The Pearl of the Mediterranean with 7000 Years of History
7 Days/6 nights
A pleasant holiday among friendly English-speaking people, Malta, this compact, historic island of the Mediterranean, once celebrated stronghold of the Knights of St John, Malta has year-around sunshine, mysterious Neolithic ruins, medieval cities and millions of balconies.
Day 1 Friday – Individual arrival . Transfer from airport to your hotel. Overnight.
Day 2 Saturday – After breakfast full day tour to the Island of Gozo. After a twenty-minute crossing, on setting foot in Gozo you will notice that although both islands are similar in history and development, Gozo has a character entirely of its own. Gozo, which is a three-hilled island, is greener and more picturesque than Malta. Visit the temples of Ggantija, the citadel in Victoria, the bay of Xlendi and the Azur Window at Dwejra. Free time for shopping. Gozo is renowned for its woolen goods and handmade lace.
Day 3. Sunday – Breakfast at your hotel. Free day to relax or optional extended half day tour to Blue Grotto & Marsaxlokk Market
Price EUR 29.00 per person Explore one of Malta�s few unspoilt villages in the south of the island. Together with our guide you will be led to a maltese pjazza along winding narrow streets where progress did not leave its mark. We proceed our tour with a visit to the Blue Grotto and the other Grottoes from close by. Boat Price not included � weather permitting. Lastly we will visit the main fishing village of Marsaxlokk whose waterfront is lined with �luzzus� painted in traditional reds, blues, and yellows that add colour to this peaceful bay once the site of the first Turkish landing during the Great Siege of 1565 where you will be given free time to spend browsing around the local market stalls.
Day 4 Monday – After breakfast pick up at your hotel for a half day city tour of the capital city, Valetta.(In May, October, tour in the afternoon and morning free) (In low season Nov – Apr – no tour included in the package price – tour is not operating)This guided tour through the bustling streets will first allow you to view the Barracca Gardens with its breathtaking view of the Grand Harbour. Than visit St. John’s Cathedral with its world famous Caravaggio painting. You will also visit the Church Museum that is adorned with Flemish tapestries. Enjoy the view from the outside at the Grand Master’s Palace and the many other historical buildings with their famous balconies. Lastly a stop at the Malta Experience, a multi vision show that depicts Malta’s history throughout the ages. Afternoon free. Overnight at your hotel.
Day 5 Tuesday – After breakfast half day tour to the old medieval capital of Mdina. During our walk in the “silent city”, we visit the cathedral and the imposing bastions which allow us to admire a panorama of most of the island. Later we proceed to Dingli Cliffs. At the end of the tour stop at the botanic gardens of San Anton. Afternoon free. Overnight at your hotel.
Day 6 Wednesday- Breakfast at your hotel. Free day to relax or to take an optional Harbour Cruise – Half Day tour –(Euro 33 per person). On boarding our pleasure boat we sail to visit the natural ports of Marsamxett and the Grand Harbour whose natural creeks make this post one of the most beautiful in Europe. The views of the fortifications from the seaward side are unique and a treasure for photographers
Day 7 Thursday – Breakfast at your hotel. Transfer to the airport or optional extensions.
Independent tour Includes:
- 6 nights accommodation with daily breakfast
- Round trip airport hotel transfer in Malta (if passenger is travelling alone add Euro 15 per person round trip)
- Half day tour of the capital city, Valetta (Barracca Gardens, Grand Harbour, St. John’s Cathedral including the world famous Caravaggio painting, Church Museum with its Flemish tapestries, Grand Master’s Palace) Mondays or Harbourcruise on Wednesdays
- Half day tour to the medieval city of atmospheric Mdina ( walking tour of the city visiting the cathedral, Dingli cliffs, San Anton)Tuesdays
- Full day tour to the Island of Gozo (Visit the temples of Ggantija, the citadel in Victoria, the bay of Xlendi and the Azur Window at Dwejra. Ffree time for shopping) Thursdays or Saturdays
- Taxes and service charges
|Per person in Euro ($ rate varies depending the
6 nights package*
1Jul – 30Sep’15
|*US$ rate varies depending the exchange rate|
**During Christmas, New Years, Easter and special fair periods surcharge may apply!
Tour descriptions and additional tours in Malta:
*Pick up from hotel, transportation,
*Services of English speaking guide,
*Lunch during full day excursions, entrance fees, ferry crossings
Valletta – Half Day tour – Euro 34 per person
Every Monday – Afternoon, during April, May and October)
(Morning, from June to September) Our guided tour through the bustling streets will first allow you to view the Barracca Gardens that command a breathtaking panorama of the Grand Harbour and then to St. Johns Co-Cathedral, adorned in riches that date back to the times of the Knights of Malta including the world famous Caravaggio painting that is on display in the Oratory of the Cathedral. We also visit the Church Museum that is adorned with Flemish tapestries. After we will also view from the outside the Grand Masters Palace and other buildings of historical importance. Lastly we stop at the Malta Experience, a multivision show that depicts Malta�s history throughout the ages.
