Tour for cruisers Malaga

The ideal tour if you arrive in Malaga on a cruise ship.

  • Excursions with pick-up and drop-off at the cruise terminal.
  • Flexible, we adapt to the time you have available.
  • Explore Malaga but also Marbella, Ronda or the Alhambra.

The city of Malaga embraces the Mediterranean Sea with its harbour and beaches. Its historic centre is only a few metres away from visitors. In just a few hours you can discover 3000 years of history in a completely pedestrianised and accessible old town with a fresh and interesting museum offer.

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Malaga, at cruising speed

The history and life of this city are linked to the sea. From its origin more than 2700 years ago when the Phoenicians dominated the Mediterranean and decided to found this city, to the present day where our port can accommodate even the largest cruise ships in the world.

In fact, one of the great changes in the city has come from the remodelling of the port. It is just over a decade since the construction of Muelle UNO, the Palmeral de las Sorpresas and the refurbishment of the cruise terminal have made Malaga one of the most fashionable moorings in the Mediterranean.

Malaga cannot be explained, understood or enjoyed without its sea. We feel a close relationship with the Mediterranean and all that it means, we feel proud and fortunate for it. Like our ancestors, we welcome the arrival of a ship with joy, nervousness and excitement. Eager to show visitors our home, the hospitality of our countrymen and the goodness of our land. 

Since 2015 we have been designing and carrying out guided tours of the city, its monuments and museums for cruise ship visitors. Both the pick-up and return to the terminal are included. We will adapt to the docking times and with always enough margin so that there is no problem in the return to port.

For transportation, we have official private vehicles, taxis and VANs with up to 9 seats. Adapted to carry small motorised vehicles or wheelchairs. We also work with a local bus company for larger groups or other types of transfers.

Contact us to create a proposal that best suits your needs.

Tour in Malaga from the terminal

Taking into account the terrain of Malaga and its urbanism, the city of Malaga offers us multiple possibilities even if we only have a short time.

We recommend a visit to the historic centre. In addition to the main monuments of Malaga and its most important museum, we have the most interesting area for restaurants and shopping.

You can also visit the interior of some of our monuments or museums, such as the Cathedral, the Alcazaba, the Picasso Museum or the Malaga Museum of Fine Arts among many others. It is also possible to stop for a tasting of sweet Malaga wine or go to Gibralfaro, to contemplate the best views of Malaga.

Tell us your idea, we will be happy to customise the tour.

Excursions for cruisers

In addition to our beloved city of Malaga, we also work with other destinations in our city and Andalusia for cruise visitors. Normally longer excursions, but flexible to your docking schedule. Here are some ideas:

  • Excursions to Ronda and Setenil de las Bodegas
  • Tour to Marbella
  • Excursion to Granada and the Alhambra

Meeting point

Pick up at cruise terminal A, terminal B and Pier One:

Upon arrival at the terminal, the guide will be waiting for you at the agreed time with an Explora Malaga sign. Transport will be by official taxi. If you prefer to walk, It is also possible, it will be a 25-30 minute walk along the bay to the historic centre.

Pick up at Muelle Dos Cruise terminal, Palmeral de las Sorpresas: 

The guide will be waiting for you at the terminal with an Explora Malaga sign. The journey to the historic centre is just 5-10 minutes on foot. In the case of longer excursions or car trips to Gibralfaro, the taxi will be waiting to pick up the group with the guide 300m from the docking point in Plaza de la Marina. 

