Tours and experiences
Granada possesses an outstanding heritage, the result of a blend of civilizations. This city will transport you to different worlds. The palaces and gardens of the Alhambra Citadel will introduce you to magical architecture and an atmosphere worthy of the Arabian Nights.
Granada also contains many other hidden traces of its rich Islamic past, which live together with monasteries and churches replete with art, such as the Royal Chapel and the Cathedral. Moreover, Granada harbours charming historical neighbourhoods, like the Albayzín, settled on the slopes of a hill, from where you can gaze at the stunning views of a city built between a fertile plain and the snowy peaks of Sierra Nevada.
Box of experiences
ALHAMBRA & GENERALIFE
Courtyards, where water is omnipresent, and walls covered by refined geometric and floral motifs, recreate in a codified manner the image of the Garden of Eden.
During the three-hour visit, your guide, an expert in Islamic Art, will explain the secrets and symbols contained in these palaces worthy of the Arabian Nights - the mathematical achievements, the philosophical concepts and the metaphors of the poems carved on the walls, a reflection of a whole civilization. Duration: 3 hours Note: It is very important to make the reservation long before the visit, because a limited number of tickets are sold every day.
ALHAMBRA JUST FOR YOU
THE GARDENS OF AL-ANDALUS
THE ALBAYZIN QUARTER AND THE CITY CENTRE
THE ISLAMIC GRANADA
THE ESSENCE OF GRANADA FOR A JEWISH TRAVELLER
GRANADA IN THE MEMORY OF SEPHARAD
Duration: 3 hours Tickets to the “Sephardic Palace” are included, as well as the drink during the break. The tour is guided by a specialist in Medieval Jewish History.
ART IN MALAGA
TWO WONDERS OF THE RENAISSANCE: ÚBEDA AND BAEZA
Duration: approx. 2:30 hours for each town. Break for lunch.
Úbeda is 1:40 hour drive from Granada.
DAYTRIP TO CORDOBA
THE ALPUJARRAS. DEEP INTO WHITE-WASHED VILLAGES
HIKING AND TRADITION
Duration: 6 hours
PRIVATE SPANISH GUITAR CONCERT AND DINNER
The dinner is always a la carte, taking your preferences into account. All of our restaurants are among the most reputable in the city, each offering a varied and exclusive experience of fine dining. Since every palate is individual, we haven´t included the cost of your meal in this evening.
THE ROOTS OF FLAMENCO. PRIVATE SHOW
FEEL FLAMENCO FROM THE INSIDE
Granada Exclusive offers the opportunity to attend the “Illustrated Lecture” focused on the theory of Flamenco, with a small recital of dance, song and guitar (buleria, tangos, soleá, seguiriya, alegrías, farruca and guajira); or the “Flamenco Workshop”, a practical course adapted to the level of the participants which also includes a lecture. The demonstrations are performed live by a professional dancer.
Duration: depending on the chosen activities.
ALBAYZIN AND TAPAS TOUR
ALBAYZIN & WINE PAIRING
GREEN GOLD EXPERIENCE
Learn how to choose the best olive oils by understanding the labels and concepts like Extra Virgin Oil, organic, unfiltered, etc. Discover also with us all the benefits for your health and beauty involved in the using of olive oil. On this tour, you will also experience how fun and delicious an olive oil tasting can be. Enjoy new sensations, flavors, and aromas.
Duration: 2:30 hours. *Transportation from Granada is included in this tour
ORGANIC CAVIAR. DIAMONDS OF GASTRONOMY
Duration: 2 hours.
ANDALUSIA FROM THE AIR.
Duration: different options. See pricing list.
SKI IN SIERRA NEVADA
If skiing is not possible because of the weather, we can always find alternative cultural and leisure experiences in Granada, located 25 km away from the skiing resort. We can guarantee you will not miss a single day of your holidays.
A fascinating heritage
The unique history of Granada has bestowed it with an artistic grandeur embracing Islamic palaces and Christian Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque treasures. The city has been formed around the hills, where the old districts in the Albayzín and the magnificent Citadel of the Alhambra were founded, brimming with steep, narrow streets, and marvelous landscapes.
Granada was the “last stronghold”, the last capital of the Muslim Spain conquered by the “Catholic Monarchs” Isabella and Ferdinand in 1492. This date marks the final point of almost 8 centuries of Islamic presence in the Iberian Peninsula which have left us uncountable treasures. That was a year when some of the most important episodes of Spanish history were written, and they all happened in Granada.
Indeed, the discovery of America coincided that very same year in Granada, where Christopher Columbus obtained from Isabella the funds for his adventurous ocean travels, which would definitely change the face of the world. On the 31st of March of the same year, the Edict of the expulsion of the Jews was also signed in Granada, a dramatic prelude of the forced conversion of the Muslim.These edicts will sadly put an end of centuries of prolific coexistence between ethnic and religious communities. However, not a single decree is capable to cancelling centuries of cultural blending.
Granada is a unique city in the world where you can constantly navigate in between a striking Islamic architecture and remarkable Christian churches. Inside the citadel of the Alhambra itself, the bewitching and ethereal palaces of the Nasrid sultans live together with the vigorous Palace of Charles V, a masterpiece of the Renaissance in Spain. In Downtown, the oratory of the Madraza (the medieval Islamic university) is still present, just in front of the Royal Chapel which contains the marbled mausoleums of the Catholic Monarchs and beside of the Cathedral, one of the largest in the world.
Moreover, between hilly areas and the fertile plain, Granada possesses lively historical neighborhoods such as the Realejo, which calls to mind the silenced memory of the old Jewish quarter, or the Albayzín, declared a world heritage site since it marvelously preserves the shape of the medieval Islamic city in its labyrinth of narrow streets. Furthermore, the incomparable location of the city, 20 miles away from the highest peaks of Sierra Nevada and 40 miles away from the Mediterranean coast offers you the possibility of practicing many sports like skiing, hiking, diving, parasailing…