Gibraltar

Description
Embark on an unforgettable journey that combines history and multiculturalism with duty free shopping, impressive caves and the famous monkeys of Gibraltar!

Depart and journey to the frontier to cross the border of the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

Upon arrival in Gibraltar, you will have the opportunity to switch vehicle and embark on guided tour around Gibraltar called 'The Rock Tour'. Or perhaps you would rather visit the Gibraltar Dolphin Trip (details below) or enjoy your free time for lunch and to do some duty-free shopping on Main Street, known worldwide for its low-priced jewellery, watches, electronic items, spirits, cigarettes, cosmetics and perfumes. 

There are plenty of bars and cafés in the area, offering a wide selection of delicious options for visitors.

The Rock Tour (€35 per person)

The guided tour last approximately 1.5 hours and starts by driving towards Europe point where you will stop for approximately 15 minutes. Europe point is located at the southernmost point at the end of the Rock of Gibraltar. Here you will see breath-taking views across the Strait of Gibraltar into North Africa and Morocco, along with the bay of Gibraltar and the Spanish towns along its shores.

Next you will continue the tour and head towards the upper rock nature reserve stopping at St Michael's Cave for a 20-minute visit. St Michael's Cave sees thousands of visitors a year wandering through its huge caverns with just a few steps and easy access. This amazing, natural phenomenon was created by rainwater slowly seeping through the limestone rock, turning into a weak carbonic acid which gradually dissolved the rock millions of years ago to form the caves we know today. This cave is the most visited cave found inside the Rock of Gibraltar and receives almost one million visitors each year.

After the cave you'll visit one of the most famous tourist attractions in Gibraltar - The Apes Den where you can interact (if you wish) with the apes! The Barbary Macaque Apes are the only ones to be found within the whole of Europe, impressive eh? They reside at the upper rock nature reserve of Gibraltar. Currently there are over 200 apes in approximately 9 packs that roam throughout the upper rock. Legend has it that in 1942 the population of apes fell to just 7 and the Prime Minister of Great Britain at the time, Sir Winston Churchill, ordered that the population of the apes be immediately replenished because as long as there are Barbary Macaques Apes on the Rock of Gibraltar, it will remain under British rule.

On the drive down from the Upper rock Nature Reserve, you will see the outside of the Moorish Castle and be able to see the history and battle scars due to cannon ball shots against the building during the war between the Moors and the Spanish. The Moorish Castle is a medieval fortification in Gibraltar which is made up of a number of buildings. The Moorish Castle stands proudly on the Eastern elevation of the Rock, a proud symbol of the long and colourful history of the Rock of Gibraltar, originally built in the 1160CE. It was ransacked by the Spanish between 1309 – 1333. The 'Tower of Homage' was rebuilt in the 14th century by Abu-l-Hasan. You'll be able to look closely to see the cannon dents in the castle walls.

Gibraltar Dolphins (€30 per person)

Take to the seas and experience a journey where you can get up close and personal with up to 3 differing species of dolphins including the common dolphin, the stripe dolphin and most commonly, the bottlenose dolphin. In 370 trips, only 1 boat has failed to see these beautiful creatures and we can therefore offer a 99% chance you will see dolphins swimming freely in their natural habitat. 

Following on from one of the above tours, you will receive some free time for lunch and to do some duty-free shopping on Main Street, known worldwide for its low-priced jewellery, watches, electronic items, spirits, cigarettes, cosmetics and perfumes. 

There are plenty of bars and cafés in the area, offering a wide selection of delicious options for visitors.

Available On:
Wednesdays & Saturdays

Duration in Destination:
5 hours (approximately)

Included:
Transfers

Available from:
Torrox, Nerja, La Herradura & Almuñécar

Available Pick Ups:
Torrox, Iberostar Malaga Playa
Nerja, Marinas de Nerja
Nerja, RIU Monica
Nerja, Estacion de Autobuses
Nerja, Hotel Nerja Club
Almuñécar, Helios Hotel
Almuñécar, Best Alcazar Hotel
Almuñécar, Estacion de Autobuses

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