€ 500.00

Sitting at the southern tip of Spain where the Mediterranean meets the Atlantic, the tiny British colony of Gibraltar marked the end of the known world in ancient times. The famous Barbary apes are a notable attraction here; they are Europe's only wild monkeys and are considered a symbol of British rule. Shore excursions highlight the village of Catalan Bay, Europa Point and its lighthouse and the enormous cavern known as St. Michael's Cave.

Our tour will take us along the coast, around the base of the Rock, where we'll see spectacular views of both Africa and Europe on a clear day, Europa Point and the beaches along the eastern shore of this fascinating island. Crossing the Glacis Bridge - which was built by Italian prisoners of war - we'll pass the Cross of Sacrifice, which was erected to commemorate soldiers who lost their lives during the two World Wars. We'll proceed to the southernmost point of Gibraltar, Europa Point, passing by the quaint fishing area of Catalan Bay en route. Here we'll see Trinity Lighthouse, the only one of its kind outside Great Britain. Europa Point enjoys unprecedented views of the area and we'll take time to take pictures of this, the busiest shipping lane in the world and the meeting point of the Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean. We may even be able to catch a glimpse of Africa! Our next destination is St. Michael's Cave, site of the discovery of the first Neanderthal Skull, which is now housed in the British Museum. The cave dates back to Neolithic times and is replete with stalactites and stalagmites. Gibraltar's most famous residents await at our next stop. The Barbary Apes provide a fantastic photo opportunity but don't get too close! Two colonies of these intrepid animals now live on the rock and are protected and cared for by the government. Our visit concludes with a trip by cable car to the top of the Rock where we can enjoy breathtaking views. After taking time to explore the surrounding terraces and magnificent vistas, we'll descend by cable car and return to the ship Rising majestically out of the sea, Gibraltar's massive profile stands guard between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean. One of Britain's last remaining colonial outposts, it is complete with shops selling fish and chips, bobbies, pristine whitewashed buildings, wrought - iron balconies and even the changing of the guard.

Europa Point
Barbary Apes
St. Michael's Cave
Upper Galleries of the Great Siege Tunnels

Private English-speaking Driver at disposal as per Itinerary

Any Entrance or Admission not mentioned in the Itinerary
- Lunch / meals
- Gratuities

8 hours