Wheelchair Friendly Day Trip to Alhambra Palaces and Granada

This full day Private Accessible Day Trip to Alhambra Palace and Granada takes you on a journey you won’t soon forget. Visit the incredible, UNESCO World Heritage site, the massive Alhambra fortress complex, and explore the charming city center of the town of Granada. All in one day!

This accessible full day tour from Malaga begins with your private driver and accessible van meeting you at the Malaga cruise dock or centrally located Malaga hotel. From here, you’ll head out on a scenic drive from the coast to the scenic Andalusian inland to incredible Alhambra. This massive fortress complex is located in Granada, and was originally constructed as a small fortress in AD 889 on the remains of Roman fortifications. It was completely renovated and rebuilt in the mid-13th century and converted into a royal palace in 1333 by Yusuf I, Sultan of Granada. Escorted by your private tour guide, you’ll explore this amazing site using accessible routes.

On this tour, you’ll enter into the complex of Palaces to explore the breathtaking interior. You’ll see the Patio de los Leones, which is one of the most famous places of the Alhambra. This stunning open space is the main courtyard of the Nasrid dynasty Palace of the Lions. You’ll also unveil the beauty and mystery of the Renaissance inspired Palacio de Carlos V and the picturesque Generalife Gardens, which used to serve as a leisure place for the Kings of Granada.  You’ll have approximately 3 hours to explore this fascinating site before boarding the accessible van for a short drive to the heart of Granada.

Upon arrival in Granada city center, you’ll enjoy some free time at Plaza Nueva, the oldest square in Granada. Admire the beautiful Santa Ana church, sit down and enjoy a lunch on your own at one of the outdoor restaurants and get some souvenir shopping done. You’ll have 1.5-hour to admire the beautiful setting with stunning traditional architecture, fountains and beautiful greenery before your driver will escort you safely back to Malaga.

The Wheelchair Friendly Day Trip to Alhambra Palaces and Granada features:

  • Convenient accessible tour routes confirmed to be wheelchair accessible (no steps or curbs)
  • Round trip accessible transfers from Malaga to Alhambra and Granada
  • 3-hour walking/rolling tour of the Alhambra Palaces
  • 1.5- hour free time in Granada city center for lunch and shopping
  • Lively commentary by an English-speaking tour guide at Alhambra
  • Memorable sightseeing and great photo opportunities!

 

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Tour Highlights

  • Alhambra Palaces
  • Patio de los Leones
  • Palacio de Carlos V
  • Generalife Gardens
  • Free time at Santa Ana Square in Granada for shopping and lunch

 

Accessibility Details

The Wheelchair Friendly Day Trip to Alhambra Palaces and Granada has a 4 Star Sage Accessibility Rating because the tour will be step-free and flat. Several areas are completely pedestrianized with smooth surfaces. The complete walking/rolling route from start to finish is approximately 2 miles long. It did not receive a higher rating because the Alhambra fortress complex has several inaccessible parts. These will be avoided during the tour.

An accessible van equipped with a wheelchair ramp will be used for your transfers to and from Alhambra and Granada. Please note the approximate time is 1 hours and 30 minutes each way, as well as a 15 minute drive from Alhambra to Granada. On the drive, you’ll get to sit back and enjoy the scenic inland of Andalusia.

The Alhambra Palaces are located in a complex peppered with walls, towers, houses and other structures. To limit the amount of walking/rolling as you visit here, your tour guide will lead you on a carefully planned, fully accessible route. Some places are not accessible, either due to stairs, steep slopes and uneven terrain. These will be avoided.

The Patio de los Leones is flat and has smooth paths that are easy to navigate for wheelchair users. Some areas have a thin layer of gravel but these can be avoided.

The area outside the Palacio de Carlos V is flat and smooth and there are no stairs at the main entrance.

The path used at the Generalife Gardens is flat throughout. Some areas are paved and others have a thin layer of gravel.

Plaza Nueva in Granada is a perfect place for some free time. The area is flat and smooth and easy to navigate. It has several restaurants, benches, shops and highlights to admire including Santa Ana Church and the Royal Chancellery.

 

Tour Details

Tour duration: 8-9 hours
Cost: € 930 for 1-2 people, €995 for 3 people, €1050 for 4 people, €1120 for 5 people
Days of the week the tour is offered: 7 days a week
Meet-up time: 8 and 9 am
Dress code: None
Entrance tickets: Entrance tickets to Alhambra included.
Cancellation policy: 80% refund with at least 7 days notice, 50% refund with at least 4 days notice, and no refund with less than 4 days notice. Tours run rain or shine.
Not included: Snacks/meals, gratuities.

 

 

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