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Gibraltar and Bolonia Day Trip from Cádiz
"Gibraltar is a British overseas territory under United Kingdom administration but claimed by the Kingdom of Spain. Gibraltar macaque (also known as ""Barbary ape"") was probably introduced by the Arabs from North Africa and is the only wild primate that they usually are agglomerated in the area of the protected area of the Rock. A superstition holds that if the monkeys leave the Rock so will the British so they are maintained by the local government.Bolonia beach is considered one of the five most beautiful beaches in Spain its main attraction is its dune. With over 30 metres high and 200 metres wide the Bolonia's dune and stands out within the huge system of dunes to which it belongs. Located in the Bolonia Inlet
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Gibraltar and Bolonia Day Trip from Cádiz
"Gibraltar is a British overseas territory under United Kingdom administration but claimed by the Kingdom of Spain. Gibraltar macaque (also known as ""Barbary ape"") was probably introduced by the Arabs from North Africa and is the only wild primate that they usually are agglomerated in the area of the protected area of the Rock. A superstition holds that if the monkeys leave the Rock so will the British so they are maintained by the local government.Bolonia beach is considered one of the five most beautiful beaches in Spain its main attraction is its dune. With over 30 metres high and 200 metres wide the Bolonia's dune and stands out within the huge system of dunes to which it belongs. Located in the Bolonia Inlet
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Half-Day Private City Tour of Marbella and Puerto Banús
"You will be picked up from your hotel or place of your choice and taken on this private excursion of Marbella and Puerto Banús. You will then be able to enjoy and admire the great architecture and sights of Marbella and Puerto Banus as well as most important and well-known monuments. The itinerary will be organized to suit your needs.Some of the monuments sights and activities:Old Town (Barrio Alto and Barrio Nuevo) Plaza de los Naranjos Chapel of St. John of God - Marbella Royal Hospital of Mercy Historic extension (botanic garden) Marbella’s Golde much more... Your private official tour guide and private luxury vehicle with chauffeur are at your disposal during the tour to help you enjoy the areas to the fullest and to get the most out of your experience in Marbella and Puerto Banús. your guide and vehicle will take you back to your hotel or your place of choice."""Enjoy this completely personalized private 4-hour tour of Marbella and Puerto Banús and explore the most iconic monuments and sights. Get to know these areas with your own private official tour guide and private vehicle with chauffeur. The visited sites o
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Border Crossings Tips (23)

Going to Gibraltar by bus

First you have to go to the La Linea bus terminal, it does have left luggage facilities but somtimes no one is there, walk then over the border, about 400 meter and look for a number 10 double decker bus, every 15 minutes to the entrance off the old town.

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lotharscheer
Aug 15, 2016

From Spain to Gibraltar

It was a 15 minute walk from my hotel in Spain to the border with Gibraltar. As I walked there, I'd pass queues of car waiting to enter. As I was on foot I only had to flash my passport at the border guard to be allowed in or out.

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tim07
Oct 16, 2011

Crossing an airport runway

The airport runway is open at all times except obviously when a plane is landing or taking off. It only takes a couple of minutes to cross & you are perfectly safe as long as you stay inbetween the pedestrian white lines. I really enjoyed the unusual experience of working across a working runway.

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tim07
Oct 16, 2011

We walked in from Spain

With the lifting of the Spanish embargo on land-entry to Gibraltar on February 5, 1985, life for tourists became a little easier. In our case, after leaving our rental car on the Spanish side, we made the short walk to the border at about noon. There was a steady stream of people headed that way but it did not take long to get through Spanish Customs, just a cursory look at our passports and that was it.

We soon spotted a double-decker bus on the Gibraltar side, and their officials were even less formal regarding entry. We knew we were in the clear when we finally spotted a couple of policemen looking like British Bobbies. However, these officers were actually part of the 220-man Royal Gibraltar Police, which was formed in 1830 when the Crown Colony was declared and is the oldest Commonwealth nation police force outside of the British Isles. We realized that we did not really have enough time to see Gibraltar properly, but it was fun just to set foot in this historic colony anyway! Already we could see an old fortification of some sort sticking up along the lower slopes of 'The Rock'.

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Bwana_Brown
Oct 05, 2009
 
 
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Crossing an active runway was interesting!

Gibraltar was originally joined to the Spanish mainland by only a sandy isthmus but the outbreak of World War II made the need for an airport mandatory as far as the British were concerned. As a result, in 1939 they 'enhanced' the isthmus by extending it sufficiently to allow an emergency airfield to be built for military operations. Since then it has been expanded further into the Bay of Gibraltar despite the objections of the Spanish government, especially since they were still not happy with the British presence in Gibraltar itself. This 6000 foot (1829 m) runway is now able to serve commercial jet traffic (although low demand has resulted in only a limited number of flights) and the entire dispute with Spain has also abated in recent years.

Today, the only land-crossing into Gibraltar is controlled by gates that allow passage across the airstrip only when flights are not about to take-off or land. In our case, we had no problems entering Gibraltar but, on the return journey, a 3-engine private jet of some sort taxied across our route as it prepared to take off (3rd photo). This resulted in an alarm going off and the gates coming down to bar vehicles and pedestrians from the airstrip until the plane had made its turn and then roared down the entire length of the runway for take-off. It certainly was an interesting way to enter and exit a country!

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Bwana_Brown
Oct 04, 2009

How long is the queue??

