Trip Type : Small Group Tour
Malta and Gozo Family Holiday tour

Malta and Gozo Family Holiday

The Family Adventure Company
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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
8 days
From: $ 879 $ 110 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Explore the crossroads of the Mediterranean
  • Enjoy the three islands of Malta, Gozo and Comino
  • Wander through historic and picturesque Valletta

Short Description

Ideal for families with younger children this trip allows you to discover the Maltese islands from tranquil and rural Gozo to the historic fortifications of Valetta's Grand Harbour. Explore by jeep and by bike, spend the day learning about the life of a local shepherd before swimming and snorkelling in the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean.

Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
Trip Type Small Group Tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Sliema
End City Sliema

Trip Includes

  • Transport - Minibus, boat, jeep, cycling, on foot.
  • Accommodation - Hotels (7nts).
  • Entrance fees
  • Activities
  • Accommodation
  • Meals listed in the itinerary are included in the price, along with the services of a Group Leader.
  • All internal domestic flights are included in the price with the exception of our eclipse tours

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Malta

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel Plevna

Your trip starts with arrival into Malta, the most cosmopolitan of these islands. Our accommodation here is in Sliema and a 5-10 minute stroll down to the promenade where we can experience good views of Valletta and stroll along the waterfront where we will encounter promenading families out for their daily passeggiata (evening stroll) amongst joggers and dog walking.You can arrive at any time as there are no activities planned until a group meeting this evening at 5.30pm.

Day 2: Valetta/Sliema

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel Plevna

Head into the capital and follow in the footsteps of the Crusaders. Find out how the series of visitors and conquerors shaped the unique Maltese culture and language on a walking tour of Valletta. Wander around the city’s labyrinth of cobbled streets, soaking up the history of this wonderful capital.

Day 3: Sliema

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel Plevna

Today has been left free so you can choose from a variety of activities to make the most of your time in this Mediterranean jewel. There are many activities that can be enjoyed here, from chilling out in the Splash and Fun Water Park, visiting pretty Marsaloxx and historic Mdina, horse riding along the Golden Bay area or visiting Popeye village.

Day 4: Xlendi

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel San Andrea

Catch the boat across from Malta to Gozo and marvel at how the two islands are just 8km apart yet a world away from each other. Jump on a bike in the afternoon and explore the quiet paths and trails of this lovely island.

Day 5: Xlendi

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner 

Accommodation: Hotel San Andrea

Today you will have a pretty unique experience by experiencing a day in the tranquil life of a local shepherd at the Ager Foundation, a pioneer and promoter of eco tourism in Gozo.  Gozitan shepherds still tend their sheep and goats in pristine countryside, accompanied by dogs guiding the herd on its way.  Hands on involvement in the feeding and milking of the sheep as well as your valued participation in the process of Gozitan cheese-making enable you to experience it too.  The processing of Gozitan cheeselets, which are consumed fresh, sundried, salted or peppered is a fun experience.  You will also enjoy an authentic traditional dinner with your host featuring Gozitan cheese, olives, sundried tomatoes and crusty oven baked bread - delicious!

Day 6: Xlendi

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel San Andrea

Today you leave Gozo and take a short boat ride out to Comino, a tiny speck a kilometre or so off the coast of Malta which today is a wildlife sanctuary. Named after the cumin herb that once grew so prevalently among the wild reaches of the island, there are only four permanent residents, so on your visit you can help to increase the population immensely! Your boat trip takes you around the island to one of the secluded bays that mark the coastline against the clear blue water.

From your boat you and the kids can have a go at snorkelling in the Mediterranean and marvel at the fish and other marine life around the island. Should you not wish to snorkel, why not just take a swim in the sea, and let the sun’s rays wash over you while you unwind in this peaceful haven. In the afternoon, after a short boat trip around the island, you leave Gozo behind and transfer back to Malta, the most cosmopolitan of these islands. Your accommodation here is in Sliema and a 5-10 minute stroll down to the promenade where you can experience good views of Valletta and stroll along the waterfront where you will encounter promenading families out for their daily passeggiata (evening stroll) amongst joggers and dog walking.

Day 7: Xlendi

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel San Andrea

Discover the island’s unspoilt wild landscapes, charming hilltop towns and beautiful beaches by jeep. Spend the afternoon relaxing by the pool.

Day 8: Sliema

This morning your trip ends after your final Maltese breakfast. You will need to transfer back to Malta where there may be time for some last minute souvenirs before heading back home with find memories of Malta and Gozo with you.

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Slight niggles over flight timings and the amount of checking of details

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Slight niggles over flight timings and the amount of checking of details and printing of information I had to do, plus conflicting information from the company about hotels, but overall a very positive experience.
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Good service, although I had to chase them on the phone

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Good service, although I had to chase them on the phone as the no one reply to the voice message I left.

