We got a late start with too many pick-ups so some times were shortened but it was such a lovely day and, though I am 80 years old, I can really move so got to see a lot and read up on areas before the tour. I fell in love with Malta, will be back and am hearing the same thing from other friends who were with me or traveled there in the past few years. I will give the place more time on my next visit.
The included lunch was very good best meal I had on Malta.
Those in charge for this tour was very helpful and kept us in contact until our tour day. The ferry connection and the bus tour was wonderful. The sites we visited was awesome and the lunch was great. Thank you.
This tour was very disappointing. The group was just too large with 55 people. The guide could not really keep everyone engaged and in fact at the first stop a significant proportion of the group just did not know where to go and the guide had to restart the talk when we finally caught up.
The guide did not explain the itinerary of the day and did not really explain what to expect at each stop. It was not helped by the fact that the guides first language was not English and her accent was very difficult to understand.
When we arrived at each stop we did not fully understand what there was to see or do and were just given a short deadline to be back at the bus. The visit to the Gozo craft centre was a stop at a small tourist shop and to our surprise the guide took the microphone and stood behind the counter promoting the jewellery on offer.
There were times that the bus driver on Malta was driving with one hand while talking on his mobile phone.
We were expecting Gozo to be an interesting island with some unique features, but the lasting impression was not good.
This tour was not the quality of tour which I expect from Viator and was not worth the money
For the most part an enjoyable trip, packing a number of good spots into one excursion. I'd drop the trackless train part as it didn't add much and spend more time in e.g. Victoria instead, but as said, for the most part it was enjoyable.
Communications before the trip should be better though. Instructions said pick up at the hotel so we waited at the hotel but in reality the pick up point was at a nearby bus stop. Not far away but we almost missed the trip waiting where we were instructed to!
Vincent was an amazing tour guide! He was funny and insightful! He gave interesting information about Malta and Gozo. He told us where to go, when to be back, and kept our huge group over 50 people! together. He interacted with everyone so that I felt as if it was almost a personalized tour.
The salt pans were interesting and beautiful, and Ggantija was amazing! I do recommend that you also visit Hagar Qim too, to get a comparison of age and types of buildings found at each site. The highlight of the trip is definitely the Azure Window and Inland Lake. Pay the 4 to take the boat ride out to the other side so you can get a good picture of the Azure Window and the stunning blue of the sea.
Our last stop was Victoria. We had a traffic jam at the beginning of the trip that put us almost a hour behind. So, we didn't have I feel as much time as we would have had otherwise. Still, the walk though the streets was interesting as Vincent told us stories and showed us different things about the history of this city. The church had a service going on, so we couldn't go in to see it. Also, the Cittadella is undergoing renovations, so I opted not to go up. Next week it'll be open again, so that should be a must see stop!
Overall, it was a good day. The one thing I wasn't too impressed with was the lunch. The lunch was tasty, but nothing special. It appeared that the only Maltese dish was the soup and maybe the cake for dessert. The food was good, the service was good, but it was a regular buffet that one might find anywhere.
I believe that because of the traffic jam we were rushed at each stop, but that could not be helped. I think that if there would not have been traffic, it would have been smoother o But, again, Vincent did an amazing job and I would recommend this tour to people who want to get a flavor of Gozo. It is worth the money you pay!!