Historical Malta - Palaces, Folklore & WWII

From $1,549
Duration 8 Days
Departures from Oct 2020 - Oct 2021
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From $1,549
Duration 8 Days
Departures from Oct 2020 - Oct 2021
Tour Overview

Malta’s history is firmly in focus on this fascinating tour, which includes trips to Valletta, famed for its Grand Harbour, Malta’s sister island Gozo, a stunning location of ancient churches, and the city of Mdina, considered to be the jewel of Malta.

  • Leisurely Touring
  • All Breakfasts
  • Flight Choices
  • Max Group Size 35

Your Holiday Includes

  • Just You Tour Manager as your host & Specialist Local Guide​
  • 7 nights in a 4-star hotel
  • 12 meals: 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners including a welcome dinner & farewell dinner with folklore show
  • Free scheduled group transfers are available on arrival & departure from Malta airport, other transportation & porterage included

Included Holiday Highlights

  • Exclusive access to the saluting battery & experience the firing canon
  • Valletta walk & St John’s Cathedral
  • Vineyard experience with lunch & wine-tasting
  • The fishing village of Marsaxlokk & the Blue Grotto
  • Typical pastizzi lunch
  • Naxxar, Mdina & Mosta by vintage bus
  • Farewell dinner with folklore show

Itinerary

Day 1 Malta

Make your own way to Malta where you can meet us for the scheduled group transfers to your hotel in St Paul’s Bay. A walking tour of the area followed by an included dinner at the hotel offers a chance to get to know your travelling companions.

Meals included: D

Day 2 Valletta

Enjoy a walking tour of Valletta, starting at the Upper Barraka Gardens which offer stunning views of the Grand Harbour and its magnificent fortifications. Experience exclusive access to the Saluting Battery which is fired every day at noon, then walk the main streets and admire numerous historical buildings including the Auberges, Palazzos and St John’s Co. Cathedral.

Meals included: B,D

Day 3 Gozo

Today we’ll take a short ferry crossing to the island of Gozo for an optional excursion where we visit the shrine of Ta’ Pinu before heading to ‘Dewjra’, where you’ll explore interesting geological sites. We briefly stop at the Fontana Cottage Crafts Village, before heading to a private estate for a lunch of authentic Gozitan finger foods and wine. After lunch, we explore the quaint alleys of Victoria, known locally as Rabat, and the Cittadellla - a small walled city within the city.

Meals included: B

Day 4 Blue Grotto & Marsaxlokk

Today’s tour includes a visit to Wied iz-Zurrieq (Valley of Zurrieq) and the Blue Grotto. We then continue to the quaint fishing village of Marsaxlokk, which is characterized by low lying buildings and colourful traditional fishing boats known as ‘luzzu’. Today’s lunch is in the beautiful area of Malta Dingli at the Diar Il-Bniet Estate, a third generation family-run agrifarm of 600 acres. Take a tour with the owner and discover the home-grown produce and Maltese cuisine that has been at the heart of this family estate for decades.

Meals included: B,L

Day 5 Historical Tour by Vintage Bus

Today’s tour takes us by rare vintage bus to the picturesque town of Naxxar, home to Palazzo Parisio. Touring this stately home offers a great insight to Malta’s historic nobility and their enchanting way of life. We then drive to The Buskett Gardens, located in the fertile valley of Wied il-Luq, Siggiewi, for a light lunch. We visit Mdina, Malta’s ancient capital full of quiet, narrow streets that are great for exploring. The city provides some magnificent views of the entire Maltese landscape and there’s time to relax and enjoy the area. The last stop of the tour is the city of Mosta, home to the Basilica of the Assumption of Our Lady that boasts one of the largest unsupported dome roofs in the world.

Meals included: B,L

Day 6 St Paul's Bay - at Leisure

Today is free to explore Valletta at your leisure or enjoy the hotel facilities. There is an optional half-day excursion to The Three Cities of Senglea, Cospicua and Vittoriosa, which form part of the magnificent Grand Harbour.

Meals included: B

Day 7 St Paul's Bay - at Leisure

After a free day to explore and relax at your leisure, we head out for an evening of folklore dancing presented by the charming Muscat family, featuring six dancers who lure you into a jovial story of Maltese history told through dance.

Meals included: B,D

Day 8 Malta - Departure

Your tour comes to an end today. Scheduled group transfers are available to the airport, please see www.justyou.com/transfers

Meals included: B

Accommodation

AX Seashells Resort

The AX Seashells Resort at Suncrest is located on the charming Qawra Waterfront and boasts fantastic views across the Mediterranean. This beautiful resort offers a variety of indoor and outdoor pools, a spa, a fitness centre, water sports and scuba-diving. Tea/coffee making facilities are available in guest rooms.