Private Shore Excursions from Malaga, Spain
The port city of Malaga is located on the Southernmost Mediterranean coast of Spain. This is a part of the country filled with exciting places to visit, allowing for fantastic Malaga shore excursions.
The gentle weather, beautiful scenery, fascinating history, super friendly locals and fabulous food and wine of this iconic region make it an ideal destination for cruise passengers all year round.
Due to the proximity of the port of Malaga to the city of Granada, most passengers arriving on a cruise ship choose to take an Alhambra and Granada shore excursion. While this is a fantastic plan indeed, there are many other options for Malaga shore excursions.
The stunning clifftop town of Ronda, the city of Cordoba (UNESCO World Heritage Site), the quaint villages of Nerja and Frigiliana and the city of Malaga itself are just some alternative excursions for cruise passengers docking in Malaga willing to make the most of their stop in the city. Let’s learn about them all!
• Granada and Alhambra shore excursion from Malaga: a classic!
The impressive Alhambra palace in the city of Granada is only 125km away from Malaga cruise port (1h30min drive one-way), so it makes an easy Malaga shore excursion.
The Alhambra is the most exquisite example of Hispanic-Muslim architecture in the world. A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1984, the Alhambra was the fortified city where the last Hispanic-Muslim sultans lived with their court, their army and some selected artisans. Because of this it features several sections, which served different purposes.
Our private shore excursion from Malaga to the Alhambra will take you to all sections of the site and to the summer palace of El Generalife, which has some of the most beautiful gardens that the city of Granada has to offer.
This Malaga port to Granada Alhambra shore excursion includes private transportation in a modern and comfortable Mercedes vehicle with a dedicated driver, a private guided tour of the Alhambra and el Generalife with your own personal guide and all entrance tickets and admissions.
After your tour of the Alhambra and el Generalife you will be given some free time for lunch in the city of Granada and then, surely inspired by its exotic beauty, you will be driven back to the cruise port of Malaga.
Prices start at 135 Euros per person for a private group of 8 people.
• Malaga to Cordoba shore excursion including the great Mosque
The city of Córdoba is 159km away from Malaga cruise port (1h50min drive one-way). Therefore it makes a perfectly doable Malaga shore excursion.
Our private shore excursion from Malaga to Cordoba will allow cruise passengers to learn about the period of maximum splendour of Spain in the Middle Ages, while they tour the old quarters of the city. This is where Jews, Muslims and Christians lived together in the city at that time.
This presence of the three great Mediterranean cultures in Cordoba turned the city into a unique intellectual hub, which has the great Mosque-Cathedral as its most representative construction.
Touring this extraordinary temple is a unique experience that cruise passengers docking in the port of Malaga will be able to enjoy with a personal local expert from our team.
This private Cordoba shore excursion from Malaga includes private transportation in a modern and comfortable Mercedes vehicle with a dedicated driver, a private guided tour of Cordoba old town with your own personal guide and all entrance tickets and admissions to see the Great Mosque – Cathedral and other selected landmarks in the city.
Prices start at 145 Euros per person for a private group of 8 people.
• Shore excursion to Ronda, a clifftop gem!
The whitewashed clifftop town of Ronda is 103km away from Malaga cruise port (1h30min drive one-way), so it makes an ideal Malaga shore excursion for those passengers willing to venture into the mountains of Andalusia.
At a height of 740m above sea level, Ronda old town sits on top of a dramatic cliff overlooking gorgeous fertile valleys and impressive mountain ranges.
This enviable location combined with its charming Hispanic-Muslim footprint, majestic constructions from the Christian times and wonderful food and wine scene, make Ronda a fabulous shore excursion for cruise passengers docking in Malaga.
Our private Ronda shore excursion will take you to enjoy the nature, architecture and gastronomy wonders of the town such as its dramatic 100m-deep gorge, which separates the old town from the new town, the striking New Bridge, which connects these two sections, its bullring (the oldest in Spain) and its tapas bars.
