The Ancient Temples of Magical Malta
Neil’s Book – ‘Malta & Gozo, A Megalithic Journey’
An Eight Day Tour of the Ancient and Historical Sites of Malta and Gozo
The ancient temples of the sunny Mediterranean islands of Malta and Gozo are a real wonder of the megalithic World. Dating from the Early Neolithic they are a unique phenomenon but the answer to the mystery of who built these sophisticated buildings at a time when the British Stone Builders were merely constructing stone circles, has never come near to being answered. The beautiful archipelago of Malta has had a fascinating history with many layers brought to the islands by various cultures. After the enigmatic megalithic architects were the Phoenicians and Romans, the Knights of St John and the British, finally leading to independence. On our tour of ancient and historical Malta we will visit a great selection of temples together with fantastic sites from many periods in its rich history.
Our full and varied ancient and historical sites tour of Malta and Gozo will be based in the town of Sleima where our hotel is right on the edge of the Mediterranean and from here we will explore the many wonderful sites of these majestic islands listed in the proposed itinerary below.
Proposed Itinerary of Ancient, Mystical and Historical Sites of Malta and Gozo
Day 1. Collection from Malta Airport and transfer to our Seafront Hotel in Sliema
Neil will meet you at Malta airport and transfer you to our Hotel on the seafront at Sliema. You will then have the rest of the day to take in the town and sea views. The hotel is on a B&B basis but those who would like to will be able to meet up for dinner.
Day 2. A Tour of Ancient Sites of Malta
Hagar Qim Ancient Temple
Mnajdra Ancient Temple
Lunch near the Blue Grotto
Clapham Junction Ancient track-ruts. These hundreds of parallel lines cut deep into the rocky hillside are an amazing ancient mystery.
Day 3. Another Day Touring the Ancient and Historical Sites of Malta
Tarxien Ancient Temples
Lunch break in the sea-side town of Marsaxlokk with its wonderfully painted fishing boats
Ghar Dalam Cave, a massively important Maltese site
Mosda Church & Dome, where a miracle occurred during WWII, when a bomb fell through the massive dome, but did not explode missing the gathered congregation.
Day 4. A day in Valetta, Malta’s Capitol
A day in the Capital City of Valletta. We will begin with a visit to the National Museum of Archaeology and will then be free to explore this amazing small city either in the group or off on your own. If you feel like a boat trip you could take the ferry at the end of the day across the bay and back to Sliema.
Day 5. A well earned free day in Sliema or around the Island
A free day to relax by the sea or take in the shops, bars and restaurants of Sliema. The local buses are frequent, so you could easily head off around the island.
Day 6. A day in Rebat and Mdina
Today we will visit the spectacular hill top town of Rebat and the citadel of Mdina with its wonderful views across the island and the Mediterranean. Here we will visit the cave where St. John is said to have lived in 60 AD and the nearby extensive complex of catacombs. On the way back to the hotel we will take in the beautiful St. Antoine Gardens
Day 7. A tour of the Island of Gozo
Picturesque Ferry crossing from Malta to Gozo
Ggantija Ancient Temples – Biggest Temple of the islands (amazing)
The Ancient Citadel
Xlendi Bay (lunch break)
Azure Window & Inland Sea
Fontana Historic Washing fountains & Craft Shops
Day 8. Head for the airport and home with your memories
Early Bird Price Available until 31st December 2017 – £900
Cost of the 8 day Ancient, Mystical & Historical Sites Tour of Malta & Gozo – £950 from 1st January 2018
(single supplement £80)
Included – All transport from being met and being dropped off at Malta airport. Most site entrance fees & B&B in the hotel. Not Included – Flights to and from Malta and holiday/travel insurance. Please do ensure that you take out adequate travel insurance.
(Flights are available from Air Malta & RyanAir from around £100. If you would like assistance please email Neil)
Deposits can also be made here via Paypal (includes £10 Paypal fee per person)
Pictures from Ħaġar Qim & Mnajdra Temples
Pictures from Ggantija, Skorba & Ta’ Ħaġret Temples
Miscellaneous pictures from Malta
Just a few Maltese artefacts