Mdina – Half Day tour – Euro 26 per person
(Every Tuesday – Half day)
A half day tour to the old capital of Mdina. During our walk in the silent city, we visit the cathedral and the imposing bastions which allow us to admire a panorama of most of the island. Later we proceed to Dingli Cliffs. Finally we stop at the botanic gardens of San Anton.
Tuesday Full Day Mdina Price EUR 49.00 per person (lunch included)
Todays excursion takes us to the central part of Malta that is dominated by the ancient citadel of Mdina. On passing through the narrow streets of Mdina, the Silent City, we will admire the imposing bastions that command a magnificent view of most of the island. On leaving Mdina, through the Greek Gate we stop at the catacombs before proceeding to the cliffs at Dingli. After lunch, visits to the botanic gardens of San Anton and the impressive dome of Mostas Parish Church are included besides the crafts centre at TaQali, where you are given time for shopping.
Gozo Experience- Full Day tour Euro 58 per person
(Every Thursday – Full day ) – lunch included
Tour to Malta�s sister island of Gozo. After a twenty-minute crossing, on setting foot in Gozo you will notice that although both islands are similar in history and development, Gozo has a character entirely of its own. Gozo, which is a three hilled island, is greener and more picturesque than Malta. During this excursion, we visit the Azure Window at Dwejra, the citadel in Victoria, the bay of Xlendi, and the Gozo Heritage, where whilst walking amongst historical carved figures you will discover the fascinating stories of the Goddess Calypso; speculate about missing treasures and examine the elaborate sculptures which together with the sounds, smells and special lighting effects will take you back in time. Free time for shopping will also be given: Gozo is renowned for its woolen goods and handmade lace
Gozo – Full day on Saturdays – lunch included – Euro 58 per person
Same as Gozo experience tour / but visits are different: Visit the temples of Ggantija, the citadel in Victoria, the bay of Xlendi and the Azur Window at Dwejra.
Three Cities – Half Day tour 31 Euros per person
(Every Wednesday – Half day / in August Saturdays as well)
Discover the historical area known as the three cities: Vittoriosa, Senglea and Cospicua.A drive past Cospicua will bring us to Vittoriosa where we walk through the various narrow streets shaded by many historic buildings and churches. From the old quay we take a typical harbour fregatina for a tour of the famous harbour creeks. In Senglea we have a look from the beautiful vedette placed in the centre of the Grand Harbour .
Harbour Cruise – Half Day tour 31 Euros per person
(Every Wednesday Half day)
On boarding our pleasure boat we sail to visit the natural ports of Marsamxett and the Grand Harbour whose natural creeks make this post one of the most beautiful in Europe . The views of the fortifications from the seaward side are unique and a treasure for photographers.
Gozo by Night – Evening tour 60 Euros per person
(Every Wednesday Evening, 4May-22Sep)
Gozo with a difference; as seen during sunset when you can appreciate the serenity and natural beauty of Maltas sister island. Our guide will unveil the history about its first inhabitants when we stop at the megalithic temples of Ggantija. We then tour the ramparts of Victoria where you are surrounded by the colour of Gozos hilly countryside. As the day comes to an end we descend to Dwejra, famous for its hanging Azur Window. Here we capture the last rays of light as the sun disappears below the horizon. Dinner (included) is served in one of the island�s restaurants before we return to Malta towards midnight.
Friday Full Day Hagar Qim, Limestone Heritage and Local Lifestyle
Price Euro 54.00 per person
Excursion to the south of the island. We commence our tour with a visit to an insight of Maltese history. Bringing old and new together we enjoy an extensive feature within a modernized quarry that explains one of Maltas foremost trades of quarrying and stone decoration always using the limestone that gives its name to this spectacle called The Limestone Heritage. We proceed by a visit to the most complex and elaborated temples of Hagar Qim, Maltas foremost prehistoric site, which were excavated for the first time in 1839. These temples stand on a hilltop where one can admire the breathtaking view of the sea and the islet of Filfla. Leaving Hagar Qim we proceed to Wied Zurrieq where you can take a boat trip that will allow you to admire the Blue Grotto from closeby. (Boat fee is not included weather permitting). After lunch, we tour past varied agricultural land and vineyards up to the idyllic fishing village of Marsaxlokk whose waterfront is lined with luzzus painted in traditional reds, blues and yellows that add colour to this peaceful bay once the site of landings by both the Turkish and French troops during Maltas heroic past. Time will be given to browse around the well known local market held daily in this village. Our day comes to an end when you will be guided through the cave of Ghar Dalam, one of the first habitats of these islands. (Lunch is included in the price of the tour).
Selected days The Village Festa Price EUR 23 per person
June – September
Between June & September every village in Malta holds its main event of the year the village festa. It�s a mixture of folklore and religion and is held in honour of the patron saint of the village. This tour includes a guided explanation of the parish church which is especially decorated for this annual event. Then we offer you to match the climax of this festa, when the statue of the patron saint which has been carried in procession during the evening will be brought back to the church. The statue is accompanied by the village band while ariel fireworks are let off, thus bringing an end to the week-long festivities. The village streets are decorated with banners, fairy lights, and statues. This is also a good opportunity to meet and mix with the villagers celebrating the festa. Its an event not to be missed.