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Valletta, Mdina & the Wonders of Malta

8 days from £599*
Departing: October 2017 - December 2018
* Price shown: 03 December 2018 from London Gatwick - LGW
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LOW DEPOSITS - JUST £49 PER PERSON!

OFFER ENDS 31st JULY*

The Heart of the Mediterranean

Join our Tour Manager for a winter-warming holiday packed full of escorted tours that lift the lid on this wonderful island destination and its smaller, greener sister-island, Gozo. Bustling modern resorts, hidden coves, a rugged hinterland, a dramatic citadel capital, and above all the warmest of welcomes for British visitors - Malta has it all!

_What The Price Includes

  • A week of rest, relaxation, exploration and Maltese hospitality
  • Getting to know Malta's historic capital, Valletta
  • Spend a day on Gozo, Malta's fascinating sister island
  • Enjoy an evening in a traditional restaurant
  • Explore the island's interior, including historic Mosta and the 'Silent City' of Mdina
  • Valletta's 'three cities' - home to the Knights of St John

What does the price include?

  • Seven nights' dinner, bed and breakfast accommodation at your chosen hotel
  • Return scheduled flights to Malta
  • Comfortable coach travel and transfers
  • Fully escorted by a friendly, professional Tour Manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement

Your Malta Holiday Base: Bugibba

Set on the quieter side of St Paul's Bay, but with easy access to lively and colourful Bugibba, Qawra offers plenty of interest, with sea-front bars and cafes as well as a sandy beach fringing the bay. Stroll along the promenade to Qawra Point, or perhaps enjoy a long lunch in the sunshine.

Itinerary

Day One

Fly south to Malta and upon arrival meet your Tour Manager and transfer to your chosen hotel in the delightful Qawra area of popular St Paul's Bay. Dependent upon your time of arrival, enjoy a stroll before dinner along the seafront promenade looking out over the clear blue waters to the off-shore St Paul's Island, on which, legend has it, the Apostle was once shipwrecked. Enjoy a first dinner at the hotel.

Day Two

Rest and relax in the hotel and its surroundings, getting to know the area. Set on the quieter side of St Paul's Bay, but with easy access to lively and colourful Bugibba, Qawra offers plenty of interest, with sea-front bars and cafes as well as a sandy beach fringing the bay. Stroll along the promenade to Qawra Point for far-reaching views, or perhaps enjoy a long lunch in the sunshine.

Day Three

The first of the included excursions, taken in the company of our Tour Manger, explores the island's fascinating capital, historic Valletta, beginning with a visit to the Malta Experience, an award-winning audio-visual presentation that places the city and the island in its historical context, and sets the scene not only for today's visit but for the remainder of your stay. The tour will include all the major sights, including the Auberge de Castille, magnificent former home to the Knights of St John and now the Prime Minister's office, and the Upper Barracca Gardens, from which vantage point the strategic value of the city's Grand Harbour becomes plainly clear. Laid out in a perfect grid pattern above the harbour and behind imposing battlements, the streets of the compact old city are a delight in which to wander.

The tour will also take in the city's stunning St John's Co-cathedral, among the treasures of which are two works by the artist Caravaggio. With time for lunch (payable locally) and the opportunity for personal sightseeing, today's visit is the perfect introduction to fascinating Malta.

Day Four

Today's included excursion will be one of the highlights of the holiday, as you make the short ferry crossing from Cirkewwa to the quaint port of Mgarr, gateway to the Malta's smaller, greener, sister isle Gozo. In sharp contrast to its bustling neighbour, Gozo, which is dotted with prehistoric Neolithic temples and burial mounds, including the fascinating Temples of Gigantija, presents a sleepy, timeless face to the modern world. Highlights of the day will include the fascinating 'Inland Sea' at Dwerja, Calypso's Cave overlooking sandy Ramla Bay, the delightful coastal resort of Xlendi and the island capital, Victoria, or Rabat. The town is watched over by the fortified bastion of the Citadel, from the walls of which there are panoramic views over the island. With the fascinating history of the smaller island brought to life by the Tour Manager, a thoroughly enjoyable day ends with the return crossing to Malta, passing the tiny rocky islet of Comino, with its cobalt Blue Lagoon.

