Take a day trip from Malta to the neighboring island of Gozo and visit the prehistoric Ġgantija Temples. Accompanied by a guide, explore the UNESCO-listed, ancient megalithic site, which is home to one of the oldest freestanding structures in the world. Encounter some of the Mediterranean’s most immaculate beach vistas, savor a 3-course lunch and visit the historical citadel in the city of Victoria.
Start the day with a pickup from your hotel in Malta (selected hotels only), then travel with your guide in an air-conditioned coach to the port. Step aboard a ferry for your trip to the neighboring island of Gozo, a verdant and unspoiled island that is often referred to as Malta’s little sister.Upon arrival in Gozo, journey south to Xagħra by coach. Hop off to see the UNESCO-listed Ġgantija Temples. Dating back to between 3600 BC and 3200 BC, these two megalithic monuments are among the oldest in the world, predating Stonehenge and the Egyptian pyramids.Take a look around the site and learn about the history of the temples, which many researchers believe were dedicated to the Great Earth Mother, a goddess of fertility. Marvel at the size of the giant limestone blocks, which would have been hoisted into places without the use of machinery. Next, follow your guide to Xlendi Bay, a scenic inlet surrounded by cliffs. Enjoy a relaxing stroll along the crystal water’s edge, then continue on to Victoria, Gozo’s laid-back capital.In between sightseeing, stop at a local restaurant for lunch and munch on light Mediterranean fare accompanied by a glass of wine. In Victoria, enter the historical citadel that sits imposingly on a hilltop and is enclosed with sturdy stone walls. Catch your return ferry to the main island in late afternoon. Your tour concludes with a drop-off back at the hotel.