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FULL DAY TOURS

Prices include Fully Licensed Guide, together with lunch or dinner, ferry tickets and entrance tickets to places of interest where applicable.

Valletta,Mdina,Ta'Qali (Code CF02 )
Group Full Day Tour with Morning pickup from your accommodation at 08:30/09:00
Walk through the bustling streets of Valletta and to Barracca Gardens for a breathtaking panorama of the Grand Harbour and then to St.John's Co-Cathedral, visiting the church museum. A visit to the sixteenth century fort - St.James Cavalier, converted into an arts Complex, a centre of creativity. Free time for lunch in Rabat. Then Tour to the old capital of Mdina, walk through the silent city streets, visit the imposing bastions to admire a panoramic view of the island. FInally to the Craft's Village of Ta' Qali.
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Guide
With
Guide
With
Guide + Lunch
1-3 Persons
(Private)
€110.00 €195.00 n/a
4-10 Persons
(Private)
€130.00 €255.00 n/a
11 or More
(Shared)
€15.00
per person
€26.00
per person
n/a
St.John's Co-Cathedral: This splendid church was built between 1573 and 1577 during the reign of Gran Master Jean de la Cassiere. A baroque work of art in its architecture and sculptures, this Church boasts some of the most beautiful works of art by Mattia Preti and Caravaggio himself. With its position in the central part of the Mediterranean, Malta has always attracted the attention of reigning supremacies. This deep natural harbour has been regarded as a safe refuge since ancient times. With its breathtaking views of Fort St. Angelo, Fort Ricasoli and the historic Three Cities (Bormla also known as Cospicua, Birgu or Vittoriosa and Isla, otherwise known as Senglea) on one side and the magnificent re-developed Pinto Vaults on the other, Malta's Grand Harbour commands the respect of many seafarers, tourists and historians of all nationalities.
The streets of Mdina: In Mdina there are two kinds of streets. The curved streets were built during the time of the Arabs as a form of defense. Going up these narrow curved streets, one cannot gauge how long they are or, who is waiting at the other end. The streets built during the time of the Order of St John in the 16th century are built straight. The Arabs also built bastions, but the bastions built by the Arabs differ from the bastions built during the time of the Order of St John. The bastions built during the time of the Arabs are built vertically, because at the time of the Arab rule people used to climb up the walls and they would be thrown down to their death, whereas when the Order of St John came to Malta, gunpowder started being used and so the bastions were built slightly at an angle, so that the cannon ball would ricochet back on the person who fired it. Ta' Qali Crafts Village: The former World War II military aerodrome was converted into a local hand-crafts centre. It's the ideal place to buy ceramics, jewellery and knitwear, pottery and see glass blowing and moulding as well as other craftspeople at work.  Here one can buy something completely unique and original to take home.  Within the craft centre one can find the Aviation Museum displaying aircrafts.
Mdina Full Day Tour (Code F01 )
Group Full Day Tour with Morning pickup from your accommodation at 08:30/09:00
Tour to the old capital of Mdina, walk through the silent city streets ,visit the imposing bastions to admire a panoramic view of the island. On leaving the city through the Greek gate stop at the catacombs.Lunch. Proceeding to Dingli Cliffs. Then to Craft’s Centre Ta’Qali, Mosta Church and finally to the botanic Gardens of San Anton.
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No
Guide
With
Guide
With
Guide + Lunch
1-3 Persons
(Private)
€110.00 €195.00 €288.00
4-10 Persons
(Private)
€130.00 €255.00 €470.00
11 or More
(Shared)
€15.00
per person
€26.00
per person
€46.00
per person
The Mdina Church (Cathedral): The cathedral was designed by the well-known Maltese architect, Lorenzo Gafa. By this time he had already designed several churches in Malta and was at the height of his career. The perfectly proportioned façade and the dynamic dome (by far his boldest and arguably the finest in Malta) make this the most impressive of all his churches. The work took just five years to complete and a number of houses were demolished at the same time to make way for a pjazza appropriate to the size and splendour of the church. The streets of Mdina: In Mdina there are two kinds of streets. The curved streets were built during the time of the Arabs as a form of defense. Going up these narrow curved streets, one cannot gauge how long they are or, who is waiting at the other end. The streets built during the time of the Order of St John in the 16th century are built straight. The Arabs also built bastions, but the bastions built by the Arabs differ from the bastions built during the time of the Order of St John. The bastions built during the time of the Arabs are built vertically, because at the time of the Arab rule people used to climb up the walls and they would be thrown down to their death, whereas when the Order of St John came to Malta, gunpowder started being used and so the bastions were built slightly at an angle, so that the cannon ball would ricochet back on the person who fired it.
Dingli Cliffs are an impressive sight, especially if view them from sea level on an island cruise. They are the Island's natural fortress, one bastion the Knights did not have to build to protect themselves. From the cliff tops, one of the most striking views and sheerest drops is just west of Dingli village. Another atmospheric view is over to the uninhabited isle of Fifla. Dingli Cliffs seem to exude a mysterious charm especially late evening on calm summer days when the sunsets here can be dramatic. Following recent restoration works, this historic building is now used as a Government Guest Palace. Ta’ Qali Crafts Village: The former World War II military aerodrome was converted into a local hand-crafts centre. It's the ideal place to buy ceramics, jewellery and knitwear, pottery and see glass blowing and moulding as well as other craftspeople at work.  Here one can buy something completely unique and original to take home.  Within the craft centre one can find the Aviation Museum displaying aircrafts.
Gozo Experience (Code F02 )
Group Full Day Tour with Morning pickup from your accommodation at 08:30/09:00
Tour to the sister island of Gozo visiting the Azur Window at Dwejra, the citadel in Victoria, Xlendi bay, stopping at Ggantija Temples. Free time for shopping in Gozo’s renown shops of woolen goods and handmade lace. Ferry Tickets Included.
