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From Seville: Day Trip to Gibraltar

1. 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: Private Full Day Trip from Seville

2. 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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From Seville: Private Tour of Gibraltar

3. From Seville: Private Tour of Gibraltar

Travel to the famed Rock of Gibraltar from Seville with this full-day private tour. Visit the Great Siege Tunnels, one of pillars of Hercules, St. Michael's caves, and monkeys at the Ape's den. Be picked up by your professional driver in Seville, and sit back and relax on your private drive to Gibraltar. Take in views of the local airport at the Great Siege Tunnels. Admire the coast of North Africa from one of pillars of Hercules. Head to St. Michael's caves, where Neanderthals were discovered. Go to a Moorish castle and hang out with the monkeys at the Ape's den. Find out more about Gibraltar's strategic importance and colonial history from your informative guide. Spend some free time doing some duty free shopping, finding a great place to get lunch, or to stopping in at a typical British pub.

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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 Pillars of Hercules

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 75 reviews

To our surprise, our guide Petra was a German, although the tour is not offered in German. Petra was able to give us good tips in Gibraltar. First we went to the southernmost point of Europe and then to the cave where the monkeys were waiting for us. A great experience!

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.

Excellent. All it was perfect: the pick up out of the hotel, the trip to Gibraltar and the visit of the city. Peter, our guide, was the surplus.

Our guide was excellent. The day was well planned and full but not rushed.