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Embark on an extraordinary 8-day journey through the captivating island of Malta. From the moment you arrive at Malta International Airport, you'll be immersed in a world of history, natural beauty, and cultural wonders. Explore the charming streets of Valletta and Mdina, visit ancient temples, and marvel at the breathtaking views from Dingli Cliffs. Discover the picturesque fishing village of Marsaxlokk and embark on a full-day adventure to the enchanting island of Gozo. Uncover the secrets of prehistoric temples, witness the stunning Azure Window, and immerse yourself in the rich heritage of the Three Cities. With leisurely days to relax and explore at your own pace, this unforgettable journey will leave you with cherished memories of Malta's fascinating history, stunning landscapes, and warm hospitality.
|8 Days , 7 Nights
|Malta International Airport (MLA)
|Malta International Airport (MLA)
|Valletta, Mdina, Gozo, Three Cities, Marsaxlokk, Hagar Qim, Blue Grotto, Dingli Cliffs, Mosta
DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN MALTA
Upon arrival at Malta International Airport, you will be greeted by our representative who will assist you with your transfer to your hotel. Check in to your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure.
DAY 2: VALLETTA, MDINA
After breakfast, After a delightful breakfast, you'll venture into Valletta, the island's capital city. Step inside the magnificent St. John's Co-Cathedral, adorned with ornate Baroque architecture and exquisite artwork. Explore the hallowed halls, marvel at the intricate marble tombstones, and admire masterpieces by Caravaggio. Continue your journey to the enchanting Upper Barrakka Gardens, where panoramic views of the Grand Harbour and the Three Cities await. Experience the rich maritime heritage as you witness the hustle and bustle of the Grand Harbour area, with its impressive fortifications and historic buildings. Next, you'll be transported to Mdina, the old capital city of Malta. As you wander through its narrow cobblestone streets, feel the weight of history surrounding you. Marvel at the imposing city walls, which have protected the city for centuries, and take in the breathtaking views from atop the bastions. Step inside the majestic Mdina Cathedral, known for its stunning Baroque interior and impressive works of art. Conclude your exploration at the famous Bastion Square, where you can soak in the medieval charm of Mdina while enjoying the idyllic atmosphere. As the day comes to a close, you'll carry with you the memories of Valletta's grandeur and the timeless allure of Mdina's ancient streets.
DAY 3: GOZO ISLAND
After breakfast, you'll set off on a journey to uncover the island's treasures. Your first stop is the awe-inspiring Ggantija Temples, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the oldest freestanding stone structures in the world. Explore the mystical ruins and marvel at the architectural prowess of the ancient temple complex, which dates back over 5,000 years. Next, prepare to be captivated by the legendary Azure Window, a natural rock formation that stood proudly against the crashing waves until recent times. Witness the remnants of this iconic landmark and let the mesmerizing coastal views take your breath away. As the day unfolds, make your way to the charming town of Victoria, where you'll discover the historic Citadel. Step back in time as you wander through its narrow streets, surrounded by centuries-old fortifications. Climb to the top for panoramic views of the island, and explore the impressive cathedral that dominates the skyline. To replenish your energy, a delightful lunch awaits you at a local restaurant, offering a taste of authentic Gozitan cuisine and the opportunity to savor traditional flavors. As the sun begins to set, you'll return to your hotel, carrying with you the memories of Gozo's ancient temples, breathtaking natural wonders, and the timeless allure of its historic capital.
