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Blue Grotto & Sunday Market at Marsaxlokk Fishing Village

1. Blue Grotto & Sunday Market at Marsaxlokk Fishing Village

Your 5-hour tour starts at the Blue Grotto. Made up of sea caverns on the southern coast of Malta, the Blue Grotto caverns are west of Wied iz-Zurrieq Harbor and across the small uninhabited islet of Filfla. Every day from sunrise until about 13:00 the cave's unique location allows sunlight to reflect in the water to create numerous shades of brilliant blue. Several caverns mirror the brilliant phosphorescent colors of the underwater plants. Other caverns show a deep dark shade of blue. If weather permits, you can do a 20 minute boat trip around the caves for an extra fee. You will then drive to the fishing village of Marsaxlokk. Vibrant, colorful Marsaxlokk Market offers a great opportunity to experience the local life. Browse the stalls where fresh fish and seafood are sold, and barter for honey, fruit jams, wine, vegetables, clothing, and souvenirs. You'll have free time to explore this picturesque market village before heading back.

Malta: Malta Island Bus Tour and Boat Tour

2. Malta: Malta Island Bus Tour and Boat Tour

Get a taste of the unique island of Malta on a bus tour and boat tour. Discover over 7,000 years of history as you drive past heritage sites, popular attractions, and beautiful natural landscapes.  Running during the summer months of the year (May onwards), the hop-on hop-off route starts from Bugibba, passing through Qawra and St Julian's and on to Malta’s capital city Valletta. You'll then make your way south where you will be able to experience and visit historic temples and sights along the way. Following your stop at the Blue Grotto, the tour heads back up north and inland stopping at Roman sites and points of interest and then back to Bugibba via Golden Bay on the North-West coast. With over 30 stops and 50 points of interest along the route, discover this Maltese Island like never before. Experience key sights including the Mosta Church and Dome; Ta’Qali Craft Village; and Rabat with many Roman Sites such as the restored Roman Villa, St Agatha’s Catacombs, and the medieval town of Mdina. Enjoy the famous 'Three Cities' and the Tarxien Temples believed to be built around 3000 BC. Marsaxlokk is a traditional and picturesque fishing village that is sure to delight you. Take the opportunity to visit the beautiful Blue Grotto. You will discover plenty of things to do on this island tour. Plus you can combine your hop-on-hop-off tour with a harbor cruise. Summer hop-on hop-off stops may include: • Bugibba Jetty • Malta National Aquarium • Qawra Seafront • Spinola Bay, • St. Julians • Sliema Ferries • Valleta – City Centre • Valletta Waterfront • The Three Cities • Vittoriosa Marsaxlokk • Fishing Village • Blue Grotto • Hagar Qim Temples & Mnajdra Temples Ta • Q'ali • Mosta • Mdina • Rabat • Golden Bay

Malta: Private Half-Day Archeological Sites Tour

3. Malta: Private Half-Day Archeological Sites Tour

After having been picked up from your hotel or the cruise terminal, you'll depart with your guide to the southern part of Malta. Your first stop includes a visit to the Tarxien Temple, which offers a unique collection of circa 3000 B.C. sanctuaries. You can admire stone idols and tablets, domestic animal carvings, altars and screens decorated with spiral designs and other patterns, and oracular chambers. Your tour then continues to the Hagar Qim and Mnejidra Megalithic Temples. Set in a rural area near the village of Zurrieq, this ancient temple which dates back to 3300 B.C. has the largest and heaviest megaliths of all the temple sites around the Maltese Islands. The Mnajidra Temple, less than 1 kilometer from Hagar Qim, offers unique views of the high cliffs that characterize the coast of this part of the island. Just before the fisherman's village of Marsaxlokk on your way back, you will discover Ghar Dalam. The Ghar Dalam Cave is a highly important site where the earliest evidence of human settlement on Malta, which dates back 7,000 years ago, was discovered. The site is a huge 80-meter cavern which is opened to visitors, and the small annexed museum contains fossil remains of animals such as hippopotamus and volatives which were found in the cave and date back to the Pleistocene era. Following this last visit, your tour will end with you being returned to your point of origin.

Malta: South Island Highlights Tour with Transfer and Lunch

4. Malta: South Island Highlights Tour with Transfer and Lunch

See the best of Malta's south island in just one day with a comprehensive tour of its landmarks. Explore an old quarry, magnificent pre-historic sites, the world-famous Blue Grotto, and a traditional village. Enjoy plenty of time at each site and become immersed in local culture and history. After being picked up from your hotel, head over to one of Malta's oldest quarries. Tour the Limestone Heritage Park & Gardens, an innovative attraction highlighting the beauty of the Maltese stone and its incredible 22 million years of history. Take in a fascinating audio-visual presentation. Visit the megalithic temple complex of Hagar Qim, located on the southern edge of the island on a hilltop overlooking the sea. Discover a majestic site dating back to 3600-3200 BC and recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue on to Zurrieq Valley for an exciting stop. Arrive at the majestic Blue Grotto and seize the opportunity to appreciate breathtaking views as you gaze at the seven coastal caves. Admire the intense blue color of the ocean and the imposing rock formations. If the weather allows, you can opt to take a boat trip around the area for an extra fee. Eat lunch then stroll through the picturesque fishing village of Marsaxlokk and browse through the charming market. Finally, head into Ghar Dalam, Malta’s oldest prehistoric site, dating back to 5200 BC. Step into the 144-meter-long cave to see the bone remains of elephants, hippopotami, and more.

