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valetta and blue grotto in one day?

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valetta and blue grotto in one day?

We are arriving valetta via cruise ship. We are traveling with teenagers who want to swim at Blue Grotto, but would also like to tour valetta (upper barrakks, etc.) Is this possible in 5 hours? If not, and we decide to got to Blue Grotto, how do we get there and how long will all this take?

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1. Re: valetta and blue grotto in one day?

I didn't realise it was only 5 hours. Contact Kevin Taxis and get a price from him. Allow 30minutes each way plus I guess about an hour to snorkel. This would still give you time to see some of Valletta.

http://www.tripadvisor.com/members/kevintaxis

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2. Re: valetta and blue grotto in one day?

You would be pushing it. Go with whatever your preference first then see if you have time left to do the other. If Valletta is more important, just do that. If Blue Grotto is, go there first then see how much time you have.

Taxi is the best way to go as you don't waste time

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3. Re: valetta and blue grotto in one day?

agree with Twirl .. you definitely cannot "really see" both . Valletta alone is pushing it in only 5 hours .. decide on your preference , take taxis and when you are done, evaluate if there is time . you are losing an hour or more just for the drive back and forth the the grotto .

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4. Re: valetta and blue grotto in one day?

I agree with Scubapro, it can be done. Allow 1 hour of travelling time and 1 hour to bathe in the beautiful waters of the Blue Grotto. You will have sufficient time to view the highlights of the capital like Castille's palace and St'John's cathedral.

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5. Re: valetta and blue grotto in one day?

We are arriving in Valletta on a cruise ship at the end of June.

We have a big family group including small kids and a baby.

We want to take private transport (mini bus and a driver) and do the Blue Grotto and Popeye's Village.

No idea of distances in Malta. How much time do we need?

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6. Re: valetta and blue grotto in one day?

Netre25 I can't quite understand why you want to go to Popeye Village on your only day in Malta but here is anyway.

Expect it to take around 45minutes to get there and for mini bus and driver try http://www.wembleys.net/

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