Stay and Explore
Historic Gems of Malta
8 days from £979 per person
This island nation’s strategic location in the middle of the Mediterranean, just south of Sicily, has created a fascinating history. On this 8-day tour you’ll get to explore its tiny 16th-century capital, Valletta, built by the Knights of St John. Then travel even further back in time to around 3600 BC with a humbling visit to Hagar Qim (Worshipping Stones), a megalithic temple complex. Round off your historical immersion with a visit to the atmospheric towns of Mosta, Rabat and Mdina.
Your holiday includes:
3 excursions and visits
- Half-day tour of Valletta including St John’s Cathedral
- Half-day excursion to Hagar Qim and Wied iz-Zurrieq
- Half-day sightseeing tour of Mosta, Rabat and Mdina
- 7 nights in hotel (accommodation as specified or similar)
- International flights. Prices are based on return flights with Air Malta from London Heathrow or Gatwick. Supplements may apply from other airports
- 9 meals: 7 breakfasts (days 2-8) 2 dinners (days 1 and 7)
- Portable audio headset system on excursions
- Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
- Titan tour manager
- Travel in destination by coach
UK - Valletta - St Julian’s
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your flight to Malta. On arrival we transfer to your hotel in St Julian’s - the Radisson Blu (5-star).
Radisson Blu, St Julian’s (5-star)
On our included half-day tour, we introduce you to Valletta, the attractive 16th century capital of the island and home to a grand harbour. We take in St John’s Cathedral, filled with magnificent gifts from the Knights of St John.
Today you are at leisure to make your own explorations of this charming island; or, alternatively, join an optional guided half-day harbour cruise.
Today is free, or there is a further optional full-day guided excursion - ‘Times of Malta’; visit the original historic entrance of Vittoriosa, the oldest of the Three Cities and first capital of the Knights of St John; the Malta at War Museum combines an attractive exhibition about the Second World War in Malta along with the viewing of an original wartime documentary; make a visit to the Handicrafts Village, with free time for shopping, followed by the Botanical Gardens and a drive along Dingli Cliffs, the highest point on Malta, for spectacular views of the south-western coast of the island.
Hagar Qim - Wied iz-Zurrieq
We have included a guided half-day excursion to Hagar Qim today. The megalithic temple complex dates back to 3600-3200 BC and is UNESCO World Heritage-listed. Following our tour, we’ll head to the tiny harbour of Wied iz-Zurrieq for time to explore.
Mosta - Rabat - Mdina
Enjoy an included guided half-day sightseeing tour of Mosta, famous for its Rotunda church; Rabat, where St Paul is said to have lived, and Mdina. This walled city has a unique atmosphere and, passing through the narrow streets, we admire the magnificent cathedral and the imposing bastions.
Another day at leisure; or join an optional guided tour to the Island of Gozo - the legendary island of the Goddess Calypso and Malta’s sister island. Only a short ferry crossing away, Gozo has a character entirely of its own - it is rich in varied landscapes, natural sights and historical features, with the citadel in the chief town of Victoria dating back to Carthaginian and Roman times. This full-day excursion, including lunch, will visit the citadel in Victoria and the Bay of Xlendi.
Day 8 St Julian’s - Valletta - UK
We transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK. Upon arrival, your Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.