malta_highlights

Malta Highlights
starting at $2,659.00 per person

Malta, Valletta
Architectural, Arts and Culture, Culinary, Garden Tours, Historical Travel, Nature-Wildlife, Photography, Sightseeing, Wine Tours

Explore the wonders of Malta on this incredible tour, taking you from the capital through historically rich towns. Imagine a picturesque harbour, cheese and wine tastings and plenty of time to visit the hidden coves and beaches of this charming archipelago.

Malta 2018 Map

Itinerary

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 state rooms, 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. (L,D)

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. (B)

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. (B,D)

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 short 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. (B)

Day 5
XAGHRA – GHARB – VICTORIA – XAGHRA

We visit the Megalithic Temples of Ggantija followed by Ta’ Pinu Church and the Old Citadelle in Victoria. Next, we have a local treat this afternoon when we visit the Ta’ Rikkardu Farm for a hands on experience making cheese before driving back to our hotel via a photo stop at Sannat. (B)

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 on 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. (B,L,D)

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. (B)

Includes

  • 6 nights in boutique accommodation
  • Experienced Driver & Tour Leader
  • Premium mini-coach transportation
  • Daily European-style breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L), 3 evening meals (D)
  • 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 & Old Citadelle in Victoria

Terms & Conditions

On rare occasions, we may be required to substitute a property previously listed in our itineraries. Please note that any hotel changes will be consistent with our high standards.