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  • Location:Costa del Sol, Spain
  • Duration:11 hours (approx.)

Gibraltar Sightseeing Day Trip from Costa del Sol

Enjoy the sights and shopping of Gibraltar on this full-day trip from the Costa del Sol. Travel to the famous British territory by air-conditioned coach, and discover its main attractions, including the legendary Rock of Gibraltar, on a sightseeing tour. Head inside St Michael’s Cave, meet the cheeky Barbary monkeys and visit Europa Point, where a lighthouse marks the gateway of the Atlantic and Mediterranean. Plus, get free time to enjoy Gibraltar’s British atmosphere and high-street stores, fashion chains and duty-free outlets — all perfect for a dose of great-value shopping.

Highlights

  • Full-day trip to Gibraltar from the Costa del Sol
  • City tour
  • Visit the famous Rock of Gibraltar and Saint Michael's cave
  • Meet the Barbary macaque monkeys who live on the rock
  • Free time to shop for British specialties on the main street
  • Expert Spanish- and English-speaking guide
  • Pickup and drop off from central meeting places on the Costa del Sol

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What You Can Expect

Gibraltar Sightseeing Day Trip from Costa del Sol

Gibraltar

Join up with your guide at one of the central meeting points on the Costa del Sol, and settle inside your air-conditioned coach. Then, journey along the coast to the British territory of Gibraltar, set on a promontory that juts into the Mediterranean Sea.

Best known for its towering limestone ridge known as the Rock of Gibraltar, this chunk of British territory is also famous for its duty-free shopping and British institutions, including its British-style pubs, trademark red telephone boxes and policemen dressed in British uniforms!

On arrival, take a panoramic coach tour and visit Europa Point, Gibraltar’s southernmost point. View the lighthouse that stands at the gateway between the Mediterranean and Atlantic, and absorb the spectacular views over the Strait of Gibraltar toward North Africa.

Next, hop onto a minibus for a guided tour of the iconic Rock. On your way up, stop to visit beautiful St Michael Cave, a network of natural limestone caverns hollowed into the cliff. Marvel at the stalactites and stalagmites as you learn how the cave has been used through the centuries, and behold the largest cave, a natural grotto regularly used as a venue for concerts and other events.

Then, head up the rock to meet its famous residents: the semi-wild Barbary macaque monkeys, known locally as 'Barbary apes.' Hear the story of how the British will never leave Gibraltar until the apes depart, and take snaps of these cheeky animals, taking care to watch your belongings!

Later, head back down the rock, and enjoy free time to explore independently. Perhaps enjoy a meal (own expense), stroll around the pretty lanes, or head for Main Street, the partly pedestrianized, long shopping avenue. Browse the department stores, international fashion chains and handicrafts shops, and maybe snap up duty-free favorites such as liquor, watches, fragrances and other great-value goodies.

When the time comes, return to your coach and ride back to the Costa del Sol where your tour ends at the start point.

Customer Reviews

Susan H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Enjoyed the trip very much. There was plenty of time to shop if you wished and the trip to St Michael's cave was awesome. Loved the mini bus driver too he was very knowledgeable on the history of the rock and knew a lot about monkey's as well.


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bwesterberg

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

The shuttle was right on time and everything went very smoothly. Gibraltar is a unique place to visit!

Marcy A USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Great! My husband and I went to the wrong hotel for the pick-up, totally Our falt, and they still found us! We went all the way into town too! Annabell was our guide on the Big bus. She spoke several languages, was informative and personable. Once @ our location we split up based on native languages. Bart, our driver/guide was informative, engaging and amusing. The sights were beautiful, monkeys adorable and history interesting. We didn't see the tunnels but St. Michael's cave was beautiful. lots of shopping and dining options walking the streets in Gibralter.

David T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

I was initially reluctant to book this tour, as Viator uses a local tour company and it received negative reviews on TripAdvisor. But I was pleasantly surprised. This day excursion was excellent. We were picked up and dropped off at our beach hotel in Torremolinos which was also a pleasant surprise as the local tour website says the pick-up/drop-off point is another hotel in Torremolinos. Our tour guide Pedro was informative and very engaging all day long. He spoke several languages, including English, and always explained things well. The trip was well worthwhile and I would recommend it to anyone visiting the Costa del Sol and looking for an interesting and fun day excursion. Kudos to Viator and the local tour company for making this experience a very pleasant one.

Tamas D Hungary

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

WOW! That's one amazing trip. The guide in Gibraltar was so funny, we truly enjoyed every second of this trip

Stephanie Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

My husband and I had a wonderful time. The bus driver who took us up the rock was amazing. Not only was he funny and quirky but knowledgeable and an excellent driver. Annabelle was our bus tour guide and helped us find places to eat and things to do during our free time. She was excellent!

kdw161

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

fabulous trip to Gibraltar...took a 4yr old and 1yr old who coped easily with travel....tour driver was excellent both with adults and children and we all enjoyed the day.

Marianne Petty P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Excellent Experience

Beth T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Extremely easy, low stress day. Excellent, informative guides!

Doug Y Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

If you ever wanted to do Gibraltar, but you've only got one day, this is the tour for you. It seems to pack in everything the Rock has to offer. You get a tour of Gibraltar with stops for the caves the apes and an optional tour of the tunnels. (the tunnels are well worth the additional charge). There's also the opportunity for some duty free shopping.
I can cross Gib off my bucket list now.

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