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Malta: Marsaxlokk, Blue Grotto, and Qrendi Guided Tour

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Malta: Marsaxlokk, Blue Grotto, and Qrendi Guided Tour

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Explore the picturesque fishing village of Marsaxlokk and the traditional village of Qrendi on a guided day trip from Valletta. Travel by bus to the Zurrieq Valley to visit the Blue Grotto.

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Duration 5 hours
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English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
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  • Experience the beauty of the Blue Grotto where films like 'Troy' where shot
  • Admire sea views and capture pictures of colorful 'luzzu' fishing boats
  • Shop like a real local with a visit to the bustling Marsaxlokk Market
  • Follow your guide through the winding streets of the village of Qrendi
Full description

Discover iconic sites on the island of Malta like the famed Blue Grotto on this day trip from Valletta. Enjoy riveting information and engaging storytelling from your guide. Peruse the treasures at the Marsaxlokk market and take a guided walking tour of Qrendi.

Be picked up from your hotel in Valletta and hop aboard an airconditioned bus. Relax on the drive through the countryside to the picturesque fishing village of Marsaxlokk. Admire the largest fishing harbor in Malta that has been in operation since antiquity.

Capture pictures of the brightly brightly-colored traditional luzzu fishing boats. Take a stroll thorugh the streets to uncover delightful restaurants and nice cafés huddled along its entire promenade.

Soak up the vibe in its large open-air market which sells a vast assortment of fish, locally honey, and fruit jams, and traditional sweets. Peruse local wines, liquors, souvenirs, clothes, shoes, traditional lacework, custom jeweler, and handcrafted accessories. Continue to the Wied Iz-Zurrieq (Zurrieq Valley) to visit the fantastical sea caverns of the Blue Grotto. Snap pictures of the impressive main arch, which is approximately 30 meters in height. Marvel at views of the Honeymoon Cave, the Cat’s Cave, and the Reflection Cave.

Appreciate this locations which was featured movies like 'Cutthroat Island' (1995), 'The Count of Monte Cristo' (2002), and 'Troy' (2004). Weather permitting, have the time to purchase an optional boat ride into the grotto. Head to the village of Qrendi for a guided walking tour of one of Malta’s traditional villages. Walk to the main square to the hub of the village, see its parish church, and be led through a maze of winding, narrow streets. Return to your accommodation in Valletta at the end of your tour.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Tour guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Optional boat trip at the Blue Grotto (to be paid on location)
  • Tips (optional)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • The boat trip to the Blue Grotto is optional (to be paid on location), and it is always subject to weather conditions
  • The tour will be guided in the language you have booked, however, depending on operational circumstances the commentary might be provided in multiple languages
  • The market at Marsaxlokk fishing village will be closed on Christmas day and New Year's Day (if falling on a Sunday), and on Easter Sunday. When this happens, the visit to Marsaxlokk fishing village will be carried out normally, but there will be no visit to the market
  • Although Qrendi is usually visited on the village walk, the activity provider reserves the right to change the location to another typical Maltese village without any prior notice
Customer reviews

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based on 24 reviews

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The Marsaxlokk Market is small and quaint, but full of life and all kinds of seafood, fresh (and smelly :)) The Blue Grotto is majestic, even seen from above - it was a windy day in November, so we didn't get to go down to the beach :( It was the highlight of the tour. Qrendi was... very, very quiet... amazing architecture, crowded narrow alleys as mostly everywhere on Malta, but too empty for my tastes, and after the lively Marsaxlokk market. Maybe not such a good idea to have them together on the same tour.

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December 10, 2022

The trip was well organized. The place is definitely worth a tour. Especially the colorful boats and the atmosphere in the harbor is unique. The Blue Grotto was also a special place. Since we were out of season, you could also visit the places in peace, collect impressions and be amazed.

December 5, 2022

The visit was amazing. A little disappointed not to be able to buy fish on the market but we compensate with everything else. The visit to the blue caves is incredible you have to pay 8€ for an adult and 4 for a child but it is really worth it

October 31, 2022

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