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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 (with several rental options here). 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:
Comfort
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Location
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Fun
8
Value for Money
7
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. Gregory M – Malta

    Description of tour did not reflect actual tour. Did not get to top of Gibraltar – only the mid point at the Mosque level. No tour of the WWII tunnels but did get dropped off at St Michaels cave where the monkeys sit around and you could see the cable cars but no chance to even get on one. 7 hour tour is 5 hours driving and waiting to get through the border from Malaga!

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  2. a GetYourGuide customer

    Very intetesting amd pleasant.Very nice and well documented guide.

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  3. Barry – United Kingdom

    The tour itself with Parody tours was fantastic!!! I would recommend to anyone. However, the day we book was a holiday and the firm was not operating, yet GetyourGuide allowed us to book

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  4. Carolin – Germany

    A very nice trip with very knowledgeable and sympathic guide Gabriela. Driver Juan did a great job too.

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  5. a GetYourGuide customer – Denmark

    Nice, informative guide, must-see sights. Pleasant and charming guide Witherspoon great local knowledge. Only downside was lack of info reg. meeting point.

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  6. a GetYourGuide customer – United Kingdom

    Very memorable and a true experience Our guide was so friendly and informative he made the trip very enjoyable. The visit to the Apes was slow and at a good pace for us all to enjoy these remarkable animals. The WW2 tunnels were really interesting and our guide was very clear in history.

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  7. TRINH – United States

    Good tour guide and driver unfortunately, we were unable to finish. It was a good tour to Gibraltar with a good guide and great driver. Unfortunately, we were not able to finish our tour to Bolonia as our driver had his bag containing the car keys and his wallet stolen while walking in Gibraltar. So, the guide, driver, and my friend and I had to take a taxi. Ack to our hotel in near Cadiz.

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  8. a GetYourGuide customer – United Kingdom

    An interesting and informative Tour Should have been 6 but only four of us could attend the tour on the day. Having booked through 'Get your guide' the tour itself was conducted by a local company 'Parody Heritage' We were not off a ship or staying somewhere up the Costa Del Sol which 'Get your guide' mainly appears to cater for, so it was a bit confusing trying to determine how long the tour would actually last. We were picked up at 10 a.m. as pre-arranged at the border In a large 20 seater, coach, which appeared a bit of overkill even for a party of six. the driver was friendly and well informed. We were taken round all the usual sites and the tour finished exactly 3 hours later with us choosing to be dropped off near Main Street. We did not get to the 'Top of the Rock' on the tour but managed to do so at a later stage by the cable car.

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  9. Michael – Wallaceburg, Canada

    Did not even get the tour I booked and paid for Did not get the tour I booked and paid for. Was to receive a 2.5 hr tour and was back in an hour and 20 minutes. Called to figure out what happened and was told they will figure it out and email me back. That was 4 days ago with no correspondence whatsoever. Very disappointed as this was the part of the trip I was most looking forward too and now we are back home and won't be back to gibraltar again.

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  10. James – GALSTON, United Kingdom

    An excellent tour and guide !! I would recommend these tours for anyone who is interested in the roll Gibraltar played in the second world war, these tours were very interesting and the guides we had were funny and very knowledgeable, Joe the driver mixed up facts with funny stories, he was brilliant and made the tour a pleasure

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