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    Valletta, Malta’s golden-stone capital
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Historic Gems of Malta

Historic Gems of Malta

Malta

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Step back in time on this glorious Mediterranean island

This island nation’s strategic location in the middle of the Mediterranean, just south of Sicily, has created a fascinating history.

On our 8-day Malta tours you’ll get to explore its tiny 16th-century capital, Valletta, built by the Knights of St John.

Then travel even further back in time to around 3600 BC with a humbling visit to Hagar Qim (Worshipping Stones), a megalithic temple complex. Round off your historical immersion with a visit to the atmospheric towns of Mosta, Rabat and Mdina.

Including...

A car with a tickVIP door-to-door travel service

A suitcase with a tick Included travel insurance

A bed 7 nights in hotel

A plate with a knife and fork 10 meals: 7 breakfasts (days 2-8) 1 lunch (day 6) 2 dinners (days 1 and 7)

A person Tour manager

Plus...

  • International flights
  • Travel in destination by coach
  • Porterage

A camera Excursions and visits

  • Full-day tour of Valletta
  • Half-day excursion to Hagar Qim and Wied iz-Zurrieq
  • Full-day excursion to Gozo, including the Ggantija Temples
  • Half-day sightseeing tour of Mosta, Rabat and Mdina

Prices are based on return flights with Air Malta or British Airways from London Heathrow or Gatwick. Supplements may apply from other airports

A headset Portable audio headset system on excursions

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Day 1 UK to Valletta to- St Julian’s

Our VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your flight to Malta.

On arrival we transfer to your hotel in St Julian’s.


Day 2 Valletta

We introduce you to Valletta, the attractive 16th-century capital of the island and home to a grand harbour.

We take in St John’s Cathedral, filled with magnificent gifts from the Knights of St John. We’ll also visit Fort St Elmo, the National War Museum and Upper Barrakka Gardens.


Day 3 St Julian’s

Today is yours to spend as you please on this charming island.

Alternatively, join an optional harbour cruise.


Day 4 St Julian’s

Malta’s history dates back some 5,000 years, so there is much to be discovered on today’s optional excursion, ‘Times of Malta’, which will take you to explore some of the historical museums and villages on the island. It will also take you to the highest point in Malta for great views.

Alternatively, spend the day exploring independently.


Day 5 Hagar Qim to Wied iz-Zurrieq

The megalithic temple complex of Hagar Qim dates back to between 3600-3200 BC and they‘re the best preserved and most evocative of Malta’s prehistoric sites - plus it boasts an unrivalled location atop a sea cliff.

Today we will explore this UNESCO World Heritage-listed area. After the tour, we’ll head to the tiny harbour of Wied iz-Zurrieq for time to explore.


Day 6 Gozo

We’ll make a visit to the legendary island of the Goddess Calypso and Malta’s sister island - Gozo - on a guided tour.

Only a short ferry crossing away, Gozo has a character entirely of its own - it is rich in varied landscapes, natural sights and historical features, with the citadel in the chief town of Victoria dating back to Carthaginian and Roman times.

We’ll also visit the citadel in Victoria, the Bay of Xlendi, and the Ggantija Temples - the earliest Megalithic temples in Malta that date back earlier than the pyramids of Egypt.


Day 7 Mosta to Rabat to Mdina

Keep your camera at the ready to capture memories, as we explore some of the island’s best-loved villages.

We start with Mosta, famous for its Rotunda church; Rabat, where St Paul is said to have lived, and Mdina. This walled city has a unique atmosphere and, passing through the narrow streets, we admire the magnificent cathedral and the imposing bastions.


Day 8 St Julian’s to Valletta to UK

We transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

Upon arrival, your vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.


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