Leave the Marbella, Estepona or Torremolinos areas by air-conditioned coach and journey along the coastal roads of the Costa del Sol to the British territory of Gibraltar.
Set on a promontory and famous for its towering, limestone ridge known as the Rock of Gibraltar, this little chunk of Britain is well known as shoppers’ paradise and duty-free retail haven.
As you travel, get an introduction to Gibraltar’s shopping attractions from your guide, and ask any questions you have about making the most of its retail scene.
On arrival, hop off your coach and enjoy around four to five hours of free time to hit the shops as you wish. Perhaps make tracks first for Main Street, Gibraltar’s mostly pedestrianized, major shopping avenue. It’s home to most of the largest shops, from well-known British department stores to international fashion chains, souvenir emporiums and more.
Dive in to browse for everything from electronics, fragrances and fashions to leatherware, and what is probably the world’s best-known 100% cotton underwear! And don’t miss the all-time duty-free favorites of jewelry, watches, fragrances, spirits and tobacco.
Look out, too, for Gibraltar’s souvenir and crafts shops, perhaps snapping up mementos of your day and traditional artisanal wares such as hand-blown crystal.
Take breaks from your shopping at any of the welcoming restaurants and British-style pubs, or just people-watch from a tea or coffee shop — your time is your own.
When the time comes, reconvene with your guide and ride back into Spain, where your trip ends at the start point.