Malta Day Trips: Best Boat Trips, Excursions and Food Tours

Here's 10 of the best Malta excursions, including a day trip to the blue lagoon, Gozo sightseeing tours, Malta markets and more. These day trips in Malta will helps you see all the top attractions.

3 days in Malta - A guide to sightseeing in Malta

Malta Sightseeing Tours

So, you've booked a flight to Malta, or have a cruise stop scheduled, and now want to organize what tours to take.

In this guide, I've gathered together a Maltese excursion list for you to choose from. Including half day and full day tours, you'll be able to find one that easily fits into your Malta sightseeing itinerary.

Due to its relatively small size, anyone visiting Malta can easily base themselves in one place, and then take a series of day trips to see the Malta tourist attractions.

And Malta has lots of them! From the world famous blue lagoon, to Megalithic Temples, there's plenty of things to do in Malta.

Whilst it's perfectly possible to get around Malta either hiring a car or using public transport, most people find it more convenient to take different day trips in Malta.

Related: Is Malta worth visiting?

Malta Excursions

Taking a boat across Grand Harbour in Malta

All of the following 10 best Malta day trips are available through Get Your Guide. This is the site I use when booking my own tours when travelling. They're reliable, and the site is super easy to navigate.

I've given a brief description of each of the Malta excursions, and then you can click on the button underneath to find out more.

The 10 Best Day Trips in Malta

Choose from Malta boat trips, visiting UNESCO sites, Valletta harbour tours and Gozo day trips. Here's the best day trips in Malta to choose from.

Game of Thrones Locations in Malta

The Azure Window in Gozo


I guess given the worldwide phenomenon that is Game of Thrones, I should really mention a few places in Malta that were used for filming!

Malta was used as a filming location for season one of Game of Thrones, and perhaps the most famous location was the Azure Window. This was used as the backdrop for Khal Drogo and Daenerys Targaryen’s wedding.

What happened to the Azure window in Malta?

Sadly, the Azure Window collapsed on 8 March 2017. In fact, I may have been one of the last people to see it standing, as I visited just a few days before! (Honest, I didn't have anything to do with it!).

So, please don't plan your trip to Malta thinking that you can see the Azure Window, as it's not there!

The remaining Game of Thrones locations are relatively minor, with many of them being in Mdina. As no official filming locations tour of Game of Thrones locations in Malta is available, you'd need to visit them yourself.

This article provides some useful information: 8 Game of Thrones locations in Malta you can visit right now.

Day Trips Malta FAQ

Planning to spend longer on the Maltese islands and have questions on how to see key landmarks, the beautiful beaches, and other places of interest on the island of Malta and Gozo island? These commonly asked questions and answers may help you plan your trip:

How many days in Malta is enough?

In terms of sightseeing, 4 days is enough time to visit the main attractions of Malta and Gozo. If you want to enjoy the beaches as well, a week or longer would be best.

What is the best month to visit Malta?

As with most of Europe, Malta is very busy during August which is the school holiday season. The months of June and early July, and then September and early October are the best time of year to go to Malta.

What is the best area to stay in Malta?

Valletta is the best place to stay in Malta when planning day tours to see the island. Most trips and activities will start and finish from Malta's capital city, and there's plenty of accommodation to choose from.

How do I get to the Blue Lagoon on the island of Malta?

The easiest way to see the Blue Lagoon is to take a sightseeing cruise. The Mediterranean Sea is stunning as you sail to this special area!

Pin these 10 best tours in Malta 

If you are in the planning stages of taking a holiday in Malta, you might like to add the pin underneath to one of your boards. This way, you can come back to it later, and book a day trip in Malta closer to the time.

You might also be interested in this Malta sightseeing guide.

Malta Excursions: A guide to the best tours and day trips in Malta


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