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We did this tour on the last day of a 12 day trip, and it was definitely one of the most fun, easy, days. We were staying in the Marbella area, so we were the last on the bus and the first off, which made for a nice trip. The guide provided interesting information along the way. Once we got to Gilbralter it was an easy custom stops (on the bus, show passports), and then we had free time to explore until it was time for our trip up the mountain. Our mini-bus driver was informative, enthusiastic, and funny, and we enjoyed the stops for photos.... incredible to look across the strait and see Africa! The caves were a bit "disco", and lots of steps for some of our group (up and down and back up), but still interesting. We were delighted with seeing the "apes" and were especially charmed by seeing one family with a baby ape. We had just enough time to grab lunch when we returned to town, and then a different route home along the seaside towns was a nice end to the trip.
A lovely day out. The guide on the coach was multi-lingual and changed so fast from one language to the next it was hard to tune in at the right moments for the English bits. Getting through the border both going and returning can take some time - on the return leg, you have to get off the coach, walk through customs and board the coach again. Whilst on Gibraltar do take the mini bus tour round rock. The mosque on the other side is quite breathtaking and of course you must see the monkeys. They're very cheeky, so keep your bag shut. We visited the caves - breathtaking and something not to be missed. Many people go for the shopping, but I didn't find any unusual or unique shops - they were, in the main, branches of most high street chains. If you get the chance to wander around and take some of the little lanes off the beaten track you find that it's quite worn and tatty - needing a bit of tlc investment - scaffolding everywhere, yet few workmen - for all that though, there's a quaintness and charm about the place which is rather comforting. I wouldn't bother going to Gib for the shopping experience, but definitely make sure you do the sight seeing. My only critisism is the amount of time it takes to complete all the pick-ups. I'd rather pay a bit more money for fewer people and longer on the trip itself.
Wonderful experience. Excellent and knowledgable Guides both on coach from hotel to Gibraltar and minibus trip on thr Rock.
Many thanks. Peter and Maureen Drake.
Very good, our tour guide in Gibraltar was very good.
With good sense of humor , made everybody feel good with some laugh along the way.
Lily S R
We had three guides and the one taking us around Gibraltar was very funny. The tour of the tunnels built by the British, St Anthony's caves and the Barbary Apes were fascinating. The town was cute but because we took the tunnel tour we had only a short time. That was fine unless you really needed to shop. The views are amazing and this tour was a highlight of our trip
We basically had three guides and each one knew his subject very well and presented it well. Paco, our Tour Bus guide dealt with the historical part of Spain, the Gibraltar Van Guide talked about the history of Gibraltar and Stephen, the Tunnel Guide, dealt with the construction of the 52 kilometers of tunnels. Each one had humorous stories to make things interesting, but the Tunnel Guide actually worked in the tunnels of Gibraltar in modern times. The British Army built the tunnels at Gibraltar while the RAF built the runway. Our Guide, being a British Army retiree, had many tall tales about the RAF at Gibraltar Should you take the tour, make sure you ask the Guide how the 5,000 military intermingled with the 300 females in Gibraltar. This tour is strongly recommended.
the guide was excellent at getting around the long car and bus lineups and customs. the guide was also conscientious of our mobility issues and was always making sure we didn't get lost etc.
I would thoroughly recommend this tour, I thought there would be long delays at the border but there was not. The coach was prompt and driver informative. when in Gibraltar we got a minibus which took us to the top of the rock the minibus driver/guide was fantastic so informative about history etc of th eeeWrock.StMichaels caves was marvellous as were the monkies. Well worth the money I will go again.
Being in Marbella we were the last to get picked up and the first to be dropped off- which was great for us. Once in Gibralter we had a great tour guide to drive us around the rock, funny and entertaining.
The monekys were out in force. Watch out they do bite and they do steal food if you have any!!
All in all this was a well organised excellent tour.
This was a really lovely trip.Great scenery,excellant guides. Saint Michals cave is fasinating and the Monkeys are really cheeky,jumping into the bus window or onto a car roof,hang onto yours sunnies n cameras or they will be off with them. Once again a long drive,but well worth it.
It was both beautiful and a lot of fun. St. Michaels cave was fascinating and much more than I imagined. We were well prepared for the "monkeys" and enjoyed the beautiful scenery from the ferry.
I thoroughly enjoyed this trip. The trip up the rock was a bit hairy but the minibus driver was just like Basil Fawlty and kept us entertained throughout. The caves were magnificent and the views over the Gibraltar Straits spectacular.
I am glad I persuaded my five friends to take the trip.
Really liked the tunnels, it was especially good, as the guide was outstanding. He had previously been in the army and worked there in 1981 or 2 and was British and made the tour really come alive. The cave was interesting and again a little more information would have been good.
A wonderful day In Gibratar. Free time to wander through the streets and then a great tour around Gibratar with a friendly knowledgeable guide.