The Best of Gozo

The Best of Gozo

Discover the essence of Gozo on this intricate weave of heritage, history and religion that makes up the DNA of this tiny island population.

This Yachting Land Adventure starts with a drive to the Ggantija Megalithic Temples in Xaghra, which are one of the most important archaeological sites in the Maltese islands and on the Unesco World Heritage list. The well-preserved site consists of two temples dating back to between 3600 and 3200 years before Christ. Considered as one of the oldest free-standing monuments in the world preceding Stonehenge and the Egyptian pyramids, they represent a phenomenal culture. Enter from the newly constructed interpretation center that helps put a context to this mysterious civilization. From here, you walk with your guide to explore the site via an external pathway that provides visitors with unique views of the natural landscape that surround Ggantija.

Next, proceed to Ta’Pinu Basilica, an important Pilgrimage centre. The origins of this church date back to 1883, when a peasant woman claimed to have heard the voice of the Virgin Mary talking to her in the chapel, which later became a basilica. Then re-board the coach for a panoramic drive outside of town where you will have a photo stop at the mushroomless Fungus rock and view the Inland Sea at Dwejra – a unique natural sea pool with an 80 metre long tunnel through the cliffs that leads to the Mediterranean ocean.

Continue the tour to the Citadel of Victoria, a historic fortress dating back to 1500BC. It dominates the capital’s skyline and within its walls lies a fine 17th century Baroque cathedral. Take a brief walking tour that includes inside the citadel and around the impressive fortifications of the recently-restored city, afterwards you will enjoy some free time to browse the shops or relax at a local café. Reflect on the discoveries of the beautiful island of Gozo as you return by coach to your waiting yacht.

Notes: Please wear comfortable clothes, shoes and a hat. There is a steep uphill walk to visit the Citadel. Modest attire is required to enter the Ta’Pinu Basilica. Knees, shoulders and midriffs must be covered. The tour sequence may vary to avoid congestion at the sights or along the route. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures, and some may have limited capacity. All adventures in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final departure times will be published on-board.

Port: Mgarr Harbour, Gozo

Duration: 4 hours

Current Price: 149 USD