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Valletta Malta Blue Grotto Excursion and Market at Marsaxlokk

Valletta, Malta (Excursion ID S3414)

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  • Duration
    4 hours
  • Activity Level
  • Minimum Age
    All Ages
  • Languages
    EN | FR | DE


  • Round trip transportation from your Valletta Malta Cruise pier!
  • Air-conditioned and fully licensed transportation!
  • English, French, German and Italian speaking certified guide!
  • Stop at Blue Grotto and Marsaxlokk village!
  • Free time at Marsaxlokk market!

Have you ever wondered if what people say about the striking blue waters of the Mediterranean are really true? Find out for yourself on this incredible water experience! Venture to the Blue Grotto and the famous Marsaxlokk Sunday Market.

You will meet your guide outside your Valletta cruise port to drive to The Blue Grotto, a group of caverns on the southeast coast of Malta not far from the fishermen's harbor. When the sun shines, until about 1:00 PM, each day, the effect is astounding! The waters of the Mediterranean Sea are actually mirrored on the walls and ceilings of the caves, creating a brilliant display of dark shades of blue! Below the surface of the waters, you will see the different phosphorescent colors of red, mauve, green, orange, and yellow. In some of the caverns, these colors are also mirrored on the walls. Weather permitting, and at an additional 8 Euros per person to be paid onsite, you can take a 25-minute boat trip around the caverns themselves during your time at the site.

The fishing village of Marsaxlokk is your next destination! There is a famous Sunday market here with a tremendous variety of items for sale. It should come as no surprise that the market is best known for the fresh catch of the day of fish (e.g., swordfish, tuna, lampuki) and other seafood. The items sold here have expanded over the years, well beyond simply fish. You can also purchase local honey, jams, wine, vegetables, clothing, and souvenirs. You will have 1.5 hours of free time to explore this charming village!

At the conclusion of your experience, your guide will return you to your Valletta Malta cruise port. You now know the true beauty of the Mediterranean waters and have your own fish story to tell!

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Admire one of the most beautiful natural wonders of Malta, the Blue Grotto. These caves combine with the sunlight and the surrounding chain of caves to reflect tons of blues. Afterward, you will have free time to do some shopping at the popular Sunday market at Marsaxlokk.


2 Reviews

Kansas City, Missouri
The perfect Sunday!
     5/5  (Visited on May 2019)
Very nice trip, we were fortunate to take the boat ride to the caverns of Blue Grotto, the weather was great. Everything else was good, my mom bought a lot of souvenirs.
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Loved it!
     5/5  (Visited on March 2018)
With everything being closed on Sunday, this was absolute perfect way to spend our Sunday morning. We were traveling on the Pacific Princess that was in port on Sunday and found this excursion through Shore Excursioneer. It was a short 30 minute ride to the Blue Grotto and the landscape was truly inspiring. Although this is not a private excursion, we were fortunate to be the only ones who were doing this tour (our party of 5) We could not miss out on the boat ride through the caves. Luck was in our side and there was one boat rental available which we gladly paid for. The boat ride was another 30 minutes approximately. The water was sky clear and you can see the sand and fish swimming through. We felt completely comfortable with our helmsman who was so kind and gave us a brief description. We returned to our transportation for a 30 minute drive to Marsaxlokk , and the attraction is the market. We ate lunch and I must say it was the best seafood we have ever tasted. Being a fishing village, the food is fresh and with recipes passed down to generations. We tried a typical Maltese soup that translates to "widows soup" and another soup I cannot recall the name but it was delicious fish soup. The locals here were really friendly and enjoy welcoming tourists. This was truly a unique experience and much more than we expected!
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