The Main Sights and Main Street
Seven hundred years after the birth of Christ, the Arab leader Tarik-Ibn-Zeyad conquered the Rock and named it Jebel-Tarik (Tarik's mountain). An important military and naval base, it changed hands many times during the following eight centuries of Arab occupation in Spain. In the early part of the fourteenth century Spanish forces occupied Gibraltar for twenty-four years; but in 1333 it reverted to Moorish control after a bloody eighteen week siege. The Rock did not finally become Spanish until 1462 when the Duke of Medina Sidonia recaptured it. The eighteenth century saw another change of ownership. In July 1704, as he lay off Tetuan with a large combined fleet of British and Dutch warships, Admiral Sir George Rooke saw an opportunity to capture the Rock. The city fathers initially refused Rooke's call to surrender but 15, 000 rounds of shot and shell and landings by British marines and sailors persuaded them otherwise.
First Pillars of Hercules. There at the Pillars you will enjoy the views of North Africa. You will see where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Mediterranean Sea, being the only entrance to the Mediterranean. The next stop is St Michaels Cave. This is an amazing, natural, phenomenon which sees thousands of visitors a year wandering through its huge caverns with a few steps and easy access. Next we will go to the top of the Rock where you will see breathtaking views of Gibraltar. Here we will have an interaction with our famous apes. From there we will drive to the north side of the Rock to visit the Great Siege Tunnels, something not to be missed. This site explains a lot of the history of Gibraltar under siege. Next the Moorish Castle the construction of which was commenced in the 8th century AD (possibly AD 711)Then we will give you free time approx 1hrs to 1. 30hrs. We then drive down through the old town Towards the 100 tonne Gun. Then Europe point. 360 degree round the rock and over airport
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Only in Gibraltar ,Cruise Terminal. Border with Spain, Hotel, Gibraltar Airport, or any other place pre-arranged only in Gibraltar.
End location: Where ever you wish. If you're also interested in visiting Main Street and town I can supply you with a map and a guideline of what to visit in the pedestrian's areas and the best way to get back to your destination.
Duration: 4 hours 30 min.
Transportation Method: My vehicles is an 8 seater/passenger minivan, air conditioned and in superb condition. Mercedes Benz Vito.
Tours are given in 9 different languages, English and Spanish which I speak. My vehicle is equipped with a multimedia system offering the Tour in French, German, Polish, Dutch, Italian, Portuguese and Czech
My services as a professional, knowledgeable local guide/driver.
In a VIP air conditioned luxury Mercedes Benz Vito.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
13 GBP - In Gibraltar you would need to bring along at least the £13.00 pounds GBP per person to cover the admission tickets for all the sights
Drinks,snacks,souvenirs etc is at the clients own expense
In Gibraltar we use pounds GBP But Euros is also accepted
One admission ticket per person of £13.00 pounds GBP for all sites.
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