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4 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, Three Cities & Traditional Harbour Boat Trip
(optional)

We start our tour with Valletta. Our first stop in the city is a visit to the Barraka Gardens where you can admire views over the magnificent fortified Grand Harbour. We continue with your tour through the heart of Valletta, en route you can admire the beautiful architecture and imposing facades. A visit to St. John's Co-Cathedral which was the Conventual Church of the Order and historically one of the most important buildings built by the Knights. We then proceed on to the Grandmasters Palace to visit the State Rooms which contain the magnificent set of Gobelin tapestries. You will then have some free time for lunch (lunch is additional).

In the afternoon we visit the oldest area of the Grand Harbour, otherwise known as the Three Cities. Our first stop during the tour is a visit to the Gardjola Garden. From here you can admire the fantastic view from the Vedette (watch tower used by the Knights). We continue to our next location which is Birgu. The Knights of St. John first settled in this area in 1532. You can explore the old historical centre which is known as the Collacchio. They built their Palazzos and Auberges in this part of the city which is a maze of narrow streets and quaint alleys. Your visit will give you a good insight into the way the Knights lived. A short distance from the old historical centre is the original conventual church of the Order, St. Lawrence's Church. This beautiful church overlooks the harbour area which was the main place of commercial activity during the period of the Knights. A stroll along the waterfront will take you to the end of the peninsula where the imposing Fort St. Angelo stands majestically overlooking the harbour it once protected.

Your tour will end with a traditional boat trip on a Dghajsa (weather permitting), a type of gondola. This is one of the best ways to appreciate the Grand Harbour as you slowly cruise around the various creeks and admire the views across the harbour which are quite stunning. Our tour ends here and we make our way back.


Day Two
Start at 0900hrs/End at 1700hrs
Full day tour to Mdina Medival City, Mosta Dome, Rabat, San Anton Gardens & Artisans


Our first stop during this tour is at one of Malta's most famous churches, Mosta Dome. The church’s dome is the fourth largest unsupported dome in Europe. Mosta Dome is also popular with visitors as it was at this church where a bomb pierced the dome during a World War II air attack. The bomb fell inside the church during a service and failed to explode. Locals hailed this as a miracle.

We next visit the Medieval city of 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 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 incredible far reaching views from the high bastion walls.

Our tour will then continue to the old town of Rabat. Here we will make our way through the narrow streets to the centre which is dominated by the imposing St. Paul's Church which overlooks the piazza. Rabat can claim the origins of Maltese Christianity and also good examples of the Roman period are found here. It was here in AD60 that the Apostle St Paul is said to have stayed after being shipwrecked on the Islands. We will visit St. Paul's Grotto which is said to be the resting place of St. Paul during his stay on the islands. Our visit to Rabat also features the Roman Domus. In 1881 remains of an upper class Roman townhouse were discovered on this site. There are some excellent exhibits and the museum above houses the principle remains of Malta’s Roman period (218 BC – 870 AD). The Roman Domus is well known for its beautiful mosaic floors especially the Peristyle.

After a lunch break (lunch is additional) we proceed to San Anton Gardens. These magnificent gardens are located in the grounds of San Anton Palace – the official residence of the President of Malta. Probably the best known of our public gardens, San Anton Gardens were first laid out by Grand Master Antoine de Paule between 1623 and 1636. You can wander along paths and terraces which are lined with enormous trees, hedges, flower beds and old stone pots full of plants to any of five ponds with ducks, fountains and water lilies. Here one also finds the largest orchard on the island with more than 800 orange trees and other citrus fruits.

Our final stop includes a visit to an artisans centre. Here one can view the local crafts and it is also the ideal place to purchase some gifts from a good selection of locally made pottery and ceramics, filigree and jewellery, local stone items, wrought iron and much more. Do not miss out on the glassblowers – decorative glass made in the traditional manner by hand and mouth; also etching and crystal cutting. Our tour comes to an end and we make our way back to your hotel.


Day Three
Start at 0900hrs/End at 1700hrs
Full day tour to Hagar Qim Temple, Blue Grotto, Tarxien, Ghar Dalam, Hypogeum & 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 (the boat trip is not included in the overall price as it operates subject to weather conditions, allow €7).

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 from 7,000 years ago, was discovered. This huge cavern is 144 metres deep, but only the first 80 metres are open to visitors. The various layers contained the fossilised bones of dwarf elephants, hippopotami, red deer, bear, fox, wolf, micro-mammals and birds from 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 Four
Start at 0800hrs/End between 1800hrs 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, rustic 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 and 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.

Our final stop before we head back to the ferry for Malta includes 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 4 tours and based on the group size and are not per person.


€1295 based on 1 to 3 people
€1645 based on 4 to 6 people
€1965 based on 7 to 8 people

Contact us for groups of more than 9 people

Availability:

This tour can start on any day

Including:
4 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 €85 per person for St. John's Co. Cathedral & Oratory, Grand Masters Palace State Rooms, Roman Domus, St. paul's Grotto, Hagar Qim Temples & Visitors Centre, Tarxien Temples, Hypogeum, Ghar Dalam Cave, Ggantija Temples.

Traditional Boat Trip & Blue Grotto boat trip is optional, allow €8 per person/per boat trip

Lunch is not included during the tours.

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


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