Malta - Gozo Island Adventure
- Duration:7 nights
- Key Facts: Tuesday departure
- Suitable for: Children aged 6 years and over (younger children may join the holiday, but may not be able to participate in all the activities). Please see terms for details
Flights: Return direct flights from London to Malta. Regional departures may be available on request. Flight routes subject to change
Transfers: Group airport and activity transfers (private airport transfers may incur a supplement)
Accommodation: 7 nights' hotel accommodation
Meals: 7 breakfast, 3 or 4 lunches*, 4 dinners
The following activities are included: Lazy boat day, Eco-day, sea kayaking, Mini-B diving**, climbing and abseiling, afternoon at Ramla Bay Beach (order is subject to change)
All equipment, tuition and supervision from fully qualified instructors
- Services of our local guides and representatives
* Please note: an additional lunch is included during the Mini B diving activity (June, July and August). Departures outside these dates include 3 lunches.
** Please note: Mini-B diving is included in June, July and August. For safety reasons, those under the age of 10 years old will have the opportunity to snorkel on the surface of the water and view the same vibrant marine life as the other members of the group. For children 10 years and over participation in Mini B diving will be at the guide's discretion.
The island of Gozo is a little known Mediterranean wonder that is home to one of our most popular family adventures. Just half an hour from Malta by ferry, it showcases an extraordinary natural environment ideal for an activity-filled week away. We have made the most of our local connections and expertise to find the very best locations and activities in and around the island. With group sizes of no more than 24, you will enjoy a highly personalised experience.
All activities are included in the holiday price. You’ll have a guided boat trip around the picturesque coast, with the chance to go snorkelling and Mini B diving at some of the top scuba sites in Europe. The Gozitan cliffs offer excellent spots for rock climbing, while its many inlets are perfect for kayaking trips, both of which will be on the agenda during your stay.
Based in the north-eastern village of Xaghra, you will be close to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Ġgantija Temples, which at 5500 years old are amongst the world’s oldest freestanding structures. Gozo has been occupied by everyone from the Ancient Romans and the Arabs to the French and the British, with evidence of this rich history very much present in its lifestyle, language, and cuisine. The week will be filled with opportunities to learn more about the local way of life first-hand, whether sampling crafts or tasting island delicacies. This makes it ideal for families looking for that perfect mix of activities and culture.
Based at the rustic and welcoming Cornucopia Hotel, you will be within easy walking distance of the main town and will be able to make use of the hotel’s facilities, including its sun-soaked terrace and swimming pool.
Day 1 Arrival and Welcome
Following a warm welcome at the airport, you will be transferred to your accommodation (it takes approximately two hours with a 25-minute ferry crossing between Malta and Gozo). After you are settled into the charming Cornucopia Hotel, a guide will ensure you are fully informed about the week ahead, providing details on activities and equipment and answering any questions you may have about the local region. A welcome dinner at the hotel restaurant will then introduce you to some local delicacies.Included Meals: Dinner
Day 2 Lazy Boat Day and Snorkelling
A full day of aquatic action lies ahead! You will begin with a guided boat tour to familiarise you with the splendid coastlines and awe-inspiring cliff formations of Gozo and its smaller neighbour, Comino. This tiny island is virtually uninhabited and is populated with an array of wildlife as well as being home to the famed blue lagoon – an idyllic bay with aquamarine waters and white sand. There will be multiple stops for snorkelling and swimming, with a picnic lunch served on board. The boat trip normally lasts around 6 hours in total.
The vantage point of the boat allows you to appreciate the ancient beauty of the island, taking in its secluded bays and rugged coastline. This is a wonderful start to your family adventure.Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 3 Eco-Day
Our close ties with the local community enable us to take you off the beaten track and straight into the heart of everyday island life.
