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Gibraltar Shopping Tour provided by Julia Travel Costa Del Sol

Gibraltar Shopping Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
11h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
50
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    11h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    50
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Once you have been picked up, the coach will take you on a drive along the coastal road to Gibraltar. The city center is long and narrow, extending along Main Street. Much of this bustling high street has been pedestrianized, with strategically placed benches, pavement cafes, and bars offering welcome relief for weary shoppers. Gibraltar offers duty-free prices on many goods in the stores on the famous Main Street. Among the famous British and international shop names, you’ll find many local shops.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 11h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
What to expect
  • Leave the Marbella, Estepona or Torremolinos areas by air-conditioned coach and journey along the coastal roads of the Costa del Sol to the British territory of Gibraltar. Set on a promontory and famous for its towering, limestone ridge known as the Rock of Gibraltar, this little chunk of Britain is well known as shoppers’ paradise and duty-free retail haven. As you travel, get an introduction to Gibraltar’s shopping attractions from your guide, and ask any questions you have about making the most of its retail scene. On arrival, hop off your coach and enjoy around four to five hours of free time to hit the shops as you wish. Perhaps make tracks first for Main Street, Gibraltar’s mostly pedestrianized, major shopping avenue. It’s home to most of the largest shops, from well-known British department stores to international fashion chains, souvenir emporiums and more. Dive in to browse for everything from electronics, fragrances and fashions to leatherware, and what is probably the world’s best-known 100% cotton underwear! And don’t miss the all-time duty-free favorites of jewelry, watches, fragrances, spirits and tobacco.Look out, too, for Gibraltar’s souvenir and crafts shops, perhaps snapping up mementos of your day and traditional artisanal wares such as hand-blown crystal. Take breaks from your shopping at any of the welcoming restaurants and British-style pubs, or just people-watch from a tea or coffee shop — your time is your own. When the time comes, reconvene with your guide and ride back into Spain, where your trip ends at the start point.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 11h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Leave the Marbella, Estepona or Torremolinos areas by air-conditioned coach and journey along the coastal roads of the Costa del Sol to the British territory of Gibraltar. Set on a promontory and famous for its towering, limestone ridge known as the Rock of Gibraltar, this little chunk of Britain is well known as shoppers’ paradise and duty-free retail haven. As you travel, get an introduction to Gibraltar’s shopping attractions from your guide, and ask any questions you have about making the most of its retail scene. On arrival, hop off your coach and enjoy around four to five hours of free time to hit the shops as you wish. Perhaps make tracks first for Main Street, Gibraltar’s mostly pedestrianized, major shopping avenue. It’s home to most of the largest shops, from well-known British department stores to international fashion chains, souvenir emporiums and more. Dive in to browse for everything from electronics, fragrances and fashions to leatherware, and what is probably the world’s best-known 100% cotton underwear! And don’t miss the all-time duty-free favorites of jewelry, watches, fragrances, spirits and tobacco.Look out, too, for Gibraltar’s souvenir and crafts shops, perhaps snapping up mementos of your day and traditional artisanal wares such as hand-blown crystal. Take breaks from your shopping at any of the welcoming restaurants and British-style pubs, or just people-watch from a tea or coffee shop — your time is your own. When the time comes, reconvene with your guide and ride back into Spain, where your trip ends at the start point.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 2140JTCDS17
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Transportation by deluxe air conditioned coach
  • Free time for shopping
  • Multilingual escort guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Duration
11h
Departure details
  • Hotel Natali Torremolinos, C. Hoyo, 28, 29620 Torremolinos, Málaga, Spain Hotel Natali, Hoyo street nº28
  • Hotel El Puerto, P.º Marítimo Rey de España, 32, 29640 Fuengirola, Málaga, Spain Hotel El Puerto, Paseo Marítimo nº32
  • Av. Ramón y Cajal, 3, 29601 Marbella, Málaga, Spain Bus stop of Hotel San Cristóbal, Avenida Ramón y Cajal nº3
  • Av. Litoral, 4, 29680 Estepona, Málaga, Spain McDonald's bus stop, Avenida Litoral nº4
  • Avenida de Andalucía, Av. de Andalucía, Málaga, Spain Bus stop nº11, in front of Caixa Bank
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • This tour has multiple pick-up areas
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • You must confirm and obtain any visa requirements prior to border crossing; all visa requirements are the sole responsibility of the traveler
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Please note that the duration of the tour is estimated and it can vary depending on the pick up point.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Failure to show up at the established check-in time may entail losing the tour.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Transportation by deluxe air conditioned coach
  • Free time for shopping
  • Multilingual escort guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Departure details
  • Hotel Natali Torremolinos, C. Hoyo, 28, 29620 Torremolinos, Málaga, Spain Hotel Natali, Hoyo street nº28
  • Hotel El Puerto, P.º Marítimo Rey de España, 32, 29640 Fuengirola, Málaga, Spain Hotel El Puerto, Paseo Marítimo nº32
  • Av. Ramón y Cajal, 3, 29601 Marbella, Málaga, Spain Bus stop of Hotel San Cristóbal, Avenida Ramón y Cajal nº3
  • Av. Litoral, 4, 29680 Estepona, Málaga, Spain McDonald's bus stop, Avenida Litoral nº4
  • Avenida de Andalucía, Av. de Andalucía, Málaga, Spain Bus stop nº11, in front of Caixa Bank
Duration
11h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • This tour has multiple pick-up areas
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • You must confirm and obtain any visa requirements prior to border crossing; all visa requirements are the sole responsibility of the traveler
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Please note that the duration of the tour is estimated and it can vary depending on the pick up point.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Failure to show up at the established check-in time may entail losing the tour.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 22 Sep 2020
A note from Gibraltar Shopping Tour
The safety of our passengers and employees has always been our key concern at Julià Travel. The fight against Covid-19 strengthens our commitment to safety and health. Therefore we have adapted our tours to avoid large crowds and we ensured that any places we visit follow high hygiene standards.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 5 starting options
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Main Street
    Stop: 5 hours
    Join us to spend a different shopping day in Gibraltar from the Costa del Sol.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Carolyne33
Woodlands, Montserrat19 contributions
Oct 2020
In all fairness, I only booked the Malaga Shopping Trip as I wanted to see the Barbary Apes and visit the other Rock, as I'd lived on the rock in Montserrat (Caribbean) for 16 years.

