Greet your guide in central Granada and head to the UNESCO-listed Alhambra palace-fortress on Sabika Hill. Bypass the main lines with your prebooked ticket and go inside to take in this 14th-century royal complex, once home to the Moorish Nasrid sultans.
Don the provided headsets to hear your guide clearly and explore the ornate apartments and gateways. Hear stories about Spain’s Muslim rulers and the sultans Yusuf I and Muhammed V, who left their distinct hallmarks on the site. Admire the Patio of the Lions and other courtyards, and learn how the Alhambra has inspired countless artists.
After a lunch break (own expense), take an afternoon tour of Granada’s formerly Moorish Albaicin quarter: its oldest enclave. See 14th- and 15th-century palaces of the Nasrid royals, admire the Plaza Nueva and Banuelo bathhouse, and absorb the Alhambra views from San Nicolas.
Your tour then finishes in the city.