Watch craftspeople following time-old trades and keeping cherished practices alive. Visit special food producers and try their delicious creations. The Eco Day is an Activities Abroad favourite – we won’t say too much about what’s involved as we prefer it to remain a surprise for your family, but rest assured that your experience of Gozitan culture will be unforgettable. Lunch and dinner are included and are sure to feature some local delicacies. This is another full day where families are normally out for around 6 hours.Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4 Sea Kayaking
Gozo’s coastline is irresistible, and once more you will be back out on the water, kayaking through stunning waterways and rock arches. Following your guide along the coast, you will paddle your ‘sit on top’ kayaks with two to three people (children under the age of ten will travel with two adults) per craft. You will be picked up from the hotel just after 9am and families are normally dropped off after the whole day’s adventures just after 4pm.
There will also be the opportunity to take to the sea again for snorkelling, or to relax at Santa Marija bay and explore its caves. All will be treated to a picnic-style lunch during your activity, as well as a delicious barbeque dinner back at the hotel.Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5 Free Day
Today has been left free for you to set your own agenda. Relax by the pool and enjoy the sunshine or pamper yourself in one of Gozo’s spas. Gozo’s inviting waters may call you for extra kayaking action or scuba diving which can be booked locally. Those wanting to absorb more island culture can wander around the town of Xaghra with its rustic stone buildings and delightful shops selling locally made goods – you can also take a horse-drawn carriage tour in the evening.
An inexpensive hop-on, hop-off bus service can get you quickly around the island should you wish to travel further, taking in more of the island's natural beauty and historic delights.Included Meals: Breakfast
Day 6 Mini B Diving or Snorkelling
Mini B diving is an ideal introduction to the world under-the-sea with no need for wetsuits or PADI certificates, only a doctor's certificate is needed. You will be using a hassle-free scuba rucksack which goes over your swimwear and will be given a solid grounding in safety skills during the first half of the day, putting your new skills to great use in the afternoon. Depending on how much air you use, each dive has a duration of around 15 minutes – plenty of time for underwater thrills!
Please note: Diving is not included in the March, April or October departure date. For safety reasons those under the age of 10 years old will have the opportunity to snorkel on the surface of the water and view the same vibrant marine life as the other members of the group. For children 10 years and over participation in Mini B diving will be at the guides discretion.Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 7 Climbing, Abseiling and Beach Afternoon
Today families will take part in the activity of rock climbing with our local instructors. Amazing Mediterranean vistas await you as well as exciting climbing routes. Once you have reached the top, as well as being rewarded with wonderful views, you will enjoy the thrill of abseiling back down
After your exciting morning, the group will be transferred to the beautiful Ramla Bay Beach for some free time to explore and relax. You can spend the afternoon enjoying the beach, the cooling Mediterranean Sea and some of the beachside cafes and shops. Those who rather would like to relax in the hotel will be transferred to the accommodation.
Dinner will be served a restaurant by the sea, with the opportunity for fresh seafood caught by the Gozitan fishermen.Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 8 Departure
Airport transfers will be arranged depending on your individual flight plans, and breakfast will be included at the hotel. If you are tempted to stay on for another week please speak to our Travel Experts.Included Meals: Breakfast
Included in price
Cornucopia Hotel is a locally-owned, converted farmhouse which serves as a rustic and welcoming base for your time exploring this remarkable island. The hotel is less than 15 minutes’ walk to the traditional village square of Xaghra where families can make use of the selection of restaurants and small shops.
Decorated in traditional Gozitan style from the limestone walls to the arched restaurant, it has a traditional feel and a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere.
- The hotel restaurant serves up a delicious á la carte menu with a focus on local produce. There is also an extensive wine list which includes local Gozitan and Maltese options
- The 300-year-old bar - which still displays the original arched farmhouse ceiling - is a lovely place to enjoy a pre or post-dinner drink
- There are two freshwater swimming pools designed with families in mind. The upper deck pool is set amongst expertly maintained gardens, ideal for children's explorations. It includes a children's splash pool and a Jacuzzi area. Situated next to the shaded terrace, a poolside al fresco lunch can also be enjoyed here
- Just a few steps from the hotel lounge there is a second pool surrounded by sunbeds and umbrellas. Drinks, snacks and lunch are served around the pool
- Indoors there is a large TV and games room
- Free Wi-Fi is available throughout
Guest room types
Double or twin rooms
There are 20 standard rooms in total, decorated in a simple rustic style and offering either a pool or valley view. All rooms have a balcony or terrace, en-suite bathroom, minibar, TV, hairdryer and air-conditioning.
