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From Malaga and Costa del Sol: Gibraltar Experience

1. From Malaga and Costa del Sol: Gibraltar Experience

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, you will get free time to have lunch (not included) and to explore the area for shopping and visiting hotspots like Main Street, Casemates Square, Marina Bay, or the Mediterranean Steps. Your bus will return in the afternoon for drop-off at your pickup location.

Full Day Gibraltar Sightseeing Tour

2. Full Day Gibraltar Sightseeing Tour

Your minibus will pick you up from Torremolinos, Marbella or Estepona and we will drive you to Costa del Sol. Once in Gibraltar, our minibus will take us to 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. Cuevas de San Miguel has more of an edge. Though now a major tourist attraction, it was once a refuge for soldiers during wars and a secret passageway for those looking to escape. After the tour, we will give you the time to explore the shopping district of Calle Real and surrounding areas.

From Seville: Day Trip to Gibraltar

3. 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 (Cueva de 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 to 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: Guided Tour by Bus Including Tickets

4. Gibraltar: Guided Tour by Bus Including Tickets

Enjoy an amazing tour through the Gibraltar Natural Reserve. All you need to do is to be at the meeting point for the regular guided tour visiting the main sights of the city. Explore the city center by minivan, including the big canyon and the synagogue. Our first stop will be at Europa Point lighthouse with fantastic views of Africa and Spain, the Mediterranean sea and the Atlantic Ocean. Tour then continues 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. Following this, you can meet the most famous inhabitants of Gibraltar, the cheeky monkeys. Did you know that they are the only apes living in freedom in the whole European continent? After taking some fun pictures of these primates, head to the city center to take a leisurely stroll along famous Main Street, full of shops and curious buildings.

From Málaga: Full-Day Gibraltar Rock Tour with Bus

5. 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 Malaga: Day Trip to Gibraltar with Guided Tour

6. From Malaga: 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 on 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.

From Seville: Full-Day Trip to Gibraltar

7. 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.

Full-Day Gibraltar Shopping Tour from the Costa del Sol

8. Full-Day Gibraltar Shopping Tour from the Costa del Sol

Spend the day shopping in Gibraltar from the Costa del Sol and get more for your money. The British territory offers unrivalled shopping opportunities, with duty-free prices on many goods, and top British stores on Main Street. Travel along the picturesque Costa del Sol, past the Contravallation Line, all the way to Gibraltar where you will have free time to explore its many shops. Cross the border and explore the famous Rock. Browse all the fantastic shops and boutiques, including the famous Gibraltar Crystal, where you will find many beautiful items made of quality crystal. You will even have time to do a bit of sightseeing before you return. Head down to the grotto of St. Michael’s Cave, and look out for the infamous Barbary macaques. It is said that the British won’t leave Gibraltar until the last macaque has departed! With your bags full, drive back along the Costa del Sol at the end of the 11-hour tour, enjoying the views of the Moroccan coastline across the Mediterranean.

Gibraltar: Rock of Gibraltar History Tour

9. Gibraltar: Rock of Gibraltar History Tour

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.

The Original Rock tour of Gibraltar

10. The Original Rock tour of Gibraltar

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.

Frequently asked questions about Gibraltar

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Planning Your Visit

  • How many days should you stay for?

    A long weekend in Gibraltar is more than enough time to visit its must-see sights, but to make the most of its best beaches and beautiful surroundings make it a week. With a Spanish border, it's easy to hire a car and visit Cadiz or Seville within a couple of hours.

  • Where should you stay?

    Gibraltar has plenty of quaint seaside hotels to pick from, many only a stone's throw from the city's main attractions. Though often on the pricier side, booking well in advance can save you some pretty pennies. If you're planning a Spanish adventure, the nearby cities of La Linea or Tarifa serve as great jumping-off locations.

Good to know

  • Language
    Spanish
  • Currency
    Gibraltar Pound (£)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+01:00)
  • Country Code
    +350
  • Best time to visit
    Spring and Fall are the best times to go sight-seeing in Gibraltar. The summer weather is quite hot, as one can imagine with the African continent just across the Strait. The winter climate is mild, but there is always a chance you could get rained in!

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What people are saying about Gibraltar

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 2,288 reviews

Nice trip, about three hours from Malaga to Gibraltar, then 4 hours free time in citycenter, enough for shopping and lunch. Some minibuses took us to Europa Point, Michael`s cave, saw the apes The driver guided us în a nice English. Must do when you come in Malaga

Very helpful and friendly team. Really went out of their way to find dolphins for us. Great value for the money. Highly recommend a dolphin boat trip.

Was easy to book! A nice boat and we spotted many dolphins! A nice activity, a small break from city life.

Wonderful day. Great weather. Cages were cool to see and so where the monkeys

Easy and great trip. Guide and driver were great. The org went very well...