If you travel to Malta, a day trip to Gozo Island is an absolute must-do activity during your visit to this beautiful country! Gozo is the second largest island in the Maltese archipelago, located in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea. It is known for its rich history, beautiful countryside and charming villages. Many travelers even opt to stay on Gozo Island because it is less crowded than mainland Malta and provides a more relaxed and authentic Maltese experience.
Whether or not you are staying on mainland Malta or on the island of Gozo, we recommend taking a tour with Gozo Pride to see all that the island of Gozo has to offer!
Gozo Pride Tour: The Best Way to Explore Gozo Island
The best way to experience Gozo is to take a local tour on a jeep or ATV with Gozo Pride. Gozo Pride is the elite company to choose when planning a day trip to Gozo! There are tons of small roads to navigate on Gozo that it is best to ride along in a smaller vehicle with an expert guide in order to reach all of the best spots on the island.
When you take a tour with Gozo Pride, they will be sure that you see all of the best sites on Gozo and include some hidden gems as well. Some of the most popular attractions on Gozo include the Citadella, a medieval fortress in the capital city of Victoria; the Saltpans, a natural way of producing salt on the island; the Ggantija Temples, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; and the Dwejra Bay, a stunning natural bay with clear blue waters to name just a few!
We also recommend taking a day trip with Gozo Pride because their tour guides are local and knowledgeable about the island. The guides truly love Gozo Island and are excited to share all of the interesting fun facts along the way.
Gozo Pride Land Tour Options
Full Day Jeep Safari of Gozo
We did this full day private jeep safari tour with Gozo Pride and couldn’t have asked for a better experience on the island. Between the jeep, Mike (our guide) and the views around the island, it was truly the perfect day! As travel bloggers, we are typically the ones leading friends or ourselves around new destinations. It was so relaxing to be taken on this tour and not have to think about the plan at all! Mike simply knew all of the best places to take us and was incredibly knowledgeable about the island. On this Gozo tour, relax and let the driver handle the navigating while you take in the views from the open-air back of a jeep.
This tour covers all of the highlights of Gozo including the Citadel, the Ggantija Temple, Ramla Bay and so much more. You’ll spend the day getting stunning photographs, enjoying a delicious lunch and even getting a chance to swim in the crystal-clear waters if the trip is in the summer. Mike simply knew all of the best places to take us and was incredibly knowledgeable about the island!
The group jeep tour is the perfect Gozo day trip if you are traveling a bit more on a budget and still want to experience all that Gozo has to offer in the open-air jeep! You will be grouped with up to 6 people in the jeep and the tour guide will stick to a slightly stricter schedule since there are multiple people’s experiences to take into consideration.
The private tour option is more expensive than the group tour but it gives you complete flexibility to explore the island at your own pace. You do not need to worry about waiting or stopping for other travelers that may not be on the same wavelength as you. It also gives you the ability to stay at a stop longer if you want to!
We definitely recommend this option if you are a group larger than 2 or want more space and privacy on the tour.
This day trip is perfect for those who are more adventurous and want to feel the wind on their face while you follow a guide on an ATV around the island of Gozo. Ride solo or in a pair on quad bikes through all of the beautiful landmarks of Gozo. This trip also includes a comprehensive insurance plan for each driver.
What to Expect on a Gozo Pride Land Tour
Transportation from your accommodation to the Cirkewwa Port
We stayed near Valletta, Malta and a bus picked us up one block from our housing. The van was air-conditioned and comfortable for the hour-long ride to the port. We did pick up other passengers along the way which made the drive take slightly longer.
Round trip private boat to Gozo with a view of the Blue Lagoon if weather permits
Once we arrived at the port, there was a ferry waiting to take us from mainland Malta to the island of Gozo. Take in the beautiful water views on this approximately 20-minute ferry ride. Once we arrived on Gozo by boat, the jeeps and quads were waiting and ready to take us on the tour!
Weather depending, you will also stop to see the Blue Lagoon on your ferry ride. Our group stopped on our way back to mainland Malta at the end of the day. Either way, hopefully you will get the chance to see the rocks on Comino and the Blue Lagoon if the weather allows it!
Lunch next to St. John Baptist Church
After a morning exploring Gozo, you will stop for lunch in Xewkija. The menu is preset with a simple but delicious pasta and chicken dish. Also, since the tour guide was doing the driving, there was some wine to go with lunch. The meal topped off with tasty gelato before getting back to exploring.
An educated tour guide who speaks multiple languages.
Learn all of the fun facts about Gozo with a tour guide who speaks whatever language you know best including English, Italian, French, German, Dutch or Spanish.
Rides to all of the major sights on Gozo
The Gozo Pride tour guides know all of the best places to go on the island. We did not have a particular route in mind, so Mike (our tour guide) seamlessly handled the itinerary for the day.
Here are some of the major sites to see on Gozo:
- Ramla Beach
- Ggantija Temples
- Xlendi Bay
- The Azure Window
- Natural arch
- Salt Pans
- Dwejra Bay
- Victoria the Capital City
If there is something in particular you want to see, be sure to tell your tour guide and they can be sure it fits in the day! No worries if you do not do research ahead of time – your tour guide will know all of the best places to stop.
What is not included on the Gozo Pride Tour:
- Entrance to Ggantija Temples – this is an additional fee of €10 if you wish to walk through the museum.
- Dwerja Bay Boat Ride – this is an additional fee and weather dependent.
What to bring on a Gozo Pride land tour
Make sure to prepare for your island with comfortable clothes, shoes and sun protection!
- Swimwear and towel (if you want to swim)
- Comfortable shoes and clothes
Additional Gozo Pride Tours
Gozo Pride offers a variety of tours beyond exploring Gozo on the jeep or quad, including private boat charter options. Check out Gozo Pride’s website for all of their tour options and choose what is best for you and your travel group!
A tour with Gozo Pride is the best way to explore the island of Gozo when visiting Malta. The Gozo Pride tours will make sure you see all of the major sites on Gozo and the local guides will go the extra mile to give you a beautiful day on the island!