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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Majestic Valletta - Half Day ›

Our guided tour will take you to our capital city of Valletta. Our first stop will be the Barracca Gardens which are built atop the defensive bastions that surround this majestic city. Next we go to St John`s Co-Cathedral that brims in riches with its contrasting decorated interior and also holds an impressive display of Baroque art. We also visit the Church Museum which has on display beautiful Flemish tapestries. We then proceed with an interesting walk where we can appreciate the capital`s buildings of historical importance including the Grand Master`s Palace. Our final stop will be at the famed Malta Experience, a multivision show that gives a pictorial depiction of Malta`s history through the ages since the earliest settlements dating back to pre-historic times.

3 Day - Malta Photography Tour ›

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

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Participants will be divided into five persons per group under the leadership of a guide within each jeep. Each team will be given a set of clues. Upon answering the questions a new clue will be given to continue the game. Meanwhile, the participants can also enjoy the Maltese landscape, while learning the about the rich history of Malta.

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