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Malaga Holidays

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Hop on a segway or bike for a fun way to see the city’s sights.

Picture perfect coastal views from Gilbralfaro castle and its outdoor café.

Learn about local wines and taste some at Malaga’s Wine Museum.

A fun-filled destination on your cruise holiday to the Mediterranean, Malaga has sun-kissed beaches, hip shopping districts and a wealth of cultural treasures. Picasso was born here, and the Museo Picasso has 285 works donated by the artist’s family.

A holiday to Malaga means playing it cool in the new Pompidou Centre, with its giant glass cube, or in the cool Soho district, with its huge murals, arty cafes and quirky street markets. Fashionistas and lovers of fast cars will adore the Museo Automovilístico for its envy-inducing exhibits of Bentleys, Bugattis and Rolls Royces and exquisite haute couture.

During your holiday in Malaga, don’t miss the magnificent Renaissance cathedral, La Manquita, the Roman amphitheatre and the city’s two Moorish citadels, the Alcazaba and Gibralfaro.

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The best of Malaga - things to see and do

Like to soak in a steamy hammam, marvel at ancient cave paintings or explore exquisite gardens full of exotic plants? Then fascinating Malaga is for you. Here are just a few of the things you can do in this culture-rich city.

Delve into Malaga’s Moorish past

  • 120 ratings

Explore Malaga’s Moorish and Roman heritage at the Alcazaba and Gibralfaro, two impressive citadels that dominate the city. You’ll find great views plus some fascinating archaeological remains.

Marvel at beautiful tropical gardens

  • 230 ratings

Be inspired by exquisite orchids, lotuses, water lilies, palm trees, olive trees and bamboos in the Finca de la Concepción, one of most beautiful tropical gardens of Spain. It houses more than 25,000 plants.

Tantalise your taste buds in the tapas bars

  • 230 ratings

Exceptional local wine, mouth-watering jamón and delicious seafood – give your taste buds a treat in Malaga’s bustling bars and restaurants.

Discover ancient cliffs and caves

  • 230 ratings

East of Malaga you’ll find La Arana (the Spider), a coastal area famous for its prehistoric caves and shelters. Arrange a visit to the caves and the Interpretation Centre for fascinating facts about the cultural evolution of mankind.

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    Our ships travel around the world so there are times when they won’t be present in this location. so it’s worth checking back.

    Make the most of your holiday to Malaga with our amazing shore excursions

    With expert local guides, easy 24-hour cancellations, plus guaranteed first off ship and return-to-ship if your tour is delayed, our tailor-made shore excursions allow you to experience each incredible destination in a whole new way. Join our excellent tours to explore Nerja’s spectacular underground caves, Marbella’s lovely old town or exclusive Puerto Banus. To book the best Malaga cruise, see our most popular shore excursions below.

    Bajondillo beach transfer

    Soak up the sun on Bajondillo Beach, in Torremolinos, one of the best-known beaches on the Costa del Sol. Swim in crystal clear waters, play in welcoming waves or rent a sun lounger and umbrella and relax on the glistening white sand.

    Marbella and Puerto Banus

    Discover charming Marbella, with its Roman, Moorish and Castilian heritage, and glamorous Puerto Banus, playground of the rich. Explore Marbella's walled Old Town with your guide, then head to Puerto Banus to spot celebrities, superyachts, flashy cars and luxury boutiques.

    Caves of Nerja

    Experience the amazing Nerja Caves - a vast natural cathedral of massive, multi-colored stalactites and stalagmites. Walk in the footsteps of the Stone-Age Europeans who lived in the caves 25,000 years ago, then enjoy a scenic coastal ride and time explore lovely Nerja town.

    Why book a shore excursion with us?

    Guaranteed first off ship

    Book a tour and you'll enjoy priority departure in port.

    Guaranteed Return To ship

    If our tours are delayed, the ship will wait for you!

    Safety First

    All our shore excursions are planned by insured partners, who adhere to the highest safety standards in the industry.

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