Historic Gems of Malta
8 days from £1,199 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:
4 excursions and visits
- Half-day tour of Valletta
- Half-day excursion to Hagar Qim and Wied iz-Zurrieq
- Half-day sightseeing tour of Mosta, Rabat and Mdina
- Full-day excursion to Gozo (2021 only)
- 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
- 10 meals: 7 breakfasts (days 2-8) 1 lunch (day 7) 2 dinners (days 1 and 7) 2020 departures don’t include lunch on day 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.
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. In 2021, we’ll also visit Fort St Elmo, the National War Museum and Upper Barrakka Gardens.
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 you can choose an optional excursion - ‘Times of Malta’. This full-day guided tour will include the original historic entrance of Vittoriosa, the oldest of the Three Cities; the Malta at War Museum, with an exhibition on Malta’s role in World War II and an original wartime documentary; Dingli Cliffs, the highest point on Malta; a handicrafts village with free time for shopping; and the Botanical Gardens.
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.
We’ll make a visit to the legendary island of the Goddess Calypso and Malta’s sister island - Gozo - on a guided tour. 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. Lunch is included and we’ll also visit the citadel in Victoria and the Bay of Xlendi. Please note: For 2020 this excursion (and lunch) aren’t included, but can be booked as an optional.
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.