Las Palmas Tour including Free Time in Vegueta and Shopping
Las Palmas Tour including Free Time in Vegueta and Shopping





Tick off two top things to do in Gran Canaria's capital, Las Palmas, on this full day tour. With a hassle-free transfer into the heart of the capital, you'll have time for sightseeing in the old town, Vegueta, before hitting the shops at a modern mall. Maria, one of our expert local guides, says, ‘Vegueta's streets are named after figures from the island's history, such as Christopher Columbus, who stopped here on his way to the Americas. The Casa de Colón – Columbus House – in Vegueta is a museum dedicated to Christopher Columbus. It's widely believed he stayed in that very house.'Las Palmas' historic quarter is peppered with traditional pastel-coloured buildings and ornate churches. It has the air of a Spanish colonial town in the Americas, and its streets are the oldest in the city. Vegueta is home to some of the best traditional Canarian cuisine, including dishes such as papas arrugadas – wrinkled potatoes – and mojo sauce. Maria says, ‘Papas Arrugadas with mojo is the essence of Gran Canaria. The spicy mojo sauce livens up any dish, but with Canarian potatoes it's a perfect match.'Your guide will give you an overview of the highlights to look out for during the transfer, so you'll have plenty of free time to explore. After Vegueta, we'll hit Alisios shopping centre. Browse high street favourites, local boutiques and souvenir stalls. And if you're peckish, treat yourself to a feast of international dishes from a range of restaurants, bars and fast-food favourites.