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The ultimate Malta experience

Priced From $1,750 per person

6 Days | 5 Nights

Welcome – to Malta, the island of enchantment. Experience first hand echoes of a long and glorious history abound in this sun-soaked Mediterranean gem. The amazing climate, picturesque vistas and hearty cuisine is sure to delight all your senses. On this 6 day journey, explore the imprints of history left by many civilizations, exclusive meals, wine tasting, cultural experiences like none other. Be ready to be wowed.

5 nights hotel accommodation  

City tour of Valletta visiting the Upper Barrakka Gardens, St. John’s Co-Cathedral and Manoel Theater

Private visit to one of Malta’s finest artisans, an expert in clock making and gilding whose lineage dates back to the 18th century

Lunch at the iconic Nenu The Baker Restaurant, serving a variety of traditional Maltese dishes

Full day tour to Southern Malta and the Old Capital

Visit to Marsaxlokk Village, the main fishing village of Malta as well as the best place to see brightly painted fishing boats

Lean the traditional techniques of making Maltese bread in Rabat

Meet a traditional sheep farmer to see how the prized Maltese cheese “gbejna” is made

Visit a vineyard and learn about the indigenous grapes that are used to produce wonderful wine and of course, some tastings!

Breakfast daily

Day tour to Gozo

Enjoy iconic boat experience at the Blue Grotto

Special meals as highlighted

Comprehensive sightseeing

 

Day 1: Arrive Valletta

Welcome to Malta! Upon arrival you will be met by a Sky Vacations ambassador and transferred to your hotel. The balance of the day is yours to explore beautiful Valletta or simply relax and unwind.

Day 2: Valletta

Your first day of touring introduces you to this amazing city. Valletta was built by the Knights of St. John after the Great Siege of Malta by the Ottomans in 1565. The city “built by gentlemen for gentlemen” boasts over 320 monuments and is a Baroque capital recognized as the European Capital of Culture in 2018. You’ll love what’s in store within its main gates – a great mix of history and present culture.

Highlights of your tour include a visit to the Upper Barrakka Gardens, offering the most panoramic views in Malta, St. John’s Co-Cathedral, built in 1565 and a visit to one of the oldest working theaters in Europe, The Manoel Theater. You’ll also make a private visit to one of Malta’s finest artisans, an expert in clock making and gilding whose lineage dates back to the 18th century.

After all this sightseeing, you’ll be ready for a bite to eat! We’ve arranged lunch (additional charge) at one of the best spots in Malta, the iconic Nenu The Baker Restaurant, serving a variety of traditional Maltese dishes. Make sure to add a ftira to your meal. It’s a pizza, but not really a pizza!

Day 3: Southern Malta and The Old Capital

Today your full day tour takes you to Southern Malta and the Old Capital.  Begin your day with a lovely countryside walk from the heart of a small village to the western coast area. Its’ truly unbelievable that just 20 minutes outside the hustle and bustle of the central east portion of the island you find true serenity.

Next up, step back some 5500 years with a visit to the Hagar Qim and Mnajdra Temple sites. The temples were excavated in 1839 and are thought to have been built to worship a type of fertility goddess. To put their age into perspective – they are around 1000 years older than the pyramids at Giza and Stonehenge. Who knew!?  Your day continues with a boat ride through the Blue Grotto – a series of sea caverns that will highlight beautiful waters in the area. It’s a very refreshing experience!

You’re then off to Marsaxlokk Village, known for being the main fishing village of Malta as well as the best place to see the brightly painted fishing boats. Enjoy time on your own for lunch at one of the fine restaurants here. You end your day with a very special visit to the Old Capital City of Mdina. You will feel the power as you enter the city and will be entranced with the families who continue to live here. It’s Malta’s only medieval city with a range of architecture that includes Norman and Arabic features. If you’re a Game of Thrones fan, you will recognize the main gates immediately!

Day 4: Rabat

Don’t eat too much at breakfast, because Maltese food and wine is the focus of today’s touring!

