Alhamabra, Albaicin y vega de Granada. Motril to Granada

Best Shore Excursion: Motril to Granada

Experience an outstanding journey from Motril to Granada on our exclusive small-group shore excursion. This adventure promises a day filled with history, culture, and stunning architecture, ensuring you return to the Motril port in time for departure – guaranteed.

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Morning Exploration – Alhambra Exteriors and Charles V Palace

Start your day with a morning pickup from Motril port and a comfortable transfer to the Alhambra. Here, you’ll enjoy a private visit to its exteriors, starting at the Justice Gate, one of the four historic gates of the Alhambra. You’ll then enjoy an amazing view of Granada’s oldest neighborhood, Albaicin, from the Alhambra complex, followed by a visit to the Wine Gate and Charles V Palace. On days other than Monday (note: museums in Spain typically close on Mondays), we’ll visit the Museum of the Alhambrarenowned for its collection of Nasrid Art, which includes the Quran, pottery, and original windows and doors. Stroll down the main street of the Alhambra, “Royal Street,” and visit the San Francisco Parador, once the initial burial site of the Catholic Monarchs (now in the Royal Chapel).

Motril to Granada. Clients standing in front of the Justice Gate at the Alhambra in Granada.
Justice Gate at the Alhambra in Granada, starting our tour

Afternoon Exploration – Granada’s Historic City Center

In the afternoon, explore Granada’s historic city center, rich in Moorish, Christian, and Jewish cultural heritage. Highlights include the old silk market (Alcaiceria), originally a Moorish bazaar trading silk and other valuables. Near the Cathedral, you’ll see the Royal Chapel from the outside, the final resting place of Ferdinand and Isabella. Admire the Gothic and Renaissance architecture, adorned with stunning altarpieces, sculptures, and 16th-century artwork. Let our private guide lead the way as you navigate this vibrant city. Plaza Nueva, the bustling center of the historical city, offers a lively social scene and diverse characters.

This excursion from Motril to Granada is a rare find among cruise ship itineraries, offering a comprehensive exploration of both the Alhambra Exterior and the historic city center.

Motril to Granada. Exploring the Alcaiceria market in Granada.
Exploring the Alcaiceria market in Granada

Highlights of the Motril to Granada day trip

  • Direct Pickup and Drop-off: Hassle-free transportation from Motril port.
  • Explore the Alhambra Exterior: Discover the beauty of historic sites in a small-group setting.
  • Historic Granada City Center: Explore Granada’s rich cultural heritage.
  • Guaranteed On-Time Return: Ensuring you return to your ship with ample time to spare.
  • Quality Excursion: Offering unbeatable value and quality.
  • Private Tours Available: Customized tours for any group size upon request.

Key Details

  • Duration: 4 hours
  • What to Bring: Comfortable walking shoes, water and ensure your phone is fully charged to take tons of pictures.

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Don’t miss out on this exclusive shore excursion from Motril to Granada. For more information about this day trip, see all the details here. If you’d like to book your excursion directly, complete the form to check availability for your desired date. Experience the best of Granada and the Alhambra with our expertly guided tour. Embark on a journey through time and culture with our shore excursion from Motril to Granada. Book now and visit Granada with our local guides.

What Our Clients Say

Our clients delight in their experiences on our Motril to Granada shore excursions. Phoebe from Texas shared, “The convenience of direct pickup and on-time return to the ship was a huge relief. This tour is a must-do for anyone docking in Motril.” Join our satisfied customers and make your visit to Granada an unforgettable adventure.

Conclusion: Motril to Granada Day Trip

The Motril to Granada shore excursion isn’t just a tour; it’s an immersive experience that blends history, culture, and scenic beauty. Whether you’re admiring the architectural marvels of the Alhambra or exploring the historic city center of Granada, this tour promises a memorable journey from Motril to Granada. Don’t miss out – book your spot today! 

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