Gourmet Tapas Tours in Malaga Old Town - Private Walking Tour


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Local Experience, Food and Wine, First Time Visitor


Kid Friendly: Yes. I have taken children on the tours but would advise that it is more suitable to older children who are adventurous with their food!!

Friendly: Yes.
Although a walking tour I am happy to alter the tour (missing out one hill!!) to help wheel chair users or those with walking difficulties. Please do advise in advance.

Maximum travelers: 10



English (fluent), French (advanced), Spanish (fluent)

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 Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Hotel, Suggested by Guide: I normally meet you in the main pedestrian street, Calle Larios, in the historic centre of Malaga (details will of course be sent).

End Point Options: Hotel

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.

Tours are available on Sunday of course, but do not include a visit to the market as it is closed on Sundays. Evening tours also are unable to visit the market.



What’s Included

Other: 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.

What’s Extra

Other: 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.

Personal expenses.


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.

A Recent Review of this tour

Michael is an ideal guide in that he is a native of England but has lived in Malaga for 30 years, so he speaks perfect English and also is very knowledgeable about Malaga and Spain. (We have had some TBL guides who rate themselves as fluent in English, but clearly are not fluent or even advanced.) It was a very enjoyable 3 1/2 hours walking through central Malaga and going to 3 tapas bars and chatting with Michael.
Harry H.

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