Cornucopia Hotel - bungalow upgrade
Located across the very quiet road from the main hotel building, the Cornucopia also offers a small number of bungalows which families can upgrade to. These offer the chance for a bit more space and privacy, whilst still being within a few short steps from the hotel and its amenities. Very comfortable and traditionally decorated, they are popular amongst families on our Gozo trip.Read more about this accommodation
Each offers wonderful views across the valley and consists of a main dining area, kitchen and between one and three bedrooms (they can accommodate families of varying sizes). The bungalows also have the advantage of a communal swimming pool and terrace for guests and are in an ideal spot for you to relax and enjoy the sunshine after a day’s adventure. All of the bungalows are equipped with air-conditioning for guests’ comfort.
During your stay on Gozo, you may wish to upgrade the Ta' Cenc Spa hotel. Sat on the outskirts of the village and built on the island’s highest point, the hotel offers stunning views of the islands of Malta and Comino. Over 100 hectares of nature surround the hotel, offering a fantastic opportunity for families to explore the area and enjoy the local nature.Read more about this accommodation
The hotel is a hideaway resort known for its comfort, family-friendly service, welcoming staff and bustling Gozitan atmosphere. General use of the pool is included for the whole stay for both adults and children, so the kids can have a splash about while parents relax by the poolside. Jacuzzi, steam room, sauna and gym use is also included, for both adults and children (children allowed from 9 am – 12 noon).
- Spa facilities including heated sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi, hydrotherapy bath, indoor and outdoor lagoon pool. Treatments may also be booked (payable locally)
- The hotel has two pools, including the main family pool with an integrated splash pool and Jacuzzi
- Spacious poolside sun terraces mean that you can spread out and set up your base by the pool for the day
- Fully-equipped gym overlooking the swimming pool - perfect for any health-conscious parents
- The hotel’s own private rocky beach is great for some exciting exploration during your stay. During the warmer months, you can expect to see umbrellas, sunbeds and showers. Toilet facilities are also available
- A concierge team
- The business centre with internet access, fax and photocopying machine and office supplies
- Two restaurants: In the Il-Carubo they serve breakfast, lunch and dinner and you can eat ‘al fresco’ under a 400-year old carob tree. Italian-inspired food and local specialities are served here. The Il-Terrazzo is known for its delicious dishes and has a spacious terrace overlooking superb views of Gozo.
Double/Twin rooms: all of the room are on the ground level. They are spacious and have either a private patio or a terrace. Facilities include an en-suite bathroom, hairdryer, telephone, radio, cable TV, minibar, trouser press, a safe, heating and air-conditioning as well as teas and coffee making facilities.
Family rooms: these rooms are specially designed for families and offer enough space for everyone. There is a main bedroom with a seating area and a second room with two single beds. Each has either a patio or a terrace. The facilities include an en-suite bathroom, hairdryer, telephone, radio & cable TV, minibar, a trouser press, a safe, heating & air-conditioning as well as tea and coffee making facilities.
Trullo: these detached bungalows are circular and offer a unique place to stay. Each Trullo has a beehive style roof, a spacious seating area with a cable TV, an en-suite bathroom, hairdryer, telephone & radio, minibar, a trouser press, heating and air-conditioning, a safe and private patio.
Dates & Prices
We include more, no hidden costs
Please note: Mini B diving is only included during June, July and August.
Price per person: based on 2 adults sharing a standard double/twin room with 1 child in an extra bed
Eco Tax: those aged 18 years and over must pay an Eco Tax of €0.50 per person per night (not exceeding the threshold of €5.00 per person). This must be paid locally.
