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Approximately 4 hours
Board your coach and drive to the south of the island to the picturesque fishing village of Marsaxlokk where colorful luzzu fishing boats bob about in the quaint harbor. These boats are traditionally used to catch lampuki -- the National Fish.
Enjoy some free time to have a coffee and explore this village by the sea, including the quaint square dominated by the Parish church. Note at the top of the portico, the Virgin Mary herself is depicted riding on a luzzu.
If the fishermen are back from the sea, you may have a chance to meet with one of them. Otherwise your guide will have some stories to tell about the harbor, whose interesting history includes the hosting of the Malta Summit between US President George H. W. Bush and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. The summit signaled the end of the Cold War.
Next, board your coach for panoramic drive to cosmopolitan St Julian's. Once a simple fishing village, St Julian's' proximity to a cluster of top hotels and Malta's buzzing nightlife zone has seen it evolve into a gastronomic meeting point for foodies and wine-lovers. The Love Monument you'll see here was created by one of Malta's eminent architects -- Professor Richard England.
You'll stop at a quayside restaurant specializing in Maltese food to sample a selection of island delicacies and some local wines -- an authentic introduction to what the locals love to eat.
Afterwards, your guide will walk with you back to your transport and you'll drive back to the ship.
Please note: Market opening times are subject to change without prior notice.