Things to do in Gibraltar

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From Malaga and Costa del Sol: Gibraltar Tour

1. From Malaga and Costa del Sol: Gibraltar Tour

Your tour will begin as you meet your bus in the center of Málaga, near el Corte Inglés, or elsewhere along the Costa del Sol. From there you will take a coach to Gibraltar, traveling in air-conditioned comfort complete with reclining seats, WiFi, and USB ports. Throughout the journey, your guide will provide you with information about interesting things to do and see once having arrived at Gibraltar. Once having passed through customs, your coach will drive inside Gibraltar before stopping in the city center to park for free time. If you booked the full nature reserve rock tour option, enjoy a panoramic tour of Gibraltar, visiting places such as the Strait of Gibraltar, and access to the interior of the St. Michel Caves. You will also be able to see Barbary macaques at the Apes Den. After the panoramic tour, enjoy free time for lunch and explore the area for its shopping and hotspots like Main Street, Casemates Square, Marina Bay, or the Mediterranean Steps. Your bus will return in the afternoon, leaving Gibraltar at 3:30 PM.

Gibraltar: Dolphin Watching Tour

2. Gibraltar: Dolphin Watching Tour

Naturally playful and inquisitive, dolphins are some of the most delightful creatures in the world, and nothing quite compares to seeing them in the wild. Gibraltar is home to no fewer than 3 species of dolphin. They come to feed off the abundant supply of sardines, mackerel and flying fish that swim in the waters of Gibraltar’s bay. On this excursion you will be in an uncrowded and friendly environment, on board the catamaran “Dolphin Adventurer.” You will get live commentary and the service of expert guides who will explain everything that you see. Each tour takes in breathtaking views of both the African and European coastline, as well as the legendary Pillars of Hercules. But it is the dolphins that are the main event and they are sighted on 99 per cent of the tours. Often you will witness pods of between 40 and 500 dolphins. Watch common, striped and bottlenose dolphins swim to the boat and play. They sometimes put on a spectacular display of leaps and splashes right at your feet. It truly is a magical experience. Tours depart four times each afternoon from Marina Bay, where you can relax and soak up the Mediterranean atmosphere both before and after your trip.

Gibraltar: Dolphin Watch Cruise & Cable Car Fast Track Combo

3. Gibraltar: Dolphin Watch Cruise & Cable Car Fast Track Combo

Make the most of your time in Gibraltar with a combo dolphin-watching cruise and entry to the Gibraltar Cable Car. Cruise through the Strait of Gibraltar on a catamaran and search for dolphins with a marine biologist guide then climb to the top of the Rock of Gibraltar in a panoramic cable car. On this tour from Gibraltar, begin on a dolphin cruise onboard a yellow catamaran. Expert guides provide live commentary and a marine biologist describes everything that you’ll encounter. Learn about dolphins and we can protect these special creatures. They are sighted on 99 percent of the tours. At times, you can see pods of 40 to 500 dolphins. Watch common, striped, and bottlenose dolphins swim up to the boat and play. They sometimes put on a spectacular display of leaps directly at your feet. Tours depart 4 times each afternoon from Marina Bay, where you can relax and soak up the Mediterranean atmosphere both before and after your trip. Each tour takes in breathtaking views of both the African and European coastline and the legendary Pillars of Hercules. One of Gibraltar's highlights is riding to the top of the Rock by cable car, the best location to spot the famous Barbary apes. A pack of wild apes, the famous Barbary macaques, will give you an entertaining acrobatics performance. Hide all plastic bags to avoid robbery and keep a friendly distance, especially if the young ones are around. Relax with a beverage and light snack while enjoying the spectacular vistas. The Top of the Rock Souvenir Shop is also packed with unique gifts unavailable in town. From the terraces of the top station, gaze over the town below, look north towards the Sierra Nevada over the Costa del Sol and east over the blue Mediterranean Sea, and take in the views south across the Strait of Gibraltar to the Rif Mountains of North Africa. You’ll have views of 2 continents, 3 countries, and the meeting point of 2 great bodies of water.

Gibraltar: Guided Tour by Bus Including Tickets

4. Gibraltar: Guided Tour by Bus Including Tickets

Explore the city center by minivan and the Rock of Gibraltar Nature Reserve to see sights like the Europa Point lighthouse, St Michael's Cave, and the only wild monkey population on the European continent. Meet your guide and make your way thorugh the city center by minivan, including the big canyon and the synagogue. Stop at the Europa Point lighthouse to take in fantastic views of Africa, Spain, the Mediterranean sea, and the Atlantic Ocean. Continue by travelling towards the Rock of Gibraltar Nature Reserve. Here you will St Michael's Cave, a natural grotto in the heart of Natural Park. Inside the cave, discover all its geological formations, such as impressive stalactites and stalagmites. Discover the famous inhabitants of Gibraltar, the cheeky monkeys. After taking some fun pictures of these primates, head to the city center to take a leisurely stroll along famous Main Street which is full of shops and curious buildings.

From Seville: Day Trip to Gibraltar

5. From Seville: Day Trip to Gibraltar

Embark on an unforgettable journey that combines history and multiculturalism with duty-free shopping, impressive caves, and the famous monkeys of Gibraltar. Depart Seville and journey to the frontier to cross the border of the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar and visit Punta de Europa, mainland Europe's southernmost spot. Look across the Strait of Gibraltar to where the vast continent of Africa begins. Take some souvenir photos of the coastlines of Spain and Morocco from the top of the Rock of Gibraltar. Then, visit the amazing limestone caves of San Miguel and admire the numerous stalactite and stalagmite formations. Next, meet the Barbary monkeys of Gibraltar, a unique breed from Europe that, according to legend, are a sign the British will not leave as long as the monkeys are still there. Enjoy some free time for lunch and do some duty-free shopping on Main Street, known worldwide for its low-priced jewelry, watches, electronic items, spirits, cosmetics, and perfumes. There are also plenty of bars and cafés, offering a wide selection of delicious options for visitors.

