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Malta: Full-Day Gozo and Blue Lagoon Cruise with Drinks

1. Malta: Full-Day Gozo and Blue Lagoon Cruise with Drinks

You’ll depart on the Sliema ferry at 10:15 for a cruise along Malta’s north coast. Enjoy the views of St. Julian's, Bugibba, St. Paul's Island, and Mellieha. When you arrive at the sister island of Gozo, you’ll board a sightseeing bus for a visit to the island’s capital city of Victoria.  In the afternoon you’ll explore the island and head to the crystal-clear waters of the Blue Lagoon. Swim or snorkel in the tranquil turquoise waters or relax on the beach. You’ll depart from Comino at 16:15 on the cruise back to Sliema, arriving at 18:00. Note that this tour is available in Maltese, English, Italian, French, Russian, Spanish, Danish, and German.

Round Malta Full-Day Cruise with Lunch And Open Bar

2. Round Malta Full-Day Cruise with Lunch And Open Bar

Impressive panorama, a gentle breeze, and transparent cyan waters is what you shall be treated to on this Round Malta Full-Day Cruise. Join in on this memorable full-day trip which showcases what the Maltese coastline is all about.  Depart from Sliema Ferries at 10:15 AM and cruise close to shore catching glimpses of the impressive cliffs and other spectacular views of Malta’s natural beauty. Then head towards the famous St. Maria Bay in Comino where our yacht will berth ‘stern to’ in order to allow you easy access to the island. Here you can spend time exploring the island or swimming in the tranquil clear waters. Later, continue your cruise and anchor in a secluded bay where you can choose to take a refreshing dip, snorkel around the rugged coastline or simply lay back and relax and take in the sun from our spacious decks. Return to Sliema around 6:15 AM.

Gozo Full-Day Sightseeing Tour of Malta's Sister Island

3. Gozo Full-Day Sightseeing Tour of Malta's Sister Island

Cross to the tiny island of Gozo to enjoy a 10-hour sightseeing tour of the sister island of Malta. Drive to Xlendi Bay, a popular beach and an ideal diving site. Tour the fishing village and harbor, where fishing vessels bob. Your next stop is the historic fortified city of The Citadella in the heart of Victoria. Also called The Citadel, it is on Malta's tentative list of future UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and contains an old prison within the city walls. Stop for a buffet lunch in Rabat, before seeing the Ta' Pinu Basilica, close to the village of Gharb. Finally, drive to Mgarr Port via Qala Belvedere, where breathtaking scenes await.

Malta: Marsamxett Harbour and Grand Harbour Cruise by Night

4. Malta: Marsamxett Harbour and Grand Harbour Cruise by Night

Enjoy an interesting and relaxing cruise through two natural harbors, the Marsamxett Harbour, and the famous Grand Harbour. Delight in the beauty of these harbors rich in history and traditional Maltese culture. On this tour, you will also visit ten of Malta's creeks. As you depart the Strand Sliema, you will cruise inside Sliema Creek, around Manoel Island to Lazzaretto Creek, better known as the Yacht Marina, round Ta'Xbiex to Msida & Pieta Creeks, cruising by the battlements and fortifications surrounding Valletta and Floriana to the Grand Harbour. Then, you will proceed to Menqa Creek, Marsa Creek, and the inner basin to see the Malta Ship Building Yard. You will continue on to the French Creek and the Dockyard Area, round the Three Cities Senglea, Cospicua, and Vittoriosa, and back to Sliema, cruising right inside 10 creeks.

