A Monumental Expedition
Step into a time machine and experience the grandeur of prehistoric Maltese monuments like the Tarxien Temples, Mnajdra and Hagar Qim Temples. These artificial marvels are believed to be much older than the Great Pyramids of Giza and Stonehenge. Our private, self-guided tour includes door-to-door service, so you won't have to worry about renting a car for your trip. We will provide detailed audio guides in five languages and pre-book tickets to museums to ensure you get in without waiting in lines. When you finish exploring the temples and sites, we'll take you to two fishing villages, Marsaxlokk and Wied iz-Zurrieq, where you can indulge in delicious seafood and local cuisine and take an optional boat ride with picture-perfect views of the villages, rocky cliffs, caves and the gorgeous Mediterranean Sea. Contact us to plan a day with additional sites for free! This action-packed tour visits three ancient sites and two villages, all with the freedom of independent travel without the stress of driving. We'll pick you up and drop you off directly from your accommodation, saving you time.
Hagar Qim Temples
Perched atop a picturesque hill overlooking the serene islet of Fifla is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that transports you back to 3800 BC. This awe-inspiring architectural wonder is a testament to the ingenuity of our ancient ancestors. Towering 5 meters high, the massive stones that make up this site are a testament to the strength and skill of the people who built them. The pièce de résistance, a megalith estimated to weigh nearly 20 tons, will leave you in awe. The site also boasts apses and altars, adding to its mystical charm. A visit to this site is necessary for anyone interested in history and architecture.
Our journey continues as we make a pit stop at the charming Marsaxlokk fishing village. This quaint village is known for its traditional Maltese market, where you can indulge in local delicacies and witness the vibrant hustle and bustle of the market-goers. As you stroll along the harbour, be amazed by the picturesque view of the traditional fishing boats and soak up the tranquil ambience of this serene location.
Nestled amidst the stunning beauty of the earth lies a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a true wonder believed to date back to 3150 BC. Recently rediscovered, this hidden gem offers an hour-long exploration that will leave you in awe. You'll witness megalithic structures, towering sculptures, and breathtaking spiral motifs that were lost to the world for many centuries, wholly buried below the soil. Prepare to be transported back in time as you embark on an unforgettable journey of discovery.
Ensconced in a charming fishing community, this seaside village is a haven for foodies and nature enthusiasts. As you indulge in a mouthwatering meal, your senses are treated to a feast of picturesque coastal vistas that will leave you breathless. This hidden gem offers an idyllic escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life, inviting you to savour the ocean's sights, sounds, and flavours.
Nestled amidst breathtaking natural beauty lies a UNESCO World Heritage site that is nothing short of mesmerizing. This temple is a testament to the ingenuity of our ancestors. It is adorned with intricately designed porthole doorways, towering facades, and smooth limestone floors that have stood the test of time. The temple also houses secret chambers steeped in mystery and intrigue, adding an air of mysticism to the already enchanting place. The temple is situated further down from Hagar Qim and is perched precariously close to the cliff's edge, offering awe-inspiring views of the surrounding landscape.
Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja)
After a day of exploring the enchanting sites of the area's fishing villages, we will take a moment to pause and marvel at one of the most popular and breathtaking sightseeing spots in the region. From this vantage point, you will have an unparalleled view of the unparalleled beauty of the Blue Grotto Arch. This stunning natural wonder was formed over countless years by the relentless erosive power of salt water, and it stands as a testament to the wondrous beauty of the natural world.
For those who are willing to take the plunge, you will have the opportunity to embark on a truly unforgettable traditional boat ride through the natural cliff-side caves. This once-in-a-lifetime experience will leave you breathless and in awe of the area's natural beauty. Please note that the boat ride is optional, and this tour does not include tickets. Furthermore, it is essential to remember that the boat service only operates on good weather days, so we must keep an eye on the forecast and adjust our plans accordingly.
Borg in-Nadur Temples
Borg in Nadur is a fascinating prehistoric temple complex located in Malta. This remarkable site comprises two temples adorned with intricate and elaborate stone carvings, which are a testament to the Maltese people's ancient craftsmanship and architectural skills. The temples are believed to have had significant religious or communal importance in ancient times, serving as a place of worship or gathering for the local community. Exploring this historical site offers a unique opportunity to delve into Malta's rich prehistoric heritage and gain a deeper understanding of the island's cultural and historical significance.