Blue Grotto And Sunday Market At Marsaxlokk Fishing Village Tour - Valletta

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Overview

During this tour you will visit 2 places. Blue Grotto where you will have a chance to do a boat ride for an extra charge and see the fantastic caves and Marsaxlokk fishing village where you can eat a delicious fish lunch or also buy fish and many more items from the market.

Highlights

  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Perfect for all ages and skill level
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

Know More about this tour

You will first drive to the Blue Grotto. The Blue Grotto is actuallya number of sea caverns on the southern coast of Malta, west ofthe Wied iz-Zurrieq harbour and across the small uninhabitedislet of Filfla. Everyday from sunrise until about 1300 hrs, a uniquesight can be observed here. The caves location combined with thesunlight lead to the water mirroring shows numerous shades ofblue. Several caverns mirror the brilliant phosphorescent coloursof the underwater flora; other caverns show a deep dark shade ofblue. If weather permits, you can do a 25 minute boat trip aroundthe caves for an extra cost.

You will then drive to the fishing village of Marsaxlokk.Marsaxlokk is a very popular attraction for tourists and localsbecause fresh fish and seafood caught during the same morningcan be bought. The market is very interesting and attractive asmany different items are sold. Although the market was originally afish market, it has developed and now it also sells locally producedhoney, fruit jams, wine as well as vegetables, souvenirs and clothes.Free time will be given in this picturesque village.

Inclusions for Blue Grotto And Sunday Market At Marsaxlokk Fishing Village Tour

  • Local taxes
  • Live commentary on board
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Exclusions for Blue Grotto And Sunday Market At Marsaxlokk Fishing Village Tour

  • Food and drinks
  • Boat ride

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A small amount of walking is involved

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • This is a half day tour. We couldn't sail to the Blue Grotto as the sea was too rough but saw it from above. The market we found disappointing and just too crowded. Note that the restaurants don't like you to just have a drink at lunch. Marsaxlokk is pretty, especially the boats and the church but there are just too many visitors on market day to really appreciate it.

  • Because we were staying in old town Valletta, we had to walk 15-min to another hotel for pickup. After about 20 hotel stops over the next hour, we wished they had a central pickup point in the other towns too. The small boats at the Blue Grotto are an additional 8 per person for a 20 minute ride around the rocks. The blue was more visible in pictures than in person. Not as dramatic as the Blue Grotto in Capri, Italy. There was only enough time in Marsaxlokk to browse through the market because it was so crowded. We would have liked more time to have lunch at one of the many seafood cafes around the harbor. Worth a visit but go on your own to fully enjoy a meal there.

  • The weather didn't allow for the actual visit to the blue grotto, but you could see it from above. The market was very crowded and it wasn't very interesting to me, we were left there for too long, with nothing to do but walk around the market, no such tour since nothing was explained at the fishing village. At most it would take an hour to walk around and then get back on the bus. Gozo is a much better option if you're going to do a tour in the Malta area.

  • The Blue Grotto visit was subject to weather conditions it was windy and the boats were not running. This was obviously not the fault of the tour operator but without visiting the 'highlight' and only getting the opportunity to glimpse at it from above, it was not an experience I could rate highly. Marsaxlokk market is huge and there is so much to see I didn't find we had enough time there. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and pleasant.

  • Very nice trip, except we did not go to the Blue Grotto due to too much wind. Everything else was good

  • Good tour but felt a bit rushed.

  • Don't know why the boat trip at the Blue Grotto wasn't included and the difference added to the price of the tour. Also would've liked it turned into a day tour so that nearby ancient temples Mnajdra and Hagar Qim could be included as well. Overall though, the market was enjoyable with plenty of time to fully explore, plus the Blue Grotto up close was amazing.

  • Take public bus instead! Price does not include grotto boat ride (€8 pp) and the guide didn and #39;t give much info about Malta along the way. You and #39;re basically paying for bus rides, which you can do much cheaper on the reliable public bus system. We left the tour in Marsaxlokk to explore on our own.

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