It includes private transportation in a modern and comfortable Mercedes vehicle with a dedicated driver, your own personal local host throughout the day, a tapas and wines lunch in a selected local bar in Ronda and all entrance tickets and admissions.
Prices start at 175 Euros per person for a private group of 8 people.
• Nerja and Frigiliana shore excursion from Malaga
The quaint little towns of Nerja (on the Mediterranean Coast) and Frigiliana (on the Mediterranean hills) make a delightful combo shore excursion from Malaga as they are only 7km away from each other (15min by car) and 60km (50min by car one-way) from the cruise port of Malaga.
This is an ideal Malaga shore excursion for those cruise passengers willing to maximise their touring time, while they enjoy the Mediterranean beauty, architecture, lifestyle, landscapes and gastronomy to the fullest.
Our private Nerja and Frigiliana shore excursion from Malaga will take you first to visit Nerja. This part of the tour is aimed at enjoying the gorgeous views of the Mediterranean seaside that the town has to offer as well as its picturesque old town.
Afterwards you will be taken to see the majestic cliffs of Maro and finally to the hillside village of Frigiliana, where you will find an exquisitely preserved Moorish old town.
Upon arrival to Frigiliana, you will explore its countless quaint corners, quirky alleyways, houses of traditional Mediterranean architecture and charming workshops featuring local arts and crafts. In Frigiliana you will also enjoy a traditional Mediterranean lunch before returning to Malaga cruise port.
This Nerja and Frigiliana excursion from Malaga cruise port includes private transportation in a modern and comfortable Mercedes vehicle with a dedicated driver, your own personal local host throughout the day, a tapas and wines lunch in a selected local bar in Frigiliana and all entrance tickets and admissions.
Prices start at 175 Euros per person for a private group of 8 people.
• Malaga city tour starting from the cruise port
Touring the city of Malaga is also a great option for those cruise passengers docking in the port of this Mediterranean capital. Malaga cruise port is within walking distance from the city’s charming and vibrant old sections so a Malaga walking tour can be a winner of an option for those cruise passengers not willing to go outside the city on other Malaga shore excursions.
Our private city tour of Malaga with departure from the cruise port will take you to visit the most representative landmarks of the city, such as its Roman theatre and its Hispanic-Muslim fortress (the so-called Alcazaba).
Then you will be taken to learn about the fabulous art scene of the city. This will be in the Picasso Museum. This iconic Spanish artist was born in Malaga and the city treasures some of his best works.
Finally, to top up your visit you will enjoy the wonderful gastronomy and wines of Malaga by going on a tapas journey. This food and wine part of the tour will take you to 2 – 3 carefully selected bars, where you will try a selection of 6 -9 local specialties paired with the corresponding wines!.
This private walking tour of Malaga with departure from the cruise terminal includes your own personal local host just for you and your travel party, all entrance tickets and admissions and a tapas and wines lunch including a selection of 6 – 9 local dishes to share and up to 4 drinks per person.
Prices start at 115 Euros per person for a private group of 8 people.
• The best shore excursion from Malaga: a fully customised one!
We believe each cruise passenger is different. Therefore we like to customise our private Malaga shore excursions to suit particular preferences and expectations that our guests may have.
Tell us about yourself and about what you would like to get out of your Malaga shore excursion. Then we will work on a proposal taking your comments into consideration and we will fine-tune it until it is perfectly suited to your wishes.
Southern Spain is our homeland and we know it very well. Besides, we have a wealth of local contacts with whom we curate memorable private tours and travel experiences.
The three main pillars of the private Malaga shore excursions we design and conduct are Culture & Lifestyle, Food & Wine and Outdoors & Nature. So we can curate a private Malaga shore excursion just for you and your travel party with a special focus on any or all those three pillars.
We have a fabulous team of private guides, who are excellent ambassadors of Malaga and the surrounding areas. Also we have impeccable personal drivers with modern and comfortable Mercedes vehicles, so you can be guided and driven by the best culture & travel professionals in the area.
We are all ears and ideas, so get in touch with us and we will get back to you with our suggestions!.