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Blue Grotto Tours

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Blue Grotto
The most famous of Malta’s cave complexes, the Blue Grotto is a series of nine caves whose rocky sides glow green, purple, and orange according to their mineral content. Surrounding the caves are some of the clearest, brightest cobalt-blue waters imaginable. The natural wonder got its name from British soldiers stationed in Malta in the 1950s who thought the caves were reminiscent of the Blue Grotto off the Italian island of Capri.

The Basics
For a comprehensive experience of the Blue Grotto and the surrounding area, book a half-day tour that includes a stop at the Marsaxlokk Market, or a full-day tour around Malta that might include sights such as the Hagar Qim Temples. Most visits to the Blue Grotto depart from Valletta and last anywhere between four and nine hours. If not combining a trip to the caves with other Malta attractions, it’s possible to buy tickets for a 20- to 3-minute boat tour upon arrival at Wied Iz-Zurrieq, the harbor closest to the caves.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Be sure to wear a lifejacket while on a boat, and be aware that the walk down to the boats in the harbor is steep.
  • Before descending to the harbor, stop and enjoy the panoramic view that includes a large limestone arch.
  • Boats to the Blue Grotto will not run if the sea is too rough.
  • Scuba diving is available from Wied Iz-Zurrieq.

How to Get There
The Blue Grotto is on Malta’s south coast, just east of the fishing harbor of Wied Iz-Zurrieq, in the village of Qrendi. To get to Wied Iz-Zurrieq, take bus 201 from either Rabat or the airport; the ride takes about 30 minutes. Many Malta tours stop at the Blue Grotto, including a hop-on, hop-off bus.

When to Get There
The best time to visit the Blue Grotto is first thing on a sunny morning, when the sea is calm and the crowds have not arrived yet. Cave views are best between sunrise and 1pm, with several caverns mirroring the phosphorescent colors of underwater flora and others reflecting deep shades of blue.

A Full-Day Tour of Malta
The Blue Grotto is commonly visited as part of a full-day tour of Malta starting in the capital city of Valletta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and European Capital of Culture. Whether touring with a guide or solo, be sure to visit the catacombs of St. Paul and St. Agatha in Rabat and check out the walled city of Mdina, as well as the charming fishing village of Marsaxlokk, with its popular market. Comino Island is a good stop for swimming and snorkeling in the blue lagoon, and the Dingli Cliffs—the highest point on the island—offer superb views.
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Blue Grotto and Marsaxlokk Half-Day Tour from VallettaNature and Wildlife

Blue Grotto and Marsaxlokk Half-Day Tour from Valletta

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The magnificent Blue Grotto and the lively fishing village of Marsaxlokk are two of Malta’s most popular attractions and this morning tour from Valletta visits both. Set sail on a small boat cruise around the stunning sea caves, then head to Marsaxlokk to browse the market and admire the colorful ‘luzzu’ fishing boats.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Blue Grotto and Sunday Market at Marsaxlokk Fishing Village TourFull-day Tours

Blue Grotto and Sunday Market at Marsaxlokk Fishing Village Tour

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Visit the Blue Grotto and Marsaxlokk fishing village on a 4-hour tour from Valletta. Have the option to add a guided boat tour at the Blue Grotto (own expense), and purchase a seafood lunch and explore the market in Marsaxlokk. Includes round-trip transportation from Valletta.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Round Malta Cruise Full Day TourDay Cruises

Round Malta Cruise Full Day Tour

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With this cruise tour, see the Maltese coastline in all its glory and anchor at secluded bays that are difficult to reach except by boat. Travel along the coast while listening to informative live commentary. Disembark on the car-free island of Comino for a stroll or a swim. Back on the boat, there’ll be time to anchor at a scenic bay, where you will have the option to try snorkeling.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

An Exclusive Private day trip around MaltaDay Trips

An Exclusive Private day trip around Malta

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Seize the day and book an unforgettable trip around Malta for your party! This excursion will give you a personal insight into what people have found fascinating about Malta for thousands of years. Hopefully, it will give you a thirst to discover more - ask your guide about returning to places of interest or visiting our sister Island Gozo and even a private boat charter.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Private Tours around MaltaHalf-day Tours

Private Tours around Malta

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Price quoted is for a three-hour tour. Clients can choose from the North Tour where they are driven to Malta's northern places and sites like Mdina/Rabat, Dingli Cliffs, Mosta Church, Ta' Qali Crafts Village and Popeye Village or take the South Tour which includes visiting Valletta, Marsaxlokk, the Three Cities and Blue Grotto and Hagar Qim Temples. However, tailor-made tours can be arranged where clients can choose to visit any sites depending on the hours they have in mind. Clients can choose to have longer tours at an extra cost. Tours are offered and structured according to clients' needs and wishes and your driver/guide will take you around and show you Malta's most interesting sites. Clients may request to stop to take pictures along the way any time. Please note that price quoted does not include any entry/admission fees to any place nor any boat trips.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 hours
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Private Highlights of Malta Full-Day TourDay Trips

Private Highlights of Malta Full-Day Tour

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With just one day to take in the highlights of Malta, a private island tour means you can maximize your time. Explore the UNESCO-listed Old Town of Valletta, cruise around the Blue Grotto, admire views of the Golden Bay and Dingli Cliffs, and stop in the towns of Rabat and Mdina.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Private Malta Tour (full day)Day Trips

Private Malta Tour (full day)

