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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.

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 (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.

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 Malaga: Day Trip to Gibraltar with Guided Tour

4. 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

5. 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 Seville: Gibraltar Sightseeing Tour

6. From Seville: Gibraltar Sightseeing Tour

According to mythology, Heracles put up 2 columns. One of these is said to have been in today's Gibraltar, considered to be the legendary gate between Africa and Europe. This tour is an unforgettable journey combining history, culture, duty-free shopping, impressive caves and the famous Gibraltar monkeys. Once you've crossed the border, your panoramic visit begins. Step up to the Punta de Europa, the most southern spot in Europe, and admire the magnificent view over Africa. Visit the impressive caves of San Miguel, followed by the opportunity to observe the monkeys of Gibraltar, a unique breed. Legend has it that the British will not leave Gibraltar as long as there are monkeys there. You'll then have some free time to yourself. Explore the bustling pedestrian streets of Gibraltar and enjoy a lunch break; take advantage of the wallet-friendly shopping opportunities, and relax in a local cafe before you leave.

From Malaga: Day Trip to Gibraltar

7. 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.

From Seville: Gibraltar Dolphins Watching Day Trip

8. From Seville: Gibraltar Dolphins Watching Day Trip

This day-trip from Seville provides you with an opportunity to spot a variety of beautiful animals. Sailing for about 2 hours in the waters of the straits, look out for numerous species of dolphins in the wild, in a respectful manner. The fascinating experience sails through the Strait of Gibraltar, an area declared an International Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 2006. The area provides an added thrill when friendly inhabitants of its waters, dolphins, approach the boats to exhibit themselves and satisfy the curiosity of tourists. In the Strait of Gibraltar, an area declared a Biosphere Reserve, there are 7 different species of cetaceans that, depending on their migratory routes, the abundance of food, and reproduction periods, live permanently or spend some time in this privileged marine area: the meeting point of the Mediterranean and the Atlantic. After the cruise, spend the rest of the day in the amazing city of Gibraltar.

From Seville: Private Tour of Gibraltar

9. 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.

From Málaga or Marbella: Private Gibraltar Tour

10. From Málaga or Marbella: Private Gibraltar Tour

Embark on a guided half-day or full-day tour to Gibraltar and visit the imposing Rock of Gibraltar, home to a nature reserve. Choose to extend your tour after your visit to the reserve with some time for shopping and exploration within the city. Start with pickup from your accommodation in Málaga or Marbella: Travel across the Spanish border into the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar. Gaze in awe at the massive limestone rock, known as the Rock of Gibraltar as you cross the border. Meet your guide in the town and take a guided tour of the nature reserve located on the Rock of Gibraltar and explore St. Michael’s Caves, the Siege Tunnels, and the Moorish Fortress. Spot the mischievous Barbary macaques, which are the only wild primates in Europe. If you choose the full-day tour option, take some time to explore the city at your own pace, with time for shopping and lunch. Then board the bus for a relaxing journey back to your accommodation.

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What people are saying about Gibraltar

Overall rating

3.6 / 5

based on 138 reviews

Es war die Reise wert. Man muss einfach beachten, dass man für die Hinfahrt mit den Pick-up-Stops etwas Zeit einberechnen muss. Dann reicht es, wenn man nur die „Shopping-Tour“ bucht. Den Rest kann man gut alleine machen. Wenn man mit der Seilbahn hoch fährt, kauft man gleich ein Ticket für „natural reserve“ und hat alle Sehenswürdigkeiten inbegriffen für 32€ Man schafft alles in 5h denn der Aufenthalt dauert meist 8h. Wichtig, man sollte etwas Grundkondition beisitzen.

The entire trip was great right from the excellent weather, views, commentary by the guide Ales and the smooth ride to Gibraltar. There were no pick ups in the way so we reached ahead of time and had plenty of time for ourselves. We could find time to take the cable ride too after the trip around the rock by the local guide.

Our trip guide and coordinator was excellent, so were the local guides that took us up the rock. Gibraltar is a great day trip from Seville.

Really nice trip from Benelmedena to Gibraltar, tour guide was very friendly and informative, would recommend

So glad we booked this tour. Very enjoyable I recommend the cable to the top to see the view and the monkeys