Christmas In Malta
7 nights. December 2018. From £739.00.
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Head south to the Mediterranean for this winter-warming festive break on the historic island of Malta. Blessed year round with an agreeable climate, Malta puts on a wonderful festive cloak at Christmas, combining the very best traditional celebrations and some glittering illuminations.
Tour Highlights And InclusionsSoak up the colour and atmosphere of Malta's historic capital, Valetta
Visit the ancient 'three cities' of Vittoriosa, Cospicua and Senglea
A traditional Christmas dinner and festive entertainment in your hotel
Seven nights' half-board accommodation at your chosen hotel
Return flights to Malta
Comfortable coach travel and transfers
One piece of hold luggage per person
Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced Tour Manager Single rooms are available for a supplement
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Day OneFly to Malta, meet your Tour Manager and transfer to your chosen hotel in Qawra.
Day TwoRest and relax in the hotel, getting to know this delightful area, which throws itself into the Christmas festivities every year, with its bars and cafes that fringe the sandy bay all dressed for the season.
Day ThreeOn the first of our included excursions you'll explore Valletta. Visit the award-winning Malta Experience, where an audio-visual presentation will reveal the history of the island and its capital; the Lascaris War Rooms; the Upper Barracca Gardens; and the Auberge de Castille - former home to the Knights of St John.
Day FourThis afternoon's optional excursion will take you to Sliema to board a cruiser for a fascinating tour of Valletta's spectacular Grand Harbour. The scale of the massive fortifications, wharves and waterside buildings becomes all the more apparent when seen from the water.
Day Five (Christmas Eve)Today brings an opportunity for some last minute Christmas shopping, as well as an included excursion taking us on a journey back in time, as we cross Valletta's Grand Harbour to reach the three medieval 'cities' of Vittoriosa, Cospicua and Senglea.
This evening, begin your Christmas celebrations with dinner and live entertainment at the hotel.
Day Six (Christmas Day)Enjoy a perfect Christmas day of rest, relaxation and celebration in the hotel and its surroundings, including traditional Christmas Dinner and live entertainment.
Day Seven (Boxing Day)Enjoy a restful day, or perhaps join the optional excursion to delightful Gozo. Board the ferry for a crossing to the quaint port of Mgarr, and visit the island's fortified capital, Victoria, picturesque Marsalforn, famous Calypso's Cave overlooking sandy Ramla Bay and the fascinating 'Inland Sea' at Dwerja.
Spend a last evening in the hotel, reliving the highlights of a special Christmas.
Day EightReturn to the airport to check in for your flight home. Back to top
AccommodationThe Santana Hotel
'''A fine hotel offering a good selection of facilities.''
This excellent hotel is centrally located a short stroll from the resort's promenade and beach. There is a vast array of shops, bars and restaurants in the immediate vicinity, and the casino and the bus station that connects Qawra to the rest of the island are very close by. DRINKS PACKAGE UPGRADE AVAILABLE - PLEASE CALL TO BOOK.
The Santana has a roof-top swimming pool and sun terrace (weather permitting), an indoor heated pool and 24-hour coffee shop and restaurant. There is also a bar and lounge area, a reception, two lifts and a pub. The hotel's leisure centre offers a fitness room, sauna, Jacuzzi and various health and beauty treatments.
All of the bedrooms are comfortably furnished and air-conditioned/heated, and offer private facilities, balconies, radios, telephones, hairdryers, mini-bars and satellite TV.Dolmen Resort Hotel and Spa
''A large, well-designed hotel boasting a good standard of service.''
Extensively refurbished in 2009, the four-star Dolmen Resort Hotel is beautifully located at the water's edge, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and St Paul's islands. The resort of Qawra is a pleasant five-minute stroll from the hotel grounds.
The hotel's facilities include a reception area, a casino, an a la carte and buffet restaurant, a cocktail bar and a cafeteria. There are four outdoor swimming pools on the grounds, and the newly designed spa incorporates state-of-the-art therapy rooms with the latest equipment as well as a fitness room, an indoor pool with hydro-massage and a sauna. The hotel has an entertainment programme with shows and activities most evenings.
All the bedrooms are air-conditioned and have balconies. Each room also has private facilities, a safety deposit box, satellite TV, a telephone, a radio, a mini-bar and a hairdryer. Sea-view rooms are available for a supplement.Back to top
European closing timesShops in Europe will generally close from early afternoon on Christmas Eve until 27th December. Included tours and excursions have been chosen for their scenic or historic value.
Hotel transfer timesThe transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately 30 minutes.
Combining hotel transfersWe sometimes need to combine transfers to and from your hotel. We always try to keep any wait to a minimum, but you may be asked to wait at the airport for up to an hour, while other incoming flights arrive, before the transfer to your hotel. Similarly, we may need to transfer you back to the airport up to three hours before your flight home departs.
Special requirementsIf you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.
Itinerary changesOccasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.
Disabled accessThe majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.
Foreign Office travel adviceVisit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.
Terms and conditions*This 10% discount offer applies to new bookings only on all air-inclusive and river cruise holidays made between 22nd and 27th November 2018 (inclusive) only. Prices shown when booking do not include the discount. The discount will be applied to your booking once the promo code (BLACK) has been entered and will be confirmed before purchase. Prices shown are based on two people sharing. The discount applies to your final holiday price (excluding Holiday Insurance) at the time of booking. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Back to top