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Blue Grotto & Caves Tour
Visiting Ghar Dalam Cave, Blue Grotto (optional boat trip), Ghar Lapsi Cave (swim stop. (SE4)

Want to do something different? Feeling a little adventurous?

Delve into the islands ancient history when we visit the unique Ghar Dalam Cave and explore this huge cavern. Here you can see bones of dwarf elephants, hippopotami and other species from the Pleistocene Age, a staggering 180,000 years ago! The earliest evidence of human settlement which was over 7,000 years is also found here.

We then continue to the famous Blue Grotto. Here you can take a 25-minute boat trip which explores the incredible beauty of this natural wonder and is a "must-do" during this tour. The grotto and neighbouring system of sea caves are home to brilliant phosphorescent marine life, as you enter the caves the clarity of the azure sea is simply amazing. The boat trip is optional, allow eur8/adults and eur4 for children.

Our final stop offers you the opportunity to have a dip in the cool Mediterranean Sea. Ghar Lapsi is a unique and hidden little cave bay with a view over the tiny islet of Filfla. It's rocky shoreline form a natural swimming pool with crystal clear and fantastic azure blue/green waters perfect for a quick swim, approx. a 1 hour stop. The bay is not suitable for non-swimmers, however close by is a bar where non swimmers can sip a cool drink whilst enjoying the scenery.

At this stage our tour comes to an end and we make our back to the cruise terminal and Valletta.


Tour Details

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:
eur320 for up to 6 passengers
eur430 for 7 to 12 passengers
eur510 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 eur5 per person for Ghar Dalam Cave.

Blue Grotto. If you would like to do the Blue Grotto boat trip, allow eur8/adults, eur4/children which is paid direct to the boat operators. The boat trip operates subject to suitable weather conditions, therefore if it is cancelled it will be replaced with an alternative site which you can discuss with your guide.

Sunday/Public Holiday Supplements:

Add eur10 (not per person) applies for tours operated on Sunday's and Public Holidays

Note. If you are making an enquiry for next year the tour rates and entrance fees may differ to those mentioned above.


This tour is available on any day

Pick Up/Meeting Point:
This tour tour will start/end at the Valletta Cruise Terminal.

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.

Unfortunately there is no standard procedure to book a private/customised tour as this type tour booking is specific to your enquiry; the time you want to start, the date of the tour, the size of your group etc.. Follow our simple procedure below;

Make an Enquiry

Send your email to and include the following details;

Tour Name
Tour Date
Ship/Cruise Liner
Time of Arrival/Departure
Number of Adults and Children (under 12yrs)
Include any additional information we may need to know

Confirming a Tour Booking
When we have agreed on your itinerary and you are ready to book, we will provide you with a link to our secure booking form and you can complete your booking.

As a general rule we do not require advanced payment for private tours but we do require a booking guarantee, this means that you can secure a tour booking by credit card, but payment will be charged on the day of the tour.

If however you book an organised group tour or a tour operated by one of our selected partners there is an advanced payment requirement and we will advise this at the time of your enquiry.

Our Guarantee
If after you have booked a tour and the cruise liner decide to change the itinerary which may eliminate a visit to Malta or you do not arrive due to bad weather, you will not be charged for the tour. This is clearly mentioned on the confirmation which you will receive after you have booked.


Malta Shore Excursions are operated by Sheridan Leisure Ltd. Licensed by the Malta Tourism Authority TRA/S/01

Malta Shore Excursions