Best free tours in Granada

What better way to get to know Granada than by taking a guided tour with a tour guide? We will reveal to you which are the best guided tour companies that offer the best services in Granada. Both will allow you to discover stories, legends and the most emblematic corners of the Granada of yesterday to enjoy the city of today. Besides, the best comes next. All the guided tours in Granada will be FREE! Continue reading and pay close attention.

Get to know Granada with Civitatis without spending a euro

One company that has joined the free guided tours in the capital has been Civitatis. And it has been stepping up with quality visits. Authentic professionals of the guided visits at world-wide level. Take a look at their tours, try them out and tell us about it, okay? We have tried the service before and we are very happy with the experience.

Feel the city Tours

Apart from Granada, guided tours are available in other cities in Spain, such as Seville and Madrid. In addition, they offer a “tailor-made trip” service for groups that they call private – paying -. Thus, they offer you an integrated solution with a single interlocutor to manage accommodation reservations in Granada, tickets for shows and concerts, restaurant reservations in Granada, tours in nearby cities and provinces, translation services and much more. According to Tripadvisor and based on more than 4,000 opinions, they have a rating of 5 points out of 5.

What more could you ask for? A Free Tour in Granada. With daily departures at 10:30am each day and a duration of 2 and a half hours, perfect for if you are a tourist or traveller to Granada and have little time or budget, you can get a great – if brief – impression of Spain’s most magical city.

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In addition, they have other tourist services at a fairly affordable price, such as visiting the Albaicín and Sacromonte on a double guided tour for 12 euros or the special tour of the Albaicín at night. with a price of 6 euros.

Followme Granada

With a rating of 5 out of 5 on Tripadvisor, based on almost 600 real opinions, Followme Granada with an office on the same Acera del Darro – on the way to Paseo de los Tristes – also becomes one of our favourite Top 6 companies offering free guided tours in Granada. They also have special services – paid – to the Alpujarra and Sierra Nevada, Segway rides, visits to the Albayzín and Sacromonte with flamenco shows included. They also offer day trips to cities very close to Granada such as Güejar Sierra – 30 minutes away approximately – and other cities outside the province: such as Córdoba, Ronda, Málaga, Seville, Ubeda, Baeza.

Follow me Granada have 2 free visits to the city: Granada Centre and historical and Albayzin, old Arabic quarter.

For the first visit, the meeting point is at the Fuente de Colon in Plaza de Isabel la Católica, every day of the week at 9:30am. To get to know the Albaicín, the meeting point will be in the Santa Ana Church, next to Plaza Nueva, every day of the week at 18:30h in the afternoon. Don’t forget to look for the “white umbrella” (:

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Caminando Granada

With Caminando Granada, you will also learn about epic stories, notorious and infamous characters, legends and realities of ancient and modern Granada. You will discover the rich heritage of Granada, far beyond what our most emblematic monument represents: The Alhambra. They will also provide you with interesting information such as which other places to visit, opening hours of monuments and some advice on the tapas bars. Perfect for squeezing out Granada from the moment you arrive.

Your free guided tour of the city leaves every day from the Plaza del Carmen – where the Town Hall is located – at 10:00am and lasts for 2 and a half hours. Please note that the free tour departure is guaranteed with a minimum of 5 people. This means that it could be postponed or cancelled if this requirement is not met. To ensure that it is a success, if you are travelling alone, you can always book an event for a date on pages like Meetup or Couchsurfing. More curious travellers are sure to sign up (:

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City tour Granada, free walking tour

Citytour Granada is the official company in charge of managing the only Hop on Hop off tourist train in Granada. They also offer a free walking tour to discover the lower Albayzín and the historic centre of Granada, where Christian and Muslim culture meet, with one of their guides.

The duration of the City Tour is approximately two hours. And this visit also works with the system of voluntary economic gratification, as a form of gratitude. The languages available are Spanish and English. Don’t forget to bring your camera and comfortable shoes (:

The departure points for the free guided tour are as follows:

  • Stop number 3: Plaza Nueva / Granada City Tour Office.
  • Stop number 9: Cathedral / Plaza de la Romanilla.
  • Stop number 10: Alhóndiga / Pick-up.

The times are 10:00h, 12:00h and 18:00h and the itinerary is below:

To make a reservation you have to write a Whatsapp at the phone number (+34) 616 35 34 61 or write an email to Granada is one of the so-called “aggregators” of free tours at the international level. That is, it collects free guided tours from agencies and tourist service companies around the world. And of course, Granada could not be missed. Maybe you will be lucky to find a guided tour that differs from the ones mentioned above; or meet them again. Although the most interesting thing is that it is an alternative to find other possible options and get to know Granada in a different way.

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With you will discover places such as the viewpoints with the best views of the Alhambra, old gardens, Moorish and Mudejar houses, the Madraza Palace or even the Great Mosque of Granada. And of course, many more places.

It is very important that you can only join the tour if you book it online, as the groups of free guided tours have a reduced quota to improve the quality of the tour. They have daily departures at 10:00h and the meeting point will be indicated on the booking form. The groups in English and Spanish go separately.

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Can a guided tour be free and of good quality?

Yes, it is possible and the reason is easy: you set the price. The guides of the guided tours usually work exclusively on the basis of the tips of the tour participants. Therefore, at the end of the guided tour, you will be the one who sets the price for the service. It is an exceptional way to democratize culture based on the budget available to each one.

Personal opinion: Don’t be usurious and tip with your heart. Remember that behind a good visit, there is a good job to be valued. And of course, leave your opinion which is the only way to value the work of these companies for the next visitors 😉

The blog’s author.

This type of guided tour is a trend in all major cities around the world. And of course in Granada, it could not be less. The guides tend to be true professionals who have normally had experience in this sector and have opted for this unique format. They are people with degrees or diplomas in Tourism, History, History of Art, Fine Arts, Geography and History. They are also usually quite friendly and have great communication skills both in their mother tongue and in at least two other languages. And above all, they are true lovers of the culture of their city. Being free does not mean that they will offer a worse service. Far from it.

In addition, these companies also offer other types of tourist services that complete their free tourist packages in the city of Granada. Or perhaps, once you are satisfied with having tasted the best corners of Granada, you would like to have a private service to visit the Alhambra. Or for example, they also offer guided tours for large groups, as free groups are usually limited by the number of people attending.