Victoria's Citadel and Rabat

  • Port

    Mgarr (Victoria), Gozo, Malta

  • Activity Level

    Strenuous

  • Excursion Type

    Local Sightseeing, All

  • Wheelchair Accessible

    NO

  • Starting At

    USD69.95

  • Minimum Age

    Information not currently available.

  • Duration

    Approximately 3 Hours

  • Meals Included

    No

All roads may lead to Rome elsewhere, but on Gozo, all roads lead to Victoria. Known as Rabat to the locals, the island's capital is very much its heartbeat

One of the best ways to appreciate the warmth, beauty, feel, sound and scent of the capital is walk with your guide among the back streets and alleyways, all of which seem to lead to St George's Square, It-Tokk or Savina Square. Artisan shops line the route, with artists hard at work making intricate pieces of jewelry or art.

A visit to Victoria would not be complete without a visit to the Citadel -- a historic fortress dating back to 1500 BC. It dominates the capital's skyline, and within its walls lies a fine 17th-century Baroque cathedral designed by the architect of the Cathedral of Mdina in Malta. This church stands on the site of a Roman temple to the god Juno.

Walk with your guide around the impressive fortifications of the recently-restored city, which has submitted an application to become a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

From here, return to your coach and transfer back to the tender. Guests who wish to stay in Victoria to shop or explore independently are welcome to do so, but must meet the guide at a predesignated meeting point in time to return to the ship.

Notes:

The walk uphill to the Citadel is strenuous. Wear comfortable walking shoes.