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 has three hills on the island, is greener and more picturesque than Malta. Visit the temples of Ggantija, the citadel in Victoria, the bay of Xlendi and the Azure 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, Valletta.(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, Valletta (Barrakka 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 Harbour Cruise 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 Azure Window at Dwejra. Free time for shopping) Thursdays or Saturdays
- Taxes and service charges
*Pick up from hotel, transportation,
*Services of English speaking guide,
*Lunch during full day excursions, entrance fees, ferry crossings