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Upper Rock Walking Tour

  • Gibraltar
  • Available in: English

About the guru Stephen ( Walk Gibraltar )

My name is Stephen I am originally from the UK but now I am fortunate enough to be able to call Gibraltar my home. I have been fascinated by Gibraltar's history ever since my first visit in the early 1990's. I especially love walking around the Upper Rock and I hope to get the chance to meet you and show you a few of the attractions that Gibraltar has to offer. To show pe... More »

My name is Stephen I am originally from the UK but now I am fortunate enough to be able to call Gibraltar my home. I have been fascinated by Gibraltar's history ever since my first visit in the early 1990's. I especially love walking around the Upper Rock and I hope to get the chance to meet you and show you a few of the attractions that Gibraltar has to offer. To show people around the Upper Rock, to take them to both the popular and lesser known places found in the Upper Rock Nature Reserve was the reason why I started walkgibraltar.com.

About the tour

Details of the Upper Rock Walking Tour

**** IF THE DAY OR THE TIME THAT YOU REQUIRE IS NOT INSTANTLY BOOKABLE THEN PLEASE MESSAGE US TO SEE IF IT IS AVAILABLE ****

The duration of this Tour will is in the region of 3 hours and we proceed at a leisurely pace which is set by the participants as we walk up the Rock.

There will be numerous photo opportunities along the route. You will get the chance to see some stunning views and many of the historical military sites that are found in the Upper Rock.

I can take you to places that you would not usually visit if you go up by taxi or mini bus and I guarantee that you will always see some of Gibraltar’s world famous Monkeys.

I specialise in small groups which allows me to alter the length of the tour, extend the time we spend in one place, or even amend the start time if and when this is requested.

PLEASE ALWAYS BOOK AT LEAST 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE.

The paths along the Upper Rock are uneven in places therefore we recommend you wear suitable shoes and that you also bring along a bottle of water, because it can get quite hot up the Rock in the Summer months.

The meeting place for the Tour will be at the bottom of Library Ramp, across from the front entrance of the Elliot Hotel which is in the centre of the City.

From here we proceed to the Upper Rock Nature Reserve where you will be required to purchase an entrance ticket. The current price to enter the Nature Reserve is £5.00 and you can pay in Euro's if you prefer.

The attractions visited will include

Devil’s Gap Battery

The Genoese Battery

The Apes Den

The Windsor Bridge

Rooke’s Battery

The Queens Lookout

St Michaels Cabin

The Pillars of Hercules

Jews Gate

The Mediterranean Steps

O'Hara’s Battery (The Highest Point)

The Sky Walkway

The Top of the Charles V Steps

The Cable Car Top Station

The Observation Deck outside The Great Siege Tunnels

The Viewing Platform on Willis Road

The Tour will end back in the centre of the Town.

(Please note that we will usually not be entering any of the attractions, however if you would like to do please message me so this can be arranged. The current price to enter the Nature Reserve and all the attractions including St Michaels Cave and The Great Siege Tunnels is an extra £8.00 and you can pay in Euro's if you prefer).

We operate on a Tour for Tips basis provided we achieve a minimum number of bookings per Tour.

If we have either not yet achieved enough bookings to operate a Tour for Tips on that date then we will inform you your booking will be treated as provisional until we will we have enough bookings to operate a Tour for Tips on the date you booked.

Unfortunately if we do not get enough bookings we will have to cancel the Tour or alternatively offer you a Tour at an agreed price.

Please note that for groups of more than 4 people we do not operate on a Tips basis.

For larger and private groups we can customize the length of the Tour and start when you wish.

**** IF THE DAY OR THE TIME THAT YOU REQUIRE IS NOT INSTANTLY BOOKABLE THEN PLEASE MESSAGE US TO SEE IF IT IS AVAILABLE ****

We can also arrange a Tour starting at the top and visiting the attraction as we walk down.

Meeting point
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How to find me: The meeting point will be Library Ramp which is across from the front entrance to the Eliott Hotel in the City centre. I will be at the bottom of Library Ramp, under the Library Ramp Street Sign, and wearing a Gibraltar Official Licenced Guide Badge.
Tour duration: 3 hours

Tour schedule

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What's the price?

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Ratings 27

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Tyson

3 months ago

This was a really great Tour. The earlier start time did not work for us so I contacted Stephen and booked on the 2:00 PM tour instead. This was a chargeable Tour but was very reasonable and no more than I would have tipped anyway. We did the Med Steps, well off the beaten track and highly recommended. If your in Gibraltar this Tour is a must.

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Response from Stephen ( Walk Gibraltar ):

Hi Tyson, Thank you for your review and for mentioning I also can do a 2:00 PM Tour. All the very best. Stephen
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Veronica

6 months ago

Such a fantastic way to spend the day. Quite a bit of effort but a really great day. We took the Mediterranean Steps option to the summit and it was round trip. Really enjoyed Stephens company and insights about the region. An absolute must and Stephen is a wonderful guide.

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Response from Stephen ( Walk Gibraltar ):

Hi Veronica, Thank you I really enjoyed meeting you both and its great to know that you enjoyed the Tour. I am also very grateful for your kind review. I hope you enjoy the next destination and once again many thanks. Kind regards, Stephen
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Roland

8 months ago

Nice tour, requires some fitness though since the Rock ist quite high and you're basically starting from sea level. Bring a bottle of water, you'll need it!

I would have liked a bit more info on Gibraltar's history. Didn't come prepared, just popping in for a day during a stay in Andalucia. But Stephen was always there for questions and we had nice conversations. Thanks for the walk, Stephen!

Roland, Germany

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Response from Stephen ( Walk Gibraltar ):

Hi Rowland, It was nice meeting you and your family and I am really pleased you enjoyed the Tour. Enjoy the rest of you trip. kind regards, Stephen
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Patricia

9 months ago

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Response from Stephen ( Walk Gibraltar ):

Thanks for the 5 Stars Patricia
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Samantha

9 months ago

Excellent tour with Stephen, who is very passionate about Gibraltar & its history. We saw sights which most tour companies don't visit, so it was good to see these places with few or no other tourists. A lot of steps & steep climbs, but well worth the effort! Thanks again Stephen.

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Response from Stephen ( Walk Gibraltar ):

Thanks Samantha, I really appreciate your review. All the very best, Stephen
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Gabriel

10 months ago

My family and I did this tour with Stephen on /19. He was friendly and incredibly accommodating, working with us on the date and time so we could find something that worked. He was never pushy but very encouraging, helping us complete the walk up the rock which none of us (a bunch of out of shape Americans) thought we could pull off! He clearly loves what he does and is passionate about sharing his home with visitors, can’t go wrong with Stephen!

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Response from Stephen ( Walk Gibraltar ):

Thanks Gabriel, I genuinely appreciate your review and I am really pleased you enjoyed it. All the very best to you and your parents and I hope they enjoy Morocco. Kindest regards, Stephen
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