In our full day Gibraltar sightseeing tour you will learn about its interesting history and the blend of British and Spanish culture. Gibraltar is located at the southern tip of the Iberian Peninsula and it is recognised historically as the southernmost point of Europe. We will pick you up at Gibraltar’s port and take you to visit the main attractions with an official tour guide. We also offer this full day Gibraltar sightseeing tour with pick-up and drop-off from Seville (2.5h drive) or Málaga (2h drive).
First, we will go to the Europa Point to look out across the Strait of Gibraltar from where on a clear day you may be able to see the coast of Morocco. According to mythology, Heracles put up two columns and one is The Rock of Gibraltar that guards the passage between the Mediterranean and the Atlantic. Another point of interest is St. Michael’s Cave, a prehistoric cave with stalagmites hanging from the rock ceiling above that has a theater-style seating. Continuing to the Great Siege Tunnels we will learn about the impressive defence system in the upper rock that was commissioned during the war of American Independence, when France and Spain coordinated an attempt to recapture the Rock from the British in Gibraltar’s 14th Siege (known as the Great Siege). They have incredible views through the gun turrets. After, we will visit Trafalgar Cemetery which lies at the edge of Gibraltar’s Old Town, to commemorate the Battle of Trafalgar.
Airplane Spotting is a popular activity in Gibraltar, due to its unusual runway that crosses a main road that must be closed for every take-off and landing of an aircraft. Pedestrians and wheelchair riders are also allowed to cross the runway.
We will walk along the Main Street and along Casemate’s Square, the city’s largest public square that was once the site of public executions. There are many bars and restaurants around, so we will do a lunch break to taste the typical food. Curiously, the gastronomy is not only a mix of Spanish and British, but also northern Italian cuisine has a strong influence in Gibraltar and most of its typical food is from there. In this area we will also find the Cathedral of St. Mary the Crowned, established in 1492 while Gibraltar was under Spanish rule. Nowadays, it is the seat of the Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Gibraltar.
We will also discover the Marina Bay, a seaside walk lined with restaurants and a casino, before ending the tour at the cruise port (or to drive back to mainland Spain).
This tour does not require a high amount of walking or wheeling, and it can also be completely tailor-made based on each persons preferences. The itinerary also avoids steps and it follows a mostly flat path along the tour. Our adaptad vehicles are allowed to drive to the road that drives up to the rock of Gibraltar. During the visit to St. Michael’s Cave there’s a lift to access the auditorium, but the cave is not wheelchair accessible. Most of the tunnels of the Great Siege are wheelchair accessible. The entrance to Trafalgar Cemetery from the street is a bit steep, so manual chair users may need assistance in safely rolling down and once inside, it has narrow pathways, paved with stone and cement. Some of the pavements around the Marina are made of cobblestone, but the docks themselves are constructed of wood. The Cathedral of St. Mary the Crowned’s main sanctuary and chapel are both wheelchair accessible.
Meeting point: Cruise port pick-up or other
Starting time: Flexible
Duration: 4 Hours
Return: We recommend allowing time for a lunch break to sample typical local cuisine and wine at one of our suggested restaurants, equipped with an adapted toilet.
Optional door-to-door accessible transportation can be arranged from Seville or Málaga (Extra cost).
No penalty if cancelling at least 14 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure
50 percent fee if you cancel between 7 and 14 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure
100 percent fee if you cancel within 7 day(s) of the scheduled departure