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Granada - Half day Alhambra Tour (3 Hours 30 Minutes)

Valesa Cultural Services Spain & Portugal

Granada, Spain

Valid for Travel Now Through: 01 Oct 2019

Granada - Half day Alhambra Tour (3 Hours 30 Minutes)

Granada, Spain

Tour Features


  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Sightseeing



Recommended Ages

All Ages

Activity Level



Morning 10:00am Meet your English speaking guide in the lobby of your hotel and taxi to the Alhambra for a private, guided visit of this UNESCO World Heritage site. During the period of Muslim domination of Spain, Granada was the finest city on the peninsula.  

This hilltop fortress-palace of the Nasrid kings, the last Muslim rulers in Spain, is the most remarkable monument to Moorish art and architecture in Spain. Much has been written about the fortress, the palace, its patios and gardens, but somehow nothing can really prepare visitors for the experience.  The Alcazaba is the Alhambra's Muslim fortress dating from the 11th to the 13th centuries, with lovely views of the city from the tops of its towers.  The Nazarid palace is the centerpiece of the Alhambra, and is noted for the intricacy of its stonework.  In addition to the Alhambra, our visit will also include the Generalife, the summer palace of the sultans set in the lush Alhambra harem gardens, with lazy fountains and tranquil pools.  Entrance tickets included.

Afternoon 1:30am End of tour and your guide departs

About Us

Valesa Cultural Services has been owned and operated by Americans for the past 50 years. Our background and experience are your guarantee that we understand and meet the expectations of the most demanding clients. We are an expert team of enthusiastic travel professionals, long-term resident bilingual Americans and Spaniards who work together combining specialties such as history, art, food and wine in order to offer the best and most attractive trip arrangements. Our team includes the best guides and drivers, historians, art curators, chefs, flamenco dancers and exclusive local experts available for our most discerning clients.

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Terms & Conditions

A deposit is required in order to confirm and receive the final itinerary. A percentage of the deposit will be non-refundable. Full prepayment is required, usually 30-60 days prior to arrival. We will advise the non-refundable portion depending on the size of the booking plus the cost of any tickets purchased (Train, air or entrance tickets) Cancelation for any reason with less than 3 weeks prior will result in 50-100% non-refundable depending on services requested. These conditions will be indicated to the client on confirmation of the specific services and hotels reserved. We accept Visa, Mastercard and wire transfers as payment methods. (Amex not accepted)

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Guides were very professional

By: Jan

Reviewed on: 12 Oct 2013

Our guides were very knowledgable and fun. They took care of our cabs, entrance tickets, etc. They spent a lot of time with us and were able to answer any questions we had as well as recommending activities and restaurants in the area. They made our experience memorable!
Travel Advisor:  Marlene Singer
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Excellent Guides

By: Karen

Reviewed on: 26 Jun 2014

We used Valesa guides in Menorca, Valencia and Barcelona. They were all excellent. Their vehicles  were spacious and clean. The guides were knowledgeable and flexible for the various desires of a group of 8. I would use them again.
Travel Advisor:  Bowden Sarrett

Excellent Guides

By: Big Blue

Reviewed on: 09 May 2015

The guides have been terrific. See my previous comments The services that have been arranged are the best quality
Travel Advisor:  Beth Jenkins Washington

Great honeymoon

By: Corgilover

Reviewed on: 12 Oct 2015

Valesa Cultural Services assisted our travel agent Deb Miller for our honeymoon. They were extremely nice and genuine. Jessica at Valesa even called one of our tour guides just so she can check up on us. There were a few snags to our itinerary that she helped square away immediately. The hotels that they chose were so lovely and luxurious. We also enjoyed the touristy sites and the free time on our own. The only thing that we found interesting was that all our private tour guides were on the older side. Nothing wrong with older retired people but they seemed surprised that we were their clients for the day. I guess they were used to an older crowd rather than two young honeymooners. Besides that fact we really enjoyed all that they could provide knowledge wise. I would suggest for any night time activity with a private guide to have a younger individual. Our tapas tour in Barcelona was great but at times was a little awkward to make conversation with our older tour guide.


By: Henrietta

Reviewed on: 13 Sep 2016

Tour guides great and very helpful. Transportation was right on time and very good.
Travel Advisor:  Trish Mercer

Excellent Tour Guide

By: DaveC.

Reviewed on: 07 Oct 2016

We hired a private tour guide for a half day tour of the Prado Museum and a half day city tour of Madrid. She was wonderful. Very knowledgeable and made the two days enjoyable and memorable. The Prado Museum has over 5,000 artworks, but she knew exactly which to see and provided insight on the artist, history and culture, as well as the art.
Travel Advisor:  Birgit Navarre

Great provider in Spain!

