Recommended tour operator: Classic Collection
Classic Collection says
Often referred to as The Rock – and only a little more than two square miles in size – Gibraltar sits between southern Spain and north Africa.
Arguably its most famous residents are the Barbary Apes, the cheeky tail-less monkeys for whom the rough limestone cliffs and scrub vegetation have been home since the 18th century, when the British established its first garrison here. A cable car trip up to their habitat on the slopes of the rock is a must-do for most visitors.
However, Gibraltar offers much more to see including the spectacular St Michael’s Cave, the Alameda Botanical Gardens, a medieval castle and fascinating places of worship representing many different religions. Its location also means that – once borders are open – places like Seville and Jerez are easily accessible for day trips and you can take a short ferry ride across the Straits of Gibraltar to Morocco’s exotic city of Tangier.
There’s a wide range of water sports too, including dolphin- and whale-watching trips, scuba-diving, deep sea fishing and sailing.
We currently offer just two luxury hotels in Gibraltar – quite simply, they’re the best on offer.
Hosting a Who’s Who of guests since the 1930s, The Rock Hotel is something of a legend with its Art Deco glamour, superb views and exemplary service from its long-standing staff. We love the colonial feel and sense of tradition, albeit with superb modern amenities.
Utterly unique, Sunborn Gibraltar is a floating hotel – the world’s first five-star yacht hotel. Located in Gibraltar’s marina, it’s sleek and modern and we especially like its top deck restaurant and outstanding concierge service.
With direct flights from the UK taking 2hrs 40 minutes, and airport transfers at under 15 minutes, Gibraltar is easily accessible with a fantastic year-round sunshine record.
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