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Top 4 Reasons Why it is Better to Travel On a Private Tour

One of the hardest decisions when you plan your holiday or travel to the Costa delo Sol is: “Should I join a large group bus tour or should  I arrange a private custom designed tour?

Each one of us will have a different response to this question, but from our  experience in the travel industry, the private tour wins.  You may say. “But they tend to cost more,” yes Indeed  private tours do cost more, but make sure you know the added value that you get with a private tour. Let me give you the top reasons why you should travel in a private tour.

Reason 1: You can create and design your perfect itinerary

Since we all have different preferences when it comes to travel, it is important for the traveler to design their own tour or choose a prívate tour from a especialized  prívate tour operator . Why leave it to some random tourist trap operator to tell you what you should see and where you should go?

Reason 2: Flexibility

When traveling on a private tour, you can stop whenever you want and visit the sites that most interest you. If you have a driver / guide with you that can show you the real jewels of the country, you can be flexible and experience more than the regular tourism circuit.  If you want to start early, have some free time, spend more time on a specific place…a private tour allows you to do this. With the group, you are on a schedule and you better be on time.

Reason 3: Food

It is nice to experience the local taste that represents the places that  I´m visiting.  On a private tour, you can choose the places, the types of food, the budget and enjoy your experience always with the advice of your private guide.

Reason 4: It is private

Obviously the final and most important reason is that you can enjoy your  tour with your friends or family members. There are no strangers! No weird personalities that might affect your tour! Just the people you chose!

“But they cost more!” In the end, I am willing to pay some extra money so that I can truly enjoy my holiday and create an experience that I will remember forever.

In CostaExcursions.com we especialize in private tours in Malaga and Costa del sol. Please check our excursions 

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Shore Excursions vs. Private Shore Excursions

Malaga Shore Excursions

One of the most commonly asked questions by travelers on a cruise is whether to book a shore excursion through the Cruise Line or whether to book a private shore excursion.

The Cruise Lines book through local tour operators and the tours tend to be pricier than if you were to do it on your own, particularly if you are a larger group. At times it is easier to book through the Cruise Line, particularly if you are in an exotic location or the port is located a long distance from the city, as may be the case with London or Rome.

On the downside, these tours tend to be on large buses so your experience is less personalized. Private Shore Excursions offer a great alternative to large tours and offer you a more personal and authentic experience. In a small group you can tailor your excursion more to your needs and see what you want to see. You may visit a historic site within your own time frame and then move on and not be restrained by the hours set for each activity. There is more opportunity to mingle with locals and avoid tourist traps. Private Shore Excursions also offer a more varied range of tours than those offered by local tour operators.

A Private Shore Excursion may offer you more of an experience than a tour. Private Shore Excursions, apart from the typically offered tours, also look for more unusual and unique activities. You may be in for a quiet day at the beach, but this means arriving on your own to a chosen beach that doesn´t have a bus load of people joining you. Or you may be in for an adventure or want to use the time to enjoy a sport. Many destinations have many unique opportunities that aren´t offered by local tour operators.

Browse our Private Shore Excursions for Malaga to find a host of unique and cultural experiences!

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Things to see in Malaga for cruise passengers

What to do in Malaga

Things to see in Malaga. The city of Malaga has in recent years invested heavily in the infrastructure for cruise ships. You will dock at the large modern cruise terminal in the eastern dock of the port of Malaga. From there it is about 2 km to the historical center and sights. From the cruise port of Malaga, you can not only visit the city, but it can also be the starting point to numerous excursions that we have available for you.

If you decide to stay in Malaga center, these are some interesting places that you may like to visit:

Landmarks and highlights in Malaga center

Things to see in Malaga

La Alcazaba
La Alcazaba is a Moorish fort with beautiful gardens and views over the bay. It´s dating from the 8th century.

Palacio Gibralfaro
Palacio Gibralfaro is a castle built on the foundations of an old Phoenician construction.

Catedral de Malaga
Catedral de Malaga is a cathedral on the site of a former mosque. It was built between 1528 and 1782.

Museo Picasso
Museo Picasso is a museum that was created in collaboration with the Picasso family. It has 204 masterpieces from the private collection and reflects different styles and periods of Picasso’s work.

La Malagueta
La Malagueta is a bullring located at Plaza de Toros. It was built between 1874 and 1876.
We offer several fun and unconventional ways to visit the city of Malaga while you are on shore:

Malaga City Tour & Alcazaba on a Segway

Using a Segway (training will be given) we will cruise though the center of Malaga all the way to the Alcazaba.

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Wine & Tapas Bike Tour Malaga – Gastronomy and Southern Tradition

Combine a bike tour of Malaga with the tradition of tapas and wine.  Enjoy an historical and culinary tour of one of Andalusia´s most beautiful cities. On this tour we will begin by showing you the famous sights of Malaga. There will be a stop at the central market where you can see stands of fresh fish, meat, vegetables, all to open your appetite. You will then continue on to the waterfront and finally end the tour in a cozy wine cellar.

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Malaga Shore Excursions

Malaga Shore Excursions

Costa Excursions brings you the very best of travel experience. Interested guests can book the specially organized private excursions with Costa Excursions for a different holiday experience all-together. These tours are meant for those travel lovers who do not prefer hopping on and off of tour buses or drive on their own but want to enjoy a new place with luxury and comfort.

Keeping in mind the comfort and travel requirements Costa Excursions arranges for pick up from hotels in a luxury minivan or car. The Malaga shore excursions tour packages are available round the year.

There are various packages and tours to choose from for guests interested in Malaga shore excursions. The top excursion packages include Olive Oil Tour in Casabermeja, Ronda Shore Excursion, Winery Tour with Wine Tasting and Tapas in Ronda and Juanito’s Ecological Citrus Farm tour. Other than these, there are more private Malaga shore excursion tour packages in Spain for interested guests.

Our Olive Oil Tour takes guests through the countryside of Spain where Olive and Almond trees are grown. Guests will be also shown the Olive Oil mills where they can enrich their knowledge about the various types of oils that are produced here.

The Ronda Shore Excursion includes a pick up from Malaga Port and then tourists will be taken to Ronda in A/C a luxury vehicle. This tour will also cover the Spanish countryside through beautiful landscapes. The tour also comprises a day’s stay at this Spanish historic city of Ronda, situated in Andalusia. There are quite a few tourist attractions in Ronda including natural beauty and historic constructions. Ronda is also associated with modern day bullfighting. Tourists can also check out the bullring of El Maestranza, which is one of the oldest bullings in Spain.

Winery Tour in Ronda is another amazing tour along the Spanish countryside. An English-speaking driver will take guests in a luxury car for the winery tour. Wine tasting and tapas are integral part of this Malaga shore excursion. During this winery and vineyard tour, visitors will also find out about the different types of grapes and their usage in the wine industry. This private tour will be conducted at one of the finest wineries of Ronda – at Finca La Melonera.

The Ecological Citrus Farm tour is one of the best tours along the countryside of Malaga. Guests will be driven through this beautiful landscape in a luxury car. Visitors can spend an entire day at Juanito’s Citrus Farm as they find out about this amazing fruit and also its farming process. A Paella lunch is included in this day tour.

Before booking any of the private Malaga shore excursions in Spain, guests are only required to check with the available months as well as available days in a week.


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