Gozo And Ggantija Temples Full-Day Excursion From Malta - Valletta

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    10:00 AM Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Point: Pick up is available from the following areas at the following time:
    Attard at 1000 hrs
    Valletta at 1010 hrs
    Sliema at 1020 hrs
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  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

During this tour you will visit Malta's sister Island, Gozo. Tour includes transport, licensed guide, ferry ticket, buffet lunch and Ggantija Templesticket.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Excellent value for money
  • Buffet lunch included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Know More about this tour

A visit to Gozo is a must! As soon as you arrive in Gozo you will notice that Gozo is a lot different than Malta. The three hilled island is greener and more picturesque. You will first visit Ggantija, a Neolithic megalithic temple. The Ggantija temples are the earliest of a series of megalithic temples in Malta. The Ggantija temples are older than the pyramids of Egypt. Their makers erected the two Ggantija temples during the Neolithic Age, which makes these temples more than 5,550 years old and the world's second oldest man-made religious structures, after Gobekli Tepe.

You will then drive to Marsalforn where you will board the trackless train. During the 40 minute ride you pass by Marsalforn Bay, Qbajjar Bay, Xwejni Bay, you will also see the Salt Pans, the Salvatur Statue and more. This area is hardly visited by any tourists since no vehicles are allowed apart from the trackless train, so enjoy this unique experience!

You will then visit the Crafts Centre where you will have the chance to taste some traditional Maltese food. Here you will also see stone works, marble, local lace and many other items. This is the perfect place where you can buy a souvenir which will remind you of Gozo.

You'll then visitInland Sea and Dwejra Bay before continuing to Gozo's Capital City, Victoria. Victoria is the name given in 1897 by the British government on the occasion of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee, at the request of the Bishop of Malta, Mons. Sir Pietro Pace. In the heart of Victoria lies the Cittadella, formerly known as 'Il Castello', which has been the centre of activity of the island since possibly Neolithic times, but is known to be first fortified during the Bronze Age. It was later developed by the Phoenicians and continued into becoming a complex Acropolis by Roman times. Dinner will be served in a restaurant in Rabat.

After a tour full of experiences you will have a short ferry crossing back to Malta and will be dropped off at your hotel.

Inclusions

Lunch

Licensed guide

Live commentary on board

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Local taxes

Entry/Admission - Ggantija Megalithic Temples

Entry/Admission - Marsalforn Bay

Exclusions

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

Infant seats available

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Traveler Reviews

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  • 07-Jul-2022

    Perte de temps et d’argent, J’ai pris l’initiative de passer par ce type d’agence pour visiter l’île de gozo. J’ai donc contacté :  « Gozo Sigh Seeing » (ce sont les bus de la compagnie de couleur verte) pour pouvoir visiter cette magnifique île à proximité de Malte. Ayant été renseignée par un vendeur sympathique qui m’a en plus de ça fait une petite remise jetait obliger d’accepter ! Hors ce fut tout le contraire … Ce genre de bus touristique vous permet de vous arrêter où vous voulez puis d’en reprendre un en fonction des horaires prévus. Avec mon mari nous avons décider de nous arrêter au premier arrêt car il y avait la magnifique baie de Ramla. L’après midi passa à une vitesse qu’on a décidés de rester un peu plus longtemps sur la baie de Ramla. Ainsi le bus devait nous reprendre pour 16h05. Nous sommes bien sûr aller à l’arrêt comme convenue mais le bus n’est jamais passé … Nous avons contacter la compagnie directement car on avait payer 40€ pour deux et qu’on avait fait qu’un arrêt à Gozo sur les 14 arrêts prévues 😅 Ils nous ont alors dit que sois disant le chauffeur de bus avait indiqué qu’il ne passerait pas à cette horaire là, ce qui était faux bien sûr ! On a alors essayer d’avoir un dédommagement… sachant qu’on repartez le lendemain pour la France. Ils nous ont limite demander de décaler nos billets d’avion pour nous offrir une activité gratuite… Par ailleurs ce vendeur ci sympathique, lorsqu’on lui a expliqué le problème en face nous écouter à peine et essayer de vendre son produit encore une fois à d’autre touriste français. Je ne conseille cela à personne éviter si vous allez a malte !!!!!!!! Et aucun remboursement n’a été fait bien sûr !

