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Tour to Mdina Medieval City, Blue Grotto (optional boat trip),
Hagar Qim Temples & Visitors Centre
(HPV4)

If you are visiting on a cruise ship take a look at our Shore Excursions listings


We start our tour at the ancient 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 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.

We then
proceed to our next stop which will be the ancient site of Hagar Qim. Before entering the temple site we start at the new visitors centre where you can easily understand how these magnificent temples where built over 7000 years ago! We then continue with a short tour around this incredible ancient temple which has the largest and heaviest megaliths out of all the temple sites around the Maltese Islands, some slabs which form the outer wall weighing a staggering 20 tons.

After a short drive from the temples we will soon arrive 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 8).

At this stage our tour comes to an end and we make our way back.


!Note The order in which we operate the tour may differ as mentioned above.

 

Tour Details

Prices:
Prices are based on the group size and are not per person. Private transport is provided based on the number of passengers in your group
.

Tour with driver and *Licensed Tour Guide:
245 for 1 to 3 passengers
320 for 4 to 6 passengers
430 for 7 to 12 passengers
510 for 13 to 17 passengers
Contact us for larger group up to 50

Not Included:

Entrance fees. To save unnecessary time wasting and queuing we can include your entrance fees. Allow 6 per person for Hagar Qim Temples.

Sunday/Public Holiday Supplements:
Add 10 (not per person) applies for tours operated on Sunday's and Public Holidays

Availability:

This tour can start on any day

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

If you are visiting on a busy cruise line day this tour may not be available. For tour itineraries that are guaranteed to operate for cruise line passengers go to our Shore Excursions listings

Licensed Tour Guides:

Your Licensed Tour Guide guide will be with you for the FULL tour duration and will provide detailed en route commentary and will also accompany at historical sites, temples, museums and around fortified cities such as Valletta, Mdina and Birgu.

Guides are available in English, German, French, Dutch and Spanish languages.


How to Book
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