Gibraltar: Rock of Gibraltar Tour

6. Gibraltar: Rock of Gibraltar Tour

Explore Gibraltar, the United Kingdom's outpost on the Iberian Peninsula for more than 200 years. First, ride to the southernmost point in Gibraltar, Europa Point. Visit the Trinity House lighthouse with impressive views across the Straits of Gibraltar to the Northern coast of Africa, which is visible on a clear day. The next stop is spectacular St. Michael’s Cave, which during World War II the cave was converted into a military hospital. It has a wealth of history dating back thousands of years. Today it is used as a concert hall, making it one of the best natural auditoriums, with great acoustics and a seating capacity for 400 people. Then travel to the Apes' Den, where the famous Barbary Apes may be observed in their natural habitat – the only apes roaming wild in Europe. Your tour ends at Casemates Main Square, where you can enjoy shopping, eating and relaxing.

From Costa del Sol: Gibraltar Sightseeing Day Tour

7. From Costa del Sol: Gibraltar Sightseeing Day Tour

Be picked up by minubus Torremolinos, Marbella or Estepona and will drive you to Costa del Sol. Once in Gibraltar, discover all the major sights, including Punta Europa and Las Cuevas de San Miguel. Punta Europa, on the edge of the rock, has a lighthouse and stunning views of the African mountains, just across the water. See the Cuevas de San Miguel, which was once a refuge for soldiers during wars and a secret passageway for those looking to escape. After the tour, take some free time to explore the shopping district of Calle Real and surrounding areas.

From Málaga: Full-Day Gibraltar Rock Tour with Bus

8. From Málaga: Full-Day Gibraltar Rock Tour with Bus

See the best of Gibraltar on a full-day tour departing from Málaga, and visit the main highlights of the Gibraltar Nature Reserve by bus. Learn about local customs and history from your expert guide as you make your way to your first stop: The viewpoint of the Pillars of Hercules. Marvel at the magnificent panoramic views of the entire Strait of Gibraltar, with uninterrupted views of the African continent. Then, make your way to Saint Michael's Cave, an incredible network of natural limestone caves in the heart of Gibraltar with mighty stalactites and stalagmites. Continue on to the Rock to see the famous Gibraltar monkeys, which are the only apes living in the wild on the entire European continent. Finally, enjoy some free time to have lunch, go for a walk or do some shopping, before you sit back and relax on your drive back to Málaga.

From Seville: Full-Day Trip to Gibraltar

9. From Seville: Full-Day Trip to Gibraltar

Depart from Seville in the morning and travel to the border of Spain and Gibraltar to arrive before noon. Then, visit the main tourist attractions of the city center with a local guide. Go to the nature reserve to see the legendary Pillars of Hercules at the entrance to the Strait of Gibraltar.  Continue to St. Michael's Cave in the Upper Rock Nature Reserve and marvel at the stalactites and stalagmites of the rock formations. Encounter the famous barbary apes that play on the rock.  Return to the city center to spend some time on Main Street, renowned for its range of shops and second-hand markets. Shop for souvenirs and find bargains in the stores during your free time, before the return journey to Seville.

Gibraltar: Dolphin Cruise

10. Gibraltar: Dolphin Cruise

Join a dolphin-watching trip across the Bay and Straits of Gibraltar, on board a state-of-the-art trihedral hulled boat, which allows for greater maneuverability to move with the dolphin pods. You will see dolphins so close you can almost touch them, typically just 18 inches from an outstretched hand. Full live commentary will be provided throughout the trip and sailings typically last 1-hour to 1.5-hours. Look out too for whales, although be warned that these sightings are very rare. Whales have much larger lungs than dolphins and can stay under the surface for over an hour, traveling a greater distance before surfacing. Dolphins have smaller lungs and surfaces regularly spend the majority of their time on the surface, making it easier to spot them.

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What people are saying about Gibraltar

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A good full day tour - the only downside is the early start (6.30 am) from Malaga and you go through many other places to pick up passengers before heading on the road to Gibraltar. I don't think there is any way around this as it would be impractical and too expensive to run smaller buses from each town - thus having less pickups. However, the trip is worth it - there is some stunning scenery along the route and the view of three continents as you enter Gibraltar is beautiful - even better on a clear day when you can see Africa very clearly.

Well organized and we got some more info on Seville while we were on our way to the highway as well as information on Jerez and the green Spain. So the 2,5 hour ride passed quickly. We would definitely recommend this company. The only thing in Spain is, that most of the people including the guide are not as fluent in English as we would expect.

It was a very memorable trip to Gibraltar. We really got to explore the rock and all its attractions. The guide was also very kind and helpful and we learned a lot from him about Gibraltar and its history. We also had some free time to shop and explore, which was very useful. Overall a wonderful experience with some amazing views.

Great organization, really nice tour guide (Ana) and the driver. ;) Big Joe from tour to the Rock was also AMAZING (and extremely funny!). Love it!

It was a very nice and calming experience. We saw common dolphins. The staff was friendly.