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PREHISTORIC MALTA

Private Tour for up to 2 (Not a per person rate.) $675 USD
Private Tour for up to 4 (Not a per person rate.) $1015 USD
Private Tour for up to 6 (Not a per person rate.) $1139 USD
Private Tour for up to 8 (Not a per person rate.) $1474 USD
Private Tour for up to 10 (Not a per person rate.) $1611 USD
Private Tour for up to 14 (Not a per person rate.) $2124 USD
Private Tour for up to 16 (Not a per person rate.) $2247 USD
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PREHISTORIC MALTA

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A little prehistoric history all around beautiful Malta.

An insight into an era dominated by Neolithic man on a tour that will unfold our ancient history dating back a staggering 5000years.

We start our visiting the Hagar Qim Temple Complex which includes Hagar Qim and Mnajdra Temples. Before entering the temples we start at the new visitors centre which will help you understand how these magnificent temples where built over 5000 years ago! We then continue with a tour to the Hagar Qim Temple. This temple has the largest and heaviest megaliths out of all the temple sites around the Maltese Islands, some slabs weighing a staggering 20 tons. Also forming part of this temple complex is the Mnajdra Temple which lies tucked on a slope in the cliffs, overlooking the tiny isle of Filfla. This site is probably the most atmospheric of all Malta’s temples and during the Equinox, on the 20th March and the 22nd September, the rays of the sun pass directly through the temple’s main doorway and light up the main axis. The rays of sun during the Solstices light up the summer table and the winter table alternately.

The second part of our tour includes a visit to the Ghar Dalam Cave. The Ghar Dalam Cave is a highly important site as it was here that the earliest evidence of human settlement on Malta, some 7,000 years ago, was discovered. This huge cavern is 144 metres deep, but only the first 80 metres are accessible. The lowermost layers date back to the Pleistocene Age (180,00 years ago) and to the end of the last Ice Age (16,000 years ago) and contained the fossilised bones of dwarf elephants, hippopotami, red deer, bear, fox, wolf, micro-mammals and birds.

At this stage our tour comes to an end and we will make our way back to the port or hotel.

  • This Tour Includes:
  • Round trip transportation from cruise ship pier
  • Licensed English speaking guide
  • Ghar Dalam Cave
  • Hagar Qim Temple
  • Mnajdra Temple
  • Additional Languages Available
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • *Possible upcharge at checkout for languages denoted with ($) symbol.

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Departures (local time)

  • 9:00 AM (4 hrs)

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

No Taxi Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• Entrance fees into temple sites and Ghar Dalam are included in the tour cost.

Restrictions

• Please note that you will have to walk from the ship to the terminal exit to meet your guide, which may be difficult for individuals who have mobility issues. Private transportation is not permitted to enter near the ship.