3.5 star rating: Worth doing 143 Reviews

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  • Location:Malaga, Spain
  • Duration:11 hours (approx.)

Gibraltar Sightseeing Day Trip from Malaga

Discover the scenic and shopping highlights of Gibraltar on this full-day trip from Malaga. With an expert guide, journey from Malaga to Gibraltar by air-conditioned coach and experience the best of this famous British territory. Meet the fabled Barbary ‘apes’ on the Rock of Gibraltar, visit St Michael’s Cave, and much more. Then, enjoy time to explore Gibraltar’s center independently. Perhaps have lunch at a British-style pub, browse the big-name stores, and snap up duty-free bargains. Add a dolphin watching cruise to make your day even more scenic and memorable!

Highlights

  • 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

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What You Can Expect

Gibraltar Sightseeing Day Trip from Malaga

See the semi-wild troop of macaque monkeys in Gibraltar!

Depart Malaga by air-conditioned coach and follow the coast to Gibraltar, the British territory that occupies a promontory jutting into the Mediterranean Sea.

Famous for its soaring limestone ridge known as the Rock of Gibraltar, this chunk of British territory is also known for its duty-free shopping and British-style sights, including traditional pubs and trademark red telephone boxes.

After a roughly 2-hour journey, arrive and enjoy a sightseeing tour of Gibraltar’s main attractions. Snap photos of the port, glimpse the walled inner city, and visit St Michael’s Cave, a network of natural caverns in the cliffs. Admire the stalactites and stalagmites and marvel at the largest cavern, an incredible grotto that’s used for concert and cultural events.



Next, drive up the 1,400-foot (425-meter) rock as your guide talks about the age-old legends that surround it. The ancient Romans and Greeks considered it one of the two Pillars of Hercules that stood at the edge of the world.



At the summit, gaze out over the Spanish coast and toward Morocco across the Strait of Gibraltar. Meet the rock’s famous residents: the semi-wild Barbary macaque monkeys known locally as ‘Barbary apes.’ Take snaps of these cheeky animals, but keep a watch on your belongings as they’ve been known to snatch and run!


Descend the rock and enjoy free time to explore the center independently. Perhaps have lunch (own expense) at a pub, meander around the pretty lanes, or shop till you drop along the long, central avenue of Main Street.

Most of the stores are made up of high-street British names, as well as international fashion chains and craft shops. Browse for British specialities such as clothing; snap up traditional Gibraltar glassware; and perhaps pick up duty-free favorites such as liquor, watches and fragrances.

Afterward, relax on the coach ride back to Malaga where your tour ends at the start point.


Dolphin Watching Cruise Upgrade
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Upgrade to include a dolphin watching cruise as a memorable extra on your visit to Gibraltar. After your sightseeing tour, board a comfortable boat and sail into the Mediterranean in search of these friendly mammals.

Watch for the three species that frequent the waters — bottlenose, common and striped dolphins — and soak up the sea breezes and stellar views from deck. Don’t forget your camera!

If you don't choose to take the dolphin watching trip, you will enjoy extended free time in the center of Gibraltar.


Customer Reviews

Christian B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Absolutely excellent time and well worth taking this day trip. Got back into town around 3pm. The guide we had was very animated and very informative and really took the time to help everyone out. The only thing you don't do on this trip is go to the top of the rock, so if you want to do that, plan to do that while others are shopping. Definitely take the time to walk down the main street.

Taylor S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

The bus that picked us up was very clean and had free wi-fi which was a wonderful touch! Also the tour was very informative and the guide was kind and funny! It was an over all good experience for a pretty great price.

kabirgb

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

excellent, value for money, it could be extended few hours more to explore more in Gibraltar.
The cave was amazing and we saw/experienced first time tale less monkey.

Jeffrey P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Great value, just the right amount of time to tour location.

Kim Marie F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

We really wanted to do this tour and were not disappointed. Interesting place. It seemed to take a long time to get there as the driver and the tour guide seemed lost in the morning route and we waited a few times. The tour Gibraltor itself was short, and it left a lot of shopping time which is not what we tour for. Still the place was friendly and the macaques were infrequent.

Knut J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Nice new bus, informative guides. good value for money.
Only downside is the added time it takes to get there due to multiple pickup points when starting from Malaga

James A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

A long day, but more than worth it. I can't think of any other time we were on a road that crossed a runway. The inside of the rock is unbelievable. The apes seemed to ignore us, but were a kick to see and watch. This is a must day trip for anyone visiting southern Spain.

Christine B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Bus on time. Good guide tour.

tim.recker

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

A long bus trip (approx 3 hours) but well worth it. Gibraltar was beautiful. Only wish we had been able to spend more time there. The tour guide was nice and informative.

Berto

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Very interesting tour. The trip from Malaga to Gibraltar is kind long and not so excited, but when we go up in the mountain is just an amazing. It's very clouded the day I went, so I didn't get a chance to have a very clear view of Africa from there, but it's so worth!!!
Make sure to take the cable car up to the top. It's not included, but if you manage your time you can do make it!

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