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.
Reviewer: Barbara A Peters
We were very pleased with our Original Rock Tour in Gibralter. Our tour guide/driver was extremely informative, knowledgeable, friendly and considerate. He was a "friend" of the monkeys, so our group was able to get up close and personal. Our guide was able to drop off our group at multiple locations in close proximity to items of interest.
Reviewer: Luvette Hickey
This was a fabulous tour thanks to our tour guide who was super informative. We enjoyed the history behind Michael’s caves and the troops housed in them. We visited Europa point where we could spot the coast of Africa. And, of course, we enjoyed visiting the monkeys who live on the rock.
I am a veteran of hundreds of shore excursions from cruise ships. This was among my favorites. The tour guide was knowledgeable, funny, and informative. He spelled out exactly what we should expect, when to expect it, and delivered on both. The sites are we worth the fee. I'd do it again.
Reviewer: Diane Bierman
I didn't know what to expect but our Guide and driver David,did an excellent job explaining the Rock and the facilities inside. Awesome. It was a rainy day so the grown-up monkeys were huddled in the rafters but their youngsters were playing in the rain and the puddles just like little children. David, who grew up in Gibralter showed us the streets he played on and road his skateboard. This made the tour special.
Reviewer: Richard Udicious
Directions were clear and all tour passengers were on time, so we made good use of the allotted time. Guide was very informative and we heard lots of history and lore about this famous place. Driver and guide did a good job getting us into the attraction w/o an line. On our return, the guide offered to let some passengers debark in the town, the rest of us back to the ship, no inconvenience to either. Nice job.