Things to do in Victoria, Gozo

Our most recommended things to do in Victoria, Gozo

Malta: Gozo Full-Day Jeep Tour with Lunch & Boat Ride

1. Malta: Gozo Full-Day Jeep Tour with Lunch & Boat Ride

Explore the island of Gozo by Jeep and see the most beautiful sights on this day trip from Malta. Stop in the charming towns and enjoy different bays such as Ramla Bay and Xlendi Bay. Uncover the secrets of Calypso's Cave and have a scrumptious lunch. Go to Victoria and ride past the Blue Lagoon and Comino Caves. Benefit from hotel pickup in Malta and private powerboat to Gozo. Meet your guide and head to the Qala Belvedere for panoramic views across the sea, then visit the pretty resort town of Ramla Bay. See ruins at Calypso's Cave, or explore the temple complex of Ġgantija (own expense). Make a stop to refuel with a three-course meal at the beautiful Village of Xewkija. Discover the typical fishing village of Xlendi Bay and marvel at the rock formations of Dwejra. Get up close to the salt pans on the north coast near the beach resort of Marsalforn Bay. Visit the Citadel in the capital city of Victoria, and enjoy some time for a relaxing swim in the sea. End with a powerboat ride back to Malta via the Blue Lagoon and Comino Caves.

From Malta: Gozo Day Trip Including Ggantija Temples

2. From Malta: Gozo Day Trip Including Ggantija Temples

During this full-day tour, experience Gozo's magnificent heritage, visit key landmarks, and discover hidden gems, all while relishing the impressive beauty and distinctive charm this tiny island has to offer.  This tour starts with a short 20-minute ferry crossing to Gozo, which immediately sets the pace to Gozo’s unique atmosphere. The first stop is the megalithic temples of Ggantija, included on the UNESCO World Heritage List. This impressive archaeological site dates to c. 3600-3200 BC and is believed to be the oldest freestanding monument in the world, predating Stonehenge in England, and the Pyramids of Egypt. The etymology of “Ggantija” is derived from the Maltese word for giant (“ggant”) because it was believed the site was built by a race of giants.  This mythological idea makes sense considering that the temples are constructed from megaliths (massive limestone blocks) measuring more than 5 meters in length and weighing over 50 tons. Afterward, head towards the medieval fortified city known locally as “Cittadella” (The Citadel).  Located within the capital city of Gozo (Victoria), with its distinctive skyline and imposing military architecture, this ancient, fortified city stands out as Gozo’s major landmark, a beacon visible from all over the Island. Next visit is the delightful sea inlet known as Xlendi Bay, located at the end of a deep, lush ravine, which was once a riverbed and surrounded by picturesque steep cliffs. The bay is now on the must-visit list of most day-trippers to the Island.  Xlendi’s small but lively promenade is busy at all times of the day, with a variety of cafes, restaurants, and a handful of souvenir shops. Though seemingly bursting with activity during summer, Xlendi bay remains a refreshingly quiet place even at the height of the season. Your final stop is Dwejra. Situated on the western shore of the island of Gozo this area is a geological and ecological haven. Its surroundings offer a blend of geology, landscape, fauna, habitats, shoreline, seascapes, archaeology, flora, and history, making this an experience to remember. Dwejra is also known for its Inland Sea, a small bay surrounded by high cliffs and connected by an impressive 65-meter-long natural tunnel that opens out into the open sea, a truly fascinating natural formation that evokes awe and leaves a striking impression. After a day full of experiences and unique memories, take a short ferry crossing back to Malta and return to your hotel.

