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Malaga: Hop-on Hop-off Bus & Experience Card Options

1. Malaga: Hop-on Hop-off Bus & Experience Card Options

Malaga boasts pretty streets, leafy boulevards, and lush gardens. See the major attractions of this lovely city with a 24-hour Malaga Essential Experience ticket for a hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour or the Malaga Iconic Ticket which also includes entry to the MIMMA and the Malaga Automobile Museum. With the aid of the tour’s onboard multilingual audio commentary, learn why the Malaga Cathedral is called La Manquita – the one-armed lady! Also, hear all about the old palace fortress and its 2 rings of walls. On the open-top double-decker bus, enjoy panoramic views of the city as well. You can visit the Alcazaba (entry not included), where you’ll find a museum and pleasant gardens along with breathtaking views. While in the vicinity, stop by Castillo de Gibralfaro for a look at the ramparts and more spectacular views. You may want to see the ancient Teatro Romano and the reconstruction work that’s underway. Don’t forget the Picasso Museum, another important attraction in the city of his birth. Also enjoy free access to the Interactive Museum of Music, when an appropriate ticket is selected, where you can tap into your musical prowess, and try your hand at a variety of instruments. Entry to the Automobile Museum is now included in all tickets. The Blue Line starts at 11am from Vialia and joins the Red Line at 2pm. Frequency every 60 minutes until 2pm. After that, every 30 minutes. The Green Line (Botanical Gardens) is from 11am to 6pm (first and last tour from Malaga Bus Station). Frequency every 75 minutes. Blue Route Blue Line:1.Vialia - Renfe2.Russian and Automobile Museums3.Puerto4.Centre Pompidou5.Calle Larios Green Line: 1.Estación de Autobuses2.Vialia - Renfe3.Callejones del Perchel4.Pasillo Santa Isabel5.Cruz Roja6.San José Parque7.Camino de Casa Bermeja8.Jardín Botánico9.Camino de Casa Bermeja10. Estadio de Futbol11.Martiricos12.Guimbarda13.Cercanías Red Line: 1. Renfe / Vialia Train Station 2. Centro de Arte 3. Puerto Alborania Museum 4. Plaza de la Marina Main street 5. Paseo del Parque Auditorio 6. Centro Pompidou Málaga 7. Paseo de la Farola La Lighthouse 8. Playa de la Malagueta Beach la Malagueta 9. Plaza de Toros Bull Ring 10. Castillo de Gibralfaro Castle 11. Basílica de Sta. María de la Victoria Church 12. Plaza de la Merced 13. Museo Carmen Thyssen 14. Avenida Andalucía If you opt for the Malaga Experience Card, then there's a whole host of other treats you'll receive on your Malaga adventure, including entry to some of the city's best attractions, such as the Picasso Museum, and many more. Malaga Experience 24-Hour Ticket Inclusions: 24hr Hop on Hop off Bus tourBoat TripEntry to any of the following:Casa Natal Picasso y Fundación PicassoMuseo Carmen ThyssenMuseo Picasso MálagaMuseo RusoMuseo PompidouMuseo Revello de ToroMuseo AlboraniaCuevas del Tesoro The boat trip is included on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. On Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays, instead of a boat trip, a flamenco show is included.Guided Walking Tour 24-Hour Hop on Hop off Iconic Malaga Ticket inclusions: 24-hour Hop on Hop off bus tour with entry to the MiMMA (Interactive Music Museum) and the Malaga Automobile Museum.

Malaga: City Tour by Electric Tuk-Tuk

2. Malaga: City Tour by Electric Tuk-Tuk

Embark on an electric tuk-tuk tour of Malaga and discover some of the main highlights of the city. Enjoy the perfect introduction to Malaga as your guide recommends places to visit during your stay. Admire the exterior of some of Malaga's most iconic landmarks including the Gibralfaro Castle, the Alcazaba, and the Pompidou Museum. Ride through La Malagueta Beach and Marina Square. See the Bank of Spain, and La Malagueta bullring. Explore the streets of Malaga.

Málaga: Cathedral, Alcazaba, Roman Theater Walking Tour

3. Málaga: Cathedral, Alcazaba, Roman Theater Walking Tour

See the highlights in Málaga with this group walking tour. Follow your guide to the Cathedral, Alcazaba, Roman Theater and Picasso's streets. Listen as your guide tells you more about these sites. Start your tour at the Plaza de La Marina. Stroll to the Renaissance Cathedral of Malaga where your guide will point out details of the Cathedral for you and provide facinating context for what you see. Head to the Alcazaba which is built into the sides of Gibralfaro Mountain. Take the elevator to the highest point where you can admire views of Malaga. Walk to the ancient Roman Theater before heading to the streets where Picasso lived. Marvel at the statue of Picasso and explore Plaza de la Merced, Plaza del Obispo, and Calle Larios with your knowledgeable guide.

