Discover the great heritage of the captivating Island of the Grand Masters and the George Cross – from the historic capital to the coast and the countryside
Sliema or Valletta - 4 nights
Although known perhaps as a holiday island, Malta's focal position in the Mediterranean and historic associations have created a fascinating heritage. Equidistant between Spain and the Holy Land, Malta is an archipelago of seven islands of which three, Malta Island, Gozo and Comino are inhabited.
Malta has been coveted throughout its long history with the first settlers arriving from Sicily around 5300 BC. Phoenicians, ancient Greeks, Romans and Arabs each followed in time leaving their mark. It was leased to the Order of St. John, a military order of Knights Hospitallers, led by the Grandmaster in the 16th century. They were later evicted by the French who in turn yielded to the English.
Malta is today an independent EU country, but with a special link to the UK after the island received the George Cross, the highest award for civil bravery during the Second World War, in 1942.
Cultural Short Break
Jules Verne Sightseeing
UNESCO Site: Valletta
Local Expert Guide
Central Hotel Option
Group Size: 4 - 25
Day 1 Fly from your chosen airport to Malta and transfer to your chosen hotel.
Day 2 Walking tour of Valletta including Barrakka Gardens, St. John’s Co-Cathedral and Oratory, the Grandmaster’s Palace and Museum of Archaeology. A short boat ride to the historic town of Vittoriosa. (B)
Day 3 Visit Hagar Qim temple complex. Continue to Mdina, known as the silent city and home to a mix of Norman and Baroque architecture. Special Event. (B)
Day 4 At leisure. Perhaps visit the village of Marsaxlokk or take a harbour cruise. (B)
Day 5 Return flight or extend your stay in Gozo. (B)
A well-located 4-star seafront hotel in Sliema. Pool, restaurants, bar and WiFi (free). 280 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV. VJV clients are accommodated in sea view rooms.
A 5-star hotel in Valletta with classical tradition both in décor and style of service. Built in the 1940s and formerly the British Officers’ Club, the tradition of afternoon tea is continued in the Palm Court Lounge. Pool, gardens, restaurant, brasserie, lounge, bar, WiFi (free) and 136 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar and satellite TV.
A new 4-star hotel in baroque and renaissance style in the heart of Valletta. 81 air-conditioned rooms, rooftop pool and restaurant, bar and WiFi (free).
Hotel Phoenicia - Valletta is available in Jun and Hotel Embassy is available from Sept onward.
The second largest island of the Maltese archipelago, known for its scenic hills and charming peaceful surroundings. Stay three nights at the 5-star Hotel Ta' Cenc located in Sannat, with breakfast daily.
Day 1 Transfer by ferry to the island of Gozo and stay three nights at the 5-star Hotel Ta' Cenc. (B)
Day 2 At leisure. (B)
Day 3 At leisure. (B)
Day 4 Return flight home. (B)
A peaceful and relaxing hotel located in Sannat with breakfast daily. Restaurant, lounge, bar, sun terraces, spa and rock pool and two outdoor pools. 83 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, mini-bar and satellite TV; all with terrace or a small private garden.
per person in a twin room - Preluna Hotel
Air Malta from Gatwick
Supplements per person
Single supplement £85
Preluna Hotel - Sliema
Half board £60
Hotel Phoenicia - Valletta (Jun) £445
Single supplement £595
The Embassy Hotel (Sept onward) £125
Single supplement £395 (Nov £355)
easyJet from Manchester Nil
Extension - Gozo
Hotel Ta' Cenc - 3 nights £295
(Nov £235; Sep £375)
Single supplement £145
Extra nights - Sliema
(per night) £75
Single supplement £22
Extra nights - Valletta
Hotel Phoenicia (Jun)
(per night) £165
Single supplement £145
The Embassy Hotel (Sept onward)
(per night) £100 (Nov £85)
Single supplement £95 (Nov £85)
Add £195 per person
Arrival or departure transfer £30
Air travel, UK departure taxes, overseas airport taxes, transfers, 4 nights’ accommodation, breakfast daily, itinerary as described, services of guides and local representatives. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.
Travel insurance, optional excursions, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.
An accommodation tax is payable locally, currently €0.50 per person per night.
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