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From Malta: Gozo Day Trip Including Ggantija Temples

From Malta: Gozo Day Trip Including Ggantija Temples

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Discover Gozo's splendid highlights, such as Dwejra, the Citadel of Rabat, the ancient Ggantija Temples, and even a bit of legend: Odysseus is said to have been stranded there for 7 years.

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Pickup included
Please wait outside for your pick-up transport, next to the main entrance door of the designated hotel. For other pickup locations which are not hotels, the activity provider will send you an e-mail to let you know where you must wait for your pickup.

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Ggantija Temples
  • Experience the Citadel of Rabat, the ancient capital of the Island
  • Walk the grounds of the picturesque Bay of Xlendi
  • Appreciate the fascinating natural beauty of the Inland Sea at Dwejra
Full description

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.

Includes
  • Pick-up and drop-off
  • Transportation in an airconditioned bus or coach
  • Roundtrip Gozo ferry tickets.
  • Licensed guide
  • All entry tickets to the sites
  • Lunch
  • A glass of wine
  • Any extra drinks consumed
  • Optional boat trip at Dwejra Bay (to be paid on location)
  • Tips (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • The boat trip at Dwejra Bay is optional (to be paid on location), and it is always subject to weather conditions
  • The time shown on the website/your ticket/your voucher is the approximate start time of the activity and not the time when you will be picked up from your location
  • The activity provider will be sending you an e-mail confirming your pick-up time and location
  • The tour will be guided in the language you have booked, however, please note that at times, depending on operational circumstances the guidance might be provided by a multilingual guide
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 483 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.4/5
  • Transportation
    4.3/5
  • Value for money
    4.1/5
  • Safety
    4.5/5

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Very good excursion from Valletta: coach then ferry to Gozo and visits to six different sites. Very well organized and planned. A guide (Olivia) very smiling, available and competent. Thanks to her. And thanks to Bernadette who helped us find a taxi on the way back. A great visit that I recommend.

October 10, 2022

An itinerary where everything is organized, minivan that picks you up at the hotel ferry bus and guide (in Italian) all entrances including the only flaw we were the only Italian and French group and the time to see everything is the best The included lunch is poor Overall if you are short on time it is recommended

October 3, 2022

The tour is really well organized and allows you to see all the main attractions of Gozo in one day. Our guide Jos was really very good both in the explanations of the various places visited and in giving other information about the history of the Maltese archipelago, its traditions and its language. Transfers by both bus and ferry were perfect. We also had some free time to be able to visit the Citadel on our own and, even in that case, the guide advised us what to see. It was a perfect day thanks mostly to the guide!

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September 4, 2022

Product ID: 15673