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Day Trip To The Rock of Gibraltar

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Gibraltar, a British Overseas Territory, located at the southernmost tip of Spain, is a beautiful day trip destination. With its famous 426m high limestone Rock of Gibraltar towering over the city, which legend says to be one of the Pillars of Hercules, it’s not easy to miss when you’re close by.

The Rock is home to the Barbary Macaques monkey, and with more than 40% of Gibraltar being declared a nature reserve, it makes for a great hike to the top. From the top, you can see all across the southern part of the Iberian Peninsula, as well as over the ocean into Morocco. The bay between these points is where the Atlantic and Mediterranean oceans meet.

Know before you book

  • Your guide may be multilingual
  • 2 Adults per booking minimum
  • You must produce your ID (Europeans) or passport (non-Europeans) to enter Gibraltar
  • Bring something to swim in, something to hike in and a hat
  • Be sure to bring water, sunscreen, and snacks

Highlights

  • Explore the British Foreign Territory of Gibraltar
  • See the only wild European Primates atop the Rock
  • Visit Bolonia Beach and its famous dune
  • Enjoy the company of a private guide
  • Take a step into the wildlife and nature of this tiny piece of Spain

 

There are various tour options for visiting Gibraltar and its famous Rock! You can compare prices below:

The Rock of Gibraltar rests in the historical city of Gibraltar, a British overseas territory. After changing hands many times over the centuries. It’s eventual ownership by Britain begun in the 1700s, after which they used it as a naval chokepoint in WWII.

It now sees just about all of the ships passing through the Mediterranean and is close enough that you can see Morocco and its own mirrored mountains, far into Africa across the strait.

Note: Being a British Territory, it’s important you look up whether you need to apply for a Visa in addition to your passport to visit

The Rock is also a national park, home to some wondrous fauna and flora – including some lovely local monkeys! It is also the main attraction on this island due to its sheer size, as well as its Spanish, British and Roman history. The Gibraltar Museum is a must-see spot along the way, documenting the tumultuous history of the small peninsula as it’s changed hands over the years.

The town is full of small sights like the Cathedral of Saint Mary the Crowned – built on the site where a Moorish Mosque was destroyed when the Catholic Monarchs regained rule around the 15th century.

On the trip to Gibraltar, you’ll also find the ruins of the Roman City Baleo Claudia, which was ruined by earthquakes and completely abandoned by the 6th century. Baleo Claudia was an important historical trade route between North Africa and Europe, and it’s one of Andalucia’s most well-preserved archaeological sites.

There you can see in person what the shape and form of an ancient Roman town was like. Right next to this is Bolonia Beach, one of the 5 most beautiful beaches in Spain, and one of the most popular beach spots along the Iberian Southern Coast.

The Rock of Gibraltar Day Trip Information:

Here’s some info about the tour of Gibraltar. It’s a small place with a lot to do, so be sure to dress appropriately for the weather as it can get very, very, hot in summer. If you’re staying in Seville, or another nearby city, we suggest you rent a car. You can also catch public transport, but the trip can take up to double the time.

Tour Times & Duration

The tour starts in the morning and takes place over eight hours through the middle part of the day. It’s a full day trip.

Cost

The tour prices start at around $150 per person.

Price Includes

This price includes pick up from hotels in Jerez, Cádiz and El Puerto de Santa Maria, with collections from Chiclana, Sanlúcar de Barrameda, and Rota at an additional cost.

Facilities

You will be met with the assistance of a private tour guide, who will be your chaperone for the day, as well as an air-conditioned minivan in which you will travel.

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Gibraltar, a British Overseas Territory, located at the southernmost tip of Spain, is a beautiful day trip destination. With its famous 426m high limestone Rock of Gibraltar towering over the city, which legend says to be one of the Pillars of Hercules, it’s not easy to miss when you’re close by. The Rock is home to the Barbary Macaques monkey, and with more than 40% of Gibraltar being declared a nature reserve, it makes for a great hike to the top. From the top, you can see all across the southern part of the Iberian Peninsula, as well as over the ocean into Morocco. The bay between these points is where the Atlantic and Mediterranean oceans meet.

