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Gozo: Full-Day Jeep Tour with Lunch and Powerboat Ride

1. Gozo: Full-Day Jeep Tour with Lunch and Powerboat 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.

Gozo: Full-Day Quad Bike Tour with Lunch and Powerboat Ride

2. Gozo: Full-Day Quad Bike Tour with Lunch and Powerboat Ride

Get an adrenaline rush on a one-of-a-kind adventure tour for thrill seekers. Be taken to the beautiful island of Gozo by powerboat, and ride around the island on a quad bike in the company of very experienced tour leaders. See all the highlights of the island from a different perspective, from the stunning viewpoint of the Qala Belvedere and the rugged landscapes of Ramla Valley. Go to Calypso Cave and the village of Marsalforn. Next, marvel at the traditional saltpans and drive through the Ghasri Valley. Discover the incredible Inland Sea of Dwejra and the small islet of Fungus Rock. Take a swimming break and enjoy some time to shop. Then, take a powerboat back to Malta via the Blue Lagoon and Comino Caves.

Malta’s 3 Cities Tour & Wine Tasting

3. Malta’s 3 Cities Tour & Wine Tasting

Enjoy a half-day the stunning cities of Cospicua, Vittoriosa, and Senglea. Learn about the history and rich culture of this unique Mediterranean island and sample some of Malta’s full-bodied wines at the Marsovin Cellars. Be picked up from any hotel in Malta and board an airconditioned bus and relax on the drive to Cospicua. Pass through the city to admire sights like its double-fortified harbor city.  Continue to Vittoriosa, which is significant for its long history of maritime, mercantile, and military activities. Prior to the establishment of Valletta, military powers that wanted to rule the Maltese islands, needed control Vittoriosa, due to its Grand Harbor. Head to the city of Senglea, which managed to resist the Ottoman invasion at the Great Siege of 1565. Walk through the charming narrow streets of the town, shaded by dozens of historic churches and buildings. Make your way to the Marsovin cellars in Marsa. Start your cellar tour with a historical introduction, followed by an explanation about the process of how locally grown grapes are pressed, fermented, and eventually transformed into wine. Go for a walk through the 400-year-old ageing cellars, which provides an authentic piece of Maltese heritage. Visit the wine bar, where trained staff guide guests through a wine-tasting session paired with snacks like Maltese bread and cheese.

Mdina: Full-Day Tour with Lunch

4. Mdina: Full-Day Tour with Lunch

This tour is ideal for those guests who want to visit and experience some of Malta’s most interesting highlights in just one day, carefully designed to make your day truly memorable. Start by visiting the ancient Medieval city of Mdina, renowned for its palaces and fortifications, medieval and baroque architecture, and ancient heritage. Serving as the island's capital city from antiquity till the medieval period, Mdina is truly an enchanting city! A stroll through its narrow streets, which have not changed much in the last 1000 years, is a must for anyone visiting the Maltese islands. It is undoubtedly one of Europe’s finest examples of an ancient walled/fortified city. Leaving Mdina through the ‘Greeks Gate’, proceed towards St. Cataldus Catacombs, located in Rabat, on the outskirts of Mdina. This site represents some of the earliest archaeological evidence of Christianity in Malta. Proceed to Dingli Cliffs, located off the village of Dingli on Malta’s western coast, at around 253 metres above sea-level, these cliffs represent the highest point of the Maltese islands. The cliffs propose a majestic sight - the views overlooking the terraced fields underneath and the panorama of the vast open seas with the uninhabited small island of Filfla on its backdrop, are truly breath-taking! After lunch you will visit the San Anton Botanical Gardens in Attard, where the president of Malta has his official residence in the palace that adjoins the public gardens. These beautiful gardens were built in the early 17th century and provide several pathways surrounded by fountains and ponds which are inhabited by families of ducks, swans, peacocks, peahens and turtles and also encompass a large variety of trees and flowers from around the world, some of them over three centuries old. The tour then proceeds to the famous crafts village of Ta' Qali, where traditional glass blowers, potters, and jewellers can be admired at work, forming elaborate glass art pieces using the ancient glassblowing technique. With a vast selection of genuine goods made by local artisans and craftsmen such as paintings, Maltese lace, gold, silver and filigree jewellery, leather goods, furniture, ceramics, and ornamental glass, this is the perfect place to pick up some truly genuine locally made souvenirs that will remind you of your visit to Malta. The tour ends with a visit to the Mosta Church, commonly known as the Rotunda of Mosta or the Mosta Dome. Built in the 19th century and modelled on Rome's Pantheon, it has one of the largest unsupported domes in the world.

