Valletta, Mdina & The Wonders Of Malta
7 nights. April 2019 - November 2019. From £719.00.
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Join our Tour Manager for a winter-warming holiday packed full of escorted tours that lift the lid on this wonderful island destination and its smaller, greener sister-island, Gozo. Bustling modern resorts, hidden coves, a rugged hinterland, a dramatic citadel capital, and above all the warmest of welcomes for British visitors - Malta has it all!
Tour Highlights And InclusionsSeven nights' dinner, bed and breakfast accommodation at your chosen hotel
Return scheduled flights to Malta
Comfortable coach travel and transfers
Fully escorted by a friendly, professional Tour Manager
A week of rest, exploration and Maltese hospitality
Getting to know Malta's historic capital, Valletta
Spend a day on Gozo, Malta's fascinating sister island
Enjoy an evening in a traditional restaurant
Explore the island's interior, including historic Mosta and the 'Silent City' of Mdina
Valletta's 'three cities' - home to the Knights of St John
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 1Fly to Malta, meet your Tour Manager and transfer to your chosen hotel in the delightful Qawra area of St Paul's Bay.
Day 2Spend today relaxing in your hotel or exploring your surroundings at your leisure.
Day 3Join your Tour Manager for an included exploration of Valletta, the island's fascinating capital. After a visit to the Malta Experience, an award-winning audio-visual presentation that places the city and the island in their historical context, you'll see the major sights, including the Auberge de Castille, magnificent former home to the Knights of St John and now the Prime Minister's office, and the Upper Barracca Gardens.
Day 4Today's included excursion will see you board the ferry for a crossing to the quaint port of Mgarr, gateway to Gozo - Malta's smaller, greener sister isle.
Visit Victoria - the island's fortified capital - and the fascinating 'Inland Sea' at Dwerja. We'll also stop at Calypso's Cave overlooking sandy Ramla Bay, and the delightful coastal resort of Xlendi, before returning to Malta past the tiny islet of Comino.
Day 5Spend your day resting and relaxing, and in the evening, join your fellow guests for an evening of traditional Maltese hospitality in the historic town of Mosta. Enjoy a meal of Maltese cuisine served by waiters dressed in authentic period costume, as well as a display of traditional Maltese music and dancing.
Day 6On today's included tour you'll travel inland to Mdina, the ancient, fortified former capital with its spectacular rampart views and its narrow stone-built streets in the beautiful 'silent city'.
The tour also includes the Grotto at Rabat, where Bellini's 'St Paul' depicts the apostle's shipwreck on the island, and the famous domed church at Mosta, which survived a direct hit during the WW2 bombardment of the island.
Day 7Our final included excursion explores the area across from Valletta's Grand Harbour, where three medieval 'cities' reflect the island's rich history. See one of the earliest Maltese Crosses in Vittoriosa, one of the Mediterranean's oldest dockyards at Cospicua, and Senglea with its waterside houses and steps down to the sea.
You'll also pay a visit to the colourful fishing village of Marsaxlokk, with its busy market, and Tarxien, where ancient temples contain carved symbols not dissimilar to Celtic engravings.
Day 8Transfer back to the airport for check-in and your flight home as your holiday to Malta draws to a close. 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
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.
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.
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.
Departures from Belfast, East Midlands and NewcastleCustomers flying from these airports depart and return one day later that the standard departures. As a result, their excursion programme will begin on Day Two, rather than Day Three, and will end with a day to relax in the resort.
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 conditionsThis offer applies to new bookings on air-inclusive holidays and river cruise only made between 14th and 18th February 2019 (inclusive) only. Prices shown when booking do not include the discount. The discount will be applied to your booking once the promo code (VAL10) has been entered and will be confirmed before purchase. The discount applies to your final holiday price at the time of booking (excluding holiday insurance if selected). This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer, is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. Back to top