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Malaga: City Tour by Private Electric Tuk-Tuk

1. Malaga: City Tour by Private 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: 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.

Malaga: 3 Hour Historical Segway Tour

3. Malaga: 3 Hour Historical Segway Tour

Begin your tour on the main shopping street, Calle Larius. Then visit the old Gothic cathedral, pass by the Pablo Picasso Museum and learn about the ancient Moorish fortress Alcazaba. Journey all the way up to the Gibralfaro Castle and enjoy breathtaking views of the city. After a short break visit Plaza de Torros, a bullfighting arena and glide along the seaside Malagueta. Then cruise along the main city avenue through the city park to the Sea Square. As you explore, your friendly and experienced guide will share the most interesting facts about the city with you. This tour is a great opportunity to not only explore the sights of the city but to also learn about the rich history of Malaga. 

Malaga: Electric Car City Tour and Historic Center Walk

4. Malaga: Electric Car City Tour and Historic Center Walk

A fun tour, different for travelers who want to get to know Malaga in a sustainable way. Live and feel Malaga with local guides driving electric cars Renault Twizy or Citroen Ami. The vehicles go with a built-in App and by GPS it skips the points of interest of the city. The guide goes in another vehicle, so as not to be afraid of getting lost. With two stops at the main viewpoints of the city. With the vehicles you will get to know the main area of the city and the fishing districts and with the walking tour the historic center.

Malaga: 2-Hour Private Walking Tour

5. Malaga: 2-Hour Private Walking Tour

Discover the beauty of Malaga on this private walking tour. After meeting your guide, visit the Roman Theater which was commissioned by Caesar Agustus. Next, admire the Arab architecture of the Alcazaba and marvel at the imposing walls of the Gibralfaro castle and fortress. Learn more about the castle from your local guide. Then, stroll along Alcazabilla Street, while listening to stories, legends and important facts about the town from your guide as you make your way to the birthplace of Pablo Picasso. Discover his playground, the church where he was baptized and the Picasso museum where you can admire many of his most famous artworks. You can also admire the exterior of the Cathedral and learn about its construction and artistic heritage. Finish the tour by passing Constitution square and Larios Street and learn all about this commercial street and the importance of the Marquis of Larios in Malaga's contemporary history. As this is a private tour, you will also have the opportunity to visit the interior of either the Cathedral, Alcazaba or Picasso museum at your own expense.

Cruise terminal pickup. Malaga in 2 hours by Electric Car

6. Cruise terminal pickup. Malaga in 2 hours by Electric Car

Get to know and visit the most emblematic places of Malaga and the less seen areas as you travel by electric car. Begin the tour in Calle Alamos, in the center of Malaga. Go through the historic area (Paseo del Parque, La Catedral, Museo de Málaga, Ayuntamiento, Puerto de Málaga, Mirador de Gibralfaro) and the lesser-known area such as the fishing districts of Pedregalejo and El Palo. Take two stops during the tour, so that you can enjoy the views. End the tour back at the starting point in Calle Alamos.

Malaga: Private 4-Hour Sightseeing Walking Tour

7. Malaga: Private 4-Hour Sightseeing Walking Tour

Experience Malaga from the perspective of a local. As you wander from square to square, from one historic site to another major landmark, learn about the city's interesting history from your guide. Along with gaining knowledge about the city's rich culture, discover the birthplace of many famous personalities such as Pablo Picasso or Antonio Banderas.  Marvel at Malaga's stunning architecture as you figure out which church is called, "La Manquita" or why Malaga has a Roman theater.  Gaze at Gibralfaro Castle from afar and see its spectacular views of Malaga and the Mediterranean Sea. Also, make a stop at the sprawling Alcazaba Palatial Fortress complex.

