This itinerary is subject to change.

April 9 - 16, 2022

DAY 0 - (April 9) - Arrival day

Arrivals in Malta.

Evening presentation.

Hotel Osborne in Valletta.

Walking tour of Valletta following presentation.

DAY 1 - (April 10)

Catch ferry to Three Cities for a walking tour of the area and to enjoy Easter festivities.

Lunch in the three cities.

ferry back to Valletta.

National Museum of Archaeology (at 3:30 pm), free time and dinner in Valletta.

DAY 2 - (April 11)

Ferry to Gozo.

Gozo - Ggantija Temples - lunch - a walk in the countryside depends much on the weather.

Dwejra or visit Ta Pinu Church.

Cittadella walking tour (Archaeology Museum & perhaps the old prison) - Dinner at Marsalforn or Xlendi.

Ferry back to Malta.

DAY 3 - (April 12)

Skorba and Ta Hagrat temples.

lunch at Mgarr (we can ask Parish church to open the church for us)

Cart ruts (Clapham Junction).

Dinner in Valletta.

DAY 4 - (April 13)

Ghar Dalam cave & Museum, Blue grotto for lunch.

Optional boat ride to the blue grotto.

Hagar Qim and Mnajdra.

Dinner in Valletta.

DAY 5 - (April 14)

Rabat Roman Domus & Catacombs (we could add Palazzo Falson).


Free time.

Evening walking tour of Mdina followed by dinner at Mdina.

DAY 6 - (April 15)

Start at Marsaxlokk fishing village.

Quick snack.

Hal Saflieni Hypogeum.

Tarxien Temples.

Free evening.

Dinner in Vittoriosa.

DAY 7 - (April 16)

Flights out.


The Archaeology Channel Tours: Land of Forgotten Temples, Malta

An Educational Tour Designed for Archaeological Legacy Institute (ALI). In partnership with Heritage Malta.

A tour led by David Cardona and Jennifer Bugeja, experts from Heritage Malta.

This 7-day tour will lead you through beautiful Malta, and its sister island Gozo, to see the oldest megalithic temples on Earth, as well as many other important places in Malta's history. You will be staying in four-star comfort at the Osborne Hotel.

The tour is based in beautiful Vallette, Malta's capital, and features excursions to the Ggantija Temples of Gozo, and many temples on Malta, including Skorba, Ta Hagrat, Hagar Qim, and more. In addition, you will visit historic sites such as Ghar Dalam Cave, which houses the remains of extinct neolithic animals, and St. Paul's catacombs, where people of all religions were laid to rest between 200 and 700 AD.

Since no one can enjoy Malta without also experiencing the local culture, you will also have the chance to visit Marsaxlokk, a fishing village that has been in the industry since Roman times. The tour will also feature ample opportunities to taste Malta's exquisite cuisine.

Lodgings: Osborne Hotel

Total Price: $2900 per participant. (assuming double occupancy; single lodging fee $424 will be added)

Registration fee: $1000 to ALI by registration deadline of January 9, 2022. (included in total price)

Costs not included: tourist visas (for those outside the US and EU), personal travel insurance, airfare to & from Malta, alcoholic beverages.

Date: April 9 - 16, 2022

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