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Marsaxlokk Tours

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Marsaxlokk
Malta’s prettiest fishing village sits around a bay on the south coast of the island and has starred in thousands of postcards and many a film. Marsaxlokk’s (pronounced marsa-schlock) chief attractions are twofold: the buzzing daily market and the fishing boats. The latter comprises a large fleet of luzzus (pronounced ‘lut-sues’) bobbing in the bay. These traditional, cheerily painted and wooden Phoenician-style fishing boats have become symbolic of the island – most of them are red, yellow and sky-blue, with eyes painted on their prows to ward off evil. With fishing the staple livelihood of this photogenic little town, there is small wonder that it is one of the best – and cheapest – places on Malta to eat the very freshest of fish. Chose from any of the outdoors restaurants for a fine seafood feast.

Marsaxlokk’s fresh produce market runs daily and sprawls along the quayside under brightly striped awnings; get there at 8am to avoid the crowds an admire the piles of seasonal fruit, vegetables and freshly caught fish. Proceedings reach a crescendo on Sundays, when visitors pour in from all over the island to snap up anything from exquisite locally hand-made lace, linen tablecloths and delicate filigree jewelry to gourmet relishes and Maltese honey – but you’ll have to delve among piles of tatty souvenirs and cheap household goods. Be prepared to barter but expect handcrafted lace to be expensive; if it is not, then it simply is not handmade.

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Marsaxlokk market runs daily, but is at its best on Sunday mornings. Take bus No. 81 from Valletta bus station; the journey takes about 35 minutes.
Address: Marsaxlokk, Malta
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Blue Grotto and Marsaxlokk Half-Day Tour from Valletta

Blue Grotto and Marsaxlokk Half-Day Tour from Valletta

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The magnificent Blue Grotto and the lively fishing village of Marsaxlokk are two of Malta’s most popular attractions and this morning tour from Valletta visits both. Set sail on a small boat cruise around the stunning sea caves, then head to Marsaxlokk to browse the market and admire the colorful ‘luzzu’ fishing boats.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$32.60
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$32.60
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Marsaxlokk Market and Blue Grotto guided tour

Marsaxlokk Market and Blue Grotto guided tour

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The idyllic fishing village of Marsaxlokk with its colourful luzzus and unique character make the unrivalled setting for the local market. This is the perfect place to spend a Sunday morning, where you can rub your shoulders with the locals as you browse through the various stalls. We continue our tour with a visit to the Blue Grotto (weather permitting – boat price not included) and the nearby caves. Admire the whole expanse of the blue Mediterranean and the islet of Filfla. Later our guide will help you explore one of Malta’s unspoilt villages. From the main square, the hub of the village with its parish church and band club, you will be led through a maze of winding narrow streets that all have a story to be told.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$39.46
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$39.46
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Round Malta Cruise Full Day Tour

Round Malta Cruise Full Day Tour

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With this cruise tour, see the Maltese coastline in all its glory and anchor at secluded bays that are difficult to reach except by boat. Travel along the coast while listening to informative live commentary. Disembark on the car-free island of Comino for a stroll or a swim. Back on the boat, there’ll be time to anchor at a scenic bay, where you will have the option to try snorkeling.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$66.41
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$66.41

An Exclusive Private day trip around Malta

An Exclusive Private day trip around Malta

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Seize the day and book an unforgettable trip around Malta for your party! This excursion will give you a personal insight into what people have found fascinating about Malta for thousands of years. Hopefully, it will give you a thirst to discover more - ask your guide about returning to places of interest or visiting our sister Island Gozo and even a private boat charter.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$222.23
Price varies by group size
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$222.23
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Private Tours around Malta

Private Tours around Malta

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Price quoted is for a three-hour tour. Clients can choose from the North Tour where they are driven to Malta's northern places and sites like Mdina/Rabat, Dingli Cliffs, Mosta Church, Ta' Qali Crafts Village and San Anton Gardens or take the South Tour which includes visiting Valletta, Marsaxlokk, the Three Cities and Blue Grotto and Hagar Qim Temples. For tailor-made tours, clients are advised to book one of our longer tours so they can choose to visit any sites depending on the hours they have in mind. Clients can choose to have longer tours at an extra cost. Our driver/guide will take you around and show you Malta's most interesting sites. Clients may request to stop to take pictures along the way any time. Please note that price quoted does not include any entry/admission fees to any place nor any boat trips. Kindly indicate in your booking whether you would like to take the North Tour or the South Tour.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$159.39
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$159.39
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Private full day trip in Malta

