Here's 10 of the best Malta excursions, including a day trip to the blue lagoon, Gozo sightseeing tours, Malta markets and more. These day trips in Malta will helps you see all the top attractions.
Malta Sightseeing Tours
Due to its relatively small size, anyone visiting Malta can easily base themselves in one place, and then take a series of day trips to see the Malta tourist attractions.
All of the following 10 best Malta day trips are available through Get Your Guide. This is the site I use when booking my own tours when travelling. They're reliable, and the site is super easy to navigate.
I've given a brief description of each of the Malta excursions, and then you can click on the button underneath to find out more.
Hop-On Hop-Off Malta Bus Tour
The Hop-On Hop-Off bus is still an excellent way to see more of Malta. There's two routes to choose from - The North Route (blue), and the South Route (red). With regular buses every 30 minutes, clearly marked drop-off and pick-up points, and commentary along the way, this Malta sightseeing bus is suitable for both people with limited time in Malta, and those who are staying longer who might choose to take both Hop-on Hop-off routes on different days. Click the button below for more information on this very economical way to go sightseeing in Malta.
Megalithic Temples of Malta Tour
For anyone with interest in the ancient past, a tour of the Megalithic Temples of Malta is a must. In fact, a group of these are designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and are thought to be the oldest temples in Europe. Discover these strange temples with their unique carvings in the company of an expert guide. Share theories as to who built the Megalithic Temples of Malta and why, and enjoy this trip to the past. More information by clicking through below.
Gozo, Comino, Blue Lagoon, & Sea Caves: Full-Day Sightseeing
Departing from Bugibba harbour, this is one of the best blue lagoon Malta boat trips. During the day, there is ample time to swim at both the Blue Lagoon and the Crystal Lagoon. Make sure to take photos of the incredible coastline, and also enjoy some time on Gozo. Read the full details on the blue grotto Malta boat trip by using the button below.
Full-Day Gozo Island Excursion from Malta
The smaller island of Gozo is a lot more laid back than the main island Malta. As such, it's ideal to make a day trip to Gozo. During this excursion, you'll visit ancient temples, admire the rugged coastline, and have an Instagram moment at the Bay of Xlendi.
Malta by Segway: Dingli Funtastic
Who needs a Malta walking tour, when you can use a Segway! It's also got a bit of a twist, as rather than a tour of Valletta (which might be the obvious choice), it instead takes you to the cliffs near Dingli for breathtaking views. Surely it's worth trying, just for the name Dingli itself! It's only a short tour, but a unique experience, and one that will look great on Instagram or even YouTube after your trip to Malta!
Mdina Audio Tour with Map and Directions
I really like this idea, as sometimes guided tours can feel a bit rushed. So, this gives you the option to explore Mdina in Malta at your own pace using the map and audio tour. It's really cheap as well, with prices starting at around 5 euro. A bit of a no-brainer if you ask me!
Valletta: Medieval Walking Tour & The Malta Experience
Valletta simply has to be explored when visiting Malta. I'd recommend both a little aimless wandering to discover things by yourself, and then a guided tour to give you a deeper insight. This tour is a great way to discover the stories behind the magnificent medieval buildings in Valletta, and learn some of the history of the island. This is a walking tour, so if you're a step counter, you'll probably be on a winning streak by the end of the four hour Valetta Malta points of interest tour.
Valletta and 3 Cities Private 4-Hour Shore Excursion
Are you arriving in Malta on a cruise and only have limited time for a shore excursion? Make the most of your time in Malta with this 4 hour private tour. You'll get to see the incredible highlights of the Valletta UNESCO buildings, explore medieval streets, and learn of the history of Malta as your look over glorious views of Valletta harbour.
Blue Grotto & Sunday Market at Marsaxlokk Fishing Village
The Marsaxlokk Fishing Village is something I would recommend every visitor to Malta should see. It's not just the market, but also the small boats bobbing in the harbour that give it a feeling of stepping back in time. This particular day trip in Malta combines the village with a trip to to Blue Grotto. read on for more details.
Malta: 5-Hour Lazy Pirate Boat Party with Drinks & Food
Ok, this Malta boat trip isn't going to be for everyone, but those that do go know how to have a good time! Have a beer, walk the plank, listen to some good music and have a night in Malta to remember on the Pirate Party Boat!
Game of Thrones Locations in Malta
I guess given the worldwide phenomenon that is Game of Thrones, I should really mention a few places in Malta that were used for filming!
Malta was used as a filming location for season one of Game of Thrones, and perhaps the most famous location was the Azure Window. This was used as the backdrop for Khal Drogo and Daenerys Targaryen’s wedding.
Sadly, the Azure Window collapsed a couple of years ago. In fact, I may have been one of the last people to see it standing! (Honest, I didn't have anything to do with it!).
So, please don't plan your trip to Malta thinking that you can see the Azure Window, as it's not there!
The remaining Game of Thrones locations are relatively minor, with many of them being in Mdina. As no official tour of Game of Thrones locations in Malta is available, you'd need to visit them yourself.
This article provides some useful information: 8 Game of Thrones locations in Malta you can visit right now.
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