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From Malta: Full-Day Quad Bike Tour of Gozo with Lunch

1. From Malta: Full-Day Quad Bike Tour of Gozo with Lunch

Get an adrenaline rush on a one-of-a-kind adventure tour for thrill seekers. Be taken to the beautiful island of Gozo by powerboat, and ride around the island on a quad bike in the company of very experienced tour leaders. See all the highlights of the island from a different perspective, from the stunning viewpoint of the Qala Belvedere and the rugged landscapes of the Simar Valley and Ramla Valley. Go to Calypso Cave and the village of Marsalforn. Next, marvel at the traditional saltpans and drive through the Ghasri Valley. Discover the incredible Inland Sea of Dwejra and the small islet of Fungus Rock. Take a swimming break and enjoy some time to shop. Then, take a powerboat back to Malta via the Blue Lagoon and Comino Caves.

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Gozo: Full-Day Jeep Tour with Lunch and Powerboat Ride

2. Gozo: Full-Day Jeep Tour with Lunch and Powerboat Ride

Explore the island of Gozo by Jeep and see the most beautiful sights in a day. Benefit from hotel pick-up in Malta and catch the ferry to Gozo, where a tour leader will meet you on arrival. Then, head to the Qala Belvedere for panoramic views across the sea. Get back to nature in the Simar Valley and visit the pretty resort town of Ramla Bay. See ruins at Calypso's Cave, or explore the temple complex of Ġgantija (own expense). Discover the typical fishing village of Xlendi Bay, visit one of the oldest settlements at Kercem Heights and marvel at the rock formations of Dwejra. Get up close to the salt pans on the north coast near the beach resort of Marsalforn Bay. Visit the Citadel in the capital city of Victoria, purchase artisanal products at the Gozo Craft Center. Then, enjoy some time for a relaxing swim in the sea. End with a powerboat ride back to Malta via the Blue Lagoon and Comino Caves.

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Malta’s 3 Cities Tour & Wine Tasting

3. Malta’s 3 Cities Tour & Wine Tasting

Enjoy a half-day tour of Malta’s 3 Cities, a collective term for the 3 fortified cities of Cospicua, Vittoriosa, and Senglea. You will learn about the history and rich culture of the Mediterranean island, and sample some of Malta’s full-bodied wines at the Marsovin Cellars. With pick-ups from any hotel in Malta, the tour you will take you through Cospicua, a double-fortified harbor city, and the largest of the 3 cities you will visit. Cospicua was given the title “Citta' Cottonera,” but erroneously this is now used to define the whole region. Continue to Vittoriosa, ideally situated for safe anchorage. Over time it has developed a long history of maritime, mercantile, and military activities. Prior to the establishment of Valletta as capital and main city of Malta, military powers that wanted to rule the Maltese islands would need to obtain control of Vittoriosa, due to its significant position in the Grand Harbour. The 3rd city, Senglea, is also called “Civitas Invicta,” because it managed to resist the Ottoman invasion at the Great Siege of 1565. The name Senglea was given by the grandmaster Claude De La Sengle, and the island on which it lies was joined by a land bridge to Cospicua during the time of the Knights of St. John. You will walk through the charming narrow streets of the town, shaded by dozens of historic churches and buildings. You will then drive to Marsovin Cellars in Marsa. Your tour will commence with a historical introduction, followed by an explanation about the process of how locally grown grapes are pressed, fermented, and eventually transformed into wine. A walk through the 400-year-old Ageing Cellars provides an authentic piece of Maltese heritage. To end your excursion, head to the Marsovin wine bar, where trained staff guide guests through a wine-tasting session. Raise a glass and sample different Marsovin wines, accompanied by a selection of local savories, such as Maltese bread and cheese.

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Valletta, Mdina, and Mosta Night Tour

4. Valletta, Mdina, and Mosta Night Tour

Benefit from pickup at your hotel in Valletta, and then take a bus tour of the city to see the monuments illuminated after dark. Admire the floodlit fortifications and stop on the waterfront to take souvenir photos. Proceed to Barrakka Gardens to get a breathtaking view of the Grand Harbor. Then, stroll over to the Malta 5D show and watch in awe as the history of the island is brought to life from a fresh perspective. Next, travel to the 3rd largest unsupported dome in the world at the 18th-century Basilica of the Assumption of Our Lady in Mosta. Hear the story of the World War II bomb that failed to explode and spared the lives of around 300 people. End with a visit to the silent city of Mdina and explore the former capital on foot. Walk down the quaint alleys and narrow streets, and admire the illuminations of St. Paul's Cathedral. Get a breathtaking view of the island from the bastion walls, and enjoy some free time for a coffee.

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Prehistoric Temples of Malta Tour

5. Prehistoric Temples of Malta Tour

Take this 5-hour archaeological tour and travel back to prehistoric times at Hagar Qim, Mnajdra, and the Ghar Dalam cave and museum in Malta. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Megalithic Temples of Malta date back 5,500 years and are the oldest free-standing stone structures in the world. Continue to the fragile temples of Hagar Qim, located on a ridge capped in soft globigerina limestone on the southern edge of Malta. You will also explore the neighboring Mnajdra temples, which are considered possibly the best example of Maltese megalithic architecture still standing. The surrounding area is typical of Mediterranean garrigue (low level scrub) in its starkness, and has been designated as a Heritage Park. A few hundred meters from the temple you will discover the Hamrija Tower, one of the 13 watchtowers built by Grand Master Martin de Redin, one of the legendary Knights of Malta.

