10 Best Excursions in Malta
- Nov 17, 2018
Casa Ellul recommends the following 10 excursions during your stay in Malta! All 10 excursions have super reviews from tourists.
You’ve got your holiday in the beautiful island of Malta all booked up and now perhaps you’re wondering what to do with your very valuable holiday time and money? Here are some fantastic ways to spend your holiday in Malta:
Full Day Quad Tour in Gozo
The more adventurous travellers among you can ride a quad bike over the rugged terrain of Gozo Island on this full-day quad tour of Gozo. You can ride the quad bike on your own, or, if you’re not so confident, you can ride with a guide or a partner. On a quad bike tour you’ll get to see more secluded parts of Gozo that are inaccessible for tour buses and cars. Highlights include stops at the Inland Sea, Belvedere, Ta’Pinu, Xlendi, Marsalforn Bay and Calypso Cave as well a 3-course lunch and a spot of souvenir shopping. The finale is a powerboat back to Malta, with a delightful stop at the Comino sea caves enroute. Don’t forget to take your swimmers as there are several opportunities for a dip throughout the day. A quad tour of Gozo is a real holiday highlight and is suitable for both adults and children.
Tour the Three Cities in a Self-Drive Electric Car
This tour is the most creative way to see the beautiful narrow streets and attractions in the south of Malta. Discover the three cities of Vittoriosa, Senglea and Cospicua in a futuristic way in your very own self-drive electric car. You collect your car and learn the ropes at the beautiful waterfront. The cars are easy to drive, and you just follow the GPS to tour the three cities, Kalkara and Smart City. The car fills you in on everything you need to know with its built in voice guide as you pass over 50 places of interest from the Grand Harbour to the stunning Gardjola Gardens and everywhere in between. This relaxed tour is an ideal introduction to Malta’s Three Cities and is perfect for families with young children or anyone who struggles with walking long distances.
Gozo, Comino, Blue Lagoon and Caves Boat Tour
A boat tour is a great way to spend a day of your holiday exploring the Maltese Islands. You head first to Comino, the smallest of Malta’s islands. This island is famous for the bright azure blue water, the Blue Lagoon, where you can have a swim and a snorkel. After this stop you head off to Gozo to explore the island, either by foot or on an optional bus tour (at an additional cost). Two islands for the price of one. This really is the perfect way to take in Malta’s coastal sights and still be back in time for dinner.
Valletta Small-Group Walking Tour
With an expert guide, a small group tour of the UNESCO-listed Valletta sites by foot is an excellent introduction to the city. There’s so much to see in Malta’s compact capital, so a walking tour is a perfect way to get up close and personal to the historical landmarks. Start in the heart of Valletta with a brief overview of the city’s history back to when the Knights of St. John built it back in 1565. Stroll Valletta’s beautiful streets soaking in the sights from the Auberge de Castille, St. John’s Co-Cathedral and the Church of St. Paul’s Shipwreck. You’ll hear all the tales of Malta’s colourful history as you view the spectacular Grandmaster’s Palace. Then learn about modern day Valletta as you view the new Parliament building. Wander through the gorgeous Barrakka Gardens with their stunning views across the Grand Harbour, before you bid goodbye to your guide and your fellow band of tourists. A small group walking tour is perfect for first-time visitors and for anyone with limited time in Valletta.
Gozo Day Trip from Malta Including Ggantija Temples
Visit Gozo and the prehistoric Ggantija Temples on this fabulous day trip from Malta.
You will be in the company of a guide as you travel to the neighbouring island of Gozo to visit the UNESCO-listed Ggantija Temples which are among the oldest megalithic sites in the world. You’ll also see some of the most gorgeous beaches that the Mediterranean has to offer. You will also visit Victoria’s Citadel and enjoy a wonderful 3-course lunch at a local Gozo restaurant.
The Three Cities Wine Tasting Tour
On this four-hour wine tasting tour you will visit Malta’s ‘Three Cities’ of Cospicua, Vittoriosa and Senglea. During the tour you explore the winding streets lined with historic churches and famous landmarks. You’ll learn of Malta’s dramatic history from your experienced guide and see some of the island’s top sites. Following this exploration of the Three Cities, you will then head to the splendid Marsovin Cellars where you will learn about local grape cultivation and wine making. Ending with a tasting of Maltese wine alongside a selection of savoury snacks such as local-style breads and cheeses, making this the perfect introduction to Maltese cuisine.
Game of Thrones Film Location Tour
‘Winter is Coming’ well, if you are a Game of Thrones fan then you’ll know what we mean. This incredible tour takes you behind-the-scenes of Game of Thrones across the island of Malta. In this tour you will visit special filming locations from season one and two, some of which aren’t even open to the public. During this tour you will hear plenty of insider information as many of the guides were actual actors on the TV show. Some of the top stops include Maegor’s Holdfast, a fortress that was used for the filming of the Battle of the Blackwater and Shadow Cliffs, and the desert-like terrain of Red Waste. Pass through the Yard of Tobho Mott, the Baelish Brothel, King’s Gate, Coppersmith’s Wynd and Cobbler’s Square. On this incredibly well-organised tour you will not only live your inner GOT geek’s dream, but you will also see far more of Malta than you will have anticipated.
Malta Sightseeing Tour: Mdina, Mosta Dome, and Ta Qali Crafts Village
On this cultural tour you can admire Malta’s architectural treasures and watch skilled local craftspeople in action on a full-day tour of the island. With your guide you will visit attractions like Mosta Dome, the Dingli Cliffs, and the San Anton Botanical Gardens, before visiting Ta Qali Crafts Village where you will be able to see the talented locals create hand-blown glassware, and then enjoy a 3-course lunch with a glass of wine in an authentic Maltese restaurant.
Grand Harbour Boat Tours
The Grand Harbour contains an incredible wealth of things to see from land and sea. Being one of the largest natural harbours in Europe there is masses of history to soak up, especially if you add that to its location near the capital Valletta. This is perfect if you want a boat trip that doesn’t take up a full day whilst still learning more about the history of Valletta and enjoying the beauty of the Grand Harbour.
Malta Underwater Safaris
If you’ve never heard of an underwater safari then you are in for a treat. The underwater world around the islands is stunning and teeming with marine life and breath-taking sights and is one of the reasons why Malta and Gozo are one of the top scuba diving locations in the world. However, if you prefer staying dry or have children too young to dive yet, but still want to have a look at what’s under that beautiful azure sea, then you can visit the Malta National Aquarium in St. Paul’s Bay.