Malta: Highlights of Malta & Mdina Full Day Tour with Lunch

3. Malta: Highlights of Malta & Mdina Full Day Tour with Lunch

Experience some of Malta's most interesting highlights in just one day on a guided group tour. Discover the medieval city of Mdina, St. Cataldus Catacombs, and Mosta Rotunda. Stroll through the San Anton Botanical Gardens, take in sea views from Dingli Cliffs, and buy glass from local craftspeople. After hotel pickup, start your tour with the ancient city of Mdina, renowned for its opulent palaces, fortifications, architecture, and ancient heritage. Stroll through the narrow streets of the island's old capital, taking in one of Europe's finest examples of an ancient walled/fortified city. Take a journey back in time, as the streets have not changed much in the last 1,000 years. Admire the magnificent palazzos and churches in the city's unique mix of medieval and Baroque styles, as well as the spectacular panoramas from the high bastion walls. Leave Mdina through the Greeks Gate. Head to St. Cataldus Catacombs, in Rabat, on the outskirts of Mdina. Discover the catacombs, which were originally a Punic burial shaft, and some of the earliest archaeological evidence of Christianity in Malta. See graves that are beautiful examples of canopied tombs and others hewn in the rocks. Continue to Dingli Cliffs, off the village of Dingli on Malta's western coast, the highest point of the Maltese island at around 253m above sea level. Enjoy breathtaking views over the terraced fields underneath and the panorama of the vast open seas with the small uninhabited island of Filfla. After lunch, visit the San Anton Botanical Gardens, built in the early 17th century by Grand Master Antoine de Paule to complement his summer residence: San Anton Palace, located at the perimeter of the gardens, now serving as the residence of the Maltese President. Next, stop at the Ta' Qali Craft Village, a former British Royal Air Forces wartime airfield restored into a local artisan hub. Watch local craftsmen form elaborate glass art using ancient glassblowing techniques. Get some genuine locally made mementos to remind you of your visit to Malta. End your tour with Malta's largest church, the Sanctuary Basilica of the Assumption of Our Lady, commonly known as the Mosta Rotunda or Mosta Dome. Built between 1833 and the 1860s to Neoclassical designs, the present church is based on the Pantheon in Rome. Discover its dome, the third largest unsupported dome in the world. Finally, return to your hotel.

From Sliema: Gozo, Comino & The Blue Lagoon Boat & Bus Tour

4. From Sliema: Gozo, Comino & The Blue Lagoon Boat & Bus Tour

Departing from Sliema ferries, cruise north to the Island of Gozo. Upon arrival at Mgarr Harbour, you will board one of the buses which will take you for a 3-hour panoramic sightseeing tour of this amazing and beautiful Island. During the sightseeing tour, admire the lush countryside and picturesque landscape. On the way you will stop either at Dwejra, to see the inland sea and the fungus rock, or at Xlendi Bay (depending on the season), and drive by various landmarks, such as Ta' Pinu National Shrine. You will make a second stop at Victoria, the capital of Gozo. Enjoy some free time to simply roam around the city, have a coffee or a snack at one of the cafes, or visit one of the city's shopping centers. Within the city of Victoria, you can also visit the majestic Citadel (known locally as “Cittadella”), an imposing Medieval fortress being considered by UNESCO as a possible World Heritage Site. After the sightseeing tour, once again you will cruise towards the Island of Comino. Get ready to be amazed by the turquoise crystal-clear waters of the famous Blue Lagoon. Here you will stop for approximately 90 minutes - swim, sunbathe, snorkel, or simply enjoy a walk in the countryside of Comino Island. After stopping at the Blue Lagoon, you will cruise by the stunning Crystal Lagoon caves of Comino before heading back to Sliema.

