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Malta Highlights: Small Group Tour

Duration
7 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,719

Explore the wonders of Malta on this incredible tour passing from the capital, Valletta, to the historical towns of Vittoriosa and Mdina. Along the way, you’ll visit picturesque harbours, enjoy cheese and wine tastings, and discover hidden coves and beaches across this charming Mediterranean archipelago.


This 7-day Malta vacation takes you to this island nation to explore its historical towns and natural highlights.

Malta is a small Mediterranean archipelago that’s jam-packed with historical treasures. Begin your Malta vacation in the capital, Valletta, and specifically the seaside resort town of St. Julian’s, which sits along the northeastern coast. St. Julian’s is a bustling town with picturesque architecture and a thumping nightlife. While in St. Julian’s and Valletta, you’ll visit the Upper Barracca Gardens, St. John’s Co-Cathedral, and the Grandmaster’s Palace Staterooms, as well as enjoy a pizza-making class and the freedom of the evening to take in the cocktail bars of Portomasa Marina or the energetic revelries of Paceville.

Spend the next few days taking in a few key historical sites on the island. First off is Vittoriosa, home to the iconic Fort St. Angelo and the Cottonera Waterfont. Later, head to historic Senglea to enjoy spectacular views of the coastline and explore remnants of the distant past. In Mosta, you’ll tour the famous domed church that remains an icon of Christian architecture. Perhaps more impressive is Mdina, the country’s old capital. Initially founded over 3,000 years ago, Mdina has passed between Romans, Christians, and Arabs and showcases the gorgeous architecture that such a heritage would suggest. You’ll also be lucky enough to enjoy a wine and cheese tasting at Meridiana Wine Estate to close out your exploration of the main island.

Continue your Malta vacation by heading north to the island of Gozo, where you’ll experience a blend of history, nature, and culture. First off, head to Hagar Qim, home to temples that predate recorded history. Get a taste for the island nation’s natural splendour with a cruise across the Blue Lagoon and a journey to the famous saltpans of Xwejni Bay. Close out your Malta vacation with a taste of the scrumptious fritas of Mekren Bakery and a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

With its rich history and fascinating geography, Malta rewards globetrotters who love to explore history in comfortable surroundings.

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Duration
7 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,719

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Day 1

St. Julians's - Valletta - St. Julian's

After meeting the group, we'll get straight down to business on a guided tour of the picturesque city of St Julian's - with included visits to the Upper Barracca Gardens and St John's Co-Cathedral lined up for us.

For lunch, we'll unleash our inner chefs at a pizza making class on the waterfront in Valletta before sitting down to enjoy our creations.

Then, onwards to the hotel, where we'll celebrate our first night together with a welcome dinner.

Meal Plan Lunch and Dinner
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Hotel Argento

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    Hotel Argento



    Hotel Argento St Julians Malta, a modern stylish urban 4 star boutique hotel in St Julians. Hotel Argento aims to deliver a quality service with a personalised touch. The hotel has a total of 74 modernly designed rooms and enjoys a quiet yet central position …

    Hotel Argento St Julians Malta, a modern stylish urban 4 star boutique hotel in St Julians. Hotel Argento aims to deliver a quality service with a personalised touch. The hotel has a total of 74 modernly designed rooms and enjoys a quiet yet central position in the heart of St Julian's.

    Facilities

    • Business Centre
    • Fitness Rooms
    • Swimming Pool

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Day 2

St. Julian's - Vittoriosa - Senglea - Sliema - St. Julian's

Today, we'll shift our focus back in time as we explore the historic cities of Vittoriosa (where we'll visit the Inquisitor's Palace) and the lesser-explored Senglea. With time to visit the Senglea Gardens (not to mention a stop at the quaint fishing village of Marsaxlokk),you can rest assured that there will be plenty of visual gems to feast your eyes on!

After an eventful morning, we'll take some time to relax on a harbour cruise around the ports of St Julian's - a natural treasure trove for photographers.

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Day 3

St. Julian's - Mosta - Rabat - Mdina - St. Julian's

We'll begin our third day together with a visit to the stunning Mosta Church (and a short photo stop at the Dingli Cliffs) before we move on to the beautiful wilderness of the Buskett Gardens.
After that, we'll enjoy a guided tour of Malta's old capital: Mdina, also known as the 'silent city'.

And on this afternoon's agenda? An indulgent wine tasting accompanied by local cheese and biscuits at the Meridiana Wine Estate. Leave some space - tonight, we've a dinner reservation at a local restaurant.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Day 4

St. Julian's - Qrendi - Cirkewwa - Xaghra

After a stop at Hamrija Tower and the Hagar Qim temples, we'll journey onwards through the village of Birzebbuga towards the Blue Grotto: where an included boat trip awaits. Afterwards, we'll travel to the ferry point at Cirkewwa (via a photo stop at Popeye's Village), where we'll take a short speedboat transfer to Gozo.

We'll round off a busy day with a visit to the Dreams of Horses Farm, where we'll have the opportunity to interact with the animals.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Cornucopia Hotel

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    Cornucopia Hotel



    The Cornucopia hotel is an ideal place for relaxing and reinvigorating your body, away from the rush of everyday life. The hotel has various accommodation options, both within the hotel as well as in separate units a few metres away from the hotel on the …

    The Cornucopia hotel is an ideal place for relaxing and reinvigorating your body, away from the rush of everyday life.

    The hotel has various accommodation options, both within the hotel as well as in separate units a few metres away from the hotel on the hotel grounds.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Jacuzzi
    • Recreation Room
    • Terrace
    • Transfer Service
    • Water Sports

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Day 5

Xaghra - Gharb - Victoria - Xaghra

Today, we'll visit the spectacular megalithic temple complex of Ggantija - the most ancient temples in Malta. After moving on to the imposing Old Citadel in Victoria (which can be seen from almost anywhere on Gozo), we'll roll up our sleeves for a hands-on cheesemaking experience at Ta' Rikardu Farm. An evening of leisure time is in store for us back at the hotel - but not before we've stopped off for a photo or two at the peaceful village of Sannat.

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Day 6

Xaghra - San Lawrence - Marsalforn - Xaghra

We may be nearing the end of our journey, but there's still plenty to explore! After visiting Fungus Rock, we'll move on to the unusual saltpans of Xwejni Bay - and then, it's time for a treat at the famous Mekren Bakery. Here, we'll sample some ftira while taking in the superb views over Ramla Bay.

Later on, we'll come together for one last dinner at a local restaurant.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 7

Xaghra - St. Julian's

After a final breakfast and leisurely morning, we'll catch the ferry back to St Julian's - where our tour will end later on this afternoon.

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DEPARTURES:

2020: Mar 9, 23; Apr 13, 20; May 4, 11, 18; Jun 1, 15; Jul 6; Aug 3, 31; Sep 7, 22;
Oct 5, 19; Nov 2; 30

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 6 nights in boutique accommodation
  • Experienced Driver and Tour Leader
  • Premium mini-coach transportation
  • Daily European-style breakfasts, lunches and evening meals
  • Visit to Inquisitor's Palace and the Senglea Gardens
  • 90-minute harbour cruise
  • Wine and cheese tasting
  • Blue Grotto boat trip
  • Entrance fees to: St John's Co-Cathedral, Grandmaster's Palace, Mosta Dome, Temples Haqar Qim, Dreams of Horses Farm visit, Megalithic Temples and Old Citadelle in Victoria

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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19 Oct 2020
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