The first stop is at VITTORIOSA, one of the three cities and the place where the Knights of St. John first set foot when they arrived in Malta in 1530. This old fortified city lies on the south east of the Grand Harbour and is also house to Fort St. Angelo. The tour continues to the cave of Ghar Dalam, (Cave of Darkness) a prehistoric site renowned for its Palaeontology, archaeology and ecology importance. The animal bones found within are evident proof that Malta was once linked to Sicily and to mainland Europe by a land bridge. Marsaxlokk, a quaint village with colourful boats, active fishermen and an open market concludes this tour.
COSPICUA & SENGLA
Drive through the streets of the cities visiting
The Vedette (watch tower used by the Knights)
Walk through the streets of Vittoriosa visiting
City Gate Entrance - Couvre de Porte
The Vittoriosa Parish Museum
Fort St. Angelo
The Auberge d’Angleterre
The Church of Saint Lawrence
The Inquisitors Palace
The Maritime Museum
Bastions and Ramparts
GHAR DALAM CAVE
The site consists of a cave, a Victorian style exhibition and a didactic display as well as a garden planted with indigenous plants and trees.
Layers of stone containing the fossil bones of dwarf elephants, hippopotami, micro-mammals and birds among other species are still evident. (Entrance fee).
This is a photo opportunity to capture the colourful boats in this quaint fishing village as well as a chance to visit the open market that is setup along the promenade. You may wish to avail yourself from the various restaurants and have a light meal.
END OF TOUR
Return to the cruise terminal or to your starting point.
THE 3 CITIES,
GHAR DALAM CAVE,
Tour code: PHD 04
Meduim - walks on uneven ground at times, with a hill and few stairs to climb.
€295 - 1 to 3 persons
€360 - 4 to 6 persons
€425 - 7 to 12 persons
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Round trip transport to all sites on itinerary by private car with A/C
The service of a fully licensed guide
Meals & Drinks
€20 per tour for tours operated on Sundays and Public Holidays
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If you are on a cruise your tour leaves from the ship terminal or
if you are already on land this tour will start at an agreed location once booking is made. Tour ends at your respective starting point.
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