Malta Shore Excursions

   

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Historical, Cultural & Scenic Tours
Up to 4 hour tours:
Valletta & Mdina ››

Valletta & Three Cities ››

Valletta & South Malta ››

Mdina & North Malta ››

Mdina, Rabat & Mosta Dome ››

Blue Grotto, Villages & Dingli ››

Ancient Temples ››

Up to 6 hour tours:
Valletta, Marsaxlokk & Hagar Qim Temples ››

Valletta, Mdina & Rabat ››

Mdina, Hagar Qim Temples & Blue Grotto ››

Blue Grotto, Dingli Cliffs, Mgarr Village & Golden Bay ››

Up to 8 hour tours:
Valletta, Marsaxlokk Fishing Village, Temples & Mdina ››

Footsteps of St. Paul ››

Megalithic Temples of Malta ››

In the Trail of the Knights ››

Fun & Adventure Tours and Activities
Segway Funtour ››

Swim with Dolphins ››

Defender Jeep Tour ››

Malta Panoramic SUV ››

Vintage Bus Tours
Half Day Tours ››

Gozo & Comino Island Tours and Cruises
Gozo by Jeep or Quad Bike ››

Gozo Island Highlights ››

Gozo & Comino Islands ››

Comino & Lagoon Cruise ››

Megalithic Temples of Malta

An insight into an era dominated by Neolithic man on a tour that will unfold our ancient history dating back a staggering 5000years.

During the morning we will be visiting 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 passing the Blue Grotto (if time allows we may also have time to visit the grotto) and typical local villages until we reach the fishing village of Marsaxlokk. Here we will stop for a lunch break before continuing with our tour.

In the afternoon we will visit two very important sites. Our first stop will be the Tarxien Temples. Tarxien was the first temple site to be excavated scientifically with photographs taken every step of the way 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. The elevated walkway constructed around the whole temple site provides an excellent view of the four temples from above.

Our last stop is at the UNESCO World Heritage Site the Hal Saflieni Hypogeum. A unique archaeological site. This 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 an above-ground 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.

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

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


Hagar Qim Temples


Mnajdra Temples


Ghar Dalam Cave


Tarxien Temples  

Tour Details

Duration:

8 hours (from pick up to drop off time)

Availability:
Daily all year round.

Start Time:
Depending on your ships arrival time.

Pick Up/Meeting Point:

As you disembark or from the main port exit see details ›

Tour Type:
This tour is offered as a private tour only. If you would like to organise this tour and offer it to other passengers click here for details.

Tour Rates & Details:
Prices are based on the group size and are not per person.
€320 for 1 to 3 passengers
€400 for 4 to 6 passengers
€480 for 7 to 8 passengers
€560 for 9 to 12 passengers
€640 for 13 to 17 passengers
Contact us for larger group up to 50

All tour rates include private transport with driver and accompanied by *Licensed Tour Guide

Special Note:
This tour requires advanced ticket purchase for the UNESCO Hypoeum site, tickets cost €30 each. These tickets may be purchased by you or we can do it on your behalf, however they are not refundable or transferable if you have to cancel your tour for any reason. This site will be closed from April 2016 for an indefinite period due to works. If you would like to book this tour we will replace the Hypogeum with an alternative site, location or attraction.

Not Included:
Lunch, Beverages & Entrance fees. To save unnecessary time wasting and queuing we can include your entrance fees. Allow €15 per person for Hagar Qim Temples, Mnajdra Temples & Ghar Dalam Cave

Sunday/Public Holiday Supplements:
Add €35 (not per person) applies for tours operated on Sunday's and Public Holidays

*Licensed Tour Guides
Guides are English, Spanish or Italian speaking. For all other languages, add a €25 supplement.

Driver Only Tours:

Not available.