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Private SUV Tour - Mdina, Blue Grotto & Marsaxlokk

Type: Malta Sightseeing Tours
€200.00
EXCLUSIVE
TOUR FOR 4
Visit the old medieval city, enjoy the views at Dingli Cliffs and Girgenti Valley. Explore the charming village of Marsaxlokk and take a boat trip around the Blue Grotto caves
Private SUV Tour - Mdina, Blue Grotto & Marsaxlokk
  • AM or PM Half Day Tour
  • Pick up/Drop off included
  • Private SUV transport for up to 4 people
  • Customise your itinerary
  • English speaking driver guide
  • ***When you book this tour, €10 will be discounted from the next tour you book***

Available

On Monday to Saturday throughout the year
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Times

Start at 0830hrs/Return at 1230hrs, or
Start at 1330hrs/Return at 1730hrs
This wonderful tour includes stunning scenery, the beautiful azure crystal clear sea, ancient towns and insight to an islands rich culture and heritage.

We start our day in Mdina. Mdina, once the capital of Malta until the modern city of Valletta was built had many names including Melite (Roman occupation), Medina (Arabic occupation), Citta Notabile (Knights of St. John) and Citta Vecchia (after Valletta was built). Today it is also referred to as the Silent City since it inspires tranquillity at any time of the day or night. Here you will have some free time to explore the quaint alleys, narrow streets, ancient buildings and magnificent far-reaching views from the high bastion walls.

We next drive through the village of Dingli and take the panoramic route to Dingli Cliffs which stretch for some 4km along the west coast. These cliffs have vertical or near-vertical rock faces rising from the sea to heights of up to 200m above sea level. Some of the steep slopes are terraced and this unique feature together with the expanse of the deep blue Mediterranean sea provide stunning views. Here will stop at the small 18th-century chapel which sits on the cliffs for a superb view and an ideal photo opportunity.

We then take a scenic drive via the valley of Girgenti. Girgenti is a shaded fertile valley renowned for its orchards and cultivated fields. The ecosystem here is maquis, so it is green all year round. Citrus and other fruit trees thrive in the valley beneath the surrounding ridge. The old picturesque farmsteads are the homes of the local farming community who still work the fields and cultivate the orchards. On a spur overlooking the valley stands the summer palace of the Inquisitors built by Monsignor Visconti in 1625. Nowadays it is the official residence of our Prime Minister. This scenic drive will end at the beautiful Wied iz-Zurrieq, famous for the magnificent Blue Grotto. This tiny hamlet sits in a valley and has a very picturesque harbour. The grotto and neighbouring system of sea caves are home to brilliant phosphorescent marine life. The 25-minute boat trip explores the incredible beauty of this natural wonder and is a "must-do". This optional boat trip is only €8 adults, €4 for children. 

Our final stop includes a short stop at the fishing village of Marsaxlokk where you will have some free time to browse around the small market and take photos of the pretty fishing boats in the harbour. 

At this stage, our tour comes to an end and we make our way back to your hotel/drop off point.

Note. The routing may change depending on your pick up/drop off point.

Additional Information

Tour Duration
4-hour tour
What is Included
Private SUV transport, accompanied by English speaking driver-guide

Entrance fees and boat trips are not included in the tour rate
Blue Grotto Info
Access to join the boat trip is down a steepish hill. Whilst this is not a problem for most people electric cabs are available to take you up and down the road, if required, these are available at a cost of €1 per person each way. 
Getting in and out of the boats is similar to stepping in and out of a bathtub, boat staff are on hand to assist. 

Boat trips operate subject to suitable weather conditions.

If you decide not join the boat trip we can still stop at the belvedere for a great photo opportunity.
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Price (is for the vehicle, not per person)
€200.00 Private tour for up to 4 people
Total €0.00
Price Includes
Pick up/Drop off
Private SUV transport accompanied by driver-guide

Entrance fees and boat trips are not included