Original Rock Tour
Discover Gibraltar in comfort. This epic Gibraltar tour takes you to Europa Point to see the Pillars of Hercules before reaching the Nature Reserve - home of the Barbary ape. Then visit St. Michael's Cave and Princess Catherine's Battery before seeing the Moorish Castle's Tower of Homage.
You'll drive through tunnels with your professional English-speaking guide to Europa Point, an area forming the southernmost point of Gibraltar - a British Overseas Territory abutting Spain. Nearby is the mighty Rock of Gibraltar, a giant limestone standing 1,398 feet above the Mediterranean Sea.
From here, you'll see views (across the Strait of Gibraltar) toward northern Africa, where the Mons Abyla rock formation stands. Both rocks, the Rock of Gibraltar and the Mons Abyla, form the mythical Pillars of Hercules. Legend states Hercules pushed the two rocks apart so the Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea could meet.
Your Gibraltar tour continues towards the Upper Rock to the Nature Reserve, home of the famous Barbary Macaques Apes. You'll be able to interact with the "Rock Apes" in their own environment.
Next up is St. Michael's Cave. This stunning limestone cave stands 980 feet above sea level. Its ambience and acoustics create the ideal location for regular concerts and events.
Your journey continues onto Princess Caroline's Battery. Built in 1732 and named after Princess Caroline, the daughter of King George II, this former military building cemented Britain's claim to Gibraltar. You'll then pass the aged Tower of Homage at the Moorish Castle to see its walls scarred by Spanish cannons during the siege years.
The adventure to the sights of historic Gibraltar finishes following a visit to the town center, where shopping and dining opportunities abound. Book this Gibraltar tour now for an unforgettable experience at a low price.
Well done tour. You get to see amazing views, the natural caves, the apes. Some sights of Gibraltar. However if you want to see more if Gibraltar and its small go into town before the tour or if you want to ride the gondola S it us jot accessible from this trip. Our tour guide was great.
Easy to find meeting spit. Shuttle runs from ship, easily. Go into town earlier, as once tours ends there is no time to look around. This tour does not go near where you can take the cable car or allow enough time to do it on your own, unless you go into town well ahead of tour time. All in all our tour guide was great and informative. Saw the natural caves, the Barbary apes, great views and a bit of Gibraltar. Good value.
Reviewer: Rosemary Buteau
The tour and the tour guide were both excellent. I would absolutely recommend this tour.kk The only negative was getting from the ship to the tour start. It would be great if a closer meeting point could be arranged as was done for Shore Excursion tours we took in several other ports.
It was informative but I thought it was rushed but I'm glad we got to the Rock.
Reviewer: Randy & Sari Jardine
We enjoyed this trip as well, the commentary was informative and the sites were great. So glad that we got to see this area. We wish you would have had more selections with Costco for all the places we visited on this cruise. Your prices were good and the tours were great. Think about offering more tours for more areas. Thanks again.