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Gibraltar Sightseeing Day Trip with St Michael Caves Ticket from Costa del Sol

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Málaga, Spain
Gibraltar Sightseeing Day Trip with St Michael Caves Ticket from Costa del Sol
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Enjoy the sights and shopping of Gibraltar on this full-day trip from the Costa del Sol. Travel to the famous British territory by air-conditioned coach, and discover its main attractions, including the legendary Rock of Gibraltar, on a sightseeing tour. Head inside St Michael’s Cave, meet the cheeky Barbary monkeys and visit Europa Point, where a lighthouse marks the gateway of the Atlantic and Mediterranean. Plus, get free time to enjoy Gibraltar’s British atmosphere and high-street stores, fashion chains and duty-free outlets — all perfect for a dose of great-value shopping.
  • Full-day trip to Gibraltar from the Costa del Sol
  • City tour
  • Visit the famous Rock of Gibraltar and Saint Michael's cave
  • Meet the Barbary macaque monkeys who live on the rock
  • Free time to shop for British specialties on the main street
  • Expert Spanish- and English-speaking guide
  • Pickup and drop off from central meeting places on the Costa del Sol
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Multilingual escort guide.
Air-conditioned vehicle
Saint Michael Caves entrance fee
Free time for shopping
Gratuities
Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Av. de Andalucía, 11 , Av. de Andalucía, 11, 29002 Málaga, Spain

    Avenida de Andalucia n/n. Bus stop nº11, in front of Caixa Bank

  • Natali Affiliated by FERGUS , C. Hoyo, 28, 29620 Torremolinos, Málaga, Spain

    Hotel Natali, Hoyo street nº28

  • Hotel El Puerto , P.º Marítimo Rey de España, 32, 29640 Fuengirola, Málaga, Spain

    Hotel El Puerto, Paseo Marítimo nº32

  • Av. Ramón y Cajal, 3 , Av. Ramón y Cajal, 3, 29601 Marbella, Málaga, Spain

    Bus stop of Hotel San Cristóbal, Avenida Ramón y Cajal nº3

  • Av. Litoral, 4 , Av. Litoral, 4, 29680 Estepona, Málaga, Spain

    McDonald's bus stop, Avenida Litoral nº4

  • This activity will end right where it started.
    Join up with your guide at one of the central meeting points on the Costa del Sol, and settle inside your air-conditioned coach. Then, journey along the coast to the British territory of Gibraltar, set on a promontory that juts into the Mediterranean Sea.

    Best known for its towering limestone ridge known as the Rock of Gibraltar, this chunk of British territory is also famous for its duty-free shopping and British institutions, including its British-style pubs, trademark red telephone boxes and policemen dressed in British uniforms!

    On arrival, take a panoramic coach tour and visit Europa Point, Gibraltar’s southernmost point. View the lighthouse that stands at the gateway between the Mediterranean and Atlantic, and absorb the spectacular views over the Strait of Gibraltar toward North Africa.

    Next, hop onto a minibus for a guided tour of the iconic Rock. On your way up, stop to visit beautiful St Michael Cave, a network of natural limestone caverns hollowed into the cliff. Marvel at the stalactites and stalagmites as you learn how the cave has been used through the centuries, and behold the largest cave, a natural grotto regularly used as a venue for concerts and other events.

    Then, head up the rock to meet its famous residents: the semi-wild Barbary macaque monkeys, known locally as 'Barbary apes.' Hear the story of how the British will never leave Gibraltar until the apes depart, and take snaps of these cheeky animals, taking care to watch your belongings!

    Later, head back down the rock, and enjoy free time to explore independently. Perhaps enjoy a meal (own expense), stroll around the pretty lanes, or head for Main Street, the partly pedestrianized, long shopping avenue. Browse the department stores, international fashion chains and handicrafts shops, and maybe snap up duty-free favorites such as liquor, watches, fragrances and other great-value goodies.

