Malta: Private Half-Day Archeological Sites Tour

Malta, Saint Julian's

Traditional experience hosted by Soleto Travel

09:00 UTC
4 hours
Upto 10 guests
Hosted in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

What you'll do?

Discover the fascinating history of Malta’s ancient Megalithic temples and best archaeological sites. Accompanied privately by an experienced local guide, you will tour Hagar Qim and Mnejidra, Tarxien, Ghar Dalam, over the space of 4 hours.

  • Visit Hagar Qim and Mnejidra, the largest Megalithic temples of the Maltese islands
  • See Ghar Dalam, an old mortar cave which dates back 7,000 years
  • Explore the mysterious temple of Tarxien
  • Take advantage of a private multilingual tour guide
  • Enjoy stunning views of the Southern Malta cliffs from the majestic Manjinder Temple

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.


Hotel or cruise terminal pickup and drop-off

Transportation in a private car or minivan

Licensed local tour guide

Entrance ticket to the Tarxien Temple

Entrance ticket to the Hagar Qim and Mnejidra Temples

Entrance ticket to the Ghar Dalam Cave

Not suitable for

  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Comfortable clothes

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Know before you go

  • You will climb 100 steps to reach the Ghar Dalam Cave
  • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility

Soleto Travel's commitment to safety

This host committed to Sonema COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.