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Saint Michael's Cave, Gibraltar

Saint Michael's Cave, Gibraltar

Saint Michael's Cave, 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 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.

From Costa del Sol: Gibraltar Sightseeing Day Tour

2. 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 Malaga: Full-Day Trip to Gibraltar

3. From Malaga: Full-Day Trip to Gibraltar

From the rock of Gibraltar you can see 2 continents (Africa and Europe), 3 countries (Morocco, Spain and England) and the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea!!! Without a doubt, a unique place. In addition, Gibraltar is home to the only colony of free-ranging monkeys in Europe! Climb up the rock and take a picture with them. To end the day, discover the tunnels from the Second World War, the colorful caves of San Michael, the sky walk, the Windsor suspension bridge... These are some of the many things you can discover in this Rock full of surprises.

Gibraltar: Rock of Gibraltar Tour

4. 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.

Gibraltar: 1 day GibraltarPass

5. Gibraltar: 1 day GibraltarPass

The GibraltarPass is your key to access Gibraltar’s top attractions with impressive savings and exclusive special offers. Discover the iconic Rock. Enjoy the breath-taking vistas. Encounter the famous monkeys and travel through over 1000 years of military history. All included with the Gibraltar One Day Pass! The GibraltarPass combines all of Gibraltar’s top attractions under one ticket, including the cable-car, minibus Rock tour, the Skywalk, St Michael’s Cave, Apes Den, Great Siege Tunnels and much more. It also includes free public bus transportation from the border to the city centre and to the cable-car, along with a variety of freebies, perks and discounts in over 100 shops, restaurants and activity providers across Gibraltar. Once purchased, this digital pass is sent to your mobile device to be scanned at all participating attractions, to gain entrance at no further cost. Also included are an electronic guide book to Gibraltar, map and suggested itineraries for you to make the most out of your visit. The GibraltarPass provides a hassle-free, value-for-money and superior experience of Gibraltar!

Costa del Sol: Gibraltar Day Trip with Optional Rock Tour

6. 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: Guided Tour by Bus Including Tickets

7. Gibraltar: Guided Tour by Bus Including Tickets

Explore the city center by minivan and the Rock of Gibraltar Nature Reserve to see sights like the Europa Point lighthouse, St Michael's Cave, and the only wild monkey population on the European continent. Meet your guide and make your way thorugh the city center by minivan, including the big canyon and the synagogue. Stop at the Europa Point lighthouse to take in fantastic views of Africa, Spain, the Mediterranean sea, and the Atlantic Ocean. Continue by travelling 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. Discover the famous inhabitants of Gibraltar, the cheeky monkeys. After taking some fun pictures of these primates, head to the city center to take a leisurely stroll along famous Main Street which is full of shops and curious buildings.

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.

From Costa del Sol: Day Trip to Gibraltar with Guided Tour

9. From Costa del Sol: 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 in 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. Then, meet your guide at your designated meeting time and return to your departure point.

Gibraltar: Upper Rock Nature Reserve Entry Ticket

10. Gibraltar: Upper Rock Nature Reserve Entry Ticket

Spend a full day exploring everything that the Gibraltar Nature Reserve has to offer, including hiking trails, viewpoints, and historical exhibitions. With a list of 17 attractions to choose from, there's plenty to keep you entertained for the day. Start at the Jews' Gate and pass the Pillars of Hercules before climbing the Mediterranean Steps to the southern end of the reserve. Keep going towards O'Hara's Battery at 419 meters above sea level, the highest point of the Rock. Visit the Apes Den, one of Gibraltar's most iconic attractions, and see the Barbary macaque that call the park home. These apes are native to North Africa and are a main feature of the Upper Rock Nature Reserve For the more adventurous at heart, the Windsor Suspension Bridge is also a great option. The bridge spans 70 meters and hangs over a deep ravine. Those brave enough to cross it will be rewarded with wonderful views. If history is more your thing, make sure to check out the various historical sites and exhibitions in the reserve, including the World War II Tunnels, the City Under Siege Exhibition, and the Moorish and Spanish Fortifications. You can also use your entry ticket to visit the 100-Ton Gun located outside of the park. Here's the full list of attractions included in your entry ticket: • Pillars of Hercules • Jews' Gate Cemetery • Mediterranean Steps • St Michael's Cave • O'Hara's Battery • Skywalk • Charles V Wall • Windsor Suspension Bridge • Apes Den • Tovey Cottage Natural History Field Centre • Great Siege Tunnels • Princess Caroline's Battery and Military Heritage Centre • The Lime Kiln • City Under Siege Exhibition • WWII Tunnels • Moorish Caste • Nelson's Anchorage - 100 Ton Gun

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What people are saying about Saint Michael's Cave, Gibraltar

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3.9
(1,858 reviews)

Tour guide Antonia was knowledgeable and friendly, driver Andres was excellent. The tour was changed a little due to the weather and it was great. Another guide was arranged for in Gibraltar who was also great, didn’t catch his name, sorry. Went to St Michael’s cave, Military museum and the tunnels, all were a fantastic experience. A long day but well worth the money.

My guide Bea and the driver were excellent. Punctuality and responsibility. Comfortable transportation. The guide is very friendly, with good knowledge and always attentive to clarifying doubts.

Everything was okey. But you must buy at Gibraltar ticket for a cable car and ticket for a natural park. Price is about 42€. You can go with Taxi or walk. Guide was Good, bus was okey.

Trip was well planned, guide was knowledgeable and his English was good. Well organized transfer to a local guide to see sites in Gibraltar.

Everything was great! Our guide José is very good and we enjoyed the trip.