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Prehistoric Malta Tour
Visiting Hagar Qim Complex - Visitors Centre, Hagar Qim Temples & Mnajdra Temples (UNESCO sites), Ghar Dalam Cave. (SE5)


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 make our back to the cruise terminal and Valletta.


 

Tour Details

Prices:
Prices are based on the group size and are not per person. Private transport is provided based on the number of passengers in your group
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Tour with driver and Licensed Tour Guide:
€320 for up to 6 passengers
€430 for 7 to 12 passengers
€510 for 13 to 17 passengers
Contact us for larger group up to 50

Not Included:

Entrance fees. To save unnecessary time wasting and queuing we can include your entrance fees. Allow €15 per person for Ghar Dalam Cave, Hagar Qim Complex (Visitors Centre, Hagar Qim Temples, Mnajdra Temples

Sunday/Public Holiday Supplements:
Add €10 (not per person) applies for tours operated on Sunday's and Public Holidays

Availability:

This tour is available on any day

Pick Up/Meeting Point:
This tour tour will start/end at the Valletta Cruise Terminal.

Licensed Tour Guides:

Your Licensed Tour Guide guide will be with you for the FULL tour duration and will provide detailed en route commentary and will also accompany at historical sites, temples, museums and around fortified cities such as Valletta, Mdina and Birgu.

Guides are available in English, German, French, Dutch and Spanish languages.

HOW TO BOOK
Unfortunately there is no standard procedure to book a private/customised tour as this type tour booking is specific to your enquiry; the time you want to start, the date of the tour, the size of your group etc.. Follow our simple procedure below;


Make an Enquiry

Send your email to tours@maltashoreexcursions.com and include the following details;

Tour Name
Tour Date
Ship/Cruise Liner
Time of Arrival/Departure
Number of Adults and Children (under 12yrs)
Include any additional information we may need to know


Confirming a Tour Booking
When we have agreed on your itinerary and you are ready to book, we will provide you with a link to our secure booking form and you can complete your booking.

As a general rule we do not require advanced payment for private tours but we do require a booking guarantee, this means that you can secure a tour booking by credit card, but payment will be charged on the day of the tour.

If however you book an organised group tour or a tour operated by one of our selected partners there is an advanced payment requirement and we will advise this at the time of your enquiry.



Our Guarantee
If after you have booked a tour and the cruise liner decide to change the itinerary which may eliminate a visit to Malta or you do not arrive due to bad weather, you will not be charged for the tour. This is clearly mentioned on the confirmation which you will receive after you have booked.

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE RECEIVE A LOT OF ENQUIRIES FOR PRIVATE TOURS AND ENCOURAGE YOU TO PLAN WELL IN ADVANCE TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT.
 


Malta Shore Excursions are operated by Sheridan Leisure Ltd. Licensed by the Malta Tourism Authority TRA/S/01


Malta Shore Excursions