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Gibraltar: Guided Tour, Skywalk, Moorish Castle, and More

1. Gibraltar: Guided Tour, Skywalk, Moorish Castle, and More

100 Ton Gun First of all we will visit the 100 Ton Gun.The late 1800's saw four of these giants built by the naval authorities of Britain, with a view toward securing their holdings, two were built for Gibraltar, while another two were built for Malta. Europa Point Once we have finished the 100 Ton Gun we will drive to Europa Point. This site is located at the southernmost point at the end of the Rock of Gibraltar on this location you will see breathtaking views across the Strait of Gibraltar into North Africa Morocco along with the bay of Gibraltar and the Spanish towns along its shores. Nature Reserve & St Michael's Cave After visiting the Southern point of Gibraltar we will drive up towards the upper rock Nature Reserve Park. Our first stop in the park will be St Michael's Cave. Which sees thousands of visitors a year wandering through its huge caverns with just a few steps and easy access. This amazing, natural phenomenon created by rainwater slowly seeping through the limestone rock, turning into a weak carbonic acid which gradually dissolved the rock millions of years ago. Gibraltar Monkeys & Top of The Rock Next we will go to the top of the Rock, and there we will do 2 things: The glass viewing platform called The Skywalk, and visit the monkeys. The Skywalk is a former military lookout transformed into a state of the art glass platform and walkway giving spectacular views across the Mediterranean. An unbroken 360º panoramic viewpoint. Enter the 360º environment and get a feel for the freedom and exhilaration you will experience at The Skywalk. From the Skywalk, several minutes walk and we will spend some time with our famous Monkeys at Upper Apes Den (The same height level as the cable) The Barbary Macaque Apes are the only ones to be found within the continent of Europe. They reside at the upper rock nature reserve of Gibraltar. The Great Siege Tunnels From the top of the rock we will drive to the north side of the Rock to visit the Great Siege Tunnels, something not to be missed. This site explains a lot of the history of Gibraltar under siege. The tunnels were carved out of the rock by hand during the Great Siege which took place between 1779-1783. This was done in order to defend Gibraltar against the Spanish and French forces who were trying to recapture Gibraltar from the British. Gibraltar's Moorish Castle As we drive down the upper rock nature reserve we will visit The Moorish Castle - A medieval fortification in Gibraltar which is made up of a number of buildings, the Moorish Castle stands proudly on the Eastern elevation of the Rock, a proud symbol of the long and colourful history of the Rock of Gibraltar originally built in the 1160CE then it was ransacked by the Spanish between 1309 – 1333. As we exit the nature reserve park we will drive through the old town of Gibraltar.

Morocco: Sightseeing Day Trip from Algeciras

2. Morocco: Sightseeing Day Trip from Algeciras

Head off for a full-day experience in Morocco from Algeciras or the Gibraltar area. Take the ferry over the strait to Ceuta, check out the city, and then embark on a pretty bus ride to Tetouan. Enjoy a highlights walking tour of this iconic place and explore the local market. Savor a traditional Moroccan lunch. Meet your guide at the meeting point in Gibraltar or Algeciras to start your exciting 1-day journey to Morocco. Once in Algeciras, board the fast ferry for a 45-minute ride to Ceuta, taking in beautiful views of the sea as you cross the strait. Set foot on Moroccan soil and begin your panoramic tour of the city of Ceuta, passing in front of the Royal Walls and the Moat of San Felipe. Once you arrive at the border crossing, have your documents ready to cross the border; your guide will then take care of this procedure. Board a 30-minute scenic bus ride from Ceuta to Tetouan and marvel at the passing scenery. Get your camera ready to snap some amazing pictures, stopping at scenic locations en route. Arrive in Tetouan for a pleasant walking tour of the most iconic destinations of this charming Moroccan city. Visit Hassan II Square, the Royal Palace or Khalifa Palace, the Archaeological Museum, and the Centre of Modern Art. Traverse the narrow streets of the old Jewish quarter or Mellah and see the Bengualid synagogue, which is not to be missed. The souk of Tetouan provides a real journey through time. Continue through the Medina of Tetouan. Characterized by its white walls and green doors, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the smallest of its kind in the country. Stop for lunch at a typical Moroccan restaurant where you can enjoy traditional folk music while you sample delicious couscous accompanied by the typical Menta and Arabic pastries. After lunch, stroll through the shopping area of Tetouan and pick up some special souvenirs. Visit a typical Moroccan herbalist with natural products and discover all the benefits of the properties of Argan Oil. At the time indicated by your guide, meet again for the return to Ceuta and then to Algeciras for a nighttime drop-off.

From Cadiz: Gibraltar Private Full-Day Trip

3. From Cadiz: Gibraltar Private Full-Day Trip

Embark on a trip to discover Gibraltar through the eyes of a knowledgeable guide. From the top of the iconic Rock of Gibraltar to series of tunnels and caves, see it all on this full-day excursion. Head out of Cadiz in the comfort of a private van and make your way to Gibraltar. Gibraltar has been a British colony since 1703 and is now one of the last bastions of the British Empire. With a local Gibraltar guide, visit the Great Siege Tunnels. This series of tunnels is located inside the northern end of the Rock of Gibraltar, and were dug out by the British in the 18th century.  See North Africa from the top of Gibraltar Rock, considered one of the Pillars of Hercules. Stop to snap some incredible pictures. Then, visit St. Michael's Cave, the Moorish Castle, and Apes Den. At the end of the tour, enjoy some free time to discover the city and its shops.