DAY 4: THREE CITIES, MARSAXLOKK
After a delightful breakfast, your journey begins with a visit to Vittoriosa, Cospicua, and Senglea – three magnificent fortified cities that stand as testaments to Malta's storied past. Explore Vittoriosa, also known as Birgu, as you meander through its narrow streets adorned with charming traditional houses and historical landmarks. Feel the echoes of the Knights of St. John resonating through its ancient walls, which have witnessed centuries of conquests and battles. Admire the imposing Fort St. Angelo, a formidable fortress that played a crucial role in Malta's defense. Next, immerse yourself in the unique ambiance of Cospicua, or Bormla, a city steeped in seafaring heritage. Marvel at the grandeur of its Baroque architecture and the bustling waterfront, where colorful fishing boats dot the azure Mediterranean Sea. Continue your journey to Senglea, or L-Isla, an enchanting city with panoramic views of the Grand Harbour. Stroll along the fortified walls, capturing vistas of Valletta and the surrounding landscapes. Discover the hidden gems of this charming city, appreciating its timeless beauty and rich historical significance. Your adventure then leads you to the picturesque fishing village of Marsaxlokk, renowned for its traditional Luzzu boats and vibrant market. Experience the lively atmosphere as locals and visitors alike flock to the waterfront, perusing stalls filled with fresh fish, local crafts, and delightful souvenirs. Immerse yourself in the colors, scents, and sounds of this charming village, and perhaps savor a delicious seafood lunch at one of the waterfront restaurants. As the tour comes to a close, you'll be filled with a deeper understanding of Malta's maritime heritage, the legacy of the Knights of St. John, and the vibrant traditions of its charming fishing villages. Return to your hotel and overnight.
DAY 5: FREE DAY
Today is a free day to explore Malta on your own. You may choose to relax at your hotel or explore other areas of the island
DAY 6: HAGAR QIM, BLUE GROTTO
After breakfast, depart for a half-day tour of Hagar Qim, a prehistoric temple complex, and the Blue Grotto, a natural wonder of sea caves and crystal-clear waters. Your journey begins with a visit to the fascinating Hagar Qim temple complex. Located on the southern coast of Malta, Hagar Qim is a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the most important prehistoric temple sites on the island. Step into the footsteps of early civilizations as you explore these awe-inspiring megalithic temples, which date back over 5,000 years. Marvel at the massive stone structures, carefully constructed by our ancestors, and ponder the mysteries that surround their purpose and significance. From Hagar Qim, venture to the mesmerizing Blue Grotto, a natural wonder that showcases the island's coastal splendor. Board a traditional Maltese boat and embark on an unforgettable journey through a series of sea caves, illuminated by the shimmering blue light reflected on the crystal-clear waters. Be captivated by the interplay of light and shadow as you glide along, witnessing the enchanting beauty of the underwater world beneath you. As you explore the Blue Grotto, take in the stunning rock formations and marvel at the vibrant colors that adorn the caves. Your experienced boat captain will share fascinating insights and stories about the geological formations and the rich marine life that call this area home.
DAY 7: DINGLI CLIFFS, MOSTA
After breakfast, you'll set off on a journey to explore Dingli Cliffs and Mosta Dome. First, prepare to be mesmerized by the awe-inspiring Dingli Cliffs, where dramatic limestone cliffs meet the endless expanse of the Mediterranean Sea. As you stand on the edge of these majestic cliffs, take in the breathtaking panoramic views that stretch as far as the eye can see. Feel the invigorating sea breeze against your skin as you marvel at the sheer beauty and immensity of nature's masterpiece. Next, your tour takes you to Mosta Dome, a renowned landmark that captivates visitors with its remarkable architecture and historical significance. The Basilica of the Assumption, commonly known as Mosta Dome, boasts an impressive dome that dominates the skyline of the town. Step inside this magnificent church and be awestruck by the sheer scale of its dome, one of the largest unsupported domes in the world. Learn about the fascinating story of how the dome miraculously survived a World War II bombing, solidifying its place in Malta's history. After a morning filled with awe and wonder, return to your hotel, where the rest of the day is yours to enjoy at leisure.
DAY 8: DEPARTURE
After breakfast, check out of your hotel and transfer to Malta International Airport for your departure flight.
The package includes the following:
- Airport pick-up / Drop-off in an air-conditioned comfortable modern vehicle.
- 7 Nights’ accommodation in the Hotel mentioned above Class in a Standard Room.
- Breakfast at the hotel.
- Transportation as per the above-mentioned itinerary.
- English-speaking Local Tour Guide escorting the group throughout the itinerary.
- VAT, Parking Fees, and service charges.
The package excludes the following:
- Entrance Fees to Museums and other attractions.
- Blue Grotto Boat ride tickets are to be bought from the kiosk on the day – subject to weather and sea conditions.
- Visa fees and departure tax (where applicable).
- Travel insurance.
- Any additional expenses or trips/ excursions not mentioned in the itinerary.