    When the time comes, return to your coach and ride back to the Costa del Sol where your tour ends at the start point.
    Itinerary
    Pass By:  
    Port of Gibraltar
    See the port of Gibraltar and the walled inner city,
    Pass By:  
    Europa Point
    These pillars are still clearly identifiable today: the Rock of Gibraltar on one side and the Jbel Musa on the other.
    Stop At:  
    St. Michael's Cave
    The cave is open to visitors and makes a unique auditorium for concerts, ballet and drama. It has been in use as a theatre since the early sixties with capacity for 600 persons.
    Duration: 1 hour 
    Admission Ticket Included
    Stop At:  
    The Rock of Gibraltar
    From the top, you will contemplate amazing views of the Mediterranean, Spain and Morocco. And, of course, you will meet the semi-wild macaque monkeys, popularly known as Barbary apes.
    Duration: 20 minutes
    Admission Ticket Free
    Stop At:  
    Main Street
    You will have some free time for lunch and for shopping on Main Street, where prices are tax-free. Buy at good prices jewelry, watches, porcelain, perfumes, designer clothes and unique handicraft.
    Duration: 3 hours 
    Admission Ticket Free
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
    • This tour has multiple pick-up points along Costa del Sol in the cities of Malaga, Torremolinos, Fuengirola, Marbella and Estepona
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Please note that the duration of the tour is estimated and it can vary depending on the pick up point.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Failure to show up at the established check-in time may entail losing the tour.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
    • OPERATED BY Julia Travel S.L
    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
    Q:
    What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Gibraltar Sightseeing Day Trip with St Michael Caves Ticket from Costa del Sol?
    A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    See all safety measures taken by Gibraltar Sightseeing Day Trip with St Michael Caves Ticket from Costa del Sol.
    Q:
    What is the policy on sanitization during Gibraltar Sightseeing Day Trip with St Michael Caves Ticket from Costa del Sol?
    A:The policies on sanitization are:

    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    See all safety measures taken by Gibraltar Sightseeing Day Trip with St Michael Caves Ticket from Costa del Sol.
    Q:
    What is the social distancing policy during Gibraltar Sightseeing Day Trip with St Michael Caves Ticket from Costa del Sol?
    A:The policies on social distancing are:

    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
    See all safety measures taken by Gibraltar Sightseeing Day Trip with St Michael Caves Ticket from Costa del Sol.
    Q:
    What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Gibraltar Sightseeing Day Trip with St Michael Caves Ticket from Costa del Sol?
    A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    See all safety measures taken by Gibraltar Sightseeing Day Trip with St Michael Caves Ticket from Costa del Sol.

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    • "If you have time then you hould definitely include this day trip to your schedule." See review
    • "Very disappointed by the company, tell you to contact before your tour but nobody speaks English so they hang up on you!" See review

