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Blue Grotto & Sunday Market at Marsaxlokk Fishing Village

Blue Grotto & Sunday Market at Marsaxlokk Fishing Village

From US$ 31.71 per person

Watch as sunlight turns the pools of the Blue Grotto sea caverns numerous shades of brilliant blue on this 5-hour tour of Malta's Blue Grotto and famous Sunday Market. Browse the lively stalls at Marsaxlokk Village, and purchase souvenirs and fresh goods.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Mobile ticketing
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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German, Italian, French
Pickup included
Pick-up from the hotel. Time depends on the location of the hotel.


  • Witness the stunning sea caverns at the Blue Grotto, as sunlight turns the pools stunning shades of blue
  • Browse the colorful stalls at Malta's famous Sunday Market in Marsaxlokk, and bargain for fresh local items and souvenirs
  • Enjoy free time to explore pretty Marsaxlokk Village
Full description
Your 5-hour tour starts at the Blue Grotto. Made up of sea caverns on the southern coast of Malta, the Blue Grotto caverns are west of Wied iz-Zurrieq Harbor and across the small uninhabited islet of Filfla. Every day from sunrise until about 13:00 the cave's unique location allows sunlight to reflect in the water to create numerous shades of brilliant blue. Several caverns mirror the brilliant phosphorescent colors of the underwater plants. Other caverns show a deep dark shade of blue. If weather permits, you can do a 20 minute boat trip around the caves for an extra fee. You will then drive to the fishing village of Marsaxlokk. Vibrant, colorful Marsaxlokk Market offers a great opportunity to experience the local life. Browse the stalls where fresh fish and seafood are sold, and barter for honey, fruit jams, wine, vegetables, clothing, and souvenirs. You'll have free time to explore this picturesque market village before heading back.
  • Transport & Licensed Local Guide Services, 5 Hour Tour to Blue Grotto & Marsaxlokk
  • Blue Grotto Boat Trip Ticket
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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  • Comfortable shoes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.4 /5

based on 240 reviews

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The tour provided great convenience for us to travel to Blue Grotto & Marsaxlokk. The guide was very friendly. I wish we could have received more information about the history and maybe fun facts / little stories about the places, such as the livelihood, people, culture, etc. The tour will be more entertaining and memorable.

October 18, 2019

Unfortunately, this one time with the pickup did not work as planned. The guide did not take us because he did not feel responsible for us. The bus then had to turn back and get us, the time went from course to all participants. Unfortunately, this bus was a rather uncomfortable older model, but the driver did not stop at maximum speed over the potholes to board.

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October 7, 2019

Worth seeing

The bus arrived at the meeting place at the agreed time. Our guides took good care of them and gave clear times and places for the gathering. The Blue Grotto was incredibly beautiful in its outlook. The Marsaxlokk market, on the other hand, is normal, but if there was a need to buy it it was found.

July 9, 2018

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