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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.

Mdina & Highlights Of Malta Full Day Tour Including Lunch

2. Mdina & Highlights Of Malta Full Day Tour Including Lunch

Experience some of Malta’s most interesting highlights in just one day on a guided tour. Start by visiting the medieval city of Mdina, renowned for its palaces and fortifications, medieval and baroque architecture, and ancient heritage. Stroll through its narrow streets, which have not changed much in the last 1000 years. 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. Head next to the Dingli Cliffs on Malta’s western coast. At around 253 metres above sea-level, these cliffs are the highest point of the Maltese islands. Admire the views of terraced fields underneath and the panorama of the vast open seas with the uninhabited small island of Filfla as its backdrop. After lunch, visit the San Anton Botanical Gardens in Attard, where the president of Malta has his official residence in the palace. Walk along the pathways surrounded by fountains and ponds which are inhabited by water birds and turtles. See a variety of trees and flowers from around the world The tour then proceeds to the famous crafts village of Ta' Qali. See traditional glass blowers, potters, and jewelers working on their crafts, forming elaborate glass art pieces using the ancient glassblowing technique. Browse a vast selection of authentic 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 high-quality locally-made souvenirs. 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.

Folklore Dinner Show At A Traditional Maltese Restaurant

3. Folklore Dinner Show At A Traditional Maltese 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.

Evening of Colorful Festa Fireworks in Malta

4. 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: Mosta, Crafts Village, Mdina & Valletta Full-Day Tour

5. Malta: Mosta, Crafts Village, Mdina & Valletta Full-Day Tour

Start your tour with a visit to Mosta, a central town famous for its Rotunda church. Also known as the Mosta Dome, is the third largest unsupported dome in the whole world. Marvel at its amazing diameter, and learn about its incredible history. Next, stop in the town of Ta'Qali, once a British WWII outpost and now a village for local handicrafts. Here, watch local artisans at work blowing elaborate glass art pieces, intricately assembling silver jewelry and much more. Take the chance to pick up treasures to remind you of your Malta visit. Then, visit Mdina, built on a plateau in the center of the island. Take in the city's old Baroque buildings, cathedral and magnificent bastion walls. Learn about the many names of Mdina, today also known as the Silent City due to its constant tranquility. Explore the quaint alleys, narrow streets, ancient buildings and magnificent far reaching views from the high bastion walls. Finally, visit Valletta, Malta's capital city and World Heritage Site. See buildings from the 16th century onwards, built during the rule of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem, also known as Knights Hospitaller. Walk through the bustling streets and to Barracca Gardens for a breathtaking panorama of the Grand Harbor. Visit St. John's Co-Cathedral to see The Beheading of Saint John the Baptist by Caravaggio.

Malta Bus Tour to Aviation Museum, Mosta Church & Shelters

6. Malta Bus Tour to Aviation Museum, Mosta Church & Shelters

During this tour, you will travel onboard a traditional Maltese Bus known by the locals as ‘Xarabank’. These buses were built by Maltese Bus Builders during the 1950s to the 1970s and came in all kinds of colours, to overcome illiteracy - red, purple, blue...all depending on the locality they served. This tradition persisted until eventually bus numbers came into place. Traditional Maltese bus decoration consisted of different designs and typography. This included designs in paint; passenger messages on the interior and exterior of the bus, names of patron saints, song lyrics, slogans and many more. There were also plenty of chrome and accessories, such as flags and good luck symbols. Nowadays, these colourful buses are rarely seen, used only on special occasions such as weddings & tourist events. During this tour you will first visit The Aviation Museum, an aircraft museum situated on the site of the former Royal Air Force airfield in the village of Ta'Qali. The museum, based in three hangars, covers the history of aviation on the island with exhibits, particularly from the Second World War and post-war periods. The museum is involved in the preservation and restoration of aircraft, some of which are in airworthy condition. You will then visit the Mosta Rotunda, a Roman Catholic Church dedicated to the Assumption of Our Lady. The design is based on the Pantheon in Rome, has the third largest unsupported dome in the world and is Malta's largest and most famous church. The church narrowly avoided destruction during World War II when on 9 April 1942 a German aerial bomb pierced the dome and fell into the church during Mass, but failed to explode. This event was interpreted by the Maltese as a miracle, although many bombs failed to explode. During your visit you will admire the sacristies, the various objects of prestige, a large-scale model of the church and a replica of the bomb. You will also go up to the portico, to the bell tower & enter in the inner gallery of the the church. Your last stop will be the World War II Shelter that skirts the Mosta Church parvis. The Shelter which was opened recently, was dug by hand in 1940 by 15 highly-skilled workmen. Families used this shelter during World War II to protect themselves from the many and continuous air raids. The complex also boasts an exhibition of tools and implements related to old trades. At the end of the tour, you will also enjoy some local savouries.

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Beautiful experience around the main points of Gozo. Our guide was Luis, born in Gozo and who speaks Italian. He took us to 2 points, one overlooking the sea and the other overlooking the vegetation / city, which are not part of the tour.

We really enjoyed trip to Mdina, we were taken to few different places, such as Dingli Cliffs, Rabat, Mdina and Mosta. The history of Malta is very interesting and tour guide made think to learn more about it.

Well spent day in Gozo. We had a local guide, Louis, who was attractive and showed the island. Lunch was so so, but we were already counting on it because of other reviews.

We were lucky to have had Heidi as our guide. She's really just great, thanks to Heidi for the excellent tour. Just to be recommended!!!!

Got to go to main attractions plus off the beaten path for spectacular views of the island!