Day Five

Today is another free day to make the most of the hotel and its surroundings. This evening, join fellow guests for an evening of traditional Maltese hospitality in the historic town of Mosta, enjoying a menu of Maltese cuisine served by waiters dressed in authentic period costume, and enjoying traditional Maltese folk music and dancing.

Day Six

On today's included full-day tour you'll travel inland to Mdina, the ancient, fortified former capital, set atop a rocky bluff, with its beautiful 'silent city' of narrow streets lined by stone-built houses. The tour also includes the town of Rabat, famous for its subterranean catacombs, and where Bellini's statue of St Paul depicts the Apostle's shipwreck on the island. A visit is also made to Mosta's famous church, the vast unsupported dome of which - Europe's third largest - survived a direct hit during World War Two, and the tour will also take in the vertiginous Dingli Cliffs, overlooking the island's south coast.

Day Seven

The final included excursion journeys 'back in time', as you discover and explore the area across Valletta's Grand Harbour, where three medieval 'cities' reflect the island's rich history. In Vittoriosa, the facade of the Parish Church of St Lawrence displays an early Maltese Cross. Cospicua is one of the Mediterranean's oldest dockyards, still in use today, while Senglea, with its houses built on the waterline with steps down to the sea, is known as 'Little Venice'. During the day, you'll also pay a visit to the colourful fishing village of Marsaxlokk, with its busy market, and Tarxien, where ancient temples contain carved symbols not dissimilar to Celtic engravings found in Ireland.

After an absorbing last day's touring, enjoy a final evening at your hotel.

Day Eight

Return to the airport and the flight home, at the end of a thoroughly enjoyable stay.
Departure Airport Date Price From
Birmingham
Birmingham 05 March 2018 £639
Birmingham
Birmingham 12 March 2018 £639
Birmingham
Birmingham 19 March 2018 £639
Birmingham
Birmingham 02 April 2018 £679
Birmingham
Birmingham 09 April 2018 £679
Birmingham
Birmingham 16 April 2018 £679
Birmingham
Birmingham 12 November 2018 £639
Birmingham
Birmingham 19 November 2018 £649
East Midlands
East Midlands 06 November 2017 £729
East Midlands
East Midlands 20 November 2017 £689
East Midlands
East Midlands 12 March 2018 £689
East Midlands
East Midlands 19 March 2018 £689
East Midlands
East Midlands 02 April 2018 £729
East Midlands
East Midlands 09 April 2018 £729
East Midlands
East Midlands 16 April 2018 £729
East Midlands
East Midlands 05 November 2018 £739
East Midlands
East Midlands 19 November 2018 £699
East Midlands
East Midlands 03 December 2018 £679
Liverpool
Liverpool 30 October 2017 £629
Liverpool
Liverpool 20 November 2017 £639
Liverpool
Liverpool 05 March 2018 £669
Liverpool
Liverpool 12 March 2018 £669
Liverpool
Liverpool 19 March 2018 £669
Liverpool
Liverpool 02 April 2018 £709
Liverpool
Liverpool 09 April 2018 £709
Liverpool
Liverpool 16 April 2018 £709
Liverpool
Liverpool 29 October 2018 £639
Liverpool
Liverpool 12 November 2018 £659
Liverpool
Liverpool 19 November 2018 £649
Liverpool
Liverpool 26 November 2018 £649
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 30 October 2017 £619
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 06 November 2017 £639
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 20 November 2017 £609
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 05 March 2018 £629
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 12 March 2018 £629
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 19 March 2018 £629
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 02 April 2018 £669
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 09 April 2018 £669
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 16 April 2018 £669
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 29 October 2018 £629
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 05 November 2018 £649
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 12 November 2018 £649
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 19 November 2018 £619
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 26 November 2018 £639
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 03 December 2018 £599
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 30 October 2017 £649
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 20 November 2017 £639
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 05 March 2018 £679
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 12 March 2018 £679
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 19 March 2018 £679
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 02 April 2018 £729
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 09 April 2018 £729
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 16 April 2018 £729
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 29 October 2018 £659
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 12 November 2018 £679
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 19 November 2018 £649
London Luton
London Luton 30 October 2017 £629
London Luton
London Luton 06 November 2017 £629
London Luton
London Luton 20 November 2017 £629
London Luton
London Luton 05 March 2018 £639
London Luton
London Luton 12 March 2018 £639
London Luton
London Luton 19 March 2018 £639
London Luton
London Luton 02 April 2018 £679
London Luton
London Luton 09 April 2018 £679
London Luton
London Luton 16 April 2018 £679
London Luton
London Luton 29 October 2018 £639
London Luton
London Luton 05 November 2018 £639
London Luton
London Luton 12 November 2018 £659
London Luton
London Luton 19 November 2018 £639
London Stansted
London Stansted 31 October 2017 £619
London Stansted
London Stansted 07 November 2017 £639
London Stansted
London Stansted 21 November 2017 £629
London Stansted
London Stansted 06 March 2018 £619
London Stansted
London Stansted 20 March 2018 £619
London Stansted
London Stansted 10 April 2018 £669
London Stansted
London Stansted 17 April 2018 £669
London Stansted
London Stansted 30 October 2018 £629
London Stansted
London Stansted 06 November 2018 £649
London Stansted
London Stansted 20 November 2018 £639
Manchester
Manchester 30 October 2017 £649
Manchester
Manchester 06 November 2017 £669
Manchester
Manchester 20 November 2017 £659
Manchester
Manchester 05 March 2018 £679
Manchester
Manchester 12 March 2018 £679
Manchester
Manchester 19 March 2018 £679
Manchester
Manchester 02 April 2018 £719
Manchester
Manchester 09 April 2018 £719
Manchester
Manchester 16 April 2018 £719
Manchester
Manchester 29 October 2018 £659
Manchester
Manchester 05 November 2018 £679
Manchester
Manchester 12 November 2018 £679
Manchester
Manchester 19 November 2018 £669
Newcastle
Newcastle 31 October 2017 £659
Newcastle
Newcastle 07 November 2017 £679
Newcastle
Newcastle 21 November 2017 £669
Newcastle
Newcastle 06 March 2018 £679
Newcastle
Newcastle 20 March 2018 £679
Newcastle
Newcastle 10 April 2018 £719
Newcastle
Newcastle 17 April 2018 £719
Newcastle
Newcastle 30 October 2018 £669
Newcastle
Newcastle 06 November 2018 £689
Newcastle
Newcastle 20 November 2018 £679