Know before you book

  • Your guide may be multilingual
  • 2 Adults per booking minimum
  • You must produce your ID (Europeans) or passport (non-Europeans) to enter Gibraltar
  • Bring something to swim in, something to hike in and a hat
  • Be sure to bring water, sunscreen, and snacks

Highlights

  • Explore the British Foreign Territory of Gibraltar
  • See the only wild European Primates atop the Rock
  • Visit Bolonia Beach and its famous dune
  • Enjoy the company of a private guide
  • Take a step into the wildlife and nature of this tiny piece of Spain
  There are various tour options for visiting Gibraltar and its famous Rock! You can compare prices below:
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Fun
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Value for Money
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PROS
  • Full Day Trip
  • Lots of Wildlife
  • Hike, Beach and City Ruins all in one
CONS
  • Not 100% accessible for persons with limited mobility
  • You may need additional papers to cross into Gibraltar

Specification: Day Trip To The Rock of Gibraltar

Accessible

This tour is not accessible for persons with limited mobility

Duration

8 Hours

Includes

Entrance to the Archaeological Park of Baleo Claudia in Bolonia, Entrance to the Rock of Gibraltar to see the Monkeys, Private Tour, Travel in an air-conditioned minivan

Excludes

Extra Expenses, Pickup outside of Jerez, Cadiz and El Puerto de Santa Maria

Meals & Drinks

No meals provided

Pickup

Only from Hotels in: Jerez, Cádiz and El Puerto de Santa María., You can request pick up at Chiclana, Sanlúcar de Barrameda and Rota at an extra cost

Suitable For

Hikers, Historical Travelers, Those interested in wildlife and nature

Capacity

Two-adult minimum

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  1. DomasFrazier

    Great post. I’m experiencing many of these issues as well..|

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  2. John (Jack) G

    We arranged for the tour about 2 weeks before and paid extra for a tour of the war caves of 1940, for Saturday, March 16., 2019. Asked when we boarded the bus if it took us to the war caves or if we had t change. We were assured it took us to the caves. Near the end of our tour we passed the entrance to the caves and kept going. The drive, Eddy, stopped a little ways further down the road and told us the tour was over. No tour of the caves because it is closed on Saturdays!!!! I expect a credit to my Credit card equal the the extra Euros paid for 8 people, 7 adults and one child age 11. Very disappointed in being mislead. I had spent time with my grandchildren discussing WWII and the significance of this side trip. They learned nothing about the war tunnels. Also, Eddy spoke so fast, mumbling quickly through his script that most people on the bus did not understand much of what he had to say.

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  3. 385riyazk

    Was just ok should have taken us to the top of the mountain or at least close to it Very disappointing Guide was sup par expected a lot more ,please research more before booking

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  4. Traveler54121800698

    A great and informative tour, we had a great guide who was friendly and informative. We had a great time on the WW2 tunnel tour add-on.

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  5. Nick D

    As a native Gibraltarian Tommy Redman knows the Rock like the back of his hand and he showed our small group a great deal during our tour. He made contact several days in advance and reconfirmed our pick up the day before so we were looking forward to meeting him on the day. We were not disappointed.. in fact we were very impressed with Tommy's knowledge of the history of Gibraltar – both from an academic and personal aspect. He maneuvered his immaculately clean van through the narrow street and up the winding roads of the Rock with consummate skill. He had a friendly, cheerful and helpful manner at all times. We were all very happy and highly recommend his professional tour services which was true value for money spent.

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  6. julietbethishou

    The tour to Gibraltar was a great experience. Visiting the colonial of Gibraltar, seeing the biggest rock, the cave with stalagmite was very interesting, the friendly monkeys all over the park of the cave were also interesting. We had some free time for shopping, which is a great opportunity to buy some souvenirs, cigars, perfumes, etc. all for the 30% lower price of the other places. The tour guide Roman was so friendly & knowledgeable.

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  7. xavpouliot73

    Guide is very fun, the bus take you to some spot which is cool but you stay 15-20 minutes to them which is not that long

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