The presence of Gibraltar as a fountain of wealth to the region is undisputable, and it can best be seen on Gibraltar private tours. The round trip of the Rock gives you the sensation of how Gibraltar has changed over the centuries. See the former water catchments on the east side, which are now being given a new lease of life as a nesting place for birds on the Rock side. Check out the beaches below it too, which have been replenished with Sahara sand or the traditional Catalan Bay fishing village which maintains its original charm.
Take a peak at a port which served the British Empire on its expansion in the Mediterranean or the more modern buildings that have sprung up along the Western seafront. The guided Tours in Gibraltar will give you some of the history of the area, showing how successive governments have brought to life areas formerly occupied by the Ministry of Defence. You will get to see some of our classic hotels too, which complement the Gibraltar offering and which have really made the Rock a world-famous location for cruise-liner passengers and day trippers alike.
Experience the Gibraltar identity in all its forms, looking up to the Rock which has withstood so many wars or to the people milling around in their daily lives. You will start to see some of those roots that have moulded the Gibraltar population. Whether it is the Maltese traders who settled on its shores or the Genoese migrants who came here looking to call it home, tours of Gibraltar show its diverse origins.
The 360 degree tour will show off Gibraltar’s walls in all their glory, as they encircled the city and protected it from invaders through the centuries. It might be hard to believe but the sea came right to their base for many years until the creation of the port. Further reclamation has filled in those areas occupied by water where now impressive luxury homes sit, overlooking peaceful marinas with sailing boats from around the world.
The more recently developed areas of Ocean Village or Europort, that with their blue-glassed towers have become frequented by the rich and famous. They have won awards for their design too, with their modern architecture providing a striking contrast with the history around them.
All in all, expect Gibraltar to surprise you with the way it has married the old with the new, history with technology, patience and ambition.