Explore the wonders of Malta on this incredible tour, which takes you from the capital, Valletta, to the historically rich towns of Vittoriosa, Mdina and Gozo. Start dreaming of a picturesque harbour, cheese and wine tastings and plenty of time to visit the hidden coves and beaches of this charming archipelago.
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Day 1: St Julian’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.
Hotel: The Argento Hotel or similar, 3 nights
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.
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.
Day 4: St Julian’s – Qrendi – Ċirkewwa – 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.
Hotel: The Cornucopia Hotel or similar, 3 nights
Day 5: Xaghra – Għarb – 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.
Day 6: Xagħra – San Lawrence – Marsalforn – Xagħra
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.
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.
|2020 Dates & Prices||Twin Share||Solo Traveller|
|September: 07, 22||$4,099.00||$5,329.00|
|October: 05, 19||$3,899.00||$4,879.00|
|November: 02, 30||$3,819.00||$4,589.00|
|2021 Dates & Prices|
|Meals:||6 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners|
|Transport:||Premium mini-coach transportation|
|Accommodation:||6 nights in boutique accommodation|
|Guide:||Experienced Back-Roads Driver and Tour Leader|
|Entrance Fees & Touring:||Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary|
* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.