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Gozo Island Tour with Ggantija Temples

Gozo Island Tour with Ggantija Temples

Discover the charm of Gozo Island on this superbly organized full-day tour. You will pass through quaint sleepy villages, enjoy magnificent vistas, and explore the island's main highlights with our professional guide, including the giant temples of GGANTIJA and the fortified CITADEL in Victoria. 

8 hours/Full Day Tour
Starting at 0845hrs.

Tour Highlights
  • Maximum tour capacity is only 12 people
  • Accompanied by an English-speaking Licensed Tour Guide
  • Valletta/Gozo/Valletta Fast Ferry ticket included
  • Entrance fee included into Ggantija, which is a ‘pre-public entry’ ticket
  • Tour highlights include Ggantija Temples, The Citadel in Victoria, stunning scenery and Dwejra Bay
  • Tasting experience at a 75-year-old bakery and try the local Gozitan ice cream

Full description

Our tour to Gozo starts with the fast ferry service from Valletta direct to the pretty port of Mgarr. The charm of Gozo is apparent the moment you arrive there. Greener, more rural and smaller than Malta. Our tour is a combination of scenic spots, historical sites, local culture and food.

Due to our early start we have an opportunity of visiting a 75 year old traditional bakery in one of the local towns. Watch them prepare for their daily baking and you will also have the opportunity to taste something they would have baked a little earlier.

Our next stop are the magnificent Ggantija temples, meaning 'Giant Temples'. These temple also enjoy UNESCO satus and considered to be amongst the oldest free standing megalithic monuments in the world dating, back over 5500 years. The adjoining visitor's centre boasts artefacts from the temple site and also from the nearby underground temple site of the Xaghra Circle (4100BC), studies of samples and results from which are still emerging.

A scenic drive will pass through quaint sleepy villages that characterise Gozo's unique charm. The drive also highlights the north coast including a stop at the Calypso Cave belvedere, this viewing point offers breathtaking views over the red sands of Ramla Bay and the lush fertile valley which leads down to it. This panoramic coastal driver drive takes us to Xwejni bay with its salt pans and the natural feature of Qolla l-Bajda.

We continue on to one of the most photographed sites on Gozo, Dwejra. This is a site of ecological and geological importance, which includes the Blue Hole, The General's Rock and Inland Sea.

We then go to the pretty seasode village of Xlendi. The picturesque bay has a small sandy beach and restaurantsilining the waterfront. Here you will have some free time for a lunch break.

After lunch we will visit, Victoria the capital of Gozo. The main attraction is the 'The Citadel', a small fortified town which dominates the heights above the island capital. This site has been inhabited since the Bronze Age period. Walking through this historical gem one can admire the medieval layout with interesting features and some excellent examples of domestic medieval architecture, blending with buildings of the Knights of St John. Once at the top, a stunning panorama of the whole island and even Malta's northern coast enfolds.

We make our back to Victoria and drive down to the port for the ferry back to Valletta.

Tour itinerary and route map

0845hrs meet your guide
0900hrs ferry departs Valletta
0945hrs ferry arrives in Mgarr Harbour, Gozo
1000hrs visit to a traditional 75-year-old bakery and tasting experience
1030hrs Ggantija Temples
1130hrs Calypso cave belvedere and panoramic route
1220hrs Dwejra Bay/Inland Sea plus tasting experience
1300hrs Xlendi Bay - free time for lunch break 
1415hrs The Citadel in Victoria

1530hrs arrive at Mgarr Harbour
1545hrs ferry departs Mgarr Harbour, Gozo
1630hrs ferry arrives in Valletta

Times are for guidance only

Meeting place/Departure point

This tour starts and ends in Valletta and details will appear on the confirmation which you will receive after booking.

If you are not staying in Valletta and would like to join this tour, we can arrange transport to bring you to the meeting point. Get in touch via our Contact Us page.

Good to know before you book

If the sea conditions are too choppy for the catamaran Fast Ferry service, it may be canceled. This means we will transfer you from Valletta to the north of Malta to use the larger ferry.

Tasting experiences are not considered as meals, they are small tasting samples. Unfortunately, there are no alternatives during these tasting experiences for people who suffer from food allergies. During this tour we will include some free time at the pretty Xlendi Bay so you can enjoy a lunch at one the waterfront eateries. 

When we visit Dwejra Bay, optional boat trips around the Inland Sea and Caves maybe available if there is enough time and the sea conditions are suitable. These are available at a supplement. 

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