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Malta in a Nutshell: Tarxien Temples, Blue Grotto & more!

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    • Adults (13+)
    • Children (3-12)
    • Infants (0-2)
    • Our “In a Nutshell” products allow you to see the very best of a destination in just one day!
    • Visit the Tarxien Temples – one of the ancient wonders of Malta
    • Lunch in a traditional Maltese restaurant is included
    • Option to take a Blue Grotto Cruise – a must do in Malta!
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?



    8 hours

    Start Time

    Start Time: Gozo: 0720h (07:20am)
    Malta: 0800h (08:00am)
    Duration: 8 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 Besides beautiful scenery and a thriving modern culture, Malta boasts a surprising amount of ancient historical ruins. Wander through a traditional Maltese market square. Then snap a photograph by the breathtaking Zurrieq Valley whose steep slopes jut far into the water. Grab the opportunity to take a short boat trip through the illuminating Blue Grotto.

    Drive through the rolling vineyards of Malta until you arrive at Marsaxlokk, a fishing village known for the famous swordfish that is caught there. Enjoy lunch at a traditional Maltese restaurant and then you’re on your way towards the Tarxien Temples which are rumoured to have been used for animal sacrifice over four millennia ago. Finally explore the eerie cave of Ghar Dalam, home to some of Malta’s first inhabitants.


    The tour begins with you being picked up from your hotel by air-conditioned luxury coach transportation. A multi-lingual guide (fluent in English, Spanish, Italian, French, German, Russian, and Scandinavian) will be there to accompany you. For those starting the tour in Gozo, see the please note section for information on how to join the tour.

    Walk through a winding Maltese Pjazza. The traditional flavor will give you a feeling of Malta.

    You will proceed to the graceful inlet of the Zurrieq Valley, whose steep slopes jet deep into the water. There, you will have the opportunity to take a boat trip to the famed Blue Grotto (payable direct, weather permitting).

    Board the bus and wind through varied agricultural land and rolling vineyards until you reach the small fishing village of Marsaxlokk. Here, you can admire the waterfront lined luzzus painted in traditional colors that add charm to the serene bay.

    From there, you will enjoy a lunch at a local restaurant and take some time to browse through the quaint crafts that are local to the area at a characteristic market.

    After lunch explore the famed Tarxien Temples which were built over 4000 years ago.

    Finally, explore the dark cave of Ghar Dalam, the home of the first inhabitants of the area. Learn about these inhabitants' famous pottery wares.

    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
    • Transportation in an air-conditioned luxury coach
    • Ferry Ticket (Adults Only) - For guests staying in Gozo
    • Multi-lingual guide (English, Spanish, Italian, French, German, Russian, Swedish & Norwegian)
    • Lunch
    • Boat trip to Blue Grotto (7 €, weather permitting)
  • 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

    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

    • Malta in a Nutshell: Tarxien Temples, Blue Grotto & more

      Enjoyed the whole trip, especially the trip to the Blue Grotto, I would have enjoyed it better if the guide spoke only one language. They handled it as well as they could, but it tend...

      Sylvia E Preteau, Canada, 05/Aug/2013
    • Malta in A Nutshell

      We really enjoyed this tour we had with us my 78 disabled mother and 82 old father in law the coach diver and the guide were excellant with them making sure that Mum didt miss out on an...

      Mrs. S Petty, United Kingdom, 28/Feb/2012
    • very nice trip

      It was very happy to spend in Malta. Coordination, and guiding is very nice. Lunch is also good.

      YUKARI OMORI, Japan, 16/Dec/2011

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