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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. Tour stops 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 with an English-speaking guide, and learn about Andalusian history and customs throughout your tour. After making your way to the meeting point, board your transport toward the town of Frigiliana. 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 with your guide. The tour concludes back at the original meeting point.

Malaga: 3-Hour Private Customizable Walking Tour

4. 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.

Malaga City Tour by Ninebot Segway

5. Malaga City Tour by Ninebot Segway

See the highlights and hidden gems of Malaga on a fun tour by Ninebot Segway, suitable for families and those who want to discover tucked away monuments with ease. Benefit from the local knowledge of an expert guide and see far more than you would on a walking tour. Learn how to use the self-balancing personal transporters before you head off through the historic city center. Make your way up Mount Gibralfaro and get incredible views of the city and bay from the lookout. Continue along the walls of the Alcazaba and then on to the seafront promenade to see some of the best urban beaches. Return towards the port to look at La Farola de Málaga lighthouse at the entrance to the harbor. End with a visit to the shopping district of Muelle Uno and see the beautiful new Palmeral de las Sorpresas promenade. 

Marbella, Mijas and Puerto Banús Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

6. 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.

From Motril: Nerja, Frigiliana and Caves Private Tour

7. From Motril: Nerja, Frigiliana and Caves Private Tour

Enjoy comfortable transportation in a private vehicle from Motril cruise port and set off on your sightseeing adventure to Nerja and its caves with your local driver. First, go on a private tour of Nerja's famous caves, which are some of the most popular in the world, and one of the top attractions in Spain. Visit the Balcony of Europe in Nerja town and admire its views of the Mediterranean Sea, then take a short stroll along the beach coves with some lovely fishing cottages. Head to the unique white Andalusian village of Frigiliana, situated in the mountains behind the coast. Walk through its charming streets up to the top terrace to enjoy a wonderful panoramic view of the coast and mountains.

From Motril Port: Private Tour and Shore Excursion in Malaga

8. 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 Costa del Sol

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 8 reviews

Nice experience. We had a really nice guide. If you're looking for a ton of information and a "formal" tour, then I would choose something else. He pointed out landmarks and told us about the city, but the tour did not include history, details, a lot of information, etc. But we had a lot of fun, I would definitely recommend.

Easy purchase. The app is very helpful in knowing when the next bus will be along. It's sold as 10-7 but the first bus didn't come to the first stop till 11. That would have been important info. Bus stops seem well placed to the major places.

Punctuality at all times. David very friendly. Awesome caves! Nerja and Frigiliana not to be missed. I recommend this walk. Unforgettable!

Great to do in any city. An easy and informative way to see all the major sights.

Loved the sights, busses were clean, drivers friendly.