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Approximately 3½ Hours
Meals not included
This excursion showcases the archaeology of Malta -- long associated with pre-historic, megalithic structures that date back 6,000 years. These predate the pyramids of Egypt making them among the most ancient sacred sites on Earth and a UNESCO World Heritage Site described as 'unique architectural masterpieces'.
Watch a short audio-visual presentation in the Visitor Center; then, proceed to Hagar Qim temple. The purpose of the mysterious structures here is the subject of much debate. Your guide will walk you through, giving you an insight into this fascinating temple. Then, take a look at the Mnajdra Temples in the distance. It is claimed that the southern temple is full of significant solar alignments. These megalithic sites are perhaps the best preserved and most evocative of Malta's prehistoric sites.
A short drive brings you to the Archaeological Museum in Valletta, which offers context surrounding the sites you've just visited. The museum is housed in the former Auberge de Provence, built in 1575. View important exhibits found in Hagar Qim, such as the female figurines, the fertility goddess and Venus de Malta, as well as a collection of archaeological finds from all over the island.
Wear comfortable walking shoes. Shade is limited; please dress accordingly. Bring a hat and wear biodegradable sunscreen. Use of an audio headset (include) will enhance your tour experience. Each guest is responsible for returning his/her headset after the tour; missing or damaged headsets incur a fee of EUR80.