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Gibraltar Cable Car & Dolphin Watch

1. Gibraltar Cable Car & Dolphin Watch

On this 4-hour Gibraltar package, begin on a dolphin cruise onboard a yellow catamaran. You will have a personal multi-media guide as well, included in your ticket price. Expert guides provide live commentary and a marine biologist describes everything that you’ll encounter. Learn about dolphins and we can protect these special creatures. They are sighted on 99 percent of the tours. At times, you can see pods of 40 to 500 dolphins. Watch common, striped, and bottlenose dolphins swim up to the boat and play. They sometimes put on a spectacular display of leaps directly at your feet. Tours depart 4 times each afternoon from Marina Bay, where you can relax and soak up the Mediterranean atmosphere both before and after your trip. Each tour takes in breathtaking views of both the African and European coastline and the legendary Pillars of Hercules. One of Gibraltar's highlights is riding to the top of the Rock by cable car, the best location to spot the famous Barbary apes. A pack of wild apes, the famous Barbary macaques, will give you an entertaining acrobatics performance. Hide all plastic bags to avoid robbery and keep a friendly distance, especially if the young ones are around. Relax with a beverage and light snack while enjoying the spectacular vistas. The Top of the Rock Souvenir Shop is also packed with unique gifts unavailable in town. From the terraces of the top station, gaze over the town below, look north towards the Sierra Nevada over the Costa del Sol and east over the blue Mediterranean Sea, and take in the views south across the Strait of Gibraltar to the Rif Mountains of North Africa. You’ll have views of 2 continents, 3 countries, and the meeting point of 2 great bodies of water! You'll be able to appreciate why so many wished to conquer this small isthmus and why it played such an important part in world history.

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From Seville: Day Trip to Gibraltar

2. From Seville: Day Trip to Gibraltar

Embark on an unforgettable journey that combines history and multiculturalism with duty free shopping, impressive caves and the famous monkeys of Gibraltar! Depart Seville and journey to the frontier to cross the border of the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar and visit Punta de Europa, mainland Europe's southernmost spot. Look across the Strait of Gibraltar to where the vast continent of Africa begins. Take some souvenir photos of the coastlines of Spain and Morocco from the top of the Rock of Gibraltar. Then, visit the amazing limestone caves of San Miguel (Cueva de San Miguel) and admire the numerous stalactite and stalagmite formations. Next, meet the barbary monkeys of Gibraltar, a unique breed from Europe that, according to legend, are a sign the British will not leave as long as the monkeys are still there! Enjoy some free time for lunch and to do some duty free shopping on Main Street, known worldwide for its low-priced jewelry, watches, electronic items, spirits, cosmetics and perfumes. There are also plenty of bars and cafés, offering a wide selection of delicious options for visitors.

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Gibraltar: Guided Tour by Bus Including Tickets

3. Gibraltar: Guided Tour by Bus Including Tickets

Enjoy an amazing tour through the Gibraltar Natural Reserve. All you need to do is to be at the meeting point for the regular guided tour visiting the main sights of the city. Explore the city center by minivan, including the big canyon and the synagogue. Our first stop will be at Europa Point lighthouse with fantastic views of Africa and Spain, the Mediterranean sea and the Atlantic Ocean. Tour then continues towards the Rock of Gibraltar Nature Reserve. Here you will St Michael's Cave, a natural grotto in the heart of Natural Park. Inside the cave, discover all its geological formations, such as impressive stalactites and stalagmites. Following this, you can meet the most famous inhabitants of Gibraltar, the cheeky monkeys. Did you know that they are the only apes living in freedom in the whole European continent? After taking some fun pictures of these primates, head to the city center to take a leisurely stroll along famous Main Street, full of shops and curious buildings.

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

4. 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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From Seville: Gibraltar Dolphins Watching Day Trip

5. From Seville: Gibraltar Dolphins Watching Day Trip

This day-trip from Seville provides you with an opportunity to spot a variety of beautiful animals. Sailing for about 2 hours in the waters of the straits, look out for numerous species of dolphins in the wild, in a respectful manner. The fascinating experience sails through the Strait of Gibraltar, an area declared an International Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 2006. The area provides an added thrill when friendly inhabitants of its waters, dolphins, approach the boats to exhibit themselves and satisfy the curiosity of tourists. In the Strait of Gibraltar, an area declared a Biosphere Reserve, there are 7 different species of cetaceans that, depending on their migratory routes, the abundance of food, and reproduction periods, live permanently or spend some time in this privileged marine area: the meeting point of the Mediterranean and the Atlantic. After the cruise, spend the rest of the day in the amazing city of Gibraltar.

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From Cádiz: Private Day Trip to Gibraltar and Bolonia

6. From Cádiz: Private Day Trip to Gibraltar and Bolonia

Benefit from pick-up in Cádiz, Jerez, Chiclana, El Puerto de Santa María or Rota, and then journey by air-conditioned minivan to the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar, home to the only wild macaques ("barbary apes") in Europe. Although free to move throughout the city, they're usually found in the limestone rocks of the Peñón de Gibraltar (Rock of Gibraltar), and according to superstition, if the monkeys ever leave the rock then so will the British! An important city during Roman times, Gibraltar has preserved its old town charm, and blends scenic splendor with a modern vibe. While the 426-meter high Rock of Gibraltar looking across the straits to Africa is the main sight, other attractions include the Gibraltar Museum, where the territory's swashbuckling history is brought to life. Take a stroll along Main Street to see the Cathedral of Saint Mary the Crowned and the official residence of the Governor of Gibraltar at The Convent You will also visit the ruins of the Roman city of Baelo Claudia, located about 22 kilometers northwest of Tarifa off the Cádiz to Gibraltar road. Prosperous at the time of Emperor Claudius, the city went into decline hastened by earthquakes, and was completely abandoned by the 6th century. Situated next to Bolonia Beach, considered one of the 5 most beautiful beaches in Spain, the archaeological site preserves the most representative elements of a typical Roman city. The main attraction of Bolonia Beach is its dune. At over 30 meters high and 200 meters wide, it is set in an inlet within the Estrecho Nature Park, where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Mediterranean Sea. From the Bolonia-Faro Camarinal Trail, the views of the broad beach of golden sand, popular with surfers, is truly spectacular. You can also see the lighthouse with its cauldron-like holes in the rocks.

