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Full Day Gibraltar Sightseeing Tour

1. Full Day Gibraltar Sightseeing Tour

Your minibus will pick you up from Torremolinos, Marbella or Estepona and we will drive you to Costa del Sol. Once in Gibraltar, our minibus will take us to all the major sights, including Punta Europa and Las Cuevas de San Miguel. Punta Europa, on the edge of the rock, has a lighthouse and stunning views of the African mountains, just across the water. Cuevas de San Miguel has more of an edge. Though now a major tourist attraction, it was once a refuge for soldiers during wars and a secret passageway for those looking to escape. After the tour, we will give you the time to explore the shopping district of Calle Real and surrounding areas.

Selwo Aventura: Admission Ticket with Skip-the-Line Access

2. Selwo Aventura: Admission Ticket with Skip-the-Line Access

Pre-book your entry ticket to Estepona’s Selwo Aventura on the Costa del Sol and take advantage of skip-the-line privileges. Enter the jungle and greet its inhabitants on a great expedition through wild nature. Embark through the area’s different territories to get to know various of species through a wide variety of activities, presentations, and educational and fun talks. Discover Africa’s most emblematic fauna such as the lion, giraffe, hippopotamus, zebra, cheetah, hyena, meerkat, and different antelopes. Transport to other continents such as Europe and Asia to discover unique species such as the Iberian lynx, the Asian elephant, or the red panda. Add exclusive adventure activities to your visit, such as the three spectacular hanging bridges, the Ziwa zip line that crosses the great lake of Africa, or Kuruka, the installation of trampolines perfect for little ones. Choose from unique interaction programs with the Serengeti Safari such as a tour of the Lake Reserve in an off-road truck and the VIP Obama Visit that owes its name to the tour that the Obama family took during their visit in August 2010.

Full-Day Ronda Tour from Costa del Sol

3. Full-Day Ronda Tour from Costa del Sol

Begin with a pickup by air-conditioned coach in Costa del Sol. Sit back and relax on the journey. Admire the beauty of the picturesque streets during the free time you will have in Setenil de las Bodegas. Feel the relaxing atmosphere and walk around at your own pace. Back in the bus, head to Ronda with your guide and enjoy a panoramic tour. See the Almocabar Gate, the Church of the Holy Spirit, and the Church of Santa Maria la Mayor, among others. Visit the Maestranza bullring on your own, one of the oldest ones in Spain and considered the cradle of traditional bullfighting. Home of the famous Goyesca bullfighting style, enjoy a visit to its museum and see its typical clothing. You will have free time to visit and to have lunch on your own. Meet your guide back again for the return trip to Costa del Sol.

Estepona: 1-Hour Beach Horse Ride

4. Estepona: 1-Hour Beach Horse Ride

After you have been briefed by your guide, you will be presented all of the necessary riding gear for your tour, including a helmet. Follow your guide to the stables where your very own horse will be picked out for you. When you're all saddled up, its time to begin your 1-hour adventure exploring the beautiful beach and dunes of Estepona. Feel the wind in your hair, the warmth of the sun in your face, and the moist ocean air permeating your skin as you ride along the beach. This riding tour is ideal for families, groups or riders with less experience. Children as young as 4 can be accommodated with prior notice.

Full-Day Gibraltar Shopping Tour from the Costa del Sol

5. Full-Day Gibraltar Shopping Tour from the Costa del Sol

Spend the day shopping in Gibraltar from the Costa del Sol and get more for your money. The British territory offers unrivalled shopping opportunities, with duty-free prices on many goods, and top British stores on Main Street. Travel along the picturesque Costa del Sol, past the Contravallation Line, all the way to Gibraltar where you will have free time to explore its many shops. Cross the border and explore the famous Rock. Browse all the fantastic shops and boutiques, including the famous Gibraltar Crystal, where you will find many beautiful items made of quality crystal. You will even have time to do a bit of sightseeing before you return. Head down to the grotto of St. Michael’s Cave, and look out for the infamous Barbary macaques. It is said that the British won’t leave Gibraltar until the last macaque has departed! With your bags full, drive back along the Costa del Sol at the end of the 11-hour tour, enjoying the views of the Moroccan coastline across the Mediterranean.

Full-Day Tour of Seville from Costa del Sol

6. Full-Day Tour of Seville from Costa del Sol

The dusty streets of Andalusia are filled with culture, history, and the smell of Southern Spain. Today, you can discover the wonder and mystery of Seville on a full day tour bringing you into the heart of this panoramic city. Meet your guide and take a chance to stop by Paseo de Colón, Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza Theater and Torre del Oro, panoramic River Guadalquivir, Plaza de América, Avenida de las Palmeras, and Maria Luisa Park. Next, be guided right into the heart of the historic center, where you first visit Plaza Espana to take some photos. Explore afterward the Murillo Gardens, and wander through the Old town and Jewish Quarter. At last, find yourself at the Cathedral of Seville. This is the biggest Gothic Cathedral in the world, and you will be amazed by its ornamentation and grandeur. Begun in 1401, it wasn't completed until 1506! Next, it's time to visit the Giralda, one of the three remaining Almohad minarets that stand in these parts. Mixed with all this history, the Jewish Quarter of Santra Cruz also sits nearby, and you'll enjoy the narrow streets and quaint courtyards. Stop to smell the flowers here (literally), which blossom seemingly out of every corner and windowsill you pass. Before heading back, take some time to dine on your own and enjoy the atmosphere. .

