• Location: Valletta, Malta
  • Duration: 7 hours (approx.)
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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.

Highlights

  • 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

What You Can Expect

Hagar Qim Temple, Limestone Heritage, and Market

Visit the famous Tarxien Temples and the Blue 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

Customer Reviews

Patricia D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Excellent tour with knowledgable guide.

Paul and Toni

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Very interesting tour

Aegina B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

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

Edward D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Great tour very interesting highly recommend

maximus Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Natalie was really good, enjoyed the tour. strongly recommend doing the Boat ride. Veg option for lunch could be better.

Joan L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

Be sure to contact ahead about the meeting point. If you are staying in the pedestrian zone of Valletta you may need to walk to another spot. Valletta is small, though, so the walk will not be long. Small buses pick up everyone from various places and then we join the big bug for the tour. So glad to see our Guide was Danielle Borg who had been our guide the previous day as well Gozo tour. She is excellent!!!!!!! Just the right amount of history and local culture. The English speaking buses are where Eastern Europeans, Dutch adn others who have not tours in thier own language are placed and Danielle took special pains to be sure they understood her as well--as far as the tour itself--WOW! Limstone heritage was impressive and improtant to understand the history of hte island architecture. Hagar Qim was amazing, and the visit to the much vaunted fishing village was fun--but the village wehre we had lunch was even better--and the group lunch was delicious! A rarity for large group food service. Each stop was fun, just right in length and there was never any push to buy.

lloydee

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

The day didn't start too well when the tour company gave us the Gozo pick up time 7.45 am instead of the correct time of 9.30 am. That and being given the wrong pick up spot didnt help.
However, it all picked up from there.
The bus and crew were fab
The tour was varied and the small group meant things moved along well
The Grotto boat trip is brieff. While it was impressive not sure it's worth 16 for the two of us. However, when in Rome....or Malta...
Marsaxlokk was a nice wee port with the colourful fishing boats. Stayed there for an OK lunch.
Enjoyable day...worth doing

Paul B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

Paul was very informative throughout this trip. It was a pleasant small group tour, with a nice bus and good driver/tour guide. I would Definitely recommend anyone to go on this tour, its worth it! A good overview of some of the beautiful places in Malta.

lonhks

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Excellent and informative staff. Local Viator staff very considerate and helpful.
Well done to all at Viator.

Ann Marie S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Even though we were unable to get on the boats for Blue Grotto due to windy conditions the views were spectacular.

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