About The City Sightseeing Gozo Tour:
Much like Malta to the south, the island of Gozo has been a centre of human habitation since neolithic times, and has, as a result, built up a hugely diverse and complex historical heritage. As well as incredible natural wonders such as the Azure Window at Dwejra, Gozo boasts one of the highest concentrations of ancient churches in the world.
From the capital Victoria to the seaside town of Mġarr, you'll discover the finest examples of Gozo's religious legacy and more on the City Sightseeing Gozo tour. Hop-on hop-off at 20 stops throughout the island and enjoy an informative digital audio guide as you travel.
- All Year Round, Daily.
- Digital Audio: English, Maltese, Italian, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese, Magyar, Danish, Bulgarian, Russian, Polish and Hebrew.
Tour Times / Frequency:
- 09:45 to 15:45, every 45 minutes.
- Various, see Map Download.
- Approx. 2.5 Hrs.
Explore Two Routes:
Gozo Tour Timetable | View/Download. Gozo Tour Map | View/Download.
The City Sightseeing Gozo tour has two routes, both of which run from Mgarr to Dwejra while also passing through the villages of Xewkija and Ta'dbiegi. A unique stop you'll visit on route 1 (purple) is Xlendi, a coastal village on the southern coast with remarkably steep and rocky geography. Two historical highlights to look out for while you're here are the Punic Tombs and Xlendi Tower.
The former dates from Gozo's Punic-Byzantine era and a couple can be found at St. Simon Point and throughout the Xlendi Valley. Xlendi Tower was built in 1650 to defend the bay area from pirates and Turkish incursions. It now represents an important piece of the islands renaissance history, a time when it was ruled by the Order of Saint John. Another unique location on the purple route is the National Shrine of the Blessed Virgin of Ta' Pinu (stop 9).
On the mostly northern blue route you'll travel to the Ġgantija Temples, Ramla and Marsalforn. Ggantija is a complex of megalithic structures dating from neolithic times, some of which are even older than the pyramids of Egypt. Ramla is the site of numerous pristine beaches and popular ocean overlooks. It is also where you can find the Calypso Cave referred to in Homer's The Odyssey. And in the village of Marsalforn you can kick back outside a brilliant selection of seaside restaurants and bars.