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Guide
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Guide
With
Guide + Lunch
1-3 Persons
(Private)
€150.00 €250.00 €343.00
4-10 Persons
(Private)
€200.00 €350.00 €550.00
11 or More
(Shared)
€24.00
per person
€30.00
per person
€46.00
per person
The Azure Window is another spectacular natural landmark in Dwejra, along with The Inland Sea and Fungus Rock. The Azure Window at the end of the cliff, is a giant doorway, through which one can admire the blue expanse beyond the cliff. It must be one of the most photographed vistas of the Islands, and is particularly spectacular during the winter, when waves crash high inside the arch. The sea around is very deep and of a dark blue hue, which explains why it is called the Azure Window. The rocks in this area are encrusted with fossilized crustaceans, evidence that most of the island was once covered by water. In front of the Azure Window is the Blue Hole, and The Chimney, two of the most popular dive sites in Gozo. Gozo Citadel: This late medieval, hilltop citadel, which encloses a number of historic buildings and offers an unforgettable view of Gozo, has been a popular screen location, most recently for the BBC’s Byron, in which it doubles for a fort in Greece, 1811.
Ggantija: Ggantija Temples in Xaghra, Gozo, are one of the most important archaeological sites in the world and date from around 3600 to 3200 BC. Due to the gigantic dimensions of the megaliths, in past centuries some locals believed that the temples were the work of giants. This particular temple site in Gozo bears witness to this ancient legend: its name, Ggantija, is Maltese for giant. The Ggantija megalithic complex consists of two temples surrounded by a massive common boundary wall, which was built using the alternating header and stretcher technique, with some of the megaliths exceeding five metres in length and weighing over fifty tons. Built with rough, coralline limestone blocks, each temple contains five apses connected by a central corridor leading to the innermost trefoil section. Lace making: The craft had been mastered locally by around the middle of the 17th century, but for the next 200 years it was mainly worked only by a small fraction of Gozitan women. Genoese lace makers were brought to Malta by Lady Hamilton, Lord Nelson’s consort, to help revive the industry in the early part of the 19th century. Maltese lace is a direct descendent of Genoese lace although it developed its own character, often including the Maltese Cross design.
Full Day Temples (Code F03 )
Group Full Day Tour with Morning pickup from your accommodation at 08:30/09:00
A tour through Malta’s prehistoric sites : Tarxien , Mnajdra and Hagar Qim Temples and Ghar Dalam .Lunch and proceed to the three cities-Cospicua,Vittoriosa and Senglea. Transport and Guide Included.
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TOUR NOW
No
Guide
With
Guide
With
Guide + Lunch
1-3 Persons
(Private)
€110.00 €195.00 €288.00
4-10 Persons
(Private)
€130.00 €255.00 €470.00
11 or More
(Shared)
€15.00
per person
€26.00
per person
€45.00
per person
The temple of Hagar Qim (c. 3600 - 3200 BC) stands on a hilltop overlooking the sea and the islet of Filfla. The temple itself consists of a single temple unit, although it is not clear if it was originally constructed as a four or five-apse structure. Other temple ruins stand a few metres away from the main temple and the forecourt and facade follow the pattern typical of temples across the Islands. Particularly noteworthy are the larger orthostats at the corners, which are notched to take the second of the horizontal courses above. Various items of interest have been unearthed at Hagar Qim, notably a decorated pillar altar, two table-altars and some of the ‘fat lady’ statues on display in the National Museum of Archaeology. The Tarxien Temples date from 3600-2500 BC and are the most complex of all temple sites in Malta, consisting of four megalithic structures. The temples are renowned for the detail of their carvings, which include domestic animals carved in relief, altars, and screens decorated with spiral designs and other patterns. Of particular note is a chamber set into the thickness of the wall between the South and Central temples, which is famous for its relief of two bulls and a sow. The site seems to have been used extensively for rituals, which probably involved animal sacrifice. Tarxien is also of great interest because it offers an insight into how the temples were constructed: stonerollers left outside the south temple were probably used for transporting the megaliths. Remains of cremation have also been found at the centre of the South temple at Tarxien, which indicates that the site was reused as a Bronze Age cremation cemetery.
Mnajdra sits tucked in a hollow in the cliffs on Malta’s southern coast. The site is probably the most atmospheric of all of Malta’s temples, as it lies in an isolated position on a rugged stretch of coast overlooking the isle of Filfla. Mnajdra is a complex site consisting of three temples overlooking an oval forecourt. The first and oldest temple dates back to 3600-3200 BC, while the most impressive of the temples is the third, constructed between 3150-2500 BC. This temple is perhaps the finest surviving on the Islands. The masonry here shows intricate knowledge of building techniques and excellent workmanship. The middle temple was the last to be built and was inserted between the other two, set at a higher level. The Lower Temple has a particular astronomical alignment and at the Equinox, (the 20th March and the 22nd September), the rays of the sun pass strategically through specific areas of the temple. The Three Cities offer an intriguing insight into Malta and its history.  Left largely unvisited, these cities are a slice of authentic life as well as a glimpse into Malta’s maritime fortunes. The Three Cities can rightly claim to be the cradle of Maltese history, as Vittoriosa, Senglea and Cospicua have provided a home and fortress to almost every people who settled on the Islands.Their harbour inlets have been in use since Phoenician times: the docks always providing a living for local people, but also leaving them vulnerable when Malta’s rulers were at war. As the first home to the Knights of St. John, the Cities’ palaces, churches, forts and bastions are far older than Valletta’s. The local communities here celebrate holy days and festas as nowhere else on the Islands.  The most spectacular events are the Easter processions when statues of the “Risen Christ” are carried at a run throughout crowded streets.
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