The second largest of the Maltese islands, yet only 14km by 7km (9mi by 4mi) at its widest point, nowhere in Gozo is too far away, making it the ideal choice for a walking holiday. The slow pace of life along with the air of tranquillity also makes Gozo the perfect place to relax. Rich in history and culture you must visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Ggantija Tombs at Xaghra, the oldest freestanding temples in the world dating back to 3500BC and the Ta'Pinu sanctuary.
The walks guide you around the island's impressive coastline and through the cobbled streets of the traditional towns and villages and you will have plenty of time for exploring, swimming and just soaking up Gozo's tranquil atmosphere. Its rugged landscape ensures spectacular views including 'Fungus Rock' a natural stone outcrop in the centre of Dwejra Bay, and its amazing natural arch, the Azure Window. Between autumn and late spring, the countryside bursts into life, revealing an incredible wealth of flora and fauna, with colourful wild flowers and scented herbs.
You stay at the ***** Hotel Ta'Cenc, wonderfully secluded, set in 400 acres of private grounds and built on one level to blend in sensitively with the natural surroundings. The hotel offers complete serenity, a friendly atmosphere and offers a regular complimentary, shuttle service to the island's capital of Victoria. There are swimming pools, a hydro-massage jacuzzi, a fitness center and tennis courts. Breakaway guests are accommodated in individual, tastefully furnished, air-conditioned stone bungalows, each with its own terrace. Breakfast is a delicious hot and cold buffet, and evening meals offer a mouth-watering selection of Gozitan and Italian specialties, served al fresco on the patio under a two hundred year old carob tree.
This tour is rated '1 boot +' indicating that some small sections of the route will be slightly more challenging than the overall rating of '1 boot'.
|Meals||Buffet breakfast and all evening meals|
|Tour Starts||Malta Luqa Airport 15:35, then ferry to Gozo 18:00/18:25. The transfer time to the hotel from the ferry Port on Gozo, 10 mins, provided.|
|Tour Ends||Ferry to Malta 12:00/12:45 then Malta Luqa Airport by 15:00.|
|Singles||Add $50 per night for sole occupancy of a double room.|
|Other details||No minimum group size, however airport transfers are subject to at least 2 people booked on each departure Upgrade to Deluxe Trullo Rooms (own lounge and more space) from $34 per person, per night, based on 2 sharing.|