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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, cruise north to the Island of Gozo. Upon arrival at Mgarr Harbour, you will board one of the buses which will take you for a 3-hour panoramic sightseeing tour of this amazing and beautiful Island. During the sightseeing tour, admire the lush countryside and picturesque landscape. On the way you will stop either at Dwejra, to see the inland sea and the fungus rock, or at Xlendi Bay (depending on the season), and drive by various landmarks, such as Ta' Pinu National Shrine. You will make a second stop at Victoria, the capital of Gozo. Enjoy some free time to simply roam around the city, have a coffee or a snack at one of the cafes, or visit one of the city's shopping centers. Within the city of Victoria, you can also visit the majestic Citadel (known locally as “Cittadella”), an imposing Medieval fortress being considered by UNESCO as a possible World Heritage Site. After the sightseeing tour, once again 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 - swim, sunbathe, snorkel, or simply enjoy a walk in the countryside of Comino Island. After stopping at the Blue Lagoon, you will cruise by the stunning Crystal Lagoon caves of Comino before heading back to Sliema.

Gozo: Full-Day Jeep Safari with Buffet Lunch and Wine

2. Gozo: Full-Day Jeep Safari with Buffet Lunch and Wine

When you arrive at approximately 10:15 AM, your designated guide and driver will meet you at Mgarr Harbour to start the tour around Gozo.  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 which will be served to you for lunch at the Mariblu Restaurant, along with some local wine and water. After the tour has ended, you will be escorted back to the starting point at Mgarr Harbour, where transport will take you back to your accommodation.

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

3. 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 mouthwatering 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. During the summer season enjoy a swim stop in one of Gozo’s charming bays. Weather permitting crossing over to Gozo will be aboard Yippee boat reserved exclusively for our guests. On the return voyage our boat sails past Comino's captivating caves. Whenever prevailing sea/weather conditions are severe crossing and return shall be by Gozo Channel communal ferry and tickets will be provided. 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.

From Malta: Full-Day Gozo Sightseeing Bus Tour with Lunch

4. From Malta: Full-Day Gozo Sightseeing Bus Tour with Lunch

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.

From Malta: Self-Driven GoCar Guided Tour of Gozo & Lunch

5. From Malta: Self-Driven GoCar Guided Tour of Gozo & Lunch

Depart from Malta for the peaceful island of Gozo, known for its beaches and diving sites. Drive your own GoCar in a guided convoy around the island, viewing the best landmarks and stopping on a beach in the summer. Tuck into an authentic lunch before you head back to Malta. Get picked up from your accommodation in Malta and cruise over the Mediterranean Sea to the island of Gozo. Depending on the weather, cross the waves on an exclusive boat or a communal ferry. Land on Goto and undergo a safety and operational briefing, then climb into your own vehicle. Drive your GoCar in a convoy behind the tour leader and discover stunning landmarks and hidden gems around the island. See the Xwejni Salt Pans and drive up to one of the highest points on the island to view the Sanap Cliffs. Admire the breathtaking coastal scenery on your way, before stopping to indulge in an authentic light Gozitan lunch.

Malta: Gozo Private Chauffeured E-Jeep Tour with Ferry

6. 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.

From Bugibba: Gozo Bus Tour and Comino Blue Lagoon Cruise

7. From Bugibba: Gozo Bus Tour and Comino Blue Lagoon Cruise

Discover the beauty of Gozo on a day trip from Bugibba. Cruise to the island of Gozo where you will take a bus tour to some of the island's major landmarks and sights. Then, visit the island of Comino and its stunning Blue Lagoon. Depart from Bugibba Jetty in the morning onboard a modern catamaran. Cruise 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 harbor in Gozo, be greeted by a local representative. Hop onboard the bus for a sightseeing bus tour of approximately 2.5 hours. 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, pass by the aqueducts, which were built by the British between 1839 and 1843. Whilst driving, admire the statue of Christ the Redeemer from a distance. After visiting the magnificent Basilica, travel to Victoria, the capital city of Gozo. Explore the city and the stunning medieval fortress, the Cittadella. With its distinctive and imposing military architecture, this fortress stands out as Gozo’s major landmark, a beacon visible from all over the island. After exploring Gozo, board the vessel and cruise to the Blue Lagoon in Comino where you will disembark. Admire the sight of this picturesque bay with transparent turquoise waters, a white sandy base, and rich marine life. Take some time to relax and weather permitting have a refreshing swim in these stunning surroundings. With no cars or urban areas, the island of Comino is also worth exploring during winter. Explore some of the hiking picturesque hiking trails leading to St. Mary's Chapel, St. Mary's Watch Tower, and St. Mary's Battery. Depart from Comino in the late afternoon to return to the Bugibba Jetty.

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4.2 / 5

based on 281 reviews

Wir wurden morgens abgeholt und konnten durch die Bussfahrt schon einiges von Malta sehen. Zudem wurden wir freundlich eingewiesen und durften schon selbst hinter unserem Guide fahren. Nicht nur die Fahrt hat unglaublich viel Spaß gemacht, sondern auch die unterschiedlichen Sehenswürdigkeiten anzuschauen. Das Mittagessen fanden wir auch nicht schlecht. Unser Guide war aus Tunesien und war sehr freundlich und hat uns viel zu den Sehenswürdigkeiten erklärt. Er spricht diverse Sprachen (auch Deutsch fließend) und hat unsere Tour definitiv bereichert. Wir würden es definitiv empfehlen :)

The blue lagoon is paradise. Although we were there at the end of December at the beginning of January, the turquoise-blue sea was 18 degrees Celsius, outside temperature 20, we still went swimming because you can't resist this water...

This was a well organized trip with tasty lunch in a beautiful restaurant. We were with kids, and nobody had lost. :)

Very pleasant day with the visit of several very interesting places and beautiful landscapes. Recommended tour

Great service, on time, you really get a nice day for a small price.