and have the advantage of joining an informed, guided tour. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Alhambra is a treasure trove of Moorish architecture and you'll see several of its wonders as you explore its highlights.
How to Make the Most Out of Your Guided TourThere are two entrances to the Alhambra (that's how big it is), so if you want to see the gardens first, you should take the route that leaves you close to the gardens instead of the route that leaves you near the NP.
With a priority access pass, you'll be able to enter this monument declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO early before it gets crowded and you'll start a tour of the Alhambra complex with an expert guide who speaks English.While the guided tour is obviously a little more expensive than buying a direct ticket, being part of an Evita tour group is much more practical, avoiding the steep hill (which left me breathless) and skipping the lines. If you're having trouble getting your Alhambra Direct tickets, buying a tour is an easier solution.