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Tue 20 Aug 2019
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Sat 19 Oct 2019
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Next season’s pre-sale dates and prices
You can make a pre-reservation to secure your holiday at this stage by paying an initial deposit of only £50pp. The provisional departure dates, prices and itineraries remain subject to change. We will contact you when the final dates, prices and itineraries are confirmed, and you will have 14 days to decide if you would like to go ahead. A further deposit payment of £250pp is due by 01 February 2020 or at the time of us confirming the trip details to you, whichever is sooner. If you decide not to travel, we will refund your initial £50pp payment. Our Travel Experts will happily provide you with full terms and a complete quotation.
Sat 04 Apr 2020
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Sat 11 Apr 2020
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Sat 23 May 2020
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Wed 08 Jul 2020
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|Adult price (per person): £1600.00||Child (6-11): £1470.00||Enquire|
Wed 15 Jul 2020
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Tue 21 Jul 2020
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Tue 28 Jul 2020
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Tue 11 Aug 2020
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Tue 18 Aug 2020
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Tue 25 Aug 2020
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Sat 17 Oct 2020
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If you would like a bungalow upgrade please contact our Travel Experts for a quotation.
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Holiday group size (approximate)
Minimum 4 persons, maximum 24 persons (approximately)
We always try to provide an approximation of the group size you can expect to be with for the duration of each of our holidays. It may be that you are joined by others for parts of your holiday (such as transfers and particular activities) but the above number reflects those you can normally expect to be with from beginning to end. If group size is something which is particularly important to you, please speak to our Travel Experts and they can suggest the best holidays for you.
Tailor-made holiday group sizes will vary for all activities as will the group size for any additional activities you book.
Minimum numbers required for a holiday to operate
Some of our holidays require a minimum number of participants to operate (as listed in the ‘Group Size’ section). If your holiday departure has not yet reached the minimum number, you will be told at the time of booking. In the unlikely event that your chosen date is not guaranteed by nine weeks before your scheduled departure date, we will contact you to discuss the available options as per our booking conditions.
The order of activities is always subject to change and you will be provided with your final itinerary upon arrival at your destination.
Please note that some of our holidays may incur a single supplement. Please speak to one of our Travel Experts who will provide you with a quotation.
Medical history and advice
We want our holidays to be accessible as they can be and will do our best to accommodate any special requests and requirements where possible. We have a wide range of holidays and destinations and so our travel experts will help find the best holiday for you.
In order to give us the best possible chance to do this we ask that if you or any member of your party has any medical condition or disability which may affect your holiday or has any special requirements, that you tell us at the time of enquiry or booking. You must also promptly advise us if any medical condition or disability which may affect your holiday develops after your booking has been confirmed. You may need to provide a doctor’s note and proof of insurance in some cases as the health and safety of our clients is absolutely paramount.
In providing this information you are allowing us to work with our expert local partners to ensure that your whole party can enjoy the holiday. By letting us know in advance we can discreetly work with you to adapt any part of the holiday which may potentially be challenging. Being able to prepare for this in advance makes an incredible difference to what we can offer and minimises any impact on your party and the rest of the group.
Unfortunately, if you choose not to share this information with us in advance then it may limit some or all of the itinerary you have booked, and we cannot be held accountable for any additional costs or missed activities resulting from this.
Insurance is not included in your holiday, but it is a pre-requisite to travelling with us. You will need to ensure that you have cover for all the activities that you will be participating in during your holiday.
It is extremely important that you take out a suitable travel insurance policy at the time of booking. Plans do sometimes change, and you will need this policy should you need to cancel your holiday.
If you are struggling to find a suitable policy then details of our preferred provider, who will cover you for all the activities we offer, can be found on our website by clicking here. Please note that this policy is available to EU residents under the age of 75 only.
If you have a reduced level of mobility, then please contact our travel experts to discuss the suitability of this holiday in relation to your requirements.
