3 Day – Malta Photography Tour


Valletta, Mdina Medieval City, Hagar Qim Temple
& Marsaxlokk Fishing Village tour
(Full Day 7 – 8 hours).

This tour covers three different periods of Malta’s golden history in one day. Our first visit during our tour is the capital, Valletta which was built by the Knights of St. John in 1565. Here we include the Barrakka Gardens which offer stunning views of the Grand Harbour and magnificent fortifications, a walk down Triq Republikka where you can admire numerous historical buildings built by the Knights of St. John, the Grand Masters Palace and the St. John’s Co. Cathedral, the church of the order and also home to Caravaggio’s masterpiece “Beheading of St. John” amongst other treasures. After our tour of the capital we will then visit the south west of the island where the ancient Hagar Qim Temple site stands.

Set in a rural area this ancient temple is particularly interesting as it has the largest and heaviest megaliths out of all the temple sites around the Maltese Islands, some slabs weighing a staggering 20 tons. This temple which dates back 3300BC, an era dominated by Neolithic man. We then continue to our next stop and an opportunity to experience a little local culture, the pretty traditional fishing village of Marsaxlokk. Marsaxlokk, is a quaint fishing village and is characterised by low lying buildings and colourful traditional fishing boats known as the ‘luzzu’. A small market lines the seafront and if you would like to sample fresh Mediterranean fish there are numerous local restaurants to choose from (other cuisine is available). Our final stop during this tour will be to Mdina. Mdina is built on a plateau in the centre of the island, the cities old Baroque buildings, cathedral and magnificent bastion walls dominate the rural skyline. Mdina, once the capital of Malta until the modern city of Valletta was built had many names including Melita (Roman occupation), Medina (Arabic occupation), Citta Notabile (Knights of St. John) and Citta Vecchia (after Valletta was built). Today it is also referred as the Silent City since it inspires tranquility at any time of the day or night. The only way to really experience and enjoy this city is on foot, explore the quaint alleys, narrow streets, ancient buildings and magnificent far reaching views form the high bastion walls. Our tour at this point comes to an end and we head back for a sunset photo back to your hotel.

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Blue Grotto & Marsaxlokk - Half Day ›

(Extended)

There is no better way to spend a Sunday morning with us 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 definitely leave a striking impression. If weather permits, we are given the opportunity to take a boat ride around the caves and grottoes where we can see the luminescent corals and glowing water at first hand. After we visit the serene bay of Marsaxlokk, the main fishing village in Malta. One cannot miss the luzzus, which are the typical Maltese fishing boats, lined across the bay in their traditional colours that complement the ever popular open air market that is held daily along the promenade that make this excursion one of the most pleasant mornings whilst in Malta.

8 Day - Italy, Malta & Sicily ›

Italy, Malta & Sicily

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Malta to Malta


Walking Treasure Hunts ›

Discover Valletta. the hub of the Knights, while learning interesting facts about the city - but all in a different manner - through our Valletta walking treasure hunt. Guests will be given a briefing prior to entering the city. We will supply them with a riddle book, a map with all the necessary information and stationery. The guests will have to solve riddles to get to locations and answer a number of questions. The group should be split into teams of approximately 10 per team. Optional: Each team will be supplied with a camera and they will be required to take a number of photos throughout the hunt. These photos will carry a number of points too and may require teams to do funny poses or take pictures as proof of arrival to certain locations.

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