Are you interested on a day trip to Granada from Seville? If you are short on time, this is the best way to experience the multitude of culture that Granada holds.
Why should you book a day trip to Granada from Seville?
Granada is at about 240 km (150 miles) east of Seville, and it’s one of Spain’s most popular tourism destinations. Located close to the Sierra Nevada mountains, there is no end to the historic architecture and you can explore many Moorish landmarks bursting with culture.
However, if there is only one thing you must include in your bucket list is to see the amazing Alhambra. This complex is a palace, a fortress and a government building all rolled into one, not to mention stunning gardens.
Is “Because it’s spectacular!” not motivating enough?
Access to the Alhambra is strictly limited to a certain number of visitors each day. For this reason I strongly recommend you to book several weeks in advance if you don’t want to miss the opportunity.
Of course, these are day trips that you can do from Seville. But if you happen to have more time and plan to travel to Granada on your own, have a look at these tours that you can enjoy while you are there.
Day trip to Granada from Seville including skip-the-line entrance to La Alhambra (and optional Albaicín walking tour)
You will be picked up from your Seville hotel in the morning. Along the way, don’t miss the chance to admire the stunning Andalusian landscape.
As soon as you arrive in Granada, you will take an English guided walking tour of UNESCO World Heritage-listed Alhambra Palace. Thanks to your skip-the-line ticket, you can enjoy fast-track access to the whole Alhambra complex, including the Generalife Gardens, the Nasrid Palaces, the Alcazaba fortress and the Palace of Carlos V, featuring some of the finest Moorish architecture you can find in Europe.
After your tour, you will be take to the city center to rest your feet for a while and enjoy a delicious lunch. Then, you can choose to take an optional walk through the stunning Albaicín quarter to soak in the magical atmosphere of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Alternatively, you can explore the city on your own and discover some magical corners of Granada.
After a great day walking around one of the most amazing cities in Spain, it’s time to return to Seville and head back to your hotel.
Day trip to Granada from Seville including Alhambra and Generalife Gardens
You will be picked up at your accommodation early in the morning before embarking on a nice 3-hour drive across the beautiful Andalucía countryside.
Once in Granada, you will take a guided walking tour of Spain’s most stunning monument of Moorish culture, the breathtakingly beautiful Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens, framed by the stunning backdrop of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
In the afternoon you will have two hours of free time to explore Granada at your leisure and have lunch (additional cost) before beginning the return trip to Seville early in the afternoon.
Private day trip to Granada from Seville (including Alhambra)
This private tour ensures you to have an undivided attention from your English speaking guide.
You will be picked up from your accommodation in Seville before heading east to Granada. As you make your way to your final destination, enjoy a relaxing private drive through the olive landscape that defines the South of Spain’s scenery.
On arrival in Granada, you will be taken uphill to the city’s most renowned landmark, the magnificent Alhambra Palace, a mighty palace-fortress built in the 13th century. Along the visit, your guide will give you a full explanation on the site as you follow her around the lavish Nasrid Palace, discover the ruins of the Alcazaba fortress and stroll around the idyllic Generalife Gardens.
Back in central Granada, you will have some free time to explore the city sights independently, shop for souvenirs or have lunch (at your own expense) at one of the many traditional tapas bars. After a full-day exploring the city, you will travel back to Seville and dropped-off at your hotel.