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Malta: Marsaxlokk, Blue Grotto, and Qrendi Guided Tour

Malta: Marsaxlokk, Blue Grotto, and Qrendi Guided Tour

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Explore the picturesque fishing village of Marsaxlokk and the traditional village of Qrendi on a guided day trip from Valletta. Travel by bus to the Zurrieq Valley to visit the Blue Grotto.

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Pickup included
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  • Experience the beauty of the Blue Grotto where films like 'Troy' where shot
  • Admire sea views and capture pictures of colorful 'luzzu' fishing boats
  • Shop like a real local with a visit to the bustling Marsaxlokk Market
  • Follow your guide through the winding streets of the village of Qrendi
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Discover iconic sites on the island of Malta like the famed Blue Grotto on this day trip from Valletta. Enjoy riveting information and engaging storytelling from your guide. Peruse the treasures at the Marsaxlokk market and take a guided walking tour of Qrendi.

Be picked up from your hotel in Valletta and hop aboard an airconditioned bus. Relax on the drive through the countryside to the picturesque fishing village of Marsaxlokk. Admire the largest fishing harbor in Malta that has been in operation since antiquity.

Capture pictures of the brightly brightly-colored traditional luzzu fishing boats. Take a stroll thorugh the streets to uncover delightful restaurants and nice cafés huddled along its entire promenade.

Soak up the vibe in its large open-air market which sells a vast assortment of fish, locally honey, and fruit jams, and traditional sweets. Peruse local wines, liquors, souvenirs, clothes, shoes, traditional lacework, custom jeweler, and handcrafted accessories. Continue to the Wied Iz-Zurrieq (Zurrieq Valley) to visit the fantastical sea caverns of the Blue Grotto. Snap pictures of the impressive main arch, which is approximately 30 meters in height. Marvel at views of the Honeymoon Cave, the Cat’s Cave, and the Reflection Cave.

Appreciate this locations which was featured movies like 'Cutthroat Island' (1995), 'The Count of Monte Cristo' (2002), and 'Troy' (2004). Weather permitting, have the time to purchase an optional boat ride into the grotto. Head to the village of Qrendi for a guided walking tour of one of Malta’s traditional villages. Walk to the main square to the hub of the village, see its parish church, and be led through a maze of winding, narrow streets. Return to your accommodation in Valletta at the end of your tour.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in mainland Malta
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned bus
  • Guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Optional boat trip at the Blue Grotto (to be paid on location)
  • Tips (optional)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Important information

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 tour will be guided in the language you have booked, however, please note that multiple languages may be spoken
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.9 /5

based on 17 reviews

Review summary

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The visit was amazing. A little disappointed not to be able to buy fish on the market but we compensate with everything else. The visit to the blue caves is incredible you have to pay 8€ for an adult and 4 for a child but it is really worth it

October 31, 2022

Very good half-day activity that I recommend. The guide (Céline) was very competent, she explained every corner of the city to us (history, traditions) from our starting point to our arrival, with the possibility of staying in the city or returning by coach. I recommend I hope you will have the guide.

September 1, 2022

Der Ausflug war bestens organisiert. Der Ort ist definitiv eine Tour wert. Besonders die bunten Boote und die Atmosphäre im Hafen ist einmalig. Auch die Blaue Grotte war ein besonderer Ort. Da wir außerhalb der Saison unterwegs waren, konnte man auch die Orte in Ruhe besuchen, Eindrücke sammeln und staunen.

December 5, 2022


Product ID: 424711