Gibraltar is the only place in Europe where monkeys live in the wild. Native to Northern Morocco and Algeria, these macaques probably found their way to the Rock of Gibraltar on board merchant and pirate ships. There are approximately 250 monkeys in Gibraltar and they make up 6 distinct families or packs. Each pack is led by a dominant male (or Alpha male) who is responsible for the safety and wellbeing of that family.
There is an old British military saying that states that “as long as the monkeys stay in Gibraltar, it will remain British”.
Please extend my thanks and appreciation to Robert Chappory, Charles Baglietto, Elisa Galan and Youssef Zenboui, the four designated GTA drivers carrying out Literary Festival shuttle service. They did a great job in a very professional, albeit cordial manner; always helpful and willing assist and making all the guests feel very welcomed and comfortable. They were well organised amongst themselves and made my job easy.
These four individuals were quick to build a good rapport with all those involved in the festival, and, I am proud to say, especially with me. I must admit that not only did I enjoy working with them but also their company, and even the camaraderie that was soon formed.
Dear Mr Luigi,
You had taken me and my friend for the Rock Tour on 1st Feb from the Sunborn.
It was a pleasure to meet you and I indicated I am impressed by the courtesy and nicety of people that I will come back.
i am therefore writing to tell you that I will come back and will do the same tour with you.
I will in any case connect with you before I come but wanted to give you this heads up.
Thanks and regards
We really enjoyed our tour of The Rock with Ernest. Thanks so much.
Just a very quick email to thank you so very much for the good time we had yesterday with Ernest.
Everything went really well and he was very good to us and helped with the wheelchair. The sedan you arranged was also quite suitable for Michael which made it a good afternoon for us in Gibraltar.
Ernest helped us walk through the Gardens and then, at our request, dropped us off in Main Street and we enjoyed some time meandering our way back to the ship so all in all we had a very nice time during our visit.
Once again, thank you for your efforts in making it a good visit for us.
We really appreciate it.
Michael & Diane Camphin.
“Our driver was our guide – friendly, very knowledgeable. It was a fascinating trip to the Rock – worth the journey.”
“Our driver was absolutely wonderful! He was quite knowledgeable and very interesting. We were absolutely thrilled and highly recommend taking the “Rock Tour” instead of trying to see it on your own. He cleverly manoeuvred through all the tight squeezes! It was a wonderful tour – very very worthwhile. Many thanks.”
“Our driver was an exceptional tour guide. Very knowledgeable about the history and sites – showed us Gibraltar’s beautiful views in a very easy personable manner. Great value – great service.”
“Apes my favourite and theatre.”
“Vi uppskattade en trevlig och mycket intressant guided tut. Med en trevlig, kunnig och spontan guide.”
“Wir haben die Tour sehr genossen. Der Fahrer gab viele interessante. Exlaeute runjen, die den trip sehr kurz – weilig machten. Allein hätten wir nie so viel gesehen vielen dank, die tour war jeden penny wert.”
About Gibraltar Taxi Association
Gibraltar Taxi Association is the longest operating tour company in Gibraltar and as such we pride ourselves with providing a range of products. Our drivers are all licensed guides approved by the Gibraltar Tourist Board. Our drivers are hand picked and are extremely professional and courteous in their approach. All of our drivers are friendly and will be instrumental in providing you, our client with an experience to treasure for life.