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Malaga to Granada Cruise Excursion

Tour Description

Sure to be one of the highlights of your day trips, a Malaga to Granada Cruise excursion is the perfect way to get a taste of the lovely region of Andalucia while visiting a beautiful city that holds one of the most sought after monuments in Spain. Your journey will begin at the Port in Malaga where your experienced driver will pick you up and take you on the 1.5 hour drive to Granada. You will start with a panoramic tour to enjoy the magnificent viewpoints from different perspectives throughout the city with your driver pointing things out as you go.  

This will be a great orientation and as this is a private tour, you are able to get out of the vehicle to take photos, buy something memorable or pop in to visit an interesting monument.  The driver will be sure to give you time to visit some of the more important points of interest and if you would like to try some of the local fare, we can direct you to a cool tapa bar or specialty shop.  For an additional cost, it is an option if you would like to visit the Alhambra or have a local guide take you into monuments but we need to know in advance.  We can definitely organize this but need to make reservations ahead of time. 

  • Private Driver and van
    • Fascinating Royal Chapel where the Catholic monarchs are buried.
    • Opportunity to see the Alhambra,  the last stronghold of the Muslim dominance in Spain
    • Experience royalty in the Hall of Kings where the Sultans ruled
    • Stroll through exquisite gardens of Generalife and admire views of Granada from above
    • Capture lovely views from the unique quarter of the Albaicin.

        Meeting point at Malaga Port where your Cruiseship docks

        • Depart Malaga for Granada
        • If visiting the Alhambra, go straight to grounds to meet guide
        • For general visit, we start with a panoramic tour
        • Historic part of town to see the Plazas, silk market, Cathedral and Royal Chapel
        • Some free time for lunch and on your own
        • Depart for Malaga
        This is a summarized itinerary. Some places may be added based on time, plus we like to keep some surprise element to our tours. If you are visiting the Alhambra, please be on time for your tour as you risk not getting into the Palaces.  This is a specific time given by the Alhambra and sometimes there are limited time slots. We will do our best to arrange according to your preferences.


        Duration: 9h max
        Start:  08:30 Port of Malaga where Cruise ship docks
        Start point: Malaga Port

        Optional for this tour:

        If you add the guide and entrances (extra of 285USD for guide plus 20€ pp for entrances) with us we will organize the day around the time we get for the visit to Alhambra which can be difficult.

        *Important note on Alhambra tickets. It is becoming increasing difficult to get Alhambra tickets last minute and especially during high season in the months of April, May, June and September.  Signing up for the Alhambra tour does not guarantee an entrance.  The moment you pay a deposit, we will begin searching for those tickets and it may even take some days before we confirm.  We need to put in a request and will not hear back right away.  We will inform you if there is a problem.  You can go online and try to get tickets on Ticketmaster.  On a rare occasion, there are tickets available in Doble Oro.

        Minimum 3 people to book this tour. If you are 2 people, you will pay for 3.

        Other information
        We will contact you after an order is placed to check everything is correct and to continue the process. Remember we can make manual changes to your order later on. Please refer to our terms and conditions for cancellation policies. If you are unclear on how to book, please contact us via phone or email. Thank you


        While many travellers come from all over to witness the majestic Alhambra, if they give themselves enough time, they will see that Granada offers so much more than just the Alhambra. From a historic perspective, this Andalucian city is filled with Muslim Influence and Mudejar art. Its unique architecture, rolling hills, captive viewpoints and narrow winding passages add to its charm. The bohemian feel strikes you as you witness the young and energetic crowds of students gathering in the open squares. You begin to feel the passion, the beauty and the mystic inspiration that has drawn poets, writers and musicians over the centuries.

        Our tour will take a closer look at the former inhabitants dating back to 1492 from the Moors, the Christians and the Jews, and their ongoing struggles of living side by side and their strife for power. Our guide will take you through the timeline of events. You will also visit one of the most important monuments in Granada where Queen Isabel and King Ferdinand are buried along with some of their Jewels and take a romantic stroll through the Albaicin where you admire the viewpoints and witness the architectural influence of the Moors.


        Tour Type : Private Day Trip
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