Do you want to visit Nerja and do not know where to start? Your best choice is the free tours. This type of visit is currently one of the most popular tourist options. It is designed for people enjoying their holiday rental in Nerja and who want to learn about the history of Nerja from the hand of a local guide.
In addition, the particularity of these tours is that you can leave the tour at any time and the most extraordinary thing is that they do not have a fixed price at the beginning of the route, as it is the tourists himself who decides how much to give the guide based on the final assessment of the experience.
If you also like to visit and enjoy coastal villages during the winter, we would like to share this small guide to what to do in Nerja during Winter.
Free Tour around Nerja
The free tour with Claudia, a guide from Civitatis, is one of the most booked tours by travelers who want to get to know Nerja.
The tour is for those visiting for the first time and those who have little time to visit the emblematic sites and do not want to miss any detail.
Days available: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (May change at certain times)
Duration: 1h 30m
Schedule: 17:00h. and 19:00h.
Itinerary: the meeting point for this free walking tour is at the Balcon de Europa square at 11 am. From the Balcon de Europa, you can enjoy spectacular views of the Alboran Sea while you wait.
The route continues towards the historical center of Nerja, where the guide shows the most important sites of the municipality through the beautiful streets of Nerja.
This route continues to the exterior of the Parish Church of El Salvador (dating back to the end of the 17th century), Plaza de España, Nuestra Señora de las Angustias hermitage and Plaza de los Cangrejos park.
This tour ends at 12:30 in one of the unique places in Nerja. Do you know the Spanish series “Verano Azul”? Nerja was the place that gave life to one of the most significant TV Series in the eighties in Spain.
There is no better place to put an end to this free tour than at Chanquete’s distinctive boat, where you can remember the mythical scenes of the series.
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Free tour from the hand of a Nerja local
Days available: from Monday to Friday (both included)
Language: Spanish and English
Schedule: from 09:00h to 15:00h.
Choose a time, day, and meeting point to start this free tour through the streets of Nerja. During this tour, you will discover the friendliest side of Nerja with a local guide. He knows the town inside out, tells you everyday anecdotes, and shares the village’s history in the most exciting way possible. Would you like to finish the free tour with a taste of the local gastronomy? The guide will show you his favorite bars and restaurants so that you can live the whole experience like a local, far from the traditional tourist guides.
After 2 hours of walking, if you want to discover more about Nerja, the town has many activities to enjoy. The guide will give you all the information you need to visit the local beaches or to do routes through the mountains, the Nerja Caves, and the Cliffs of Maro by kayak.
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Is it necessary to book the free tour in advance?
As with other types of sightseeing tours, it is advisable to book in advance at certain times of the year, as places are limited and usually sell out quickly.
Therefore, we recommend that you book in advance to enjoy this unique experience accompanied by a local guide.
How much do you tip on a free tour?
One of the most often asked questions on this type of tour guide. As a free tour, tipping is entirely voluntary, so you can give the guide a lot, a little, or simply nothing at all.
However, it would be best if you remembered that the people who have shown you the most incredible sites in Nerja live off tips. Depending on your experience on the free tour, the amount of money you leave for the guide varies between 5 and 10 euros per person.
Are you hungry after your fantastic free tour? Here is a link to another article on the best tapas bar in Nerja.