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Malaga Short Break
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Malaga Short Break

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The vibrant, cosmopolitan city of Malaga is situated on the beautiful Andalucian coastline. Founded by Phoenicians who originally called it Malaka (which means “fish salting place”), the seaside city is filled with parks, tapas bars, historical buildings, cultural attractions, orange trees and narrow streets.

On your included excursions you will visit the Town Hall, the Plaza de la Merced square, the old quarter where you can find the Museum of Fine Arts, and La Manquita. A full day excursion to stunning Marbella and the white town of Mijas is also included.

 

Practical Information for this holiday

Currency
Euro (€)
Local Time
Ireland/UK Time +1 hour
Passport
A valid passport is required for this holiday. EU citizens do not need a visa, however non-EU citizens should check requirements. 
Flight Duration
Flight duration is Approx. 3 hours.
Climate

Temperatures in Andalucia during spring, early summer and autumn range from the early to late 20s centigrade on average.  It is advisable to take a rain jacket or umbrella, in case of sudden downpours. In winter the climate is mild with average daily temperatures of 16 degrees centigrade.

Food & Drink

The people of southern Spain tend to eat late in the evening. A popular way to curb hunger pangs (or replace lunch or dinner altogether) is to nibble a few tapas (small snacks) with a drink. Most bars offer a free tapa with every drink ordered. They can be anything from a slice of bread and cheese or jamon (cured ham), to a fried quail’s egg or a plate of olives or boquerones (anchovies). This is an enjoyable way to take in local atmosphere, practice your Spanish, and discover new taste sensations! Accompany your tapas with a cool ‘tubo’ (small glass of light beer) or a dry Manzanilla or Fino sherry. Buen Provecho!

Average Prices for Region
  • Coffee: €1.45
  • Beer: €4.00
  • Glass of wine: €3.50
  • Main course: €12.00
  • Soft Drink: €2.00
  • Bottled Water: €0.50
Packing List

We advise you to bring:

  • Your valid passport
  • Sun cream
  • A continental plug adaptor
  • A small backpack
  • A sun hat
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
Recommended Reading

The Hand of Fatima by Ildefonso Falcones

South from Granada by Gerald Brenan

Factory of Light by Michael Jacobs

Holiday highlights

Mijas
Often regarded as one of the highlights of the Costa del Sol, Mijas is a beautiful little village set into the mountainside, offering stunning views of the sea. Spend some time getting lost on the narrow cobbled streets of this mountainside town, where you will be charmed by the relaxed atmosphere and the traditional Andalucian way of life. Take in some of the town’s highlights including a visit to the Old town of Mijas, the Bullring, and the Gardens of the Wall.
Marbella
Marbella is a cosmopolitan city located on southern Spain’s Costa del Sol. The area is recognised for its sandy beaches, pristine golf courses and picturesque marina. Enjoy the stunning views of the Sierra Blanca Mountains while you relax on Marbella’s 27 km of Mediterranean beaches or soak up the atmosphere at the marina district, while surrounded by luxury yachts and stylish bars and restaurants. Spend the afternoon shopping on Marbella’s main street, Calle Larios, where you’ll find an array of designer shops or explore the Old Town with its traditional Andalusian character.
La Manquita Cathedral
Malaga is the historic and cultural capital of the Andalucia region. The city centre has been beautifully restored and one of the key highlights for visitors is La Manquita Cathedral. The cathedral was built between 1528 and 1782 and was influenced by both the Renaissance and Baroque styles. There were originally plans for two towers but a lack of funding led to the completion of only one tower, and the cathedral has ever since been referred to as La Manquita, which means "one armed woman". Visitors can also enjoy a visit to the Cathedral Gardens during their visit.
Malaga City
Rich in historic-artistic heritage, Malaga combines urbanism and architecture from different centuries and offers a broad variety of attractions including palaces, churches and convents. The best shops and the longest-established cafes are located in Larios Street, the social and commercial heart of Malaga. Visitors can also visit the many tapas bars, restaurants and terraces where live performances can be enjoyed. 

Practical Information for this holiday

Currency
Euro (€)
Local Time
Ireland/UK Time +1 hour
Passport
A valid passport is required for this holiday. EU citizens do not need a visa, however non-EU citizens should check requirements. 
Flight Duration
Flight duration is Approx. 3 hours.
Climate

Temperatures in Andalucia during spring, early summer and autumn range from the early to late 20s centigrade on average.  It is advisable to take a rain jacket or umbrella, in case of sudden downpours. In winter the climate is mild with average daily temperatures of 16 degrees centigrade.