Malta: Blue Lagoon, Comino & St Paul's Islands Cruise

5. Malta: Blue Lagoon, Comino & St Paul's Islands Cruise

Absorb spectacular views of the stunning Maltese coastline on a full-day cruise from the Bugibba Jetty. Soak in the beauty of the twinkling Mediterranean Sea as you cruise past Mellieha en route to Comino island. Discover the magic of the famous Blue Lagoon cave in Comino, and take a golden opportunity to swim, snorkel, and dive in the crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean. Feel the adrenalin rush as you dive from the boat, and explore the idyllic landscape of Comino. Relax in comfort. Make sure to have your camera at the ready as you sail through the beautiful Comino channel beside other incredible caves such as Giant Octopus cave, Open-Top Face Cave, and the Crystal Lagoon. Take a last dip in the blue waters beside the historic islands of St Pauls, before cruising back to Bugibba to take in the sunset.

Evening of Colorful Festa Fireworks in Malta

6. Evening of Colorful Festa Fireworks in Malta

Festas, or parish feasts, are a strong tradition in Malta, and they are celebrated spectacularly. One or more festas are going on every weekend, and we will take you to one in time for the fireworks! Following pick-up from your hotel on Malta Island, your English-speaking guide tells you about places of interest along the way to the festa village. Once you arrive in the village, a visit to the Parish Church, splendidly decorated to fit the occasion, is a must. Then take in the unique festa atmosphere with a leisurely stroll around the village streets, all beautifully lit up, and filled with stalls selling traditional festa sweets- The fireworks display often begins with the traditional Giggifogu, a whirl of light and colors made by flares on spinning wheels, while the music of the marching village brass bands fills the air.

Malta: Malta Island Bus Tour and Boat Tour

7. Malta: Malta Island Bus Tour and Boat Tour

Get a taste of the unique island of Malta on a bus tour and boat tour. Discover over 7,000 years of history as you drive past heritage sites, popular attractions, and beautiful natural landscapes.  Running during the summer months of the year (May onwards), the hop-on hop-off route starts from Bugibba, passing through Qawra and St Julian's and on to Malta’s capital city Valletta. You'll then make your way south where you will be able to experience and visit historic temples and sights along the way. Following your stop at the Blue Grotto, the tour heads back up north and inland stopping at Roman sites and points of interest and then back to Bugibba via Golden Bay on the North-West coast. With over 30 stops and 50 points of interest along the route, discover this Maltese Island like never before. Experience key sights including the Mosta Church and Dome; Ta’Qali Craft Village; and Rabat with many Roman Sites such as the restored Roman Villa, St Agatha’s Catacombs, and the medieval town of Mdina. Enjoy the famous 'Three Cities' and the Tarxien Temples believed to be built around 3000 BC. Marsaxlokk is a traditional and picturesque fishing village that is sure to delight you. Take the opportunity to visit the beautiful Blue Grotto. You will discover plenty of things to do on this island tour. Plus you can combine your hop-on-hop-off tour with a harbor cruise. Summer hop-on hop-off stops may include: • Bugibba Jetty • Malta National Aquarium • Qawra Seafront • Spinola Bay, • St. Julians • Sliema Ferries • Valleta – City Centre • Valletta Waterfront • The Three Cities • Vittoriosa Marsaxlokk • Fishing Village • Blue Grotto • Hagar Qim Temples & Mnajdra Temples Ta • Q'ali • Mosta • Mdina • Rabat • Golden Bay

