Zurrieq, Malta
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clock-o7 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English and 3 more

Overview

Travel by coach around the scenic archipelago of Malta on this guided, full-day tour. Visit the famous Blue Grotto, whose sparkling waters have been featured in Troy and other award-winning movies. Enjoy free time in the coastal village of Marsaxlokk to stroll the waterfront market, and after sitting down to a leisurely 3-course lunch with wine, visit the Ghar Dalam cave and Hagar Quim Temple.
  • Full-day Malta tour including the south coast, Blue Grotto, Hagar Qim Temples, and Ghar Dalam
  • Visit the Blue Grotto caves by boat, if you wish
  • Enjoy free time in the fishing village of Marsaxlokk on Malta’s south coast
  • Relax over a 3-course lunch with wine
  • Explore megalithic ruins at Hagar Qim Temples, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Walk through Ghar Dalam, a prehistoric grotto
Depart from your Malta hotel (pickup from selected hotels), and travel by climate-controlled coach bus to Hagar Qim, the prehistoric site that overlooks the wide expanse of the blue Mediterranean and the islet of Filfla. 
Head next to the dazzling Blue Grotto, a cluster of brightly lit caves on Malta’s rugged south coast. Here, make the most of free time to explore Wied iz-Zurrieq harbor and the shoreline independently, or choose to join an optional boat excursion (own expense) to see inside the caves.
Next, stop off for a 3-course lunch with a glass of wine at a local restaurant before continuing to the typical Maltese fishing village of Marsaxlokk. Amble about the postcard-perfect village and snap photos of the candy-colored iuzzus (fishing boats) moored off the coast. You'll also have time to explore the local market set right on the water.
Finally, visit Ghar Dalam. Nicknamed the Cave of Darkness, this prehistoric grotto is one of the earliest forms of evidence that humans settled in Malta. Explore the public areas with your guide, and then enjoy free time inside the Ghar Dalam museum.
Your day tour concludes with a drop-off back at the hotel.
Please note: The sea around the Blue Grotto is rocky, so boat rides are subject to cancellation.

Itinerary

Sample Menu:

• Starter: pasta
• Main course: fish, pork, or chicken
• Dessert: date fritters or ice cream
• 1 glass of wine

Reviews

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D
, Nov 2018

The hotel pickup lasted for about one hour and a half, which doesn't make much sense as Malta is a small country. The tour was given in various languages, which made the explanations short and incomplete. Lunch was not very good and didn't have all the listed options. I would recommend to visit these places by public bus instead of taking this tour.

K
, Sep 2018

A fantastic tour - covers 5 sites in one day so very busy. The guide Sylvia was exceptional. the tour duration is actually in the region of 9 hours once pickups are included. Lunch was q

S
, Jul 2018

This was a very enjoyable tour. It was a convenient and informative way of exploring some more remote location on the island of Malta. Admittedly, I did this tour a few years ago, before Hagar Qim was added to the itinerary, but as I have also been to Hagar Qim independently, I can say that this tour must be even better than when I did it. Hagar Qim is one of the best archeological sites in all of Malta I did quite a few when I was there. I also recommend everyone visit the beautiful little fishing village of Marsaxlokk. It was also nice to have a break in the tour for a group lunch, especially if you are a solo traveler, its a great way to meet other like minded people. The tour guide was lovely and there was plenty of free time to go off and explore on your own too, so you never felt really tired down. If you are wanting to see some different places in Malta, other than Valletta and St Julian's and you are short on time, then this tour is perfect for you.

N
, Feb 2018

This tour was amazing!

P
, Jan 2018

Excellent tour with knowledgable guide.

P
, Jan 2018

Limestone Heritage was fascinating. Blue grotto was fun as the water was rather rough. Tour guide was excellent

P
, Nov 2017

Very interesting tour

E
, Nov 2017

Great tours, the boat ride was nice as well. The only problem was the meeting point to get started wasn't so clear but aside from that it was beautiful.

A
, Nov 2017

Spectacular scenery -- don't forget to bring a camera AND extra money for boat rental and other add-ons.

E
, Oct 2017

Great tour very interesting highly recommend


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