Experience and fitness
Most of the activities we offer have been designed for beginners who have no prior experience and are of all age ranges and fitness levels. Our guides provide expert advice, tuition and instructions prior to any activity going ahead. Activities are designed to be enjoyed and not endured, but some, do require a more basic level of fitness than others. If you have any questions, then please contact one of our Travel Experts who can provide first-hand advice.
The only holidays which are not as suitable for complete beginners are the multi-night safaris which involve several days in wilderness cabins travelling by either snowmobile or husky safari. Again, this all depends on the individual taking part, but some prior experience and understanding of these types of activities can be very helpful and a greater level of fitness is recommended.
Guides & Safety
When partaking in any activity, it is imperative that everyone in your group listens very closely to the instructions provided by the guide and that they are abided by at all times. Our guides are experts in their field and no one knows the environment better than these highly knowledgeable and experienced providers.
Prior to starting any activity, please make it clear to your guide if there is any element of the safety briefing you are unsure of or would like to clarify before you set off.
Our guides will always take local conditions into account when considering whether an activity can go ahead. This is, in part, why your itinerary is subject to change at short notice. This rarely happens, however, if it does, we will always endeavour to reschedule the activity for later in your holiday. If this is not possible then the cost of the activity will be refunded to you when you return home.
Our guides' word on activities is always final and your safety is their principal concern at all times; please respect their decisions. By following their instructions, your safety and enjoyment during each activity will be greatly enhanced.
NB: In order to participate in our holidays, all guests must be able to understand instructions given in English. These instructions may be delivered verbally or in writing and will include vital safety information and ongoing instruction during activities.
Minimum and Maximum Age
The minimum age for this holiday can be found in the ‘Key Facts’ section of the holiday overview.
Younger family members may be able to participate but may not be able to take part in all activities. Please contact one of our Travel Experts if you have any questions.
Booking activities locally and equipment hire
Additional activities can be booked locally in almost all our destinations. However, as per our booking conditions, we cannot be held responsible for any injury or loss incurred through participation in activities which are booked at your destination outside of our holiday itinerary (see our ‘Terms and Conditions’ for further details).
When arranging any such activity please always ensure that safety is your primary concern.
In some of our destinations, you can borrow or hire equipment for use in your free time. You do so entirely at your own risk. You must ensure that you are properly prepared, have the necessary equipment and knowledge (maps, etc) and ensure that where applicable, you follow marked routes. We recommend discussing your plans with the local teams who will be able to advise on the most suitable options for you.
Always let the reception/guide know where you are planning to go and take a torch and mobile phone (with the hotel/guide’s phone number stored). It is also a good idea to leave your contact number and the time you expect to return to the hotel should the hotel need to contact you.
If your trip includes car hire the named driver must have a credit card registered in their name which they can present when they collect their car along with their driving licence, as a deposit will be held on the credit card. Please see your trip dossier for full details.
Travel Safety and Foreign Office Advice
Our clients’ safety is at the centre of everything we do, and our operations team continually assesses and monitors the destinations we feature. We carry out thorough risk assessments and work closely with all of our suppliers to continually follow best practice. For up to date travel advice the UK government offers its Travel Aware website as well as the advice detailed below.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office Advice
We receive all updates from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) with regards to travel advice and we always ensure that we follow this advice in our operations. The FCO issues travel advisories for countries based on a very wide range of factors. They may provide notification about things as simple as a football match and crowds, or they may go so far as to advise against all travel to a region. We ask all our clients to refer to the relevant Travel Advice by Country for the destinations they are visiting in order to make an informed decision on the safety of the destination based on the details provided. It also provides vital information regarding entry requirements, embassy information, local laws and customs as well as specific safety and health. Guests should take responsibility for keeping themselves up to date with this advice. Please also ensure that, if you are transiting through another country, you have read the advice and meet the entry requirements for that destination too.