The Santana Hotel ★★★

This excellent hotel is centrally located a short stroll from the resort's promenade and beach. There is a vast array of shops, bars and restaurants in the immediate vicinity, and the casino and the bus station that connects Qawra to the rest of the island are very close by.

San Antonio Hotel and Spa ★★★★

This sparkling, modern hotel is a perfect place in which to rest and relax.

Further Information

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.

Special requirements

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.

Disabled access

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.

Itinerary changes

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 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.

*Low deposit of £49 per person applies to new bookings made between 21st June and 31st July 2017 (inclusive) only. This offer only applies to selected air-inclusive holidays. This offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.

Malta 8Days reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Malta 8DaysScores 8.0 out of 10 based on 125 reviews
(9 out of 10)

GRAHAM

Harpenden Single traveller
Very well organised
The only fault I can find is that the cooked food on the self service servery at the hotel was sometimes not hot (only luke warm) but that is a common fault with these wherever one goes.
Confirmed traveller: 01 May 2017
Published on: 28 May 2017
(7 out of 10)

CAROL

Southampton Friends
The Guide (Agnes) was excellent and very knowledgable. However, she had to guide a group of 52 people which we felt was too many. There should have been two Guides with 26 each.

Each day was over-filled with not enough free time for us to explore towns and venues on our own.
Confirmed traveller: 01 May 2017
Published on: 16 May 2017
(5 out of 10)

CHRISTINE

Southampton Friends
Too much time being trawled round on a coach and not enough time exploring on our own. Time wasted waiting for people to find our large coach when it was parked up. Noisy hotel full of school children.
Confirmed traveller: 01 May 2017
Published on: 13 May 2017
(8 out of 10)

STEPHEN

Weymouth Couple
In a nice area, near to the coast line, friendly staff, bar well priced with a happy hour 2for1, and a very good guide in, Agnes, and driver George, and Friday night at "Ta Maria" in Mosta was very good, overall with free time to chill out very relaxing, and bar snacks at hotel Santana very good😎👍
Confirmed traveller: 01 May 2017
Published on: 12 May 2017