Sliema: Round-Trip Gozo Cruise

5. Sliema: Round-Trip Gozo Cruise

After being collected from your accommodation, you will make your way to your new and unforgettable cruise for a day of exploration along the Gozitan coastline. You will depart from the Bugibba Jetty at 10:30AM, at which point you will cruise towards Malta’s sister island, Gozo. During this cruise you will be able to see the Cliffs of Ta’Cenc. This area consists of garrigue, as well as steep and rugged cliffs which rise from sea level to a height of 120 meters. The cliffs are identified as an "Important Bird Area" by BirdLife International, due to the fact they support 800–1,000 breeding pairs of Cory's shearwaters and 150–300 pairs of yelkouan shearwaters. You will also cruise to Dwejra Bay, which is the home of Fungus Rock, or as it is locally known, “Il-Ġebla tal-Ġeneral”. Up until recently, you could also see the Azure Window, a 28-metre-tall limestone natural arch. The arch, together with other natural features in the area, has appeared in a number of international films and media productions. Following decades of natural erosion that caused parts of the arch to fall into the sea, the slab and pillar collapsed completely in stormy weather on March 8, 2017. Another attraction during this cruise is Ir-Ramla l-Hamra. Ramla l-Hamra Bay, meaning Red Beach in Maltese, is Gozo’s largest sandy beach, with unique bright orange-red sand and beautiful blue clear waters. Ramla Bay is also one of the most beautiful beaches in Malta, set in the bottom of a valley with unspoiled wild and fertile nature. During this cruise you will stop in a bay around Gozo (weather permitting) and also at the Blue Lagoon with it’s crystal clear waters. There you can relax on the boat or lay on the beach, before you return back to Bugibba at around 6:00PM.

Bugibba: Malta Fireworks Festival Cruise to Valletta Harbor

6. Bugibba: Malta Fireworks Festival Cruise to Valletta Harbor

Witness the colors and creativity of the 21st edition of the Malta International Fireworks display Valletta's Grand Harbor on this cruise from Bugibba. Listen to live music and have the option to purchase reasonably-priced food and drinks onboard as you sail.  Board the comfortable and spacious ship at the Bugibba Jetty. Admire the coastline as you pass the seaside town of St. Julian on the way to the second pickup point in Sliema. Take in views of Marsamxett harbor on the way to Valletta.  Experience the beauty of Valletta's domes and sandstone architecture from the water as the ship sets anchor in the Grand Harbor. Immserse yourself in the spectacle of this pryomusical performance where music and fireworks combine.  Watch as fireworks factories around the island get the chance to show off their skills with more gusto than ever. Return to your starting point in Bugibba at the end of your cruise. 

Malta Airport (MLA): Private Transfer to/from the Airport

7. Malta Airport (MLA): Private Transfer to/from the Airport

Ensure your trip is hassle-free with a convenient private transfer between Malta Airport (MLA) and your hotel or accommodation in Malta. Choose from 4 suitable vehicle options that give you the comfort and space for all your transportation needs. Choose a Sedan or business vehicle that fits 3 standard-sized pieces of luggage for groups of 3 passengers or less. Select a minivan or minibus that fits up to 10 standard-sized pieces of luggage, and up to 8 passengers. On the day of travel, meet your professional driver at the airport's arrivals hall or get picked up at your accommodation. Enjoy luggage assistance, then board the comfortable air-conditioned vehicle. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride as you are taken to your destination.

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What people are saying about Sliema

Overall rating

3.7 / 5

based on 299 reviews

Our guide Anna was excellent and managed the group very well. We were originally signed up for a private tour but the company did not respond and Viatour was unable to solve the problem. We booked the night before for this tour and the response was immediate. The bus was a little late but the communication was excellent. The lunch was average but quick and well organised. Totally worth the cost, which was half the cost of a private tour. The commentary was great, and Anna fluent in three languages. Different small groups for different languages would have been better.

I liked it very much. Organization was perfect. Tour guide Anna committed and linguistically perfect, hats off to three languages. The buffet food came quickly and was ok for the price (if you're expecting top-notch cuisine, you'd have to find your own). I can recommend it.

Mark is an exceptional guide and has such an easy manner that makes people comfortable and at ease. His knowledge of Maltese, English, French snd Italian is quite remarkable and he can so easily flow from one language to another. He is extremely mannerly and helpful.

Transport from hotel 15 mins late Great experience learning about Gozo Went to different places around Gozo Had a free buffet for Lunch, Tour guide knew alot of information

Great mix of cultural sites and seeing the lovely scenery of the island. Excellent guide. Nice lunch too