Walking Adventure of “The Rock”
We hope you will join us on this interesting morning and kindly ask you to keep in mind that much of the Fortress can be appreciated only on foot. There is an enormous advantage to be gained by exploring, in the company of an experienced and knowledgeable guide, the natural wonders, local flora and fauna, splendid views and military fortification that Gibraltar has to offer. In order to make this visit even more enjoyable, we will provide one guide for no more than 16 guests per each vehicle.
Modern technology does all the hard work once the mini coach drops you at the Cable Car Bottom Station; it’s only a short ride, but the panorama opening out before you (If you face outwards!) is sufficiently breathtaking to make you forget you are suspended in midair. Once up, peep over the Rock for a view of the huge catchments area and Catalan Bay, before striding along a wooded path to St. Michael’s Cave to admire what was a source of wonderment even in ancient times. To save time, you will board a mini-coach and travel north to your next stop. Apes spring to mind when one mentions the Rock of Gibraltar and that is your next stop. These tail-less monkeys (macaca sylvanus) are roaming free. Keep your possessions close! You will then move on to Princess Caroline’s Battery and the entrance to the Upper Galleries. This labyrinth of tunnels inside the Rock includes the great Siege Tunnels. They represent arguably the most impressive defensive system devised by man.
Excavated during the Great Siege of 1779-83, they allowed the mounting of gun emplacements along the north face of the rock towards enemy positions. En route back to the yacht, your transport will pass the Tower of the Moorish Castle before entering the heart of the duty free shopping area and Main Street, where you may choose between being dropped off (and making your own way back to the yacht later) or returning directly to the SeaDream pier.
Notes: A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Not all of the land adventures shown will be offered on all voyages and departure times are subject to change. Final pricing and departures times will be published onboard.
Duration: 3.5 Hours
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