- Transfers: return airport transfer to/from the ferry terminal, ferry ticket (only needed for the return journey), return transfers between the ferry terminal and hotel, all transfers during activity days
- Accommodation: 4 nights in a standard hotel room. Upgrades are available.
- Meals: 4 breakfasts, 1 dinner
- The following activities are included: a choice of three of the following guided activities; kayaking, climbing, hiking, E-biking (min age 16) and Segway tour (min age 16).
- All equipment, tuition and supervision from fully qualified instructors
- Services of our local guides and representatives
Gozo, Malta's sister island, is the perfect place for your family to enjoy a variety of activities while exploring the charming island on this fantastic, 4-night holiday.
With three adventures included in the itinerary, you get to choose which ones suit you best, each one being specifically designed to help you discover more of Gozo in a different way. Whether it's kayaking, climbing, hiking, e-biking or even Segwaying across the landscape, the options are all yours.
The crystal blue waters are perfect for gliding over on a kayak, providing a unique vantage point. Discover the coastlines of Gozo and its smaller sibling, Comino, visit sea caves, and uncover secluded beaches all in one trip.
For those preferring to stay dry, the land-based activities are equally thrilling. The cliffs and countryside provide an excellent location for e-biking tracks, hiking trails, as well as climbing up and abseiling down for a more adventurous experience. You can also explore the island on Segway, or upgrade one of your activities to a diving session in the clear waters that surround Gozo.
Your base will be the Cornucopia Hotel, a converted farmhouse filled with local charm and located only a short walk away from Xagħra's village centre, where numerous restaurants line the square. The hotel is well-equipped with modern amenities and family-friendly features, such as two swimming pools and a Jacuzzi, offering plenty of opportunities to indulge in all that's on offer.
From the stunning coastline to the imposing cliffs and fertile valleys, Gozo is a small but mighty wonderland, and this 4-night getaway is the perfect exploration of its many highlights.
Day 1 Arrival and Welcome
Upon arrival 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 getting settled in, you'll have an introductory meeting with the local team, followed by a welcome meal at the hotel restaurant.Included Meals: Dinner
Day 2 - 4 Half Day Activities and Free Time
After breakfast each day, you'll have the freedom to choose how you'd like to spend your time on this stunning island.
Our 'Personalise' tab offers a range of half-day activities for you to choose from. Click for more details on the incredible ways to explore Gozo.
Since each activity lasts approximately half a day, you'll have free mornings or afternoons, as well as evenings. History enthusiasts may want to visit some of the world's oldest free-standing structures at Ġgantija and explore the historical capital, Victoria. We strongly recommend indulging in as much local cuisine as possible – the food here is fantastic! For a truly special evening, head to Dwejra Bay on the west side of the island for a sunset that rarely disappoints.Included Meals: Breakfast
Day 5 Departure
Unfortunately, it's time for your short break on Gozo to come to an end. Depending on your flight time, you'll either have breakfast in the restaurant or it will be packaged for you to take to the airport. You'll then be transported back to Malta International Airport (Luqa).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 a 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.
Please speak to our Family Travel Experts for a quotation.
Personalise this tour
Climbing and Abseiling
Experience the fun and thrill of climbing and abseiling the stunning cliffs of Gozo. Expert guides will take your family to the best locations on the island to suit your experience and climbing ability. You will learn safety techniques and as your confidence grows, so will your climbs and descents!
It is possible throughout the whole year, however, the main season is from October to May. Minimum age for participation is 8 years.
Sea kayaking allows you to marvel at the stunning views from a completely different perspective and explore Gozo's beautiful coastline. You can see wonderful beaches, sea caves and imposing cliffs. During paddling breaks, you can also snorkel and take a look at the underwater world.
It is possible to do this activity year-round but it is weather dependent. The main season runs from April to October. Minimum age for participation is 8 years, and please be aware that children aged 14 years and under must share a kayak with at least one adult. Kayaks are sit-on in style.
The local guides know every corner of the island and so once you have discussed your family’s interests and fitness, they’ll guide you on a suitable hike. All routes are family-friendly and designed to take you into quieter areas with the best scenery. Minimum age for participation is 8 years.
Gozo has a great deal to offer cyclists. Our guides aim to avoid major hills and travel down the country roads and along sea cliffs to make the most of the spectacular views and quaint villages. Our guide will adapt to the level of the guests and offer a balance of easy, fun and technical riding.
This activity is available year-round but some may find it more strenuous in the hot summer months, mid-June to Mid-September. Minimum age for participation is 16 years.
Discover Scuba Diving (DSD), 1 or 2 dives
Gozo is renowned for its dive sites so what better place for you to discover scuba diving? Rather than take the plunge with a certification course, this introduction to diving will help you explore the underwater world without any prior experience (you will be issued with some paperwork prior to going on holiday, which you will need to complete).
You will be provided with the full equipment necessary and begin the short course in the classroom to introduce this fantastic activity. A full safety briefing will be given along with plenty of time for questions and answers. The day starts with a practice dive to get you used to the equipment and sensations and then a second dive where hopefully you will encounter some of the wonderful marine life.
You have the option of a one or two dive experience of the underwater world surrounding Gozo – supplements apply. Minimum age for participation is 10 years.From: £45 per adult
Bubble diving is a fantastic way for 8 and 9 year olds to experience a shallow dive in pool-like conditions, where they can get to grips with child-friendly Scuba equipment. For children 8 years and over participation in any dive will be at the guide's discretion.
Segway tours are a unique, memorable and fun way to explore the island. They are eco-friendly, self-balancing, electric transportation vehicles and it is easy to learn to how to ride them. Enjoy Gozo's hidden treasures by 'gliding' through the beautiful scenery without getting tired feet on this two-and-a-half-hour trip.
This activity is available year-round. Minimum age for participation is 16 years.
Dates & Prices
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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.
Price per person: based on 2 people sharing a standard double/twin room
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Fri 06 Oct 2023
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Holiday group size (approximate)
Minimum 2 people, maximum 8 people.
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.
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.
The order of activities listed in this agenda is provided for guidance only, your final and detailed itinerary will be provided either with your final travel documents (which are uploaded into your online account around a week prior to departure) or upon arrival.
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.
It is vitally important that you advise us prior to departure of any medical or dietary condition relating to any member of your party so that we may notify our local staff before you arrive. We recommend only drinking bottled water from bottles with unbroken seals and be vigilant about the use of ice in drinks and ice cream.
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.
The UK 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.
Booking activities locally
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 correctly 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.
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.
Terms and Conditions
Our full booking terms and conditions can be found on our website: https://www.activitiesabroad.com/booking-conditions