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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
 

Ancient Temples of Malta (Hagar Qim, Ghar Dalam & Tarxien)
4 hour tour

Our first stop includes a visit to the ancient Hagar Qim Temples. Before entering the temples we start at the visitors centre and new 5D short movie which will help you understand how these magnificent temples where built over 5000 years ago! 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 3300BC, an era dominated by Neolithic man.

The second half of the tour will include visits to Ghar Dalam and Tarxien Temples. Our first visit is to the ancient Tarxien Temples. Tarxien was the first temple site to be excavated scientifically 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.

Our final site is Ghar Dalam. 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.

At this stage the 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.


Hagar Qim Temple


Temples


Ghar Dalam Cave


Tarxien Temple Complex

Tour Details

Duration:

4 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
Prices are based on the group size and are not per person.
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

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

Not Included:
Entrance fees. To save unnecessary time wasting and queuing we can include your entrance fees. Allow 17 per person for Hagar Qim Temples & Visitors Centre, Ghar Dalam Cave and Tarxien Temples.

Sunday/Public Holiday Supplements:
Add 20 (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:

Tours with English speaking driver (no guiding services provided), not accompanied by Licensed Tour Guide. Deduct 50 from the Tour Rates. Maximum group size for driver only tours is 6 passengers.