As frontier queues can be far too long if you decide to bring your car into Gibraltar, there is a Frontier Queue Hotline with updated information on the delays from Gibraltar into Spain. The Hotline is updated every thirty minutes and is an answering machine recording in English. The number to call is from Gibraltar 20042777, The calls are charged at normal local rates. Just add 350 if calling from a Spanish network mobile phone.

GibJoe
Apr 23, 2009

Visas and Passports

The following information, whilst correct at time of inclusion, must not be relied upon wholly when checking for visa and passport guidelines prior to booking your trip. I urge you to check with the visa office of the country you intend to visit for up to date information.

(a)Albania, Algeria, Angola
Bahrain, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi,
Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, China (PR), CIS, Comoros Islands, Congo (Rep. Of) Cote d'Ivoire, Cuba,
Djibouti, Dominican republic,
Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia,
Fiji, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia,
Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana,
Haiti,
India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq,
Jordan,
Kenya, Korea (DPR) Kuwait,
Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya,
Madagascar, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria,
Oman,
Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines,
Qatar,
Romania, Rwanda,
Sao Tome e Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Slovak Republic, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Surinam, Syria,
Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey,
Uganda, United Arab Emirates,
Vietnam,
Yemen, Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro),
Zambia and holders of passports endorsed 'Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus' (contact the Southern European Department at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office for latest information);
(b) persons who hold passports or travel documents issued by the former soviet Union or by the territories formerly comprising the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (except nationals of Croatia and Slovenia).
Transit visas are not required by passengers continuing their journey by the same or first connecting aircraft provided holding valid onward or return documentation and not leaving the airport.

Types of visa and cost:
Tourist, Business and Transit.
Applications to any British visa-issuing post abroad or in the UK, or the visa section of the UK Passport Office in London.

Application requirements:
(a) 1 application form. (b) Valid passport. (c) Proof of hotel reservation. (d) Fee. (e) Return ticket

"Working days required:
Applications are referred to Gibraltar and are normally processed within 20 days.

Note:
Visas are not required except by stateless persons and nationals of the countries or territorial entities who require visas for the UK (see appendix of uk immigration rules). The Gibraltar visa requirement applies even in cases where a visa for the UK is held.

Visa nationals with UK multiple visit visas valid for one year or more, regardless of category, are eligible to enter Gibraltar without the need for a visa. This exemption also applies to persons who hold indefinite leave to remain in the UK and to persons who hold UK certificates of entitlement to the right of abode (and have not been absent from the UK for more than 2 years).

Persons who wish to avail themselves of these exemption arrangements but who enter Gibraltar from Spain intending to return there, or those in transit to Spain will only be admitted if they hold valid schengen visas ensuring their re-entry into Spain.

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sugarpuff
Nov 27, 2008

From A to B

Frontier delays can sometimes be far too long. Parking in La linea and walking into Gibraltar may be the better idea. As well parking in Gibraltar can be a nightmare. There are buses from the frontier to the town centre. If you decide to drive into Gibraltar fill up your petrol tank as petrol is much cheaper than in Spain. Motorhomes are not permitted to stay overnight.

GibJoe
Apr 08, 2008

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taxis, the bus station, currency

taxis can´t cross the border - so you need to take a La Linea taxi to the border spanish side and a Gibraltar taxi British side.

The La Linea Bus Station is only 5 minutes walk (even with luggage) from the border.

It´s worthwhile to take a taxi when you arrive in Gibraltar to find your hotel quickly.

Most taxi drivers take pounds and euros.

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tanneddarling
May 26, 2007

Day trip suggestion

When crossing border from La Linea to Gibraltar, it can take even couple of hours to wait at car. If you are going just for a day trip, leave your car to Spain side. You can easily walk to Gibraltar, then take a bus or taxi. Or just walk, town center is not that far away and you can see for example city walls.

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mikaerkkila
Dec 30, 2006

Getting to Gibraltar

To get to Gibraltar from Spain, take a bus to La Línea de la Concepción. From the bus station, walk a block or so to the border. You have to show the border guard your passport, but this is really a formality. Once inside Gibraltar, public buses are waiting to take you into town.

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midnight_mike
May 29, 2006

Road to Gibraltar

Gibraltar is tiny, that's a fact. And the only road leading to Gibraltar crosses the airport's runway. That is why traffic is temporarily stopped when a plane is about to land. This really seems a bit strange but I was told that people living there got easily used to that custom :)

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gale.blog.pl
Mar 29, 2006

Things to Do Near Gibraltar

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The Town / Main Street

Gibraltar’s Main Street it's were you can find a lot of shops selling duty free items as cigarettes, drinks, electronics and jewellery. There are also the familiar shops as we have in Britain as Marks...
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Caves / Tunnels

St Michael's cave it was the first stop for our tour but again very short and by the time I adjusted the camera and taken few photos it was time to move on to the next attraction. It's a very large...
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Barbary Apes

After we left St Michael's cave we stopped at the Apes Den for fifteen minutes again. When I'm was there weren't too many monkeys around as they have been fed about an hour earlier and they were just...
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The Rock

Now that the military restrictions were reduced, a couple of hours will be enough to go up to the top, visit the caves, enjoy the wide sights over the straight and Moroccan coast, and descend, meeting...
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Cable Car

We waited about 40 mins - I had to persuade my wife not to take the minibus as the cable car ride is a bit of an institution. The queue in the hot summer heat was uncomfortable but the views and the...
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Statues / Monuments / Museums

The memorial to honour the Royal Marines is located by the Waterport just behind the marina. The memorial it was unveiled in March the 2nd 2009 to celebrate 300 years of the British and Dutch marines...
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