Shore Excursions In Gibraltar

Shore Excursions In Gibraltar

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

The family shore excursion is one of the most exciting and enjoyable parts of a holiday abroad. From boat trips around secluded islands to dolphin spotting while parasailing, tour operators host a variety of extras for families looking to get the most out of their surroundings. Apart from providing a great sense of culture for young children, shore excursions are most popular with cruise liners. Sometimes, an all-inclusive tour of the oceans isn’t enough, and passengers look to take a break from their cabins, exploring the local islands.

Gibraltar is famous for its fantastic shore excursions, and people travel from all over the world to get a glimpse of the beautiful island’s culture and landscape. Ruled by the British as an overseas territory, Gibraltar is located in the Mediterranean Sea near the southern end of the Iberian Peninsula. Home to over 30,000 people, the island holds a number of tourist hot spots, including the Rock of Gibraltar, the Great Siege Tunnels and the Trafalgar Cemetery.

There is a huge variety of things to see when taking a shore excursion to Gibraltar, so take a look at our speciality list and see if you’re turned by this magical island.

English Tea On The Shore

Relaxing in Gibraltar has never been easier than a cup of tea in one hand, and a scone in the other. As you sit on the runway that stands between Spain and this specular colony, you can take in the breath-taking views of the 12-mile North African Coast, as well as the famous straits of Gibraltar. The excursion also includes a trip to the world-renowned Caleta Hotel, where you can savour the live music, elegant cocktails and a scrumptious selection of nibbles and sandwiches.

The Gibraltar Bike Tour

From red post boxes to gastro-pubs, the Gibraltar bike tour will take you past many aspects of British life on this wonderful island. If you’re looking for an historical taste of Gibraltar however, then the bike tour also features a long list of surprises, including the lush botanic gardens of La Alameda, Europa Point, the Shrine of Our Lady Of Europe, and of course the wonderful view of the North African Coast.

Estrecho de Gibraltar (HDR)
Gibraltar shore excursionsChodaboy / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND

The tour will also take you riding into Spain, where you will cycle along the seafront past La Linea de la Concepcion, and finally arriving at Linea’s Livante Beach. After a short rest and a bite to eat, you’ll head back along the sands towards Gibraltar.

The World War 2 Tunnels

This may be one of the shorter Gibraltar excursions, however if you’re looking for a bit of educational history, then the World War 2 Tunnel tour certainly won’t disappoint. Apart from having an expert guide on hand to describe what you’re actually seeing, the tour provides an excellent introduction into the island’s history. From the Trinity Lighthouse to Europa Point, there are a number of photo opportunity stop points, and if you want a bit of sea air, the entire walk looks out onto the Atlantic Ocean.