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From Seville: Gibraltar Sightseeing Tour

7. From Seville: Gibraltar Sightseeing Tour

According to mythology, Heracles put up 2 columns. One of these is said to have been in today's Gibraltar, considered to be the legendary gate between Africa and Europe. This tour is an unforgettable journey combining history, culture, duty-free shopping, impressive caves and the famous Gibraltar monkeys. Once you've crossed the border, your panoramic visit begins. Step up to the Punta de Europa, the most southern spot in Europe, and admire the magnificent view over Africa. Visit the impressive caves of San Miguel, followed by the opportunity to observe the monkeys of Gibraltar, a unique breed. Legend has it that the British will not leave Gibraltar as long as there are monkeys there. You'll then have some free time to yourself. Explore the bustling pedestrian streets of Gibraltar and enjoy a lunch break; take advantage of the wallet-friendly shopping opportunities, and relax in a local cafe before you leave.

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Morocco 4-Day Tour from the Costa del Sol

8. Morocco 4-Day Tour from the Costa del Sol

Get a taste of life in Morocco on a 4-day tour from the Costa del Sol and visit the imperial cities of Fes and Meknes. Enjoy panoramic views as you journey from one destination to the next, stay in 4-star accommodation and end in the port city of Tangier before taking the ferry back across the Strait of Gibraltar. Day 1 (Wednesday): Costa del Sol – Tangier – Fes Catch the ferry from Algeciras or Tarifa and cross the Strait of Gibraltar to Morocco. Then, journey by coach to the port city of Tangier and take a panoramic sightseeing tour to see the main monuments before making your way to the imperial city of Fes. Enjoy dinner and an overnight stay at the 4-star Sofía Hotel or Hotel Menzeh Zalagh. Day 2 (Thursday): Fes Spend the morning on a sightseeing tour of the old Medersa university and explore the narrow streets of the Casbah. See the beautiful Fontaine Nejjarine and get the afternoon to explore on your own at leisure. Day 3 (Friday): Fes – Meknes – Rabat -Tangier Travel to the imperial walled city of Meknes, and continue to Rabat to visit the Mausoleum of Mohamed V and Hassan Tower. Make your way back towards Tangier for dinner and your overnight stay at the 4-star Atlas Rif Hotel or Hôtel Atlas Les Almohades. Day 4 (Saturday): Tangier – Costa del Sol Board the ferry after breakfast and travel back across the Strait of Gibraltar to Spain.

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From Tarifa Area: Gibraltar Sightseeing Tour

9. From Tarifa Area: Gibraltar Sightseeing Tour

Your sightseeing tour of Gibraltar begins with a pickup from your selected meeting point. On the way to Gibraltar the tour bus may stop for additional pickups. Enjoy and relax during the scenic ride. Once arriving in Gibraltar you will head to the city center to begin a guided tour that includes visits to Europa Point where you can see its iconic lighthouse, the stunning and impressive labyrinth that is the Saint Michael Caves, and the wild monkeys of Apes Den. After the tour you will have a couple of hours to spend at your leisure in the city center. Take a stroll around the small, but charming city, have lunch, and discover abundant tax free shopping and interesting monuments. While on your own have the chance to visit the Gibraltar Museum or the Botanic Gardens.

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Gibraltar: Private Full Day Trip from Seville

10. Gibraltar: Private Full Day Trip from Seville

Experience the southernmost point of Europe with a full-day trip to Gibraltar. Take in breathtaking panoramic views from the Rock of Gibraltar. Get time to enjoy the commercial district around famous Main Street, full of shops, bazaars, and life. Start from Seville, reaching the destination in about two hours after crossing the entire province of Cádiz, its fabulous cork oak forests, and picturesque white villages. Once crossing the border, the guide will accompany your group through the main tourist attractions of Gibraltar. The famous "Rock Tour" begins at Punta Europa. After enjoying a view of the African continent, enter the natural reserve, where you will stop at the viewpoint of the columns of Hercules. Continue to the Cueva de San Miguel, an incredible cave in the heart of "La Roca" with geological formations. Meet the famous Monkeys, the only ones you can see in freedom in the European Continent. Stop at the Arab castle of Gibraltar. After the tour of the upper part, enjoy time visiting the commercial area of the city around the famous Main Street, where there are numerous shops and bazaars that gives Gibraltar fame as a shopping center. Well-known for its VAT-free shopping and a wide variety of stores, you will be spoilt for choice. Have free time to eat and shop before heading back to Seville.

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What people are saying about Gibraltar

Great trip, handled very well by the company. On time and well organized. No negatives at all. The little town of Gibraltar is not quite as picturesque as I'd hoped, and there really isn't time for a leisurely lunch and stroll, but the guides were great.

The experience was great, the guide Román was very attentive throughout the trip to any questions we had, Maybe we were in a bit of a rush in Gibraltar, but even so we had about 1 hour to eat and tour Main St.

The tour was well organized and we had more than enough time in Gibraltar as free time. The quality of the bus (coach) was high.

Ramon gave us a special day, a lot of information, we look back on it with pleasure, it is definitely worth doing this tour.

It was an amazing trip , I would highly recommend it.