Gozo 1-Day Hop-On Hop-Off City Sightseeing Bus Tour

5. Gozo 1-Day Hop-On Hop-Off City Sightseeing Bus Tour

This city sightseeing bus tour will help you to discover Gozo – one of the most untouched islands in the Mediterranean. Explore its picturesque and tranquil towns and villages, where life has barely changed for hundreds of years and many traditions are still upheld. This new open-top bus tour of Gozo starts from the picture postcard Mgarr Harbor. The route takes about 2.5 hours with 14 stops, visiting all the major attractions that this beautiful island has to offer. Hop on and off at your leisure at conveniently located stops along the route. On one side of Mgarr Harbor is Fort Chambray, built by the Knights of St. John in 1749, which majestically and defiantly guards the harbor from its vantage point, while the church dedicated to Our Lady of Lourdes is a prominent landmark overlooking the harbor. Enjoy 360 degree panoramic views from the top deck of an open top bus. Hop off at the capital of Victoria, with its famous Citadel which has been at the heart of the island’s activities since Neolithic times and has been aptly called the crown of Gozo. Lying precisely in the center of the island, Victoria is the island’s most populated area. Tide the bus to Republic Street, the main street flanked by shops, banks, and restaurants. Here you can dine, watch a performance in one of the theaters, or take the opportunity to buy souvenirs. Take timeout at the Bishop’s Chancery, Il-Mall, or Rundle Gardens, an oasis of peace in the center of the busy town that houses a variety of local and imported trees. The sightseeing bus tour of Gozo visits the fascinating and ancient Ggantuja Temples and Fungus Rock. For such a small island Gozo also has a high concentration of churches, including the famed Xewkija Rotunda Church, which has a capacity of 3000 – enough to hold the entire population of Xewkija village. Tour Stops:  Stop 1 - Mgarr Stop 2 - Xewkija Stop 3 - Savina Creativity Stop 4 - Victoria to Dwejra Stop 5 - Ta’ Dbiegi Stop 6 - Dwejra Stop 7 - Ta’ Pinu Stop 8 - Fontana Stop 9 - Xlendi Stop 10 - Victoria to Marsalfom Stop 11 -Marsalfom Stop 12 - Ggantija Stop 13 - Ramla Stop 14 - Nadur Stop 15 - Mgarr

Malta: Comino, Blue Lagoon & Gozo - 2 Island Boat Cruise

6. Malta: Comino, Blue Lagoon & Gozo - 2 Island Boat Cruise

Join the captain and their crew on an unforgettable boat cruise visiting the islands of Comino and Gozo. Starting from the Bugibba Jetty, cruise past the northern coast of Malta close enough to snap amazing pictures of its high rocky cliffs, coves, naturally formed rock formations, and caves. Pass by historical landmarks such as the islands of St. Pauls and the huge statue of St. Pauls that was shipwrecked in Malta in 60A.D. Enter into the Ahrax and Santa Maria caves stopping as close as possible to get some incredible shots. Throughout the journey, captain Kevin will be making a live commentary about all the sites, including some historic and cultural information. Then, enjoy a 1.5-hour stop in the famous Blue Lagoon, the place that some have described as paradise. With its silky white sand and crystal clear waters it is impossible to resist a dip here. Swim, slide or jump into the unbelievably clear water or walk off the boat to the beach. During your time on Comino Island, remain on the boat and use its many facilities. Sunbathe on the upper sun deck, chill out in the shady seats on the main deck, make use of the 10-meter slide, or walk off the boat to the small sandy beach. After the time in Comino, sail towards the island of Gozo. Enjoy 3 hours of free time to explore the island. Take the local bus or pay on the day for a convenient transfer to Victoria, the capital city of Gozo, and a second stop at Xlendi bay. After 3 hours on Gozo make your way back to the harbor and continue the cruise back to Malta through the south channel of Comino. Pass by the Crystal Lagoon, sea caves, and St. Mary's tower before returning to Malta.

Malta: Full-Day Gozo and Blue Lagoon Cruise with Drinks

7. Malta: Full-Day Gozo and Blue Lagoon Cruise with Drinks

Cruise along Malta’s north coast and enjoy views of St. Paul's Island and Mellieha on this full-day cruise. Visit Gozo island, explore the city of Rabat, and swim in the crystal-clear waters of the Blue Lagoon. Soft drinks are included Get picked up from one of the designated pickup points in Malta, or meet directly at the sailing points in Sliema or Buggiba, and set sail along the coast. Upon arrival at Gozo, board a bus bound for the capital city of Rabat. Here, enjoy 75 minutes of free time to explore the city and Cittadella. In the afternoon, board the boat again and head to Comino Island to enjoy the crystal-clear waters of the Blue Lagoon. Swim or snorkel in the tranquil turquoise waters or relax on the beach before heading back to Malta in the evening.

