Gozo Guided Day Trip Incl. Ggantija Temples and Lunch
Gozo is an enchanting island, brimming with rich history at every twist and turn, during this full day tour, you will experience Gozo’s magnificent heritage, visit key landmarks, and discover hidden gems.
After a short twenty-minute ferry crossing we start by visiting the megalithic temples of Ġgantija, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1980.
We will proceed to Victoria, the capital city of Gozo. This is a great place to watch the islanders go about their day, especially when the main market square comes to life.
At the heart of the city lies “Iċ-Ċittadella” (The Citadel), with its distinctive skyline and imposing military architecture, this ancient, fortified structure stands out as Gozo’s major landmark.
We end the tour by visiting the sea inlet known as Xlendi Bay, and the Inland Sea in Dwejra. Both areas are surrounded by picturesque steep cliffs.Itinerary
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Ggantija Archaeological Park, John Otto Bayer Street Xagħra, Ggantija, Island of Gozo Malta
We start our tour by visiting the megalithic temples of Ġgantija, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1980, this impressive archaeological site dates to c. 3600-2500 BC, along with Ta’ Ħaġrat Temples and Skorba Temples in Malta, the temples of Ġgantija are believed to be the second oldest free-standing monuments on Earth, second only to Göbekli Tepe in Turkey and predating Stonehenge in England, and the Pyramids of Egypt by approximately 1000 years! The etymology of “Ġgantija” is derived from the Maltese word for giant (“Ġgant”) 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 five meters in length and weighing over 50 tons.
Duration: 45 minutesStop At:
Victoria, Victoria, Island of Gozo
After visiting the temples of Ġgantija we will proceed to visit Victoria, the delightful capital city of Gozo. Victoria is not just the geographic heart of Gozo; it is also the centre of everyday activity. It manages to combine the bustle of its market and shops with a relaxed and sociable atmosphere. It is a great place to watch the islanders go about their day, especially when the main market square comes to life.
Duration: 25 minutesStop At:
The Citadel, Victoria, Victoria, Island of Gozo Malta
At the heart of the city lies another majestic site; the medieval fortress known locally as “Iċ-Ċittadella” (The Citadel), with its distinctive skyline and imposing military architecture, this ancient, fortified structure stands out as Gozo’s major landmark, a beacon visible from all over the island.
The area has been inhabited since the Bronze Age, and the site now occupied by The Citadel is believed to have been the acropolis of the Punic-Roman city of Gaulos or Glauconis Civitas. During the medieval period, the acropolis was converted into a castle which served as a refuge for Gozo’s population. A suburb began to develop outside its walls by the 15th century, and this area now forms the historic core of Victoria.
Duration: 50 minutesStop At:
Xlendi Bay, Il Kantra, Xlendi, Island of Gozo XLN 1040 Malta
Our 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.
Duration: 45 minutesStop At:
Dwejra Bay, San Lawrenz, Island of Gozo Malta
Our last stop is at Dwejra, situated on the western shore of the island of Gozo this area is a geological and ecological haven. All the various surroundings are a blend of geology, landscape, fauna, habitats, shoreline, seascapes, archaeology, flora, and history, which makes a visit to this site 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-metre-long natural tunnel which opens out into the open sea, a truly fascinating natural formation which evokes awe and leaves a striking impression. Weather permitting you will have the opportunity to take a short boat trip through the narrow tunnel and its surrounding area, this trip is available at a small fee payable on location (the boat trip is not included in your package price).
Duration: 45 minutesStop At:
Island of Gozo, Island of Gozo
A tourist lunch including a glass of wine is included during one of our stops.
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Near public transportation"
"Most travelers can participate"
"The time shown on the website or on your ticket is the approximate start time of the activity and not the time when you will be picked up from your Hotel (or closest meeting point). At least a few days before the date of your activity, you need to make sure to contact the tour operator to confirm your pick-up location and pick-up time."
"The tour will be guided in the language you have booked, however please note that at times, depending on operational circumstances, the commentary might be provided by a multilingual guide (limited to a maximum of 2 languages)."
"The provider reserves the right to change the order of the visits without any prior notice."
"The boat trip at Dwejra Bay is not included in the price of your package; the boat trip is optional (to be paid on location) and can only be done subject to favourable weather conditions, the cost is approximately €6 per person."
"The tour in Polish will be done with either a Polish-speaking guide or with an English-speaking guide together with a native Polish host acting as a translator."
"Not recommended for travellers with mobility impairments"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 52 travelers"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
Hora de Inicio:
Duración: 8 To 9 Hours
Lugar de comienzo:
Traveler pickup is offered
The tour operator can provide pick-up from all over mainland Malta (including Hotels in Gozo). If your Hotel is not on the list, please contact the tour operator with your Hotel name or accommodation address so they can arrange pick-up from your accommodation or in some cases from the closest meeting point possible to your Hotel/accommodation.
The time shown on the website is the approximate start time of the activity and not the time when you will be picked up from your Hotel (or closest meeting point). Upon receipt of your booking the tour operator will send you an e-mail confirming your exact pick-up time and pick-up location.
Cancelaciones y devoluciones:
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.