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    star-1
    Zbynek_P
    , Aug 2022
    Nothing.Organization was bad. Wrong direction. No contact from operator to find them. I don’ t like this experience.
    star-3
    Had to wake up at 5:45...
    Cesar_S
    , Jul 2022
    Had to wake up at 5:45 am, walked a mile to get to the pick up location. The bus picked us up at 6:50am. Spent one and a half hour picking up more people from their hotels. The time in Gibraltar was good, our British guide was amazing.
    star-5
    A great day out with spectacular views
    Susan_W
    , Jul 2022
    The whole trip was very informative and the guides were excellent. St Michael’s Cave was breathtaking and seeing the monkeys at quite close range were definitely high points. Great shopping too. Would definitely recommend.
    star-5
    Recommend
    Alisha_E
    , Jul 2022
    The vendor that ran this tour was excellent. Marbella, where I got picked up was the last pick up and the first drop off so I got lucky and didn't have to stop and pick up more people. Very well organized tour. A great balance of your and free time.
    star-4
    Lovely Gibraltar
    Sara_B
    , Jul 2022
    Lovely and interesting trip!Very friendly staff, nice city centre, very beautiful landscapes. I would recommend it.
    star-3
    All in all pretty nice
    PerAke_W
    , Jun 2022
    The sightseeing and guidning in Gibraltar was great and highly recommended! BUT… The guy from the tour operator who traveled with the bus from Malaga to Gibraltar to “oversee the organisation” of the trip was a complete disaster. Giving wrong and contradictory information and talking nonsense throughout the journey.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-5
    Great day tour to Gibraltar
    Nadine_K
    , Jun 2022
    The guide spoke FIVE languages, impressive! Then from the large pick up bus we moved to smaller mini vans based on language. Our driver, Danny, was excellent, funny and informative. Everything moved at a perfect place and it was much easier then trying to see it all on your own. Great day, highly recommend.
    star-5
    Great tour Lots of...
    Orrett_O
    , Jun 2022
    Great tour Lots of history for kids to learn . Our tour guide was very knowledgeable about WW2 and role of Gibraltar in the war
    star-1
    Pathetic
    Ponkarthik_K
    , Jun 2022
    Worst. Please don't choose this operator at all. Kindly skip. Irresponsible Tour operator. Kindly skip this operator. Rating 0/5
    star-3
    Nice to see Gibraltar
    Marisa_W
    , Jun 2022
    It was a nice experience to see Gibraltar. Overall it was a positive trip. People should know that even though we specified a language, our tour buses had guides giving the tour in multiple languages. The buses were very crowded and warm with people sitting on all the middle row jump seats. There wasn’t a lot of time at each stop, but it was probably adequate for most people. I would take this tour again but would adjust my expectations.
    star-5
    Highly recommended
    Emma_M
    , Jun 2022
    Loved the trip. Took us around 2 and a half to 3 hours to get there due to pick ups which was expected and no bother. When we got there we were given over an hour to explore the main city which was great and gave us time to eat our lunch which you could bring with you or could eat out with the time you're given. After we were taken around the city and up the rock to the cave and monkeys with our tour guide who was amazing! Loved seeing the moneys and the cave, and the views were amazing. Definitely an experience that's worth the travel time!
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-3
    Do Gibraltar on your own
    Keith_N
    , Jun 2022
    Gibraltar itself is an interesting place to visit, especially the St. Michael's Cave, but the organized tour isn't worth it. We had to meet up with the tour at 6:50 AM, which meant waking up at 5 AM. The tour bus then drove around for 3 hours picking up passengers, even waiting for up to half an hour in one place and also another half an hour at a gas station, because we were too early to pick up some other passengers!!? Then in Gibraltar at one site we only had 10 minutes to see Europa Point and then 20 minutes at the cave. I would recommend going to Gibraltar on your own and while there, then book on-site tours, or else except to speak about 6 hours driving around in a bus and only a couple of rushed hours actually seeing something of Gibraltar.
    star-3
    Mixed day out on the Rock
    Susan_T
    , May 2022
    Rafael, the guide on the main bus was rude, bad tempered and his English was poor. The commentary was very difficult to understand. Damian, the guide on the mini bus was excellent, spoke clearly and made that part of the journey interesting and entertaining.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-3
    Great day out...
    Gurmit_D
    , May 2022
    It's not enough time to see everything on the rock. Crossing the run way takes one hous.becouse we end up at 11 am .same time plane lands...Otherwise it was fun/ enjoyed.
    icon Response from Host , May 2022
    Dear Gurmit_D, I am glad you enjoyed the Gibraltar Tour, Even though the border passing can´t be rushed, we will take your recommendation of enlarging the tour into account for future tour´s revisions, Best regards,
