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Malta: Heart of the Mediterranean

Malta and Gozo

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Explore Malta and rural Gozo on this two-centre tour

Discover the rich and turbulent history of Malta and Gozo, which together have the greatest density of historic sites of any country on earth. Our island-hopping tour will reveal 5,000-year-old Neolithic temples, dramatic natural wonders, the architectural splendours of the Knights of St John and heroic tales from World War II.


10 nights in hotels

20 meals: 10 breakfasts and 10 dinners

Excursions and visits

  • Guided tours of UNESCO-listed Tarxien Temples and Ghar Dalam
  • Valletta walking tour and visit to St John’s Co-Cathedral
  • National Museum of Archaeology and the Armoury, Valletta
  • The Lascaris War Rooms in Valletta
  • Guided tour of Victoria and visit to the cathedral and Period House
  • Guided walk along coastal salt pans
  • Visit to Ta'Pinu sanctuary
  • Visit the remains of the Azure Window
  • Visit to Ggantija Temples

Use of audio headsets on selected guided tours.

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Day 1 UK to Sliema

Balluta Bay in Sliema, Malta

Fly to Malta and travel to Sliema for five nights, on half-board basis, at the locally rated 4-star Diplomat Hotel. D

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Day 2 Tarxien and Ghar Dalam

Mdina, Malta's ancient capital

An included tour of the UNESCO-listed Tarxien Temples and the prehistoric site of Ghar Dalam awaits you this afternoon. B, D

Mdina Malta Europe

Day 3 Valletta

Valletta Old Town, Malta

This morning, look forward to a full-day tour of historic Valletta. Walk in the footsteps of the Knights of St John with a visit to the impressive Co-Cathedral and Archaeology Museum. Pause for lunch at a restaurant of your choice then visit the Lascaris War Rooms and The Malta Experience, where you'll learn about the island's long and turbulent history. B, D

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Day 4 Sliema

St Julians

Today is at leisure. You may like to simply relax at your hotel, enjoy a stroll along the seafront promenade, or join an optional excursion to the town of Mosta and the fortified city of Mdina. B, D

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Day 5 Sliema

The bay in Marsaxlokk

Perhaps join a morning optional excursion to the fishing village of Marsaxlokk, where colourful boats bob in the harbour and fishermen still mend their own nets. Afterwards, sit back and relax during a leisurely cruise around Valletta's harbour and see the fascinating sights and vibrant atmosphere of this beautiful city.

Alternatively, you may like to take a stroll along the promenade to St Julian's, with its pretty bay, sandy beach and choice of bars and restaurants. B, D

Day 6 Malta to Gozo

Blue Grotto caverns

This morning perhaps join an optional excursion to explore the megalithic temple complex of Hagar Qim, before catching the ferry to Gozo this afternoon.

Spend the next five nights on a half-board basis at the 4-star Calypso Hotel. Situated at the water's edge overlooking Marsalforn Bay, the hotel is a stone's throw from the shores of the Mediterranean. B, D

Day 7 Gozo

Salt pans in Gozo

On your first full day in Gozo you can look forward to an included excursion to the capital, Victoria. Here you'll visit the historic Citadel whose hilltop position affords stunning views of the lush countryside and the Gordan Lighthouse. You'll also be able to visit the cathedral, and Period House which is found inside one the finest surviving houses in the Citadel. There will be free time for you to have lunch wherever you please (at your own cost). Afterwards, enjoy an included visit to the majestic Rotunda Church in Xewkija before returning to Marsalforn for a guided walk along the coastal salt pans. Dating from 1740, they are still in use today, producing several tons of sea salt every year. B, D

Day 8 Gozo

Marsalforn Bay

Spend the day at leisure relaxing by the hotel’s lovely rooftop swimming pool, join an optional excursion to the Magro Food Village, or for something a little more energetic you could take a hike through the countryside. B, D

Day 9 Gozo

Ta'Pinu Sanctuary, Gozo Island

This morning you'll head out on an included full-day tour of Gozo, starting with the amazing Ggantija Temples, which date back 5,000 years! 

The temples are considered to be one of the oldest free-standing monuments in the world, preceding even Stonehenge and the Egyptian pyramids. Continue to Ta'Pinu, Malta's national shrine, and marvel at the wonderful serenity of this basilica which houses almost 2,000 individually carved sculptures. Finally, you'll stop at the site of the remains of the Azure Window. The striking natural arch in the coastal rock that featured in films such as Clash of the Titans and The Count of Monte Cristo was destroyed by a 2017 storm. B, D

Day 10 Gozo

Blue seas of Gozo

After your action-packed few days, you'll have a final day to spend as you please. B, D

Day 11 Gozo-Malta-UK


Travel by ferry to Malta and transfer to the airport for your return flight back to the UK. B

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Malta: Heart of the Mediterranean

Malta and Gozo

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Malta: Heart of the Mediterranean

Malta and Gozo

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