Malta: Marsaxlokk Incl. Sunday Market, Blue Grotto & Qrendi

5. Malta: Marsaxlokk Incl. Sunday Market, Blue Grotto & Qrendi

Discover iconic sites on the island of Malta like the famed Blue Grotto on this day trip from Valletta. Enjoy riveting information and engaging storytelling from your guide. Peruse the treasures at the Marsaxlokk market and take a guided walking tour of Qrendi. Be picked up from your hotel in Valletta and hop aboard an airconditioned bus. Relax on the drive through the countryside to the picturesque fishing village of Marsaxlokk. Admire the largest fishing harbor in Malta that has been in operation since antiquity. Capture pictures of the brightly brightly-colored traditional luzzu fishing boats. Take a stroll thorugh the streets to uncover delightful restaurants and nice cafés huddled along its entire promenade. Soak up the vibe in its large open-air market which sells a vast assortment of fish, locally honey, and fruit jams, and traditional sweets. Peruse local wines, liquors, souvenirs, clothes, shoes, traditional lacework, custom jeweler, and handcrafted accessories. Continue to the Wied Iz-Zurrieq (Zurrieq Valley) to visit the fantastical sea caverns of the Blue Grotto. Snap pictures of the impressive main arch, which is approximately 30 meters in height. Marvel at views of the Honeymoon Cave, the Cat’s Cave, and the Reflection Cave. Appreciate this locations which was featured movies like 'Cutthroat Island' (1995), 'The Count of Monte Cristo' (2002), and 'Troy' (2004). Weather permitting, have the time to purchase an optional boat ride into the grotto. Head to the village of Qrendi for a guided walking tour of one of Malta’s traditional villages. Walk to the main square to the hub of the village, see its parish church, and be led through a maze of winding, narrow streets. Return to your accommodation in Valletta at the end of your tour.

The Malta Experience Private Tour - Discover Malta

6. The Malta Experience Private Tour - Discover Malta

Gain a comprehensive overview of Malta on this full-day tour of the island's natural and cultural landmarks, with round-trip transfer ensuring a hassle-free trip. Tick off top sights, such as the Blue Grotto and Mosta Parish, and discover hidden gems including the Popeye movie set and the medieval city of Mdina . Receive personalized attention from your private guide, plus plenty of complimentary tasters of Malta's natural produce. Enjoy spectacular views of the cliffs and the sea below at Dingli Cliffs, Malta's highest altitude point. Walk through and discover the beauty of Mdina as we take you through its history and your stop for lunch here as well. Visit one of the most famous and spectacular beaches in Malta known as Golden Bay Receive personalized attention from your private guide from start to finish

Malta: Jet Ski Ride with Personal Instructor

7. Malta: Jet Ski Ride with Personal Instructor

Admire the breathtaking coastline and natural landmarks of Malta as you explore aboard a powerful jet ski. Choose your favorite route and follow your instructor on your own vessel to the most outstanding natural landmarks. Pick up some speed by gliding across crystal clear waters. Enjoy the adrenaline rush of riding a Sea-Doo jet ski while surrounded by the Maltese coastal landscape. Receive a short briefing from your qualified instructor before heading out. Stay safe with GPS monitoring devices that will reduce your throttle if you get too close to shore or to other crafts. Discover some of Malta's hotspots from the water in the company of your instructor. Pick your favorite route out of the 3 available ones, or ask the staff for recommendations. Available routes include: Option 1 Portomaso Marina – St Paul’s Bay – North Blue Lagoon – Comino Beaches – Comino Caves – Mġarr ix-Xini Bay – Mġarr Harbour, Gozo – Ħondoq Bay, Gozo Option 2 Portomaso Marina – St Paul’s Bay – Riviera – Paradise Bay – Anchor Bay (Popeye’s Village) – Għajn Tuffieħa – Ġnejna Bay – Fomm ir-Riħ Bay Option 3 Portomaso Marina – Grand Harbour – Il-Ħofriet – St Peter’s Pool – Marsaxlokk – Blue Grotto

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What people are saying about Marsaxlokk

Overall rating

3.5 / 5

based on 443 reviews

The activity is very good, especially if you have little time to see Malta, and you need to take advantage of the time. Both things are worth it, especially the cruise, because you can see the island from another perspective. The heat was horrible, we caught a day with a lot of temperature and humidity, and it is necessary to wear a cap or a hat, otherwise it is impossible. On the bus they sell cold water, and it is appreciated. It would be nice if the bus would run more often, we missed the bus for a matter of minutes and had to wait an hour for the next one.

Very good half-day activity that I recommend. The guide (Céline) was very competent, she explained every corner of the city to us (history, traditions) from our starting point to our arrival, with the possibility of staying in the city or returning by coach. I recommend I hope you will have the guide.

We had a great tour guide who told us a lot about the country and its people. The day was well planned and there was still enough time to look around and take photos. The tour is highly recommended.

Good excursion, I recommend it. The wonderful guide. Good and generous food. Perfect organization.

Fantastic experience and clear easy to use controls