Overview

Sliema/St. Julian's/Valletta - 4 nights

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Heritage of Malta

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

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.

Key Features

Cultural Short Break

Jules Verne Sightseeing

UNESCO Site: Valletta

Local Expert Guide

Historic Hotel Option

Group Size: 4 - 25

 

Special Event

Casa Bernard

A guided visit to Casa Bernard, a 16th-century private home, with period furniture and an art collection.

Day 1 Fly from your chosen airport to Malta and transfer to your chosen hotel.

Day 2 Enjoy a morning visit to the Tarxien Temples complex. Continue to the historic town of Vittoriosa by short boat ride. Walking tour of Valletta including St. John's Co-Cathedral & Oratory, the Grandmaster's Palace, Museum of Archaeology and Barrakka Gardens. (B)

Day 3 A full-day tour including the Mosta Church which features one of the biggest domes in the world. Visit Rabat, for the Casa Bernard - Special Event. Continue to the old capital of Malta, Mdina, known as the silent city and home to a mix of Norman and Baroque architecture. (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)

  • Key
  • B - Breakfast
  • L - Lunch
  • D - Dinner
 

2019

Thursdays
per person in a twin room - Preluna Hotel
British Airways from Gatwick

Date Price
November 7 £845

Supplements per person

Single supplement

Single supplement £85

Accommodation Upgrades

 

Half Board at Preluna Hotel
(3 nights) £45

Hotel Argento Nil
Single supplement £275
(Nov £225)

Hotel Phoenicia Malta (twin/double only)
£285 

Executive room £115 

Flight Options

British Airways Club Europe
from £95 

easyJet from Manchester Nil 

Extension Options

Extension - Gozo
Hotel Ta' Cenc - 3 nights £295 
(Nov £235; Sep £375)
Single supplement £145

Extra nights - Preluna Hotel
(per night) £70
Single supplement £20

Extra nights - Hotel Argento 
(per night) £85 (Mar/Apr £70)
Single supplement £65

Extra nights - Phoenicia (twin only)
(per night) £155

Privately Guided

Add £195 per person

Independent Arrival

Save £250
Arrival transfer £30
Departure transfer £30

Price Includes
Air travel and 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. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.

Not Included
Travel insurance, optional excursions, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

Notes
An accommodation tax is payable locally, currently €0.50 per person per night.

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