History in Stone

MLA-250 | Valletta, Malta | See Special Notes

Medical restriction (See special notes)

from $159.95*

*Price displayed in US Dollars unless otherwise noted; excursions priced in other currencies may be available on select voyages only. Prices are based on the amount Princess typically charges for each excursion, but your price may vary by voyage date and departure time.

Tour at a Glance

You will visit:

  • Ħaġar Qim Temple
  • The National Museum of Archaeology

You will see:


Excursion Length:
Approx. 4 hours

Tour Overview

Board your motor-coach and drive south to Qrendi where you shall be visiting the Hagar Qim temples, a megalithic temple complex found on the Mediterranean island of Malta, dating from the Ggantija phase (3600-3200BC). Drive then to Paola where you shall be visiting the Tarxien Temples.
These ancient ruins were once part of an imposing temple complex built by prehistoric man dating as far back as 3000 B.C, featuring a central building of three parallel sets of double apses. Walls exhibiting low relief work and friezes of animals and spiral patterns, a decorated altar table and a colossal stone statue, still remain.
Return to Valletta and the National Museum of Archaeology. The Museum is housed in the Auberge de Provence, built in 1571 after the Great Siege. The museum exhibits art and artifacts discovered at Malta's many prehistoric sites, which date from 5600 B.C. when the island was first settled to the Tarxien Phase circa 2500 B.C.

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Detailed itinerary

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Special Notes


This tour requires extensive walking over uneven and broken surfaces. Not recommended for guests with limited mobility or in wheelchairs.

Wear warm-weather clothing and comfortable walking shoes. Bring a hat and adequate sun protection.

Hagar Qim, Tarxien Temples and the Archaeology Museum are closed on 24, 25 & 31 December, 1 January & Good Friday. Use of an audio headset (included) will enhance your tour experience.

Medical Restriction:

Not suitable for people who suffer from claustrophobia.

Number of Steps/Walking Distance:

See detailed itinerary for information about walking distance

Wheelchair Accessibility:

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Camera/Video Restrictions:

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