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Marbella Walking tours

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Marbella like a Local: Customized Guided Tour

1. Marbella like a Local: Customized Guided Tour

Skip the usual historical tours and discover the city through a local’s eyes. This tour is just as much about the people you meet, as it is the places you’ll see. Your local guides are passionate about their city and eager to share their knowledge and perspective.  Meet where you're staying to get familiar with the neighborhood, find out about the best places to eat, the easiest ways to get around, and the hidden gems you might have missed. By the end of the tour, you'll feel comfortable navigating the city and confident that you have all the information you need to make the most of your stay.  Through conversations with your guide you’ll learn about cultural differences, local events, and what it’s like to be a true local. With this experience, you won’t be just passing through the city, you’ll be part of it.

Marbella: Tour of the Old Town with Tapas & Wine

2. Marbella: Tour of the Old Town with Tapas & Wine

Discover the charming little town of Marbella with its thousand faces and historic old town, and relish the delicacies of the region during. As you walk with your guide, be enthralled by the history and stories of the area as you take in your beautiful surroundings.  As you discover the history and culture of Marbella, understand the region further with delicious tastings. Start with a tasting of fine wines in the historic city centre and try some cold tapas. Afterwards, you will have the opportunity to sample various natural olive oils of the region and to visit Marbella's beautiful old town. End a great tour by savouring some typical Andalusian dishes along with a matching wine at a traditional tapas restaurant.

Marbella: Sightseeing Walking Tour

3. Marbella: Sightseeing Walking Tour

Explore the most fascinating parts of the city of Marbella with your local guide in a small group. On this 1.5-hour tour, see a variety of sights from natural to architectural as your guide shares with you stories, legends, and important facts about the town.   Meet at Rocío fountain at Almeda Park and get to know your guide and group. Then, head off to discover the first green spot in the city, the permanent exhibition of the bronze statues of Dali, the Seaport, and the Marina promenade.   Then, head to the old city to see its main civil buildings. These include the Town Hall and Mayor’s House, both of which were built in the 16th century. See military structures, including the remains of the Arab walls that once protected the city. Admire the 17th century church and its hermitages and niches.

Marbella: Food Tour

4. Marbella: Food Tour

Are you ready to discover the taste of Marbella? Try tapas and dishes that are less commonly experienced by tourists as you learn about the origins of local cuisine. To begin, meet your guide at the lighthouse. During the Marbella food tour, visit the beautiful beach, where contemporary buildings house many restaurants. You'll also walk to the top of the hill and see where the city was born. After the experience, your knowledge about local food culture will be a lot deeper than before and your belly will be full and pleased. Tastings included:  Pescaito frito: A mix of different types of fish (typically anchovies, acedias, hake, calamari and shrimps) that is fried after being tarnished in flour. Once the fish is ready, salt and fresh lemon are added. Salmorejo casero: Salmorejo is the Andalusian version of gazpacho. It is typically eaten in summer to refresh one’s palate. This creamy cold soup is made of tomatoes, bread crumbs, vinegar from Jerez, olive oil, and salt. Flautitas de pollo con guacamole: Dough rolls filled with chicken and garnished with guacamole, tomatoes, basil, and sour cream. Cured acorn-fed pork sausage (chorizo de bellota). Served with bread and olives. Berenjenas de almagro: Aubergines cooked in oil with cumin, pepper, sweet paprika, salt, garlic, white wine vinegar, and water. Served with bread. Alcachofa aliñada: Garlic artichokes (artichokes cooked and marinated with salt, lemon, garlic, parsley, eggs, capers, pepper, and oil). Served with bread. Croquetas caseras de jamón: These delicious croquettes are cooked with bechamel sauce (flour, butter, milk and nutmeg), salt, pepper, onion, olive oil, ham, eggs, and bread crumbs. With these ingredients, the croquettes are made in their typical oval shape and fried in hot oil. Ice cream: 2 scoops in cup or cone (normal cone, wafer, or chocolate cone). Homemade ice cream, produced by a historic and traditional ice saloon in Marbella.

Marbella: Puerto Banus Night Life Walking Tour

5. Marbella: Puerto Banus Night Life Walking Tour

Meet your Night Life Guide at the famous Sinatra Bar in the luxury harbor of Puerto Banús. There you can enjoy your first drink while watching the high society passing by in their luxury cars and outfits. Depending on your budget and mood your guide will walk with you through Puerto banus and will stop in different locations depending on your interests. As your guide is local in Marbella he has all the connections to enter any of the bars and clubs without any entrance fees, so you can feel free to try out different locations. The tour takes 5 hours and gives you the chance to visit the clubs like a local.

Benalauria: Via Ferrata Beginners Tour

6. Benalauria: Via Ferrata Beginners Tour

Enjoy a beginner's Via Ferrata course in Benalauría with an experienced guide. Conquer the route of a 97-meter climb while safely secured to the cliff edge, and be rewarded by fantastic views at the top. Meet your guide in Gaucín. Start the activity with a short walk from Puerto de Benalauría. Hike about 500 meters to the base of the Via Ferrata. Get ready with your equipment and begin the 97-meter climb. Ascend up the cliff, crossing two monkey bridges of 6 and 7 meters respectively. Once you have reached the top, you can marvel at the unique views of the Genal Valley while ascending through a small canyon to the top via two small bridges. Once the Via Ferrata is finished, make your way back to starting point having conquered your first Via Ferrata course.

Marbella: Private Walking Tour

7. Marbella: Private Walking Tour

Begin as you discover the first "green spot" in Marbella City, the permanent exhibition of bronze statues from the surrealist painter Salvador Dali, the seaport, and the marina promenade. Stroll around the old city while listening to stories, legends, and important facts about the town from your local guide. Visit the area's main civil buildings, which include the Town Hall and the Mayor House, both of which were built in the 16th century. Encounter military buildings, the remains of the Arab walls, and religious buildings. Explore the main 17th-century church, including its hermitages and its niches. Throughout the tour, be informed about just why this area always has been and is still considered a luxury destination. Afterward, have the option to travel back to the starting point or simply continue exploring on your own.

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What people are saying about Marbella

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 1,580 reviews

We had a great guide named Jochen. The meeting point was easy to find and Jochen showed us a lot of interesting places in the old town of Marbella. If you were to ask us what we found great about Jochen, it was the friendly, personable and funny way of telling things. We got along really well right away.

This was a brilliant tour covering all the important churches, buildings, the Cathedral, Alcazabar etc. Eduardo our guide was really knowledgable and passionate and was fantastic! Absolutely recommend this tour!

Such a fun experience. Even though we’ve been to old town several times we got to see parts where we’ve never been. A cultural and gastronomic experience I’ve never had before!

Our guide was really nice. He knows a lot about the city and its life style. All the bar and clubs were also very nice

Jochen was excellent company. Would highly recommend