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4 Day Discover
Malta Multi Day Group Tour
Starts on Saturday/Ends on Tuesday
Abbreviations: FD Full
Day Tour, HD Half Day Morning, HD+ Extended Half Day
The times that appear in the brackets indicate the tours (start/end)
These times may change depending on your pick up location.
order in which the tours operate may be different to how they are
Malta and Gozo Islands are home to a variety of megalithic
structures, seven of which are listed as UNESCO Word Heritage sites.
Our half day tour is a mere insight into an fascinating era
dominated by Neolithic man and during this tour our guide will
unfold an ancient history dating back a staggering 5000years.
Our first visit is to the Hagar Qim Temple Complex which includes
Hagar Qim and Mnajdra Temples. Before entering the temples we start
at the new visitors centre which will help you understand how these
magnificent temples where built over 5000 years ago! We then
continue with a tour to the Hagar Qim Temple. This temple has the
largest and heaviest megaliths out of all the temple sites around
the Maltese Islands, some slabs weighing a staggering 20 tons. Also
forming part of this temple complex is the Mnajdra Temple which lies
tucked on a slope in the cliffs, overlooking the tiny isle of Filfla.
This site is probably the most atmospheric of all Malta’s temples
and during the Equinox, on the 20th March and the 22nd September,
the rays of the sun pass directly through the temple’s main doorway
and light up the main axis. The rays of sun during the Solstices
light up the summer table and the winter table alternately.
We proceed with our tour to Ghar Dalam Cave. The
Ghar Dalam Cave is a highly important site as it was here that the
earliest evidence of human settlement on Malta, some 7,000 years
ago, was discovered. This huge cavern is 144 metres deep, but only
the first 80 metres are accessible. The lowermost layers date back
to the Pleistocene Age (180,00 years ago) and to the end of the last
Ice Age (16,000 years ago) and contained the fossilised bones of
dwarf elephants, hippopotami, red deer, bear, fox, wolf,
micro-mammals and birds.
At this stage our tour comes to an end and we make our way back.
Blue Grotto & Marsaxlokk Fishing Village
Our first stop includes a visit to
Wied iz-Zurrieq (valley of Zurrieq) and a visit to the Blue
Grotto. This picturesque grotto and its neighbouring system of
sea caverns mirrors the brilliant phosphorescent colors of
underwater flora. Boat trips to the caves which take around 25
minutes allow you to explore these grottoes and sea caverns
along this stretch of coast. The cost of the boat trip is not
included and operate subject to suitable weather conditions.
We then continue to our next stop and an opportunity to
experience a little local culture when we visit the pretty
traditional fishing village of Marsaxlokk. Marsaxlokk, is a
quaint fishing village and is characterized by low lying
buildings and the colourful traditional fishing boats known as
the 'luzzu'.Here you can also enjoy some free time at the local
market which lines the full stretch of the seafront from one end
to the other.
After a visit to the market our tour comes to an end after our
visit to Marsaxlokk and we make our way back.
Discovering Gozo FD (0800hrs/1700hrs)
to the Cirkewwa terminal located in the north of Malta to board
our ferry for a short ferry crossing to the island of Gozo.
During the crossing you will pass the smaller island of Comino
and you will notice a top of the high rugged cliffs stands the
Santa Maria Fort which was used during the movie 'Count of Monte
Cristo' (filmed 2002). Our ferry crossing lasts only 25 minutes
and on arrival we join the guide and tour transport for our tour
You will immediately notice that Gozo is much greener and has
certain characteristics making it different to the larger of
island of Malta. We start our tour with a visit to shrine of
Ta'Pinu (dedicated to the Blessed Virgin of Ta' Pinu). This
important church is set in a stunning location, on the edge of a
ridge in open countryside and providing beautiful views of the
surrounding area. The church is also linked to a number or
'miracles' which you will discover during your visit.
We continue to our next stop and the area known as 'Dewjra'.
Here you will see three interesting geological sites including
Dwejra Bay and the Inland Sea which is a lagoon of seawater
which has access to the open sea though a small arch like tunnel.
You can take a small boat trip around the inland sea and through the
tunnel (cost of boat trip is not included in the tour rate, allow €4
per person if you would like to do this and if time allows). Another of Dwejra's geological delights is the Admiral's Rock
or as it is better know, Fungus Rock. A special plant is said to
grow here which has various medical cures for conditions such as
dysentery, bleeding and impotence.