  • 24-Jun-2022

    Two of us were staying in Valletta. This tour company won't pick up anywhere near our hotel, even though that of course coaches can stop near Upper Barracka Gardens. The walk to The Phoenician was 15 minutes. From Valletta we did pickups ALL OVER the island for one and a half hours to pick up everyone NOT staying in the capital right outside the hotels. This is extremely poor service. It was a large group of nearly 50. Our guide did not tick off names from her list, which was a first in our extensive travel. The coach was over full with passengers standing as the guide also picked up two extra passengers on our full coach going to Paradise Bay and dropped them on the way - quite extraordinary as she did not have a clue how many people were on the coach! Anyway we were collected from Valletta at 10am, and did not get to the ferry till 11.45am in a very old coach. The ferry trip to Gozo was only 15 minutes and was fine. The coach was not there to collect us so 50 people stood in the midday heat waiting for about 15 minutes. Two passengers were sent away as they were on the wrong tour! We had to visit this little cove which charged an extra 4 euros each for a boat ride. The coastline was of course quite pretty, nothing special to Gozo if you have been to Capri or the Mediterranean. Then we had to visit a tourist shop which was overpriced. Now, a fridge magnet in the Hypogeum was 3.50 euros, the same item here was 4.5 euros. They did offer food tasting, again nothing special and very pricey. This shopping trip was a waste of 35 minutes. After that we were driven to Victoria for lunch at around 2.45pm. Lunch was touristy with freezer mixed vegetables, chicken with black bones, cold potatoes and free white wine - it works if you are hungry. We had to meet up again at 3.45pm so unfortunately we had only 30 minutes in the beautiful fortress and it was not as said on the schedule that we would have time to explore Victoria / Rabat. That terrible shopping trip must be excluded (please!) At 3.45pm nearly 50 of us walked for 10 minutes to meet the coach to drive to see the old temples. That was to be the highlight of my trip but alas the guide rushes us through as the temple and museum shut at 4.30pm and we made the last entry. The guide did a decent talk in the museum which was an excellent museum. We only had 5-10 minutes there as time was ticking away, then we were left on our own to see the temple as it was too hot for her. Now I am a tour guide myself and am very well travelled. This guide was not empathetic nor was she good at involving the whole group. A lady with walking difficulty lagging behind at the back missed the meeting up instructions at the temple site. That was not acceptable and it was the guide's job to make sure that everyone was clear however large the group was. We sadly only spent 30 minutes in total at the beautiful old temples and were driven to a tourist train to see the salt planes. Now, I have not seen salt planes before and found the landscape lovely. The train itself played loud Italian music. The locals waved at us tourists and it was all rather embarrassing but I did enjoy seeing the scenery. We got the 6.15pm ferry back to Malta and embarked on the 1.5 hours journey back to Valletta where everyone except us were dropped outside the hotels. We got back to our hotel just before 8.30pm. On the upside, we had a new modern coach with aircon which worked for this leg. On this tour I saw absolutely nothing till around 4pm with a 10am start time. The guide was not organised or helpful and did not make any effort to involve the whole group. We were not counted which was very odd indeed. She solicited tips in the end and sneered at those who did not give any. All in all, a 10.5 hour day, not a great experience, much of it was boring and should be much improved.

  • 29-May-2022

    Une jolie Ile , une jolie capitale avec une belle citadelle et de belles cotes et malgré cela déçus. Pas de bus panoramique, aux pas de courses, 2 deux pour manger et visiter la ville de Victoria et une passage par une grotte sans intérêt, un magasin de souvenir et une Basilique seule chose vraiment agréable. A éviter cette excursion allez y en voiture par vous même cela se fait facilement et pour moins chère à partir de deux personnes.

  • 26-May-2022

    Tout a commencé par nous donner un point de départ et finalement elle pouvait pas s'y rendre, ensuite un énorme manque de gestion du temps, nous avons fait beaucoup trop de bus et très peu areter aux endroits comme c'était sensé etre prevu. Trop d'arrêt au boutique souvenir et le repas au restant très sec et sans goût. Nous somme revenu 2h plus tard que prevu donc avons manqué notre ferry. La madame est très gentilles et connais bien son sujet.

  • 28-Apr-2022

    We did not start with the star attraction and spent less than 30 minutes at Gigantijs- the reason for our visit. We were rushed through the explanatory area by the body guide and half the coach had to wait for a Russian talk by our guide, the Russian speakers were all allowed to then visit the site. Once the English speakers were given the same talk, we had 25 minutes max to see the temples. Very disappointed. The meal was awful - as vegetarians we were simply offered the vegetables. We left the ice cream as it was too frozen to eat. Our guide was quite bossy and after she was dropped off on the way home the coach driver, who was admittedly a good driver, he dropped the remaining guests close to the hotel so they had to negotiate busy roads. I had read some really negative comments at previously about this company - Supreme Travel - and really hoped for better. Apart from the hurried visit to most sites we were left to hang about in Victoria after the awful meal. Bad planning. Felt sorry for the guests who did not speak Russian and whose first language was not English

  • 27-Jan-2022

    We enjoyed Rita the guide's commentary and felt we had good insight into Gozo. Food /meal was tasty and in a pleasant setting. We we loved train and salt pans. Bus on Gozo little leg room for husband. The Timings with ferry like clockwork. GUIDE always clear directions what to do and time to meet

  • 07-Jan-2022

    Great, relaxing tour from beginning to end. Our tour guide was great and the day was just perfect. Would recommend to anyone who enjoys nature and good architecture.

  • 30-Dec-2021

    Mattinata praticamente persa per recuperare i vari partecipanti. Cattivo audio negli autobus. Alla faccia delle norme anticovid! Autobus strapieno; pranzo in una sala troppo piccola e siamo stati costretti a mangiare con gente diversa dal nostro nucleo familiare. Cibo appena sufficiente qualitativamente. Guida nella media.

  • 22-Dec-2021

    This was a wonderful tour and we were very fortunate to have gone on one of the calmest sea days (my husband is not a boat fan). We were picked up right near our hotel, very convenient, and were taken to where we met our guide and tour bus. From there we went to the ferry, tickets included, and ferried over to Gozo. Once we reached Gozo, we did all the sights advertised in the tour. Marsalforn and the salt pans (on a trackless train), the Azure Window area, Ggantjia monolithic Temple, artisan Craft village and Victoria for late lunch and time on your own. Everything was absolutely breathtaking and you need to see it for yourself. I felt the tour was well organized and the guide did a great job of keeping everyone on track and moving along well. She also gave a lot of wonderful information about the island, history and Maltese people. There meal was very nice, as a vegetarian I felt that there was enough food to choose from and the meal was good. The only downside, and this is beyond the control of the tour company, if that by the time we finished lunch in Victoria and had time to sightsee, most of the shops were closed since it was winter, getting dark and there weren't a lot of tourists/shoppers around. Other than that, if you go on this tour you won't be disappointed.

  • 18-Nov-2021

    Tour company needs to shorten this tour and remove some of boring filler stops. Focus on the Temples. Our guide was great but because the tour was so long (10 hours) and lunch was moved to 4pm many people were frustrated.

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