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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.

Málaga: Segway City Tour

2. Málaga: Segway City Tour

Explore the city of Málaga in a fun and unique way without even breaking a sweat. With a Segway, you can take a tour of the city that lasts 1 or 2 hours, or opt to explore the countryside with an off-road trip. Upon arriving, you will first undergo a 10-minute orientation that teaches you how to use and maneuver a Segway. Then head toward the heart of the center, arriving at Larios Street and Constitution Square. See the Carmen Thyssen Museum and Picasso Museum before continuing down the center for a look at the beautiful Santiagio church. Then you will head to Plaza de la Merced and Picasso's birthplace. Take a peaceful ride through a nearby park, and visit the marina with its recently renovated docks. Head up a forest road to the Gibralfaro Parador, which offers a stunning view over the city. Enjoy a break for a coffee or beer before heading to the beachside promenade. On this tour, you also have the option of doing an off-road tour in lieu of city sightseeing. If you love the outdoors and a little more adventure, then choose to ride through the most stunning wilderness areas that Málaga has to offer.

From Málaga: Skip-the-Line Nerja Cave and Frigiliana

3. From Málaga: Skip-the-Line Nerja Cave and Frigiliana

Discover two emblematic towns of Málaga's coast, the province known for plentiful sunshine hours, charming white villages, and its great cultural and artistic heritage. Visit Frigiliana and the Caves of Nerja and learn about Andalusian history and customs throughout your tour. On Frigiliana, you can admire the town's Moorish structure, the beauty of its houses full of flowers, the smell of nature, and the sea breeze. Contemplate amazing panoramic views from the Arab Lizar Castle and Fortress. Next, make your way to one of Spain's major tourist attractions on the Costa del Sol, close to the town of Nerja. Enjoy skip-the-line access to the Caves of Nerja, and explore the cave's different chambers.

Marbella, Mijas and Puerto Banús Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

4. Marbella, Mijas and Puerto Banús Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

On this full-day excursion, enjoy a sightseeing tour along Marbella's Golden Mile, a 4-mile (6.4-kilometer) stretch beginning at the western edge of Marbella City and ending at Puerto Banús. Discover an exclusive area home to some of Marbella's most luxurious villas, such as the Palace of King Fahd. First, make a stop in Mijas to appreciate the landscapes of this amazing village. Once in Marbella, walk along the streets where you'll be able to see its many fashion boutiques and meet its famous jet set. Upon arrival in Puerto Banus, enjoy some free time to stroll around the most impressive marina in the Costa del Sol.

Malaga: 3-Hour Private Customizable Walking Tour

5. Malaga: 3-Hour Private Customizable Walking Tour

Create your dream tour of Malaga with a customizable private guided tour. You could choose to discover the charm of the city center and old town with your knowledgable guide. Discover the mix of Roman, Arabic and Christian architecture and learn about how the city has evolved over the years. Visit the famous monuments, including the Roman theater and Alcazaba and discover why the Cathedral of Malaga is called the One-Armed Lady. Alternatively, you could head out into nature and discover panoramic views of the city from a scenic viewpoint. During your hike, learn about the Moorish times in Malaga and discover exotic plants in the Subtropical park.  Another option is to explore some of the city's many museums. Learn about Spanish painters, history, flamenco, and, of course, the most famous malagueño - Picasso. There is a museum for everyone's interests, so take advantage and learn something new. You could also choose to focus your tour on the port area and learn more about the Andalusian lifestyle. Visit a famous lighthouse, Malagueta beach and see how the locals cook seafood.

From Motril Port: Private Tour and Shore Excursion in Malaga

6. From Motril Port: Private Tour and Shore Excursion in Malaga

Receive private pickup in Motril and drive to Malaga without the hassle of busses and rideshares. Explore Malaga with a three-hour guided walking tour. Visit the old quarters, hear the history, and learn the culture. Customize the tour to your preferences, and stroll around on your own afterward. Enjoy a coastal drive and walk the city of Malaga. Wander through the many small streets and view the unique bars, restaurants, and shops. Hear about the ancient history of the city, from the Carthaginians, Romans, and Moors, to the Christians. Visit amazing sites such as the Alcazaba, Plaza de la Merced, Malaga Cathedral, and the Roman theater. Customize your tour to enter into monuments, museums, and enjoy a wine and tapas tasting at an additional cost. Spend some time on your own at the end. Explore, shop, and dine before returning back to Motril Port.

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What people are saying about Málaga

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 531 reviews

Great to get through all of Malaga and the surrounding area first, hop on and off afterwards and finally take the bus to the train station. Especially nice to get both around the harbor and up the mountain behind Malaga. Please note that you only drive past but not into the center and "old town", but you can easily walk there.

Everything went great! Buses always came on time and were never crowded, so you always had a good seat. The heat was unbearable in some places, but that's how it is when you visit a city in summer. Gladly again :)

For short stopovers, this is the best way to discover the city and to be able to choose the stops according to the places to visit. The availability of drivers is a plus.

We had a great unforgettable time touring Malaga by bus to the sights. Then we took the beautiful harbor boat tour around the coasts of the city of Malaga.

Great experience in one day thanks to this package we were able to see the city from the bus, three museums, the wonderful flamenco show and the boat ride.