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Malta: Small Group Tour Malta Highlights

Duration
7 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,781

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$ 2,781

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Day 1

St Julian's - Valletta - St Julian's

A guided tour through Malta's bustling capital will help you to find your bearings and get acquainted with this picturesque city. With a visit to the Upper Barracca Gardens, St John's Co-Cathedral and Grandmaster's Palace staterooms, you won't be short of entertainment today. For lunch, it's time to roll up your sleeves for a pizza-making class on the waterfront before sitting down to enjoy your creation. In the evening, we return to the hotel where the evening is yours to explore.

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

Shifting our focus back in time, we look towards the iconic cities of Vittoriosa and Senglea. With time to visit the Gardjola Gardens and a stop at the quaint fishing village of Marsaxlokk, today will be full of visual rewards. After an eventful morning, we take time to relax on a harbour cruise around the natural ports -- a haven and treasure trove for photographers.

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Day 3

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

We begin with a visit to the stunning Mosta Church before continuing to the Dingli Cliffs for a short photo stop before visiting the Buskett Gardens. Next, we have a guided tour through the old capital Mdina, also known as the silent city. On the menu for this afternoon: an indulgent wine tasting accompanied by local cheese and biscuits at the Meridiana Wine Estate. Tonight's dinner is a group affair, as we gather for a traditional folklore show at a local restaurant.

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Day 4

St Julian's - Qrendi- Cirkewwa - Xaghra

The road today carries us to the Hagar Qim temples, from where we have a short walk to Tal-Hamrija Tower. We drive through the village of Birzebbuga towards the Blue Grotto where we have an included short boat trip. We then travel to the ferry point at Cirkewwa via a photo stop at Popeye's Village before a quick speedboat transfer to Gozo and a chance to explore the unique caves. We proceed to the "Dreams of Horses Farm" where we have the opportunity to interact with these beautiful animals.

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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

The road today carries us to the Hagar Qim temples, from where we have a short walk to Tal-Hamrija Tower. We drive through the village of Birzebbuga towards the Blue Grotto where we have an included short boat trip. We then travel to the ferry point at Cirkewwa via a photo stop at Popeye's Village before a quick speedboat transfer to Gozo and a chance to explore the unique caves. We proceed to the "Dreams of Horses Farm" where we have the opportunity to interact with these beautiful animals.

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Day 6

Xaghra - San Lawrence - Marsalforn - Xaghra

As we near the end of our journey, we still have a handful of sights to be explored and today will not disappoint. First, we take a stroll to Fungus Rock and continue to the Saltpans of Xwejni Bay. We then try out local ftiras at the famous Mekren Bakery while looking over Ramla Bay. Our last night together includes dinner at a local restaurant.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 7

Xaghra - St Julian's

After one last breakfast together, we catch a ferry back to Malta and transfer back to the hotel where we end the tour.

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DEPARTURES:

2018: May 7, 28; Jun 4, 18; Sep 10, 17, 24

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 6 nights in boutique accommodation
  • Experienced Back-Roads 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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24 Sep 2018
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