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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.

Gibraltar: Dolphin Watch Cruise & Cable Car Fast Track Combo

2. Gibraltar: Dolphin Watch Cruise & Cable Car Fast Track Combo

Make the most of your time in Gibraltar with the rock’s top 2 attractions. Enjoy a dolphin watching cruise and fast track priority entry to the Gibraltar Cable Car. Cruise around the Bay of Gibraltar on our yellow catamaran looking for pods of wild dolphins with a marine guide then fly to the top of the Rock of Gibraltar in a panoramic cable car. Depart from Marina Bay in Ocean Village with guides that provide live commentary and a marine expert that describes everything you encounter. Learn about dolphins and how you can help to protect these special creatures. Look for pods of 40 to 500 dolphins that are wild and free in their natural habitat. Watch on as common, striped or bottlenose dolphins swim up to the boat. See behavior like spectacular leaps and splashes directly at your feet. Admire breathtaking views of both the African and European coastline and the legendary Pillars of Hercules. Before or after your dolphin adventure, experience one of Gibraltar's highlights as you ride to the top of the rock by cable car. Stop at the best location to spot the mischievous Barbary apes. A pack of wild apes, the famous Barbary macaques are sure to captivate you with their antics. At the top relax by purchasing a beverage and light snack while enjoying the spectacular vistas. The Top of the Rock Souvenir Shop is also packed with unique gifts that are unavailable in town. From the terraces of the top station, gaze over the town below, look north towards the Sierra Nevada over the Costa del Sol and east over the blue Mediterranean Sea. Take in the views south across the Strait of Gibraltar to the Rif Mountains of North Africa. You’ll have views of 2 continents, 3 countries, and the meeting point of 2 great bodies of water. Don’t forget your Dolphin Adventure ticket gets you 10% discount in all the bars and restaurants of Marina Bay.

From Malaga: Day trip to Gibraltar and Dolphin Boat Tour

3. From Malaga: Day trip to Gibraltar and Dolphin Boat Tour

Enjoy the journey along Malaga and the Costa del Sol in a sightseeing bus tour while listening to your guide tell you anecdotes and curiosities of this British colony. Explore Gibraltar on your own, then sail the Mediterranean in search of the many dolphins that roam the area. Arrive in La Linea and cross the border into Gibraltar. Enjoy some free time to visit Casemates Square and the botanical garden of the Alameda. Stroll through the Marina Bays, or take the chance to walk along Main street. Follow the directions of your guide to get to the square and find your way to the port of Gibraltar to board your boat. Once aboard, feel the breeze and catch sight of different types of Cetaceans that inhabit the area. Navigate the calm seas for about an hour and a half and find the place where the Mediterranean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean. Search for dolphins here, and catch sight of their majesty and intelligence, playing in the water. 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, where you can take the opportunity to have lunch. Meet in the midafternoon for your return journey to the pickup point.

Gibraltar: Dolphin Watching Tour

4. Gibraltar: Dolphin Watching Tour

Naturally playful and inquisitive, dolphins are some of the most delightful creatures in the world, and nothing quite compares to seeing them in the wild. Gibraltar is home to no fewer than 3 species of dolphin. They come to feed off the abundant supply of sardines, mackerel and flying fish that swim in the waters of Gibraltar’s bay. On this excursion you will be in an uncrowded and friendly environment, on board the catamaran “Dolphin Adventurer.” You will get live commentary and the service of expert guides who will explain everything that you see. Each tour takes in breathtaking views of both the African and European coastline, as well as the legendary Pillars of Hercules. But it is the dolphins that are the main event and they are sighted on 99 per cent of the tours. Often you will witness pods of between 40 and 500 dolphins. Watch common, striped and bottlenose dolphins swim to the boat and play. They sometimes put on a spectacular display of leaps and splashes right at your feet. It truly is a magical experience. Tours depart four times each afternoon from Marina Bay, where you can relax and soak up the Mediterranean atmosphere both before and after your trip.

From Costa del Sol: Gibraltar Sightseeing Day Tour

5. From Costa del Sol: Gibraltar Sightseeing Day Tour

One of our air-conditioned coaches will collect you from your designated pick-up point in Costa del Sol. From there, sit back and relax on your journey to Gibraltar. On arrival, a local guide will pick you up and you will start a guided tour through the city. See the port of Gibraltar, the walled inner city, Europa Point, and St. Michael’s Cave. After the guided tour, you will be given some free time to have lunch. Stroll around Main Street and enjoy the benefits of duty-free products. Meet your guide back again at the designated time for the return trip to Costa del Sol.

From Seville: Day Trip to Gibraltar

6. 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.

UK/Europe: eSim Mobile Data Plan

7. UK/Europe: eSim Mobile Data Plan

Make your trip hassle-free with your convenient eSIM. Stay connected on your travels with high-speed coverage in the 42 most visited regions in Europe and the UK. Purchase and install your eSIM anytime and anywhere, and choose from a variety of data packages, validity options, and coverage in additional countries. Simply scan the eSIM QR code to access all your essential apps on your trip. Avoid the trouble of managing multiple SIMs with this zero-waste solution. Get one eSIM per device and top up by simply buying and activating additional eSIM plans as you go. Once activated, your coverage will begin according to your selected duration. Benefit from coverage in Austria, Albania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Gibraltar, Hungary, Isle of Man, Iceland, Ireland, Italy(including San Marino & Vatican), Jersey Island, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Also covered are Malta, the Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Portugal, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovak, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, the United Kingdom, and Northern Ireland. All iPhone models launched beyond iPhone XS can support eSIM. For Android, if you are unsure, please check with the guideline photo for eligibility. APN (Access Point Name): internet Local operator info: UK: Telefonica / Vodafone /Hutchison 3G /Everything Everywhere

Costa del Sol: Gibraltar Day Trip with Optional Rock Tour

8. Costa del Sol: Gibraltar Day Trip with Optional Rock Tour

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.

Gibraltar: Rock of Gibraltar Tour

9. Gibraltar: Rock of Gibraltar Tour

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.

Full-Day Gibraltar Shopping Tour from the Costa del Sol

10. 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.

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3.7 / 5

based on 170 reviews

Great hour or so spent on the boat. It took us a while to spot the dolphins but when we did they didn’t disappoint. Crew were really friendly and helpful. Ticket included the cable car to the top of the rock but it doesn’t include entrance to the rest of the rock and it’s pathways and the monkeys. So be aware of this as you’ll need to pay extra when you get up there if you want to walk around. It cost £16 extra each for these tickets once we got up there.

Excellent day out for us! The lady, Patricia, who drove us to Gibraltar from Seville, also took care of us while we were in Gibraltar. The local tour guide in Gibraltar was also good and knowledgeable about the place. We really enjoyed the ride, the day. thank you, Patricia! Recommend this tour and you any time!

The transportation was great (big, clean bus with a very personable guide), plenty of free time in the city, friendly and knowledgeable boat guides that quickly found dolphins to observe.

The whole trip is was wonderful. The caves were spectacular the monkeys adorable. The guide really kept us entertained

It was very exciting. Worth to visiting. I recommend the tour