Drive towards Europa Point. From here, the African continent is often visible. Proceed to the cable car station. Walk around the terraces & be introduced to the geography of this British colony. Refreshments or ice cream is available during your approx. 45-min stay. Browse the souvenir shop or stroll around the former anti-craft battery site. Regroup with guide & stride to St. Michael's Cave. Apes spring to mind when one mentions the Rock of Gibraltar. As you view the apes, be watchful. A drive through the old town will take you to Gibraltar Museum. Your tour ends, choice of exiting in town center or returning to the ship are completely yours. Please view description for complete details.
From the quayside, you'll drive towards the southernmost point of Gibraltar, Europa Point and the site of the only trinity lighthouse outside Great Britain. From this vantage point, the African continent is often visible. There you'll alight from your transport for photos and panoramic views of the busiest shipping lane in the world, the mingling of the Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean and the two continents.
Proceed to your next stop at the cable car base station. Modern technology does all the work as you are taken directly to the top station, perched at the very summit of the "The Rock." The top station is located on the site of an old gun emplacement last used during the World War II. There along with your guide, you will walk around the terraces and be introduced to the geography of this British colony. Refreshments or ice cream is available during your approximately 45-minute stay. You'll have time to browse in the souvenir shop or stroll around the former anti-craft battery site. Regroup with your guide and stride along the wooded path to St. Michael's Cave to admire what was a source of wonderment even in ancient times. To save time, you'll board a mini-bus and travel north to the next stop.
Apes spring to mind when one mentions the Rock of Gibraltar and that is your next stop. These tail-less monkeys (macaca sylvanus) are roaming free. As you view these creatures, be watchful; the apes have a penchant for handbags and purses, to say nothing of cameras and hats.
A drive through the old town will take you to the Gibraltar Museum, where entrance is included in your program. Opened on the site of the old Moorish Baths it will amaze you with the enormous amount of artifacts that are on display. Your tour ends and the choice of exiting in the busy town center or returning to the vessel are completely yours. Should you wish to remain in town you will be responsible in making your own way back to the ship.
Note: Guests must be able to walk approximately 1.5 miles over even surfaces with various inclines with approximately 60 to 70 steps. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. It is suggested that you do not approach, touch or feed the Barbary Apes.