Full Day Private Tour in Island of Gozo
Spend a day entirely exploring the Maltese countryside, the majestic beaches and coast line of the Gozitan island. Immerse yourself in the ancient culture of the megalithic period, explore the imposing fortifications of the Citadella, be amazed by the attractive calcification formations of Xerri's Grotto, visit the sanctuary of ta' Pinu and relax by the sea eating a special local dish.
Pick-up times for Private Tours can be adjusted according to your specifications. Departure times and pick-up locations can be discussed whilst doing booking. Cabs are fully air-conditioned and all trips are accompanied by detailed commentary from our experienced drivers who happen to be also graduated in the subject. (Tours can be organized for groups of 1 to 4 or 1 to 8).
Licensed Guide is not included. This can be organized at an additional charge.
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Hotel pickup available
What's included :
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Private transportation
- Parking Fees
- Airport/Departure Tax
- Bottled water
- Ferry tickets
What's excluded :
- Entrance Fees to sites run by Heritage Malta
- Entry/Admission - Ggantija Megalithic Temples
- Entry/Admission - Xerri's Grotto
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Citadel, It-Telgħa tal-Belt, Ir-Rabat Għawdex, Malta
After pick-up from your location in Malta around 9:ooam, we will start on our journey to the Cirkewwa Ferry Terminal; located in the North of the country, to take the 09:45am ferry. Once we catch the ferry we have around 30 minutes to reach the island of Gozo.
The Citadella - Located in the Capital of Gozo, this imposing fortification is built strategically on a hill giving a dynamic view of the whole island and its landscape. The ramparts are a vantage point for the onlookers and photo enthusiasts. Its roots date back to the late medieval times, but the hill has been settled since Neolithic times.
One can spend time wondering along the narrow street and the ramparts, or choose to visit the Fort Visitor centre located in the ditch (accessible for all).
One can also choose to go down the hill and try the local pastizzi - a local pastry delight filled with peas or cheese.
You are advised to have lunch at this time - ample time will be given to see the site and eat.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Stop At: Ggantija Megalithic Temples, John Otto Bayer Street Xagħra, Ggantija, Island of Gozo Malta
Located in the town of Xaghra, this majestic structure is known to be the oldest freestanding megalithic structure in the world. Consisting of two temples which date back to between 3600 and 3200 BC, the Ġgantija Temples are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The site has the facility to access for all, including its interpretation centre which also deserves a visit.
Entrance fee varies from €4 to €8 and sometimes there is possibility to combine it with Ta’ Kola Windmill, located 10 minutes walk away from this site.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Xerri's Grotto, Xaghra, Island of Gozo Malta
Xerri’s grotto is an underground site in Xaghra, Gozo. This cave was discovered in 1923, underneath a house, while the owners were digging for a well.
This small cave is known for its unusual yet colourful alabaster stalactites and stalagmites. There are a few attractive calcification formations that range from a height of 25cm to a metre.
The entrance is via a 10 metre spiral staircase, and the cave is artificially illuminated. The owners give you a quick tour, highlighting the geological structures that were created over the millennia. The cave is open from Monday to Saturday from 09:00 to 18:00 and the entrance fee is €2.50 for adults.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Calypso Cave, Xagħra, Malta
Calypso’s Cave overlooks the glorious red sands of Gozo’s finest beach, Ramla l-Ħamra and is alleged to be the cave referred to by Homer in The Odyssey. The story goes that Gozo is Homer’s Island of Ogygia and the cave is the one where the beautiful nymph Calypso keeps Odysseus as a “prisoner of love” for seven years.
Links with Homer are intriguing and the views of the picteresque Ramla Bay are breathtaking. On the shore below Calypso’s Cave are the ruins of a fortification built by the Knights of Malta in the mid-18th century to serve as defence against invading forces.
The cave and part of the promontory are inaccessible to the public due to geological movement, however the belvedere gives you amazing views of the surrounding landscape.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Ta' Pinu National Shrine, 40 George Borg Olivier St, Gharb, Island of Gozo Malta
The Sanctuary of Ta’ Pinu is an architectural masterpiece built in an isolated site in the island of Gozo, in the valley between the villages of Gharb and Ghammar. It is a shrine to Our Lady of Ta’ Pinu, that welcomes all the visitors who wish to pray or simply admire the splendid sculptures and craftsmanship of designs on the Maltese stone inside the church.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Dwejra Inland Sea, San Lawrenz, Malta
Geology and the sea have conspired to produce some spectacular coastal scenery at Dwejra on the west coast. Two vast, underground caverns in the limestone have collapsed to create two circular depressions now occupied by Dwejra Bay and the Inland Sea. The Azure Window, a huge natural arch in the sea cliffs that drew throngs of tourists, collapsed into the sea in March 2017 as a result of natural erosion. Huge underwater sections of the arch can be seen on 15-minute boat trips leaving from the Inland Sea, and the surrounding coastal landscapes are still wildly scenic and definitely worth visiting.
Duration: 40 minutes
Stop At: Xlendi, Xlendi, Island of Gozo
Xlendi Malta Bay Gozo is located at the bottom of a very steep valley starting from the village of Kercem.
During the descent down to the Bay one can appreciate the greenery all around and the deeper one descends into the valley, one may also notice the abundance of cane growing in the valley, depending on the time of the year arriving at the car park soon after.
Due to its geological formation and the shallow sloping pebbly beach, the Bay used to be a sleepy fishing village where to date some fishermen still keep a few of the remaining boat houses.
The promenade, although small, is very pretty, especially in summer when it is lined with tables close to the seashore where one can enjoy a relaxing meal close to the water’s edge.
This would be the last stop for the day, at around 04:10pm the group will gather again to head to the Mgarr ferry to catch the 04:30pm ferry to Malta.
Duration: 50 minutes
Departure Point :Traveler pickup is offered
Pick-up times for Private Tours can be adjusted according to your specifications. Departure times and pick-up locations can be discussed whilst doing booking. Cabs are fully air-conditioned and all trips are accompanied by detailed commentary from our experienced drivers who happen to be also graduated in the subject. (Tours can be organised for groups of 1 to 4 or 1 to 8).Airports
- Malta International Airport, Luqa LQA 4000, Malta
- The Valletta Waterfront, Triq il-Vittmi Furjaniżi tal-Gwerra, Il-Furjana, Malta
- Virtu Ferries Passenger Terminal, Marsa, Malta
- Cruise Liner Port, Floriana, Malta
Departure Time :Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. Private Tours - 8 p Full Day 8/31/2020 - 10/23/2021
Private Tours - 4 p Full Day 8/31/2020 - 10/23/2021
Monday - Sunday: 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM Monday - Sunday: 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
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Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Infant seats available
- Most travelers can participate
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- Face masks required for travelers in public areas
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Social distancing enforced throughout experience
- Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
- Gear/equipment sanitized between use
- Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- Should you have any sympthoms of influenza, please advise before and we can cancel the trip at an adequate percentage.
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.