Welcome to Marbella


But Marbella has other, less ostentatious attractions. Its natural setting is magnificent, sheltered by the beautiful Sierra Blanca mountains, while its surprisingly attractive casco antiguo (old town) is replete with narrow lanes and well-tended flower boxes.

Long before Marbella starting luring golfers, zillionaires and retired Latin American dictators, it was home to Phoenicians, Visigoths, Romans and Moors. One of the joys of a visit to the modern city is trying to root out their legacy.


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$8.10 Transfers & Ground Transport

Malaga Airport (AGP) Shared Transfer to Costa del Sol Hotels

When making a booking, you will need to advise your flight details and your Malaga accommodation details. Your transfer will be confirmed immediately and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver.Have the peace of mind knowing that once you have booked your transfer, you will find no hidden fees upon arrival. All flights are monitored, so if your flight is delayed, you will simply be booked onto the next available shuttle at no additional cost. It's that easy!Please note: Some Costa del Sol hotels are not easy to access. In this case, the shuttle will get you as close as possible to the front of your hotel. Transfers are available to centrally located hotels in the following towns: Torremolinos, Benalmadena, Fuengirola, Mijas Costa, Marbella, Puerto Banus, San Pedro and Estepona.

$8.10 Transfers & Ground Transport

Shared Departure Transfer: Costa del Sol Hotels to Malaga Airport

When making a booking, you will need to advise your flight details and your Malaga accommodation details. Your transfer will be confirmed immediately and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver.Have the peace of mind knowing that once you have booked your transfer, you will find no hidden fees upon arrival. Please note: Some Costa del Sol hotels are not easy to access. In this case, the shuttle will pick you up as close as possible to the front of your hotel. Transfers are available from hotels in the following towns: Torremolinos, Benalmadena, Fuengirola, Mijas Costa, Marbella, Puerto Banus, San Pedro and Estepona.

$601.59 Multi-day & Extended Tours

4-Night Cordoba, Seville, Ronda, Marbella, Granada from Madrid

Day 1 Madrid-Cordoba-Seville Depart from the VPT Terminal to leave to La Mancha, then to head to Cordoba. The city tour will include a visit inside the famous Mosque / Cathedral,and the Jewish Quarter. Afterwards, you will trek to Seville where you will enjoy dinner and overnight stay. (This tour has the option of visiting Caceres, instead of Cordoba on Day 1) Day 2 Seville In the morning, we will begin with a tour of the city, including the Park of Maria Luisa, Plaza España, the outside the imposing Cathedral, and the Giralda. After a walk through the typical Santa Cruz quarter, you have the rest of the afternoon to spend at your leisure. We recommend to as an option, extend this visit to see the Alcazar. Day 3 Seville-Ronda-Marbella Breakfast will be provided prior to our departure to the Route of the Andalusian White Towns and Ronda. You are given free time in this beautiful Andalusian city and afterwards, you will continue to Costa del Sol. Enjoy dinner and overnight stay in Marbella. Day 4 Marbella - Granada After breakfast, we will head along the coast to Granada. Upon arrival, visit the impressive monuments at the Alhambra with its beautiful Nazari Palaces, and the gardens of Generalife. Enjoy dinner and overnight. In the evening, you have the option to visit the caves of Sacromonte for the Zambra Flamenco Show. Day 5 Granada-Toledo-Madrid Enjoy breakfast, then depart towards the Imperial City of Toledo, to experience its history as the city of the three cultures, where Christians, Jews and Muslims lived in peace and harmony. Stop for lunch and do some city sightseeing throughout its narrow streets and monuments. Afterwards, head back to Madrid.

$149.24 Day Trips & Excursions

Tour to the Alhambra from Marbella or Malaga

Visit Alhambra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and get to know the last historically Arabic city in Spain. This tour takes you back 600 years, when this fortress was reconstructed and converted into a magnificent royal palace by the Sultan of Granada in 1333.After convenient pickup from your hotel, take a drive toward Granada and arrive at Alhambra in Al-Andalus, also known as Muslim Spain. The complex, originally constructed as a small fortress in 889 AD, sits atop a hill and offers sweeping views of nearby villages and the jagged Sierra Nevada mountain range in the distance. Upon arrival, your guide regales you with stories about the site's construction and transformation over the centuries.Hop out of your vehicle and enter the sprawling complex, gazing up at its sheer stone walls designed with contemporary Abassid architecture. This former fortress was converted into a palace in the 14th century, so you're greeted by delicate stonework and ornate ceilings with each chamber you enter. Step into the Royal Complex and see the quarters that Charles V once called home, and then wander the former sultan's recreational area and lush Moorish gardens. Hear more stories about Alhambra's origins as a military fortress before its transformation into an extravagant hilltop palace before settling back into your coach for a relaxing ride back to your hotel.

$138.83 Private & Custom Tours

Private Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens Tour From Malaga

Learn about the history of Granada on this 6-hour guided tour of the Alhambra and Generalife summer palace with skip the line ticket. A Specialist and historian guide will lead you around the vast complex, dating back more than 600 years. Marvel at a magnificent mix of Islamic art and culture.On this guided tour you will feel the spirit of the last Muslim bastion in Spain. Yusuf is still here – in spirit. So is his father, Ismail I, and his son, Muhammed V. These three sultans were largely responsible for the Palacio Nazaríes – the 14th-century miracle that shines as the Alhambra’s jewel. To amble through these chambers and corridors is to step into Al-Andalus, to feel the energy of a civilization that held such a significant portion of Europe in its clever grip for eight centuries.Its matters of state still whisper in the Mexuar – a meeting place for ministers, all floral tiles and tapering columns, whose later conversion into a chapel could not conceal its Moorish origins. Its afternoons at play still haunt the Patio de los Leones – an intricate courtyard, the core of royal life under Muhammed V, where fountains splash. And its sophistication still flickers around the Palacio de Comares.  Your tour includes hotel pickup and drop off via private coach from the following cities:  Malaga, Fuengirola, Marbella, Torremolinos, and Benalmadena.  Then,  you will be driven to Alhambra (about 1hr 30min) then you will visit Alhambra with your official tour guide (about 2hrs and 30min).  See Nasrid Palace where you will enjoy the Mexuar, Comares and Lions courtyard; Alcazaba - the Military Fortification; and Generalife - the recreational Palace and Gardens.Enjoy your free time (about 60min) exploring outside or inside Alhambra where you can visit our shops, restaurants, and museums.  Then, back to Malaga (about 1hr 30min) to conclude your tour.

$144.61 Day Trips & Excursions

Private Full-Day Gibraltar Tour from Marbella or Malaga

You will be picked up from your hotel located in the Costa del Sol and taken to Gibraltar. On the way to Gibraltar the tour escort will explain the most relevant things about Gibraltar and the surrounding area. Once the frontier has been crossed, your local guide will show you the main tourist attractions of this beautiful town. Visit the Pillars of Hercules in where you will be able to see the bay of Gibraltar and Africa in a clear day. Then visit the nature reserve. Here, the local guide will explain the significance of this rock throughout history. Your visit to the reserve includes Saint Michael's Cave, Monkeys' Ape and the Great Siege Tunnels. Your local guide will show you the best things to see at each stop.After the Rock tour, it is time to go shopping and have lunch in the city center, by Casemates or Main Street. Then you will be dropped off at your hotel in Marbella (or nearby hotels).