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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.

From Seville: Day Trip to Gibraltar

2. 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.

From Málaga: Full-Day Gibraltar Rock Tour with Bus

3. 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

4. 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.

From Malaga: Gibraltar and Dolphin Sightseeing Boat Tour

5. From Malaga: Gibraltar and Dolphin Sightseeing Boat Tour

During the bus tour, you will enjoy the journey along Malaga and the Costa del Sol while the guide will tell you anecdotes and curiosities of this British colony. Once you arrive at La Linea you will cross the border, remember to check your documentation to access Gibraltar. Once at Gibraltar, you will be able to enjoy free time to visit the square Casemates Square, the botanical garden of the Alameda, strolling through Marina Bays, or walk along Main Street, All this can be done either before or after seeing the Dolphins. The guide will show you how to get to the square. The boat will depart from the port of Gibraltar, from where the boat will take us to see the different types of cetaceans that inhabit this area. For an hour and a half we will navigate the area that unify the Mediterranean Sea with the Atlantic Ocean in search of dolphins. The guide on board will tell you about the most relevant curiosities and characteristics of the species that you encounter, the particularities of the Strait, declared Unesco World Biosphere Reserve. After the tour, you will have again free time to continue your visit in Gibraltar, you can take the opportunity to have lunch. Meet in the mid afternoon for your return journey to the pickup point.

From Costa del Sol: Day Trip to Gibraltar with Guided Tour

6. From Costa del Sol: Day Trip to Gibraltar with Guided Tour

Meet your guide and hop aboard a motorcoach as you set off to Gibraltar. Along the way, relax and enjoy the scenery as the coach makes stops to pick up additional guests.  During your journey to Gibraltar, listen to your guide as they detail the program for the day, point out interesting sites, and explain the main customs limits for products purchased on the peninsula. Also, learn a bit about the overseas British territory and its connection to Greek mythology.  Upon crossing the border notice how the city lies at the foot of a huge limestone rock where you can have fabulous views over the bay and sometimes the northern coast of Africa if the weather permits it. Arrive in Gibraltar and after the coach is parked you will have five hours to spend as free time and participate in your guided tour.  Connect with your guide to join a sightseeing tour that includes stops at Europa Point, entrance to Saint Michael’s Cave, and the possibility to have a close look at the famous Barbary apes, the only wild primates in liberty in Europe. The tour takes approximately 1.5-hours, after which you will have free time for lunch, shopping, and exploring the city at your own leisure.

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

7. 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.

From Malaga: Day Trip to Gibraltar

8. From Malaga: Day Trip to Gibraltar

Escape the hustle and bustle of Malaga and spend the day at the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar. Discover a great mix of cultures and languages, and soak up the incredible views of the Strait of Gibraltar between Europe and Africa. Ride the cable car to the top of the Rock of Gibraltar for panoramic views of the point where the Mediterranean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean from a height of 400 meters above sea level. Visit the medieval Moorish Castle, built during the 13th to 15th-century Marinid dynasty. Look for the resident barbary apes to encounter the only wild monkeys on the continent of Europe. Visit the historic Great Siege Tunnels from World War II, shop for bargains on Main Street and more.

Gibraltar Day Trip from Seville

9. Gibraltar Day Trip from Seville

You will begin the day with a hotel pick-up and a drive to Gibraltar, stopping for a traditional local breakfast on the way. Once back in your private vehicle, enjoy views of the countryside and natural parks until you reach the city. Upon arrival at Gibraltar, you will leave the car behind and, after crossing the border, you'll hop in a taxi with your guide to the city's main square. Here, you will see principal sites such as the natural park, the Pillars of Hercules, St. Michael's Cave, the Great Siege Tunnels and the well-known apes found all around the Rock of Gibraltar. The taxi will then drop you off in the city center, where the guide will show you the best spots for eating and shopping. Buy some souvenirs and try some local dishes before heading towards Línea de la Concepción to spend some free time having a chat or learning local songs. The tour will finish with a hotel drop-off in Seville.

From Malaga: Day Trip to Córdoba

10. From Malaga: Day Trip to Córdoba

Pick up by our guide at the established point and time. Then they will start the trip to CÓRDOBA. During the tour the guide will explain the program of the day and will talk about the landscapes and towns that they find around them. He passed. Upon arrival in Córdoba, the coach will leave you near the Roman Bridge, since then will have 5 hours in the city, with 2 hours of Guided Tour and at least 2 hours and 30 minutes of Free Time (time for lunch included). Our guide will accompany you during a walk from the Torre de la Calahorra, crossing the Roman Bridge, the Guadalquivir river and the majestic Puerta del Puente, until reaching the point of meeting with the Local Guide. Here will begin the guided tour of the Historic Center of Córdoba, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, with its narrow streets, squares, courtyards Cordovans and other interesting places such as the famous Calle de las Flores. They will also visit the Jewish Quarter, they will enter the Synagogue and will make a complete visit of the stupendous Mosque-Cathedral symbol of Córdoba (tickets included). The interior of what was second largest mosque in the world and which today houses the Cathedral of Córdoba will leave you breathless with its forest of columns and colored arches and the unique atmosphere that Centuries of history and different cultures emanate. Later you will enjoy free time in the city center to take a walk, discover the local crafts (in which the famous Filigrana Cordobesa) and free time to have lunch. Return to the Costa del Sol.

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What people are saying about Gibraltar

Overall rating

3.6 / 5

based on 138 reviews

The trip is nice, it provides transportation and information as well as the entrance ticket to the caves. At first I thought I could do it in 1 day on my own but I don’t think so looking at public transport logistics & how you should arrive earlier to avoid the roads near the land border being closed in Gibraltar due to airplanes landing or taking off. My advice though is that once you have your free time after the rock tour, go to the cathedral, the national museum and most importantly the cable car! You will still have time to do them (if you skip sitting for lunch and grab something to eat at the bus later)

Overall a great experience. Bus was very comfortable. The bus ride did take quite a while as we ran into significant traffic and there was a lot of stops to pick people up, but they still honoured the five hours in Gibraltar. We arrived in Gibraltar at 11:30am and left at 4:30pm. As a heads up, five hours in Gibraltar does go by faster than you think. The guide was super knowledgeable and spoke both English and Spanish. Would definitely recommend for the price.

Punctuality, responsibility and a lot of kindness for seven of Ana and Javier the driver, it is difficult to control such a heterogeneous group and with different interests, even so they were up to the task from start to finish. Thank you ☺️

Good organization. A very nice and helpful guide, Eva. Great impressions from a beautiful place which is the Gibraltar Rock, which we visited partly by road and partly on foot.

Super guide and explanations. Very well organised.