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Gozo, Comino, Blue Lagoon, & Sea Caves: Full-Day Sightseeing

1. Gozo, Comino, Blue Lagoon, & Sea Caves: Full-Day Sightseeing

Your tour begins from the tourist town of Bugibba, where your modern and stable catamaran departs on an unforgettable two-island cruise. From the open sea, you will experience Malta from a truly unique and beautiful vantage point. Cruise close to the coast whilst witnessing Malta’s magnificent naturally formed coastline, including its enormous cliffs, rocky nooks, and crannies. You will pass the tiny Island of St. Paul’s, viewing the statue of the apostle St. Paul as it rises high into the sky. You will also get to visit magnificent sea caves, allowing you the opportunity to take amazing photographs. In the morning (during high season), you will stop for 1 hour at the stunning Crystal Lagoon, a spot many tourists don't know about. The lagoon is fringed by steep cliffs and only accessible by boats. Witness the unbelievably clear water, perfect conditions for swimming, snorkeling, and diving. Take a plunge into its crystal clear waters from one of three waterslides, or jump from the top deck if you dare. Once you arrive at Gozo Island, you'll have 3 hours to explore. Make your own plans or rent land transport from the local partner for a small additional charge. The land transport will take you to one of two fabulous locations where you'll have approximately two hours to explore. First, see the capital city of Gozo, referred to as Rabat by the locals. This small city has a wealth of charm and history to explore, including its impressive citadel. The second location is a small picturesque fishing village in the south west of the island, which has a charming bay surrounded by gigantic cliffs. Explore the village's caves, enjoy a panoramic view from the top of the cliffs, or enjoy a number of restaurants, coffee bars and souvenir shops.  With the day drawing to a close, you'll cruise back to Bugibba, entering the Santa Maria pirate caves and viewing the “Elephants Head”, a truly amazing rock formation.

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From Malta: Full-Day Quad Bike Tour of Gozo with Lunch

2. From Malta: Full-Day Quad Bike Tour of Gozo with Lunch

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 the Simar Valley and 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.

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

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

Explore the island of Gozo by Jeep and see the most beautiful sights in a day. Benefit from hotel pick-up in Malta and catch the ferry to Gozo, where a tour leader will meet you on arrival. Then, head to the Qala Belvedere for panoramic views across the sea. Get back to nature in the Simar Valley and visit the pretty resort town of Ramla Bay. See ruins at Calypso's Cave, or explore the temple complex of Ġgantija (own expense). Discover the typical fishing village of Xlendi Bay, visit one of the oldest settlements at Kercem Heights 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, purchase artisanal products at the Gozo Craft Center. Then, 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.

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Malta: Comino, Blue Lagoon, and Caves Day Trip

4. Malta: Comino, Blue Lagoon, and Caves Day Trip

Cruise in style and comfort on a luxurious sailboat on a full-day trip from Bugibba at 10:30 AM. After morning departure from the Bugibba Jetty, you’ll head off towards Gozo and the Blue Lagoon. On your way, cruise along St. Paul’s Island, viewing the sites of nearly 2,000 year old shipwrecks, as well as the Smuggler’s Cove, famed as a location for diving. Your first stop is the Santa Maria Bay, a secluded bay on the island of Comino. Drop anchor and relax for 1.5 hours, with the option for some snorkeling, swimming, or simply sunbathing on the boat’s deck. Afterwards, it’s off towards Comino’s famous Blue Lagoon. With its crystal-clear, azure waters and volcanic rock formations, the Blue Lagoon is one of Malta’s natural treasures. With 2.5 hours to spend at the lagoon, head on to the beach, snorkel among the coral reefs, or take some time to explore the island — it’s up to you. If you’re feeling peckish or thirsty, grab a drink or bite to eat from the boat’s snack bar as you cruise back towards Bugibba, marveling at the sights you pass, like the Santa Maria Cave, Elephant Rock, and the Crystal Lagoon. You’ll arrive back at around 5:30 PM, just in time to reflect on your day over dinner.

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Gozo Full-Day Sightseeing Tour of Malta's Sister Island

5. Gozo Full-Day Sightseeing Tour of Malta's Sister Island

Cross to the tiny island of Gozo to enjoy a 10-hour sightseeing tour of the sister island of Malta. Drive to Xlendi Bay, a popular beach and an ideal diving site. Tour the fishing village and harbor, where fishing vessels bob. 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. Stop for a buffet lunch in Rabat, before seeing the Ta' Pinu Basilica, close to the village of Gharb. Finally, drive to Mgarr Port via Qala Belvedere, where breathtaking scenes await.

