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5 Day Customised Tour
The times that appear in the brackets indicate the tours (start/end)
These times may change depending on your pick up location.
Valletta, Hagar Qim,
Marsaxlokk & Mdina (0900hrs/1700hrs)
This tour covers three different periods of
Malta's golden history in one day.
Our first visit during this tour is the capital,
Valletta which was built by the Knights of St.
John in 1566. Here we include the Barraka
Gardens which offer stunning views of the Grand
Harbour and magnificent fortifications, a walk
down Triq Repubblika where you can admire
numerous historical buildings built by the
Knights of St. John including the Auberges, the
Grand Masters Palace and St. John's Co.
Cathedral, the church of the Order and also home
to Caravaggio's masterpiece "Beheading of St.
John" amongst other treasures.
After our tour of the capital we will then visit
the south west of the island where the ancient
Hagar Qim Temple site stands. Set in a rural
area this ancient temple is particularly
interesting as it has the largest and heaviest
megaliths out of all the temple sites around the
Maltese Islands, some slabs weighing a
staggering 20 tons. This temple dates back to
We then continue to our next stop and an
opportunity to experience a little local culture
when visiting the pretty traditional fishing
village of Marsaxlokk. Marsaxlokk is a quaint
fishing village and is characterized by low
lying buildings and the colorful traditional
fishing boats known as the 'luzzu'. A small
market lines the seafront and if you would like
to sample fresh Mediterranean fish there are
numerous local restaurants to choose from (other
cuisine is available).
Our final stop during this tour will be in Mdina.
Mdina is built on a plateau in the centre of the
island, the city's old Baroque buildings,
cathedral and magnificent bastion walls dominate
the rural skyline. Mdina, once the capital of
Malta until the modern city of Valletta was
built, had many names including Melite(Roman
occupation), Medina (Arabic occupation), Citta
Notabile and Citta Vecchia (after Valletta was
built). Today it is also referred to as the
Silent City since it inspires tranquillity at
any time of the day or night. The only way to
really experience and enjoy this city is on
foot, explore the quaint alleys, narrow streets,
ancient buildings and magnificent far reaching
views from the high bastion walls. Our tour at
this point comes to an end and we head back.
Day 2: Three Cities & Winery (0900hrs/14300hrs)
Three Cities of Senglea, Cospicua and Vittoriosa are located to
the south of Valletta and form part of the magnificent Grand
Harbour. These cities have endured so much in the past including
the Great Seige of 1565 against the might of the Ottomon Empire
and of course endless bombardments during WWII. This short half
day tour is a mere introduction to these unique cities, their
history, heritage and people.
The Threes Cities are located inside fortifications known as the
'Cottonera Lines' which where built by the Knights of St. John
to protect these cities during the 17th and 18th centuries. We
start our tour with a visit to Senglea. Senglea was built on a
peninsula and could only be accessed by a bridge on one side and
from the sea from the other three sides. As you enter the city
you will notice the magnificent church which is dedicated to the
Nativity of Our Lady. Today Senglea is flanked on one side by a
ship yard, on the other side the stunning yacht marina and at
the point of the city one can enjoy magnificent views of the
As soon as you leave Senglea you will immediately arrive in the
second of the three cities, Cospicua. This history of this
ancient maritime city can be traced back to the Phoenicians era
at 600 BC. The Knights of St. John built the first Dock Yard
during the 18th century, however it was the during the British
rule in Malta (1800 to 1964) that Cospicua was used extensively
by the Royal Navy. Today the old dock yard area has been
transformed into a beautiful marina and a new university.
The last of the Three Cities and undoubtedly the oldest and most
important is Vittoriosa. Otherwise and more commonly known as
Birgu, the history of Birgu is heavily linked to the Knights of
St. John. In 1530 when the Knights first arrived they made Birgu
the capital. They fortified the area and built their Palazzo's,
hospital, churches and the castle of St. Angelo, this large
fortification was separated from the main city of Birgu
connected only by a draw bridge. Today, it is known as Fort St.
Angelo and is still commands a prominent place at the heart of
the Grand Harbour. The Birgu waterfront, once lined with
Galley's nowadays is lined with super yachts from all over the
The final part of this tour includes a visit to one of the
oldest wineries. Wine making in Malta dates back many many years
and we will visit these 400 year old cellars where you can
experience some authentic Maltese heritage. You can sample some
wines during the visit.
Round Malta Cruise (0900hrs/1700hrs)
Pick-up form your hotel and transfer to Sliema Creek
to board the cruise boat for a day cruising around the coast of
Malta. See Malta from a different perspective, the cruise hugs the
coastline and you will see many of the coastline attractions. You
start by passing through the Marsamxett harbour, then heading south
passing the fishing villages, by Blue Grotto caves (the boat does
not visit the caves), cruise under the towering Dingli Cliffs, past
Popeye Village and onto Comino before the cruise stops for a couple
of hours at the Blue Lagoon. Here you will have a nice buffet lunch
and you also have the opportunity to go onto the island for a short
stroll around or if you fancy a quick dip in the crystal clear
waters of the Blue Lagoon, this is the ideal opportunity. In the
afternoon we continue with our cruise, around the other side of the
island, passing Mellieha Bay, St. Paul's and the White Rocks
coastline before returning to Sliema Creek. Transport will then
return you back to your hotels.