The bus arrived at in a timely manor and was comfortable. The German guide was very precise, in the way only Germans can be, and didn't like the fact I couldn't show him my ticket - I explained I had no wifi on my phone. (Not because I couldn't afford it, but because the phone is new and I don't know what I'm doing with 4G so couldn't get it to function. I didn't tell the guide this and think he assumed I was poor as I like to travel incognito and am not rich anyway).

It took ages to pick up people all along the Costa Del Sol and we finally arrived in Gibraltar at 10.20, about 3 hrs and 20 mins after we left Malaga. We were given till 3pm to either pay (again) for the shopping tour or go on the bus's own tour of the island. Mr guide did his best to sell us the tours (I had explained I had no interest in shopping (he thought I wasn't taking it because it was too expensive - 25 euros to be guided around a few touristy shops is too expensive, but the truth is I hate shopping, hate it) , but he didn't get I preferred to do my own thing, necessary as a photographer, and not wanting to go on the tour.

I found John Guy hanging around in a square and in fact paid him to take me to see the apes. John is famous for his singing of 'If I was a rich man' with ape accompanists (BBC) and was also shot on film in the Bond film, 'The Living Daylights'. I am famous for talking about goats and a hostel in Montserrat during Hurricanes Irma and Maria (BBC etc) so we had a bit in common. I had been planning to catch the cable car up the rock, but it was about to be closed due to high winds. A friendly cop (actually, Johns Uncle Arthur) informed us. Nevermind, I got to take a photo of John's Uncle in full police uniform on a motorbike....with his very own rabbit ears.

We didn't go all the way up the rock as we both had limited time and it was more interesting to play with the apes, though you musn't touch them first the park ranger explained. They like to be in control. They are golden apes and have orange coats. There is a monkey in charge of the States who also looks like that, I'm told.