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Malta: Malta Island Bus Tour and Optional Boat Tour

6. Malta: Malta Island Bus Tour and Optional Boat Tour

Get a taste of the unique island of Malta on a bus tour and that offers an optional 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 ticket with an optional 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

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Gozo 1-Day Hop-On Hop-Off City Sightseeing Bus Tour

7. Gozo 1-Day Hop-On Hop-Off City Sightseeing Bus Tour

This city sightseeing bus tour will help you to discover Gozo – one of the most untouched islands in the Mediterranean. Explore its picturesque and tranquil towns and villages, where life has barely changed for hundreds of years and many traditions are still upheld. This new open-top bus tour of Gozo starts from the picture postcard Mgarr Harbor. The route takes about 2.5 hours with 14 stops, visiting all the major attractions that this beautiful island has to offer. Hop on and off at your leisure at conveniently located stops along the route. On one side of Mgarr Harbor is Fort Chambray, built by the Knights of St. John in 1749, which majestically and defiantly guards the harbor from its vantage point, while the church dedicated to Our Lady of Lourdes is a prominent landmark overlooking the harbor. Enjoy 360 degree panoramic views from the top deck of an open top bus. Hop off at the capital of Victoria, with its famous Citadel which has been at the heart of the island’s activities since Neolithic times and has been aptly called the crown of Gozo. Lying precisely in the center of the island, Victoria is the island’s most populated area. Tide the bus to Republic Street, the main street flanked by shops, banks, and restaurants. Here you can dine, watch a performance in one of the theaters, or take the opportunity to buy souvenirs. Take timeout at the Bishop’s Chancery, Il-Mall, or Rundle Gardens, an oasis of peace in the center of the busy town that houses a variety of local and imported trees. The sightseeing bus tour of Gozo visits the fascinating and ancient Ggantuja Temples and Fungus Rock. For such a small island Gozo also has a high concentration of churches, including the famed Xewkija Rotunda Church, which has a capacity of 3000 – enough to hold the entire population of Xewkija village. Tour Stops:  Stop 1 - Mgarr Stop 2 - Xewkija Stop 3 - Savina Creativity Stop 4 - Victoria to Dwejra Stop 5 - Ta’ Dbiegi Stop 6 - Dwejra Stop 7 - Ta’ Pinu Stop 8 - Fontana Stop 9 - Xlendi Stop 10 - Victoria to Marsalfom Stop 11 -Marsalfom Stop 12 - Ggantija Stop 13 - Ramla Stop 14 - Nadur Stop 15 - Mgarr

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From Malta: Gozo Tour with a Difference

8. From Malta: Gozo Tour with a Difference

Spend the day on Gozo and compare its green landscape and historical monuments to Malta. Benefit from pick-up at your hotel, and then cross by ferry to visit the megalithic Ggantija Temples, built more than 5,550 years ago. Drive to Marsalforn to board a trackless train for a 40-minute ride past Marsalforn Bay, Qbajjar Bay and Xwejni Bay. Get panoramic views of the salt pans. Next, visit the Crafts Center to taste some of the traditional food of Malta and purchase traditional crafts. Continue to Dwejra Bay to discover the Inland Sea and mushroom-like rock formation of Il-Ġebla tal-Ġeneral. Take a short boat trip, weather permitting. Explore the capital city of Victoria and see landmarks such as the Bronze Age fortifications of the Cittadella – formerly Il Castello – developed by the Phoenicians and converted to an Acropolis in Roman times. Enjoy dinner at a restaurant in Rabat before taking the ferry back to Malta.

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Gozo: Jeep Safari & Comino with Buffet Lunch and Wine

