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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.
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. 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.
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.
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.
Day Four (Christmas Eve)
This evening, begin your Christmas celebrations with dinner and live entertainment at the hotel.
Enjoy a perfect Christmas day of rest, relaxation and celebration in the hotel and its surroundings, including traditional Christmas Dinner and live entertainment.
Day Five (Christmas 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 Six (Boxing Day)
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.
Enjoy a restful day in and around your hotel today, as you recharge after a few busy days of sight seeing.
Spend another day at rest today, enjoying the hotel's facilities, or choose to explore Qawra and its beautiful coastline.
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.
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.
Day 11 (New Year's Eve)
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.
Enjoy a day of rest, relaxation and celebration in the hotel and its surroundings.
Day 12 (New Year's Day)
Return to the airport for the flight home, at the end of a wonderful celebratory break.