Along with Barbary Apes, the Alemada Botanical Gardens are synonymous with Gibraltar, and you’ll enjoy a tour of the grounds today. The gardens were opened back in 1816, when the Lieutenant-Governor George Don decided a scenic walk was needed for locals and visitors. They’ve thrived ever since and, today, showcase plants from all over the world, including far-away spots like Australia and South Africa. Don’t worry if you don’t recognise any – a guide will be on-hand to point out the names and give you a bit of info. The second half of your trip involves a cable car ride to the top of the Rock – Gibraltar’s number one attraction. From here, you can view the city to the west, the coast of Africa to the south, and the Spanish mainland to the north. Look east, meanwhile, and the Mediterranean Sea stretches out for miles. After your cable car ride your mini bus wil be waiting to return you to the ship.
There are about 15 steps at the cable car and 10 steps at the gardens. The gardens are also quite hilly.
- SUITABILITY Moderate physical activity.