 

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Henar GM
Henar GM
Madrid, España
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El guía Luis ha hecho la vista amena y entretenida. Aporta mucha información interesante. Recomendable.
yarinka sm
yarinka sm
Madrid, España
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Perfecto en cuanto al tiempo de la visita, ni muy corto, ni muy largo. Las explicaciones fueron interesantes y muy amenas.
Analia Barrera
Analia Barrera
Madrid, España
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Muy buen tour de la ciudad. Variado y con detalles. Alejandro nos ha ayudado con mucha información extra. Muchas gracias por mostrarnos Málaga! Hasta la próxima.
Luz Marina de Lamo
Luz Marina de Lamo
Madrid, España
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La visita guiada con Gloria ha sido muy didáctica y entretenida. Merece la pena descubrir la ciudad con una guía como ella.
Rosana Gomez Cadinanos
Rosana Gomez Cadinanos
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Conocer Málaga con Javier ha resultado una experiencia entretenida e instructiva. Muy muy recomendable si quieres conocer Málaga. Un 10

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Itinerary

Plaza de la Constitución
Its name and even the square itself has changed a lot lately, becoming pedestrian on 2002. As a curious fact, the fountain is not in the middle of the square, the reason, the huge amount of public events and celebration. Undoubtedly the most emblematic square of Málaga.

Calle Marqués de Larios
Inaugurated on 1891, its modern design and location, connecting the city centre with the port, made Málaga neighbours to fall in love with it right away. Just as Plaza de la  Constitución, it became pedestrian on 2002. Mainly a shopping área, it’s one of the most expensive areas to rent a shop in Málaga.

Catedral de Málaga
Built between 1528 and 1782, a mixture of styles that goes from Gothic to even some neoclassic architectural elements. It´s also remarkable that the cathedral was actually never finished, being the lack of its South tower the most significant incomplete part. Taking the nickname of La Manquita (the English translation would be something like ¨the one-armed lady¨).

Calle San Agustín
Called the Knights Street after the reconquest of Malaga because of the amount of people from the cavalry that started living there, the name changed to San Agustin because of a nearby monastery from the Augustinian order. Among others, we´ll discover Buenavista´s palace, a building from 16th century that contains the main Picasso museum of Málaga.

Bodega el Pimpi
At the heart of Málaga, is hard to explain the importance of El Pimpi for our city. An historical building, a winery, a restaurant, a museum, a meeting point for malagueños and visitors, a place which gathers  together culture and gastronomy, tradition and trendiness.

Teatro romano
Our roman theatre was built on 1st century. buried by the Muslims, stayed underground until 1951, time when Malagueños discovered it. Originally with capacity for 1.200 people and covered by marble, the theatre was used to do performances, operas but also votes  such as referendums of roman´s public life.

Alcazaba
Alcazaba is a muslim fortress,  its construction ended on 1026 b.c. A military building but a palace too, being the central office of the city muslim government. On 1931, Alcazaba was declared an historic and artistic monument of real cultural interest by the Spanish government followed by  several restorations over the 20th century.

Castillo de Gibralfaro
Even if we won´t climb Gibralfaro hill, we´ll see and talk on our Free tour of the second muslim fortress. A castle that could control and keep an eye on the whole city of Málaga. Because of this location, the castle provides the best views of the city, the harbour, the beach and the northern mountains.

Museo de Málaga
Originally projected in 1788 to attend the traffic of the port. Our Customs Palace never became one. It had several functions until today being one of the largest and most interesting museums in Europe. This building is the Museum of Fine Arts of Malaga and the Provincial Archaeological Museum of Malaga.

Important information

Frequently asked questions

Yes, reservations are necessary for private tours.

No problem, we will ask you for a telephone number when booking so that we can contact you in case of any unforeseen circumstances.

Not at all. If you can have a nice walk around the city you can do this tour. Malaga is quite flat and on a private tour the tour guide will adapt to the speed of the group.

This tour is for you and your group, if you need to take one or more breaks, please let your tour guide know.

No problem, on this private tour you can choose when you want to start and when you want to finish, we will modify the route accordingly.

Yes, there are a couple of small hills on the tour, but it is 90% flat and quite easy.

The climate in Malaga is wonderful, however in summer it can get quite hot. We recommend comfortable shoes and a bottle of water. In summer even sunglasses and sunscreen.

We do tours in all types of weather. In Malaga it is unusual for it to rain, but even if it rains a lot, the tour will still take place. So we recommend you bring an umbrella and a raincoat.

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