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Gibraltar

Off of Queen's Road, British territory, located on the southern coast of Spain

The Basics

Many travelers visit Gibraltar on a day trip from other destinations on the Costa del Sol, such as Malaga, Marbella, Cadiz, or Tarifa. Aside from journeying by cable car to the top of the fabled rock for its stellar views of the Spain and Morocco coastlines, visitors to this unusual slice of Europe can catch a concert inside St. Michael’s Cave, shop duty-free using the Gibraltar pound along Main Street, tour the Moorish Castle, or go dolphin-watching in the Bay of Gibraltar.

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Gibraltar Sightseeing Day Trip from Costa del Sol
Gibraltar Sightseeing Day Trip from Costa del Sol
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$61.57 per adult
Traveler Favorite
A must do when in Spain
Very nice experience, so near to Malaga..in total a 12 h trip, having to pick up and leave a lot of tourists from many hotels on the way. The munkeys are the main attraction, they come very close but it's forbidden to touch and feed them. Bring £ if you don't have revolut.
AnaMaria_T, Sep 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Costa del Sol

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Worth it
Kelley_I, Dec 2021
Gibraltar Rock Tour
The area by the lighthouse really helped me get a better overall understanding of the formation of Gibraltar and it’s situation. David is a one man show; driver, guide and comedian. We definitely learned more from a guided trip vs. self tour.
star-5
We had a great time! Our...
Kelly_E, Sep 2021
Gibraltar Rock Tour
We had a great time! Our tour guide was amazing! He even called and helped us find the bus when we got lost looking for our meeting spot! We saw the Rock of Gibraltar, St Michaels cave, apes den and WWII tunnels. Everything went above our expectations! The monkeys were fantastic! Would definitely recommend this tour!
star-4
Great time!
Christina_R, Sep 2021
Gibraltar Sightseeing Day Trip from Costa del Sol
Great experience! Great tour guides! We had so much fun exploring Gibraltar. Just note that you will be on the bus for a while with all the bus stops to and from, worth it, but wanted to note that it is a large portion of your day.
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A must have in your next visit to Sevilla!
Wilfredo_M, Jul 2021
Gibraltar Day Trip from Seville
It was a long day, but it was excellent. Our tour guide was very friendly and did everything to make us feel more than welcome in Spain. He took us through the Andalusian countryside and into Gibraltar explaining everything we encountered. In sum, an excellent tour. A must have in your next visit to Spain.
star-5
Learned a lot!
Penny_S, Dec 2021
Private tour to the Nature Reserve in Gibraltar from Marbella or Malaga
So much history and interesting facts! You can tell Tommy loves his job, he gives his tours with so much enthusiasm and energy!
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Historical Gibraltar should be visited
Edward_M, Nov 2021
Gibraltar Sightseeing Day Trip from Costa del Sol
The best part of the visit was the local guide who drove us around town and explained a great deal about history and current life on Gibraltar. The fact that Britain owns it because it was a permanent gift from Spain was fascinating. The amount of land reclamation that has occurred was amazing. We walked up the hill after the tour didn't make it to the top, but got up to about 300 meters and the view was worth the uphill hike. The funniest part was how the road going in goes right across the runway for the one and only airstrip. Seeing St. Michael's Cave and the monkeys was a plus.
star-5
An enjoyable way to see Gibraltar and The Rock!
MichaelJohn_P, Jun 2021
EBike Rock To The Top Tour Gibraltar
An enjoyable way to see Gibraltar and The Rock. The EBikes are easy to use and a necessity when climbing The Rock as it does get quite steep. Plenty of time at each stop and good that we got to see St Michael's Caves and the Tunnels, I didn't realise we would get to go in them but pleased we did. Our guide, Damien was very knowledgeable and interesting. Would definitely recommend this tour.
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BEST DAY TRIP- REQUEST TOM FOR YOUR GUIDE!!!
Kelli_M, Mar 2020
Private full day tour in Gibraltar from Marbella or Malaga
I went on this day trip with my parents who are somewhat elderly. Our pick up was from Malaga and our driver was very communicative, professional and helpful. The vehicle and drive was quite lovely. Once we got there, Tom was our tour guide, and 100% the best guide you could get. He is a local, knows exactly where to go, what to do and knows everything. He was clearly passionate and informed, we had the best day! Gibraltar was also AMAZING! 100% recommend!
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2 hour Rock Tour
Diane_r, Jul 2021
Gibraltar Rock Tour
Tour was very interesting and showed main points of interest in Gibraltar including St Michael's Caves,the Ape den and the World War 2 tunnels
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It was great. I recommended 100%
Carmen_M, Sep 2021
Gibraltar Rock Tour
These people are the best. We arrive late to the point of the meeting and they gave us another time. They didnt have to do it but they did it and it was a great experience. Lots of knowledge about the history of the place and the scene are breathtaking. This tour is a 100 plus
star-5
Excellent Tour
Richard_W, Jul 2019
Gibraltar Full Day Tour from Seville
Our tour guide, Ramon, did an outstanding job explain the history on the bus trip from Seville to Gibraltar, which was very educational. The tour itself was well planned and ran smoothly, including a nice rest stop on the way down to Gibraltar. The company also picked me up at my hotel at no extra cost as I stayed at one of their non-traditional pick-up and drop-off spots.
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Gibraltar
IVtraveler123, Oct 2019
Tours of Gibraltar - EXTENDED TOUR
We booked a small group private tour for our party of 6. The guide picked us up at the port in a nice comfortable and clean van with a/c. He was well organized and we got to see all tourist attractions in the time we had available. He was very knowledgable and we learned so much from him in the time we had available. Can definitely recommend this tour!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Choose from half- and full-day tours to Gibraltar from a variety of Costa del Sol destinations.

  • Day trips last anywhere from five to 12 hours and often include roundtrip transportation.

  • Remember to bring your passport; you’ll need it to cross into Gibraltar and back into Spain.

  • Euros are accepted in many of Gibraltar’s shops and restaurants.

  • When visiting the Gibraltar rock, be careful of the monkeys; they’re known to snag sunglasses or other loose items from unsuspecting tourists.

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How to Get to Gibraltar

The Gibraltar International Airport has daily flights to and from London, Birmingham, Manchester, and Marrakech. A popular alternative is the Malaga Airport 75 miles (120 km) to the east. The easiest way to reach Gibraltar from Spain is on an organized tour, but independent travelers can also reach the border by bus from Seville, Malaga, Cadiz, Granada, and Algeciras. Those driving should expect long delays at the Spanish border.

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When to Get There

For the best combination of warm, comfortable weather and fewer crowds, plan your Gibraltar trip during spring or autumn. July, August, and September are the hottest months (average highs in the mid 80s F (29° C), but sea breezes often keep the temperature comfortable. Most of Gibraltar’s rainfall occurs during November, December, and January, but typically only in short spells.

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The Great Siege of Gibraltar

In 1783 Spanish and French forces made an unsuccessful attempt to capture Gibraltar from the British, who were at the time distracted by the Revolutionary War. The siege lasted for three years and seven months—the longest ever endured by the British armed forces. The labyrinth of underground passages known as the Great Siege Tunnels were largely responsible for the British victory; today, they are open to visitors and remain one of history’s most impressive examples of defense engineering.

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