Málaga: 3-Hour Complete Walking Tour with Tickets

4. Málaga: 3-Hour Complete Walking Tour with Tickets

Enjoy a guided 3-hour walk around Málaga, beginning at Plaza de la Merced, one of the city’s most important squares. You’ll see the statue of Picasso, and hear about the origins of the city. Continue your walk to the most emblematic sites, including Plaza de la Constitución, Calle Lario, and La Plaza del Obispo. Enter the Cathedral, also known as La Manquita. Your guide will show you a number of picturesque locations, and you’ll stop to enjoy one of Málaga’s typical wines. The last stop is a visit to the Teatro Romano and the Alcazaba, where you'll have panoramic views from inside the monument.

2-Hour Electric Bike Tour in Malaga

5. 2-Hour Electric Bike Tour in Malaga

Enjoy a 2-hour city tour by e-bike to see all the important sites in Málaga. Follow your group leader in Malaga and ride through the Gibralfaro forest up to the hill.  From the top of the hill, enjoy a little break to admire the amazing views over the Baie. Continue down along the walls of the Alcazaba to the promenade that takes you past the best beaches in Málaga. At Mítico Balneario, stop to enjoy something to eat and drink (at your own expense). Ride back to the port’s lighthouse and the shopping district of Muelle Uno and Palmeral de las Sorpresas. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to stop to take photos along the way.

Malaga: 1.5-Hour Walking Tour

6. Malaga: 1.5-Hour Walking Tour

In just 1.5 hours, discover the main sights of the historic center of Málaga. Begin with the cathedral, later finishing in front of the Roman Theatre. Throughout your experience, travel around Malaga with a local guide whilst discovering the main monuments of the city and learning its history, tradition, and curiosities. Learn about the cathedral, Calle Larios, Constitution Square, Picasso, the Roman Theatre, and the Alcazaba. Traveling further, visit the main market of the city: the Atarazanas Market. Whilst there take a short break inside, allowing you to discover some of its local products.

Costa del Sol: Full-Day Cordoba Tour

7. 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, move onto the Jewish Quarter, which is 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. 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. Admire this religious site that was built around the year 600 AD as a pagan temple. It was first converted into a Christian church before being refashioned into a Mosque. Explore the halls and passages and marvel at the colorful 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.

Málaga: 2-Hour Historical Center & Cathedral Tour

8. Málaga: 2-Hour Historical Center & Cathedral Tour

On this guided tour around the historical center and the Cathedral of Málaga, you will meet at Plaza de la Merced, a square with different uses during its history and connected to liberal policy. In this square, you will see the famous Picasso statue near the Pablo Ruiz Picasso Foundation. During the walking tour, discover the city and the historic origins of Málaga. Walk around the most important places such as Calle Granada and Iglesia de Santiago, Plaza de la Constitución, Pasaje de Chinitas, Calle Larios and Plaza del Obispo. There, you will discover the majesty of the Cathedral of Málaga, the most emblematic monument in the city. The real name of this monument is Catedral de la Encarnación, also known as La Manquita.

Malaga: 1-Hour Segway Tour of Alcazaba Castle

9. Malaga: 1-Hour Segway Tour of Alcazaba Castle

Glide through Gibralfaro Castle and discover its history, starting from its initial construction during the Hammudid Dynasty in the early 11th-century, from your guide. Explore the castle and its walled enclosures, learn about how the structure was connected to the city ramparts to form a third defensive wall. Meet your guide at the Cathedral of Malaga and start your tour with a quick 15-minute training session so you can be confident driving your Segway. Afterward, cruise through the park to head off and see why Alcabaza Castle is the best-preserved citadel in Spain. Built on a hill in the center of the city, the palatial fortification overlooks Malaga's port, boasting scenic views of the city. Take three to four stops to take pictures and admire the view from the castle while learning more about Malaga and its international seaport.

Malaga: Taste-of-Spain Walking Food Tour

10. Malaga: Taste-of-Spain Walking Food Tour

Tapas are considered to be the main ingredient in Spain's national cuisine, and they are available all over the streets. They display the lifestyle, traditions, and customs of the local people, as well their historical background. Throughout this tour you will visit places that are out of the normal touristic culinary map of Malaga, places that are famous primarily among locals. The tour lasts 3.5 hours and follows a standard touristic route down to small grocers, chefs, and artisans, each with their own personal story and shared passion about national cuisine. You will experience a wide range of delicious and extraordinary tapas dishes and snacks which you can taste on your way throughout the old city. You will also hear the history of Spanish and Malaga cuisine and culture whilst touring around some of the main sites and hot spots of the city.

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Alicia the art instructor was excellent. My friend and I booked the session with no drawing experience just a curiosity to see what we could produce. Alicia took us to the harbour & guided us, we both produced a piece that resembled the subject and was to scale . Lovely way to spend a couple of hours in the sun with a very helpful teacher.

Adriano was a great guide and we really enjoyed the tour very much. We saw things we certainly wouldn’t have seen otherwise and got some personal insights you would not get out of a book.

Our tour guide Eduardo was great! He was friendly and even waited for us since we were running late. Highly recommend!

We loved the puzzles, the tour of the city and the use of the IPad. A great experience for big and small.

We had a tour with Kevin and it was pretty amazing. Highly recommended!