All cruise lines arrange shore excursions while in Malaga, some of them are very expensive, to help you make the most of your time in every port of call. But is it worth to pay those expensive shore trips that the cruise line organize? Is it better to plan a day trip on your own? Should you just do your own thing? Here are some questions to ask yourself so you can enjoy your stay in Malaga the way you want.
1. Just want to be tourist for a day?
The cruise line will always try to sell you an excursion, but if you just want to walk around the city of Malaga, shop or visit the local beach, pick up a map and do it alone. Malaga has plenty of shops, restaurants and museums within walking distance of the dock. And don’t forget that you can often find hop-on hop-off buses that make it simple and fun to get an overview of everything, with more in-depth glimpses wherever you choose.
2. Do you want to avoid the big bus tours?
CostaExcursions.com offer private tours in luxury cars and vans for people who don’t want to climb aboard a bus. We offer a number of excursions or you can contact us if you would like to create your own excursion.
3. Do you want to immerse yourself in local culture?
In CostaExcursions.com we provide a hands-on local experience that you probably won’t find on your own: a visit, say, to a vineyard, or a visit to an olive oil mil.
4. Do you want to relax in luxury?
Visits to beaches, scenic sails, romantic catamaran cruises — these excursions are all designed to remind you why you took a cruise in the first place: to sit back and relax. Book one if you’re craving that kind of day.
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!
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.