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  • The tour we took of the Rock
    The tour we took of the Rock
    by Ekaterinburg
  • Dolphin safari
    Dolphin safari
    by daarth
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    Dolphin safari
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    Trinity Lighthouse.

    by draguza Written Jul 2, 2013

    At Europa Point you will also find the Trinity Lighthouse. It was built around 1838, instructed by the Governor of Gibraltar, Alexander Woodford. The lighthouse opened in 1841. A crowd of more than 2000 people gathered to see the lighthouse begin operation.

    It was called trinity Lighthouse beacuse Trinity House was employed to manage it.

    The lighthouse stands around 50 metres above the sea and the light can be seen more than 27 km away. In 1894 improvements in the lighting were made and a fog horn was added later. It is the only Trinity lighthouse located outside the UK.

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    Dolphin safari

    by daarth Updated Jan 23, 2012

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    At the marina, you can catch a dolphin safari. This is a must if you have the time. the chances of seeing them are good, and we were not disappointed. The price was last I check £20 for adults and £15 for children under 12 years. It may be wise to call ahead and make reservations.

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    Dolphin viewing

    by johnaalex Written Sep 18, 2011
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    The most famous animals in Gib are without doubt the apes, but the warm waters of the bay are rich feeding grounds for a good number of dolphins. Tours last about 90 minutes and you are almost bound to see some of these wonderful creatures.

    If you are making the trip from Spain I strongly suggest you park your car in La Linea and walk across the border. It can easily take well over an hour to drive across!

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  • Wildlife Park

    by charleywalker Updated Apr 4, 2011
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    The Alameda Wildlife Park started in 1994 as a collection of parrots, land tortoises and monkeys all confiscated from illegal traders who were passing through Gibraltar. The local Customs authorities handed these animals to G.O.N.H.S., (Gibraltar Ornithological and Natural History Society), who did their best to help.
    At first there weren’t ideal enclosures to house them all but, with help from G.O.N.H.S. volunteers and with the permission of Wildlife (Gibraltar) Ltd, a number of cages were built at the Alameda Gardens.
    Soon there was concern about not being able to take care of future confiscated animals through lack of space, so, what used to be the Alameda Miniature Golf park was cleared up after many years of neglect and modified into a small conservation park, again, through volunteer help.
    Although the main purpose of the Wildlife Park was to house confiscated animals, it became apparent that, if finished properly, it could also be open to the public to make people aware not only about illegal animal trade but also about local wildlife conservation. So this park also became important for the care of species that are considered for future re-introduction to the Gibraltar Nature Reserve, like for instance, the red fox or the raven.
    The opening to the public also meant that any income from entrance fees would all go towards the care of these animals, that is, food, medicine and building materials for enclosures.
    Lack of funding has meant that most of the cages and plant beds have been done by a few dedicated volunteers
    With dedication and help from volunteers and sponsors, we can help these animals live a full interesting life and also help our local wildlife.
    Why not visit us and see how far we have progressed!

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    Dolphin Adventure

    by sugarpuff Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    "Dolphin Adventure is simply the best way to see Gibraltar's dolphins, wild and free. Let us take you on an adventure into the world of these enchanting animals. Gibraltar is famous, the world over, for its ever present dolphin population, with transient dolphins visiting the bay for food, shelter and to breed in their hundreds. Your Dolphin Adventure captain and crew know best, through years of experience, these dolphins' habits and favourite playgrounds!

    10 Good Reasons to Choose Dolphin Adventure

    * 360 degrees frontline viewing guaranteed for everyone
    * Experienced, professional, qualified crew
    * Maximum of 12 passengers - no over crowding
    * Sun, shade and shelter
    * Live commentary
    * Toilet facilities and refreshments on board
    * Fully licensed by the Gibraltar Government
    * Friendly personal service
    * We respect dolphins and their environment
    * Our business is your pleasure

    With regular departures from Gibraltar's finest marina, Marina Bay, you can relax and soak up the Meditteranean atmosphere in the comfort of one of the many fine bars and restaurants that line the waterfront, before or after your trip"

    Taken from a leaflet I picked up when I was last home

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    Between a rock and a hard place

    by Ekaterinburg Written Aug 29, 2010

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    The tour we took of the Rock

    This is how you feel when you arrive here and are bombarded with offers of 'Rock Tours. The rock is preferable to the hard place and as I mentioned in the intro , well worth seeing. As one of our party was nervous about taking the cable car, we opted for one of the mini-bus tours. The one we chose was selected on basis of convenience, price and friendliness of the tout. The tout who also turned out to be the guide/driver was what we would call 'a bit of a chancer' in Ireland' and gave a somewhat biased but amusing overview of Gibralter. The minibus was small with just three rows of seats so we all got a good view on ascent and descent. Stops were made during the ascent to let people take photos and the first stop proper was to see some of the local apes at close quarters. Here our friend brought the phrase 'performing monkey' to whole new heights and encouraged his little flock of happy tourists to have their photo taken with apes on their heads. Later we visited the war tunnels and the spectacular caves, so all in all this tour was good value and did exactly what it said on the package.

