Malaga Essential Experience: Bus & Boat Tour + Museums Tickets



Before you Go
  • From Monday 16th January: the boat will not operate until further notice. This is due to routine maintenance. We apologise for the inconvenience.

  • Due to roadworks, stop 10 on the Red Route is closed until further notice. We apologise for the inconvenience.

Please note that face masks must be worn on board the bus and boat.

Malaga Essential Experience

If you really want to experience Malaga then our Malaga Experience is definitely the way to go. This exceptional-value offer includes admission to some of Malaga’s very best museums as well as a harbour cruise and a 24-hour hop-on hop-off bus ticket.

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3 Routes
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from 10:00 to 18:30
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8 Languages
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30 Stops
Mobile or Paper
Voucher accepted
Free Cancellation


  • Included admission to some of the city’s best museums
  • Harbour cruise in the bay

Main Stops


  • 24hr hop-on hop-off bus tour
  • Stops near all the major sights
  • Audio guide in 8 languages
  • Entrance to MIMMA (Interactive Music Museum)
  • Free walking tour
  • Entrance to Automobile and Fashion Museum
  • 10 activities to choose from: museums, boat tour, flamenco and more


    What do you think about when you think about Malaga? Sun, sea and beaches? Probably, right. Well, it’s definitely got all those, but it’s also got history and culture that you wouldn’t believe. In fact, this amazing deal includes entrance to no less than six of Malaga’s very best museums. Don’t tell anyone but we think it might be our very best value ticket.

    Among the six is the Museo Picasso, which is, of course, dedicated to the city’s most famous son. It features some of his most notable works and is a brilliant way to see how he developed as an artist. It’s sure to give you the Picasso bug so we’ve also included the Museo Casa Natal de Picasso, which is actually in the building where he was born!

    For even more art, the Museo Carmen Thyssen is one of Spain’s very best art museums outside Madrid. In fact, it’s a sister museum to the one in Spain’s capital. Its collection of 19th century Spanish paintings is full of surprises and delights.

    For the kids (big and small), MIMMA (the Interactive Music Museum) is guaranteed to entertain. There aren’t many museums where you can play the drums or have a strum on a guitar! Add to these, the Museo Revello de Toro and the Automobile and Fashion Museum and you’ve got an incredible package.

    When you need to sit down and relax, you can take a cruise on the bay and see the city from the water. It really is a brilliant experience. And your 24-hour hop-on hop-off bus ticket will help you get around the city. You’ll especially appreciate it you want to see the spectacular views from the Castillo de Gibralfaro, which stands high above the centre.

    Before you Go

    Red Line: from 10:00 to 19:00 (first and last tour from bus stop 1 - Vialia). Frequency every 20 minutes until 14:00. After that, every 30 minutes. Stop 2 is closed after 13:40.

    Blue Line: starts at 11:00 from Vialia and joins the Red Line at 14:00. Frequency every 60 minutes until 14:00. After that, every 30 minutes.

    Green Line (Botanical Gardens): from 11:00 to 18:00 (first and last tour from Malaga Bus Station). Frequency every 75 minutes. Every day apart from Monday.

    MIMMA (Interactive Museum of Music): Tuesday to Sunday from 10:30 to 18:30.

    Automobile and Fashion Museum: Open every day from 10:00 – 14:30 and 16:00 – 19:00
    Free walking tour: Daily at 16:00. Meeting point: Plaza de la Marina.

    Included activities:

    • Vox City Guide: 7 self-guided routes through an APP on your mobile phone.
    • Picasso Museum: March-June from 10:00 to 19:00. July-August from 10:00 to 20:00
    • Birthplace Picasso Museum: from 09.30 to 20:00. Last access 30 minutes before. Closed on 1 January, 26 February, 28 February, 18 May, 27 September, 25 October and 25 December 2023.
    • Jaleo Flamenco Show: check times and dates with our staff.
    • Russian Museum: Tuesday to Sunday from 09.30 to 20:00. Last access 30 minutes before. Open on the following Mondays: 2 January 2023, 27 February 2023, 1 May 2023 and 14 August 2023). Closed on 25 March 2023.
    • Centre Pompidou: Wednesday to Monday from 09.30 to 20:00. Last access 30 minutes before. Open on the following Tuesdays: 15 August 2023, 31 October 2023 and 5 December 2023). Closed on 28 March 2023.
    • Revello de Toro Museum: Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 to 20:00. Sunday from 10:00 to 14:00
    • Thyssen Museum: Tuesday to Sunday from 10.00 to 20:00.
    • Cueva del Tesoro: admission and transfer included to the cave. Tickets can be collected from the Tourist Office in Plaza de la Marina. 16 Sept - 14 Jun: 10:00 - 13:00 and 15:00 - 17:00. 15 Jun - 15 Sep: 10.30 - 13:00 and 16.30 - 17:00.
    • Boat trip: Daily at 12:00, 13:30, 16:00, 17:30
    • Present a copy of the City Sightseeing Malaga brochure at Santa Coffee Roaster and a receive a free coffee.

    Entrance to the attractions is valid for the duration of your bus ticket.


    Cancellation Policy

    Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the chosen travel date.

    Supplied by

    City Sightseeing Malaga
    Estacion De Autobuses Paseo de Los Tilos S/N
    29006, Malaga, Spain