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Basilica of the National Shrine of the Blessed Virgin of Ta' Pinu

Basilica of the National Shrine of the Blessed Virgin of Ta' Pinu: Our most recommended tours and activities

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

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

Departing from Sliema Ferries in the morning, you will travel north towards the island of Gozo, admiring Malta's northern shoreline and taking in the gorgeous seascapes, witnessing the rugged coastline, and other attractions that dot the coastline. When you arrive at Mgarr Harbour (Gozo's major port), you will board one of our buses that will take you to Victoria (the capital city of Gozo). On the way to Victoria, you will have a photo stop of approximately 15 minutes at one of Gozo's gorgeous bays and drive by different attractions, such as churches and other landmarks, admiring the magnificent countryside and stunning landscape and taking in the impressive beauty and special charm of this tiny island. You will make a second stop of approximately 75 minutes at Victoria, the capital of Gozo. Here, you can enjoy some free time to simply roam around the city, have a coffee or snack at one of the many cafes, or visit one of the city's shopping centres. Within the city of Victoria, you can also visit the majestic Citadel, an imposing medieval fortress being considered by UNESCO as a possible World Heritage Site. After the sightseeing tour, 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 to swim, sunbathe, snorkel, or simply enjoy a walk in the countryside of Comino Island. The island of Comino is also worth visiting during the off-season months when it might be too cold to swim at the Blue Lagoon. With no cars or urban areas, it is an excellent destination for hikers and photo enthusiasts. It provides many hiking trails leading to St. Mary's Chapel, St. Mary's Watch Tower, and St. Mary's Battery. After stopping at the Blue Lagoon, you will cruise by the stunning Comino Caves before heading back to Sliema.

Sliema or St. Paul's Bay: Best of Gozo and Comino Day Trip

2. Sliema or St. Paul's Bay: Best of Gozo and Comino Day Trip

Aboard our modern Catamaran, you will depart in the morning (depending on the option you have booked) either from Sliema Ferries in Sliema at 10:00 a.m. or from the Sirens Quay in St. Paul's Bay at 10:40 a.m., you will start by cruising up the north-east coast, via the north Comino channel, towards the island of Gozo, an idyllic Mediterranean island of quaint fishing villages and peaceful bays. Upon your arrival at Mgarr harbour (Gozo's main harbour) you will be greeted by one of our representative, who will drive you around the charming island for approximately 2½ hours. You will first visit the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Blessed Virgin of Ta' Pinu, which is known locally as the miracle church. En-route, you will pass by the aqueducts, which were built by the British between 1839 and 1843 and are located on the outskirts of Victoria. While driving, you will also be able to admire the statue of Christ the Redeemer from a distance, as it is situated on a hill that cannot be reached by car. After viewing the magnificent Basilica, you will proceed to visit Victoria, the capital city of Gozo. Here, you will be able to explore the city and the stunning medieval fortress known as “Cittadella” (The Citadel), which is located within the city of Victoria. With its distinctive skyline and imposing military architecture, this ancient fortress stands out as Gozo’s major landmark, a beacon visible from all over the island. After visiting this mythical island of Gozo, you will once again board the vessel and cruise to the Blue Lagoon in Comino, where you will disembark. Get ready to be amazed by the crystal-clear waters of the famous Blue Lagoon! This picturesque bay with transparent turquoise waters, a white sandy base, and a rich marine life is the perfect spot for a relaxing and unforgettable afternoon break. With no cars or urban areas, the island of Comino is also worth visiting during the winter, making it an excellent destination for hikers and photo enthusiasts. It provides many hiking trails leading to St. Mary's Chapel, St. Mary's Watch Tower, and St. Mary's Battery.

Malta: Gozo Full-Day Tuk-Tuk Tour and Lunch

3. Malta: Gozo Full-Day Tuk-Tuk Tour and Lunch

Let Gozo’s charm and ancient history enchant you on this day trip from Malta. Tuk-tuk around Gozo island before taking a cruise along the breathtaking shores of Comino. Enjoy a light traditional Gozitan lunch with a refreshing glass of local wine or water. Meet your driver at a pickup location near where you are staying. Relax as you drive to the boat. Admire the beauty of the Maltese shoreline as you travel to the island of Gozo. Hear fascinating tales from your local multilingual driver. Savor the scent of wildflowers and taste salty tang of the sea air as you cross coastal and country terrain on a tuk-tuk. Visit sites that are unreachable by hop-on and hop-off buses or public transport. See captivating cliffs turn into lush green valleys. Ride on time-worn cobbled streets. Discover the culture, passions, and history of the island as you uncover remote bays, ancient forts, mythical caves, and miracle churches. Satisfy all your senses with an authentic local lunch and a glass of reinvigorating wine. Admire stunning sea caves as you return to your pickup location.

