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Gibraltar Rock of Gibraltar Excursion Reviews

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Traveling to the top of the Rock of Gibraltar is a must-do excursion. This can be easily accomplished via land tours or a quick cable car trip. At the top of the 1,400-foot-high rock is a splendid nature preserve, and along the way one can visit with the Barbary apes.

lynvirgin

1 review

We took too long to leave, ages at the border and the trip did not include a trip up to the top and to see the caves and apes etc. Ridiculous ! Another tour to book and more money dished out ! With only 4 hrs allowed we only had 45 mins left to shop and explore the town and have lunch. rather disappointing altogether


Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

Newfoundseeker

1 review

Best guide ever! British lady who gave great insight into past history of the rock and what life is like today living there. Apes are cute and mischievous and residents are rightly protective of them. The tunnel tour was informative and inspiring. We spent an extra day here due to high winds and we wish Princess would have arranged buses for us the next morning to tour the town.

Trapani: Is not listed as a choice but was universally praised by passengers. We toured the old walled city at the top of the mountain overlooking this beautiful city and were transported to another time and place. Great shopping and pastries await as does a peaceful way of life. I did have a scam played on me when getting a coffee but I got up the courage to go back on my own, and when confronted, the shop person finally admitted to his deed and made it right even apologizing.


Provider: Princess Cruises

Tony UK

6 reviews

An introduction to the rock. Lots to see and experience. We were lucky and the day was clear and views great. Watch for the apes - some are cute but they do scratch and bite and they can take cameras phones jewellery etc.


Provider: Independent Operator

weinst

2 reviews

We had a great time. The sight from the top of the hill was just wonderful. The airport with a road running through the middle of the airstrip was something you do not see anywhere else in the world.


Provider: Independent Operator

Nicky0802

1 review

If you leave the port and walk towards the main square/street where the shops are, but keep walking through you come to the cable car (you can get a shuttle from the port too), it took us about 15 minutes and you can see the cable car up the rock so know which way to head.We were going to take the cable car up the rock, but when we got there the queue was very long. We were offered a tour by a man who had a mini bus, they take you to each of the areas up the rock you want to see monkeys, st michaels cave & world war II tunnells etc, they park up, let you walk around for 20 minutes and then take you onto the next place. It is the same cost of the cable car but much less walking and the tour guide was very knowledgable. Tourists seem to think they are there to rip you off, but they are not, we personally felt this was the best way to view the rock and it's sites, they do not take any money from you until the end to prove they are not con artists and do wait for you at each stop.


Provider: Independent Operator

Sue666

1 review

Not for passengers who are nervous of heights, monkeys or other peoples driving! It was an experience, but one I will not be repeating with small children.


Provider: Independent Operator

Cruiserunner

1 review

Really the best way of experiencing the rock. Get a tour taxi from the city center. It gives you the opportunity to see all the sights without the specific walking around on the narrow roads that would happen if you took the cable car. It was a nice experience to see the monkeys and they were not at all aggresive despite all the warnings thereof. One actually jumped on to the shoulder to my daughter.


Provider: Independent Operator

Milton72

1 review

Fabulous


Provider: Independent Operator

Voyage2013

1 review

Interesting to see but not to stay for a holiday.

Provider: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

bobzahlmann@gmail.com

2 reviews

We were not impressed with Gibraltar. Rock has significant history and was interesting to see. Tour took us to a hotel for Tapas lunch the tapas had been sitting on the table for a long time prior to our being seated.


Provider: Celebrity Cruises

TrudeDC

1 review

Guide excellent. Went up the cable car to rock. Enjoyed the caves and tunnels too.

Provider: P&O Cruises

rubysue

9 reviews

Gibraltar was substituted for Casablanca during our cruise. We booked a ship excursion that gave us an overview of Gibraltar, including Europa Point, St. Michael's cave, the Barbary Macaques, and an overview of the city. Our tour guide made this tour better than most Oceania tours we have booked because of his sense of humor.

Provider: Oceania Cruises

Scottish Cruiser

1 review

We spent our honeymoon in Gibraltar and it was good to re-acquaint ourselves with it. The children enjoyed the monkeys! We took a ship tour here and it was good value.

Provider: Royal Caribbean International

nelly55

1 review

Saw all the main sites and the apes and the coach driver doubled as an excellent guide.

Provider: Royal Caribbean International

Stephen Tompkins

1 review

Glad we've been, wouldn't worry about going again

Provider: P&O Cruises

SoCalTraveler

5 reviews

Do not miss this. Take a private tour or use a cab as they can get higher. The apes will jump on you and your car. You can see Africa. Did I mention the apes?

Provider: Independent Operator

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