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3
Day Private Tour
You can start this tour on any day and it is available all year round.
Tour content can be changed and customised to your specifications.

Day One
Start at 0900hrs/End at 1700hrs
Full day tour to Valletta, Mdina & Birgu


Our first visit during this tour is Valletta, here we include the Barraka Gardens which offer stunning views of the Grand Harbour and magnificent fortifications, a walk down Triq Repubblika where you can admire numerous historical buildings built by the Knights of St. John including the Auberges, the Grand Masters Palace and St. John's Co. Cathedral, the church of the Order and also home to Caravaggio's masterpiece "Beheading of St. John" amongst other treasures.

Our next stop will be in Mdina. Mdina is built on a plateau in the centre of the island, the city's old Baroque buildings, cathedral and magnificent bastion walls dominate the rural skyline. Mdina, once the capital of Malta until the modern city of Valletta was built in 1566 has had many names including Melite (Roman occupation), Medina (Arabic occupation), Citta Notabile and Citta Vecchia (after Valletta was built). Today it is also referred to as the Silent City since it inspires tranquillity at any time of the day or night. The only way to really experience and enjoy this city is on foot, explore the quaint alleys, narrow streets, ancient buildings and magnificent far reaching views from the high bastion walls.

After a lunch stop we then head back to the harbour area and the Three Cities. We first visit the Gardjola Gardens, here you can admire the magnificent view from the Vedette (watch tower used by the Knights). We continue with the tour of this area stopping next at Birgu. Birgu is the oldest city of the Grand Harbour. In 1532 the Knights of St. John first settled in this area and by the time they had left Malta in 1798 it had become the main maritime city of the Maltese Islands. Our walking tour will take us to the heart of the city, the narrow streets and quaint alleys known as the 'collacchio', an area of old Palazzos which were the original Auberges occupied by the Knights'. Our tour ends here and we make our way back.


Day Two
Start at 0900hrs/End at 1700hrs
Full day tour to Ghar Dalam, Tarxien, Hypogeum, Hagar Qim, Blue Grotto & Marsaxlokk Fishing Village


We will be touring the south of the island during this tour starting at the Blue Grotto. This picturesque grotto and its neighboring system of sea caverns mirrors the brilliant phosphorescent colors of underwater flora. Boat trips, which take around 25 minutes allow you to explore these grottoes and sea caverns along this stretch of coast (he boat trip is not included in the overall price as it operates subject to weather conditions, allow 8).

We continue with our tour to the Hagar Qim temple site. Set in a rural area this ancient temple is particularly interesting as it has the largest and heaviest megaliths out of all the temple sites around the Maltese Islands, some slabs weighing a staggering 20 tons. Our guide will unfold the history related to this temple which dates back to 3300BC.

Our next stop includes a visit to Marsaxlokk. This quaint fishing village on the south coast is characterized by low lying buildings and the colorful traditional fishing boats known as the 'luzzu'. A small local market lines the seafront and for those that enjoy fresh fish there are plenty of good quality restaurants to choose from. You will have free time for lunch.

In the afternoon we continue with our tour and our first stop includes a visit to Tarxien. Tarxien was the first temple site to be excavated scientifically and it offers a unique collection of circa. 3000 BC sanctuaries. Stone idols and tablets, domestic animals carved in relief, altars and screens decorated with spiral designs and other patterns, oracular chambers and riches enhance the attractions of these temples.

Our next stop is at the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hal Saflieni Hypogeum. This unique ancient underground monument is 12 metres below street level. It consists of a network of passages, chambers and caves cut on three levels, similar to the interior of a megalithic temple. The most impressive part of the temple is the "Holy of Holies" and one of the most important prehistoric masterpieces known as the "Sleeping Lady" was also found here.

Our tour continues to Ghar Dalam. The Ghar Dalam Cave is a highly important site as it was here that the earliest evidence of human settlement on Malta dating back 7,000 years, was discovered. This huge cavern is 144 metres deep, but only the first 80 metres are open to visitors. The different layers contained the fossil bones of dwarf elephants, hippopotami, red deer, fox, wolf, micro-mammals and birds which date back to the Pleistocene Age (180,000 years ago) and the end of the last Ice Age(16,000 years ago). Our tour ends here and we make our way back.


Day Three
Start at 0800hrs/End between 1600hrs and 1700hrs
Full day tour to Gozo Island


We start our tour to Gozo with a pleasant 25 minute ferry crossing.

The charm of Gozo is apparent the moment you arrive there. Greener, more rural and smaller than Malta. Our tour is a combination of scenic spots, historical sites and local culture. We feature most of the main highlights during our tour including the oldest free standing megalithic structures in the world, known as Ggantija Temples. We will pass through quaint sleepy villages that characterise Gozo's unique charm, visit stunning sites such as Calypso's Cave which offers magnificent views over the red sands of Ramla Bay. Just before lunch we will also stop at the Fontana Cottage where you can sample local delicacies such as sun dried tomatoes, olive pate, local cheeslets, wines and liquors. You will also have some time for a spot of shopping for popular buys such as lace. Free time for lunch will be at the pretty bay of Xlendi.

After lunch we continue our tour with visits to one of the most photographed sites in Gozo, Dwejra Bay. Here you can take an optional boat trip (the boat trip is not included in the overall price as it operates subject to weather conditions, 7 paid on the day) from the land locked sea(Inland Sea). Our final stop before we head back to the ferry for Malta is a visit to the main town on Gozo, Victoria and The Citadel. The Citadel is a small fortified city that dominates the heights above Victoria. The history of The Citadel dates back to an early period when Gozo was under Roman and Arab occupation. The views from its fortified walls offer panoramas of the whole island. Our tour comes to an end and we make our way back to the ferry terminal for our return to the main island.


 

Tour Details

Prices:
Prices are for 3 tours and based on the group size and are not per person.


995 based on 1 to 3 people
1245 based on 4 to 6 people
1485 based on 7 to 8 people

Contact us for groups of more than 9 people

Availability:

This tour can start on any day

Including:
3 Day Private Tour
Private Transport with Driver
Accompanied by Licensed Tour Guide

Not Included:
Ferry fare to/from Gozo Island, allow 4.65 per person

Entrance fees, allow 69 per person for St. John's Co. Cathedral & Oratory, Hagar Qim Temples & Visitors Centre, Tarxien Temples, Hypogeum, Ghar Dalam Cave, Ggantija Temples.

Lunch is not included during the tours.

Pick Up/Meeting Point:
We can pick up from any location


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