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Malta: Prehistoric Temples & Highlights of the South F/D

Malta: Prehistoric Temples & Highlights of the South F/D

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Join an insightful guided tour to explore the southern region of Malta. Enter the ancient archaeological sites of Hagar Qim and Ghar Dalam, and admire the magical sea caves of the Blue Grotto.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Pickup included
• The activity provider will be sending you an email to inform you about your pickup time and to reconfirm your pickup location • If your designated pickup location is a hotel, please wait outside next to the main entrance door of the designated hotel • For other pickup locations which are not hotels, the activity provider will send you an email to let you know where you must wait for your pickup • It is very important that you are at the designated pickup location at the time communicated to you by email

Experience

Highlights
  • Travel back in time as you discover the historic sites of Malta's south island
  • Learn about the beauty and history of Maltese limestone at an old quarry
  • Explore the temple complex of Hagar Qim and the ancient Ghar Dalam cave
  • Gasp at the incredible colors and formations of the Blue Grotto from up close
  • Stroll around the fishing village of Marsaxlokk and its open-air market
Full description

See the best of Malta's south island in just one day with a comprehensive tour of its landmarks. Explore an old quarry, magnificent pre-historic sites, the world-famous Blue Grotto, and a traditional village. Enjoy plenty of time at each site and become immersed in local culture and history.

After being picked up from your hotel, head over to one of Malta's oldest quarries. Tour the Limestone Heritage Park & Gardens, an innovative attraction highlighting the beauty of the Maltese stone and its incredible 22 million years of history. Take in a fascinating audio-visual presentation.

Visit the megalithic temple complex of Hagar Qim, located on the southern edge of the island on a hilltop overlooking the sea. Discover a majestic site dating back to 3600-3200 BC and recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue on to Zurrieq Valley for an exciting stop.

Arrive at the majestic Blue Grotto and seize the opportunity to appreciate breathtaking views as you gaze at the seven coastal caves. Admire the intense blue color of the ocean and the imposing rock formations. If the weather allows, you can opt to take a boat trip around the area for an extra fee. Eat lunch then stroll through the picturesque fishing village of Marsaxlokk and browse through the charming market. Finally, head into Ghar Dalam, Malta’s oldest prehistoric site, dating back to 5200 BC. Step into the 144-meter-long cave to see the bone remains of elephants, hippopotami, and more.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in mainland Malta
  • All transportation in an airconditioned bus
  • Guide
  • All entry tickets to the sites visited
  • Lunch
  • Glass of wine
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Gozo
  • Any extra drinks consumed during lunch.
  • 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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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 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 or pickup location
  • The tour will be guided in the language you have booked, however, please note that at times, depending on operational circumstances the tour might be conducted by a multilingual guide
Customer reviews

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Interesting topics and our guide was nice BUT firstly we booked an English tour and got a German one without any notification (and we were not the only ones) and we spent not enough time at some of these stops. We didn't even had the time to explorer the whole site we were visiting and were kind of rushed through it.

November 20, 2022

Very well organized trip with great content- excellent!

November 11, 2022

We had a great tour guide who told us a lot about the country and its people. The day was well planned and there was still enough time to look around and take photos. The tour is highly recommended.

September 11, 2022

Product ID: 424764