The FCO travel advice is applicable to British Passport Holders. Most governments will issue their own travel advice for a region and, if you are not a UK resident then you can find some helpful links below:
Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade http://www.smartraveller.gov.au/ New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade http://www.safetravel.govt.nz/ Canadian Consular Affairs Bureau http://voyage.gc.ca/ The U.S. Bureau of Consular Affairs http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/english.html
If the FCO deems that there is an unacceptable level of risk for UK citizens then, together with the government, they may issue an advisory against all travel to a region or country. If such an advisory is published, then we will act accordingly, and this may require the cancellation, curtailment or amendment of a holiday itinerary. These decisions are made on the basis of ensuring our clients’ safety and will affect all clients on the holiday, regardless of their nationality.
If one of our local experts suggests an amendment due to a situation which develops locally then we may also take the decision to amend an itinerary appropriately.
If we have to cancel your holiday prior to departure you will be offered the option of an alternative trip (where any price difference will either be refunded to or covered by you) or a full refund of the monies paid.
If we have to curtail a holiday, then you will be refunded for any costs for the elements we have been unable to deliver, where we have been able to secure a refund from our suppliers. If we must reroute a holiday, then any basis for refund is determined on a case by case basis and dependent on whether the central holiday experience was provided or not.
Flight schedule changes and connecting transportation
On your documentation, we will confirm your flight schedule. Sometimes the flight number, routing and timings might change prior to your departure. If the change is classed as a significant change then we will contact you to discuss this. Please see our booking conditions for details.
Flight schedule changes can impact on your pre and post-holiday travel arrangements if these have been booked separately to your holiday. We strongly recommend that you do not book transport (such as trains or transfers), car parking or non-connecting flights to the departure point for your holiday until you have received your final confirmed travel times when your final travel documents are issued. We are not responsible for the effect of any schedule change on your pre or post travel arrangements. We strongly recommend that you do not purchase non-flexible or non-refundable tickets to avoid cancellation and penalty charges.
Booking your own flights - cancellation disclaimer
If you have chosen to book your own flights, then you will need to wait until we confirm to you that the holiday departure has met the minimum numbers required to run (if applicable to your chosen holiday). Once the holiday is guaranteed to run, you will be informed and you can then make your arrangements.
If transfers are included in your holiday, please ensure that any potential flights will be met by our standard transfers (speak to one of our Travel Experts for advice) otherwise private transfer supplements may be applicable. Once your flights are booked, please send us a copy of your detailed flight itinerary.
Please be aware that most tickets are non-refundable in the case of cancellation. For this reason, we strongly advise you check the rules of the ticket and check the limitations of your cancellation insurance before booking. We cannot be held liable, in the unlikely eventuality that we should be forced to cancel or amend your trip, for losses incurred relating to any flight booking you have made.
Mini-B diving is included in June, July and August. For safety reasons, those under the age of 10 years old will have the opportunity to snorkel on the surface of the water and view the same vibrant marine life as the other members of the group. For children 10 years and over participation in Mini-B diving will be at the guides discretion.
Outside these months, Mini-B diving will depend on local weather conditions and, if it is possible, our local suppliers will offer it to guests and a local payment of €35pp will be applicable.
Gozo Island Adventure 23 July 2019 by The Campbell Family
Gozo is the friendliest place I have ever visited, from the local taxi drivers to the staff in restaurants to all the guides we met.
Excellent - would highly recommend the holiday. 14 August 2018 by The Cooke Family
All of it was fantastic. Could not have been better. The holiday provides a great combination of activities and is so well organised. It is relaxing given that everything is organised so smoothly, but active as the family are out doing things each day - perfect. Our children loved it all, especially the lazy boat day. Great family holiday. All activities are suitable for beginners but easily enjoyable for more experienced members of the group. The guides will tailor things to your ability. We had a great but small group and it worked really well. Excellent - would highly recommend the holiday. Activities Abroad really knew the holiday so helped with our questions beforehand. The local hosts are English and French and know Gozo inside out and are extremely well organised and helpful.
We felt really well looked after 24 July 2018 by The Latham Family
We were split between the Lazy Boat Day and the Paddle Boarding that we did on our free day. Both were such good fun and we felt really well looked after. We all loved the Eco Day, the climbing, the snorkelling, Mini B diving and the Kayaking too. So difficult to choose a favourite.
