Explore the ancient, winding streets of Granada aboard the city's official hop-on hop-off tour. 1-2 day tickets available.

• Discover top attractions by day on the green route.

• See Granada after dark on the nighttime red route.

• Hear the city's history via a 12-language audio guide.

• Book and present your ticket to the driver at any stop.

Details

About The Granada City Tour:

Granada's ancient streets deserve the finest preservation as can be afforded a hugely popular sightseeing gem. Not only does the city maintain its physical façade, but also the timeless atmosphere that makes it so special.

Many of the locations that typify its historical city centre can't be reached by a traditional open-top bus, but that's where the Granada City Tour. It's your eco-friendly carriage through thousands of years worth of majestic architecture and cultural relics. Travel from the iconic Alhambra to Mirador de San Nicolas, Plaza Nueva, and more.

The Granada City Tour features two sightseeing routes: a Green Daytime Route and a Red Nighttime Route. Details about each are listed below.


Season:

  • All Year Round, Daily | Except Easter, December 25 and January 5.

Commentary:

  • Digital Audio: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Russian, Arabic and Catalan.
  • English and Spanish language kids audio guide.

Tour Times / Frequency:

Green Route:

  • October 16 - March 15: 09:30 to 18:30, every 15-20 minutes.
  • March 16 - October 15: 09:00 to 22:00, every 15-20 minutes.

Red Route:

  • October 1 - February 28: 20:30 to 23:00, every 30-35 minutes.
  • March 1 - September 30: 21:00 to 00:00, every 30-35 minutes.

Departure Point:

Duration:

  • Green Route: 1 hour.
  • Red Route: 30-35 minutes.

Facilities:

  • Audio Guide (Headphones Included).
  • English And Spanish Kids Audio Guide.
  • Printed Tour Map & Leaflet.
  • Free On-Board Wi-Fi.

Tour Itinerary:

The Granada tour has two routes, the Alhambra Route and the City Route (Night Only). The former is the primary daytime tour which takes in all of Granada's essential landmarks and districts. The City Centre Route only runs at night, but still facilitates the hop-on hop-off option that makes sightseeing so fun and versatile. As you travel between the lively plazas and neighbourhoods you'll have complete freedom to acquaint yourself with the history behind the sights with a multilingual audio guide in 12 languages.

A couple of highlight attractions you'll encounter while riding the open-air street train include: the Palace of Charles V, Granada Cathedral and the Arc of Elvira.

The Palace of Charles V is an opulent and rather unique royal residence whose construction was commissioned by Holy Roman Emperor, Charles V in 1526. It's location at the foot of the Alhambra was likely intended to signify the disposition of Spain's former Muslim rulers, who'd been driven from the Iberian peninsula in 1492. In terms of style the building was designed to be Roman in nature, making the area in which it was erected one of the few places in Europe where one can see such a stark contrast between eastern and western architecture.

Granada Cathedral is a place where you can really get a feel for Granada's renaissance era history. It contains incredible religious works by El Greco, Jusepe de Ribera and Alonso Cano. It has strong links to various Spanish Monarchs such as Charles I, Isabel I and Ferdinand II.

The Arc of Elvira stands a testament to Granada's Moorish past. It formed part of an old city wall constructed during the 11th century by the region's Zirid dynasty rulers. In 1896 it was designated a Spanish Property of Cultural Interest, and remains a protected monument to this day.


Green 'Alhambra' Route | 13 Stops:

  • 1) Alhambra.
  • 2) Cuesta Gomérez.
  • 3) Plaza Nueva (Granada City Tour Office).
  • 4) Paseo De Los Tristes.
  • 5) Mirador De San Nicolás / Plaza Abad.
  • 6) Plaza San Miguel Bajo.
  • 7) Fray Leopoldo / Jardines Del Triunfo.
  • 8) Monasterio De San Jerónimo / San Juan De Dios.
  • 9) Granada Cathedral / Plaza Romanilla.
  • 10) Calle Alhondiga / Recogidas.
  • 11) Plaza Mariana Pineda / El Corte Inglés.
  • 12) Calle Molinos / Campo Príncipe.
  • 13) Hotel Alhambra Palace / Carmen De Los Mártires.

Red 'City' Route | 9 Stops:

  • 3) Plaza Nueva (Granada City Tour Office).
  • 4) Paseo De Los Tristes.
  • 5) Mirador De San Nicolás / Plaza Abad.
  • 6) Plaza San Miguel Bajo.
  • 7) Fray Leopoldo / Jardines Del Triunfo.
  • 8) Monasterio De San Jerónimo / San Juan De Dios.
  • 9) Granada Cathedral / Plaza Romanilla.
  • 10) Calle Alhondiga / Recogidas.
  • 11) Plaza Mariana Pineda / El Corte Inglés.

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Helpful ticket usage instructions are listed below.

Important Information & Usage instructions

Print off the ticket voucher you receive from this site and present it to a member of the Granada City Tour staff at any stop (see map in Downloads Tab).

Alternately, you can exchange your voucher for tickets at the Granada City Tour Office (Carrera del Darro, 3). Staff will exchange the voucher for City Tour tickets which you can use at any stop.

NOTE:

• Children aged 8 years and under travel free.

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