    star-4
    The trip was good,...
    Marc_F
    , May 2022
    The trip was good, however, the 3 hour trip from 1st pickup. Should have at least a coffee, bathroom stop or provide a bus with a bathroom.
    star-3
    Gibraltor tour
    lee_b
    , May 2022
    Learning the history, meeting the monkeys, spectacular scenery, mini bus tour guide was very informative
    icon Response from Host , May 2022
    Dear lee_b I am thrilled to learn you had such a nice experience on the Gibraltar Tour, Thank you for your nice comment on our guide, Best regards,
    star-2
    A little disappointing
    Zoltan_K
    , May 2022
    Alicia was a great guide and we enjoyed the tour with her being on board! Very professional, very calm! I feel the details of the tour ex Malaga were not entirely correct as they did mention the long pick up, nearly 2hrs, before actually leaving to the tour, which altogether became a 12hrs tour with only 4,5hrs net spent in Gibraltar, the rest on the bus travelling between the pick ups + Malaga to Gibraltar, where the distance is only cca 100kms or so. Very tiring experience. The price is OK for the tour itself if you are picked up in Marbella, but too much, considering 2 + 2 hrs on filling and emptying the bus where Malaga is the first at 0650 and last at 1900
    icon Response from Host , May 2022
    Dear Zoltan_K, Thank you for your kind comments on our guide, I regret to learn you were not entirely satisfied with the tour due to the several pick-up locations and drop-offs. Please note it is indicated on the tour description: "This tour has multiple pick-up points along Costa del Sol in the cities of Malaga, Torremolinos, Fuengirola, Marbella and Estepona" "Please note that the duration of the tour is estimated and it can vary depending on the pick up point." Best regards
    star-3
    Gibraltar trip
    sivaveni
    , May 2022
    We traveled from Malaga to Gibraltar with friends. As our pick up was at 6.50am we left the hotel around 6.30am. We reached the border of Gibraltar at 1040 am. There are no breaks scheduled and if you have a weak bladder then you are in big trouble. You get total of 5 hours but the shopping experience is only for 2hours. The customs checking included in the 5 hour hence you will get approx 4 hours. The tour guide is been very difficult as we asked for a comfort break during 3.40 hour drive. There was lot of sarcasm came from him because of that.
    icon Response from Host , May 2022
    Dear sivaveni, I regret to learn you were not satisfied with the Gibraltar tour, Please note the tour description indicates there are several pick-up locations and the duration of the tour will depend on the starting location, Nevertheless, I will transfer your comments to the department in charge to see whether is room for improvement on the ride for future revisions of the tour, Best regards
    star-2
    Nice place, not enough time
    Hvard_V
    , Apr 2022
    The tour was very rushed and we spent 3 hours getting to Gibraltar. The tour guide on the rock tour, Lewis, was great, although after the rock tour we only had ca 2 hours to see Gibraltar after the rock tour. Since we had spent 3 hours getting to Gibraltar and did the rock tour I ate lunch after, and then I really didn't have time to do anything else than walk around in the Main street. You get a ticket for the nature reserve included in the price but you don't have time to use it for anything other than the caves on the rock tour. Gibraltar is a nice place to visit so you should defintaley have at leash one more hour there. Also the bus left Gibraltar without me. Our guide Dominic told us to be back at 14.45 and I had problems finding the way back so I was there 14.50 and then the bus had left. The company had my number so they could at leash called and asked if I was ok and where I was. Luckily there was another bus from the same company that could take me back to Torremolinos. So to summarize the Rock tour guide was great and Gibraltar is definetley worth seeing, but choose a tour that gives you more time or get there on your own.
    icon Response from Host , May 2022
    Dear Hvard_V, Thank you for your kind comments on our guide, Please note the tour description indicates there are several pick-up locations: "This tour has multiple pick-up points along Costa del Sol in the cities of Malaga, Torremolinos, Fuengirola, Marbella and Estepona" "Please note that the duration of the tour is estimated and it can vary depending on the pick up point." Nevertheless, I will transfer your comments regarding duration of the visit for future revisions of the tour. I regret you were not able to return with the same bus by arriving after meeting time indicated by the guide, even though you did return with another of our buses. Best regards,
    star-3
    Long Day
    Madeline_V
    , Apr 2022
    A very long day for only three hours actually in Gibraltar. The tour of the city was okay but not great.
    icon Response from Host , May 2022
    Dear Madeline_V I regret to learn you were not satisfied with the Gibraltar tour, PLease note the tour description indicates there are several pick-up locations and the duration of the tour will depend on the departure point sellected, Best regards,

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