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The trip was well-organized and definitely worth the time. Of course, we wished we could spend more time everywhere we stopped, but that's not realistic on a day trip like this. I would definitely recommend skipping long strolls down Main Street and taking the cable car up the Rock - beautiful views and plenty of apes to see and photograph. We barely had enough time to go up because of the long line, so budget your time accordingly. A word of caution: the apes do bite. I was bitten pretty hard although I did not reach for them or feed/tease them. It happens. They ARE vaccinated and don't carry any diseases, but I was happy I had alcohol wipes and band-aides with me. Still, I would go back again in a heartbeat, but if you are going with kids, make sure to supervise them closely, and hide all food when the apes are around. Overall, we loved this trip - Alicia, our guide, was friendly and helpful, and Benny the driver was sweet and funny. Great day!
Well organized. Amazing vew of Africa. Friendly monkeys. Interesting.
Visite formidable, à couper le souffle.
Nous avons fait le trajet Séville=Gibraltar avec la compagnie AndalSur, qui offre des services de très grande qualité. Notre chauffeur, Mr.Pepe, a été particulièrement attentif et aimable et nous a fournir beaucoup d'explications historiques et d'informations touristiques. Un seul bémol: les firmes qui effectuent les excursions en minibus à Gibraltar même nous ont infligé 35 minutes d'attente (pour des querelles commerciales). Et 35 minutes sur 2 heures c'est énorme. Il est impératif que ça s'arrange à l'avenir, car le prix de l'excursion est élevé et surtout car il y a tellement des choses à voir. Même avec ces désagréments, c'était une excursion inoubliable.
We did not know what to expect with this tour so we had a really interesting and enlightening day. Our tour guide Grace picked us up on time with the bus driver. Upon our arrival we were met by another Tour Guide/Bus Driver who took us all around the Island. He was amazing and full of information and history. Drove us through some of the cave/tunnels explaining the history - also to the Top where all the monkeys were and a wonderful cave full of stalegmites - awesome - like nothing we had ever seen before. The monkeys were mischievous and very entertaining. Had some time to walk around and we really felt like we were in the UK when we walked down the "High Street" as there are lots of UK chains stores here. A shoppers paradise with lots of duty free. The airport is amazing too as the runaway goes right over a road that you go across to get off the island through the border patrol. Obviously this road is closed off whilst the planes take off and land - now that's different! Beware that they check your shopping when you come back over the border. A reminder to take your passport to go through the border! The Rock is amazing - worth a visit!!
This was a fantastic trip with unique sights and history. Our only recommendation would be that Viator update their program description to include : Passports are required for the excursion.
A very interesting place; but really wish we could have had more time there.
Gibraltar was an interesting place to visit, it is a big rock with very limited land around the edge which is heavily built up. On a good day when the wind is blowing in the right direction you can see Africa. The Main Street was packed with people as there was a cruise ship in town and it is bedlam at the border in the afternoon with all the day trippers coming back across. Don't forget your passport! You will be turned away if you forget it.
The journey from Seville took over 3 hours with no toilet breaks. Our guide had promised a stop and a coffee but that didn't happen. Just before we went over the border everyone on the tour needed the bathroom and had to use McDonalds, the doors were locked and we had to buy a coffee to let everyone in. The guide didn't tell us that just over the border there are toilets, plus toilets in the airport and every place we visited thereafter! It may have saved some panic, particularly as one of our group was unwell.
Once we made it across the border we boarded a mini- bus and travelled on the narrow windy roads around the rock, where we took in fabulous views and saw the monkeys. The local guide was very knowledgable and a good driver - the bends were so tight and roads so narrow! After the tour we had 1.5 hours free time to wander along the Main Street and have lunch. Prices are in pounds, the shops accepted euros but applied their own exchange rate which was not negotiable.
While the drive from Seville is long, it is on a smooth motorway. I suggest the operator considers making a 10 minute stop half way through the journey at one of the many service stops along the motorway.
The history of the Gibraltar is fascinating. St. Michael's Cave's was amazing. And who wouldn't love those adorable Macambre Monkey's -- they were so cute! I could have stayed and watched them ALL DAY. While I loved Gibraltar the rock and its history, the caves and the money's, I was not to impressed with the city itself. I would go to Gibraltar again but would probably avoid the city. Again, our guide Carlos and our driver Jorge were great. Our guide knew his history and was happy and eager to share his knowledge. Thank you both!!!
Everything about this tour was quite acceptable. The tour guide was a pleasant and knowledgeable woman and the bus drive had a degree in zoology and he explained a lot about the monkeys who live on the rock. The trip was timely both coming and going which can be important if other connections need to be made. All in all it was a pleasurable experience. My only disappointment was that the tour doesn't go very high up the mountain at all and we didn't get to get out and walk on the mountain as I had envisioned. The top of the rock is off limits though as it is military operation. Over all, we were quite satisfied with this tour and would recommend it.
Enjoyable day and it was a great experience to go there. There isn't a lot to do there once you have been to St Michaels cave and a walk inside the rock itself. The wander along the High Street that looked like it was picked up from an English village and dropped on the end of Spain was novel but not being much of a window shopper this went an hour too long for me. Others would probably like this little piece of England, except maybe the village that woke up to find its High Street missing.
very good but needs to be at least an hour longer in Gibraltar as we only had an hour in the city centre to eat and there was no time to look around/shop. also we could have spent longer on the rock-- it was so awesome there! our guide (the one who drove the bus) was very good and entertaining; however he skipped the ape's den which was kind of a bummer since that is major area to go there (though we did see the monkey's near the cave area)
Drivers and guide excellent. I've never been to Gibraltar before. Now I have seen I can't think of a reason to go back!!!!