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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
8
Location
9
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. captrsanil

    It was a rocking trip worth every penny. We had Ms. Petra the same guide from Andalsur Tours who had the next day accompanied us on our Granada Day trip an she was as energetic, informative and helpful as ever. We were fortunate to have clear weather though extremely hot and got a very good view of North Africa Coast and Mount Atlas. Crossing an active International Airport on foot is an experience that most would not be able to come across anywhere but here. The St. Michael's Cave is another wonder as well. All in all a picturesque trip that will keep your camera busy.

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  2. Anonymous

    Thank you for choosing Klook and for taking the time to leave us a review. We’re sorry to hear that you had an unsatisfactory experience during the tour due to the services provided. We will coordinate with the operator to provide this feedback for us to improve the services that we provide to customers. We appreciate your understanding. Thank you!

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  3. Catherine – United Kingdom

    Fun, educational, FANTASTIC!! AAAAA+++++

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  4. Marcelo – Ireland

    We had a ball! Was a great experience.

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  5. Kari – Denmark

    The guide could have helped a bit more about what to see instead of ju

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  6. Douglas – Canada

    Not as advertised It was amazing to see Gibraltar, but this trip is not as advertised. From Faro, central Algarve, the return trip is 16 hours, with barely 4 hours in Gibraltar. Also, the guide was rather annoying first with his lack of historical knowledge and his constant up selling of a guided tour of the rock. Sure, spend 11 hours on a bus and then couple more on another bus?? Any trip of this distance should have buses with bathrooms. The "comfort" stops are not sufficient, but any proper stops would have resulted in a 17 hour trip. I wish I could say more about Gibraltar, but this is a bus tour. Oh and they don't actually take you to Gibraltar, you have to walk from Spain.

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  7. Keith – United Kingdom

    An excellent introduction to Gibraltar.

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  8. Marion – United Kingdom

    gtreat day pick up on time and very good guide.

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  9. Elaine – United Kingdom

    Worst possible experience it never happened I was given incorrect information and therefore missed the tour. Expecting a full refund and will not be recommending your conpany to anyone in the future

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  10. AIDA – United States

    Rich in culture. Enjoyed everythi3. Relaxed tour did not feel hurried. I particularly appreciate not having to attend any sales pitch.thanks.

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