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Valletta, Malta

Boutique Malta

6-day tailor-made holiday from £1,335 pp incl. flights

Summary

Short description

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

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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

About

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

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 Mdina, Malta's former capital city. The narrow, winding streets, dating back to medieval times, lead to the imposing bastions, commanding a magnificent panorama of the island. On the way there, you will discover different styles of architecture, including Siculo-Norman palaces and other baroque buildings of great historical importance. Time stands still in this 'Silent City' which is a film-makers paradise. Leaving Mdina through Greek's Gate, stop at the early Christian catacombs in Rabat before proceeding to the cliffs at Dingli. After an included lunch, visit San Anton botanical gardens situated near the Presidential Palace which you admire from outside, the tour concludes with Mosta's majestic dome, one of Europe's largest.

Stay: The Saint John, Valletta (Superior)

Meals: B L

Day 3
Valletta

Today is yours to explore everything Valletta – and beyond – has to offer. UNESCO have described it as ‘one of the most concentrated historic areas in the world’, so there’s plenty to see. Visit the opulent Grand Master’s Palace – home to over 5,000 suites of armour – along with 16th-century covered gardens where a cannon is fired twice a day, each time with great ceremony. Alternatively, the deconstructed modernism of the Parliament Building, City Gate and Opera House are sights to behold.

Stay: The Saint John, Valletta (Superior)

Meals: B

Day 4
Gozo

Following your morning meal, you’ll be once again picked up from your hotel for a private tour, this time to the island of Gozo where sun-bleached Mediterranean buildings look out over tiny ports and azure waters. You will visit the Megalithic temples of Ggantija, the oldest free-standing monuments in the world, pre-dating the Pyramids of Egypt. This will be followed by visits to the medieval citadel in Victoria, the fjord-like bay at Xlendi and Dwejra. Gozo is well known for its crafts, particularly handmade lace and knitted garments. Be impressed by the island's lush countryside, its serene atmosphere and how different it is from 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 £1,335 pp incl. flights

Superior

Low Season

from £1,335 pp. incl. flights

High Season

from £1,395 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
  • Full-day private tour of Mdina, Rabat and Mosta
  • 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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