Granada Tours & Holidays
Join us on a holiday to Granada
Granada holidays are the perfect meld of serene natural beauty and buzzing city life.
Encircled by mountain ranges, including the iconic Sierra Nevada, there are hundreds of exciting day trips you can take from Granada – if you can tear yourself away from the imposing cathedrals or the hundreds of tapas bars. Trips from Granada can even mean a sojourn to the Costa del Sol, so if you’re keen to get some sea and sand into your itinerary, this tour may be the one for you.
A Granada city break delivers more than serene surroundings and great food. The cultural history running through the region is unparalleled, from the white villages of the surrounding mountains to the natural and historic region of Las Alpujarras. In these mountain villages you’ll get a slice of real Andalusian life and see why people have been travelling to the regions for centuries. With a Newmarket Holidays guided tours, you can see these spots and more, including the undoubted star of the show when it comes to holidays in Granada: the Alhambra complex. Alhambra tickets are best booked in advance, and while it’s still an unbelievable experience to wander around the palace alone, a guided tour of the Alhambra and Generalife Palaces will give you an even deeper appreciation of this world-famous structure.
Granada tours for solo travellers
Be inspired to travel solo. Newmarket Holidays welcomes solo travellers on all our group tours. In fact, many of our customers choose to join our tours on their own. And the best part is: you won’t really be alone. With a group of like-minded travellers and a friendly, informative tour manager (as well as incredible locals all over the world!), you will love your holiday experience. Joining a tour as a solo traveller is also a guaranteed way to feel safe and confident when travelling alone. While you can join any of our regular tours on your own, we also have a range of tours designed exclusively for solo travellers.
Things to do in Granada
No Granada city break is complete without taking in the Alhambra and Generalife Palaces, with its manicured gardens, carvings, stonework, and ancient frescoes, or wandering through the climbing, twisting streets of Sacromonte.
Visit the Alhambra and Generalife Palaces
No Granada city break is complete without a guided tour of the Alhambra and Generalife Palaces. The vast complex overlooks the city, and is even more impressive inside with perfectly manicured gardens, impressive carvings and stonework, and ancient frescoes.
Take a trail in the Sierra Nevada
The Sierra Nevada lies just outside Granada and is packed with hiking routes and sweeping views that show off just how beautiful Andalusia is. Take one of the many local buses from the city or rent a car if you want something a little more personal.
Wander through Sacromonte
A wander through Sacromonte is an unforgettable experience. The climbing, twisting streets deliver constant views, and in the numerous plazas that call the neighbourhood home you’ll find buskers, flamenco dancers, and locals enjoying this unbelievable city.
Things to see in Granada
Granada is a city of views. Experience wide-ranging views of the Alhambra, the snow-capped Sierra Nevadas, and the mountain villages of the Andalusian countryside.
Food and drink in Granada
You are sure to make time for tapas in the city of Granada.
Head to the downtown area, which is always buzzing with locals swapping stories, all while being doled out a variety of dishes to go alongside their drinks.
Alhambra beer is the most widely drunk here by far, and not just out of some sense of civic duty. The drink is crisp, refreshing, and the perfect way to top off a day of sightseeing – more importantly, though, it’s everywhere!
The Spanish Omelette, or Tortilla as it’s known locally, is a classic up and down the country, but the version from Granada is called Tortilla del Sacromonte, and is made using lamb or calf brains. Delicious, unique, and widely available: give it a try for a real taste of Granada.
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- Time Zone
- GMT +1
- Avg. Flight Time
- 2 hours 30 minutes
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