Malta: Gozo Full-Day Jeep Safari with Speedboat Transfers

4. Malta: Gozo Full-Day Jeep Safari with Speedboat Transfers

Explore the island of Gozo by jeep and see its most charming towns and villages. Get picked up from your accommodation on Malta Island and enjoy a speedboat transfer across to Gozo. Immerse yourself in the history of the island as your driver takes you to the most picturesque beaches, bays and caves. 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 lunch at the Mariblu Restaurant, along with some local wine and water. Experience the wonders of this ancient land and it beautiful scenery to the fullest and creat amazing memories. Return via the famous Blue Lagoon and Comino by speedboat, weather permitting and view the crystal clear sea.

From Malta: Gozo Full-Day Tour with Guide, Temples, & Train

5. From Malta: Gozo Full-Day Tour with Guide, Temples, & Train

Cross to the tiny island of Gozo to enjoy a full day excursion of the sister island of Malta. Drive to Ggantija Temples, a megalithic temple complex from the Neolithic era. These temples are the earliest of the Megalithic Temples of Malta and are older than the pyramids of Egypt. 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. Free time will be given in Rabat for those who would like to have lunch, before visitng the Ta' Pinu Basilica, close to the village of Gharb. We will then visit Dwejra, where once there was the Azure Window. Finally, drive to Mgarr Port via Qala Belvedere, where breathtaking scenes await.

From Malta: Gozo Jeep Tour with Lunch and Hotel Transfers

6. From Malta: Gozo Jeep Tour with Lunch and Hotel Transfers

This exclusive Jeep tour is the best possible way to discover and experience the true beauty of Gozo, take spectacular photographs of the breath-taking scenery, 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. Let one of our experienced drivers handle the driving and the stress of navigation while you sit back, unwind, and take in the scenery! In the morning, you will be picked up from your accommodation (or a close meeting point) to travel to the island of Gozo. Upon your arrival at Mġarr Harbour (Gozo’s main harbour), you will board one of our Jeeps, where you will be taken on an unforgettable journey around the beautiful island of Gozo. Each jeep will have one of our experienced drivers, who will also provide you with explanations and information throughout the entire journey. Additional information is provided at each stop in the language you have booked. As you travel through numerous villages, valleys, and backroads, you will enjoy the breath-taking beauty of the island of Gozo. The tour will take you to some of the most picturesque locations and significant landmarks on the island. You will visit gorgeous locations such as the Daħlet Qorrot Valley, the quaint village of Nadur, Ramla Valley, the famous Calypso Cave, and the megalithic temples of Ġgantija, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the oldest freestanding structures in the world! Here you will also have some free time to visit the temples (entry ticket to Ġgantija Temples is not included). After enjoying a delightful buffet lunch washed down with some nice chilled Gozitan wine, you will proceed to the second part of the tour, which will take you to some other marvellous sites, such as the picturesque bay of Xlendi, the majestic medieval Citadel fortress, which is located in the heart of Victoria (the capital city of Gozo), a traditional limestone quarry, the gorgeous Dwejra Bay and its inland sea, where you will have the opportunity to take an optional boat trip (boat trip not included in the price), the Mielaħ Valley, and the famous salt pans, where you can learn how salt has been produced from the sea since Roman times. Weather permitting, during high season (usually from April till October), we will also stop for a refreshing swim at one of the many gorgeous bays in Gozo (don't forget to bring your swimsuit!) Passing through the seaside resort of Marsalforn Bay, we will drive to Mġarr Harbour, where you will board one of our speedboats, which will take you back to Malta, passing by Comino's Blue Lagoon, Crystal Lagoon, and Sea Caves (the speedboat transfer is subject to weather conditions and other operational considerations; when this is not possible, the crossing will be done by the communal Gozo Channel ferry).

Malta: Gozo and Comino Sunset Tour w/ Blue Lagoon & Transfer

7. Malta: Gozo and Comino Sunset Tour w/ Blue Lagoon & Transfer

After you set off, you’ll head to Comino island first, admiring its rugged caves and the beautiful Crystal Lagoon Bay. You’ll be stopping at the Blue Lagoon for 45minutes hours for a swim. You’ll get to experience this world-famous bay without having to spend the whole day there. Gozo has so much to offer despite its small size. From the beauty of its nature and charming seascapes to landmarks, local village culture and centuries-old history that’s visible everywhere you look. On our Tuk Tuk tours, our multilingual gozo experts take you to parts of gozo that no other tour does. From hidden landmarks, raw natural beauty and historically significant places, you’ll see gozo’s many faces on a fun day out. Your (multilingual) driver will share their knowledge about the places you’ll visit along the way.