Gozo: Full-Day Jeep Safari with Buffet Lunch and Wine

8. Gozo: Full-Day Jeep Safari with Buffet Lunch and Wine

When you arrive at approximately 10:15 AM, your designated guide and driver will meet you at Mgarr Harbour to start the tour around Gozo.  A few of the places your driver will take you to visit include Qala Belvedere, Ramla, Calypso Cave, Ggantija Temples, Dwejra/Inland Sea, the Salt Pans, Marsalforn, Cliffs and Xlendi Bay. Enjoy a mouth-watering buffet which will be served to you for lunch at the Mariblu Restaurant, along with some local wine and water. After the tour has ended, you will be escorted back to the starting point at Mgarr Harbour, where transport will take you back to your accommodation.

From Malta: Full-Day Gozo Sightseeing Bus Tour with Lunch

9. From Malta: Full-Day Gozo Sightseeing Bus Tour with Lunch

Cross to the tiny island of Gozo to enjoy a 10-hour sightseeing tour of the sister island of Malta. Drive to Xlendi Bay, a popular beach and an ideal diving site. Tour the fishing village and harbor, where fishing vessels bob. Your next stop is the historic fortified city of The Citadella in the heart of Victoria. Also called The Citadel, it is on Malta's tentative list of future UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and contains an old prison within the city walls. Stop for a buffet lunch in Rabat, before seeing the Ta' Pinu Basilica, close to the village of Gharb. Finally, drive to Mgarr Port via Qala Belvedere, where breathtaking scenes await.

From Malta: Three Islands Swimming and Sightseeing Boat Tour

10. From Malta: Three Islands Swimming and Sightseeing Boat Tour

Depart at 11: 00 AM from the town of Bugibba and journey towards the island of Comino by boat. Enjoy the incredible views of Malta from the open sea and cruise close to the shore to check out the island's magnificent coastline and enormous rugged cliffs. Pass the tiny St. Paul’s Island and catch sight of the statue of the apostle Saint Paul that rises high into the sky. Stop to view the island's alluring sea caves and photos before getting underway again. Arrive at the famous Blue Lagoon, where the crisp turquoise waters are clearer than a swimming pool, making it a must-see stop on a hot summers day. Then it's anchors away, as you head to the island of Gozo. Upon arrival on Gozo Island, enjoy three hours of free time to fill as you wish, or opt to purchase a land-transport ticket for a small added charge. The land transport will take you to one of two fabulous locations where you will then have over two hours to explore. Discover the fascinating capital of Gozo, Victoria, with a history that dates back to the Neolithic times.  Xlendi is a small, picturesque seaside village located in the south west of the island of Gozo with a charming bay surrounded by gigantic cliffs and dotted with small and large caves that you can explore. Enjoy panoramic views from the tops of the cliffs. Xlendi also offers a number of very good restaurants, coffee bars, and souvenir shops. 

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What people are saying about Victoria, Gozo

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 1,690 reviews

This was a lovely trip, well balanced activities and really nice staff on board. I especially enjoyed the speed boat tour to the caves and crystal lagoon, well worth paying 15 euros extra. Time is tight on Victoria on Gozo. We opted to have lunch but with hindsight we should have just had a sandwich and spent more time in the citadel which is amazing.

This was a brilliant trip and one of the best I have been on, I cannot recommend this enough, don't overthink just book, you'll have an amazing time!

the tour took us on little Suzukis around the island of Gozo and we got to see the main sites of interest. my driver and guide, Cil, was fantastic.

Very well organized trip. The first stop in Gozo is too short and it's not really worth it, i would have preferred to stay 30 minutes more in Rabat

Ronald is een super vriendelijke man. Hele eiland rond gecrosst en veel gezien en gehoord. Aanrader!