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John H

Oct302014

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Cordoba Day Trip from Malaga

Malaga, Spain

My Rating
4 star rating: Recommended

My Review

An early (07.10) pick-up in Fuengirola meant we did not have to drive into Malaga city centre for the start of the tour, which was in an old but adequate coach, and led by a young lady tour guide who gave us basic information on the region in four languages as we drove to Cordoba. On arrival we had 30 minutes to grab a coffee and a city map before joining a large group of Anglophone tourists for our tour of the cathedral, the main focus of the trip, which had been built inside a mosque, which was itself built on the ruins of an ancient Christian basilica! The local guide was excellent, very knowledgeable on the history of the building and its architecture, which was fascinating. She also took us on the tour of the old city, the former Jewish quarter, and the former synagogue (now a museum). After the tours we had free time for lunch in one of the many restaurants (good quality and value), followed by a wander around the town and the (reconstructed) Roman bridge. The coach then took us back to Fuengirola and dropped us off at our pick-up point around 18.30, after a very interesting day. To be recommended.

Dec282012

Tour/Activity

Granada Day Trip from Malaga, including the Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens

Malaga, Spain

My Rating
3 star rating: Worth doing

My Review

The tour of the Alhambra Palace and gardens was excellent, conducted by a fluent English-speaking expert local guide, Gerardo. However, the day trip itself was let down by poor time-keeping on the part of the tour guide, Eva, which meant a lot of waiting around and a very late return to Malaga.

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