Gibraltar Rock of Gibraltar Excursion Reviews

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.
Driver was great.
Driver was great. He kept up a running commentary on everything as we went along. We got to see the Barbary apes and at one point one of them jumped on the wing mirror of the bus an the driver gave it a drink of water. I got the ... Read More
Driver was great. He kept up a running commentary on everything as we went along. We got to see the Barbary apes and at one point one of them jumped on the wing mirror of the bus an the driver gave it a drink of water. I got the impression they know him because he's a regular. I wouldn't recommend just anyone doing that. They keep warning people not to feed the monkeys. The view from the top was spectacular. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Nice excursion but the driver was quite rude with a few of the guests who were a few minutes late ...
Nice excursion but the driver was quite rude with a few of the guests who were a few minutes late getting back on the coach (which arrived back at the ship 30 minutes early).
Nice excursion but the driver was quite rude with a few of the guests who were a few minutes late getting back on the coach (which arrived back at the ship 30 minutes early). Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
I really enjoyed this.
I really enjoyed this. The monkeys were a pleasant surprise. It was a good day.
I really enjoyed this. The monkeys were a pleasant surprise. It was a good day. Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Because we were only in Gibraltar for 6 hours we decided to do a cruise tour.
Because we were only in Gibraltar for 6 hours we decided to do a cruise tour. It was very good and the Guide named Valerie was first class We could understand every word she spoke which is not always the case. Loved Gibraltar just ... Read More
Because we were only in Gibraltar for 6 hours we decided to do a cruise tour. It was very good and the Guide named Valerie was first class We could understand every word she spoke which is not always the case. Loved Gibraltar just disappointed we were only there 6 hours Read Less
Sail Date May 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises
We enjoyed seeing the rock and Europa point.
We enjoyed seeing the rock and Europa point. We liked that the tour buses were minibusses - much smaller and intimate. Plus we had hours to wander around in the afternoon.
We enjoyed seeing the rock and Europa point. We liked that the tour buses were minibusses - much smaller and intimate. Plus we had hours to wander around in the afternoon. Read Less
Sail Date April 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Cruise & Maritime Voyages
Went to the Rock, got to explore the natural caves, drove by the entrance to the world war 2 ...
Went to the Rock, got to explore the natural caves, drove by the entrance to the world war 2 entrance to the caves, stopped to see the view and the Barbary apes.
Went to the Rock, got to explore the natural caves, drove by the entrance to the world war 2 entrance to the caves, stopped to see the view and the Barbary apes. Read Less
Sail Date April 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We went with Rock tours put together by another cruise critic member.
We went with Rock tours put together by another cruise critic member. We had a nice van for 8 . We saw the caves, th fort and the famous apes. It was great! We got off in town and had lunch but were not as impressed with the town so paid 3 ... Read More
We went with Rock tours put together by another cruise critic member. We had a nice van for 8 . We saw the caves, th fort and the famous apes. It was great! We got off in town and had lunch but were not as impressed with the town so paid 3 Euros to go,back to the ship. Read Less
Sail Date October 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
It was very foggy and couldn't see much from the top.
It was very foggy and couldn't see much from the top. Recommend going later in the day when it clears.
It was very foggy and couldn't see much from the top. Recommend going later in the day when it clears. Read Less
Sail Date August 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Brilliant tour guide on this one, passionate and very knowledgeable.
Brilliant tour guide on this one, passionate and very knowledgeable. A fascinating tour which incorporated a cable car ride to the top of the rock.
Brilliant tour guide on this one, passionate and very knowledgeable. A fascinating tour which incorporated a cable car ride to the top of the rock. Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Nice ride up and in caves and lovely seeing the monkeys.
Nice ride up and in caves and lovely seeing the monkeys.
Nice ride up and in caves and lovely seeing the monkeys. Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises
Enjoyed visiting the caves.
Enjoyed visiting the caves. Had a great time with the apes.
Enjoyed visiting the caves. Had a great time with the apes. Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises
Taxi excursion that was available at bottom of the rock, 35euro for an hour with 4 stops including ...
Taxi excursion that was available at bottom of the rock, 35euro for an hour with 4 stops including apes on the rock, taxi men were great and had a lot of knowledge of rock n apes, very friendly, tour was over an hour but they didn’t seem ... Read More
Taxi excursion that was available at bottom of the rock, 35euro for an hour with 4 stops including apes on the rock, taxi men were great and had a lot of knowledge of rock n apes, very friendly, tour was over an hour but they didn’t seem to mind or hurry you in any way Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Loved the explanation about the history and importance of Gibraltar.
