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7 day Discover Malta Small Group Tour

Medieval & mythic in the Mediterranean!

Explore the wonders of Malta on this incredible tour - from the capital, Valletta to the historically rich towns of Vittoriosa and Mdina, and the villages of Gozo.

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$3,819PP
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DURATION
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6 nights
WHAT'S INCLUDED
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  • airport_shuttleSelected transfers
  • restaurantSelected meals
  • local_activitySelected entry fees

About this holiday

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Along the way you'll see picturesque harbours and indulge in cheese and wine tastings, with plenty of time to visit the hidden coves and beaches of this charming archipelago.

Tour Highlights:

  • Try your hand at making your own pizza at a traditional pizzeria in Valletta
  • Enjoy a 90-minute cruise around two of the most beautiful harbours in Europe
  • Savour local wine and cheeses at the Meridiana Wine Estate

Inclusions

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Your tour includes:

  • 6 nights boutique accommodation
  • 11 meals including 6 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 3 dinners
  • Experienced Back-Roads Tour Leader and Driver
  • Premium mini-coach transportation

Accommodation

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Your tour includes 6 nights in boutique accommodation

Travel dates

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Advertised pricing is based on twin share accommodation for the following departures (solo pricing available on request):

  • 02-08 Nov 2020
  • 30 Nov-06 Dec 2020
  • 11-17 Jan 2021
  • 15-21 Feb 2021
  • Multiple departure dates available throughout 2020
  • Please note prices may vary and are subject to availability at time of booking.

Freecall our local travel team on 1300 414 198 for more details or to book your tour.

Itinerary

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Day 1 - St Julian's - Valletta - St Julian's (L, D)

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. Accommodation: The Argento Hotel (or similar)

Day 2 - St Julian's - Vittoriosa - Senglea - Sliema - St Julian's (B)

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. Accommodation: The Argento Hotel (or similar)

Day 3 - St Julian's - Mosta - Rabat - Mdina - St Julian's (B, D)

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. Accommodation: The Argento Hotel (or similar)

Day 4 - St Julian's - Qrendi - Cirkewwa - Xaghra (B)

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. Accommodation: The Cornucopia Hotel (or similar)

Day 5 - Xaghra - Gharb - Victoria - Xaghra (B)

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. Accommodation: The Cornucopia Hotel (or similar)

Day 6 - Xaghra - San Lawrence - Marsalforn - Xaghra (B, L, D)

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. Accommodation: The Cornucopia Hotel (or similar)

Day 7 - Xaghra - St Julian's (B)

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.

Questions

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Where do I meet my Tour Leader upon arrival?

Your Tour Leader will usually meet you in the arrival hotel’s reception area at the tour’s listed start time. If you can’t see your Tour Leader, look out for any notices posted in the lobby or ask a member of the hotel staff.

How much luggage can I bring?

Each of our guests may bring one piece of main luggage of a standard size of no more than 158cm (when the length, width and height is added together) and weighing no more than 20kg. You may also bring one small carry-on bag per person.

What clothes should I bring?

We suggest packing for variable weather conditions. If you are travelling through Italy, Spain or Southern France in summer, make sure you pack a hat and sunscreen. We also suggest a pair of good shoes for walking tours.

Top 10 items to bring:

  • Chargers and adapters
  • A waterproof jacket or umbrella
  • Layers
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Passport
  • Towel
  • Medication
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Reusable water bottle
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Fine print

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Travel at 60 booking conditions apply