Discover the history of the Megalithic temples of Hagar Qim and be enchanted by the beautiful landscapes of the famous Blue Grotto on this unmissable tour around Malta.
Hagar Qim Temples & Blue Grotto Tour
Having picked you up from your hotel we begin our excursion visiting the oldest limestone quarry in Malta, where we'll learn the ancient art of the local master stonemasons. Then we'll hit the road to the South of the island to visit the megalithic temples of Hagar Qim, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
On our tour of the archaeological site, we'll discover the history of these religious monuments, whose construction continues to provoke questions of expert investigators. Then our tour continues to the nearby coastal town of Wied iz-Zurrieq, where we'll board a boat and cruise over to the famous Blue Grotto (boat trip not included). Do you know how this extraordinary natural monument was formed?
We'll refuel and have lunch at Wied iz-Zurrieq, which includes a starter, main course, dessert, and wine. Afterward, we'll stop at the prehistoric cave of Ghar Dalam, a key place to understand the Neolithic past of the island.
With the tour of the cave over, we'll begin the return journey to your hotel and arrive between 12.30 and 1.30 pm.
If you want an even more complete tour, when booking, you can choose the full-day option. In the morning, we'll follow the same itinerary as the one described above, visiting the megalithic temples of Hagar Qim and the Blue Grotto.
We'll have a delicious lunch in the village of Wied iz-Zurrieq consisting of a starter, main course, dessert, and wine. After lunch, we'll drive through the vineyard scenery to the charming fishing village of Marsaxlokk. Here you'll have free time to stroll around the local market along the waterfront.
Our final stop will take place in the Ghar Dalam prehistoric cave, an essential stop for anyone wanting to understand the Neolithic past of the island.
With the tour of the cave over, we'll begin the return journey to your hotel, arriving between 4.30 and 5.30 pm.
Hotel Pick Up
This tour includes hotel pick up between 8:30 and 9:30 am from the main hotels on the island. Having made your reservation the local provider will contact you to confirm the exact time and place.
|Adults||Children from 4 to 12||Children under 4|
Children from 4 to 12US$ 16.50
Children under 4Free
Children from 4 to 12US$ 29.40
Children under 4Free
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more
The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.
All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
Disinfected radio units will be provided, and headphones will be single-use.
Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.
Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
4 hours 30 minutes.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks en english, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.
Hotel pick up and drop off.
Transport in an air conditioned minibus.
English speaking guide specialised in the history of Malta.
Ticket for the boat between Wied iz Zurrieq and the Blue Grotto: € 8 (US$ 9.40) appro).
When to book?
You can book up until 24 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more
Printed material is avoided.
No single-use plastics are used.
The indigenous community participates in the management of the activity.
The activity helps the dissemination of local cultural heritage.
The activity promotes local production.
No printing of documentation required.
Promotes local employment.
Has a gender equality policy.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
If you have any other questions please contact us.