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About Malaga

A gateway to so many Andalucian attractions and Costa del Sol resorts, Spanish cruise port Malaga stands out in its own right as a vibrant destination with its own unique character.

This second city of Andalucia has many Moorish influences, seen at their best in the stunning Alcazaba. Built on the site of a Roman fortress between the 8th and 11th Centuries, the castle's huge walls and fortified gates ensure a grand entrance.  Inside, a restored Roman amphitheatre now acts as an outdoor entertainment centre.

Immediately behind the Alcazaba and rising high above the city with spectacular views, are the ruins of the 14th century Moorish castle, Gibralfaro.

Malaga-born Picasso is recognised with a history of the artist's life at the city's fascinating Picasso Foundation.

 

Shore excursions in Malaga

Please note: The shore excursions listed are typical for this port. The full programme of shore excursions available for your cruise will be displayed on Cruise Personaliser at least 12 weeks prior to departure.

Aqualand Waterpark

Activity lowFamily

Duration: 7 hours

Come on – make a splash at Aqualand!

Take the plunge and head for Aqualand Waterpark in Torremolinos, for a wet and wild day. There’s something for everyone and you’re sure to enjoy a day of twisting, turning and splashing as you shoot down the slides and splash in the pools.

The Park’s popular attraction, the ‘Boomerang’, is its most daring ride - so don’t miss out. Try the Kamikaze too – it will have adults and children screeching with delight as you hurtle down the slide. The Park also boasts an 18-hole crazy golf course for those wishing to stay on dry land.

Lunch has not been included in the price, but can be purchased from the cafés within the Park.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by coach. Sun-loungers, umbrellas and lockers are available for hire and are payable direct. Please ensure that you take adequate sun-protection with you. Passengers are advised that, for safety reasons, t-shirts and inflatable armbands should not be worn whilst using the water slides.

Fuengirola Bioparc

Activity mediumFamily

Duration: 4 hours

Fuengirola’s Bioparc is home to animals from Africa, Asia and Madagascar.

Bioparc Fuengirola represents a new concept of zoo, it is a park where animals live side by side in enclosures that reflect their natural habitat. The park is committed to the preservation of endangered species and have successfully bred the highly endangered Sumatran Tiger.

The habitats of Africa, Asia and Madagascar are recreated using themed designs where the animals are separated by natural barriers such as wood, water, rocks and trees. The innovative architecture of the park is just one of the reasons to visit.

Stroll through the lush park and view some of the 130 species of animal in residence, including flamingos, hippos, monkeys, chimpanzees and crocodiles. Watch informative displays by the keepers in the ‘Jungle Clearing’ or take a walk amongst the lazy lemurs before trying to find some of the park’s more exotic residents of Sumatran Tigers, leopards and a Silverback Gorilla.

Your visit inside the park is at your own leisure so if you find yourself with some free time the attractions of Fuengirola are just on the doorstep for you to explore.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. Passengers will have approximately 2½ hours to explore the park, please check with the tour assistant onboard the coach for your return time and meeting point.

Captivating Cordoba

Activity highMeal includedShopping

Duration: 8½ hours

Discover the captivating UNESCO World Heritage Site of Cordoba and the Mesquita.

Leave Malaga behind and embark on a scenic drive through the Andalusian countryside towards the historical city of Cordoba.

Cordoba was once the largest and probably the most beautiful city in the world. It is a city that demonstrates a past where Jews, Christians and Muslims peacefully co-existed and left a beautiful legacy of architecture to be appreciated for centuries to come.

Cross the Guadalquivir River via the Roman Bridge and enter the city close to the Mesquita (Grand Mosque) which is one of the largest Mosques in the world. When the city was re-conquered by the Christians they were so impressed by the beauty of the Mosque that, rather than demolish it they simply built a Cathedral inside it. Weave your way through the arches and columns to discover this stunning and bizarre piece of art and architecture.

Step back out into the city for a walk around the Historic Quarter – La Juderia. Once the home of the Jewish Community, it is an intricate network of narrow and winding streets lined with flower filled patios and traditional buildings hiding just around the corner. Make a visit to the Mudejar Synagogue which is one of only 3 remaining Synagogues in Spain.

Lunch will be served in a local restaurant and afterwards enjoy some free time to shop for souvenirs or simply take a last look around the city.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. There is approximately 2 hours of walking on this excursion, therefore flat comfortable shoes are recommended. The drive to Cordoba is approximately 2½ hours, a stop will be made en route. For Sunday calls the itinerary will operate in reverse order due to services taking place in the Mosque.

Cars and Couture

Activity mediumRefreshments included

Duration: 4 hours

From Bond to Balenciaga, discover the links between cars and fashion in Malaga’s fascinating Vintage Car Museum.

Drive into the hills of Malaga to the old quarter of Gibralfaro and call in at the Parador Hotel. Enjoy a refreshing glass of wine on the terrace while you soak up the stunning panoramic views of the city and coastline.

Step through the doors of the old tobacco factory and into the Vintage Car Museum to find yourself back in the 19th century. Set off through decades of motoring history, starting with the first motor car alongside its predecessor, the horse drawn carriage and through to popular cars that include Maserati, Mercedes, Aston Martin and Rolls Royce. Don’t miss the alternative energy display which demonstrates that these cars are not such a modern concept.

When you hear the names Balenciaga, Chanel, Dior you’ll think of luxury and style. Cars and fashion have a long, intertwined history and the Museum’s collection of vintage hats and clothing complement the vehicles and take you back to a bygone era.

If all that luxury has put you in the mood to shop, there will be some free time to visit Malaga’s premier shopping street Calle Larios, where there are a plethora of high street and designer stores.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. Passengers are advised that there is approximately 1½ hours of walking included, over some uneven and cobblestoned ground. It is recommended that comfortable walking shoes are worn.

Charming Malaga and Flamenco

Activity mediumRefreshments included

Duration: 3½ hours

Enjoy a typical Andalusian Flamenco show at one of the most historical fortresses in Spain, with breathtaking views over the city of Malaga.

Departing the port, embark on a leisurely drive through the city passing by fascinating monuments and renowned landmarks. View the stunning architecture of the Alcabaza Palace before catching a glimpse of the Renaissance-style Cathedral, which is now a national monument. During your drive you’ll also see the façade of the bullring and other interesting buildings including the City Hall, Justice Court and the Central Post Office.

Next, experience an extraordinary and authentic Flamenco show, where you’ll discover a musical style full of passion and emotion. Undoubtedly one of the icons of Spanish culture, Flamenco is provocative, fun and full of gestures and unscripted movements.

After the show, venture into the city by coach to explore the beauty of Malaga, taking in some of the sights such as Picasso’s birthplace, Fuente de Las Tres Gracias and Plaza de la Merced.

An exterior visit to Malaga’s famous cathedral will also be included, followed by free time for shopping at Malaga’s famous Calle Larios, located in the city’s Old Quarter and one of the main shopping areas.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. Passengers are advised that there is approximately 45 minutes of walking included on this tour.

 

A selection of cruises to Malaga

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