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If you have just one day to visit Malta, then this tour is best suited for you! Price quoted is for an eight-hour tour, which includes the main sites normally visited by travellers to Malta, however, tailor-made tours can be arranged where clients can choose to visit other places, if they wish. From the old and silent city of Mdina to the rich capital, Valletta, walk through the prehistoric temple of Hagar Qim and take a traditional boat or dip your feet in the mesmerizing sea around the Blue Grotto, this tour takes visitors to Malta on a journey around the island and across thousand of years. Clients may request to stop to take pictures along the way any time. Please note that price quoted does not include any entry/admission fees to churches, museums, and other places nor any boat trips.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Let's Explore the Maltese Islands! (Private Group)Full-day Tours

Let's Explore the Maltese Islands! (Private Group)

This tour is a combination of local lifestyle, culture, Maltese tradition and history! So if you want a taste of what Malta is like, then this is the tour just for you!
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • Free Cancellation
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Private full day trip in Malta Day Trips

Private full day trip in Malta

Seize the day and book an unforgettable trip around Malta for your party! This excursion will give you a personal insight into what people have found fascinating about Malta for thousands of years. Hopefully, it will give you a thirst to discover more - ask your guide about returning to places of interest or visiting our sister Island Gozo and even a private boat charter.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Carpe Diem Malta - A Private day trip around MaltaDay Trips

Carpe Diem Malta - A Private day trip around Malta

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Seize the day and book an unforgettable trip around Malta for your party! This excursion will give you a personal insight into what people have found fascinating about Malta for thousands of years. Hopefully, it will give you a thirst to discover more - ask your guide about returning to places of interest or visiting our sister Island Gozo and even a private boat charter.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

VIP hop on hop off tourDay Trips

VIP hop on hop off tour

See the Malta the way it was meant to be seen with a personal driver for 8 whole hours which can guide you on the best route options to create your own sightseeing according to your own liking. This trip will not include more than 8 people. Included in the Tour is a Private Air-conditioned Brand new Minivan which will provide the transportation services for only 8 People (Maximum), personal driver plus suggested route/destinations. In addition to the above, a bottled water and a traditional Maltese snack will be included, bought fresh from a local shop made from local produce. Travelers can opt for the option to be picked up at their preferred destination at no extra charge.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Private Driver (Malta) + The Malta Experience, Lunch & the Falconry CentreDay Trips

Private Driver (Malta) + The Malta Experience, Lunch & the Falconry Centre

See the Malta the way it was meant to be seen with a personal driver for 8 whole hours which can guide you on the best route options to create your own sightseeing according to your own liking. This trip will not include more than 8 people. Included in the Tour is a Private Air-conditioned Brand new Minivan which will provide the transportation services for only 8 People (Maximum), personal driver plus suggested route/destinations. In addition to the above, a bottled water and a traditional Maltese snack will be included, bought fresh from a local shop made from local produce. Lunch is also included in this tour, which includes a choice between Lasagne, Fresh Salad, Chicken & Mushroom Pie, Spinach & Tuna Pie or Quiche (choice of main course is to be given 1 day prior), Freshly Baked Gateaux or Fresh Fruit Salad (depending on the season) & 1 bottle of local still water & a glass of local red/white wine. The admission to the Malta Falconry Centre is also included.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Full Day Tour in Malta (Driver) including The Malta Experience + LunchDay Trips

Full Day Tour in Malta (Driver) including The Malta Experience + Lunch

See the Malta the way it was meant to be seen with a personal driver for 8 whole hours which can guide you on the best route options to create your own sightseeing according to your own liking. This trip will not include more than 8 people. Included in the Tour is a Private Air-conditioned Brand new Minivan which will provide the transportation services for only 8 People (Maximum), personal driver plus suggested route/destinations. In addition to the above, a bottled water and a traditional Maltese snack will be included, bought fresh from a local shop made from local produce. Lunch is also included in this tour, which includes a choice between Lasagne, Fresh Salad, Chicken & Mushroom Pie, Spinach & Tuna Pie or Quiche (choice of main course is to be given 1 day prior), Freshly Baked Gateaux or Fresh Fruit Salad (depending on the season) & 1 bottle of local still water & a glass of local red/white wine. Pick-up and drop-off is included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 8 hours
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Malta Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Malta Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and Boat TourBus Tours

Malta Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Malta Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and Boat Tour

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Swap the cruise port for a day of unlimited exploring with a City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off bus tour of Malta. With your 24-hour ticket and access to two different routes through Valletta, you can travel quickly and easily around Malta, exploring its top attractions at your own pace. See sights like the Blue Grotto and Mosta Church and Dome, and gain insight into Malta’s history and culture from the onboard commentary. Entrance fees not included.
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  • 4 hours 25 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 4 hours 25 minutes
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One Day In MaltaDay Trips

One Day In Malta

This day tour allows you to discover at your own pace, the most important landmarks across the island of Malta.This is an ideal tour as a shore excursions - A walking tour of Valletta’s historic center. As you walk past Valletta’s landmarks, your private tour guide will explain the city’s history and the stories hiding behind the imposing facades. - You can opt to visit St. John’s Cathedral. - A walking tour of Mdina. Malta’s former capital was the ‘Notable City’ in the Middle Ages. Home to Malta’s nobility, it has retained its medieval charm whilst harmoniously assimilating splendid baroque and neo architecture. - Marsaxlokk fishing village. Here you can enjoy a stroll along the harbor or have lunch. - The Blue Grotto. A photo stop or weather permitting you can do the 20 minute boat trip. - Hagar Qim Temples. These megalithic temples, World Heritage Site are testimony to the building expertise of the Stone Age.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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