9. Gozo: Jeep Safari & Comino with Buffet Lunch and Wine

Tour the island of Gozo by Jeep and boat. Drive through valleys and down local streets to see the real island. Take a boat trip to the famous Blue Lagoon, stop at the Crystal Lagoon for a swim, and be enchanted at the Comino Caves. Your combination tour begins with pickup from your hotel from where you will be taken to the Gozo Ferry for a 20-minute crossing from the island of Malta to Gozo. Once arriving in Gozo, your experience may start with either the jeep tour or the boat trip. Enjoy lunch between your activities. On the jeep tour venture to a high point to view the Three Islands of the Maltese Archipelago. Following that, you will drive through the valleys and back streets to discover the real island, as you pass through areas where no bus or taxi can pass. The advantage of the jeep is that you have a driver for every 5 to 6 people, allowing the trip to be very personal. As lunchtime approaches, it will be time to stop into a local restaurant for a freshly-prepared buffet lunch, all washed down by some chilled Gozo wine and local fruit. For your boat trip board a twin-masted schooner for a cruise to the famous Blue Lagoon and avoid the crowds. Stop at the Crystal Lagoon for a must-see location, where you can swim. Masks and snorkels are also available for free on board. Lunch might be either at the restaurant or on the boat. Take an enchanting trip on the boat's dinghy through a tunnel in the cliff. This trip will also include a visit to the topless cave (a cave without a top that has fallen in), before heading up to a long cave below the fortress of Comino (which was used in the filming of the "Count of Monte Cristo"). For those who are limited on their holiday time, the tour is an ideal trip that allows you to enjoy the best of the island, as well as the best part of the lagoons on Comino Island. Cave trips are at a small extra fee.

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Malta: Comino, Blue Lagoon & Gozo - 2 Island Boat Cruise

10. Malta: Comino, Blue Lagoon & Gozo - 2 Island Boat Cruise

Depart from the Bugibba Jetty and begin your cruise along the northern coast of Malta. Pass by all of the sights including St. Pauls Islands and the statue of St. Pauls, and Ahrax Point.  Continue cruising through the north channel of Comino as you pass by the elephants head, Santa Maria Bay, St. Nicholas Bay, and the Comino hotel. Make quick stops to enter inside both Ahrax Cave and Santa Maria Cave. Throughout the journey, Kevin and his father, Captain Joe, will inform you about the sites and give you information regarding Malta. After approximately 1 hour, arrive on Comino island in the famous Blue Lagoon. The boat will moor up and you can enjoy a stop of 1.5 hours. During your time, feel free to use all the facilities on board the boat or get off and explore the island. Relax and sunbathe on the top deck or find some shade on the main deck. Take a refreshing plunge into the cool, crystal clear water. Take advantage of male and female toilet facilities, lockers, and the cafeteria which serves hot and cold beverages.  After the time at Comino, head off to the island of Gozo and stop for 3 hours. During your stop in Gozo you are free to explore Mgarr Harbour and the surroundings or get on a local bus to Victoria the capital city of Gozo. Another option is to book the minibus/bus shuttle service. With this option, you will see Malta's highlights. You will stop for one hour and 15 minutes at the capital city Victoria where you can explore the UNESCO-listed Citadella building, then at Dwejra for 40 minutes, home to the inland sea and the Blue Hole. This is also where the Azure Window used to be and where Game of Thrones season one was filmed. The stops do not include guided tours; the driver will drop you off at each location and allow you time to explore at your leisure. At the end of the 3 hours, return to the boat at the Mgarr Harbour and continue the cruise back to Malta through the south channel of Comino. Cruise by the Crystal Lagoon and caves, and pass by St. Mary's Tower. Hotel accommodation transfers are available from certain locations for a fee, and must be booked directly with the operator after booking.

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What people are saying about Gozo

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 1,239 reviews

Absolutely must-do activity if you are in Malta! Regarding the boat, it was full so it was quite difficult to find a place. But the boat ride is definitely worth it! The blue lagoon is just magical, you have one hour to swim and 3 hours on the island of Gozo. If you want to fully enjoy the island of Gozo and see the whole of it, it would take a full day. But if you are in Malta for a few days, this activity is highly recommended !! Very nice guide

Overall, I really enjoyed this tour from mainland Malta to Gozo. The reason I say this is because it’s not just about the amazing sights, but it’s also being able to see these sights while doing different activities. I really found it to be lots of fun and very insightful. It was also the perfect duration, for the type of day it was. I would 100% recommend this activity as it’s value for money without doubt.

My husband and I had the best time on this Segway tour. Great communication throughout the process. Our tour was led by Sam who is very friendly and knowledgeable person, we learnt so much about the island whilst having so much fun on the segways! Would recommend this everyone

Mark is an exceptional guide and has such an easy manner that makes people comfortable and at ease. His knowledge of Maltese, English, French snd Italian is quite remarkable and he can so easily flow from one language to another. He is extremely mannerly and helpful.

Awesome! They do everything they can to explain it succinctly. Humor is certainly present. It was one of the best days in Malta. Highly recommended