A gentle walk through the beautiful pedestrianised centre of Malaga with delicious Tapas and a Private Guide
Malaga has become rather a "cool" city in the last few years and with its renaissance, gastronomique delights have arrived too. Tapas Bars in Malaga now no longer just serve "pescaito frito" - fried fish, but nowadays they cover a range of the best food that Spain has to offer from the succulent cured Iberian Hams and traditional Manchego Cheeses served in traditional tapas bars, right through to modern day, contemporary, fusion style tapas combining Asian and Spanish cuisine and served in chic surroundings.
The tour is ideal for cruise ship passengers spending the day in town and make a perfect shore excursion when in Malaga. I will introduce you to all the major historical buildings in the City, plus you will get to eat some wonderful food.
The Tour is equally as ideal for anyone passing through Malaga on a day trip or for those staying in Malaga for a few nights. If you are staying for a longer period in the city I would recommend taking a tour on your first day, helping to plan your days ahead.
You will be met at your chosen location in central Malaga. On the lunchtime Tours I will take you to the wonderful covered market first to "whet your appetite". Sadly the market is closed for evening Tours.
Over the next three hours or so, we will wander around the central area of Malaga and pass by the historical monuments including the Cathedral, Bishop's Palace, Roman Amphitheatre, Alcazaba, the Picasso Museum and his place of Birth.
During the course of the Tour we will stop at 3 wonderful Tapas Bars where you will be able to taste some of the finest cuisine that Malaga has to offer.
Tours are still undertaken in wet weather - we do not get much rain in Andalucia!
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I am very happy to meet you anywhere in central Malaga or the Port entrance area if on a shore excursion. Specific details can be arranged on booking.
End location: After the Tour I can return you to your Hotel (if it is in central Malaga), the Port area, a Museum or Art Gallery, or leave you in the main pedestrian street.
Duration: 3 hours 30 min.
Tours can be done at lunchtime or in the evening. Lunchtime Tours normally start at 12.15pm and Evening Tours start at 7.15pm.
Please note that Tours are not available in Semana Santa (Holy Week) or during the Feria in August when there are just too many people in the city centre to move around comfortably.
The price includes two tapas and a drink (a fino or manzanilla sherry, house wine, beer, soft drink or mineral water) at each tapas bar and I will explain the menu and help you to choose from house specialities or I will be happy to order for you - promise I know what is best at each place!! Eight tapas normally make for a filling lunch or dinner but if you want to order more you can pay directly to the tapas bar.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
30 Euros - Possibly more. There are NO extra local payments, but many of my clients are tempted by the occasional souvenir along the way. Some have bought fans or olive oil, ham and wine.
If you were to want a second drink at any of the tapas bars this would be at your additional cost. It rarely happens (and I am always happy to include mineral water along with the alcoholic drinks). I have never had anyone order extra food and in fact, everyone always feels very pleasantly "stuffed" by the end of the private tour.
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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If you can, sign up for this tour! Michael is one of those rare guides who shapes his tour as it proceeds to best fit his client's interests. Our group ranged in age from 23 to 69 and all of us were very happy with the three hours that we spent with Michael. The food and wines he chose for us were excellent. What better way to understand a place, its people and its culture than through its food and wine?