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Half-Day Tour of Mosta, Ta'Qali Crafts Village & Mdina

6. Half-Day Tour of Mosta, Ta'Qali Crafts Village & Mdina

Visit three of Malta's most distinct attractions on this half-day tour in the heart of the island. Explore the town of Mosta and stop in at the Church of St. Mary, which features one of the largest domes in the world. On April 9, 1942 a German bomb pierced the dome and fell among a congregation of more than 300 people, but did not explode. The event has become legendary, with many regarding it as a miracle. A replica of the bomb can be seen in the church's sacristy. Then visit the nearby village of Ta'Qali, where a former British military outpost has been converted into handicraft workshops. Here you can watch local artisans at work blowing elaborate glass art pieces, intricately assembling silver filigree jewelery, and carving local limestone. Finish with a visit to Mdina, Malta's ancient capital and one of the world's best medieval fortifications. Admire panoramic views of the entire Maltese landscape, and visit St. Paul's Cathedral ̶ built on the site where governor Publius was reported to have met St. Paul following his shipwreck off the Maltese coast.

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Malta: Mosta, Crafts Village, Mdina & Valletta Full-Day Tour

7. Malta: Mosta, Crafts Village, Mdina & Valletta Full-Day Tour

Start your tour with a visit to Mosta, a central town famous for its Rotunda church. Also known as the Mosta Dome, is the third largest unsupported dome in the whole world. Marvel at its amazing diameter, and learn about its incredible history. Next, stop in the town of Ta'Qali, once a British WWII outpost and now a village for local handicrafts. Here, watch local artisans at work blowing elaborate glass art pieces, intricately assembling silver jewelry and much more. Take the chance to pick up treasures to remind you of your Malta visit. Then, visit Mdina, built on a plateau in the center of the island. Take in the city's old Baroque buildings, cathedral and magnificent bastion walls. Learn about the many names of Mdina, today also known as the Silent City due to its constant tranquility. Explore the quaint alleys, narrow streets, ancient buildings and magnificent far reaching views from the high bastion walls. Finally, visit Valletta, Malta's capital city and World Heritage Site. See buildings from the 16th century onwards, built during the rule of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem, also known as Knights Hospitaller. Walk through the bustling streets and to Barracca Gardens for a breathtaking panorama of the Grand Harbor. Visit St. John's Co-Cathedral to see The Beheading of Saint John the Baptist by Caravaggio.

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Malta: Blue Lagoon, Comino & St Paul's Islands Cruise

8. Malta: Blue Lagoon, Comino & St Paul's Islands Cruise

Absorb spectacular views of the stunning Maltese coastline on a full-day cruise from the Bugibba Jetty. Soak in the beauty of the twinkling Mediterranean Sea as you cruise past Mellieha en route to Comino island. Discover the magic of the famous Blue Lagoon cave in Comino, and take a golden opportunity to swim, snorkel, and dive in the crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean. Feel the adrenalin rush as you dive from the boat, and explore the idyllic landscape of Comino. Relax in comfort, as you enjoy the inclusive lunch and snacks onboard the boat. Make sure to have your camera at the ready as you sail through the beautiful Comino channel beside other incredible caves such as Giant Octopus cave, Open-Top Face Cave, and the Crystal Lagoon. Take a last dip in the blue waters beside the historic islands of St Pauls, before cruising back to Bugibba to take in the sunset.

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Malta: Scenic Tour by Vintage Bus including Palazzo Falson

9. Malta: Scenic Tour by Vintage Bus including Palazzo Falson

Enjoy a scenic half-day tour of Malta and get fantastic views from the island’s highest point. Visit the historic Palazzo Falson in Mdina, and wander around Buskett Gardens on the grounds of Verdala Palace. Your first stop is Palazzo Falson, a medieval townhouse in Mdina. There, explore a house-museum with seventeen rooms of historic domestic belongings and a number of antique collections. Admire a building that's believed to have been built around 1495, probably incorporating parts of a 13th-century building, and further enlarged in the mid-16th century Next, drive to Dingli Cliffs, the highest point in Malta. The isolated Chapel of St. Mary Magdalene on the towering rocks makes for a charming landmark. Built in the 17th century, the chapel offers some of the most stunning views in Malta, including to the tiny uninhabited islet of Filfla. Your final stop will be Buskett Gardens in the fertile valley of Wied il-Luq at Siggiewi. At their best in spring, the gardens also offer shade from the harsh mid-summer sun and a quiet place for a walk in winter. Explore the beautiful gardens, located in the grounds of Verdala Palace, official residence of the President of Malta. During the scenic tour, you will also pause for coffee, when you will get the chance to sample some of Malta’s traditional pastizzi, diamond-shaped savory pastries, often filled with ricotta.

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What people are saying about Mosta

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 1,201 reviews

It was great, me and my friends enjoy the trip, I highly recommend this activity for people visiting to Malta. Never miss rising Gozo, it was an exhilarating experience. And our Tourguide/driver is very friendly and helpful too, he made sure we are well cared and comfortable during the entire trip. I was wearing a Maxidress at that time, and our Guide didn't fail to assist me get off the jeep every time we make a stop. Unfortunately I am forget with names so I will be unable to mention his name here, because I do recommend him to be the Guide for other travellers.

What a lovely tour!! Definitely a must do in Malta. One of my favorite tours. Mark the tour guide is energetic and extremely knowledgeable. The three cities are iconic, we even got to visit a local church which was a bonus!!! The wine tasting was beautifully executed by Fabian. A memorable experience that I will remember for the rest of my life. My favorite tour in all of Malta! ❤️

Excellent activity, enriching to do during your trip especially with our guide Sarah who brings us lots of knowledge about this island of Gozo and who greatly contributed to making our day as pleasant as possible. Thanks to her !!

It was a nice experience and a good value for money, given that the excursion includes pick up/drop off, live guide and a wine tasting with sommelier!

Very interesting side of Malta, highly recommended!