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Recommendations for private tour or small group tour of the Alhambra

Hi all: Anyoe got a personal recommendation for a tour guide or tour guide company for a visit to the Alhambra? My sister and husband are visiting me in Spain and we plan to spend a day in Granada, mainly at the Alhambra. Sis and hubs are partial to private tours and willing to pay for them, so I'm looking for a recommendation. Can anyone help?
Thanks,
Melissa

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The subject of Alhambra tours came up just a day or two ago, and I expressed my concerns in that earlier thread:

https://community.ricksteves.com/travel-forum/spain/el-alhambra-tour-instead-of-solo

A private tour is different story, of course. You can negotiate time in each area of the site, order of visit (within the constraints of the Nasrid Palace entry time on your tickets), etc. But I wouldn't be much happier with a 3-hour private tour than with a 3-hour public tour, for the reasons I expressed in my earlier post.

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We used Margarita Ortega Ortiz de Landazuri at alhambratours.com when our family visited two years ago. She is referenced in Rick's Spain guide. Her partner Maria gave us our tour, which was 3+ hours and 130 euro. She was EXCELLENT; absolutely fantastic with questions and answers, customized our tour to accommodate my son who is in a special needs stroller, gave lots of personal and historical insight (she and her siblings used to play hide and seek in the dungeons before those parts were closed off).

I would highly recommend the services -- we had a great history lesson for what we thought was a bargain rate.