Malta might be one of the smallest nations in Europe, but its strategic position at the crossroads of the Mediterranean has allowed it to cultivate a rich culture over thousands of years. This centre-based tour goes beyond the seaside resorts for which the island is most famous, exploring instead the exciting history of the capital, Valletta; the three cities of Birgu, Senglea and Bormla; as well as the historic sites of the Hagar Qim temples and Marsaxlokk village. Highlights include driving your own electric buggy though the narrow streets, and a tuk-tuk tour of Gozo island.
Take a morning flight from London (regional connections available) to Malta with Air Malta. Transfer to the Waterfront Hotel (or similar) for the duration of the tour. (N)Day 2: Tour of Valletta
Embark on a guided tour of Malta’s compact capital, Valletta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site brimming with baroque marvels, twisting streets and charming cafes. Highlights include St John’s Co-Cathedral and the palatial rooms of Casa Rocca Piccola. Round off your excursion with lunch at Rampila Restaurant, uniquely situated in the city’s 16th-century bastions. (B,L)Day 3: Day at leisure
Spend a free day enjoying the facilities of the hotel, including the outdoor pool and sun terrace. Alternatively, explore more of the area, perhaps with an excursion to the tiny third island of Comino, famous for it’s azure blue waters.Day 4: Discovery of the Three Cities
Explore Vittoriosa, Senglea and Cospicua – together known as The Three Cities of Malta – in a petite electric car called a Rolling Geek. Easy to drive, they are an excellent and fun way to navigate the narrow, cobbled streets. Next, enjoy a half-hour private harbour cruise aboard a traditional Maltese passenger boat. These colourful vessels are icons of Maltese culture. (B)Day 5: Tuk-tuk adventure in Gozo
Cross by ferry to Gozo, Malta’s second largest island, for a full day tour by tuk-tuk. Highlights include the Ggantija temples (that predate the pyramids) and the Xwejni salt pans. There is also a stop at the Tal-Massar Winery for sampling the award-winning wines. Return to Malta late afternoon. (B)Day 6: Hagae Qim, Blue Grotto & Marsaxlokk tour
Embark on a full-day tour to the 5,000-year-old temple complex of Hagar Qim and the pretty village of Marsaxlokk, famous for it’s brightly painted fishing boats. The day also includes a boat ride to the Blue Grotto, a series of sea caves naturally lit by breaks in the rock. (B)Day 7: Fly to London
Transfer back to Malta airport and fly to London. (B)Meal basis
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.Important information Private & tailor-made travel
This itinerary can be taken privately on a date that suits you, for which guideline prices are shown. Alternatively, it can be tailored to your exact requirements. Please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.
The Waterfront Hotel is a four-star retreat set in a prime location on the Sliema promenade, putting you a stroll away from cafés, restaurants and shops. The property boasts an indoor pool, fitness room, sun terrace, stylish bar as well as a restaurant, whose menu celebrates the Malta's culinary heritage. From the balcony of your Superior Seaview room, enjoy a panorama of the harbour and promenade, with the rooftops of Valletta on the horizon.
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Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.
*Itinerary: Note that for the 06 Feb 2014* departure date only the itinerary is different to the regular 2014 tour, with a visit to the countryside in Mai Chai and an extra night in Hanoi, and one less night in Hoi An.
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