Half-Day Nerja and Frigiliana

7. Half-Day Nerja and Frigiliana

Begin your tour by heading to Frigiliana, a beautiful and typical Andalusian village. Once there, follow your guide to the main square and learn everything you should know about local attractions. You will have some free time to enjoy Frigiliana and buy typical products of the region like pottery, fruits, vegetables, or the famous sweet wine. Once you have sampled the delicacies of Frigiliana, depart for Nerja. Amble through small winding streets and take in the stunning views across the sea from Balcon de Europa. Enjoy a leisurely afternoon browsing local shops and soaking up the sunshine before we return to Costa del Sol.

Costa del Sol: Full-Day Cordoba Tour

8. Costa del Sol: Full-Day Cordoba Tour

At the foot of the El Torcal and Sierra de la Chimenea lies beautiful Cordoba. Known as the heart of Andalusia, experience all this beautiful city has to offer during a full-day tour via the picturesque Antequera. Upon arrival in Cordoba, you will take a panoramic tour of the Roman Bridge linking the area of Campo de la Verdad with Barrio de la Catedral. From here, you will move onto the Jewish Quarter, which is the best-known part of Cordoba’s historic centre. It is also one of Europe’s largest World Heritage sites. Later in the day, see the city’s Synagogue, which dates back to the 14th century and visit the Cathedral. You will also visit the former Great Mosque of Cordoba. This mosque is a famous monument in the Western Islamic culture and an important landmark in the city. Originally built around the year 600 AD as a pagan temple, it was first converted into a Christian church before being refashioned into a Mosque. You are encouraged to explore the halls and passages of this beautiful building and marvel at the colourful mosaics and stained-glass windows. As the day begins to turn into evening, you will be transported back with a camera full of photos documenting the beauty unique to this special city.

Costa del Sol: Private 1-Way Transfer to/from Malaga Airport

9. Costa del Sol: Private 1-Way Transfer to/from Malaga Airport

Ensure your travels are hassle-free with this private 1-way transfer to your chosen destination in Costa del Sol from Malaga Airport, or vice versa. Travel in maximum comfort and safety with a professional driver. Get picked up in a Mercedes-Benz Vito, Volkswagen Caravelle, or similar vehicle. Enjoy room for up to 6 passengers and 6 pieces of luggage. Simply choose your desired transfer, then sit back, relax, and enjoy a stress-free ride to your destination.

Granada Full Day with Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens

10. Granada Full Day with Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens

Discover the historical city of Granada, land of the Alhambra and the Generalife gardens on this full-day tour. The Moors built Alhambra in the 13th century. Charles V, ruler of the Holy Roman Empire from 1516, built the court of Charles V in the 16th century. The Generalife gardens are a well-deserved UNESCO World Heritage Site, built by Mohammed III in the 14th century. Once you have finished here, enjoy a guided tour to the historical city center to explore the surroundings of the Royal Chapel, the Alcaiceria, Corral del Carbon, the Cathedral and more. You'll also get the chance to wander off and find some traditional tapas. 

Frequently asked questions about Estepona

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Planning Your Visit

  • Getting around

    Renting a car is an easy and relatively inexpensive way to get around the region. For day hire there are a few central places in Estepona--try to compare online before you go, or ask for quotes from a few before committing, and make sure the price includes an excess waiver (unless you have separate insurance coverage). For ease, it may be worth hiring a car from the airport. Compare online, before leaving home, for the best price.

  • Golf in the region

    Southern Spain is a popular place for golf and there is no shortage of courses to serve your needs in Estepona. Estepona Golf Course is a popular, reasonably priced, and well-manicured course; while 18 holes at Valle Romano will set you back a little more, although it's a nicer course with great views.

Good to know

  • Language
    Spanish
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+02:00)
  • Country Code
    +34
  • Best time to visit
    With a sub-tropical Mediterranean climate, Estepona, provides sunshine, warmth and cool sea breezes throughout most of the year. If you want to stay close to the water, then visit in the late spring and summer to enjoy warmer waters and top your day off by partaking in the active nightlife.

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What people are saying about Estepona

Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 1,813 reviews

The stable is nicely kept. The horses well tended and cared for. The guides and personnel were very pleasant and helpful. Ours was delightful! A lovely ride in the morning and the only thing is - it’s tricky to find! So maybe call and obtain specific directions. It’s rather obscure to find.

Loved the Alhambra and appreciated the free time in Granada. Phillipe our tour guide at the Alhambra was wonderful and very knowledgeable. He is an asset to the tour company. Thank you Phillipe for an incredible tour where we experienced the history wonder and beauty of the Alhambra.

Nice trip, about three hours from Malaga to Gibraltar, then 4 hours free time in citycenter, enough for shopping and lunch. Some minibuses took us to Europa Point, Michael`s cave, saw the apes The driver guided us în a nice English. Must do when you come in Malaga

Exciting tour, very knowledgeable tour guide. Lots of info packed into a diverse and educational experience. Recommend this as a day trip for anyone visiting southern Spain.

Wonderful day. Great weather. Cages were cool to see and so where the monkeys