However, John had trained a female ape to jump on his client's shoulders which gave me a bit of a fright. It was also a bit smelly, but had a soft coat and beaufitul golden fur. It sort of ambushes Johns' clients. One minute you're talking to John about the weather, the next minute you've got a parrot on your shoulder, sorry, I mean a monkey. Aaaaaargh. Pirate!

Anyway, so that was what I did on my shopping trip to Gibraltar. I did buy a fridge magnet with a map of Gibraltar, Spain and North Africa on it, complete with lucky coin, and a nice solar charged revolving hummingbird on an artificial sunflower. So far, it's either not sunny enough to charge in the UK or simply it doesn't work and I was ripped off.

Gibraltar is a rather odd place and the people seemed somewhat strange. I did like the man whose dog played the piano by hitting the keyboard with its head outside the church or Cathedral in Main Street. G and T's, taken with my breakfast and as a substitute for lunch, having eaten friend bread for breakfast at a rather overcrowded establishment, turned out to be 6 pint buckets. They do things a little different in Gibraltar! Drinks are cheaper that than the UK, food is more expensive (I think though I only had bread and avocado so don't take my word).

We were told to be back at the bus at 2.45pm to leave at 3pm. I got there about 2.40pm and nearly everyone had already returned. So don't know if that was a comment on shopping or touring Gibraltar.

I would recommend their tour as it was about the same price as mine, but I would recommend finding John Guy hanging around just past the Cathedral as he is an interesting guide and good at his job.

I could probably have got a bus myself to Gibraltar for less, but this was the relatively laziest way to get there. Make sure you phone them to confirm as I would never have found the meeting place without their direction in Malaga.

As for their tour guide, he seemed quire kind, but you can never judge a book by its cover! He was definitely German.
Written 3 October 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Carolyne33 , Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. It is a real pleasure to know you enjoyed the experience in Gibraltar. I appreciate your words reminding to phone our office in Malaga to re-confirm the pick-up point details. I look forward to seeing you soon in one of our tours. Sincerely, Alex B.
Written 29 October 2020
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maverick
44 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
In July we stayed in Malaga, and while there we included Gibraltar Shopping and Tour experience. As usual, we did all our booking prior to our trip to Malaga, so we can get only the best for our budget. And that trip to Gibraltar for 3 persons just cost my family of 3 a good £60. Just Gibraltar Shopping Shuttle we booked with Get your Guide online. The normal pick up time is 9am and it depends from where you are coming from which you can select from the time you are booking online. The pick up time is on the dot. You have to be there where and when is due. As time for them is very important and so as for you to get more and longer experience of the magnificent Gibraltar. The earlier being in Gibraltar the better so you get to see more of Gibraltar. Shopping could be secondary to your agenda, as Gibraltar in its prominent site starts with the Rock... plus many more that you can see and experience. There will be rides available for tourists in the area and it will depend on you with your time to decide whether to take their offer for their price. But whether you are paying extra more for your tour for the time you have or you can manage to walk the entire tourist attractions in Gibraltar. It's all worth your experience. So I suggest to check all your possibilities to get the most for your budget from online booking. Always consider your time and how money will play to manage your experience of Gibraltar both for Shopping (tax-free, yes it is without tax!) and tour (be amazed at the wonder of its nature... to name a few, there's the Rock, Michael's Cave, meet and greet with the macaque on top of the peak and see the magnificent view from the top...) That is Gibraltar Shopping and Tour. There is one thing that you must have with you though! Don't forget to bring your PASSPORTS with you. With that, you are all good to go.
Written 8 March 2020
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Lois G
Fuengirola, Spain3 contributions
Dec 2019
Today we took a trip to Gibraltar with your company Julia travel. We just had to write a review of our experience of this. We cannot praise our tour guide, Jesus, highly enough! he was outstanding in his friendliness and his humour was a delight. We live here in Spain and go regularly go to Gibraltar (we like the shopping there) So we have had some pretty awful and some very good experiences of tour operators and their staff. We have to say that Jesus was so knowledgeable and made our day just wonderful. And it was not only our opinion, we heard many passengers comment on how nice they found him. Well done Julia tours and please keep Jesus with you, he is a marvellous asset to your company. Lois & Dot Guest, Fuengirola.
Written 17 December 2019
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