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Gibraltar Sightseeing Day Trip from Costa del Sol

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Málaga, Spain
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11 hours  (Approx.)
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Offered in: English and 4 more

Overview

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.
  • 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
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.

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Reviews by Viator travelers
Gibraltar as you do not want to see
Freedom144106
, Oct 2019
The car was late, and the guide was lazy. We loosed a lot of time waiting for the guide to organize various stages of our trip, and almost all of the real trip (about 1.5 hours out of the total of aprox 10), was mostly getting up and down from the bus. You want to go to the top of The Rock? You will never do it with Julia Travel. So overall, much ado about nothing!
A once visit for the area but a weekend should be a must.
Compass24378789326
, Oct 2019
Excellent cannot fault this trip. Done the trip's plus had hour before the trip to shop an hour after to shop if you just want to do the shopping forget the trip to the top of the rock, although the trip does give you a lot of historic places and visits things that make sense to the history. Just enjoy that's what I say.
Definitely worth a visit
VicTraveller07
, Sep 2019
If you have time then you hould definitely include this day trip to your schedule. The history associated with Gibraltar is visible everywhere. The views around the island are amazing,. Encounters with the local monkeys are an experience in itself. The local tour guide David was very knowledgeable, abd spoke English fluently. Highly recommended
A crowded line bus, not a tour
vadimbiryukov
, Aug 2019
Firstly, to confirm the reservation was a tricky task as you have to call to a Spanish number. After two attempts, we were successful! The pick up of all tour guests took hours, the amount of stops went beyond ten. The guide spoke 3-4 languages, which was very impressive, however very few interesting things were noted. When we finally got to Gibraltar, we were let loose in Gibraltar. Driving back again took hours due to the excessive amount of stops. Julia travels clearly chooses quantity over quality. Please book something else.
Not everyone can be happy
ready2cri
, Jul 2019
Overall was a nice trip considering we have started from Fuengirola with only 3 pick-ups after us and 2,30 hours drive to Gibraltar 10,30 arrived. The rock tour as described by the company (not much to see but nice views and the feeling you was there). Bad points: 2 hours spent on the main street , absurd prices for a duty free ; we’ve could spent 20 more minutes in the cave and around nice monkeys; same 20 minutes more to Europa point. The driver gave plenty informations in his nice way.
Fabulous day out
Roseda1965
, May 2019
Gibraltar is a wonderful place to visit and this trip was perfect for what we wanted to see. The trip up the rock to see the macaques was amazing! Would definitely return and would definitely book through Viator.
Gibraltar day trip
merc_v_e
, May 2019
Very disappointed by the company, tell you to contact before your tour but nobody speaks English so they hang up on you!!
'Monkey" Business
Travelguymichigan
, Mar 2019
A fun way to spend the day. Wife and I frist started out shopping. Then had lunch. We caught the second part of the tour in a van that was really not adequate enough for our group. Even though we were packed in quite tight, our driver was great and informative. We saw lots of Barbary macques and were able to somewhat interact with them. Good tour.
Guide on the bus to Gibraltar was ok...
Klaus F
, Apr 2018
Guide on the bus to Gibraltar was ok but the Tourbus was late and no explaining at all. The Guide in Gibraltar was excellent.
The sights to see in Gibraltar were...
Alison B
, Apr 2018
The sights to see in Gibraltar were fantastic. We arrived around 10.30am at the bus park and were then given until 12.20 to be back at the bus. We were taken upstairs at 12.30, but waited around 15-20 mins to get on the minibus and finally be on our way. We took some time at the lighthouse area looking out over the Mediterranean, which was beautiful. We then took a ride up to St. Michaels which really was stunning. We only had 20 mins here and it really was not long enough. There were quite a few stairs to climb and with and elderly person the time given for the visit just was not long enough. The visit to the monkeys was also great. We then had one hour back in the town. The whole trip would have been better had we gone straight up the rock, had more time at each place and then had the 2 hours in the town, the way it was done felt rushed the whole time in Gibraltar. One comment on our driver, should not make homophobic comments and religious ones.

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