Private tour from Malaga to the Alhambra Palace and Granada for up to 8 persons

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From $515.41

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 9 hours

Departs: andalucia, spain

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Taking this private tour from Malaga to Granada and the Alhambra Palace, we will visit one of the most beautiful architectural wonders of the world, it is home to two of Spain's best-known UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

We will explore with our private local Alhambra guide the gardens of the Generalife and the exquisite Moorish architecture of the Nasrid Palaces, framed by the stunning backdrop of the snow-covered Sierra Nevada Mountains. From these ancient Palaces and gardens, you will enjoy stunning views of the beautiful city of Granada and the Gypsy quarters of the Albaicín.

After this private Alhambra Palace tour, we will head up to the centre of Granada. You will have free time for lunch (not included), and then we head back to the coast.

What's Included

Free time in Granada

Pick up from your accomodation in Malaga city and cruise port

Private Mercedes Minivan from Malaga.

Private official Alhambra palace guide for 3-hour tour

Private transportation excusively for your group

Skip the line entrance tickets to the Alhambra palace

Start time can be flexible

What's Not Included

Food and drinks, unless specified


Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 0 - 95

Additional Info

  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

All sales are final. No refund is available for cancellations.

What To Expect

The Alhambra
Private tour of the spectacular Alhambra Palace with private English-speaking official guide to give you a wonderful insight of the history and culture of this spectacular place. / / On this 130 km journey day trip to Granada. We will visit the Alhambra palace and its courtyards which were built for the last Moorish Emirs in Spain, for the ruling Nasrid dynasty.

After the Cristian reconquest by the Catholic Monarchs,
Isabella and Ferdinand in 1492, some sections of the Alhambra palace were used by the Christian Monarchy.

Their Grandson Charles V, who was the Holy Roman Emperor in 1527, ruling much of Europe, built a palace that was inserted inside the Alhambra and within the old fortifications of the Nazarid Palaces.

Then afterwards for centuries, the Alhambra was allowed to fall into disrepair as well as being badly destroyed by Napoleon troops. The Alhambra was rediscovered in the19th century by European and American scholars and travellers.

9 hours • Admission Ticket Included


Amazing sights we’ll worth your time.
expatjenn, 18-07-2022
This was a great tour. We were two families of four. Our driver Mohammad was a very good driver and made our drive a s comfortable as possible. Our guide Simon was incredibly helpful and informative. He helped take great pictures and provided helpful tips. It was an extremely hot day and making sure we skipped the lines and found cool places to rest was essential to keeping everyone in good spirits. He was very engaging and kept the teenagers and the adults entertained. Highly recommend this tour.
a fantastic tour of The Alhambra
4t5cgfbkq2, 20-04-2022
We had to scramble to get a tour in Málaga after a last-minute change in our cruise itinerary. This tour operator responded promptly and was able to find us coveted, short-notice tickets to tour The Alhambra. Our guide at the facility was fantastic (Simon) and as a native of Granada he was able to bring the special place to life. In addition, the driver and transport were also first-rate. Thank you.
Private Tour To The Alhambra Was Beyond Expectations
HSLawyer, 15-12-2019
TOURING STRATEGY: The NCL Epic was in port in Malaga from 7 am – 8 pm. The drive to and from Granada for the Alhambra Tour takes approx. 1:45 each way. The Alhambra requires timed entry advance tickets, so you must book well in advance (1-3 months, depending on whether you go during low or high season). was selected for a small group private tour. Altogether there were 10 pax in a 16 pax minibus with a private guide. 105 Euros pp, including Alhambra admission. Tour: 5 STARS Guide (Victor) 5 STARS Vipmalagatours (Mark) PROMPTLY answered all questions and made the booking exceptionally easy.

Since this was a private tour, the travelers were known before the ship arrived in port. We met at the agreed meeting place and exited the ship together. Victor met us at the port gate and we left the port before other tour groups (7:30 am). We arrived in Granada before our timed entry so we had time for a comfort break and an orientation talk of the Alhambra complex before entering the monument.

ALHAMBRA: STUNNING. The finest example of surviving Moorish architecture in the world. This complex was built on a grand scale and was the capital of Moorish Spain. It was the last Moorish stronghold conquered by Ferdinand and Isabella in 1492. What is even more amazing than the architecture is the fact that NO SUCCEEDING CHRISTIAN RULER EVER DECIDED TO DEFACE THE ELEGANT ARCHITECTURE IN THE 500+ YEARS SINCE THE CHRISTIAN CONQUEST. The palace is richly decorated and full of surprises. MUST SEE if in southern Spain.

GENERALIFE GARDENS: Completely separate from the palace grounds are the Generalife Gardens. Incredibly beautiful and also a Must See. There are plant covered arbors that create tunnels and hidden spaces. There are a wide variety of mosaics in the sidewalks. Every turn reveals another pleasant visual surprise.

Great Experience
TSH1322, 17-11-2019
Our experience with Mark at VIP Malaga Tours was great. When our cruise ship arrived in Malaga, our driver was waiting for us at the exit of the terminal and his brand new Mercedes van was parked curbside right outside the building. He drove us to the Alhambra (and he was a very good drive and nice young man), where our private and friendly tour guide, Miriam C., led us on an informative 4-hour private tour at our pace.
Great tour of the Alhambra Palace and Granada
Rhodasaka, 19-06-2019
Our driver picked us up from the cruise ship on time as planned and took us in a private mini van to the Alhambra Palace. Mark had communicated with me weeks before my arrival that I needed to buy my tickets ahead of time and made sure that we had our passports. These small touches of communication saved us a lot of aggravation and time because there were many people who were at the Palace and were not prepared.
Mark arranged the tour for the four of us and every detail was sent to me in writing prior to my departure.
I would not hesitate to use this company again. Mark is professional and efficient.
Wonderful tour!
Jessica_C, 06-10-2022
Our group of six had a wonderful time on our tour to the Alhambra. Manu the driver picked us up directly from our Airbnb house and meeting the tour guide in Granada was easy. Mirian was so knowledgeable and we understood why she called herself an "Alhambra freak." She helped us make the most of our visit and we felt like we had a real insider's view of all the best and most beautiful spots of the Alhambra. It was a wonderful experience we will treasure!

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