Temples Tour (Pick-up, Transfer, Tickets & Drop-off Included)

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

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Operated by: A4 DMC

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Stop At: Tarxien Temples

he Tarxien Temples are an archaeological complex in Tarxien, Malta. They date to approximately 3150 BC. The site was accepted as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992 along with the other Megalithic temples on the island of Malta.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Hagar Qim Temples

Ħaġar Qim is a megalithic temple complex found on the Mediterranean island of Malta, dating from the Ġgantija phase. The Megalithic Temples of Malta are among the most ancient religious sites on Earth, described by the World Heritage Sites committee as "unique architectural masterpieces."

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Mnajdra Temples

Mnajdra is a megalithic temple complex found on the southern coast of the Mediterranean island of Malta. Mnajdra is approximately 500 metres from the Ħaġar Qim megalithic complex.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Ghar Dalam Cave and Museum

Għar Dalam is a 144 metre long phreatic tube and cave, or cul-de-sac, located in the outskirts of Birżebbuġa, Malta. The cave contains the bone remains of animals that were stranded and subsequently became extinct in Malta at the end of the Last Glacial Maximum.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Domus Romana

The Domvs Romana sheds light on the private life and habits of an ancient Roman aristocrat. Very little was recovered of the noble Roman town house (domvs) itself, but the intricate mosaics and other artefacts that survived for centuries are testimony enough to the original richness of this dwelling. Accidentally discovered in 1881, this site and the mosaics within, had the first ever purposely-built structure in the Maltese Islands meant to protect an archaeological site and collection within it. Most of the Roman artefacts and antiquities, including the few remaining marble pieces scattered in the streets of Mdina, were transferred to this museum, officially opened in 1882. The museum then continued to serve as a repository for all the Roman artefacts found around the Island. Throughout the years, the museum went through various renovations which included the addition of a façade with a triangular pediment and a large rectangular display room.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: National Museum of Natural History

The repository for the National Biological Collections with almost 1 million specimens in the collections. A Flying squid washed ashore in the 1980s, a 4000-year-old mummified Nile crocodile, the skull of a False Killer Whale Pseudorca crassidens, the fossilised head of a Crocodilian Tomistoma gaudense, found in Gozo’s rocks and the tooth of the Giant White Shark Charcarocles megalodon steal the show in the natural history collections as do the birds in the new habitats hall. Housed in a stellar location in an 18th-century palace within the fortified city of Mdina, the National Museum of Natural History has a long history to tell. The palace was constructed in the Parisian Baroque style by Grand Master Antonio Manoel de Vilhena in 1724 and served as a temporary hospital during the 1837 cholera outbreak as a sanitorium for British troops in 1860 and a hospital of tuberculosis patients till January 1956.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: St Paul's Catacombs

Serving as a burial ground from Punic, Roman and Byzantine times the St Paul’s Catacombs represent the earliest and largest archaeological evidence of Christianity in Malta. It’s association to the saint derives from the myth that this cluster of catacombs was once connected with St Paul’s Grotto. Although this remains a myth, recent research shows that the two, originally formed part of a considerably large cemetery just outside of the ancient city of Melite. Indeed, it is now known that the hypogea were located in a cemetery with a very long history of use starting in, at least, the 3rd or 4th c. BC. The catacombs form a typical complex of interconnected underground Roman cemeteries that were in use up to the 7th, and possibly the 8th centuries AD. They are located at Ħal Bajjada area, which is also known as Tad-Dlam.

Duration: 45 minutes
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