Giro turistico, Kultur, Packed lunch
At the furthest point of the Iberian peninsula lies Gibraltar, an overseas territory of the United Kingdom, rich in colonial history and natural wonders.
What we will see
- Torremolinos, Fuengirola and Marbella
- Línea de la Concepción
- Baia dei Catalani
- Punta de Europa
- St. Michael's Cave
- Barbary Monkeys
- Moorish Castle
- Main Street
What we will do
- From Malaga we will head for the tourist resorts of Torremolinos, Fuengirola and Marbella, before reaching the Cadiz province, where we will visit the Línea de la Concepción, the city that borders Gibraltar.
- Once across the border, we will leave the coach and board a minibus, the ideal way to admire the enchanting views, as described by the audio guide.
- We initially head north, before crossing the border between Spain and England behind Gibraltar airport.
- We continue on to Catalan Bay, or La Caleta, a traditional fishing village that apparently owes its name to the landing of the troops who arrived from Catalonia during the War of the Spanish Succession in the 18th century.
- We are enchanted by Gibraltar that extends all the way to the famous rock, a calcareous stone with reefs that jut out of the sea. Here we find Europa Point, the most southern tip of Gibraltar, where the Mediterranean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean. If it is a clear day, we can see the African coast and take some beautiful photos.
- We will have chance to visit St. Michael's Caves, natural caves used as a refuge by Neolithic inhabitants of the Rock, where we will admire the captivating scene created by the many stalagmites and stalactites. Before concluding our tour of Gibraltar, we will get to know the real stars of this land, the Barbary monkeys, the only examples still to be found in the wild today. We find them at the Moorish Castle, a fortress built in 1333. Legend has it that Gibraltar will remain English for as long as the monkeys remain on this land.
- Before returning to the car park and starting our return trip to Malaga port, we'll have chance to soak up the typical English atmosphere along Main Street, with its many shops and cafés.
What you need to know
- This excursion is not recommended for guests with mobility problems.
- For logistic reasons the visit in Gibilterra will take place on minibuses as roads are not accessible to standard Buses.
- This tour includes a basket lunch prepared by our ship staff.