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Archeological sites of Malta tours tickets info needed

Old Apr 6th, 2019, 11:20 AM
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Archeological sites of Malta tours tickets info needed

Planning Malta trip in May. We want to visit the archeological sites on Malta (Hagar Qim and ggaintija, etc) and maybe Gozo.Is there any entry ticket for them that I can purchase in advance on line? Is it possible to book a tour on site? Are the tickets for a specific date? We were there in 2018 but were too late to book for our last minute trip. We would consider a private tour guide. Private tour guide info would be welcomed. Don't want a big tour bus. Could we take a taxi to the sites?
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Old Apr 6th, 2019, 09:44 PM
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see www.heritagemalta.org for ticket info. There is a multi site pass you can buy online or on the ground at any of the sites.

Ggantija Temples are on Gozo.
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We have been to Malta 4 times and absolutely love it. We took a taxi from Valletta to the Hagar Qim and Mnjandra Temples. We did not have advanced tickets. The HQ sits on a hilltop and the MT is about 500 metres below that at the end of a walkway. I found the climb back up a little taxing. We used a guide book. I don't recall if a guided toured was an option. Another very interesting site is the Hypogeum. You will definitely need advanced tickets for here as they only allow 10 people in at a time. When we were there the next available time was 3 weeks away. I would also suggest going to Rabat. We toured the catacombs of St. Paul and St. Agatha. We did not have advanced tickets. The shoulder city of Mdina is a must see. We spent 3 nights on Gozo one year. We took advantage of the hop-on/hop-off bus that stops at 14 difference sites. The Ggantija Temple is one of them. We did not have advanced tickets.
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Thanks all. Dave, did you use specific taxi service to pre-book taxi ride to HQ? We tried bus last year back from Mdina and it got us to St Juliens but wait time was about 45 minutes and ride was an additional 45 minutes so this time around taxis might work better for us. Also can you describe how to get to Gozo and where did you stay there? We loved Malta too thus our return trip this year. Did you get to the fishing village Marsaxlakk? is that a day trip or an over night stay?
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To get to Gozo you can take a bus from Valletta or Sliema, or anywhere on the east coast up to the ferry terminal.

Marsaxlakk is close enough for a day trip. Go there for lunch and eat outside along the quay at one of the restaurants.
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he concierge at our hotel called the taxi for us. It arrived within 10 minutes. It was not expensive and was only 20-30 minutes from Valletta. Of course timing can be everything in Malta these days because of construction. Access to the site was easy and there were not a lot of people there.

We stayed on Gozo before our stay in Valletta. We had arrange our transfer (30 Euro) from the airport to Gozo through our hotel. The ferry over to Gozo cost 5 Euro but you don't pay until your return trip. You can place your luggage in a secured locker for the 20 minute shuttle over. Some people brought their luggage on the ferry themselves which didn't seem to pose a problem. We stayed at the Grand Hotel which overlooks the ferry terminal. It was a wonderful place to stay. The breakfast buffet was quite substantial. There is an outdoor pool on the 4th floor which was a great place to unwind after a busy day site seeing. We would not hesitate to return. Note: The hop-on/hop-off bus costs 20 Euro with buses coming about every 45 minutes.

We have been to the fishing village during one of our stays on Malta. There is no need to stay overnight. It is only a 30 minute jaunt from Valletta. I am sure there are a number of companies doing tours there daily.
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