Rock of Gibraltar History Tour

4.1 / 5

12 reviews

Rock of Gibraltar History Tour

From $48.78 per person

Explore the history of Gibraltar on a 2-5-hour tour of its Moorish Castle, 100 Ton Gun, Trinity House Lighthouse, and St. Michael’s Caves. Meet the rock's famous barbary apes, and enjoy panoramic views across to Africa.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Spanish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian

Experience

Highlights
  • Go to Europa Point, Gibraltar's lighthouse at its southernmost point, with great views of North Africa
  • Explore St Michael's Cave, a spectacular bottomless cave, with countless stalactites and stalagmites
  • Meet the barbary apes of Gibraltar at Apes Den
  • Tour the Great Siege Tunnels, excavated by hand in 1782 during the Siege of Gibraltar
  • Admire the Moorish Castle, the oldest building in Gibraltar
  • Relax and shop in Casemates Square
Full description
Explore the history of Gibraltar on this 2.5-hour sightseeing tour by small 6-8 seater air-conditioned minibus. Travel back in time at Gibraltar's most famous sights, such as the 100 Ton Gun, manufactured by Sir W G Armstrong at Newcastle-Upon-Tyne in 1870. Only 12 guns were built, and this is the only one left still in good condition. The 32.65-foot-long 17.72 inch rifled muzzle loader was capable of firing up to 8 miles. Continue to Europa Point, the southernmost point in Gibraltar, with its Trinity House Lighthouse and impressive views across the Straits of Gibraltar to the northern coast of Africa. Your next stop is the spectacular St. Michael’s Cave, which was converted into a military hospital during World War II. It has a wealth of history that dates back tens of thousands of years, and today it is used as a concert hall, with one of the best natural auditoriums with great acoustics. Continue to Apes Den to meet the famous Barbary Apes, the only apes still roaming wild in Europe, in their natural habitat. Next, visit the Great Siege Tunnels, carved out by the Merchant Marines to defend Gibraltar during the Great Siege of 1779 to 1783. Finally, go the imposing Moorish Castle, built by the Moors in after their conquest of Gibraltar in the eighth century. The tour ends in Casemates Square, ideal if you wish to carry on shopping or relax at a local restaurant.
Includes
  • Guide
  • Food and drink

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Meet at the coach park in Waterport, Gibraltar

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 12 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.0/5
  • Transportation
    2.7/5
  • Value for money
    3.4/5
  • Safety
    4.3/5
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Ok & entertaining

Pepe, our guide / driver showed us the most interesting corners of Gib and was on you & you with the monkeys. Easy to understand. Unfortunately not a German speaking tour guide as booked but only a book. But was not a problem. but should not be sold like this.

December 28, 2014

Very interesting tour enjoyed it a lot.

Great customer service from the office and the schedulers

September 16, 2019

The location did not correspond to the place, the tour was done in a small bus with most English people except us and the driver spoke more in English than in Spanish.

August 18, 2019

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