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Full Day Gibraltar Sightseeing Tour

1. Full Day Gibraltar Sightseeing Tour

Your minibus will pick you up from Torremolinos, Marbella or Estepona and we will drive you to Costa del Sol. Once in Gibraltar, our minibus will take us to all the major sights, including Punta Europa and Las Cuevas de San Miguel. Punta Europa, on the edge of the rock, has a lighthouse and stunning views of the African mountains, just across the water. Cuevas de San Miguel has more of an edge. Though now a major tourist attraction, it was once a refuge for soldiers during wars and a secret passageway for those looking to escape. After the tour, we will give you the time to explore the shopping district of Calle Real and surrounding areas.

Gibraltar: Guided Tour by Bus Including Tickets

2. 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.

From Málaga: Full-Day Gibraltar Rock Tour with Bus

3. From Málaga: Full-Day Gibraltar Rock Tour with Bus

See the best of Gibraltar on a full-day tour departing from Málaga, and visit the main highlights of the Gibraltar Nature Reserve by bus. Learn about local customs and history from your expert guide as you make your way to your first stop: The viewpoint of the Pillars of Hercules. Marvel at the magnificent panoramic views of the entire Strait of Gibraltar, with uninterrupted views of the African continent. Then, make your way to Saint Michael's Cave, an incredible network of natural limestone caves in the heart of Gibraltar with mighty stalactites and stalagmites. Continue on to the Rock to see the famous Gibraltar monkeys, which are the only apes living in the wild on the entire European continent. Finally, enjoy some free time to have lunch, go for a walk or do some shopping, before you sit back and relax on your drive back to Málaga.

From Malaga: Day Trip to Gibraltar with Guided Tour

4. From Malaga: Day Trip to Gibraltar with Guided Tour

Meet your guide and hop aboard a motorcoach as you set off to Gibraltar. Along the way, relax and enjoy the scenery as the coach makes stops to pick up additional guests. During your journey to Gibraltar, listen to your guide as they detail the program for the day, point out interesting sites, and explain the main customs limits for products purchased on the peninsula. Also, learn a bit about the overseas British territory and its connection to Greek mythology.  Upon crossing the border notice how the city lies at the foot of a huge limestone rock where you can have fabulous views over the bay and sometimes the northern coast of Africa if the weather permits it. Arrive in Gibraltar and after the coach is parked you will have five hours to spend as free time and participate on your guided tour.  Connect with your guide to join a sightseeing tour that includes stops at Europa Point, entrance to Saint Michael’s Cave and the possibility to have a close look at the famous Barbary apes, the only wild primates in liberty in Europe. The tour takes approximately 1.5-hours, after which you will have free time for lunch, shopping, and exploring the city at your own leisure.

Gibraltar: Rock of Gibraltar History Tour

5. 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.

The Original Rock tour of Gibraltar

6. The Original Rock tour of Gibraltar

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. Your tour ends at Casemates Main Square, where you can enjoy shopping, eating and relaxing.

From Málaga or Marbella: Private Gibraltar Tour

7. From Málaga or Marbella: Private Gibraltar Tour

Embark on a guided half-day or full-day tour to Gibraltar and visit the imposing Rock of Gibraltar, home to a nature reserve. Choose to extend your tour after your visit to the reserve with some time for shopping and exploration within the city. Start with pickup from your accommodation in Málaga or Marbella: Travel across the Spanish border into the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar. Gaze in awe at the massive limestone rock, known as the Rock of Gibraltar as you cross the border. Meet your guide in the town and take a guided tour of the nature reserve located on the Rock of Gibraltar and explore St. Michael’s Caves, the Siege Tunnels, and the Moorish Fortress. Spot the mischievous Barbary macaques, which are the only wild primates in Europe. If you choose the full-day tour option, take some time to explore the city at your own pace, with time for shopping and lunch. Then board the bus for a relaxing journey back to your accommodation.

Gibraltar Day Trip from Seville

8. Gibraltar Day Trip from Seville

You will begin the day with a hotel pick-up and a drive to Gibraltar, stopping for a traditional local breakfast on the way. Once back in your private vehicle, enjoy views of the countryside and natural parks until you reach the city. Upon arrival at Gibraltar, you will leave the car behind and, after crossing the border, you'll hop in a taxi with your guide to the city's main square. Here, you will see principal sites such as the natural park, the Pillars of Hercules, St. Michael's Cave, the Great Siege Tunnels and the well-known apes found all around the Rock of Gibraltar. The taxi will then drop you off in the city center, where the guide will show you the best spots for eating and shopping. Buy some souvenirs and try some local dishes before heading towards Línea de la Concepción to spend some free time having a chat or learning local songs. The tour will finish with a hotel drop-off in Seville.

From Malaga: Day Trip to Córdoba with Mezquita

9. From Malaga: Day Trip to Córdoba with Mezquita

Explore the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar on a comfortable day trip from Malaga. Take a bus from the center of Malaga, with stops along the coast and travel to Gibraltar in comfort with air-conditioning, reclining seats, WiFi, and USB ports. During the journey, relax and enjoy the scenery while receiving details of the day's program, points of interest and information explaining the main customs limits for goods purchased on the mainland. Also, learn a little about the British overseas territory and its connection to Greek mythology. As you cross the border, note that the town sits at the foot of a huge limestone rock from which you can take in fabulous views of the bay and sometimes the north coast of Africa if the weather permits. Along the way, your multilingual guide will explain interesting facts about the area and you will enjoy a sightseeing tour that includes stops at Europa Point, the entrance to the San Miguel Caves and a chance to see up close the famous Barbary Apes, the only wild primates in Europe.  After the one and a half hour visit, you will have free time for lunch, shopping and exploring the city at your leisure.

From Cadiz: Gibraltar Private Full-Day Trip

10. 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 Saint Michael's Cave

Overall rating

3.8 / 5

based on 930 reviews

It started off a bit disorganised as no one was at the meeting point at the correct time. However, when our guide Pako arrived he apologised for being late and got us very quickly to Gibraltar. On the journey Pako did an amazing job of speaking/guiding en route in numerous languages and speaking so fluently. Once at the border crossing Pako was great at guiding us where we needed to go. We were then given a few hours free time and could leave the shopping in the coach safely. We then had smaller minibuses with our tour guide Nikki who was informative and funny and gave a great tour of the rock whilst giving interesting points about Gibraltar in general! Would recommend this tour company massively and doing this tour whilst in Spain.

Nice trip, about three hours from Malaga to Gibraltar, then 4 hours free time in citycenter, enough for shopping and lunch. Some minibuses took us to Europa Point, Michael`s cave, saw the apes The driver guided us în a nice English. Must do when you come in Malaga

Excellent day out and very informative. Caves were stunning to see and really nice shopping in Gibraltar

Wonderful day. Great weather. Cages were cool to see and so where the monkeys

Easy and great trip. Guide and driver were great. The org went very well...