I had several problems prior to going on the holiday

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I had several problems prior to going on the holiday and the staff at the adventure company were very helpful and supportive

My only criticism would be that the itinerary we were given before leaving for Sri Lanka

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My only criticism would be that the itinerary we were given before leaving for Sri Lanka seemed somewhat different from the one our Tour Guide had. Some of the hotels were different, and some of the info about hotels was incorrect, or not up-to-date. Even the info we were given in advance about the tour company in Sri Lanka seemed a bit out of date. This was rather frustrating, and we couldn't understand why this was the case.
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Been on previous trip and this one was equally enjoyable. Would and have recommended to others.

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Fantastically well organised trip from start to finish - would definitely recommend using the family adventure company / use again. All activities gave a real insight into Jordan.

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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Group Size:

Small Group - 24 max

Maximum Number of People in Group: 16

Accomodations

Hotel (7nt)

General Rooming Configurations:

Family of two - All family groupings of two will be put into a twin room.

Family of three - Wherever possible we will put you in a triple room. Please be aware that in some places triple rooms are in short supply. This means that, in practice, a triple room will often simply be a twin room with a mattress on the floor or a further bed squashed in. Where it is impossible to provide a triple room, you will have to decide which of your party takes the single room.

Family of four or more - You will most likely stay in two twin rooms. If and wherever possible we will aim put you in a quadruple room. Whilst we will do our very best to ensure that families are roomed close together (in some cases, we can arrange adjoining rooms), we can’t guarantee this. Most family holidays occur during peak season and we sometimes have little to no control over where you will be put. You need to come prepared for this.

Accommodation is clean and simple. You'll mainly stay in small, locally-run, 2-3 star hotels and guesthouses, which reflect the character of the area,generally these will be a twin room with private facilities. Sometimes you'll stay in larger, more comfortable hotels or occasionally rustic accommodation with basic facilities. We use a variety of accommodation on most trips; chosen for their value for money, location and atmosphere. We also try and incorporate unique accommodation experiences, such as a night with a local tribe, or sleeping under the stars in the desert.

Cancellation Policy:

If you cancel some or all portions of your booking cancellation fees will apply.  A cancellation will only be effective when we receive written confirmation of the cancellation.  If you cancel a trip:

  • 56 days or more prior to departure, we will retain the deposit;
  • between 31 and 55 days prior to departure, we will retain the deposit or 50% of the total booking cost;whichever is greater, and
  • 30 days or less prior to departure, we will retain 100% paid by you in connection with the booking.

Note that different cancellation conditions apply to Polar bookings and some styles of trips and additional services. Your booking consultant will advise if differences apply. Please note that for certain travel arrangements the cancellation charge may be higher than those shown. In certain cases a 100% cancellation fee applies as soon as the booking is made and the ticket is issued. You will be advised of different cancellation charges at time of booking. You are strongly advised to take out cancellation insurance at the time of booking which will cover cancellation fees.   If you leave a trip for any reason after it has commenced we are not obliged to make any refunds for unused services.

If you fail to join a tour, join it after departure, or leave it prior to its completion, no refund will be made. The above cancellation fees are in addition to fees which may be levied by accommodation providers, travel agents or third party tour and transport operator fees.

Age Notes

Min. Age: 5

Additional Information:

Idyllic Gozo is just 8km from Malta, the neighbouring island of Gozo feels like a different world - a gentle landscape of undulating hills, lush farmland and clear blue seas.  You’ll explore the island by jeep and bike. In the evenings you can relax in one of the area’s lovely waterfront restaurants.

A day in the life of a shepherd. Experience a day in the tranquil life of a local shepherd at the Ager Foundation. Gozitan shepherds still tend their sheep and goats in pristine countryside, accompanied by dogs guiding the herd on its way. Hands on involvement in the feeding and milking of the sheep as well as your valued participation in the process of Gozitan cheese-making enable you to experience it too. You will also enjoy an authentic dinner with your host family.

Comino Island - You take a boat excursion to Comino where you get the opportunity to swim and snorkel in the Mediterranean, and enjoy a different view of the stunning coastal scenery.

Historic Valletta, Malta’s diminutive capital is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has been described as one of the most concentrated historic areas in the world. You will discover the city on a guided walking tour with free time to explore.

Our Malta & Gozo Adventure trip is just one of our many Europe Family tours. To find out more visit our Europe holidays page.

Trip ID#:

MalGozFam

Trip Excludes

  • International flights and transfers to the start of the holiday
  • Passport and Visa Charges
  • Personal Expenses

Meals Included:

7 Breakfast and 1 Dinner

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