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Cordoba in May
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Cordoba in May

On this full day tour, you'll visit the UNESCO-listed old town of Cordoba in May, when it comes to life during the annual patio competition. Cordoba offers up a beguiling mix of Roman, Moorish, Christian and Jewish influences – all of which you'll see on a walking tour of the historic quarter. Along the way, you'll take in a couple of the flower-decorated patios for the festival. Afterwards, you'll enter the Mezquita - Cordoba's showpiece. It's a thousand-year-old Mosque boasting 850 arches and, uniquely, has a Renaissance cathedral in its centre. You'll then have free time to wander off on your own, have lunch and cross the Roman Bridge.

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Duration more than 8 hours
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Chamber of Secrets
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Chamber of Secrets

A completely unique magic and illusion show. Matthew Wright is a World Champions of Magic award-winner, and is joined by singer and assistant Alarna Love in an incredible two-and-a-half hour show of mind-blowing illusions, comedy and music, suitable for all ages. The reviews on TripAdvisor say it all – this is one of the top scoring shows in the whole of Spain that has been enthralling audiences since the day the curtain first went up. Audience participation is also very much part of the show, and drinks flow for the full duration of the evening.

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Duration from 2 hours to 4 hours
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Aqualand Torremolinos water park
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Aqualand Torremolinos water park

A day of fun that appeals to all ages is the name of the game at Aqualand waterpark in Torremolinos. Get your adrenaline pumping with crazy rides like the Boomerang, the terrifying Black Hole and the 22-metre-long vertical freefall slide. Then relax in the tranquil Niagra Lake and large wave pool. The three children's pools have lots to keep little ones amused. Plus, you'll find plenty of sunbeds and grassy areas where you can soak up the sun before taking the plunge again. There's lots of poolside cafes – but also a picnic area, if you want to bring your own food. Everyone will love this ticket-only, family-friendly day out.

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Duration from 4 hours to 8 hours
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Viva Andalucía
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Viva Andalucía

A scenery-rich trip to some special and often-overlooked corners of inland Andalusia. First up is the UNESCO-listed nature reserve of El Torcal, where you can stroll about its otherworldly karst rock formations before the drive to Antequera. A stop en-route offers panoramic vistas of the town's Moorish fortress and the iconic Lovers' Rock. Some free time to explore the old town is followed by a tasty lunch. Then it's is back to the countryside, to admire the turquoise waters of the Guadalhorce reservoirs. An entertaining visit to Juanito's citrus farm, with fruit-tasting and refreshments, rounds off the day.

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Duration more than 8 hours
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Market & Mijas from Marbella & Estepona
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Market & Mijas from Marbella & Estepona

There's no better way to mingle with the locals and immerse yourself in their way of life than a trip to the market. First up, you'll have the chance to immerse yourself in Fuengirola's thriving market – the largest on the Costa del Sol. It's a great spot for picking up souvenirs and fresh produce. Then, it's off inland to Mijas – a charming whitewashed village in the hills above Fuengirola with great coastal views. Here, you'll find all sorts of local products, including leather goods and ceramics. There's also plenty to see here, such as the chapel in the rocks, the famous donkey-taxis, a chocolate factory and several museums.

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Duration from 4 hours to 8 hours
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El Ranchito and Andalusian Night
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El Ranchito and Andalusian Night

Horses are in the blood in Andalusia. And at El Ranchito, you'll be wowed by the incredible horsemanship on display during this late-afternoon equestrian show. See performances of equestrian ballet, Spanish dressage and the most incredible skills by the horsemen. After you've watched these incredible horses and riders perform, you'll also have the chance to visit the stables. You then have the choice between heading straight back to your hotel in time for dinner or to stay on for the complete Andalusian Night. This option includes a flamenco show and a three-course dinner with drinks.

free cancellation
Duration from 4 hours to 8 hours
Meal Included
Gibraltar
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Gibraltar

This rocky and sunny slice of Great Britain is utterly unique. There are plenty of options on this full day excursion. There's a two-hour guided tour of the Rock in a minibus. There's a guided two-hour tour of the Rock in a minibus. It passes the pretty bay of La Caleta and stops at Europa Point, the Upper Rock nature reserve with its free-roaming Barbary apes, and St. Michael's Cave. You can also choose to take a wild dolphin-watching cruise – these waters are home to more wild dolphins than anywhere else in Europe. What's more, Gibraltar's centre is great for sightseeing, lunch and duty-free shopping during your free time.

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Duration more than 8 hours
Available in:

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Costasol Cruceros boat trips
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Costasol Cruceros boat trips

Enjoy some sun, sea and relaxation on your choice of two cruises along the Costa del Sol. Search for dolphins on a two-hour trip, or take an hour's sail past bustling Torremolinos. From Benalmadena you can head out, hoping to see dolphins playing or feeding in the distance. The bottlenose variety call this place home and your captains know just where to head. Or, spend a short cruise admiring views of the popular tourist resort of Torremolinos. On both sailings, you'll have plenty of space to top up your tan on the open deck or get some shade indoors. Then, if it's summer, you'll be able to jump in the water for a refreshing swim.

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Duration from 2 hours to 4 hours
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Benalmadena Tour
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Benalmadena Tour

Explore the Benalmadena area with absolute flexibility – from the great vantage point of an open-top bus. This tour ticket is valid for 48 hours, and allows you to explore everything from Benalmadena's renowned marina to the hilltop village of Benalmadena Pueblo. What's more, entry to the famed Mariposario butterfly park is included. Your ticket will take you all around the other local attractions such as La Paloma Park and the award-winning Puerto Marina. The bus also travels twice a day up to Benalmadena Pueblo, a whitewashed hilltop village.

free cancellation
Duration more than 8 hours
Tour With Audioguide
Mariposario Benalmadena butterfly park
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Mariposario Benalmadena butterfly park

Butterflies are the world's most beautiful and delicate insects. And at the Mariposario de Benalmadena, you'll learn about the many exotic species that fly freely within this custom-built butterfly park and breeding centre. It is beautifully located next to a Buddhist temple and boasts large numbers of species from both the Americas and Asia. It's also home to some turtles, iguanas – and even a wallaby. Regular tours are on offer where the guide will impart fascinating knowledge about these creatures. And magnified viewing stations enable you to get an intimate look into the life cycle of the residents.

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Duration from 2 hours to 4 hours
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Ferry between Benalmadena and Fuengirola
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Ferry between Benalmadena and Fuengirola

A great way to discover the Costa del Sol is by relaxing ferry ride. Benalmadena and Fuengirola are two of the Costa del Sol's most bustling and lively resorts. Travel between both seaside towns at ease, with this comfy ferry service. It's a great way to take in Fuengirola's busy, Tuesday market or stroll its streets of tapas bars. Or vice-versa, you can head to Benalmadena's pretty Puerto Marina for some relaxed shopping and a spot of lunch. Along the way, you can top up your tan with a seat on the open deck or get some shade indoors. And as you admire the pretty coastline, the crew keeps you informed about landmarks along the way.

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Duration up to 1 hour
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Market & Mijas
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Market & Mijas

There's no better way to mingle with the locals and immerse yourself in their way of life than a trip to the market. First up, you'll have the chance to immerse yourself in Fuengirola's thriving market – the largest on the Costa del Sol. Then, it's off inland to Mijas – a charming whitewashed village in the hills above Fuengirola with great coastal views. If you fancy more shopping, here you'll find all sorts of local products, including leather goods and Andalusian ceramics. There's also plenty to see here, such as the chapel in the rocks, the famous donkey-taxis, a chocolate factory and several museums.

free cancellation
Duration from 4 hours to 8 hours
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