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Day EXPLORER Customised Tour
The times that appear in the brackets indicate the tours (start/end)
These times may change depending on your pick up location.
Valletta, Hagar Qim,
Marsaxlokk & Mdina (0900hrs/1700hrs)
This tour covers three different periods of
Malta's golden history in one day.
Our first visit during this tour is the capital,
Valletta which was built by the Knights of St.
John in 1566. 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.
After our tour of the capital we will then visit
the south west of the island where the ancient
Hagar Qim Temple site stands. 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. This temple dates back to
We then continue to our next stop and an
opportunity to experience a little local culture
when visiting the pretty traditional fishing
village of Marsaxlokk. Marsaxlokk is a quaint
fishing village and is characterized by low
lying buildings and the colorful traditional
fishing boats known as the 'luzzu'. A small
market lines the seafront and if you would like
to sample fresh Mediterranean fish there are
numerous local restaurants to choose from (other
cuisine is available).
Our final stop during this tour 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, 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. Our tour at
this point comes to an end and we head back.
Gozo Defender Jeep Tour (0730hrs/1700hrs)
You will be
picked up for a transfer to the Gozo ferry terminal. The short
crossing to Gozo takes 25 min en route passing the island of Comino.
Our Jeep tour will include visits to popular sites such as Dwejra
Bay, Victoria and the Citadel, Xlendi Bay and
Marsalforn plus other sites not normally included during a normal
tour of Gozo including the stunning Red Sands of Ramla Bay and
pretty villages of Qala, Nadur and Xghara.
This tour is suitable for those that enjoy a touch of adventure and
enjoy exploring the scenic routes. The tour is a lot of fun, can be
a little bit bumpy at times, but does offer you the opportunity to
see many of Gozo's hidden charms all in one day.
Prices are per person.
€225.00 with a
minimum of 2 adults booking
€221.25 with a
minimum of 4 adults booking
€174.40 with a minimum of 6 adults booking
Contact us for
groups of more than 7 people
Start this tour on any day, all year round
Day 1 is a Private Tour
Entrance fees and lunch not included
Accompanied by Licensed Tour Guide and available in any language.
Day 2 is a Small
Ferry fare and lunch included
Accompanied by English speaking driver/host
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
staying in Valletta, the pick up point is at the Phoenicia Hotel
which is located just outside the main city entrance, next to the
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.
How to Book
If you would like
to book this tour