Private full day trip in Malta

Seize the day and book an unforgettable trip around Malta for your party! This excursion will give you a personal insight into what people have found fascinating about Malta for thousands of years. Hopefully, it will give you a thirst to discover more - ask your guide about returning to places of interest or visiting our sister Island Gozo and even a private boat charter.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$215.68
Price varies by group size
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$215.68
Price varies by group size

Private Malta Tour (full day)

Private Malta Tour (full day)

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If you have just one day to visit Malta, then this tour is best suited for you! Price quoted is for an eight-hour tour, which includes the main sites normally visited by travellers to Malta, however, tailor-made tours can be arranged where clients can choose to visit other places, if they wish. From the old and silent city of Mdina to the rich capital, Valletta, walk through the prehistoric temple of Hagar Qim and take a traditional boat or dip your feet in the mesmerizing sea around the Blue Grotto, this tour takes visitors to Malta on a journey around the island and across thousand of years. Clients may request to stop to take pictures along the way any time. Please note that price quoted does not include any entry/admission fees to churches, museums, and other places nor any boat trips.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$354.20
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$354.20
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Hagar Qim temple (UNESCO), Limestone Heritage & Marsaxlokk Market guided tour

Hagar Qim temple (UNESCO), Limestone Heritage & Marsaxlokk Market guided tour

The guided tour starts with a visit to one of Malta’s oldest quarries which has been transformed into an attraction for tourists and locals alike and which provides a vivid account of one of Malta’s leading skills – the use of limestone for building purposes, a skill that goes back thousands of years. The magic of Malta’s antiquity will be explained at Hagar Qim, Malta’s main pre-historic UNESCO site, overlooking the wide expanse of the blue Mediterranean and the islet of Filfa. From Hagar Qim you will proceed to Wied iz-Zurrieq where (weather permitting – boat price not included) you can take a boat trip to the Blue Grotto, renowned for its crystal clear waters. After lunch, we drive through local vineyards right up to the idyllic fishing village of Marsaxlokk. You will have time to stroll through the local market set out on its waterfront. Later we proceed to the cave at Ghar Dalam where archaeologists have unearthed ample proof that Malta once formed part of the European landmass.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.09
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$75.09

Carpe Diem Malta - A Private day trip around Malta

Carpe Diem Malta - A Private day trip around Malta

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Seize the day and book an unforgettable trip around Malta for your party! This excursion will give you a personal insight into what people have found fascinating about Malta for thousands of years. Hopefully, it will give you a thirst to discover more - ask your guide about returning to places of interest or visiting our sister Island Gozo and even a private boat charter.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$431.36
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$431.36
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Let's Explore the Maltese Islands! (Private Group)

Let's Explore the Maltese Islands! (Private Group)

This tour is a combination of local lifestyle, culture, Maltese tradition and history! So if you want a taste of what Malta is like, then this is the tour just for you!
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$128.80
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$128.80
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8 days best of Malta guided tour

8 days best of Malta guided tour

This tour will enable you to discover the best of Malta. The Maltese islands include the main islands of Malta, Gozo and Comino. The islands lie at the cross-roads of the Mediterranean and are filled with history and colour. Malta’s capital city Valletta is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as are Malta’s famous Megalithic Temples and the Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum. Valletta is described by UNESCO as “one of the most concentrated historic areas in the world.” Valletta has also been listed in CNN’s 20 most beautiful World Heritage Sites.
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  • 8 days
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$917.69
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$917.69
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One Day In Malta

One Day In Malta

This day tour allows you to discover at your own pace, the most important landmarks across the island of Malta.This is an ideal tour as a shore excursions - A walking tour of Valletta’s historic center. As you walk past Valletta’s landmarks, your private tour guide will explain the city’s history and the stories hiding behind the imposing facades. - You can opt to visit St. John’s Cathedral. - A walking tour of Mdina. Malta’s former capital was the ‘Notable City’ in the Middle Ages. Home to Malta’s nobility, it has retained its medieval charm whilst harmoniously assimilating splendid baroque and neo architecture. - Marsaxlokk fishing village. Here you can enjoy a stroll along the harbor or have lunch. - The Blue Grotto. A photo stop or weather permitting you can do the 20 minute boat trip. - Hagar Qim Temples. These megalithic temples, World Heritage Site are testimony to the building expertise of the Stone Age.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$271.68
Price varies by group size
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$271.68
Price varies by group size
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