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Historical Malta - Palaces, Folklore & World War Ii

Europe
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Board Basis: Mixed Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TJUSSEMI

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Air

​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.

​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.

PRICE FROM ? £1019 per person
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What's Included

  • Just You Tour Manager as your host
  • Return flights from Gatwick with British Airways
  • 7 nights in a 4-star hotel
  • 11 meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 light lunch, 3 dinners
  • Specialist Local Guide
  • Welcome dinner
  • Drinks included with the two dinners in the hotel on day 1 and 2​
  • Afternoon tea
  • Farewell dinner with folklore show
  • Overseas transfers & other transportation
  • Porterage
  • Dedicated Just You representative to greet you at all UK airports
  • 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
  • Folklore show

Not Included

Itinerary

  • DAY 1 UK to Malta
  • ​Depart on your flight to Malta and transfer to St Paul's Bay. Get to know your travelling companions on a walking tour of the area around the hotel and an included dinner. ​
  • DAY 2 Valletta
  • ​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. Our final stop is St Paul's Church. We'll enjoy free time before heading back to the hotel this afternoon. ​ Dinner at the hotel is included this evening.
  • DAY 3 Gozo
  • ​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. We end the day with dinner in a restaurant offering panoramic sea views. ​
  • DAY 4 Mellieha & Palazzo Parisio
  • ​Today is free for you 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 shelter residents from World War II bombs. We'll also visit the Aviation Museum and enjoy afternoon tea in the gardens of the Palazzo Parisio.
  • DAY 5 Scenic tour by Vintage Bus
  • Our included tour today is a scenic tour by vintage bus. Stops include the botanical gardens of San Anton Palace and the Ta'Qali Crafts Village. In Rabat, we'll taste pastizzi – a traditional pastry usually filled with ricotta cheese or peas. Our final stop is Mosta Village, whose church was modelled on Rome's Pantheon. It became famous during World War II when a bomb crashed through its dome but failed to explode.

    After an afternoon at leisure you might choose to join our optional evening excursion to Mdina and the traditional village of Mgarr, where we'll enjoy a buffet of local dishes and live music. 

  • DAY 6 Marsaxlokk, Blue Grotto & Hagar Qim temples
  • ​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.
  • DAY 7 Three Cities & cruise
  • Today's included excursion begins with a walking tour of Vittoriosa, Cospicua and Senglea - 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. ​
  • DAY 8 Malta to UK
  • Today we'll fly back to the UK​.

    Please note that customers travelling in 2019 will be staying at the 4* Hotel Santana.

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Accommodation

    • DB San Antonio Hotel & Spa
    • Located in the northern part of Malta in the heart of Qawra, St. Paul''s Bay, overlooking the stunning clear Mediterranean Sea and only 15km from the capital city, Valetta.

      Hotel rooms feature a balcony, air-conditioning, satellite TV, free WiFi, a private bathroom with a hairdryer and a safe. All rooms have the option of a sea view, pool view or inland view.

      Other hotel facilities include a selection of restaurants and bars and a swimming pool (typically open May-Sept). You can hire pool towels, and you will just be required to pay a deposit for each towel. The hotel has its own entertainment programme and a fitness club.
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Optional Excursions

  • Tour of Gozo including dinner
  • World War II air-raid shelters & afternoon tea at Parisio Palace
  • Discover Mdina by night including traditional dinner
  • The fishing village of Marsaxlokk, the Blue Grotto & Hagar Qim temples
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Further Information

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