Just before our lunch break we will visit the Ta’ Dbiegi Crafts
Village where you can view local handmade pottery, mouth blown
glass, Gozo lace and silver filigree. This short stop is ideal
if you want to pick up a souvenir or just a short rest stop
before you settle down for lunch.
After lunch in the main city which is locally called Rabat but
you are likely to know it as Victoria, we will take a short walk
through this busy little city to join a trackless train for a
short trip up the steep hill to the fortified Cittadella. The
Cittadellla is a small walled city within the city Victoria,
only a small number of families still live within the walls.
This historical fortified city has recently undergone major
restoration works and you can visit the new visitors centre,
explore quaint alleys or stroll around the walls enjoying
amazing views of the island from the high bastions.
The final part of our tour of Gozo will take us through some of
the villages, en route we will stop at the Qala Belvedere. This
stop gives you an amazing scenic view of the landscape cascading
down to the coast and in the distance the smallest island of
Comino and the larger island of Malta...all in one photo. At
this stage our tour is coming to an end and we will make our way
back to the ferry for our return to Malta and transport you back
to the drop off point.
Valletta, Mosta Dome, Crafts Village & Mdina
This tour includes some of Malta's popular attractions in one day
and we start our tour with a visit to the town of Mosta. Dominating
the central piazza is the Rotunda church, more commonly known as
Mosta Dome . It isprobably
the most famous church in Malta, mainly because of it's large dome
which is the fourth largest unsupported dome in Europe. For many
visitors the most fascinating feature of this church was the World
War II incident when during an air raid a bomb pierced the dome and
fell inside the church during a service which was attended by 300
locals, but the bomb failed to explode and this the locals hailed as
a miracle. You can visit the sacristy which displays the events and
houses a replica of the bomb.
Our next stop is the Ta'Qali Village. Ta'Qali was once the British
RAF base in central Malta, this old air field is now home to our
National Footbal Stadium, a National park, conventions centre and
Crafts Village which houses an array of artisans. Here
we 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, cane works, stone 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
We continue our to 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 had many names
including Melite (Roman occupation), Medina (Arabic occupation),
Citta Notabile (Knights of St. John) and Citta Vecchia (after
Valletta was built). Today it is also referred to as the Silent City
since it inspires tranquility 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.
afternoon we proceed to the capital, Valletta. Our tour of the city
will also allow free time for a lunch break (not included in the
cost). During our visit of Valletta our guide will unfold the
history of this magnificent city which was built by the Knights of
St. John during the 16th and 17th centuries. Valletta is often
referred to as one big open air museum and this is evident as you
start to explore it and discover something different around every
corner. We start our walking tour of Valletta at the Upper Barraka
offer stunning views of the Grand Harbour and magnificent
fortifications, a walk down the mains streets where you can admire
numerous historical buildings built by the Knights of St. John
including the Auberges, Palazzos, the Grand Master's Palace and the
St. John's Co. Cathedral, the Church of the Order and also home to
Caravaggio's masterpiece "Beheading of St. John" amongst other
treasures. We include an internal tour of the cathedral and also the
magnificent and highly rated Malta 5D which
is a cinematic experience that takes you on a unique and fascinating
journey of discovery covering
our islands golden history over the years...a fabulous ending to a
great day out. At this stage our tour comes to an end and we make
our way back.
Price €165.00 per person
Operates all year-round and
GUARANTEED weekly departures
4 day tour
Accompanied by *Licensed Tour Guide
Entrance fees (as per itinerary)
Lunch included if specified
Ferry fare to/from Gozo Island
Optional boat trips if applicable
*Licensed Tour Guide & Tour Language
Licensed Tour Guide. Guaranteed in English language. For other
languages contact us.
Tour Pick Up Point:
The tours pick up from most
hotels or a conveniently located pick up point close to the hotel. Therefore you can stay
at a hotel of your choice.
For passengers staying in Valletta, the
pick up point is at the Phoenicia Hotel which is located just outside the main city entrance, next to the bus terminus.
If you want to join the tour but you are staying in private
accommodation which is not located in one of the main towns or resorts
it is advisable to contact
us to make sure that it is possible.
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