Guided tour

Malta: Prehistoric Temples, Limestone Heritage & Blue Grotto

Malta: Prehistoric Temples, Limestone Heritage & Blue Grotto

From US$ 32.67 per person

Discover the beauty of Malta on this guided day trip to Ħaġar Qim, Limestone Heritage, and Blue Grotto. Listen to the history of these sites as you marvel at the magnificent scenery and architecture.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Italian, German, French
Pickup included
The tour operator will be sending you an e-mail to inform you about your pick-up time and to reconfirm your pick-up location. If your designated pick-up location is a Hotel, you must wait outside for your pick-up transport, next to the main entrance door of the designated Hotel, for other pick-up locations which are not Hotels the tour operator will also be sending you an e-mail to let you know where you must wait for your pick-up transport. It is very important that you are at the designated pick-up location at the time communicated to by e-mail.

Experience

Highlights
  • Marvel at the breathtaking sceneries in some of Malta's iconic historical sites
  • Discover the beauty of the Limestone Heritage Park and Gardens
  • Explore the different caves that comprise the magnificent Blue Grotto
  • Take a journey back in time by visiting and learning about the Ħaġar Qim
  • Learn about the long-standing history and beauty of the Maltese stone.
Full description

Come explore Malta on this day trip to popular attractions like Ħaġar Qim, Limestone Heritage, and Blue Grotto. Be guided by a local and learn about the history of these locations as you take in the beauty they hold.

Start your exploration by visiting one of Malta's oldest quarries. Located in the traditional Maltese village of Siġġiewi, The Limestone Heritage Park & Gardens is a unique and innovative attraction that highlights the beauty of the Maltese stone and its incredible 22 million years of history.

Immerse yourself in the islands’ eclectic history through an engaging audio-visual presentation and informative walk-through. Relish the opportunity to acquire an immense insight into the islands’ broad culture. From there, proceed to the megalithic temples of Ħaġar Qim, designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1992. The complex is located on the southern edge of the island on a hilltop overlooking the sea and the islet of Filfa.

Described by the World Heritage Sites committee as “unique architectural masterpieces," the temples can be traced back to circa 3600-3200 BC, which means they are over 5000 years old, pre-dating the pyramids of Egypt by approximately 1000 years. Explore the site's central building and the remains of at least two more structures. Along the external wall, find some of the largest megaliths used in the building of these structures, such as a 5.2-meter high stone and a huge megalith estimated to weigh close to 20 tons. Cap off your tour at Żurrieq Valley to visit the magnificent Blue Grotto and appreciate the fantastic scenery and breathtaking views surrounding it. Discover the complex of seven caves that comprise the Blue Grotto, including the Honeymoon Cave, the Cat’s Cave, and the beautiful Reflection Cave.

Includes
  • Pick-up and drop-off transfers from/to your Hotel or closest pick-up location from all over mainland Malta (Gozo not included).
  • All transportation in an airconditioned bus or coach.
  • Licenced guide (English, French, German, Italian or Spanish speaking guide), select your preferred language when booking.
  • All entry tickets to the sites you will be visiting during your tour.
  • Food and drinks.
  • The optional boat trip at the Blue Grotto (to be paid on location).
  • Tips (optional).
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • The boat trip at the Blue Grotto is optional (to be paid on location), and it is always subject to weather conditions.
  • The time shown on the website/your ticket/your voucher is the approximate start time of the activity and not the time when you will be picked-up from your Hotel/pick-up location.
  • The tour operator will be sending you an e-mail confirming your pick-up time and location.
  • The tour will be guided in the language you have booked, however please note that at times, depending on operational circumstances the guiding might be provided by a multilingual guide.
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The trip was outstanding. The tour guide (Jennifer) was second to none. A very knowledgeable & genuinely nice lady!! Would highly recommend

November 5, 2022

Product ID: 431113