During your visit to Comino Island and the Blue Lagoon, optional
speedboat trips around the caves, coves and lagoons around the
island of Comino are offered by local operators. These are available
at a supplement and paid locally.
Who should book this cruise?
This is a scenic coastline cruise with long cruising time, limited
time for swimming at Comino Island. Passengers have regular seating
and both on open deck and shaded areas available.
The cruise company reserves the right to alter the route of this
cruise due to prevailing weather conditions
Discovering Gozo (0800hrs/1700hrs)
to the Cirkewwa terminal located in the north of Malta to board
our ferry for a short ferry crossing to the island of Gozo.
During the crossing you will pass the smaller island of Comino
and you will notice a top of the high rugged cliffs stands the
Santa Maria Fort which was used during the movie 'Count of Monte
Cristo' (filmed 2002). Our ferry crossing lasts only 25 minutes
and on arrival we join the guide and tour transport for our tour
You will immediately notice that Gozo is much greener and has
certain characteristics making it different to the larger of
island of Malta. We start our tour with a visit to shrine of
Ta'Pinu (dedicated to the Blessed Virgin of Ta' Pinu). This
important church is set in a stunning location, on the edge of a
ridge in open countryside and providing beautiful views of the
surrounding area. The church is also linked to a number or
'miracles' which you will discover during your visit.
We continue to our next stop and the area known as 'Dewjra'.
Here you will interesting geological sites including Dwejra Bay
and the Inland Sea which is a lagoon of seawater which has access to
the open sea though a small arch like tunnel. You can take a small
boat trip around the inland sea and through the tunnel (cost of boat
trip is not included in the tour rate, allow 4 per person if you
would like to do this and if time allows). Another of Dwejra's geological delights is the Admiral's Rock
or as it is better know, Fungus Rock. A special plant is said to
grow here which has various medical cures for conditions such as
dysentery, bleeding and impotence.
Just before our lunch break we will visit the Ta Dbiegi Crafts
Village where you can view local handmade pottery, mouth blown
glass, Gozo lace and silver filigree. This short stop is ideal
if you want to pick up a souvenir or just a short rest stop
before you settle down for lunch.
After lunch in the main city which is locally called Rabat but
you are likely to know it as Victoria, we will take a short walk
through this busy little city to join a trackless train for a
short trip up the steep hill to the fortified Cittadella. The
Cittadellla is a small walled city within the city Victoria,
only a small number of families still live within the walls.
This historical fortified city has recently undergone major
restoration works and you can visit the new visitors centre,
explore quaint alleys or stroll around the walls enjoying
amazing views of the island from the high bastions.
The final part of our tour of Gozo will take us through some of
the villages, en route we will stop at the Qala Belvedere. This
stop gives you an amazing scenic view of the landscape cascading
down to the coast and in the distance the smallest island of
Comino and the larger island of Malta...all in one photo. At
this stage our tour is coming to an end and we will make our way
back to the ferry for our return to Malta and transport you back
to the drop off point.
Maltese Folklore Night
night of Maltese food, drink, folklore song, music and dance set in
a unique venue on then outskirts of Siggiewi, a typical village at
the very heart of cultural Malta. On arrival you can enjoy a welcome
drink and stroll around the stunning open air venue.
The evening starts with a fabulous buffet dinner which includes a
variety of local food including antipasti, meat, chicken and fish,
wine and mineral water also included. Traditional sweets are served
during the entertainment. Throughout the evening you will be
entertained by local locals in traditional costume, displaying
popular themed cultural dances and playing typical local music. And
there are a few nice treats throughout the night, including the
resident farm donkeys and fireworks, towards the end of the evening
you can dance some modern latest tunes..
Prices are per person.
345.00 with a
minimum of 2 adults booking
311.25 with a
minimum of 4 adults booking
264.40 with a minimum of 6 adults booking
Contact us for
groups of more than 7 people
Start this tour on any day, between May and October
Day 1 is a Private Tour
Entrance fees and lunch not included
Accompanied by Licensed Tour Guide and available in any language.
Day 2 is a Coach
Wine tasting included.
Accompanied by Licensed Tour and available in 4 languages - English,
German, French, Italian
Day 3 is a Cruise
Transport to/from boat and lunch included
Day 4 is a Coach
Ferry fare to/from Gozo Island, entrance fees and lunch included.
Accompanied by Licensed Tour and available in 4 languages - English,
German, French, Italian
Day 5 is a Coach Group Tour
Transport to/from venue, buffet dinner
with entertainment included
Tour Pick Up Point:
The tours pick up from most
hotels or a conveniently located pick up point close to the hotel. Therefore you can stay
at a hotel of your choice.
For passengers staying in Valletta, the
pick up point is at the Phoenicia Hotel which is located just outside the main city entrance, next to the bus terminus.
If you want to join the tour but you are staying in private
accommodation which is not located in one of the main towns or resorts
it is advisable to contact
us to make sure that it is possible.
How to Book
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to book this tour