Málaga: Highlights and Sunset Guided Private Tour

8. Málaga: Highlights and Sunset Guided Private Tour

Begin at Plaza de la Constitución and the famous Calle Larios. Continue to the Cathedral, Roman Theatre and Alcazaba, then the gorgeous subtropical park of Paseo del Parque, just by the new Port of Malaga. Walk along the Moorish narrow streets in the Old Town, and discover famous monuments and local's favourite hidden corners. Learn about the fascinating history of the city, which dates back over 3000 years. You will discover the story behind "La Farola", the Málaga Lighthouse located in La Malagueta Beach. Learn why grilled sardines or espetos are so important in the gastronomy of Costa del Sol. After this, start a short hike on a paved path up to the highest viewpoint in Malaga. Your guide will show you the remains of the Old Moorish Fortress Wall on the way up, and will tell you how life in Malaga changed after the Christian reconquest. When you get to the top and reach the viewpoint, be amazed by the breathtaking views of Malaga Bay. Relax. admire the beautiful sunset, and take some beautiful photos. Return to the City Center and your guide will give you some useful tips and advice to get the most out of your stay in the city.

Malaga: 1.5-Hour Small Group Walking Tour

9. Malaga: 1.5-Hour Small Group Walking Tour

Discover first the archeological site, the Roman theater commissioned by the emperor Julius Cesar August, the Alcazaba with 2 Arab palaces inside, and Gibralfaro castle. Hear about the castle from your guide, and learn how it was used to control and keep an eye on the whole city of Malaga. Then stroll along Alcazabilla Street, listening to stories, legends and important facts about the town, until you reach the birthplace of Pablo Ruiz Picasso. Discover his playground, the church he was baptized in, and Picasso’s museum, home to a large collection of his works. Enjoy the sights of the Cathedral and learn about its construction and main artistic heritage. Finish the tour passing by Constitution Square and Larios Street, as your local guide shares the history of this commercial street and the importance of Marquis of Larios in the Malaga contemporary history.

Málaga: Panoramic Private Tour by Car with Photo Stops

10. Málaga: Panoramic Private Tour by Car with Photo Stops

We start from your Hotel,Apartment or the Port, The driver and the guide will be waiting for you. In this panoramic tour we will have several stops to take pictures with the comfort of having near the car and with explanations of our official guide. 1.Enjoy stunning views of the Port of Málaga and the Historic Quarter. Then moving on to Mercado Atarazanas (Ataranzas Market), so called because it occupies the site where the Nasrid shipyards (i.e. ataranzas) stood. The main gate has been preserved. They say that, if you want to know a city well, the first thing you should do is visit the market. ( Here we will have our First PhotoStop if the Market open we can go inside ) 2.Calle Larios and Plaza la constitución make the iconic Calle Larios, Málaga's main shopping street where the world's leading brands have their stores. Next, follow it as far as Plaza de la Constitución, the heart of the city's historical quarter. 3.The Cathedral : Although work on the Cathedral began during the Gothic period (16th Century) on the site of the old Arab mosque, the building is in the Renaissance style and is still unfinished . 3.The Alcazaba, built between the 11th and 15th centuries, was the fortress-palace of the Moorish rulers. It is located on the site of an earlier Phoenician building at the foot of Mount Gibralfaro, a privileged spot overlooking the city.( Entrance fee included ) 4.The Roman Theatre, an essential sight. Built in the first century BC, it was in use until the third century AD After its recent restoration, Málaga's Roman Theatre regained its use as a performance space. 5. Plaza de la Merced where it joins the Málaga Picasso Route. Objective: Fundación Picasso (Picasso Foundation) Museo Casa Natal. (Picasso's Birthplace Museum) 6.Castillo de Gibralfaro where you can enjoy a panoramic view of Málaga .

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What people are saying about Gibralfaro

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We had a fantastic time with Adriano thank you, he was lovely and we learnt so much. He was super friendly and charming and we were surprised by how quickly time went as we didn’t want the tour to end. Definitely recommending this to friends as the best way to see and learn about Malaga when on a short break away from home. Thank you again, great service

Perfect way to get an overview of main sights it the city and a great experience for our 5 years old son. Our guide Jaime was amazing, He is originally from Malaga and was so much fun to have him showing us around. Excellent English Ps: The tour made us so curious that we stayed 6 hrs longer in Malaga than planned ;)

The tuktuk was great, it accessed places a tour bus simply can’t go. Our guide Jamie was very knowledgeable and answered any questions we had. Relating some memories from his childhood too, which were much appreciated

Great easy way of seeing Malaga and understanding of its history. Driver was punctual and informative and was able to offer recommendations on where to eat and places to see.

Great guide in a very comfortable Tuc tuc. Would recommend.