Loved the explanation about the history and importance of Gibraltar. Loved the monkeys. St.Michael's cave is out of this world. The siege caves are unbelievable.
Loved the explanation about the history and importance of Gibraltar. Loved the monkeys. St.Michael's cave is out of this world. The siege caves are unbelievable. Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
It took a while to get us organised to get of the boat which was frustrating when we had been at ...
It took a while to get us organised to get of the boat which was frustrating when we had been at sea for two days we were just wanting of the boat, that is why I out 4 out of 5. However, the trip itself was excellent. Got a taxi went to a ... Read More
It took a while to get us organised to get of the boat which was frustrating when we had been at sea for two days we were just wanting of the boat, that is why I out 4 out of 5. However, the trip itself was excellent. Got a taxi went to a few view points before the rock, we really enjoyed seeing all the monkeys on the rock. Some people got the chance to hold them if they wanted to. We also went in the caves. Was good value for money. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
A brilliant tour with a local guide, we went to lookouts, into St Michaels cave and the siege ...
A brilliant tour with a local guide, we went to lookouts, into St Michaels cave and the siege tunnels and fed the apes peanuts. £27 including entry fees for 2 hours, was good value.
A brilliant tour with a local guide, we went to lookouts, into St Michaels cave and the siege tunnels and fed the apes peanuts. £27 including entry fees for 2 hours, was good value. Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises
Awesome and very informative.
Awesome and very informative. The tour guide was very well informed and the history of the area is really amazing. SO much to see!
Awesome and very informative. The tour guide was very well informed and the history of the area is really amazing. SO much to see! Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
we took the local bus #3 to the cable car.
we took the local bus #3 to the cable car. The bus stop is walking distance from the port, passing the statue with passengers & luggage. Bus #10 also goes there. Bus fare can be bought in Euros or Pounds inside the bus and it a day ... Read More
we took the local bus #3 to the cable car. The bus stop is walking distance from the port, passing the statue with passengers & luggage. Bus #10 also goes there. Bus fare can be bought in Euros or Pounds inside the bus and it a day ticket costs very little. Outside the terminal plenty of taxis offer a service to drive you up/down and there is also a tour agent selling the transfer in minivans including entrance to the cable car. We pre-booked cable car tickets online so we had a quicker access to the top and have priority of other clients with no pre-booking and the local bus was quick & easy. Cable car service will be upgraded in 2020 and services improved. Now persons with mobility challenges need to walk now certain steps/staircases before entering or exiting the actual cable car. Once arrived on the top within 6 minutes, views are great. Stay inside the little restaurant (glass building) if you decide to eat or drink, otherwise the monkeys will jump at you and take it away in a flash. We saw two persons being attacked and it was not funny. The bus stop to return back is across the parking lot and walk underneath the little bridge/tunnel. Duty free shops in the terminal were great value and compared to other airport or ships duty free prices about 25% lower! If you like to walk, walk to town and cable car: it is about 25 minutes’ walk and expect some height difference during your walk. Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Got to see all the main sights in a small group of 8 on our private tour.
Got to see all the main sights in a small group of 8 on our private tour.
Got to see all the main sights in a small group of 8 on our private tour. Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Excellent tour.
Excellent tour. We rode the cable car up to the top, took a stroll on the rock and saw St Michael's Cave, Great Siege Tunnels and apes den. Totally recommend this trip.
Excellent tour. We rode the cable car up to the top, took a stroll on the rock and saw St Michael's Cave, Great Siege Tunnels and apes den. Totally recommend this trip. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
we took the Rock excursion by taxi - it was great ..
we took the Rock excursion by taxi - it was great .. tour guide was pleasant and informative... saw many apes.
we took the Rock excursion by taxi - it was great .. tour guide was pleasant and informative... saw many apes. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
average guide and transport
average guide and transport
average guide and transport Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Silversea Cruises
Well worth the time and money with a small group tour of 8.
Well worth the time and money with a small group tour of 8. All of the places were included in one 1/2 day excursion.
Well worth the time and money with a small group tour of 8. All of the places were included in one 1/2 day excursion. Read Less
Sail Date October 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
This was a great tour.
This was a great tour. We saw the monkeys, the cave and the tunnels. It was well run and very interesting
This was a great tour. We saw the monkeys, the cave and the tunnels. It was well run and very interesting Read Less
Sail Date October 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
One of the best excursions.
One of the best excursions. Go up to the top and meet the apes and see the incredible views.
One of the best excursions. Go up to the top and meet the apes and see the incredible views. Read Less
Sail Date October 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises