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From Costa del Sol & Málaga: Caminito del Rey Guided Tour

1. From Costa del Sol & Málaga: Caminito del Rey Guided Tour

Prepare for a day of adventure as you walk the Caminito del Rey along the walls of the El Chorro gorge in Málaga. Follow a guide on a safe trail leading to the footbridge that runs through the Desfiladero de Los Gaitanes. Begin your day with a pickup from one of the many spots in Málaga and travel to Ardales. You will make a short stop so you can purchase breakfast in a local restaurant offering plenty of typical local products and delicacies. Return to the bus and continue until you reach the northern access point of the Caminito del Rey. Walk through a small long tunnel to reach the natural paths that lead to the entrance checkpoint of the gorges. Then, receive a helmet and listen to the safety instructions. Learn what to expect during the trek and the guide will accompany you at the end of the group to answer your questions along the way while you enjoy the experience. Pass by the Gorge of the Gaitanes, a natural pass across the hills that separates the Malaga coastline from the islands with the River Guadalhorce flowing at the bottom. Embark on a safe and comfortable walk surrounded by breathtaking scenery. El Caminito del Rey, after many years of total abandonment, is now a rebuilt path that stretches between 2 gorges and a large valley. After finishing the downhill trail from north to south, reach the exit point where your bus awaits. Once the group is on board the bus, return to Costa del Sol and be dropped off at your pickup point.

Museo Picasso Málaga: Ticket & Audioguide

2. Museo Picasso Málaga: Ticket & Audioguide

The Museo Picasso Málaga was created in response to the artist's desire for his work to be exhibited in the city of his birth in 1881. Its realization is thanks to the combined efforts of the artist´s daughter-in-law and grandson, whose donations provide the body of the art collection, and Junta de Andalucía, who arranged an ambitious project devoted to the artist. Located in the Palacio de Buenavista, declared a National Monument in 1939, the Museo Picasso Málaga opened in the heart of Málaga in 2003. The building boasts a harmonic mix of Renaissance and Mudéjar elements and serene contemporary lines. Phoenician, Roman, and Arabic ruins can be found on the underground floor. This ticket provides access to the permanent collection or the temporary exhibition. The permanent collection contains examples of Picasso's revolutionary innovations. See paintings, drawings, sculptures, ceramics, and graphic work, from his first academic studies to his personal Neoclassical perspective, from the overlapping forms of Cubism to his experiments in ceramics, and from his interpretation of the Old Masters to his last paintings of the 1970s. Purchase a combined ticket and you will also get access to the museum’s temporary exhibitions. The temporary exhibitions change on a regular basis.  Break for a snack in the garden café of the Palacio de Buenavista, a perfect place to end your visit with an appetizer, lunch, or a drink in one of the nicest spots in Málaga. The upcoming temporary exhibitions are : Face to face. Picasso and the Old Masters. From April 1 to June 26 (except April 19). Paula Rego. From April 27 to August 21.

Hammam in Malaga: Bath and Relaxing Massage

3. Hammam in Malaga: Bath and Relaxing Massage

Enjoy a traditional Arab bath at the Hammam Al Andalus in Malaga, and experience the incredibly relaxing feeling of temperature contrasts as you take a dip into hot, warm, and cold baths. Have a purifying sweat in the steam room and relax with a cup of green mint tea in the lounge. Feel free to alternate between the baths and steam rooms, and the lounge area where you can listen to relaxing Andalusian music and sip your mint tea in peace. Your day in this traditional bath also includes a relaxing massage with aromatic essential oils that you can pick out yourself. There are 15-minute or 30-minute options available for the massage.

Malaga: Traditional Flamenco Show in Tablao Los Amayas

4. Malaga: Traditional Flamenco Show in Tablao Los Amayas

Enjoy an authentic live flamenco show in the capital of the Costa del Sol. For 70 minutes, immerse yourself in the unique sensations of this artform, recognized by UNESCO as a Cultural and Intangible Heritage of Humanity in 2010. Experience flamenco in a 19th-century palace with luminous decoration and adapted to the new times, with a capacity for just 80 people. Sit in typical Andalusian chairs in the form of an amphitheater around the stage, making the show intimate, close, and direct. Complement your experience with a dinner menu: • Antequeran porra (gazpacho-type soup)• Iberian meat cutlet• Black salmon in coconut sauce• Chef's dessert

Málaga: Alcazaba and Roman Theatre Guided Tour With Entry

5. Málaga: Alcazaba and Roman Theatre Guided Tour With Entry

The Alcazaba of Málaga is one of the most beautiful attractions that you can visit while you are here in the city. Come and visit this stunning Muslim Palace by exploring its fortress, gardens and decorated backyards. Learn about its art, history, architecture and discover its hidden legends and curiosities that make this place so special. Finally, you will find out how the Christians conquered the Alcazaba and Málaga while admiring one of the most beautiful views of the city that will leave you speechless!

