Up & down with Luigi in Gibraltar - an incursion in time and space

A trip to Costa del Sol is not complete without visiting Gibraltar. Why is a piece of rock so important? Gibraltar is not just a rock thrown from above on the coast of Southern Europe. It is a country, a nation, culture, a piece of heaven and many more.

All of these we found out, spending a day with it's people, alongside our wonderful guide, Luigi Vinet.

On September 13, 2019, on a perfect morning, around 10 am, we crossed the border of Spain into Gibraltar. A family of 5 with our passports in our hands and tiny backpacks on our backs. After the border formalities, our guide and driver, Luigi was waiting for us in his shuttle, to start an adventure.

Our visit, which was estimated to about 4 hours, had exceeded the time frame for us to be able to visit and experience everything Gibraltar has to offer.

If you want to know the past and history of these people, if you want to speak English, Spanish/Andalusian Spanish, pick Luigi as your tour guide.

If you want to reach the highest point of the cliff, where only eagles fly, or if you want to go down into the deepest parts of the mountain, to hear with your mind the guns of WW2, choose Luigi as your tour guide.

If you want to see how the cultures and religions intertwine on a radius of a few miles, a Moorish castle near a Christian fortress, a mosque near a cathedral, choose Luigi as your tour guide.

If you want to see monkeys, or stroll around with them on your shoulders, to see them hanging down from the car you're riding, drooling over the driver's palm, choose Luigi as your tour guide.

There's a lot more to say, but it's better for each one of you to see with their own eyes and hear with their own ears what Gibraltar has to offer. You can contact Luigi Vinet either by phone (+350 56000658, +350 56000659) or e-mail (info@toursofgibraltar.com).

Thank you Luigi, a great man and a wonderful tour guide!

Date of experience: September 2019

Alexandru Vancea

Holiday tour of the Rock.

Having been t Gibraltar twice before we knew that it can be a busy place and can be queues to the main attractions, so this time we decided to look at the private taxi option with Tours of Gibratar. I sent an email while we were in our villa on the Saturday evening enquiring about availability for the Monday (I admit I thought I was pushing it!) but within an hour had a reply back from Michelle confirming they had spaces and was booked for the Monday. We booked the Standard tour that included all the main sites, entrance, tour guide and transport. Our guide was Luigi a local to the Rock and was a fantastic host, with great passion for his country and a wealth of local insights and facts. While the tour was meant to be 90 mins it was more than 2hrs and Luigi could not have done enough for us. Fantastic trip, and made so convenient for us. Thank you so much the whole family had a great experience and would recommend to all our friends.

davidI7825SS

Excellent tour and informative for all ages.

 

7 of us booked a standard tour with Tours of Gibraltar and we had Luigi as our tour guide. He was brilliant - very informative and his knowledge of Gibraltar was really interesting and excellent. There was no rushing us and we had plenty of time at the different areas. We had 3 children with us between 5-7 years they also had a great time and the highlight was seeing the monkeys and Luigi interacting with them. Would highly recommend this company again. We booked via phone the night before and Luigi was there to greet us at the boarder before our time as we had arrived early.

Henry

Thanks for organizing this.  It was really as good as you advised.

 

We all enjoyed this tour and can recommend to others (we are from Estonia).  Special thanks to Luigi he is very professional and knows a lot.  Not only about sightseeing's and history but also about Gibraltar in general which add some extra value and gives more understanding.  So thanks to all of you!  Hope to come back in near future and stay some days.

Mati Ader

I will come back and will do the same tour with you!

 

You had taken me and my friend for the Rock Tour on 1st Feb from the Sunborn. It was a pleasure to meet you and I indicated I am impressed by the courtesy and nicety of people that I will come back. i am therefore writing to tell you that I will come back and will do the same tour with you. I will in any case connect with you before I come but wanted to give you this heads up. Thanks and regards

Arvind Mehra

You provide a very friendly, informative and professional service!

 

Thank you very much for our tour, you provide a very friendly, informative and professional service! As I mentioned, if you decide to come to Scotland I hope you get a chance to come and visit our lovely island.

Alistair & Shona MacLennan

No queue, interesting, easy.

 

Our driver Luigi (no30) was just great. He knew loads about the island and shared his knowledge freely. The beauty of the taxi ride is that you have your own personal guide who can answer all your questions.
Long queues for the cable car too - no brainer as far as we were concerned! Thank you Luigi!

Jilly Huds

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