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    Two Hour Bus Tour Of The Rock

    by Mikebb Updated Aug 18, 2009

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    Our 2 hour tour just touched the surface of Gibraltar. History abounds and goes back over a thousand years before the Moors took control. The British have been in control for several hundred years and the landscape is dominated by their naval activities.

    Bland Travel was the operator of our tour and the bus driver was also our guide. He gave an excellent commentary and the bus stopped at the major sites giving us plenty of time for photos.

    We stopped at St. Michael's Cave for 30 minutes, entrance to the cave was included and well worth making the effort. For those who did not wish to enter the cave there were brilliant photo opportunities of the town and harbour as we were half way up the "Rock".

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    Gibraltar Royal Airforce Base

    by keeweechic Written May 4, 2009

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    The British Armed Forces are stationed in Gibraltar. The official name is the Gibraltar British Forces. The territory has become a primary training area because of the terrain and climate. Many ships with their units use Gibraltar as a transitory stop for R & R.

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    Firing Down Canon

    by keeweechic Written May 1, 2009

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    This strange angled set up of a canon can be found in Casemates Square.
    The inscription says “Much difficulty was experienced during the Great Siege in firing down onto the Spanish works on the Isthmus. Lieut Koehler invented this depressing carriage which was mounted at Princess Royal Battery in February 1782 after experiments in the presence of General Elliott”.

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    The Original Dolphin Safari

    by sugarpuff Updated Feb 22, 2009

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    "Spacious, modern, strong, fast, stable, gentle, secure, comfortable. to go further and quicker to the Straits! Full commentary on-board about dolphins' behaviour and habits.

    * 35 years of dolphin show!
    * Limited number of passengers (like a private boat)
    * Extravagantly better and more fun!

    ATTENTION - IMPORTANT

    In La Linea, on the Spanish side of the border, you may see signs for "Dolphin Safari" which is nothing to do with us but a different operation who decided to call themselves the same name as us for some reason (probably because of our excellent reputation for over 35 years). It obviously causes confusion...so. make sure that you are heading to cross the frontier and actually enter Gibraltar where we are and don't get hijacked by anybody! Our boat is called 'Goldfin'.

    Our brand new 40 foot twin engined power launch, especially designed for the job - watch dolphins or whales with enjoyment- It's the absolute tops in terms of efficiency, fun and excitement as we cruise off to find our friends as quickly as we need thus giving maximum dolphin or whale watching time, contrary to others so slow that even the underwater glass viewing concept is a source of disappointment.

    If you wanted to come with us and an agent has booked you with another company ASK for your money back as they have sold you a product you didn't want. We are not a tourist trap of a large quantity turnover but an eco-system friendly type personal experience wanting better quality of fun and offering you the new and very latest"

    Taken from a leaflet I picked up when last home.

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    Cadiz Excursion

    by sugarpuff Updated Feb 22, 2009

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    Picked up from a travel agency when last in Gibraltar.

    Thursday - CADIZ

    Pick up time from your hotel is at 08:30, returning to Gibraltar at around 18:30. Please don't forget to bring your passport and remember that the local currency in Spain is Euros.

    You will be driven by our experienced driver/guide on a comfortable air-conditioned coach to visit one of Southern Spain's most important cities, Cadiz, enjoying a relaxing and scenic drive all the way along the southern coast named "Costa de la Luz". There will be a 30 minute comfort stop en route at a typical Spanish venta situated at the foot of a spectacular white wash town called "Vejer de la Frontera".

    After the comfort stop, we continue our journey towards Cadiz, where you will be driven all the way around the old and new districts to admire its entire beauty. At the heart of this magnificent city you will be given free time for lunch at any of its typical Spanish restaurants and shopping at your leisure, whilst wandering around the stunning streets to become enthralled with its elegance and beauty.

    At 15:30 we will return to the coach and make our way back to Gibraltar, stopping for a comfort stop along the way, returning to your hotel at around 18:30.

    Adult: 17.00 pounds
    Child: 12.00 pounds

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    The White Towns Trail Excursion

    by sugarpuff Written Feb 22, 2009

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    Picked up from a travel agency the last time I was in Gib

    Sunday - THE WHITE TOWNS TRAIL

    Pick up time from your hotel is at 10:00hrs, returning to Gibraltar at around 18:30hrs. Please do not forget to bring your passport and remember that the local currency in Spain is Euros.

    You will be driven by our experienced driver/guide on a comfortable air-conditioned coach to visit the emblematic white towns around the Andalusian region, known as the 'white towns trail'. A beautiful and relaxing country outing.

