Our guide will pick up at the set time and place.You will then head towards GRANADA. During the journey the tour escort will inform you about the programme of the day and will comment upon the...
Our guide will pick up at the set time and place.You will then head towards GRANADA. During the journey the tour escort will inform you about the programme of the day and will comment upon the landscapes and the towns you will see on the way. Once you arrive in Granada you will have 5 hours in the city. You will have a sightseeing tour by bus in order to see the most interesting sites, including a stop at San Cristobal Viewpoint in the famous Quarter of Albaicin. From this point you will admire the best views of the city and of the Alhambra with Sierra Nevada in the background. After the sightseeing tour, the guide will walk you to the Cathedral and the Royal Chapel in the city centre, where you will have at least 2 hours and 30 minutes free time (lunch time included) to enjoy this marvellous city on your own, make your shopping, etc. At the time and place set by our guide you will reach by coach the Monumental Complex of the Alhambra, declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO, where the Local Guide will be waiting for you and will help you discover this universally renowned monument. The visit includes the Palace of Charles V, the Generalife Gardens and the magnificent Nasrid Palaces with the Court of the Lions. The walk through the palaces and the gardens, which takes about 2 hours and 30 minutes, will make you go back in time and experience the unique atmosphere which inspired, among others, the American writer Washington Irwing, who wrote here his Tales of the Alhambra. At the time and place set by our guide the coach will take you back to the Costa del Sol.
At the arrival to Granada we will go to San Cristobal Viewpoint, place visited by all the travelers thanks to its views, undoubtedly the best of Granada, from we will be able to see both the city of Granada and the Complex of the Alhambra.
The Alhambra and The Generalife is situated in Granada, it was palace, A military base for the royal guard, residence of the sultans Nazaríes and of the high functionaries and servants to the Court and to the soldiers of elite (XIIIth to XIVth century). Nowadays it is a monument in which four zones are distinguished: the Palaces, the military zone or Fort, the city or Medina and the agrarian estate of the Generalife, all this in an environment of wooded zones, gardens, flowers and vegetable gardens. It integrates, in addition outstanding buildings of different epochs, as the Renaissance Palace of Carlos V, where you find the Museum of the Alhambra, with proceeding objects principally of the own Monument, and the Museum of Bella Artes.