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About Puerto Banus

Marbs. Playground of the rich, famous and those fortunate enough to be living the jet set lifestyle. Puerto Banus is set to the west of this wealthy city and was completely designed by a single architect; Noldi Schreck. He brought his Beverly Hills building experience to the Mediterranean and, working closely with José Banús, created a sophisticated Andalusian village and marina. Puerto Banus may be small but it is brimming with activities and attractions; a blue flag beach, mouth-watering restaurants and thirst quenching bars, water sports, golf, a casino, cinema and an unrivalled selection of exclusive (and expensive) fashion boutiques. If you'd rather keep an eye on your cash flow, take a stroll along the promenade to Marbella. The views are free for all to enjoy and exceptional value for money!

 

Shore excursions in Puerto Banus

Please note: The shore excursions listed are typical for this port. The full programme of shore excursions available for your cruise will be displayed on Cruise Personaliser at least 12 weeks prior to departure.

A Day in Ronda

Activity mediumMeal included

Duration: 6½ hours

Enjoy the rich Arab influences and changing history of Ronda – one of Andalucia’s most characteristic towns.

Ronda is typical of Andalucia. Not simply for its abundant Arab influences, but also for the unmistakable charm on every street corner. Located 750 metres above sea level, it sits above an impressive gorge which divides the town in two.

Your knowledgeable guide will point out the 13th century Arab Almocavar Gate on arrival. Then, you’ll visit the famous Ronda Bullring, which dates back to the Catholic kings of Spain, although its current construction dates to 1785, making it one of Spain’s oldest.

From the bullring, walk to a viewpoint to admire the spectacular Tajo Gorge and the Alameda Gardens. After walking across the New Bridge, once used as a prison and a symbol of the town, you’ll visit the ‘Salesian San Juan Bosco’ house, with its beautiful gardens, ceramics and excellent views of the Tajo Gorge.

Continue to the ‘Santa María la Mayor’ Church, a former mosque converted into a church by Ferdinand the Catholic before enjoying some free time to explore independently.

Sit down and reflect on your visit to Ronda with a delicious lunch with wine, before your return journey to Puerto Banus.

Essential information

This tour will operate by coach and on foot.There is approximately 2½ hours of walking on this tour. The drive to Ronda is approximately 1¼ hours each way. Comfortable non-slip shoes are recommended.

Leisurely Malaga and Marbella

Activity medium

Duration: 3 hours

Two cities, one tour. Explore the rich, diverse history of marvellous Malaga, then do it all over again in Marbella.

On this fascinating tour, you’ll discover the magic of one of the Mediterranean’s most ancient ports, Malaga. As you drive through the city, your guide will point out some of the most important monuments. Among them is the Alcazaba, the largest Arabic monument in the city, and the Gibralfaro, a Phoenician Fortress that affords some of the most spectacular panoramic views of the city. Your panoramic drive culminates at the Town hall, where you’ll be able to enjoy some free time wandering the ‘calles’ (city streets), perhaps doing a little shopping or calling in a street café for some local refreshments.

Then, it’s time to continue on to Marbella, another jewel in the crown of the Costa Del Sol. It’s highly regarded as one of Spain’s top holiday destinations. When you arrive, it’s easy to see why. You’ll instantly marvel at the beauty of its historic centre, with its typical Andalusian charm and ambience. Enjoy a glimpse of the city during a panoramic drive, where you can admire the white-washed houses and balconies adorned with brightly coloured flowers.

Essential information

This tour operates via coach and on foot. This tour has been created for those passengers who prefer to tour at a leisurely pace. The free time in Malaga city centre is approximately 1 hour.

Leisurely Malaga and Marbella

Malaga & Picasso

Activity medium

Duration: 5 hours

A tour that shows Malaga in all its Spanish glory, topped off with a captivating visit to the Picasso Museum.

Enjoy a coach ride from the port to the heart of Malaga, the Costa Del Sol’s sun-blessed capital. The city was founded by the Phoenicians as a colony some 3,000 years ago. Since then, it’s been under Roman rule, the Carthaginians and the Moors.

Today, it is both a busy port and industrial centre for southern Spain. Its ancient streets, lovely villas, lush vegetation and sparkling weather make it one of the most popular holiday destinations in Europe. Your tour will take you to Gibralfaro’s Castle, which crowns the top of a hill that overlooks the city. At the hill’s summit you’ll have a superb view of Málaga, including the bullring, the port and the beaches surrounding the city.

You’ll then wander the picturesque streets lined with shops and restaurants. The highlight is a visit to the Picasso Museum and its many treasures. The donation made by Picasso’s heirs, Christine and Bernard Ruiz-Picasso, became the cornerstone of this artistic legacy to the city. You’ll be treated to a guided visit of the Museum and some free time before return to your coach for the return journey to Puerto Banus.

Essential information

This tour will operate via coach and on foot and there is approximately 1¾ hours of walking on this tour.

Puerto Banus and Marbella

Activity mediumShopping

Duration: 3 hours

Discover Marbella’s charming street life and its rich history before taking some time out amid the luxury of Puerto Banus.

Hop on a coach at Puerto Banus and head for the most well-known cities on the sun-washed Costa Del Sol.

On arrival, your guide will walk you through the labyrinth of little streets that spread out throughout the city. Part of Marbella is surrounded by the ruins of an ancient Arab wall. Wander narrow roads flanked by pretty white-washed buildings, past old churches, through pretty squares, and past local shops and boutique stores.

At the heart of old town is the Orange Square which dates back to 1485. It is surrounded by 3 historical buildings - the town hall, the old governor's house and the Chapel (Hermitage) of Santiago. Its glorious garden, depending on season, is full of brightly coloured flowers, orange trees and at its centre stands a bust of King Juan Carlos I.

Then it’s time to return to Puerto Banus by coach, one of Spain’s most famous ports – mainly for its luxury yachts and laidback jet set lifestyle. Located just west of Marbella, Puerto Banus is a magnet for those seeking a little pampering, or to so simply sit back and admire the million pound yachts strung out along the marina. The setting couldn’t be more beautiful, with its impressive mountain backdrop and stunning ocean views. You’ll have some free time to explore by yourself the many fine boutiques, shops and cafés or to sip a drink at one of the many open air restaurants or bars before returning back to the port.

Essential information

This tour operates by coach and on foot. There is approximately 1 ¾ ours of walking on this tour.

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