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Sleep fishing villages, prehistoric ruins and dazzling sea caves await you on this full-day tour of Malta. In the company of a knowledgeable guide, you’ll travel by luxury coach around the pretty archipelago of Malta. Visit the famous Blue Grotto, whose sparkling waters have been featured in ‘Troy’ and other award-winning movies, and enjoy free time in the coastal village of Marsaxlokk and Birzebbuga. Then, tuck into a 3-course lunch with wine in Marsascala before visiting the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Tarxien Temples and Ghar Dalam cave.


  • Full-day Malta tour including the south coast, Blue Grotto, Tarxien Temples and Ghar Dalam
  • Visit the Blue Grotto caves by boat, if you wish
  • Enjoy free time in the fishing villages of Marsaxlokk and Birzebbuga on Malta’s south coast
  • Relax over a 3-course lunch with wine in the pretty village of Marsascala
  • Explore megalithic ruins at Tarxien Temples, a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Walk through Ghar Dalam, a prehistoric grotto known as the 'cave of darkness'

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

The Tarxien Temples are fascinating, as there are few examples of other megalithic temples in the Mediterranean region. Walking around them with a guide helps you to really understand their prehistoric history.

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What You Can Expect

Malta Sightseeing Tour: Blue Grotto, Marsaxlokk and Ghar Dalam

Visit the famous Tarxien Temples and the Blue Grotto!

Depart from your Malta hotel and travel by luxury, climate-controlled coach 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 expensive) to see inside the caves.
After, continue to the typical Maltese fishing village of Marsaxlokk and Birzebbuga. Amble about each of the postcard-perfect villages and snap photos of the candy-colored iuzzus (fishing boats) moored off the coast.
Next, travel to Marsascala where you’ll stop off for a 3-course lunch with a glass of wine at a local restaurant. Then, travel onward to the UNESCO-listed Tarxien Temples. These megalithic temples date back to prehistoric times and are famous for their mysterious carvings and complex layout.
Finally, visit Ghar Dalam. Nicknamed the ‘cave of darkness,’ this prehistoric grotto is the earliest evidence of human 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 your hotel.
Please note: the sea around the Blue Grotto is rocky, so boat rides are subject to cancellation if the weather is bad.

Customer Reviews


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.

Sharon Q

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Excellent day spent viewing the island. The information provided by and the interaction of the tour guide was fabulous!! Highly recommended!!

Lesley N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Great experience and insights - well worth it!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Fur our first day to tour around Malta, we joined a tour group that brought us to the Blue Grotto (where we met the fisherman who caught the biggest great white shark ever! His name is Alfredo and I thought he was joking at first but when I googled him, he did catch a 23.4 ft great white on April 17. 1987 - he still had dark hair then). Needless to say, the Blue Grotto was amazing and the light blue waters are just fantastic!

We had a beautiful guide named Janic and she also brought us to the Tarxien Temple to see some ruins, and also to a cave called the Ghar Dalam. This cave was the source of many pre-historic fossils including an elephant species that got locked in the island of Malta during the melting part of the Ice Age.

In the cave, it was a bit dark and slippery in some areas, so it was no surprise when an English lady slipped and fell...but the tourist was okay and was actually with us again the next day.

During this tour, we also met a wonderful couple from Germany and they became our FB friends. We had lunch with fresh fish (included in the tour) in Marsascala, where you get to take pictures of the cove.We also enjoyed Marsaxlokk where we saw the colourful "Luzza" boats with "eyes" painted on them to protect the fishermen. This area also had many souvenir vendors and we were allowed to have some time to shop.

Carmen B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Probably my favourite tour we took in Malta. Excellent tour guide. Lunch was very nice, three courses included freshly caught fish. We were fortunate to have a small group on this tour. Only complaint was AC not very good in the van. Also several of the tours we took including this one, had clients who understood different languages. It got tedious for us, and I think exhausting for our guide to have to go back and forth repeating between French and English. I have been to Marsaxlokk and Blue Grotto several times before and will go back again. Very pretty and picturesque. Learned more about Malta's prehistoric background at Tarxien and Ghar Dalam.

Christopher B USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

Wonderful day, our guide was so knowledgeable and friendly. Enjoyed the entire day!!!


4 star rating: Recommended February 2017

Great tour! The Blue Grotto is so beautiful. I would recommend paying the extra fee to do the boat ride as you get up close to all the wonderful structures and cliffs. Marsaxlokk is a quaint fishing village where we had lunch at a great restaurant. The fish was extremely tasty. We had a little too long to walk around the village but I think it was more so because of the time of year small tour and few tourists which gave us a lot of extra time. The temples and Ghar Dalam were so interesting and our guide was great about giving us very good information about all of the sites.

Graham K

4 star rating: Recommended September 2016

Johanna was a good tour guide and managed the German/English language mix of participants very well. I enjoyed the tour and the lunch.

Philip G

4 star rating: Recommended August 2016

Blue Grotto very nice.
Little fishing village had lots of pretty painted boats.
Ghar Dalam not very interesting.

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