From Seville: Private Tour of Gibraltar

4. From Seville: Private Tour of Gibraltar

Travel to the famed Rock of Gibraltar from Seville with this full-day private tour. Visit the Great Siege Tunnels, one of pillars of Hercules, St. Michael's caves, and monkeys at the Ape's den. Be picked up by your professional driver in Seville, and sit back and relax on your private drive to Gibraltar. Take in views of the local airport at the Great Siege Tunnels. Admire the coast of North Africa from one of pillars of Hercules. Head to St. Michael's caves, where Neanderthals were discovered. Go to a Moorish castle and hang out with the monkeys at the Ape's den. Find out more about Gibraltar's strategic importance and colonial history from your informative guide. Spend some free time doing some duty free shopping, finding a great place to get lunch, or to stopping in at a typical British pub.

Gibraltar: Half-Day Private Tour with Admission Tickets

5. Gibraltar: Half-Day Private Tour with Admission Tickets

First of all we will visit the 100 tonne Gun. The late 1800′s saw four of these giants built by the naval authorities of Britain, with a view toward securing their holdings, two were built for Gibraltar, while another two were built for Malta. Once we have finished the 100 tonne Gun we will drive to Europa Point. This site is located at the southernmost point at the end of the Rock of Gibraltar on this location you will see breathtaking views across the Strait of Gibraltar into North Africa Morocco. Then we will drive up the upper rock our first stop at the nature reserve will be The Pillars of Hercules. From the Pillars we will drive further deeper into the nature reserve stopping at St Michael s Cave. Which sees thousands of visitors a year wandering through its huge caverns with just a few steps and easy access. Next we will go to the top of the Rock where you will see breathtaking views all around Gibraltar from the Skywalk. Here we will send some time with our Monkeys From the top of the rock we will drive to the north side of the Rock to visit the Great Siege Tunnels, something not to be missed. This site explains a lot of the history of Gibraltar under siege. The tunnels were carved out of the rock by hand during the Great Siege which took place between 1779-1783. This was done in order to defend Gibraltar against the Spanish and French forces who were trying to recapture Gibraltar from the British. As we drive down the upper rock nature reserve we will visit The Moorish Castle - A medieval fortification in Gibraltar which is made up of a number of buildings, the Moorish Castle stands proudly on the Eastern elevation of the Rock, a proud symbol of the long and colourful history of the Rock of Gibraltar originally built in the 1160CE then it was ransacked by the Spanish between 1309 – 1333. This 'Tower of Homage' was rebuilt in the 14th century by Abu-l-Hasan and today you can visit the inside of the recently restored castle, wonder at those 14th century walls and marvel at the feats of Gibraltar's first city builders, the Moors. If you look closely you can still see the cannon dents in the castle walls. In this Tour we will drive over the airport runway towards the Spanish border just meters away from Spain you will even see Spanish Customs at work. We will also drive 360 degrees around Gibraltar coast lines East /west stopping at viewpoints and seeing areas as Catalan Bay some Jurassic sand dunes and the old water catchments. Finalising the Tour where ever you wish in Gibraltar

Gibraltar: Ultimate Full-Day Private Driving Tour

6. Gibraltar: Ultimate Full-Day Private Driving Tour

Embark on the ultimate tour of Gibraltar and see all the sights in a full day driving tour, completely private to your group. Explore the upper Rock Nature Reserve, discover the 100-ton Gun, and look way down from the top of O'Haras Battery. Begin the road to becoming a real Gibraltarian by getting picked up and heading to the Upper Rock Nature Reserve. Enjoy a guided tour of the area and discover some of the best sights like Catalan Bay, The Pillars of Hercules, St. Michael's Cave, and more. Take a short break for lunch at your own expense, and browse some shops for souvenirs. Then, start the second part of the tour. Get to the highest point on the rock, O'Haras Battery, and feel the sensation of being on top of the world. Discover the Skywalk and cheeky Monkeys of the area, before learning about the Great Siege Tunnels, WW2 tunnels, and the City Under Siege Exhibition. As you leave the park, pass by the Old Town and witness Spanish Customs at work at the not-so-distant border. See Gibraltar from 360-degrees and make it a day you won't forget.

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What people are saying about Gibraltar

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 32 reviews

We had two guides, one in Cadiz (he took us on a city tour of Cadiz before we went to Gibraltar) and one in Gibraltar. The "handover from us" at the border to Gebaltar worked perfectly. Mustafa, our guide in Gibraltar was sensational. He spoke English, but in a way that even those of us who didn't speak English very well understood everything. And then he gave us the opportunity to get in touch with the monkeys on the Affenberg - that was really awesome.

It was perfect. Everything. Nice people, like Aleš (Alex), and also guys from Morocco. They are really so clever, helpful. They explain everything. Tour was good. Lunch was perfect. Ships - No 1. I want to go there one more time. Thank you, guys!

Such a great experience! Highly recommend. Worth every penny. Luis and Mustafa were both wonderful.

It was a very pleasant day in which you visit a totally different country.