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The Blue Grotto and Fishing Villages of Malta

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    • Adults (13+)
    • Children (3-12)
    • Infants (0-2)
    • Visit the Blue Grotto; one of Malta’s top attractions
    • The idyllic village of Marsaxlokk with its brightly coloured boats is Malta at its picture-perfect best
    • Tour is led by an expert guide
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?



    6 hours

    Start Time

    Start time: 0800h (08:00am) (Please note tour from Gozo will leave at least 40 minutes earlier to get to the mainland of Malta to meet up with the tour)
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meeting Point

    You will be picked up from your Malta/ Gozo accommodation. (Please mention your hotel/ accommodation details at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)

    Ending Point

    Your Malta/ Gozo accommodation.

  • Overview & Itinerary
    Overview Come enjoy what Roman Emperors once used as their private bath! Malta’s Blue Grotto promises a breathtaking experience in one of Malta’s distinctive sea caves. Sail through the caves and see how the sunlight hits the grotto in from below to give it its brilliant blue hue. Once acting as passages to old Roman catacombs, the connecting tunnels are unlike any other.

    Then tour the nearby village of Marsaxlokk which was the Turkish landing point during their historic 16th century siege and now remains a quiet fishing town.


    The tour begins with a pick-up from your Malta/Gozo hotels by an air-conditioned luxury coach. You will be accompanied by your multi-lingual guide (English, German, Spanish, Italian, French, Russian and Scandinavian) for this exciting tour.

    There is no better way to spend a Sunday morning on this fantastic excursion that starts off by taking us to one of Malta's jewels, the Blue Grotto, with its dazzling blue sea that will definately leave a striking impression. If weather permits, we are given the opportunity to take a boat ride (boat fee not included) around the caves and grottoes where we can see the luminescent corals and glowing water at first hand.

    Our next stop brings together old and new with a visit to a modernised quarry, the Limestone Heritage that explains farmhouse building, stone decoration and quarrying which is one of the foremost trades in Malta.

    This wonderful tour comes to an end after we visit the serene bay of Marsaxlokk, the main fishing village in Malta. One cannot miss all the luzzus, which are the typical Maltese fishing boats, lined across the bay in their traditional colours that compliment the ever popular open air market that is held daily along the promenade.

    We will have time to browse through the numerous stalls and hunt for the many bargains that make this excursion one of the most pleasant mornings whilst in Malta.

    The tour will conclude with you being dropped off at your Malta hotel or at Malta's port (tours departing from Gozo) for your ferry back to Gozo, at the other end you will be met by either a taxi/ minibus to be dropped back at your Gozo accommodation.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Ferry tickets (Adults only) - Tour from Gozo only
    • Transportation in an air-conditioned luxury coach
    • Multi-lingual guide (English, German, Spanish, Italian, French, Russian and Swedish & Norwegian)
    • Meals
    • Boat Ride (Euro 7.00 per person)
  • Please note & Additional info
    Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details

    Hotel pick up is available from most Malta hotels, however some Malta hotels have very narrow access streets, if you are staying in one such hotel and it is not possible for a coach to drive to your hotel you will be advised on a pick up point. Pick up point would only be a few minutes away on foot, usually around 200 meters away

    The ferry company does not allow us to pre pay ferry tickets for children so the guests would have to buy the ferry tickets for the children themselves

    The boat trip to the Blue Grotto is Euro 7.00 per person and is paid directly on the spot by all guests.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have

  • Customer Reviews

    • The Blue Grotto and Fishing Villages of Malta

      Frankly, I much enjoyed the trip and I would advise everyone to do their Blue Grotto very wonderful and is the most important tourist place in Malta from either hand, Fishing Villages i...

      Rayan Alahmadi, Saudi Arabia, 14/Apr/2011
    • amazing tour - boat trip was so much fun !!

      tour guide was very good, very knowledgable. she spoke several languages and explained in great detail the historical and cultural points of interest. we thoroughly enjoyed our boat tri...

      mrs p rodgers, United Kingdom, 30/Dec/2012
    • Nice sightseeing tour

      Our Tour guide Frederik, did a very good job. He was professional, shared a lot of knowledge in a very entertainable way.

      Pernille Pedersen, Denmark, 25/Oct/2012
    • Great tour, as advertised and expected. To the point, not too heavy on details, wonderful guide, ideal route and timing of stops. Would recommend it to others as well!

      Bogdan Piltu, United Kingdom, 30/Oct/2017

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