Malta Regional Discovery
Our Malta Regional Discovery tour explores a land like nowhere else and must be experienced to fully appreciate the beauty and history. Here you’ll find awe inspiring prehistoric temples dating back over 6,000 years predating both the Pyramids of Egypt and Stonehenge. The fossil-studded cliffs house a history of remarkable intensity surrounded by some of the worlds most stunning beachside settlements.
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Day 1: Arrive Valletta
Welcome to historic Valletta, a UNESCO World Heritage Listed City and Europe’s most southern capital. On arrival, be transferred to your hotel and enjoy the evening at your leisure.
Hotel: Hotel Phoenicia or Palazzo Consiglia or similar, 4 nights
Day 2: Valletta
After breakfast, embark on a half day guided tour of Valletta, Malta’s capital built by the Knights of the Order of St. John. We’ll visit the Barracca Gardens that command a breathtaking panorama of the Grand Harbour and tour the magnificent St Johns’s Co-Cathedral including the Caravaggio masterpieces in the Oratory. The afternoon is yours to wander the cobbled streets of Valletta and take in the beautiful view of the harbour at night.
Day 3: Valletta – 3 Cities – Valletta
After breakfast, you’ll discover the Grand Harbour area opposite Valletta known as the Three Cities – Vittoriosa, Cospicua and Senglea, where the Knights of St. John first settled in 1530. Driving past Cospicua we reach Vittoriosa for a walking tour through the narrow streets in the shade of historic buildings, including the first auberges of the various langues of the Order. Return via a typical harbour boat (dghajsa) back across the harbour to Valletta where you have the rest of the day at leisure. (Boat rides on group tours return to Vittoriosa for a vehicle transfer back to Valletta)
Day 4: Valletta – Gozo – Valletta
Meet your driver in the morning and embark for the ferry to Gozo Island. This full day private tour includes guiding of Ggantija prehistoric temples, Victoria and its Citadel, Calypso’s cave, and the bay of Xlendi. Optional private boat on return to Valletta Harbour circling the Island of Comino exploring the Blue Lagoon and Crystal Lagoon.
Day 5: Valletta – Ancient Malta – St Julian’s
Enjoy a private full day tour of Malta’s ancient history. You’ll visit the Island’s most famous sites including Hagar Qim, Malta’s main pre-historic site, overlooking the wide expanse of the blue Mediterranean and the islet of Filfla and Hypogeum whose underground chambers date back more than 6,000 years (tickets subject to availability on booking). You’ll visit the blue grotto where you have an opportunity to take a short boat trip through the sea caves. Finally, you’ll visit the ancient fishing village of Marsaxlokk, the Phoenician port dating back to 200 BC. You’ll then head back to St Julian’s where you have the evening to stroll along the seaside promenade and enjoy one of the many seaside restaurants.
Hotel: Hotel Juliani or The Westin Dragonara Resort or similar, 2 nights
Day 6: St. Julian’s – Mdina – At Julian’s
After breakfast, get picked up from your hotel for a half day tour of Malta’s medieval city of Mdina, Malta’s former capital. The narrow, winding streets, dating back to the Arab period, lead to the imposing bastions, commanding a panoramic view of the islands. On the way there, you will discover different styles of architecture, including the medieval Siculo-Norman palaces, and other baroque buildings of great historical importance. You’ll be escorted back to your hotel for your final evening in Malta.
Day 7: Depart St. Julian’s
After breakfast, you will be met by our private driver and escorted to your departure gate for your onward journey.
|2019 Dates & Prices||Twin Share||Solo Traveller|
|Departs daily from Valletta|
|Group Touring||From $2,600.00||On Application|
|Private Touring||From $3,000.00||On Application|
|Transport:||Airport Transfers & air-conditioned vehicles|
|Accommodation:||6 nights accommodation|
|Guide:||English speaking guides|
|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.