Gozo and Malta are separated only by a narrow channel, but the differences are eye-catching. Gozo is greener, more laidback and sparsely populated. Get the lowdown on the island on this adults-only small group tour with visits to the Victoria Citadel, Ta'Pinu Basilica and Dwejra Bay. Yohanna, one of our expert local guides, says, ‘The mosaics at Ta'Pinu are a recent addition, dating from 2017. They feature 20 mysteries of the rosary mounted on four circular walls in what had previously been an unsightly car park.'After a short trip by ferry to the island, you'll head to Qala Point first, for unobstructed views over the Maltese Archipelago. Then, it's off to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Ggantija Temples, which pre-date the Egyptian pyramids. The historic theme continues at the medieval Citadel of Victoria, the island's capital. Yohanna says, ‘Victoria was originally named Rabat, however, to commemorate Queen Victoria's diamond jubilee in 1887, its name was changed. You'll see lots of British influence here, due to it 164 years under British rule.'Next up is a visit to the salt pans, to see how salt is harvested on the island. After stopping for a lunch made from locally sourced ingredients at a traditional Gozitan restaurant, you'll head to Ta'Pinu Basilica, where you can grab some Insta-perfect snaps. Last but not least, you'll visit the impressive geographic features in and around Dwejra Bay – the Fungus Rock and the Inland Sea lagoon.
Central Malta is steeped in history and tradition. Its medieval cities, ancient temples and staggering scenery hold the secret to the island's rich past and customs. On this adults-only small group tour you'll discover Mosta Basilica, St. Paul's Catacombs and the walled town of Mdina. Matteo, one of our expert local guides, says, ‘Mdina is possibly the best-preserved ancient walled city in Europe. It's known as ‘the silent city' for its peaceful streets and old-world atmosphere. The city is a beauty, built with stone that glows in the sun, and it's packed with cultural treasures.'First up is Mosta Basilica, famous for having the third-largest unsupported dome in Europe. After that we'll head to St. Paul's Catacombs, a network of underground cemeteries dating back to the 3rd century BC. These burial chambers are the earliest evidence of Christianity in Malta. Look out for the two carved circular stone tables, thought to have been used for funerary rites, or for celebrations honouring the dead.The tombs themselves are remarkable, you'll see that some are much grander to reflect the social standing of the occupant. Once we have finished our visit we'll head to a nearby restaurant for a typical lunch prepared with locally sourced ingredients, before finishing the day with a guided tour of fortified Mdina. Its old town, protected by ancient walls and a moat, offers a peek into the Malta of past centuries.
A day in Mediterranean paradise awaits with this full day cruise to Comino Island, just off the coast of Malta. You'll while away the hours sunbathing, swimming in azure water and soaking up the magical Maltese coastline and the Blue Lagoon.As soon as you step on board, you'll be able to sit back and relax as we set sail, following the sun-soaked coastline. Passing Gozo island for some beautiful views, you'll head to Comino Island, with plenty of time to enjoy everything that the island has to offer.Crystal clear water at the Blue Lagoon, beaches and swimming off the boat in the open sea – there's something for everyone. A perfect day to create those magical moments on your Maltese getaway.
For a taste of Malta's rich heritage, this tour is hard to beat. Available in either half or full day options, you'll go back in time to the island's most historic places. Stroll the cobbled streets of Mdina, visit the cliffs at Dingli and see the San Anton botanical gardens. The full day version includes the Rabat catacombs and the Mosta Dome.
de, es, en, fr, it
Malta's sister island is just a short boat trip away. You'll set off by ferry and explore Gozo's natural beauty spots with this full day excursion. Visit Xlendi and Dwejra bays and historic sites such as Victoria Citadel and the UNESCO-listed Ggantija Temples.
de, es, en, fr, it
See the bright-lights of the Maltese capital with an evening cruise around Valletta's harbours. Float past historic forts as you hear tales of the heroic Knights Hospitaller and their defence of the city during the Great Siege of Malta in 1565. Drift by places that can only be seen from the sea and get an insight into the island's past and present.
Known as the Three Cities, Birgu, Senglea and Cospicua are Malta's most impressive medieval monuments. Learn of the island's tumultuous history as you tour this trio of fortified citadels, once the headquarters of the Knights Hospitaller. Then, round off with wine tasting and Maltese snacks at Marsovin Cellars – one of Malta's oldest vineyards.
de, en, fr, it
When it comes to history, Malta's like a vast open-air museum. Discover the island's turbulent past on a tour of the fortified citadels inside the UNESCO-listed capital, Valletta. Walk the waterfront and explore the baroque fortifications of Vittoriosa, Senglea and Cospicua. What's more, you'll get there in one of the island's iconic vintage buses.
This Maltese folklore night is an evening to remember. With live entertainment and local food aplenty, it's one that all the family can enjoy. You'll dine on a tasty spread of local dishes and watch fascinating folk dances in traditional costume – a night filled with culture.
Visit Valletta's Grand Harbour and discover the Three Cities – Vittoriosa, Cospicua and Senglea. Learn of the island's tumultuous history as you tour this trio of fortified citadels, once the headquarters of the Knights Hospitaller. Then, hop in a traditional dghajsa boat to drift by battlements and creeks that can only be seen from the sea.
de, es, en, fr, it
Maltese Sunday mornings are made for leisure. And this shopping and sightseeing combination is all about enjoying the real Malta. On this trip, you'll visit the fishing village of Marsaxlokk – one of the country's most picturesque – for its weekly market and the famous Blue Grotto.
de, es, en, fr, it
A full day cruise to the islands of Comino and Gozo is an ideal way to spend a sunny Mediterranean day in Malta. You'll sail to Gozo and hop on a bus to explore picture-postcard villages for 2 hours. Then you'll glide over to Comino to swim in the famous Blue Lagoon.