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Christmas & New Year in Malta

13 days from £1129*
Departing: December 2018
* Price shown: 21 December 2018 from LGW - KM0117



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.

Tour Highlights

  • Soak up the colour and atmosphere of Malta's historic capital, Valetta
  • Visit the ancient 'three cities' of Vittoriosa, Cospicua and Senglea
  • See historic Mdina - the 'silent city'
  • Discover Rabat and its catacombs, and Mosta's 'miracle church'
  • Enjoy a traditional Christmas dinner and festive entertainment in your hotel
  • Celebrate New Year's Eve with a gala dinner, live music and entertainment in your chosen hotel

What does the price include?

  • 12 nights' half-board accommodation at the three-star superior Hotel Santana at Qawra (a four-star hotel is also available at supplement)
  • 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

Your Itinerary

Day One

Fly to Malta, meet your Tour Manager and transfer to your chosen hotel in Qawra.

Day Two

Rest and relax in the hotel, getting to know this delightful area, which throws itself into the Christmas festivities every year. If time allows, pay a visit to the bars and cafes that fringe the sandy bay, many of which are sure to be dressed for the season.

Day Three

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)

Today brings an opportunity for some last minute Christmas shopping, as well as an included excursion taking us on a journey back in time, as we cross Valletta's Grand Harbour to reach 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 Christmas day of rest, relaxation and celebration in the hotel and its surroundings, including 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, and the fascinating 'Inland Sea' at Dwerja.

Day Seven

Join this afternoon's optional excursion to Sliema, and board a cruiser for a fascinating tour of Valletta's truly spectacular Grand Harbour, the scale of which is best appreciated from the water.

Day Eight

Enjoy a restful day in and around your hotel today, as you recharge after a few busy days of sight seeing.

Day Nine

Spend another day at rest today, enjoying the hotel's facilities, or choose to explore Qawra and its beautiful coastline.

Day 10

Today, choose again to spend the day at leisure. Alternatively, take a second opportunity to visit Malta's smaller, greener, sister isle Gozo, on an optional excursion.

Day 11 (New Year's Eve)

A hugely enjoyable day begins with a journey inland to Mosta's famous church, the vast unsupported dome of which survived a direct hit during WWII. The tour also includes visits to Rabat, famous for its subterranean catacombs, and Mdina, the ancient, fortified former capital, with its beautiful 'silent city' of narrow streets lined by stone-built houses.

This evening, celebrate in style with dinner and live entertainment at the hotel, and be outside at midnight to view the island's traditional fireworks.

Day 12 (New Year's Day)

Enjoy a day of rest, relaxation and celebration in the hotel and its surroundings.

Day 13

Return to the airport for the flight home, at the end of a wonderful celebratory break.

Departure Airport Date Price From
BHX 21 December 2018 £1349
EMA 21 December 2018 £1339
LGW 21 December 2018 £1129
LHR 21 December 2018 £1239
LTN 21 December 2018 £1159
MAN 21 December 2018 £1229

Dolmen Resort Hotel and Spa ★★★★

Extensively refurbished in 2009, the four-star Dolmen Resort Hotel is beautifully located at the water's edge, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and St Paul's islands. The resort of Qawra is a pleasant five-minute stroll from the hotel grounds.

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.

Further Information

Hotel transfer times

The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately one hour.

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.

Luggage Allowance

Please note that for two people travelling together on one booking, or a single traveller, one piece of hold luggage is included. Additional hold luggage may be purchased at the time of booking at a cost of £40 per bag.

Foreign Office travel advice

Visit to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.

*This low deposit offer applies to new bookings made between 11th September and 3rd October 2018 only. This offer applies to selected flight-inclusive holidays only. Exclusions apply. This offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.