    When departing Gibraltar, our journey will commence as we head towards the white wash town of 'Los Barrios', passing this small but quaint little white town while observing its beautiful facades and wonderful scenery. After leaving Los Barrios we head straight towards the white town of 'Alcala de los Gazules', passing by the popular Acorn route, 'La Ruta de los Alcornocales' which is one of the largest Nature Parks in Andalusia. After arriving at Alcala, we will stop for one hour to give you time to walk around its small and narrow streets, maybe visit its tower situated at the top of the mountain where the views are spectacular and possibly do a bit of shopping along the way.

    After this stop we board our coach and continue to drive along the Acorn Route towards the lovely white town of 'Medina Sidonia' where we will have free time for lunch at your leisure. After lunch you can visit its nunnery and explore its narrow streets while taking in the lovely facades and cast iron balconies that Medina offers. After this stop, we continue our journey towards another spectacular town called 'Arcos de la Frontera', passing through another white wash town along the way called 'Paterna de Rivera' as we head towards a beautiful lake called 'Bornos' where we will have a 30min comfort stop.

    After this stop we then board our coach and make the return journey back to Gibraltar, arriving at your hotel not later than 18:30hrs.

    Adult: 18.50 pounds
    Child: 14.00 pounds

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    Estepona and Marmalade Run Excursion

    by sugarpuff Written Feb 22, 2009

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    Picked up from a travel agency the last time I was in Gib

    Sunday - ESTEPONA and MARMALADE RUN

    Pick up time from your hotel is at 09:00hrs, returning to Gibraltar at around 18:00hrs. Please do not forget to bring your passport and remember that the local currency in Spain is Euros.

    You will be driven by our experienced driver/guide on a comfortable air-conditioned coach to visit the elegant town of Estepona, stopping at its port where every Sunday there is a flea market, giving you time to browse around the marina and maybe do a little shopping along the way.

    After the port and market visit we will then return back to the coach where we will drive around Estepona, taking in all the magnificent views, continuing to drive onwards towards a small town called "San Martin Del Tesorillo", where we will stop, giving you free time for lunch, at a very quaint and traditional Spanish restaurant.

    After lunch, we will then embark on the climax of this tour, the very popular Marmalade Run, a memorable scenic route through seemingly endless rows of both orange and lemon groves, making this very relaxing drive one to certainly remember.

    After the drive we then return back to Gibraltar, arriving at your hotel around 18:00hrs.

    Adult: 15.00 pounds
    Child: 10.50 pounds

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    Jerez de la Frontera

    by sugarpuff Written Feb 22, 2009

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    Picked up from a travel agency the last time I was in Gib

    Saturday - JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA

    Pick up time from your hotel is at 07:15hrs, returning to Gibraltar at around 19:00hrs. Please do not forget to bring your passport and remember that the local currency in Spain is Euros.

    You will be driven by our experienced driver/guide on a comfortable air-conditioned coach to visit the beautiful town of Jerez de la Frontera, stopping en route for a 20min comfort stop at a very elegant Spanish venta.

    Upon arriving at Jerez de la Frontera, the first stop will be at the very popular Andalusian Horse Show, where at 11:00 there is an exhibition relating to the breeding of the Andalusian thoroughbreds and at 12:00 the magnificent show begins, giving you the opportunity to watch these noble animals in their full glory. After the show we then return back to the coach and drive to our next destination, one of the very popular bodegas in Jerez called "Harvey's", where you will have the opportunity of touring the inside of the bodega to learn everything about its production and later taste some of its smooth and rich sherry's from the bodega produce.

    After the bodega tour we will then drive to the heart of the city where you will be given free time to have lunch at your leisure.

    At 16:30hrs we will depart Jerez de la Frontera and make our way back to Gibraltar, stopping en route for a 20min comfort stop, arriving at your hotel around 19:00hrs.

    Adults: 30.00 pounds
    Child: 25.00 pounds

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    Tarifa (half day) Excursion

    by sugarpuff Updated Feb 22, 2009

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    Picked up from a travel agency the last time I was in Gib

    Friday - TARIFA

    Pick up time from your hotel is at 10:00hrs, returning to Gib at around 15:00hrs. Please do not forget to bring your passport and remember that the local currency in Spain is Euros.

    You will be driven by our experienced driver/guide on a comfortable air-conditioned coach to visit the beautiful town of Tarifa.

    Explore the most southernmost point of Europe and stroll along its magnificent streets. Discover this ancient fishing village overwhelmed with its true Muslim fortifications and architecture that have remained untouched throughout the centuries.

    Tarifa has been dubbed "the windsurfing capital of Europe" and this sport is practiced all year round. The views of North Africa are truly excellent from any of its panoramic viewpoints.

    Upon arriving at Tarifa you will have free time for lunch at your leisure at any of its numerous restaurants. Shops close at 13:00 so you have ample time to browse around and possibly do some shopping along the way.

    At 14:00hrs we will return back to the coach and make our way back to Gibraltar, returning at your hotel around 15:00hrs.

    Adults: 10.50 pounds
    Child: 7.50 pounds

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