Malaga: Pubs and Clubs Crawl

6. Malaga: Pubs and Clubs Crawl

Join your fun and knowledgeable party guide for a night out in Malaga. Take a circular route around the city center, stopping in at the best bars and clubs in town.  Join the pub/club crawl multiple times to take advantage of a changing itinerary. There's always a new spot to discover and many more people from all over the world to meet.  Make a total of four stops, starting with a mixture of relaxed, loud, classy, and grimy bars before ending with VIP skip-the-line entry to a fantastic nightclub. Enjoy a free drink at each stop and party your night away.

From Malaga and Costa del Sol: Gibraltar Tour

7. From Malaga and Costa del Sol: Gibraltar Tour

Your tour will begin as you meet your bus in the center of Málaga, near el Corte Inglés, or elsewhere along the Costa del Sol. From there you will take a coach to Gibraltar, traveling in air-conditioned comfort complete with reclining seats, WiFi, and USB ports. Throughout the journey, your guide will provide you with information about interesting things to do and see once having arrived at Gibraltar. Once having passed through customs, your coach will drive inside Gibraltar before stopping in the city center to park for free time. If you booked the full nature reserve rock tour option, enjoy a panoramic tour of Gibraltar, visiting places such as the Strait of Gibraltar, and access to the interior of the St. Michel Caves. You will also be able to see Barbary macaques at the Apes Den. After the panoramic tour, you will get free time to have lunch (not included) and to explore the area for shopping and visiting hotspots like Main Street, Casemates Square, Marina Bay, or the Mediterranean Steps. Your bus will return in the afternoon for drop-off at your pickup location.

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

8. 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: Roman Theatre and Alcazaba Guided Tour

9. Málaga: Roman Theatre and Alcazaba Guided Tour

Journey through time on a guided tour of the Roman Theater (Teatro Romano) and Alcazaba in Málaga. Travel back to the days of Augustus, considered the 1st emperor of the Roman Empire from 27 BC until his death in AD 14. Situated in the cultural heart of Málaga, the ruins lie at the foot of the Alcazaba and is the oldest monument in the city. Learn the history of the theater before moving on to the best-preserved alcazaba in Spain. Enter the historic citadel to climb the walls and cross the former chapel of the Puerta del Arco de Cristo. Discover the beautiful Patio de Armas and get amazing views of the city from the top of the hill. Hear what the building was used for and how it evolved over time, following the 15th-century Siege of Málaga during the Reconquista and beyond. Marvel at the vistas of the Fortaleza de Gibralfaro, built in the 14th century to house the troops and protect the Alcazaba from attack.

From Malaga: Private Full-Day Bus Trip to Ronda and Setenil

10. From Malaga: Private Full-Day Bus Trip to Ronda and Setenil

Be picked up from the centrally-located meeting point in Malaga and sit back and relax on the air-conditioned drive to Setenil de las Bodegas where your will have free time to get some lunch and explore. Continue to the city of Ronda, for a guided tour of the historic center of Ronda. Stop at the New Bridge to enjoy the Tajo gorge and its panoramic view, visit the Bullring and the Bullfighting Museum. Ronda is one of the oldest towns in Spain and it is built on two separate cliffs which are connected by Spain's most famous bridge, the New Bridge, which was built in the 18th century. The tour guide will show you around Ronda, and you will have some free time to explore the town on your own as well. Take a walking tour in the romantic town center, with its churches, mini-palaces and Spain's oldest bullring. Return to your meeting point in Malaga at the end of your tour.

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Damian was one of the best guides I have ever had. From the historical aspects of the streets and buildings of Malaga, he was captivating, knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor. Our early morning food tour, not the tapas one was even better as we navigated the hidden gems of the city. From fresh churros to delicious orange and chocolate ice cream, he was a pure delight! What a wonderful and special tour we were given!!

Excellent site to visit. Beautiful gardens. Better than what we saw I Seville. The guide on the bus was knowledgeable and pleasant. The local guide was ok. The sound system didn’t work that well. She lost one of the guests which held the bus from leaving for a half an hour.

We had a wonderful time at Caminito Del Rey the drive was pleasant with a refreshments break at Ardeles and the option to walk at our on pace was really nice as we were not dragged behind by other members of the group

It was fantastic!! The guide was kind and helpful. I enjoed every minute of the trip! Thank you for everything!

Powerful, emotional performance. Followed by a great dinner.