Gozo island tour is also present in Malta's sister island of Gozo. It is the best way to see the island while hopping on and off the tour bus to visit the many interesting places. Why not include a swim. The tour passes from various various swimming areas where you can enjoy a swim and restaurants for your lunch with great views.
The Gozo - Green Tour starts from Mgarr Harbour, close to the Ferry terminal.
During the Gozo tour, the audio guide is provided in 16 languages.
The languages are English, Norweigan, French, Germany, Italy, Japanese, Maltese, Spanish, Chinese, Dutch, Greek, Hungarian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish
Upon entering the bus, a map will be given to you which shows you the route, stops and locations you visit.
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The places where you can hop-off or pass by during the tour.
Departure from Mgarr Harbour according to time schedule which can be easily collected from hotels or distributed from many touristic shops.
Arriving at Mgarr harbour by boat, you get the first view of Gozo. It is a beautiful, tranquil, modest harbour. It is kept busy by the frequent schedule of the ferries, fishermen tending to their boats and nets and the yacht marina added in recent years.
At the top right edge of the cliff there is Fort Chambray which dominates the harbour, built in 1798 overlooking the harbour. It was financed and named after Jacques François de Chambray of the Order of St John.
From here you depart for your tour.
The village of Nadur is located on the easternmost hill of the island with surrounding amazing views over land and sea. It can be reached either from Mgarr Harbour or from Rabat. The
Nadur is popular for the carnival celebration which attracts thousands of people from all around the islands.
The village has its own privately owned Maritime Museum with a vast variety of exhibits, among which an authenticated piece of timber from Lord Nelson's ship "HMS Victory the Constitution which was the ﬁrst US warship. Also Lord Mountbatten's gold epaulettes, which he wore during the period of duty in the Mediterranean.
Ramla L-Hamra Bay found at the end of a long rich fertile valley. The villages of Nadur and Xaghra overlooks this bay. The beauty of this valley can be appreciated from the top while descending the narrow roads.
The sand of the bay is golden reddish, and this makes it very popular with visitors apart from being a vast bay which can accommodate many apart from its tranquility and beauty.
On the side of the bay at a high altitude you find the Mixta cave from which you can have an incredible panorama. It is so popular on Instagram with the foreigners that visit Gozo.
It is a Gozitan group of companies called Magro Group Limited. From this little island they have achieved, after four generations, becoming the leading food producers on this island, reputable provision merchants and have business connections with some fifty countries in four continents.
From their outlet you can buy genuine cheese lets, wine, gift hampers, a variety of freshly packed foods and much more for your taste.
They comprise a megalithic complex of two temples built between 3600 and 3200 B.C. from the Neolithic period. They are the earliest of all the Megalithic Temples of Malta.
If you just think during those times in this part of the world, no metal tools existed and not even the wheel existed. There are marks on some stones that suggest that pulleys and stones in a ball shape could have ball bearings to move the stones. This shows the incredible engineering skills these people had to achieve these results.
These were the first temples to be inscribed with the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Located very close to the temples in the heart of Xaghra, is one of the few surviving windmills on the islands built during the reign of the Order of St. John back to 1725. It comprises two floors with the central cylindrical stone tower.
You can visit the museum within the windmill where on the ground floor there is a variety of old tools. The wooden milling mechanism that still incorporates the original circular grinding stones are still there. On the first floor you find a few rooms with a kitchen, dining room and bedrooms.
Calypso cave overlooks Ramla Bay. This cave has long been attached to Greek mythology. The legend says that Gozo is Homer’s Island of Ogygia, and this cave is where the beautiful nymph Calypso kept Odysseus as a prisoner.
It is a seaside resort where many Maltese have their own apartment. Many tourists live here during their holiday, either in hotels or apartments. It is the location where many people go to swim, evening walks, plenty of restaurants and bars. It is very popular in the summer months.
The closest two bays are Qbajjar and Xewejni, great for restaurants, holiday apartments, photography, quiet environment and quiet walks.
Lying on high grounds with all roads leading to the centre from all parts of Gozo. The Citadel is further up on a steep hill encircled with high fortified walls. During the day Victoria is a hive of activity, with the local market which is the side streets attracting many visitors.
Rabat is the original name of the old town centre. During the British occupation, on the occasion of Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee they named it Victoria on 10th June 1887.
Gozo island tour will also take you to this national shrine where it was built at the location where it is said that in 1883 a woman living at the village of Gharb, heard the voice of the Blessed Virgin Mary inside the chapel.
It is worth seeing the beauty of this church, both from the outside and the inside. It is a special national shrine for all Gozitans living anywhere in the world.
Called the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Blessed Virgin of Ta' Pinu.
The crafts village of Gozo is located at Ta’ Dbiegi Crafts Village in Gharb. Various shops where you can find Gozo lace, handmade pottery, glass blowing and leather products.
This location is a natural wonder with rare geological features. The inland sea, the Azur Window now collapsed, the Fungus rock and the watchtower built by the Order of St. John. The area is a well sought after diving area.
Fontana originated from the suburb of Victoria on the Rabat-Xlendi road. Its local name is "It-Triq tal-Għajn", (the way to the spring), and it took its name from a spring at the bottom of the road leading to Xlendi, known locally as "l-Għajn il-Kbira", (the big spring). Fontana is the Italian word for a spring.
On the lower part of Fontana, on the right-hand side of the road to Xlendi, one cannot help but notice the evergreen Lunzjata Valley going up towards the village of Kercem. Local farmers are busy around all year long in this fertile part of Gozo.
A very popular bay for swimming, restaurants and bars both during the day and in the evening, all lined around the seashore. One can have a lovely meal with specialised fish caught here on the island. The nearest villages are Munxar, Fontana and Kercem.
A very interesting fact is the name Xlendi derived from a galley that was wrecked along the coast called Shiandi. The remains are still at the bottom of the sea discovered in 1961 by British Navy divers on a training mission.
Located at the centre of Victoria where most public transport buses converge here from the various villages.
Xewkija is the oldest in Gozo and 4th largest village. Located between Ghajnsielem and Rabat just beside the main road.
A small village but with a huge majestic church built at the centre of the village. It can be observed from far and also from Malta.
Built from Maltese stone and crafted by local masons with exceptional ability of workmanship. Many craftsmen over the centuries have shown their skills incredible buildings across the archipelago. The church was started in 1952 and complete in 1978.
Gozo island tour return to Mgarr Harbour.