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Valletta, Malta

Boutique Malta

6-day tailor-made holiday from £1,245 pp incl. flights

Special offer: Early booking discount – Save up to £115pp

Summary

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Between tours and sights, stay among Malta’s fascinating past

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Find out more about our Flexibility Promise, available on all holidays booked by 31st July 2021, for travel up to 30th November 2021.

Highlights

  • Visit the fortified city of Mdina
  • Descend into the catacombs of Rabat
  • Cross to the lush island countryside and ancient history of Gozo
  • Enjoy Valletta with its history, gastronomic delights and relaxed atmosphere

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Recommended for:
Food & wine | History & culture | November holidays | Relaxation

Your base for five nights is the Saint John Hotel – a 19th century former merchants home and shop in the historic centre of Valletta – the European Capital of Culture 2018. As a peninsular city of less than half a square mile, it’s crammed full of 16th-century stonework delights each contributing to a burnished gold aesthetic that’s famous the world over. You’ll also enjoy tours to Mdina’s medieval sights – and the island of Gozo, where you’ll find ancient temples and imposing citadels. You’ll also have plenty of time to explore Malta for yourself with its excellent snorkelling and diving matched only by its vibrant, local festivals.


Day by day itinerary

Day 1
UK/ Malta

Arriving in Malta, a private transfer will meet you at the airport to bring you to your hotel in central Valletta, a World Heritage City and UNESCO-protected site. The 19th century boutique Saint John, once a former merchant's home and shop, it has been beautifully reformulated but has maintained its rich history. What’s more, it’s perfectly positioned to explore the city sights; the baroque interior and limestone spires of the 16th century St John’s Co-Cathedral – Malta’s most famous church – are just a stone’s throw away. After checking in, we recommend taking the evening to introduce yourself to the city, perhaps tasting some of the local cuisine at one of its many excellent restaurants.

Stay: The Saint John, Valletta (Superior)

Day 2
Mdina, Rabat and Mosta

After a continental breakfast of everything from cold cuts and cheeses to bacon and eggs, you’ll be picked up from the hotel to embark on a private tour of the central part of Malta, dominated by the medieval fortified city of Mdina with its winding medieval streets leading to bastions with magnificent panoramas of the island. Leaving Mdina through Greeks' Gate, a stop at the early Christian catacombs in Rabat before proceeding to the cliffs at Dingli. Lunch is taken in the San Anton botanical gardens, and the tour finishes with a visit to Mosta's majestic dome, one of the largest in Europe.

Stay: The Saint John, Valletta (Superior)

Meals: B L

Day 3
Valletta

Today your guide will take your through the vibrant streets of Valletta to discover the city built by the Knights in 1566. The Order of St. John ruled over the islands for 268 years and left a unique legacy. View the Grand Harbour from the Upper Barracca Gardens, then continue to St. John's Cathedral complete with Caravaggio masterpieces. Then onward to Republic Street where you will pass the Grand Masters' Palace and restored St. George's Square.

Stay: The Saint John, Valletta (Superior)

Meals: B

Day 4
Gozo

Following breakfast, you will take the short scenic ferry crossing to Mgarr harbour on the neighbouring island of Gozo. You will enjoy a private guided tour around Megalithic temples of Ggantija, pre-dating the Pyramids of Egypt. This is followed by a visit to the medieval citadel in Victoria, and the fjord like bays at Xlendi and Dwejra. You will be taken through the island's lush countryside, very different to the larger island of Malta.

Stay: The Saint John, Valletta (Superior)

Meals: B L

Day 5
Valletta

Your final day in Malta has been left free for you to relax and enjoy Valletta or explore the island further. Spend the day scuba diving and snorkelling, or perhaps make the most of the many festivals Malta has to offer. Religious holidays take on new meaning with ethereal Christmas lights and carol services while Easter brings a Holy Week of passionate activities. In between, you’ll find everything from carnivals and fireworks to arts festivals and jazz nights.

Stay: The Saint John, Valletta (Superior)

Meals: B

Day 6
Malta/UK

After breakfast, a private transfer will take you back to the airport to meet your flight back home. 

Meals: B

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Pricing

Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

Accommodation rating: Superior

6-day tailor-made holiday from £1,245 pp incl. flights

Superior

Special Offer

Early booking discount: Save up to £115 pp.

Book by: 30 September 2021

01 - 23 Dec 2021 / 03 - 31 Jan 2022

from £1,245 pp. incl. flights

01 - 30 Nov 2021 / 01 - 28 Feb 2022

from £1,305 pp. incl. flights

01 - 31 Mar 2022

from £1,355 pp. incl. flights

24 Dec 2021 - 02 Jan 2022

from £1,450 pp. incl. flights

01 Jul - 31 Aug 2021

from £1,650 pp. incl. flights

01 Sep - 31 Oct 2021

from £1,680 pp. incl. flights

Includes:

  • Complimentary UK airport departure lounge access
  • Return flights to Valletta, Malta
  • Return private airport transfers with Meet & Greet service
  • 5 nights accommodation including breakfast
  • Half-day private tour of Valletta
  • Full-day private tour of Mdina, Rabat and Mosta including lunch
  • Full-day private tour to Gozo including lunch

Please note the itinerary is flexible and can be changed, this may be necessary as the Mdina private tour operates Monday to Friday only, and the Gozo private tour doesn't operate on Sundays

Terms & Conditions

Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.

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