Historical Malta - Palaces, Folklore & WWII

Leisurely Touring

8 Days from $1,449

Apr 2019 - Nov 2019 Departures

​Malta's history is firmly in focus on this fascinating tour, which includes trips to Valletta, famed for its Grand Harbour, and the Three Cities – built by the Knights of Malta. Prehistoric temples, relics of World War II and exploration of sister island Gozo are further options.

Overview

What's included

  • Just You Tour Manager as your host
  • 7 nights in a 4-star hotel
  • 10 meals: 7 breakfasts, 3 dinners
  • Specialist Local Guide
  • Welcome dinner
  • Farewell dinner with folklore show
  • Overseas transfers on arrival & other transportation​
  • Porterage

Included excursions

  • Valletta tour including train ride & the saluting battery at Barrakka Gardens
  • San Anton Palace botanical gardens & crafts village by vintage bus
  • Discover the Three Cities by traditional boat
  • Farewell dinner with Folklore show

Optional excursions

  • Tour of Gozo
  • World War II air-raid shelters & Parisio Palace
  • Discover Mdina by night
  • The fishing village of Marsaxlokk, the Blue Grotto & Hagar Qim temples

Itinerary

Make your own way to Malta, where we'll meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel in St Paul's Bay. Get to know your travelling companions over a drink and dinner this evening.​

​Our first stop in Valletta is The Malta Experience, an audio-visual show which tells the story of the island's 7,000-year history. After this we'll board the 'fun train' to see more of the city. At the Barrakka Gardens we'll see the saluting battery, when eight replica cannons are fired, and our final stop is St Paul's Church. We'll enjoy free time before heading back to the hotel this afternoon, where dinner is included tonight.

​Explore Malta's sister island, Gozo, on our optional excursion. After the ferry crossing we'll head to Marsalforn to board the trackless train. View the island's rock-cut salt pans and Tas-Salvatur Hill, topped with a statue of Christ.

​Today is free for you to spend as you wish. Perhaps join our optional tour which takes us to the seaside resort of Mellieha. From here we'll visit air-raid shelters cut by hand into rocks to protect residents during bombing raids in the Second World War. We'll also visit the fascinating Aviation Museum and the beautiful Palazzo Parisio.

Our included excursion today is a scenic tour by vintage bus. As we travel on board this charming vehicle, stops include the botanical gardens of San Anton Palace and the Ta'Qali Crafts Village, where you can shop for souvenirs. In Rabat, we'll taste pastizzi – a delicious traditional pastry filled with ricotta cheese or spicy peas, and our final stop is Mosta Village. The church here was modelled on Rome's Pantheon and it became famous during the Second World War when a bomb crashed through its dome but, miraculously, failed to explode. Inside you can see the dome's damaged tiles and a replica of the huge 200kg bomb.
After an afternoon at leisure you might choose to join our optional evening excursion to Mdina, an atmospheric fortified town, lamp lit by night

​Spend the day at leisure or join our optional excursion to the picturesque fishing town of Marsaxlokk to see its colourful market. In the afternoon we'll see the Blue Grotto caves and the prehistoric Hagar Qim temples.

​Today's included excursion begins with a walking tour of Vittoriosa, Cospicua and Senglea - collectively known as the Three Cities, which were built and fortified by the Knights of Malta. Next we board a boat for a cruise around Valletta's famous Grand Harbour. This evening we'll gather for a farewell dinner and folklore show. ​

At the end of your tour, you can join your fellow travellers on a transfer to the airport or choose to make your own arrangements.

Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your vacation before you set off. Right now is the perfect opportunity to do that – with everything booked and paid for you’ll have even more to get excited about and all you’ll need to think about while you’re away is having a great time.

By the way - look out for ‘Optional Excursion Packages’. For some holidays we’ve grouped a selection of excursions into a package which means you can make a saving when you book in advance.

Prices shown may vary according to departure date and are subject to change.  The full range of excursions will be detailed in your vacation information pack, sent approximately 15 weeks prior to departure.

Malta - Evening tour of Mdina

Malta - Evening tour of Mdina

from $59

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Join the optional excursion to Mdina, which you'll reach via a journey on a charming vintage bus. You'll be whisked even further back in time as we stroll around this fortified hilltop town. Its limestone streets are lit by lamplight and lined by Norman and Baroque architecture, and its narrow alleyways call out to be explored, so off you go during free time here.

Malta Prebookable Package - Tour of Gozo / War Tour / Evening tour of Mdina / Blue Grotto, Marsaxlokk and Hagar Qim

Malta Prebookable Package - Tour of Gozo / War Tour / Evening tour of Mdina / Blue Grotto, Marsaxlokk and Hagar Qim

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Malta Prebookable Package - Tour of Gozo / War Tour / Evening tour of Mdina / Blue Grotto, Marsaxlokk and Hagar Qim

Malta - Tour of Gozo

Malta - Tour of Gozo

from $97

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Visit the scenic island of Gozo. As we arrive to this picturesque island by ferry, you will notice that the landscape of Gozo is much greener than that of Malta. Discover this beautiful island as we drive to Marsalforn where you will board the unique trackless train. During this ride you pass Marsalforn Bay, Qbajjar Bay, Xwejni Bay, you will also see the Salt Pans, the Salvatur Statue and more.

Full Day – Moderate/Strenuous – Breathtaking & Historical

Malta - War Tour

Malta - War Tour

from $79

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Enjoy the views as we head towards the North of the Island to an Aviation site near Selmun on the edge of Mellieha. We will then journey towards the small village of Mgarr which is located in central Malta. Here we visit the War Shelters that run under a large part of the town. Why not discover the village further at your leisure? The Aviation Museum in Naxxar will be our final destination today and we will visit the magnificent Palazzo Parisio.

Malta - Blue Grotto, Marsaxlokk and Hagar Qim

Malta - Blue Grotto, Marsaxlokk and Hagar Qim

from $74

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Why not to join an optional excursion to traditional fishing village of Marsaxlokk and spend some time at its colourful market, there you can also see the harbour which is full of traditional fishing boats. After exploring this memorable village we have some free time. In the afternoon we visit the Blue Grotto from outside whose sparkling waters have been featured in ‘Troy’ and other award-winning movies. At the end of the afternoon we stop to see the pre-historic Hagar Quim temples which are on the list of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, inscribed as part of The Megalithic Temples of Malta.

Accommodation

The Hotel Santana in Qawra offers an excellent location in the resort of St. Paul’s Bay. It is just a couple of minutes walk from the promenade, a sandy beach, public transport, shops, bars, restaurants and many other recreational facilities. Hotel Santana has a roof top swimming pool and three sunbathing terraces, all with open sea and country views. The outdoor pool and pool bar are open between May & October. There is also an indoor pool which is open all year round, except for August, which has a whirlpool, sauna, massage & beauty treatment rooms and fitness equipment. Rooms facilities are: Free Wi-Fi, Centralised Heating & Air conditioning, Satellite TV, Mini-bar (stocked upon request at an extra charge), Radio, Hair dryer, Safety deposit box (at a small charge).

Hotel Santana

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Tuesday 30 Apr 2019

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$1,649

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Tuesday 07 May 2019

8 Days

$1,699

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Tuesday 04 Jun 2019

8 Days

$1,799

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Tuesday 10 Sep 2019

8 Days

$1,999

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Tuesday 24 Sep 2019

8 Days

$1,949

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Tuesday 01 Oct 2019

8 Days

$1,749

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Tuesday 08 Oct 2019

8 Days

$1,749

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Make Your Own Way

Tuesday 05 Nov 2019

8 Days

$1,449

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