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Multi Day Tours

2 Day Ancient Temples of Malta
2 Days (7/8 hours each day)

Tour Description

Day 1
Archaeology Museum (Valletta), Hagar Qim Temples, Mnajdra Temples, Visitors Centre, Marsaxlokk, Hypogeum

This two day tour includes the main temples and geological sites around Malta and Gozo.

We start our tour with a visit to the Museum of Archaeology in Valletta. This museum displays an exceptional array of artefacts from Malta's unique prehistoric periods, starting with the first evidence of human settlement in the Ghar Dalam Phase (5200BC) all the way to the Phoenicians (700BC). We then proceed with a visit to the Hagar Qim Complex which includes Hagar Qim and Mnajdra Temples. Before entering the temples we start at the new visitors centre where you can easily understand how these magnificent temples where built over 5000 years ago! We then proceed on to 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. A 500 metre walk down to the other complex of Mnajdra which is tucked away in the hillside overlooking the tiny isle of Filfla. This site is probably the most atmospheric of all Malta’s temples. Also known as the Calendar in Stone because both during the Solstices and the Equinoxes the interior of the temple is lit up.

Our next stop will be the fishing village of Marsaxlokk for a late lunch break.

In the afternoon we will visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site Hal Saflieni Hypogeum. This unique,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 a megalithic temple. An 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.


Day 2
Gozo Island: Ggantija Temples & Visitor's Centre, Citadel, Calypso Cave, Xlendi Bay, Dwejra Bay, Inland Sea

On day two we will cross over to the island of Gozo. On arrival on the smaller island we start our tour with a visit to the Ggantija Temples and the impressive Visitor's Centre. This centre exhibits all the artefacts from Ggantija temples and Xaghra Stone Circle, Gozo's Hypogeum. The Ggantija temples stand at the end of the Xagħra plateau, facing towards the south-east and date back to 3600BC which means they are older than the pyramids of Egypt.
A drive to Calypso's Cave for the amazing view of Ramla Bay is next and then continuing along the north coast through Marsalforn, Qbajjar and Xwejni salt pans.

Our next stop is at the Citadel where we will walk around this old fortified town and stop at the Grain Silos(closed on Sundays).

After our lunch break in the pretty bay of Xlendi we continue onto Dwejra which is a natural site with spectacular views and famous landmarks including the Inland Sea, Dwejra Bay and General's Rock (Fungus Rock).

At this stage our tour comes to an end and we will make our way back to the ferry for the short 25 minute crossing back to the main island.


PLEASE NOTE
The 2 day ANCIENT TEMPLES OF MALTA tour is not available during July & August due to the intense heat.

Prices & Details:

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

2021 Tour Prices
Includes private transport with driver and guiding services:
eur800 for 1 to 3 passengers
eur1,020 for 4 to 6 passengers
eur1,170 for 7 to 9 passengers
eur1,400 for 10 to 12 passengers
eur1,720 for 13 to 16 passengers
Contact me for a larger group of 17 to 50+

For 2022/23 bookings send an enquiry via the How to Book/Make an Enquiry form below.

Not Included
Hypogeum - This site requires an advanced reservation. Tickets range from eur20 to eur35 per person. Details will be provided.

Other entrance fees - To save unnecessary time-wasting and queuing we can include your entrance fees. Allow eur21 per person for Archaeology Museum, Hagar Qim & Mnajdra Temples and Ggantija Temples.

Ferry - Malta/Gozo/Malta, allow eur4.65 or eur12 per person depending which ferry we have to take.

The cost of lunch is not included in the tour rate, however free time for a lunch break will be allocated.

How to Book
To book, click on How to Book/Make an Enquiry below, complete the form and send. I normally reply within 48 hours confirming my availability.

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