The Rock of Gibraltar

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by Dundee Scotty on February 25, 2004

Our first trip to Gibraltar was a one-day bus trip and although we thorough enjoyed it, we didn't have nearly enough time to see everything. From the arrival at the Spanish/Gibraltar border, where all passports are checked, to the top of the rock, it was all great.

The short journey across the runway, which runs between the border and the town of Gibraltar, is quite spectacular and exciting, especially if you have to stop to let a plane land or if you have to hurry to get to the other side when the warning sounds. We took the cable car up to the top of the rock and the views are fabulous – you can see Spain, Africa, the Straits, all the ships; it’s quite surreal. We then walked down to the Apes Den and there I fell in love with all the apes -- they tell you not to feed them, but everyone does. Just be careful of your sunglasses and sun hats -- they make off with them in a flash, never to be seen again. I could have stayed there all day just watching the antics of the apes and their babies. Then it was down into town to do a bit of shopping -- everything is so cheap.

Then we went back to the bus, which was waiting at the harbour, for the journey home. We booked the tour through Club Calahonda and were picked up at the resort and returned to the resort at the end of the trip.

Rock of Gibraltar (Top of the Rock)

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