This itinerary is subject to change.

March 18th - 25th, 2023

DAY 0 - (March 18) - Arrival day

All day: Arrivals in Malta; Osborne Hotel

Evening: Dinner at the hotel (7:30 pm)

Opening presentation about Malta at the hotel by Vanessa Ciantar (8:30 pm)

DAY 1 - (March 19)

Morning:Leave hotel 8:15 am to catch ferry to Gozo (9 am). Visit Xewkija windmill and Ggantija temples.

Afternoon: Lunch at Cittadella (Ta Rikkardu) and then go for a walk. Visit Dwerja and/or Zebbug depending on road works.

Evening: Ferry back to Malta (5 pm). Visit the upper Barakka Gardens for photos. Several dinner options.

Guide -- Joe Misfud

DAY 2 - (March 20)

Morning: Solstice Mnajdra (depart 8:45 am). Packed breakfast from hotel. Visit Hagar Qim and Mnajdra Temples.

Afternoon: Blue Grotto for a quick lunch + boat ride. Then wine tasting at Meridiana.

Evening: Dinner in Valletta. Several dinner options

Guide -- Maria Micallef

DAY 3 - (March 21)

Morning: National Museum of Archaeology (8:45 am). Take van to Mgarr (10:15 am), to visit Skorba and Ta Hagrat temples.

Afternoon: Lunch at farmer's bar in Mgarr. Head back to Valleta for a tour focusing on WW2 and visit Fort St. Elmo.

Evening: Free time, and then Taste History Dinner at Malta Maritime Museum.

Guides -- Joe Mifsud & Maria Micallef

DAY 4 - (March 22)

Morning: Van to Tarxien (8:45 am). Visit Tarxien Temples and Hypogeum/Kordin Temples. Van to Inquisitor's Palace in Vittoriosa

Afternoon: Lunch at Inquisitor's Palace. Visit Vittoriosa: Collachio, Couvre Port, and finish at Fort St. Angelo.

Evening: Take ferry back to Valletta. Dinner in Valletta.

Guide -- Joe Misfud

DAY 5 - (March 23)

Morning: St. Paul's Catacombs (8:45 am), then visit Domus Romana.

Afternoon: Lunch in Rabat. Head back to Valletta.

Evening: Free time and then a walking tour and dinner in Mdina.

Guide -- Joe Mifsud & Maria Micallef

DAY 6 - (March 24)

Morning: Ghar Dalam Cave & Museum (8:45 am). Visit Borġ in-Nadur, and then the fisherman village of Marsaxlokk.

Afternoon: If weather permits, packed lunch from hotel to eat at St. Peter's Pool. Then visit Tas-Silg site. Head back to Valetta and enjoy free time.

Evening: Good Friday procession (5pm) in Valletta and then dinner at hotel.

Guide -- Maria Micallef

DAY 7 - (March 25)

All day: Flights out.


The Archaeology Channel Tours: Land of Forgotten Temples, Malta

An Educational Tour Designed for Archaeological Legacy Institute (ALI).

A tour led by Maria Micallef and Joseph Mifsud, experts on Malta history and prehistory.

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 Valletta, 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 AD 200 and 700.

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: $3100 per participant. (assuming double occupancy; single lodging fee $464 will be added)

Registration fee: $1400 to ALI by registration deadline of January 18th, 2023. (included in total price)

Costs not included: Personal travel insurance, airfare to and from Malta, gratuities for service providers (such as waiters, drivers, maids), and alcoholic beverages

Date: March 18 - 25, 2023

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