The instructors were great and the location was beautiful. 10 July 2018 by The Williams Family
My children enjoyed the snorkelling best of all. The instructors were great and the location was beautiful. The boat day was great too.
We will be back! 06 June 2018 by The Davies Family
Thank you to Cornil for making us feel safe and being a contact at any time for anything. Thank you to Michael for kayaking, Albert on the boat for being discreet, Alice for looking after Iona when she was stung by a jellyfish and for taking some pictures of us when our gopro died and Dee-dee for encouraging Patrick when climbing. We will be back!
An island adventure 08 August 2017 by Judith Denby, Ian, Tom and Max Sayers
The sea kayaking was fun, great guides and a brilliant way to explore.
We enjoyed everything! 08 August 2017 by Tracey Williamson, Kristian & Conor Lindsay
Just want to thank you for such a great holiday. It is the first time I have booked an activity holiday for my children and taking them on my own I was quite nervous but it was absolutely brilliant. Please let Cornil know he does the greatest job providing the most enjoyable time! Personally, I enjoyed the lazy boat day the most but all the activities were great. I still can't believe what an absolutely brilliant time we had. Everything went so smoothly and was great fun we were really sad when we had to come home!
Glorious Gozo! 01 August 2017 by The Brown Family
We had a wonderful holiday in Gozo and the whole experience, from initial booking onwards, went so smoothly. Activities Abroad went out of their way to answer all queries we had, and to resolve any issues that cropped up. Once we arrived in Gozo, Cornil and his team could not have done more to make our holiday so perfect for us, making sure that every day and evening was full of fun and tailored to our needs. Thank you for a holiday that will live long in our memories.
Thanks again for another great holiday 26 August 2016 by The Pinches Family
I wanted to say thank you for yet another fantastic holiday with you. We loved it. True to form of your company (you do seem to choose such fantastic people in each country to run your holidays), Cornil went out of his way to put things right for us and made our holiday special. He has such a great heart for the job. Well done. May I suggest discussions of perhaps having Segways as an activity in your program. ? We did this during our extended stay which Cornil so kindly helped us to arrange and it was great and very achievable thing to do. We also had a great half day with Mark (who assisted Cornil on the Eco day). We went on a tour with him on our last day to so many different parts of the island. Mark has such a great passion and knowledge of the island, (and is) fantastic with the children too. I will now be saving up for next year and look forward to seeing what other holidays you offer. Thanks again for another great holiday.
Definitely one of our best holidays ever 08 August 2016 by Abigail Dawson
This was a thoroughly enjoyable holiday that worked really well for our family with 2 teenagers. The activities were varied and long enough. Cornil and his team were excellent - pleasant, helpful, efficient - and really made us feel as if we weren't the umpteenth group that they had ever dealt with. Admin and service your end was also excellent and very personal. Definitely one of our best holidays ever. We'd just like exactly the same somewhere else next year, please!
A fantastic holiday on Gozo 26 July 2016 by Dawn Corlett
Cornil and Mark were great local reps. Their knowledge and enthusiasm were wonderful. (Most enjoyable activity): Dawn - Sea Kayaking. It was amazing to be able to zig zag along the shore getting through tiny gaps then out into the deeper water; Richard - lazy boat day and diving - it was great to be able to swim then laze with a private boat, also conquered fears with diving; Annabelle - lazy boat day - diving into the water from the boat was magical. All - Ricardu the farmer and restaurant owner - we are farmers and our time with a local farmer was really welcome.
Fantastic holiday 19 August 2015 by Rachel Marsden
Fantastic holiday. Activity suppliers on Gozo were amazing. All very happy! Diving... sea kayaking...rock climbing. Very satisfied and happy.
