- Full-day trip to Gibraltar from Malaga
- Take in views from the famous Rock of Gibraltar
- Enjoy a Gibraltar sightseeing tour and visit St Michael's Cave
- Shop for British specialties on Main Street
- Upgrade to include a dolphin-watching cruise in the waters off Gibraltar
Then head to the famous Rock of Gibraltar, a tour highlight. The limestone rock stands about 1,400 feet high (425 meters) and has a long history – the ancient Romans and Greeks considered it one of the two Pillars of Hercules, which marked the edge of the ancient world.
From the top, take in views of the Iberian Peninsula and across the Mediterranean to Morocco, and meet the locals -- the semi-wild troop of macaque monkeys, popularly known as Barbary apes. Legend says that the British won’t leave Gibraltar until the monkeys have left. Hang on to your belongings -- these cheeky little monkeys have been known to snatch and run!
You’ll also have free time too have lunch at a local restaurant (own expense) and for shopping on Main Street, where prices are tax-free, the currency is the British pound and English brands like Marks & Spencer sell their wares. Hit the shops for British clothing and glassware, and pick up duty-free designs from international brands like Tommy Hilfiger and the Spanish brand Mango.
Don’t leave without saying hello to Gibraltar’s friendly dolphins, the world’s favorite marine mammals. Upgrade your day trip to include a dolphin-watching cruise to catch sight of the three types of dolphins who call these waters home: common, striped and bottle-nosed dolphins. If you don’t choose this option, you’ll have extended free time.
Reviewed by Bruce W, USA, May 2013
Great tour, loved the monkeys.
Reviewed by Sage C, April 2013
For the price and the convenience of transportation directly to and from Málaga, not the mention the guided tour up the Rock, this trip was definitely worth it. We didn't choose to go on the optional dolphin-watching cruise because dolphins simply aren't abundant at this time of year. A lot of other reviews complained about the amount of time it took to get to/from Gibraltar because of having to stop at each hotel along Costa del Sol, but I thought it wasn't too bad. Besides, it was neat seeing all the cities in between Málaga and Gibraltar, not to mention being able to stay alongside the sea for most of the drive. I am recommending this tour to everyone in my study abroad program.