Coastal Ferry Cruise with Stops in Gozo & Comino/Blue Lagoon

8. Coastal Ferry Cruise with Stops in Gozo & Comino/Blue Lagoon

Aboard our modern Catamaran, you will depart in the morning from Sliema Ferries in Sliema at 10:00 a.m. (or) from the Sirens Quay in St. Paul's Bay at 10:40 a.m. (choose your preferred departure point when booking). Embark on a modern, state-of-the-art catamaran, cruising along Malta's beautiful northern coastline, enjoying the breathtaking views of the various attractions that dot the shoreline until we arrive at the seaside resort of St. Paul's Bay, where we will stop briefly to collect passengers embarking from this region. Experience the breathtaking coastal scenery while travelling in comfort. Journey across the Maltese islands, passing by impressive cliffs, secluded coves, and sheltered inlets. All you need to do is relax, unwind, and enjoy the gorgeous views! Once we reach Gozo, you will have the option to disembark to enjoy the amazing sights of our sister island and then join a later ferry to continue your journey to the island of Comino. Alternatively, you may choose to go to the island of Gozo after visiting Comino. Explore our sister island at your own pace, 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. Stop in Comino and enjoy a refreshing swim. Get ready to be amazed by the crystal-clear waters of the famous Blue Lagoon! This picturesque bay with transparent turquoise waters, a white sandy base, and a rich marine life is the perfect spot for a relaxing and unforgettable break. During your time at Comino Island, you will also have the opportunity to take an optional motorboat trip to the Comino Caves and the Crystal Lagoon (the motorboat trip is optional; the fee is to be paid on location, and it is always subject to favourable weather and sea conditions). With no cars or urban areas, the island of Comino is also worth visiting during the winter, making it an excellent destination for hikers and photo enthusiasts.

From Malta: Self-Driving E-Jeep Guided Tour in Gozo

9. From Malta: Self-Driving E-Jeep Guided Tour in Gozo

This tour is ideal for families and groups of friends that would like to have an all-access, planet loving self-driving tour of Gozo. Designed for those who like the journey as much as the destination, you will power through rugged valleys and backroads, taking in sleepy villages and dramatic country and coastal trails in a convoy following one of our tour leaders / safety officers. Get a fully loaded slice of Gozo. Enjoy a mouth-watering authentic light lunch and satisfy your thirst for the unknown, driving up-close to cherished landmarks not reached by Public Transport or hop on/hop off bus tours. Jeep drivers undergo a safety / operational briefing before setting off in a convoy. Drivers must be aged 21 or over and present a valid driving license and credit card. Insurance Cover excludes the first € 350.00 of any claim, being the policy excess, which amount must be borne by the driver/hirer in case of an accident. Jeeps are 100% electric, self-driven and can accommodate a maximum of (3) other passengers.

Malta: Gozo Private Chauffeured E-Jeep Tour with Ferry

10. Malta: Gozo Private Chauffeured E-Jeep Tour with Ferry

Rent a trendy and environmentally friendly e-jeep vehicle and explore the wonders of Gozo with a private chauffeur. Get the freedom and flexibility to craft you and your group’s perfect getaway and take advantage of included round-trip ferry tickets from Malta. Bring your partner, family, friends, or pet pals on this private trip to Gozo – you get to decide who comes along, where you go, and how you spend your time. Craft your adventure based on your personal timetable, interests, and pace. After taking the ferry to Gozo, meet your private chauffeur and hop in your e-jeep, then set out to explore the wonders of the island. Whether you’d like to Ta' Pinu, the citadel, or the Sanap Cliffs, you’ll get plenty of time to check off all the spots on your list. As an added perk, your chauffeur knows all there is to know about Gozo; whether it's sightseeing, beaches, restaurants, bars, museums, culture, or heritage, your chauffeur can always recommend ideas during your trip.

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What people are saying about Basilica of the National Shrine of the Blessed Virgin of Ta' Pinu

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 334 reviews

Brilliant communication from the supplier when weather conditions meant we had to switch days & transport arranged to take us to a different port. Boat crew and driver in Gozo were friendly and made sure everyone knew what was going on. Went on an extra excursion at Comino which was excellent value. All in all a very positive experience and I’d book again if I came back!

The e-jeep was a lot of fun and we got to see a good selection of sites on Gozo. From cliff side walks to spectacular churches, traditional food and crystal cove. Communication was good and pick-up and drop off from Valletta was hassle-free. Ticked all the boxes for a quick visit to Gozo.

It was really nice and a good way to have a taste of Gozo and Comino. I definitely would have liked more time in Gozo but for a day trip that started at the very reasonable hour of 10:00 it would have been difficult. The ferry journey both takes a fair amount of time…

It was a great day. Despite booking just 12 hours before, everything worked out. Anna Maria & her team were great!

It was a very well organized tour! Worth the price! :)