By: Frisco Travelers

Reviewed on: 26 Mar 2017

Spain was our first stop during our Europe vacation, so Valesa Cultural Services was our first contact with Europe agencies...and they were spectacular. The guides we had in Madrid, Toledo and Barcelona were exceptional. Our guide in Madrid had excellent art history knowledge, which was very helpful when visiting cathedrals and museums, as we were not art aficionados. We would definitely recommend them to anyone traveling in the region, and would gladly use them again if we return to Spain or Portugal.
Travel Advisor:  Ralph Iantosca


By: Patti & Don

Reviewed on: 28 Mar 2017

All the details for the entire trip were very professional and easy to access.
Travel Advisor:  Bettie Lee


By: Monkie

Reviewed on: 23 May 2017

Every guide was knowledgeable, personable and flexible We learned we enjoyed we want to return.
Travel Advisor:  Suzan Von Lengerke


By: Special k

Reviewed on: 28 Aug 2017

Guides and transportation in both Barcelona and Lisbon great. Wonderful tours. Excellent English and very knowledgeable
Travel Advisor:  Carrie Mahoney

Just GO!


Reviewed on: 16 Oct 2017

Whether your looking for an active vacation or something a little more relaxed you can find it all with virtuoso. They check in on you daily, can find you anywhere, and are very responsive should you have any issues. They are the safest way to travel. A++
Travel Advisor:  Joanne Socha

Great trip to Spain!


Reviewed on: 18 Nov 2017

All of the tour guides with Valesa were wonderful! They are friendly & fun, and their knowledge really adds to our enjoyment of the local sights and history.
Travel Advisor:  Ginny Mabry

Amazing trip!

By: Alex

Reviewed on: 23 Jun 2018

The tours and guides selected for us were fantastic. Benjamin, Isabel, and Andrè knocked it out of the park and helped us fall in love with their corner of the world. In particular, I would highly recommend Isabel’s petiscos tour. It was great!
Travel Advisor:  Lindsey Epperly

Tours of Portugal

By: Donna

Reviewed on: 09 Jun 2018

We used this service for 3 day trips. The guide and driver were very professional.. Excellent way to see all the highlights of the country
Travel Advisor:  Andrea Ewart


By: One off

Reviewed on: 29 Jun 2018

Everything they were involved in was perfect! No glitches, tours and guides were amazing. Would let them plan the rest of my life!
Travel Advisor:  Marlene Singer

Port and Sp

By: Buzzy

Reviewed on: 27 Jun 2018

It was very nice. Had a couple of hitches but it all got worked out satisfactory
Travel Advisor:  Bettie Lee

Our trip to Portugal

By: M&G

Reviewed on: 23 Oct 2018

Our experience was great. The itinerary was well planned, all of our hotels, drivers, and tour guides met our expectations and more. We were contacted on two occasions while on tour to ensure all was OK. Our trip was varied and interesting, the tour guides were very knowledgeable. VCS was a good choice for us.
Travel Advisor:  Judi Schulz

Wonderfully planned

By: Allison P

Reviewed on: 10 Apr 2019

We had an amazing experience on our honeymoon in southern Spain. We continually remarked on how wonderfully planned the logistics were and how it made traveling so easy for us. We were able to do a wide variety of activities that were personalized for us. Laura was our local contact and was very welcoming. She reached out as soon as we got there to assure us she could help in any way. Would highly recommend to others!
Travel Advisor:  Christie Soper

2nd Time Around

By: Big Blue

Reviewed on: 20 Apr 2019

This is the 2nd trip we’ve taken that Valesa has arranged for us. Their guides and drivers are exceptionally well chosen. The drivers are like second guides and since we had many hours with just a driver, this was a bonus. Jessica even called us 3 times during the tour to ensure everything was going well. Excellent
Travel Advisor:  Beth Jenkins Washington

Sintra and others

By: Danny and Janet

Reviewed on: 28 Apr 2019

We had a great time on this excursion. Had a very knowledgeable and fun guide and learned a lot. We also loved Lanzarote for its interesting and fascinating environment.
Travel Advisor:  Karen Barber

Spain and Portugal

By: Rich & Mary Ann

Reviewed on: 25 Apr 2019

Land arrangements in Spain and Portugal were all carried out as planned, in timely fashion.
Travel Advisor:  Karen Barber

Spain 2019

By: Lana

Reviewed on: 14 May 2019

Fabulous trip with excellent service!
Travel Advisor:  Ron Phillips