This distinctive tour provides a fascinating introduction to Malaga by visiting a variety of landmarks. Those include a vintage car museum, an ornate cathedral and a castle that has become a symbol of the city.
After departing from the pier, you will soon arrive at the Malaga Automobile Museum, a magnificent exhibition space that was once a tobacco factory. Inside, you will find a collection of some of the world’s most prized vintage automobiles, including rare Ferraris, convertibles from the 1920s and even a Rolls-Royce customized with Swarovski crystals. As a rather unusual complement, several exhibits are also devoted to haute couture gowns and hats designed by international fashion houses such as Chanel and Dior.
After browsing the museum and toasting the experience with a glass of distinctive Oporto wine, you will enjoy an enlightening tour of Malaga, a city that the Phoenicians founded in the 8th century. Following a panoramic tour of the city, you will leave your coach behind and commence a walking tour that begins with an exterior visit of imposing Gibralfaro Castle, a hilltop fortress from the 14th century that offers a sweeping view of Malaga.
Re-boarding your coach, it’s on to the city center and the Malaga Cathedral, known as the “one-armed woman” because its planned second tower was never built so it looks a bit lopsided. Even so, the cathedral is beautifully ornate. Built over the course of 250 years, it reflects several architectural styles as you will observe during your exterior visit.
You will also enjoy some free time to explore the pedestrian friendly surrounding area. Shopping is always an excellent option or you might stroll the Plaza de la Marina and nearby palm-lined park. Afterwards, you will return to the pier.
Need to Know:
Note: This tour includes approximately 2 hours of easy to moderate walking. There will be some steps to negotiate. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and those with walking difficulties are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; sunscreen; a bottle of water from the ship; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. The tour sequence may vary.
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Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
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