You can also join the Original Rock Tour, but on this tour you will also get the opportunity to experience historically significant tunnels used during World War II.
On this tour you will stop at the very top of the Rock of Gibraltar, with stunning views from both sides of the rock, over 1,300 feet above sea level. Here, you meet the rock’s main pack of approximately 40 Barbary 'apes' of all ages and sizes. Although the species is commonly referred to as the 'Barbary ape', it is in fact a macaque, a kind of monkey. Introduced in 1750, at present there are approximately 200 monkeys roaming free on the upper rock. Please be careful. No touching or feeding is allowed, as they can bite.
St. Michael's Cave
St. Michael's Cave is 984 feet above sea level, and you’ll have a 20-minute visit to this natural grotto to admire its beauty with stalactites and lighting display. Inhabited by the Neanderthals and visited since the time of the Romans, it was also prepared as an emergency hospital during WWII. Today it is a main tourist attraction and also used for concerts and social events.
The tunnels of World War II
You'll also see where Churchill and Eisenhower sat, thought up, and planned 'Operation Torch' – the invasion of North Africa in 1941. After years of abandonment these tunnels were opened to the public for guided tours, and this fascinating tour takes about an hour. You'll enter the tunnels at Hay's level just by the Moorish Castle. (To get there, walk up Willis' Road, going past the Sacred Heart Church and bear right at the old St. Bernard's Hospital. You can also catch the number 2 minibus from town.) Here you will also experience Jock's balcony, with its unique lookout onto the sheer, north face of the Rock of Gibraltar that overlooks the airfield, the local cemetery, and northward over the Coast del Sol.
- Language: English
- Max. participants: 150