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Rock of Gibraltar: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Seville: Day Trip to Gibraltar

1. 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.

Gibraltar: Rock of Gibraltar History Tour

2. 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.

From Seville: Full-Day Trip to Gibraltar

3. 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.

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

4. 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: Private Gibraltar Highlights Day Trip

5. From Malaga: Private Gibraltar Highlights Day Trip

Experience an unforgettable daytrip to Gibraltar, an unique fusion of history and culture. Along the way you will notice the amazing history of Gibraltar, the beautiful and mysterious caves and the fascinating wildlife combined with the multicultural influences. Enjoy duty free shopping in this paradise. 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. Admire the stunning panoramic view of the entire Strait of Gibraltar, with an uninterrupted view of the African continent. Next head to Saint Michael's Cave, an incredible network of natural limestone caves in the heart of Gibraltar with mighty stalactites and stalagmites. Continue to the Rock to see the famous Gibraltar Monkeys, the only monkeys to live in the wild on the entire European continent. Finally, enjoy some free time to eat, a stroll or some shopping before sitting back and relaxing on your drive back to Málaga.

From Seville: Private Tour of Gibraltar

6. 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.

Gibraltar Day Trip from Seville

7. 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.

Gibraltar: Private Highlights Tour with Tickets and Transfer

8. Gibraltar: Private Highlights Tour with Tickets and Transfer

One of the attractions of this tour is The Pillars of Hercules. There at the Pillars you will enjoy the views of North Africa Morocco. You will see where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Mediterranean Sea, this being the only entrance to the Mediterranean. The next site is 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. 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. At present there are over 200 apes in 6 packs that roam through the upper rock. Legend has it that in 1942 the population of apes fell to just 7 and the Prime Minister of Great Britain (Sir Winston Churchill) ordered that the population of the apes be immediately replenished because as long as there are Barbary Macaques Apes on the Rock of Gibraltar it will remain under British rule. 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. On the drive down from the Upper rock Nature Reserve we will see the outside of the Moorish Castle, you will be able to see the history and battle scars due to cannon ball shots against the castle between the wars of the Moors and the Spanish. The Moorish Castle is 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. It was ransacked by the Spanish between 1309 – 1333. This 'Tower of Homage' was rebuilt in the 14th century by Abu-l-Hasan. You'll be able to look closely to see the cannon dents in the castle walls. As we exit the nature reserve park we will drive through the old town of Gibraltar.

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What people are saying about Rock of Gibraltar

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 23 reviews

Superb our very friendly Belgian guide, explanation in English, Spanish, French on Andalusia, the origin of the symbolism of the bull as well as the history of pigs with Iberico and Serrano ham during transport. Very friendly for going through customs and when visiting the rock.

A slightly quick tour of the lighthouse + the quarry part the fabulous light show + 2h of free time for lunch and wandering around the main streets of Gibraltar. The guide, Maria, has always been very kind.

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.

Such a great experience! Highly recommend. Worth every penny. Luis and Mustafa were both wonderful.

Superb experience with all of you customers, guide, friendly driver, warm and good! thanks again !