Day 1: Exploring the Upper Rock Nature Reserve and Historical Sites
If you are a hiking and nature lover, you will like to take most of the day exploring the Upper Rock Nature Reserve. You can choose to get a bus or a taxi that can take you as close to the Nature Reserve Entrance as possible, or take the Cable Car to the very top and then make your way down exploring all you can find along the way.
As you descend you will be able to enjoy the panoramic views of the surrounding area and spend some time with the Barbary Macaques nearby. Remember not to feed them and keep a safe distance. If you plan on taking a packed lunch, make sure to open your lunch far away from the Macaques’ sight or you will be startled with their grand theft abilities.
At the top of the rock you can visit various of the most popular attractions in Gibraltar like the St. Michael’s Cave, the Skywalk, the Great Siege Tunnels and others, to learn about Gibraltar’s heritage and military history during the Great Siege and the second world war.
As you walk down into the old Town Centre you can also visit the famous Moorish Castle for a glimpse into the region’s mediaeval history and enjoy the view of the city.
As the day comes to an end you may want to visit Europa Point to see the Trinity Lighthouse, the Ibrahim-al-Ibrahim Mosque, and enjoy the breathtaking views of the straits of Gibraltar and the African coast as well as a stunning sunset to remember.
For dinner you should return to the city centre and have dinner at any of Gibraltar’s local Restaurants along the Ocean Village marina to enjoy the evening and night ambiance.
Day 2: Nature and Leisure
On your second day it is time to explore Gibraltar’s town centre with a stroll up Main Street. Main Street is a bustling and vibrant street located in the heart of Gibraltar. As the territory’s main commercial and cultural hub, it serves as a popular destination for locals and tourists alike. Stretching approximately 1.2 kilometres from Casemates Square to Southport Gates, Main Street is lined with a wide array of shops, restaurants, historical landmarks, and architectural gems, making it a must-visit attraction.
Main Street is also a food lover’s paradise, with numerous cafes, restaurants, and eateries catering to diverse tastes and culinary preferences. From traditional British pubs serving fish and chips to Mediterranean-style churros and tapas bars, as well as Indian and Indonesian Cuisine, local Moroccan style dishes and contemporary fusion and Mediterranean cuisine. Visitors can savour delicious meals while soaking up the vibrant atmosphere and enjoying the street’s lively ambiance.
It is also time to explore more of Gibraltar’s beauty and historical landmarks. The Gibraltar Botanic Gardens, also known as the Alameda gardens, is highly recommended if you would like to enjoy a relaxing walk among a wide diversity of plant species from different climate zones around the world and some historical landmarks.
The Alameda Gardens is also home to a wildlife Conservation Park where a team of animal lovers help preserve and conserve nature’s wildlife and biodiversity with numerous ongoing projects.
If you’re interested in marine life, take a snorkelling or diving excursion to explore Gibraltar’s underwater world, or book a Dolphin Safari.
As your visit to Gibraltar comes to an end, for your final night, consider having dinner at any of the restaurants by the Waterfront Marina walkway, with a view of the luxurious marina, or explore some of the local nightlife options down by Ocean Village if you prefer.