Extremely knowledgeable local representatives, very well organised transfers and activities. 18 August 2015 by Heather Nuttall
Extremely knowledgeable local representatives, very well organised transfers and activities. Superb accommodation, lovely food - and plenty of it! Sea kayaking was the most popular (activity) across the board, helped greatly by the fantastic guide, Sandra who deftly repaired a dodgy rudder armed with cable ties and gaffer tape! All the other activities were great too. The individual guides and instructors were brilliant at teaching us new things and instilling confidence. Cornil was always on hand for any questions - nothing was too much trouble. Pete and the adorable Bob added greatly to our enjoyment of the holiday. There were lots of different things organised and all were enjoyable.
We had a great holiday... 11 August 2015 by Janet Hubbard
Cornil was an excellent guide both on our eco day and in fact generally an all round really helpful chap. He sorted out our car hire for us and ensured that any queries we had were dealt with promptly. We had a great holiday and are already looking to book another one with you for next year.
We hope to return soon... 10 November 2014 by Margaret Smart
We are back home now after having a fantastic holiday. We had a brilliant 2 weeks. We were very impressed with the organisation and the activities, everything ran smoothly and Cornil and his team couldn’t do enough for us. The hotel was lovely, staff really friendly and helpful. Gozo is a lovely island and we hope to return again soon.
A fun-packed holiday 21 September 2013 by Dawn Gibson
We had a fun packed holiday, meeting other families of like minds. As a team we were encouraged and challenged to join in activities we would otherwise shy away from.The island had a great atmosphere, full of festivities around the island celebrating Saints days and life!
The best holiday I have had for a long time 23 August 2013 by Sara Warr
I thought the email documentation was very thorough. I would have liked some information on which hotel we were staying at proportion to booking. Generally the admin was excellent. The hotel room offered lots of space for our family and it was a very pretty hotel. Gozo Adventures were outstanding. Cornil organised all our activities extremely well including transport to and from. He has a very good team.The Lazy day boat trip and snorkelling was an excellent introduction. We very much enjoyed all the activities made special by the Gozo Adventures team, in particular, Mark who was great with our boys. The final Eco day was a real treat and we felt we had some insight into Gozo that most other tourists would not get.It was a shame we were the only family booked on the holiday for the week we went as we were hoping to have some company for our teens. However, all the instructors and activity staff made us feel very special and gave us an individual experience.A fantastic week. The best holiday I have had for a long time.
I would recommend this holiday 23 August 2013 by Vaughan Redfern
This was a really good holiday. Having the additional first week at the hotel helped us to acclimatise and relax prior to the activities in the second week. The Cornucopia was great and the farmhouse was ideal for us. The hotel staff were friendly and helpful. The activities were at the right level and were well organised and well run and Cornil was an excellent rep, ensuring that everyone's needs were met. Gozo is a lovely, friendly island and I would recommend this holiday.
This has been our best family holiday, no question 08 August 2012 by Jessica White
This has been our best family holiday, no question. We had such fun, faced stiff challenges, relaxed and completely fell in love with Gozo. The activity staff were terrific - Mark, Sebastian, Steve and Xavier all worked really hard to show us the very best of the island. We felt completely privileged to see the island this way - not the mass produced way!
The location is perfect 15 August 2011 by Janet Churchill
Given that this is a new addition to your holidays, I'm sure it will soon become a favourite. The location is perfect. There is a great range of local eating/drinking places within easy walking distance, and it’s safe enough for the teens to be able to go out and eat on their own (which they did). The local sites are also well worth visiting - Windmill, Ggantija Temples, Church and Grotto. The mix of ages on this Teen holiday was absolutely right. We were also so lucky to have a group of 22 people who all got on so well together. It made such a difference and, along with the weather, isn't something that you can do much about!
Gozo is a lovely destination 09 August 2011 by Mairi Adam
This is our second holiday with you and you have more than lived up to the high standard of our first trip. Gozo is a lovely destination and the team there are superb. We were very pleased with your advice to stay in Gozo for our second week, mostly we just lazed around the pool, but also saw a little more of the island. We had thought that we would have a day on Malta, but decided that we were really not tempted to do so, it seemed much busier and more 'touristy'.