Day trip

Prehistoric Temples of Malta Tour

Prehistoric Temples of Malta Tour

From $52.77 per person

Travel back in time to approximately 3150 BC and explore the prehistoric temples of Malta. Tour the megalithic temples of Hagar Qim and Mnajdra with an expert guide and discover intricately carved stonework. Visit the ancient Ghar Dalam Cave & Museum.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 5 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, German, Italian, French
Pickup included
Pick-ups available from hotels in Malta. Timing: Cirkewwa at 08:30, Mellieha at 08:40, Xemxija at 08:50, Golden Bay at 08:50, St. Paul's Bay at 09:00, Bugibba at 09:05, Qawra at 09:10, St. Julian's at 09:10. Sliema at 0855 hrs Valletta at 0840 hrs Attard at 0830 hrs

Experience

Highlights
  • Travel back in time and explore the megalithic temples of Malta
  • Visit Hagar Qim Temples, built from soft globigerina limestone on a ridge of southern Malta
  • Tour the Mnajdra Temples, considered the best example of Maltese megalithic architecture still standing
  • Admire Hamrija Tower, one of Malta's 13 watchtowers, built by Grand Master Martin de Redin
Full description
Take this 5-hour archaeological tour and travel back to prehistoric times at Hagar Qim, Mnajdra, and the Ghar Dalam cave and museum in Malta. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Megalithic Temples of Malta date back 5,500 years and are the oldest free-standing stone structures in the world. Continue to the fragile temples of Hagar Qim, located on a ridge capped in soft globigerina limestone on the southern edge of Malta. You will also explore the neighboring Mnajdra temples, which are considered possibly the best example of Maltese megalithic architecture still standing. The surrounding area is typical of Mediterranean garrigue (low level scrub) in its starkness, and has been designated as a Heritage Park. A few hundred meters from the temple you will discover the Hamrija Tower, one of the 13 watchtowers built by Grand Master Martin de Redin, one of the legendary Knights of Malta.
Includes
  • Transportation
  • Guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance fees Ghar Dalam Cave & Museum, Hagar Qim Temples, and Mnajdra Temples
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

    Select participants and date

    Participants

    Date

    Prepare for the activity

    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    3.9 /5

    based on 115 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.6/5
    • Transportation
      4.4/5
    • Value for money
      3.6/5
    • Safety
      4.4/5

    Sort by:

    Traveler type:

    Star rating:

    The pick-up went very well, there was an SMS with the time and number of the bus. The tour was unfortunately only in English, the German-speaking guide was ill. We asked the young man to speak clearly and a little more slowly and we were able to follow the explanations halfway. The young man was so excited that he was able to show us something special from his homeland, you could see the enthusiasm in his eyes.

    Read more

    October 7, 2019

    Good and knowledgeable guide. Good information both about the temples and how to get there, including that it was a long way to go up and down to the Mnajdr Temple (good for those who are poor in legs). Found that there was a bit of unrelated information for this trip on the bus, including about the airport and about Malta in general. I eventually realized that there were my cruise tourists on board and that they were asking for this kind of information, but for those of us who had been to Malta for a while already and visited many of its cities it was not as interesting to hear about. It is understandable that this is a somewhat difficult trade-off for the guide with regard to the level of knowledge of the various passengers. Otherwise, we thought the tour included visits to the Tarxi temples and were therefore surprised by the trip to the Ghar Dalam cave. This one was also great to see, but it lacked information on the reason for the change of attraction.

    Read more

    August 2, 2019

    A reality that ends Phoenician theory

    The cave experience was amazing. Not the cave itself, because it is small xithout any interesting formations of stalactites and stalagmites or lakes, but the museum with all that collection of bones and skeletons of the various species living in Malta during prehistoric era. Personally, I had the chance on the way back from the cave to the museum to see for first time in my life a chameleon at its natural environment on a tree. The temples are impressive for the size of stones that they had been built with as well as for the actual proof that there had been civilization on the island far before the Phoenicians were supposed to have come. Beside all these the unique view to Filfla and south Mediterranean Sea is breathtaking.

    Read more

    July 28, 2019

    Organized by

    Product ID: 26169