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Gibraltar: Rock of Gibraltar History Tour

1. Gibraltar: Rock of Gibraltar History Tour

Explore the history of Gibraltar on this 2.5-hour sightseeing tour by small 6-8 seater air-conditioned minibus. Travel back in time at Gibraltar's most famous sights, such as the 100 Ton Gun, manufactured by Sir W G Armstrong at Newcastle-Upon-Tyne in 1870. Only 12 guns were built, and this is the only one left still in good condition. The 32.65-foot-long 17.72 inch rifled muzzle loader was capable of firing up to 8 miles. Continue to Europa Point, the southernmost point in Gibraltar, with its Trinity House Lighthouse and impressive views across the Straits of Gibraltar to the northern coast of Africa. Your next stop is the spectacular St. Michael’s Cave, which was converted into a military hospital during World War II. It has a wealth of history that dates back tens of thousands of years, and today it is used as a concert hall, with one of the best natural auditoriums with great acoustics. Continue to Apes Den to meet the famous Barbary Apes, the only apes still roaming wild in Europe, in their natural habitat. Next, visit the Great Siege Tunnels, carved out by the Merchant Marines to defend Gibraltar during the Great Siege of 1779 to 1783. Finally, go the imposing Moorish Castle, built by the Moors in after their conquest of Gibraltar in the eighth century. The tour ends in Casemates Square, ideal if you wish to carry on shopping or relax at a local restaurant.

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Day-Tour of the Rock: Gibraltar's Apes, Siege Tunnels & More

2. Day-Tour of the Rock: Gibraltar's Apes, Siege Tunnels & More

Explore Gibraltar, the United Kingdom's outpost on the Iberian Peninsula for more than 200 years. First, ride to the southernmost point in Gibraltar, Europa Point. Visit the Trinity House lighthouse with impressive views across the Straits of Gibraltar to the Northern coast of Africa, which is visible on a clear day. The next stop is spectacular St. Michael’s Cave, which during World War II the cave was converted into a military hospital. It has a wealth of history dating back thousands of years. Today it is used as a concert hall, making it one of the best natural auditoriums, with great acoustics and a seating capacity for 400 people. Then travel to the Apes' Den, where the famous Barbary Apes may be observed in their natural habitat – the only apes roaming wild in Europe. Continue your Gibraltar Rock tour as visit the Great Siege Tunnels, carved out by the Merchant Marines to defend Gibraltar during the Great Siege of 1779 to 1783. Walk down the well-lit tunnels and pass many old guns that defended the Spanish border through holes in the walls. At the end of the tunnel is St George's Hall, a large cave with many cannons that also defended the Mediterranean side of the Rock. Your tour ends at Casemates Main Square, where you can enjoy shopping, eating and relaxing.

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Gibraltar: World War II & Fortress Tour

3. Gibraltar: World War II & Fortress Tour

For lovers of military history, this 2-hour tour of Gibraltar is essential viewing. Traveling by comfortable air conditioned 6-8 seater mini-bus, you will drive past the Second World War Evacuation Monument and the white Portland limestone British Defence Wall, built during the 18th and 19th Century. Continue to King’s Bastion, where General Elliott defended Gibraltar during the last Great Siege. Admire the 100 Ton Gun, an impressive 32.65-foot-long, 17.72 inch rifled muzzle loader capable of firing up to 8 miles. Travel to the highest point on The Rock and get superb views across the Straits of Gibraltar to Africa from Gibraltar Fortress. Then, spend some time making friends with the famous Barbary Apes in their natural habitat, and see the only apes still roaming wild in Europe. Walk through the amazing World War II Tunnels, where photographs documenting the troops' work are on display. And visit the imposing Moorish Castle, built by the Moors in 1160 AD after their conquest of Gibraltar in 711 AD. The tour ends in Casemates Square, ideal for those who wish to carry on shopping or relax at a local restaurant.

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From Cadiz: Gibraltar Private Full-Day Trip

4. From Cadiz: Gibraltar Private Full-Day Trip

Embark on a trip to discover Gibraltar through the eyes of a knowledgeable guide. From the top of the iconic Rock of Gibraltar to series of tunnels and caves, see it all on this full-day excursion. Head out of Cadiz in the comfort of a private van and make your way to Gibraltar. Gibraltar has been a British colony since 1703 and is now one of the last bastions of the British Empire. With a local Gibraltar guide, visit the Great Siege Tunnels. This series of tunnels is located inside the northern end of the Rock of Gibraltar, and were dug out by the British in the 18th century.  See North Africa from the top of Gibraltar Rock, considered one of the Pillars of Hercules. Stop to snap some incredible pictures. Then, visit St. Michael's Cave, the Moorish Castle, and Apes Den. At the end of the tour, enjoy some free time to discover the city and its shops.

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What people are saying about Apes Den

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 25 reviews

Excellent guide with a lot of expertise

A motivated, committed and very attentive guide / driver accompanied us (we were a group of three people) through the afternoon. We received a lot of insightful information, this tour is really recommended. Unfortunately I could not book for myself, but only for two people. So I paid twice the price - this should be changed by the organizer.

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

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.

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

Very interesting tour enjoyed it a lot.

Great customer service from the office and the schedulers