Head south to the Mediterranean for this winter-warming festive break on the historic island of Malta. Blessed year round with an agreeable climate, Malta puts on a wonderful festive cloak at Christmas, combining the very best traditional celebrations and some glittering illuminations. Famously friendly all year round, it's a perfect festive choice!
Tour Highlights And Inclusions
- Soak up the colour and atmosphere of Malta's historic capital, Valetta
- Visit the ancient 'three cities' of Vittoriosa, Cospicua and Senglea
- Traditional Christmas dinner and festive entertainment in your hotel
- Seven nights' half-board accommodation at your chosen hotel
- Return flights to Malta
- Comfortable coach travel and transfers
- One piece of hold luggage per person
- Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced Tour Manager
Single rooms are available for a supplement
Fly to Malta, meet your Tour Manager and transfer to your chosen hotel in Qawra.
Rest and relax in the hotel, getting to know this delightful area, which throws itself into the Christmas festivities every year as the bars and cafes that fringe the sandy bay all adorn themselves with lights and decorations.
On the first of our included excursions you'll explore Valletta. Visit the award-winning Malta Experience, where an audio-visual presentation will reveal the history of the island and its capital; the Lascaris War Rooms; the Upper Barracca Gardens; and the Auberge de Castille - former home to the Knights of St John.
Day Four (Christmas Eve)
As well as the opportunity for some last-minute Christmas shopping, today offers the opportunity to journey back in time as an included excursion takes you across Valletta's Grand Harbour to the three medieval 'cities' of Vittoriosa, Cospicua and Senglea.
This evening, begin your Christmas celebrations with dinner and live entertainment at the hotel.
Day Five (Christmas Day)
Enjoy a perfect day of rest, relaxation and celebration in the hotel and its surroundings, which will include a traditional Christmas Dinner and live entertainment.
Day Six (Boxing Day)
Enjoy a restful day, or perhaps join the optional excursion to delightful Gozo. Board the ferry for a crossing to the quaint port of Mgarr, and visit the island's fortified capital, Victoria, picturesque Marsalforn, famous Calypso's Cave overlooking sandy Ramla Bay and the fascinating 'Inland Sea' at Dwerja.
This afternoon's optional excursion will take you to Sliema to board a cruiser for a fascinating tour of Valletta's spectacular Grand Harbour. The scale of the massive fortifications, wharves and waterside buildings becomes all the more apparent when seen from the water.
Return to the airport to check in for your flight home.
Hotel transfer times
The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately 30 minutes.
Combining hotel transfers
We sometimes need to combine transfers to and from your hotel. We always try to keep any wait to a minimum, but you may be asked to wait at the airport for up to an hour, while other incoming flights arrive, before the transfer to your hotel. Similarly, we may need to transfer you back to the airport up to three hours before your flight home departs.
If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.
The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.
Occasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.
Departures from Stansted, Belfast, East Midlands and Newcastle
Customers flying from these airports depart and return one day later that the standard departures. As a result, their excursion programme will begin on Day Two, rather than Day Three, and will end with a day to relax in the resort.