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Tuesday 17 March 2015 

Morning Historical Tour: Prehistoric Temples Tour Price: EUR 35 (minimum no. of pax 17)

A drive to the southern part of Malta leads to Għar Dalam, a cave of great archaeological and geological importance. The complex does not simply include the cave itself but also a very interesting museum which displays fossilized remains of prehistoric animals of the glacial period. The garden which separates the museum from the cave is also of particular interest due to the mysterious cart-ruts discovered on site and the endemic flora planted along the way. 

Following is a visit to two Neolithic temples by the sea, Ħagar Qim (which dates back to c. 2,000BC) and Mnajdra (which dates back to c. 3,400BC). Constructed solely of local limestone, the temples stand high on the cliffs overlooking the islet of Fifla, offering a picture-perfect view. The two temples form part of an archaeological park which includes a recently opened visitors’ centre. The welcoming video and the interactive displays set up in this centre are extremely informative and can be enjoyed by children and adults alike.  

 

Wednesday 18 March 2015 

Morning School Tour visiting institutions where Home Economics and/or Textiles Studies are taught 

Price: EUR 15 (max no. of pax 50)   

 

Afternoon Sightseeing Tour: Blue Grotto & Marsaxlokk Tour Price: EUR 25 (minimum no. of pax 17)

The tour starts with a drive to Wied iz-Zurrieq, site of the picturesque Blue Grotto – the prefect scene for all photography enthusiasts. Weather permitting, there is the option to take a boat ride to the Grotto to view the beautiful underwater flora. Of particular interest are the cliff-sides which offer a great opportunity to observe and appreciate the various Maltese geological layers. 

After Wied iz-Zurrieq, the tour proceeds to Marsaxlokk, a fishing village in the south of the Island. Free time at Marsaxlokk allows visitors to stroll around the open market, taking in the smells of the food stalls and the beautiful artisanship of the traditional souvenirs on sale. Having fresh fish always available, it is not surprising that the restaurants of the village specialize in fish and seafood dishes. 

 

Thursday 19 March 2015

Morning Eco-cultural Tour visiting local food or craft industries (incl. light lunch) 

Price: EUR 35 (minimum no. of pax 14)   

 

Afternoon Cultural Tour visiting a local festa sponsored by Malta Tourism Authority

 

Sunday 22 March 2015

Morning Eco-cultural Tour visiting local food or craft industries 

Price: EUR 35 (minimum no. of pax 14)   

 

Day Tour:  Gozo Full Day Tour Price: EUR 55  (minimum no. of pax 17)

Malta’s sister island, Gozo, is reached by a twenty-minute ferry crossing from Cirkewwa. Gozo offers a completely different experience to visitors, especially because of the relaxing atmosphere which dominates its countryside villages. The tour starts with a visit to the Ġgantija prehistoric temples, dating from c. 3600BC to 3200BC. The ancient builders of these imposing structures made use of huge stones which led to the name of the site. In fact, popular tradition used to assign the building of the temples to giants, in Maltese ‘ġganti’.  Close to these temples, in the same village of Xaghra, one can also visit Ta’ Kola Windmill, one of the few surviving windmills which date back to the time of the Order of St John. 

The tour then proceeds to Dwejra, to admire the famous ‘Azure Window’, Fungus Rock and the Inland Sea, geological formation that will definitely be of interest both to geology enthusiasts as well as to photography lovers.  Next stop is the Citadel, particular for its medieval features. Finally, the tour ends with a visit to the village of Marsalforn, popular for its beautiful waters and sea-side promenade. 


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