Folklore Dinner Show at Ta' Marija Restaurant

8. Folklore Dinner Show at Ta' Marija Restaurant

Established in 1964, Ta’ Marija Restaurant is one of the Island’s most historically rich restaurants. This long-standing experience, coupled with the chefs’ explosive creativity, have enabled us to introduce a new take on Maltese cuisine; one which serves as a fusion between the old and the new. For an evening of culinary delights sprinkled with a lot of liveliness, join this special Folklore Dinner Show. Starting at 19:30 hrs. and ending at approximately 22:30 hrs. After dinner the folklore show features six dancers in traditional eighteenth-century costumes who will lure you into a jovial story of Maltese history told through dance. The dancefloor also elevates to enable you to watch the show comfortably from your dining table. After the show, and après-dinner, Ta’ Marija’s dancefloor will light up, with soft or popular music according to the mood, to make your own history of a truly unforgettable evening! ► The 4 Course Menu Includes: (1) Maltese Arancini, Maltese Sausage, Goat's Cheese, Pistachios & Arborio Rice With Beans (2) Traditional Shellfish & Garlic Soup; (Or) (2) Gorgonzola Filled Ravioli & Creamy Button Mushroom & Truffle Oil Sauce (3) Baked Squid Stuffed With Tentacles, Olives, Capers, Fresh Herbs & Linguine Pasta With Cuttlefish Ink; (Or) (3) Slow Cooked Traditional Horse Meat Stew, Rich Red Wine & Lacto Beer Sauce, Fried Wild Thyme ‘Horseshoe’ Bread; (Or) (3) Signature Baked Boneless Rabbit Stuffed With Rabbit Liver, Herbs And Rice, Fruity Port Wine Sauce With Pistachios, Sultanas & Apricots • The Above Main Courses Are Served With: Roasted Seasonal Vegetables & Maltese Style Baked Potatoes With Fennel (4) Vanilla, Chocolate & Strawberry Custard, Sponge With Pomegranate Liqueur, “Helwa Tat-Tork”, Fruit, Savoiardi Biscuits, Cream & Crushed Nuts Free Flowing Local Wine, Mineral Water & Coffee Are Included During Your Dinner.

Half-Day Tour of Mosta, Ta'Qali Crafts Village & Mdina

9. Half-Day Tour of Mosta, Ta'Qali Crafts Village & Mdina

Visit three of Malta's most distinct attractions on this half-day tour in the heart of the island. Explore the town of Mosta and stop in at the Church of St. Mary, which features one of the largest domes in the world. On April 9, 1942 a German bomb pierced the dome and fell among a congregation of more than 300 people, but did not explode. The event has become legendary, with many regarding it as a miracle. A replica of the bomb can be seen in the church's sacristy. Then visit the nearby village of Ta'Qali, where a former British military outpost has been converted into handicraft workshops. Here you can watch local artisans at work blowing elaborate glass art pieces, intricately assembling silver filigree jewelery, and carving local limestone. Finish with a visit to Mdina, Malta's ancient capital and one of the world's best medieval fortifications. Admire panoramic views of the entire Maltese landscape, and visit St. Paul's Cathedral ̶ built on the site where governor Publius was reported to have met St. Paul following his shipwreck off the Maltese coast.

Malta: Scenic Tour by Vintage Bus including Palazzo Falson

10. Malta: Scenic Tour by Vintage Bus including Palazzo Falson

Enjoy a scenic half-day tour of Malta and get fantastic views from the island’s highest point. Visit the historic Palazzo Falson in Mdina, and wander around Buskett Gardens on the grounds of Verdala Palace. Your first stop is Palazzo Falson, a medieval townhouse in Mdina. There, explore a house-museum with seventeen rooms of historic domestic belongings and a number of antique collections. Admire a building that's believed to have been built around 1495, probably incorporating parts of a 13th-century building, and further enlarged in the mid-16th century Next, drive to Dingli Cliffs, the highest point in Malta. The isolated Chapel of St. Mary Magdalene on the towering rocks makes for a charming landmark. Built in the 17th century, the chapel offers some of the most stunning views in Malta, including to the tiny uninhabited islet of Filfla. Your final stop will be Buskett Gardens in the fertile valley of Wied il-Luq at Siggiewi. At their best in spring, the gardens also offer shade from the harsh mid-summer sun and a quiet place for a walk in winter. Explore the beautiful gardens, located in the grounds of Verdala Palace, official residence of the President of Malta. During the scenic tour, you will also pause for coffee, when you will get the chance to sample some of Malta’s traditional pastizzi, diamond-shaped savory pastries, often filled with ricotta.

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What people are saying about Mosta

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 1,201 reviews

GREAT! From the beginning to the end. The driver picked us up from our hotel (there are several other stops) on time. Lots of traffic to get to our boat, the trip to GOZO is already a refreshing ride. And then to GOZO, second shuttle to the start of the quad ride. On site we filled out some papers (you need a driving license). WC on site. Here we go. A few swimming stops, a meal stop in a pretty square. The meal is okay. And then pause in a small shop to taste local products. There are many swimming breaks. No time to get tired of driving the quad. Mani our guide delighted us with his knowledge of the island and his humor. I recommend 300%. For the practical aspect, bring plenty of water and sunscreen, there is enough to hang the backpack on the quad. There were two of us on the quad, we were able to change drivers to enjoy the scenery.

We had a super guide and we could choose whether and how often we wanted to swim. There were also an appropriate number of breaks and lunch was well organised. In short, a great experience!

Nice tour. Nice tour guide & told a lot about the area. Glad you could do it in your own language.

We spent a wonderful day on the island with our guide Marc and discovered many enchanting corners.

Louis bugeja Is the best guide on the trip. Always ask for him