Food & Drink

The people of southern Spain tend to eat late in the evening. A popular way to curb hunger pangs (or replace lunch or dinner altogether) is to nibble a few tapas (small snacks) with a drink. Most bars offer a free tapa with every drink ordered. They can be anything from a slice of bread and cheese or jamon (cured ham), to a fried quail’s egg or a plate of olives or boquerones (anchovies). This is an enjoyable way to take in local atmosphere, practice your Spanish, and discover new taste sensations! Accompany your tapas with a cool ‘tubo’ (small glass of light beer) or a dry Manzanilla or Fino sherry. Buen Provecho!

Average Prices for Region
  • Coffee: €1.45
  • Beer: €4.00
  • Glass of wine: €3.50
  • Main course: €12.00
  • Soft Drink: €2.00
  • Bottled Water: €0.50
Packing List

We advise you to bring:

  • Your valid passport
  • Sun cream
  • A continental plug adaptor
  • A small backpack
  • A sun hat
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
Recommended Reading

The Hand of Fatima by Ildefonso Falcones

South from Granada by Gerald Brenan

Factory of Light by Michael Jacobs

Trip Itinerary - Day by day

Day 1 - Travel to Spain

Afternoon

Travel to Spain

Upon arrival in Malaga, you will be met by our local representative and transferred by coach to your hotel in Malaga.

Day 2 - Malaga

Half Day

Malaga

Start your day with a half-day guided walking tour of Malaga. Pablo Picasso is the city’s most famous son (of course not counting Antonio Banderas!) There are several galleries showcasing his work including the 16th-century Museum of Fine Arts in the Old Town, near the Cathedral. It is surrounded by narrow pedestrian streets with traditional and modern bars, family owned shops and delightful cafés. The main street, Calle Larios, is pedestrianised with marble and home to many designer shops. On your guided tour, you will also see the Town Hall and the Plaza de la Merced square, while entrance to the La Manquita Cathedral is included. You will have free time for shopping and more sightseeing in the afternoon.

Day 3 - At Leisure

Full Day

At Leisure

You will have a full day to relax and enjoy the charms of this region. Your guide will be happy to offer suggestions for activities and places to see in the surrounding area.

Day 4 - Marbella, Puerto Banus and the White Town of Mijas

Full Day

Marbella, Puerto Banus and The White Town of Mijas

Depart your hotel this morning for a full day excursion to Marbella, Puerto Banus and Mijas. Marbella is, without a doubt, one of the Costa del Sol’s prime destinations, thanks to its excellent climate, beaches and natural surroundings. Its bay, Puerto Banus, is one of the major tourist attraction in Marbella. It was designed and built in 1970 by a local property developer José Banús as a luxury marina and shopping complex. After lunch, you will continue to The White Town of Mijas. This stunning mountain village, which also faces the sea, is one of the jewels of the Costa del Sol. Visit the Old Town of Mijas, the shrine of the Virgen de la Peñas, and the Gardens of the Wall, which were built at the top of the old city wall and designed to have flowers all year round. Return to the hotel in the afternoon.

Day 5 - Return Home

Full Day

Return Home

Time to say 'adios' to Spain. Transfer from your hotel, with guide assistance, for your return flight home.

* Please note that the order of your excursions on the itinerary above is provisional and subject to change

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Hotel Las Vegas 3

This popular and welcoming hotel has a great position, on the seafront promenade overlooking La Malagueta Beach.  There is a range of bars and restaurants close by, and Malaga’s centre is approximately 2 km away. With airy guest rooms and plenty of space in which to relax, H... read more read more read more

This popular and welcoming hotel has a great position, on the seafront promenade overlooking La Malagueta Beach.  There is a range of bars and restaurants close by, and Malaga’s centre is approximately 2 km away. With airy guest rooms and plenty of space in which to relax, Hotel Las Vegas is an ideal base from which to enjoy the local lifestyle and Malaga’s cultural highlights.

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Hotel Las Vegas
Paseo de Sancha 22
29016
Malaga
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* Some hotel facilities may be seasonally operated or under maintenance and therefore unavailable at the time of your stay. Charges may apply for certain facilities.

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