Highlights of Malta & Gozo

7 Days | Set your watch to island time for a Maltese adventure

4.6 out of 5 based on 39 reviews submitted.
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Malta may be one of the world’s smallest countries, but when it comes to ancient history, natural beauty and compelling culture, it’s in the big league. Uncover the highlights and hidden treasures of Malta and Gozo on a 7-day adventure with a leader to help you see the country through the eyes of a local. Discover what makes Valletta so special, go back in time at the Three Cities and explore the ancient site of Hagar Qim. Jump across to neighbouring Gozo and hike along the coastline, enjoy wine tasting at a local winery and discover its history. One thing’s for sure – this is a place worth raising a toast to.

Trip overview

Map of Highlights Of Malta & Gozo including Malta
Start
Sliema, Malta
Finish
Valetta, Malta
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Malta
Physical rating
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Style
Original
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
ZLSM
This trip generates 33 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • Get to really know Valletta during a walking tour with a local guide, then join your leader for explorations of the historic districts, Senglea, Cospicua or Vittoriosa.
  • Experience Malta’s tangible history during a visit to the Hagar Qim archaeological site. Dating back as far as 3600 BC, this is one of the oldest religious sites in the world.
  • Meet a local family at the Xwejni Salt Pans, dating back to Roman times, and learn how they have been harvesting salt from here for more than 160 years.
  • Enjoy a wine tasting with delicious nibbles at a family-ran winery in Gozo, with the most incredible views, where the owners themselves will tell you all about the wine-making process.
  • Explore the fortified city of Victoria, Gozo’s capital, paying visits to the medieval citadel, the Gozo Museum of Archaeology, Gran Castello Historic House and Gozo Nature Museum.

Is this trip right for you?
  • On this trip you must pack as lightly as possible because you will be expected to carry your own bag and although you won't be required to walk long distances with your luggage (max 30 minutes), we strongly recommend keeping the weight under 15kg / 33lb. Most travellers carry their luggage in a backpack, although an overnight bag with a shoulder strap would suffice if you travel lightly. Smaller bags or backpacks with wheels are convenient although we recommend your bag has carry straps to accommodate the cobbled streets, uneven surfaces, stairs and steps you are likely to encounter while carrying your luggage. You'll also need a day pack/bag to carry water and a camera etc for day trips.

Itinerary

Map of Highlights Of Malta & Gozo including Malta

Inclusions

Meals

6 breakfasts, 1 lunch

Transport

Local bus, Ferry, Boat, Private vehicle

Accommodation

Hotel (6 nights)

Activities
  • Valletta - Visit to St John's Co-Cathedral
  • Valletta - City Walking Tour Leader led
  • Valletta - Traditional Maltese Pour-Over Coffee at Local Cafe
  • Marsaxlokk - Town & Harbour Visit
  • Malta - Island Highlights Tour
  • Mdina - Town Visit
  • Hagar Qim - Archaeological Site Visit
  • Mdina - Lunch at Local Restaurant
  • Malta - Blue Grotto boat trip
  • Gozo - Xlendi Coastal Cliff Hike
  • Gozo - Village Bakery Visit & Snack
  • Victoria - Citadel walking tour and museums visit
  • Gozo - Xwejni Salt Pans Visit
  • Gozo - Wied al-Ghasri Coastal Hike
  • Gozo - Local winery visit & wine tasting
Add on activities
  • Comino Island - Kayaking Excursion & Visit to Blue Lagoon - EUR47

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Important notes

1. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights of your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
2. This trip starts with a welcome meeting at 6 pm on Day 1 in Valletta. This trip finishes on Day 7 upon arrival back to Valletta's portat around 1 pm. Please take this into consideration when booking your flights to and from Malta. We are happy to book additional accommodation before or after the trip for you, subject to availability.

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Reviews

4.6 out of 5 based on 39 reviews submitted.
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Peter · Traveled April 2024
Overall our trip was amazing. We had the most wonderful tour leader Viviana and tour guide Ernesto who both made the trip so great. I would give them both and intrepid a 10/10!
Review submitted 06 May 2024

Scott · Traveled April 2024
Excellent overview of Malta and Gozo with great excursions and plenty of time to explore on your own!
Review submitted 06 May 2024

Jeff · Traveled April 2024
See my notes first.
Review submitted 15 May 2024

Danielle · Traveled October 2023
Review submitted 20 Oct 2023

Chloe · Traveled October 2023
An enjoyable short break in beautiful Malta, a suprising jewel in the Mediterranean. The trip has a good balance of history and culture and relaxation. Warm weather, good food and beautiful scenery in every direction. Will definitely return one day.
Review submitted 24 Oct 2023
Highlights of Malta & Gozo
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