Tour from Malaga to Grenada to see the Alhambra. Malaga is beautiful- a beach, and mountains Sierra Nevada a half hour away! The guide, Deb, was British, but has lived in Malaga for 20 yrs. Excellent guide. The drive to Grenada was great- orchards, small towns, mountains. Deb couldn't take us through the Alhambra they only allow their own, but he was great too- Antonio. We had audio devices with earpieces that allowed us to hear him even if we weren't close to him. It's 26 acres, and the guide said we walked about 5 miles! Most steps had handrails, but a few didnt. Highly recommend this tour over ones arranged by cruise lines- great guide and Much more reasonable price!
If you are in the Malaga or Granada area, you have to take a tour of the Alhambra Palace and the gardens. They are both amazing to see. The level of detail and design of the palace is truly spectacular. The artisans have done a great job of restoring and maintaining an ancient and historically significant landmark. Our tour guide on the bus was Debbie, she was very knowledgeable, easy to understand, and friendly. Alhambra requires certified guides specific to them, so we had a different guide for the palace/garden tour. He I'm afraid I can't remember his name, it started with an R, was also very knowledgeable and friendly. He was sometimes hard to understand, but he had no problem repeating or further explaining anything you didn't understand. He took us in few areas that weren't usually used for tour groups which was a nice bonus, and allowed us to see things that the regular tours don't see. The skip-the-line perk does not applied to the initial access to the palace, but once you are in, it allowed us to get into areas much quicker than most of the tourists there. We were there in the middle of April, not peak season, and this place was very busy. I don't think you would be able to move during peak season unless they only allow a certain amount of people there at one time. If you are a photographer, make sure you know how to use the low light function on your camera manual or automatic. There will be plenty of times when you will want to take pictures of walls, ceilings, etc., and you can not use a flash. Pictures can not capture the beauty of this place. You have to see it yourself. It's well worth the visit.
Excellent view of most of Madiera. We really enjoyed the green line trip to the small fishing village.
Very nice , very rekommended
Very professionally conducted tour and a wonderful experience!
Malaga is a beautiful city! It surpassed our expectations and using the hop on, hop off tourist bus was an excellent way to see the city.
This is the way to go in Malaga City! This tour does not pay for the boat ride in Malaga Bay. But very efficient and easy.
We always take to the hop on hop off bus, if there is one, when visiting a city for the first time. Never disappointed, we get a brief overview of the city before deciding where to explore.
beautiful city, great tour
it was good and the staff very friendly
Loved seeing the entire city in a 90 minute time span...........learned a lot from the audio.
Definately well worth the trip. It's so easy to hop on and off. Bought ours ahead, but not sure we needed to. In some places you have to go to the head qtrs to get the tickets. Malaga was ok tho and easy to exchange for tickets.
its a good one day tour. however they spend two hours collecting passengers in the morning and dropping them back to their hotels in the evening. immigration checks can sometimes take very long.
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the palaces were breathtaking and the gardens enjoyable, but there is a lot of walking involved. if you are some what limited you should consider this. luckily our guide as well others in the group were patient with us being a little slower and we were able to keep up for the most part.
This was a great way to see the beautiful city of Malaga. Very flexible and the number of stops are perfect for touring in city with limited time.
The only negative was during the afternoon hours, buses would be full and you either sat cramped inside the bus with very little viewing area or would have to wait for the next bus.
We met the tour guide in Alhambra after taking the bus in Malaga. The driver was not very good and could not find the guide in Alhambra and left some tour member at the port. Alhambra is also very much over rated.
Slightly limited in number of stops compared to other HOHO buses we have used. Also, on our bus many of the audio units and air condition were not working. Adequate overview of Malaga.
great way to see the city.
Only 1 bus had WI-FI (number 4), but overall reasonable
Earphone plugs were faulty, otherwise, everything was satisfactory.
The tour offered a quick look at Malaga, including some rather out-lying locations to which I would not have walked. We later used the overview from the trip to plan our own walk-about.
Improvement suggestion: provide improved information on where to meet the bus and on anything that must be done (turned out that nothing needed to be done) to convert the voucher to a ticket.
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