Highlights of this tour
- The Pillars of Hercules
- St Michael’s Cave
- The Apes Den
- The Great Siege Tunnels
This rock tour in Gibraltar takes you to see the Pillars of Hercules, the St. Michael’s Cave, the Apes Den, and the Great Siege Tunnels. Your driver-guide picks you up at the cruise port and shows you these gems. Keep in mind that this is not a fully accessible tour.
Adapted transportation in Gibraltar does not allow 3-wheel scooters. In Gibraltar, we only have vehicles available with twin ramps. For this reason, we only provide this tour to people who can transfer into a standard car. The wheelchair or scooter can be stored in the trunk. This way, we assure the delivery of service and thus the tour.
You find the Pillars of Hercules on either side of the Strait of Gibraltar. Only one of these huge rocks stands in Gibraltar. The other one is in Morocco. The name Hercules refers to the mythological hero of the same name. The famous myth says he constructed the pillars after defeating the giant Geryon and stealing his cattle.
The Cave of Saint Michael is the most visited cave of the one hundred and fifty that you find in the Rock of Gibraltar. Nowadays, the cave serves as an auditorium because of its unique acoustics. During your visit, you experience a wonderful light and sound show in this auditorium. Sometimes the queues to enter the cave are long, but it is worth the wait.
The Rock of Gibraltar is the only place in Europe where Barbary macaques live in the wild. The question is not if you see monkeys during a visit to the Rock of Gibraltar, but how many you see. The monkeys are very used to people and behave pretty cheeky. Keep your food and drinks away from them. Carefree and untroubled, they steal from you while you try to open your backpack. However, if they notice there is nothing they can get, they leave you alone. The Apes Den you visit during this tour does not look like a cave at all. It is an open space where the monkeys made their home. From the Apes Den, you are treated on a stunning view.
The Great Siege Tunnels of Gibraltar are a must-see when visiting Gibraltar. It is one of the greatest attractions of the area. The Merchant Marines dug these tunnels between 1779 and 1783 to defend Gibraltar against the Spanish and the French. This defense system is one of the most ingenious ones constructed by man.
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