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Discover the delights and traditions of Gozo, a laid-back Mediterranean island just north of Malta, where you can enjoy both land and sea activities on this family activity holiday.

  • Go climbing & abseiling
  • Explore caves & bays by kayak
  • Race along coastal & country tracks by mountain bike
  • Play ‘bocce’ with the locals
  • Swim & snorkel in the Mediterranean
  • Take a catamaran trip (optional)

Explore coastal paths by bicycle, abseil down rocks, explore caves and bays in kayaks, meet the locals and gain an insight into life away from the tourist trail. On your free day, you could laze on an open deck catamaran as it cruises through the crystal clear waters or perhaps dive in with a snorkel and fins.

Your accommodation on this fun-filled group holiday is in a family-friendly, beach-front hotel located in the picturesque fishing village of Xlendi.

Typical Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Fly to Malta & transfer to Gozo

    Arrive at Malta’s Luqa Airport where you will be transferred by ferry and minibus to your hotel in Xlendi on the island of Gozo. The rest of the day is free for you to explore the surrounding area or relax.

  2. Day 2: Mountain biking along the coast

    Experience the varied scenery of Gozo by mountain bike as you cycle through rural fields, along stunning coastal paths and through the eerie landscape of the Roman salt pans. You’ll then return by minibus to your hotel in Xlendi and enjoy an afternoon at leisure.

  3. Day 3: Meet the Gozitans!

    Today takes you off the tourist trail to meet locals working in agriculture, food productions and traditional crafts. Interact with the local Gozitans to learn more about their way of life and enjoy sampling the local delicacies before playing a game of bocce.

  4. Day 4: Free day; explore Victoria

    There are a range of activities to choose from on your free day: explore the Citadella in Victoria, visit the world’s oldest free-standing building ‘Gigantia’ in the village of Xaghra, swim, snorkel and scuba dive at the beach, or take an optional cruise around Comino and visit the Blue Lagoon.

  5. Day 5: Kayaking around caves & bays

    Enjoy a day kayaking on the clear waters along Gozo’s coastline, exploring the many caves and bays. Stops are made for swimming and for a picnic lunch, and points of interest are explained along the way.

  6. Day 6: Free day

    Today is free to relax on the beach or explore more of Gozo. Locally available activities include water sports, museums, and boat trips from the island.

  7. Day 7: Learn rock-climbing & abseiling

    Gozo is a very rocky island and therefore a great place to learn to climb and abseil. Visit the best sites on the island to learn the basics of rope craft and how to safely navigate a rock face, and slowly progress to more difficult routes. The afternoon is at leisure to relax or explore.

  8. Day 8: Transfer to Malta Airport & fly back to the UK

    Transfer from your hotel to the ferry and then back to the airport for your flight back to the UK.

Guide prices

  • Prices from (exc. international flights): £799 per adult, £749 per child
  • Prices from (inc. flights from/to UK): £1,325 per adult, £1,275 per child

Child prices apply for ages 11 and under at the time of travel.

Other information

  • Duration: 8 days
  • Ideal for ages: 8+
  • Itinerary type: Small group

Departure Guide

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  • May
  • Summer
  • Oct

What’s Included

All prices are per person and include:

  • Accommodation

    We spend seven nights in a comfortable 3* hotel, overlooking Xlendi Bay on the western shore of Gozo. Rooms are en suite and air conditioned, and overlook the hotel atrium (valley and sea view rooms are available at a supplement). The hotel has a small splash pool on the roof sun terrace, and is only a few metres from the sea, and only a few kilometres from the capital Victoria. Hotel facilities include a restaurant and bar. Note: there is a Tourist Tax / Environmental Contribution of €0.50 per person per night for adults over 18 years old. This is collected by the accommodation upon departure.
  • Meals

    7 breakfasts & 2 lunches
  • Activities

    • Boat trip

    • Climbing

    • Cycling

Flights

You can typically expect to pay from £600 for an adult, and from £575 for a child aged 11 and under.

Flight prices are subject to change, and prices tend to be higher during peak periods or when booking late.

For peace of mind, we recommend that you book your flights with us. If you choose your own flights, please ask us to confirm all arrangements first.

Next Steps

Departures

Choose your preferred departure date from the 3 options below, then make a no obligation booking request, or enquire if you would like to ask us a question.

Our small group holidays require a minimum of just four participants to operate. Most of our holidays are also available on a private basis or can be tailored to meet your requirements.

Itinerary dates Prices per person from (exc. flights)
Year Starts Ends Adult price, excluding flights, from Child price, excluding flights, from Holiday Status Options
* Available: this holiday is available to book. ** Guaranteed: this holiday is available to book and has reached a minimum of four participants, so is guaranteed to run.
2019 25 May 1 Jun £799 £749 Available* Book or Enquire
2019 3 Aug 10 Aug £949 £899 Available* Book or Enquire
2019 26 Oct 2 Nov £799 £749 Available* Book or Enquire