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Highlights of Malta & Gozo

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

4.7 out of 5 based on 36 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
Valletta, 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 28.35 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 Three Cities, Senglea, Cospicua and 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 between 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, Private vehicle

Accommodation

Hotel (6 nights)

Activities
  • Valletta - Three Cities Walking Tour
  • Valletta - Visit to St John's Co-Cathedral
  • Valletta - City Walking Tour with Local Guide
  • 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
  • Gozo - 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 - EUR35

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Important notes

1. A single supplement is bookable for this trip. Availability is limited due to small property we use. 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 at 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

4.7 out of 5 based on 36 reviews submitted.
Reviews are from travellers who have completed their trip and want to share their experience. We show all reviews, but may remove any that include profanity or inappropriate content, are unrelated to the trip or reveal personal details.

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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

David · Traveled September 2023
Intrepid offered me a great introduction to the country of Malta. Will definitely be returning. Great tour guide and great travellers. Will be using them for my future travels.
Review submitted 09 Oct 2023

Diane · Traveled September 2023
What an excellent trip! Whether during included activities or on our own time, it was just the right mix of historical and cultural elements, as well as time spent doors and on the beach. Our trip leader Sarah was fantastic - friendly, organized, helpful, and took care of our tiny group. (Also extra thanks to our city tour guide Mario - the perfect blend of informative and entertaining!) The included transportation (both on land and water) made it relatively easy to get around. Would definitely recommend Malta & Gozo as a destination to consider.
Review submitted 09 Oct 2023

Georgia · Traveled August 2023
I loved this tour! It was the perfect combination of culture, history, time spent with locals and lots of free time to swim and enjoy the beautiful waters of Malta (if that is what you are into). The inclusions kept us busy at the beginning of the trip and the free time towards the end was perfect to relax and get that summer holiday beach vibe. It was so convenient and easy with all the travel to the different sites and activities mostly being private transfer and ferry so I appreciated the ease of travel on this trip. I'd definitely recommend this tour!
Review submitted 14 Aug 2023
Highlights of Malta & Gozo
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