Gibraltar - Hints and tips pls!

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Overseas Holidays & Travel Planning
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As the title says anyone have any hints or tips to share for a short break on Gibraltar please?


The bus looks a cheap and suitable way around including to and from the airport but any thing else?

Have a list from trip advisor of top places to visit and tours etc, but any personal recommendations or hidden gems that you can share ?


Many thanks
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  • ABARKIEABARKIE Forumite
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    You can walk from the airport.

    Where are you staying?

    Tobacco and cigarettes are cheap, along with alcohol and some electronic devices

    You could do a monkey tour or the caves
  • gardner1gardner1
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    avoid the monkeys.......horrible
  • PompeyPetePompeyPete Forumite
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    Our postcards haven't arrived yet, stuck 'em in a box outside the Town Hall 3 years ago.
  • SicardSicard Forumite
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    And according to many folks here there's no delays or problems going to and from Spain.
    Am proud I only have one sourpuss on my ignore list
  • martinthebanditmartinthebandit Forumite
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    Try not to bring any Gibraltar notes back with you, they may say pounds and have the queens head on them and the shops there do happily take British notes and exchange them £ for £.

    But the banks back here will charge to change Gibraltar notes for 'proper ones'
  • ShelldeanShelldean Forumite
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    ABARKIE wrote: »
    You can walk from the airport.

    Where are you staying?

    Tobacco and cigarettes are cheap, along with alcohol and some electronic devices

    You could do a monkey tour or the caves

    Caleta hotel I think w/o checking.
    PompeyPete wrote: »
    Our postcards haven't arrived yet, stuck 'em in a box outside the Town Hall 3 years ago.


    Doubtful we'll post any but thanks for the warning😀
    gardner1 wrote: »
    avoid the monkeys.......horrible

    Oh no I wanted to see the monkey's but have been warned they bite so to take care
  • ShelldeanShelldean Forumite
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    Sicard wrote: »
    And according to many folks here there's no delays or problems going to and from Spain.

    Highly doubtful we'll cross the border but handy to know in case.

    Try not to bring any Gibraltar notes back with you, they may say pounds and have the queens head on them and the shops there do happily take British notes and exchange them £ for £.

    But the banks back here will charge to change Gibraltar notes for 'proper ones'


    Yes had read about this but thanks for the reminder!
  • k3lvck3lvc Forumite
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    Great place to go but be prepared for flight issues (esp. if only for a short break where it could eat into your holiday time)

    Plenty of diversions from GIB to Malaga in cases of bad weather adding 4-6hrs onto journey by the time you've cleared Spanish Passport control, found baggage, been bussed to Gibraltar then queued to cross border
  • ShelldeanShelldean Forumite
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    k3lvc wrote: »
    Great place to go but be prepared for flight issues (esp. if only for a short break where it could eat into your holiday time)

    Plenty of diversions from GIB to Malaga in cases of bad weather adding 4-6hrs onto journey by the time you've cleared Spanish Passport control, found baggage, been bussed to Gibraltar then queued to cross border

    Oooh that's not good to hear, it is only a short break. Hope it doesn't happen!!!
  • ShelldeanShelldean Forumite
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    Is there somewhere I can check just how many flights are diverted?

    I'm guessing more in winter than summer, and as we're travelling in March would like to know the odds
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