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Michael S.

Malaga, Andalucia, Spain

I am a Private Guide for all things culinary in Málaga and a local expert on Food and Wine!

I am immensely proud to have been given the label "Mr. Malaga" by the locals and although my looks may not live up to the name, I certainly know the city that I am honoured to call my home.

Almost all my food tours can be entirely customised to fit in with your time in the city and of course, dietary requirements and allergies can be catered for.

I am British by birth but after living here for over 29 years I tend to regard myself as Spanish. I adore the Spanish way of life and the wonderfully warm and friendly people. I lived in London for 14 years and worked for the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden as a Stage Manager. Had the good fortune to travel extensively with the Ballet Company visiting over 60 countries in the 14 years. I am hooked on travel! I chose Spain as "my home" when I left the UK and have never looked back.

After moving to Spain I have held a variety of positions in the tourism sector. Guide, Travel rep, Administrator of an upmarket UK travel company based in Malaga. I was then headhunted to be Director of one of Europe's leading Boutique Hotels (in Spain of course!) and after 7 years there, I left in 2006 to create my own Company and it has been a delight to me that I have tempted so many visitors to the city of Malaga. It certainly merits a visit (I am even more delighted that many return after their first visit!)

I feel very privileged to have seen Malaga change so much for the better over this time. Art, Opera, Culture and Architecture are all very important to me, but food is a passion - hence the Food related Tours! I love Gourmet Tapas! I am delighted to share my knowledge of Malaga with you. I am extraordinarily lucky to meet so many warm and friendly people from all over the world through the tours.

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Credentials

Ex-Tour Guide for several Travel Companies. Previously Administrator in Malaga for a Luxury Travel Company, Director of one of Spain's leading Boutique Hotels from 2000-2006 (Winner of Conde Nast Johansen's Most Excellent European Country Hotel in 2002 under my tenure).

Restrictions

Whilst we will pass historical monuments, museums and galleries on the tour which I will, of course, point out, I am not a licensed guide and will not be able to guide you inside of the historical monuments.

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Gourmet Tapas Tours in Malaga Old Town,...

A gentle walk through the beautiful pedestrianised centre of Malaga,...

302 USD per tour

(max 10 people)

3 hours 30 min.

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Market, Churros and Chocolate and Traditional,...

Discover Malaga through its food culture with a Private Guide

290 USD per tour

(max 8 people)

3 hours 30 min.

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Gluten Free or Vegetarian Tapas Tour,...

A unique Tapas Tour for anyone with allegies or food intolerances with,...

290 USD per tour

(max 6 people)

3 hours 30 min.

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The Oldest Taverns and Tapas Bar Tour,...

A Historical Food Tour of Malaga with a Private Guide

290 USD per tour

(max 8 people)

3 hours 30 min.

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Wine and Sherry pairing with wonderful,...

A magnificent introduction to the best food, wine and sherry that Andalucia,...

327 USD per tour

(max 8 people)

3 hours

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Flamenco and Tapas with a Private Guide

The two "Jewels" in the Crown of Andalucia - Flamenco and Tapas with,...

288 USD per tour

(max 10 people)

4 hours

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