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Hagar Qim Temple, Blue Grotto & Marsaxlokk Tour

Hagar Qim Temple, Blue Grotto & Marsaxlokk Tour

This half-day tour includes the ancient temples of Hagar Qim, offering a glimpse into the island's early civilization. We will explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site before heading to the Blue Grotto for a boat trip through stunning sea caves. The tour ends in the charming fishing village of Marsaxlokk, known for its traditional boats and small market.

4 hours/Half Day Morning Tour
Starting at 0845hrs.

Scheduled to operate on Tuesdays

Tour Highlights
  • Maximum tour capacity is only 12 people
  • Accompanied by an English-speaking Licensed Tour Guide
  • Entrance fee included into Hagar Qim Temples
  • Including visits to the UNESCO Megalithic temples of Hagar Qim, the stunning Blue Grotto, and the pretty fishing village of Marsaxlokk

Not Included

  • Caves boat trip at the Blue Grotto

Full description

We start our day with a visit to the ancient UNESCO temples of Hagar Qim. Before entering the temples we start at the visitors centre which will help you understand how these magnificent temples were built over 5000 years ago! We then continue with our visit to the actual temple site. This temple has some of the largest and heaviest megaliths out of all the temple sites around the Maltese Islands, some slabs weighing a staggering 20 tons.

Our next stop is the beautiful Wied iz-Zurrieq, famous for the magnificent Blue Grotto. This tiny hamlet sits in a valley and has a very picturesque harbour. The grotto and neighbouring system of sea caves are home to brilliant phosphorescent marine life. A 25-minute boat trip (which is optional) explores the incredible beauty of this natural wonder and is a "must-do". You will visit many of the caves and can admire the amazing crystal clear azure sea.

We then continue to our next stop and have an opportunity to experience some of our local cultures when visiting the pretty traditional and active fishing village of Marsaxlokk. Marsaxlokk is a quaint fishing village and is characterized by low-lying buildings and colourful traditional fishing boats known as the 'luzzu'. A small market lines the seafront, and you will have some free time to wander around, grab a drink and enjoy the ambience of this seaside village.

Our final stop is the stunning Cospicua waterfront, here you will board a ferry for a short ferry crossing across the beautiful Grand Harbour. On arrival in Valletta, we take the panoramic elevator to the upper level of the city and back to the tour starting point.

Tour itinerary and route map

0845hrs meet your guide

Tour of Hagar Qim Temples
Blue Grotto (with time to do the optional caves boat trip)
Marsaxlokk Fishing Village

1245hrs ferry crossing from Cospicua to Valletta and Panoramic elevator to upper Valletta
1315hrs arrive back at tour starting point

Meeting place/Departure point

This tour starts and ends in Valletta and details will appear on the confirmation which you will receive after booking.

If you are not staying in Valletta and would like to join this tour, we can arrange transport to bring you to the meeting point. Get in touch via our Contact Us page.

Good to know before you book

The caves boat trip is optional. If you would like to do this allow €10 which is paid directly to the boat operator.  Our transport is not permitted to take you to the boat departure point, which is located in the bay at the bottom of a short steep hill. Electric mini cabs are available during the peak season months to take to/from the car park for small supplements of a couple of euros. If you opt not to participate in the boat trip there are small shops and plenty of bars where you can grab a drink and enjoy the scenery.

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