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Tour to Vittoriosa/Birgu, Hagar Qim
Temples & Visitors Centre,
Blue Grotto (optional boat trip) (HPV6)
We start our tour with a visit to Vittoriosa (or otherwise known as Birgu).
On our way to Birgu we will drive through the of the impressive
bastion roads and along the Cottonera seafront and by the most inner creek of this ancient harbour. In 1532 the Knights
of St. John first settled in the walled city of Birgu. Our guide will give you an
insight to an era dominated by the Knights of St. John. Our walking
tour will take us to the heart of city, the narrow streets and
quaint alleys known as the 'collacchio', an area of old Palazzo's
which were the original Auberges occupied by the Knights'.
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.
Prices are based on the group size and are not per person.
Private transport is provided based on the number of passengers in
*English speaking driver only:
€185 for 1 to 4 passengers
€250 for 5 to 6 passengers
Tour with driver and *Licensed Tour Guide:
€235 for 1 to 3 passengers
€295 for 4 to 6 passengers
€360 for 7 to 8 passengers
€425 for 9 to 12 passengers
€490 for 13 to 17 passengers
Contact us for larger group up to 50
Entrance fees. To save unnecessary time wasting and queuing we can
include your entrance fees. Allow €6 per person for Hagar Qim
Sunday/Public Holiday Supplements:
Add €20 (not per person) applies for tours operated on Sunday's and
This tour can
start on any day
Pick Up/Meeting Point:
We can pick up from any location
*Drivers & Licensed Tour Guides:
If you book a
tour with an English speaking driver only, your driver can provide
you with basic general information but will not accompany you into
historical sites, temples, museums or around fortified cities such
as Valletta, Mdina and Birgu. You will self visit these sites.
If you book a tour with a Licensed Tour Guide your 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
Guides are available in English, German, French, Dutch and Spanish
How to Book
If you would like to book this tour only
If you would like to include this tour in a multi day customised