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AMAZING MALTA ITINERARY  Tour Itinerary Download
11 Day tour
18th – 28th September 2019

Day 1 (Wed 18 Sep)   Welcome to Malta and Valletta
Arrive in Valletta. Meet the group and tour leaders after breakfast for official welcome and briefing. Our morning sightseeing will begin at the UPPER BARAKKA GARDENS where we get a magical view of the GRAND HARBOUR and the city. We then have time to leisurely explore the wonderful hidden gems of this city. Stroll down Republic St and make our way to ST JOHN’S CO-CATHEDRAL MUSEUM. The oratory houses Caravaggio’s masterpiece The Beheading of St John the Baptist. Included lunch in a local restaurant. Afternoon is at leisure to walk, explore, shop or relax back at the hotel. Overnight stay in Valletta.
Day 2 (Thu 19 Sep)   Grand Valletta
After breakfast, we visit and tour the C18th TEATRU MANOEL, built by the Knights of St John. This will be followed by a visit to THE GRAND MASTERS PALACE which houses the Parliament. Lunch is at your leisure. An afternoon self-guided tour of the ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM is optional. Overnight stay in Valletta.
Day 3 (Fri 20 Sep)   The Grand Harbour
This morning we visit and explore the Grand Harbour area including the THREE CITIES – the neighbourhoods of Birgu, Senglea and Cospicua. In Vittoriosa, visit the INQUISITOR’S PALACE. After lunch, we take a HARBOUR CRUISE on a Maltese gondola. Overnight stay in Valletta.
Day 4 (Sat 21 Sep)   Sliema
After a ferry trip from Valletta, we spend the day exploring the resort town of Sliema. Stroll the long promenade along the waterfront and visit sites such as the C18th FORT TIGNE and C17th ST JULIAN’S TOWER. After lunch, we visit FORT MANOEL on tiny MANOEL ISLAND. Overnight stay in Valletta.
Day 5 (Sun 22 Sep)   Hagar Qim, Tarxien Temples and Marsaxlokk
The driving tour today takes us to some of Malta’s most enchanting places. We travel firstly to the tiny harbour of WIED IZ-ZURRIEK with an optional boat cruise to the BLUE GROTTO. From here, we visit the ancient, hilltop temples of HAGAR QIM, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The quaint fishing village of MARSAXLOKK with its beautiful, colourful fishing boats, known as luzzi, is our lunch stop. The afternoon takes us to the town of PAOLA to visit another archaeological complex, the TARXIEN TEMPLES. Overnight stay in Valletta.
Day 6 (Mon 23 Sep)   Rabat Gozo
After breakfast, we leave Valletta for Malta’s second island, the peaceful idyll that is GOZO. We take the ferry from Cirkewwa to Mgarr and transfer to our hotel in VICTORIA, Gozo’s capital city which is also known as RABAT. The rest of the day is at your leisure. Overnight stay in Victoria.
Day 7 (Tues 24 Sep)   Victoria, Citadel of Rabat
After breakfast, we take a walk around beautiful Victoria visiting the mediaeval CITADEL OF RABAT and VISITOR CENTRE as well as the GRAN CASTELLO HISTORIC HOUSE, a folklore museum. After lunch, explore Victoria’s little streets, Independence Square with its open-air cafes and market stalls. Overnight stay in Victoria.
Day 8 (Wed 25 Sep)   Gozo DiscoveryToday’s driving tour around the island takes us to Gozo’s must-see places. First stop is the Gozitan pilgrimage site of TA PINU BASILICA, Malta’s equivalent of Fatima and Lourdes. Throughout the day, we will take in such sites as the DWEJRA COAST, XLENDI FISHING VILLAGE, the GGANTJA TEMPLES and RAMLA BAY before returning to VICTORIA.
Day 9 (Thu 26 Sep)   Traditional Malta
After breakfast, we leave beautiful Gozo and board the ferry back to Malta. Before returning to Valletta, though, we take a detour to visit various sites of interest. We drop in to ST PAUL’S BAY before making our way to MOSTA to see the spectacular MOSTA DOME. From here we travel to RABAT where it is said St Paul lived after he was shipwrecked. A short drive takes us to the rugged DINGLI CLIFFS to take in the breathtaking views before an afternoon stop in MDINA, the silent city. Return to VALLETTA.
Day 10 (Fri 27 Sep)   Valletta
Last day at leisure. Farewell dinner at night.
Day 11 (Sat 28 Sep)   Farewell
The tour concludes after breakfast. Sahha and grazzi! Goodbye and thank you!

PRICE: $3200

Land content only. Price includes bed and breakfast accommodation, all internal transfers and most entry fees. Please contact: Marisa Spiller or Bruno Spiller

$500.00 deposit due Friday 14 December 2018. Please note that price does NOT include airfare.