Original Rock Tour
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: Leann Lancaster
Excellent tour, our tour guide was great had good insight into local highlights and history.
Reviewer: Marshall Mahl
We learned, we saw, we laughed. Well worthwhile and strongly recommended.
Reviewer: Patricia Truesdell
We have been on many excursions in the past and have to say this was one of the best. Our tour guide was excellent... There was a problem that I feel needs to be addressed — getting to and from your pick up station. Several couples felt the directions were extremely confusing... getting a taxi was almost impossible. As a matter of fact, we tried and would have missed the ship if a nice man had not brought back ourselves and two other. Lip,es.
Reviewer: Jenny Stokes
This is a really good tour and our guide was fantastic. Highly recommend.
Reviewer: Fred Bode
a 4 star tour that included history, geography, caves and monkeys all in one setting. thoroughly enjoyed it.