Begin the day with a visit a local bakery in the village of Rabat. Lean about the traditional techniques of making Maltese bread and taste it right from the oven. Malta is known for its local flare and village bakeries play an integral part of the community.  Enjoy the unique opportunity to learn how to make the coveted passtizzi snack (a meal for some) in a private home. After watching a demonstration, get in there and try out your new found skill set!

You’re then on to meet a traditional sheep farmer to see how the prize Maltese cheese “gbejna” is made with time to taste a few. End your tour with a personal touch by visiting a vineyard where you will learn about the indigenous grapes that are used to produce wonderful wine and of course, some tastings!

Day 5: Gozo

A full day trip is planned to explore Malta’s sister island, Gozo. Only a 25 minute crossing from North Malta, you’ll arrive at the Island of Calypso to discover the the differences from its sister island. Highlights of your visit include seeing the production of sea salt which has a long tradition in Gozo and the saltpans found near Marsalforn are still used today. Explore one Malta’s natural wonders, the valley of Wied il-Miela . Rich in flora this is a lovely place to walk especially in the autumn and spring. The way into the valley is like a botanical display of vegetation typical of the Mediterranean. Yellow rather than green is the primary color here especially from late autumn until spring, when many fields bloom with the small yellow flower of the Cape Sorrel.

Venture to the capital of Gozo for a leisurely walk through the village streets the perfect way to people watch.  See the Citadel or Citadella is an area known to have been first fortified during the Bronze Age and later developed by the Phoenicians and continues development until, by Roman times, it had become a complex Acropolis. Up until the 18th Century, it was the only fortified refuge against attack for the inhabitants of the island. You’ll have free time to enjoy roaming the quaint back streets of the Capital City of Victoria. Gozitan lunch is served at Ta Rikardu’s. Nestled in the walls of the Citadel, Ta’ Rikardu features ingredients from the owner’s farm where we’ve taken the liberty of selecting a farmer’s platter and ravioli with wine as your meal.

After lunch head to beautiful Xlendi, the main fishing village of Gozo. Enjoy a stroll around from the historic tower that the Knights of St. John built and enjoy the main area of Xlendi. After returning to Valletta, your day ends with dinner reservations at one of Valletta’s very best restaurants, The Harbour Club.  Offering a a beautiful view of the Grand Harbor and the Victoria Gate, their menu is nicely paired with an extensive wine list.  Enjoy!

Day 6: Farewell Malta

Today you depart our lovely Malta where a private transfer takes you to the airport for your onward journey.

 

 

LOCATION NUMBER OF NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION
Valletta 5 La Facloneria Hotel

 

Prices are land only per person based on double occupancy. Restrictions apply. For our complete terms and conditions, click here.

5 nights hotel accommodation  

City tour of Valletta visiting the Upper Barrakka Gardens, St. John’s Co-Cathedral and Manoel Theater

Private visit to one of Malta’s finest artisans, an expert in clock making and gilding whose lineage dates back to the 18th century

Lunch at the iconic Nenu The Baker Restaurant, serving a variety of traditional Maltese dishes

Full day tour to Southern Malta and the Old Capital

Visit to Marsaxlokk Village, the main fishing village of Malta as well as the best place to see brightly painted fishing boats

Lean the traditional techniques of making Maltese bread in Rabat

Meet a traditional sheep farmer to see how the prized Maltese cheese “gbejna” is made

Visit a vineyard and learn about the indigenous grapes that are used to produce wonderful wine and of course, some tastings!

Breakfast daily

Day tour to Gozo

Enjoy iconic boat experience at the Blue Grotto

Special meals as highlighted

Comprehensive sightseeing

Day 1: Arrive Valletta

Welcome to Malta! Upon arrival you will be met by a Sky Vacations ambassador and transferred to your hotel. The balance of the day is yours to explore beautiful Valletta or simply relax and unwind.

Day 2: Valletta

Your first day of touring introduces you to this amazing city. Valletta was built by the Knights of St. John after the Great Siege of Malta by the Ottomans in 1565. The city “built by gentlemen for gentlemen” boasts over 320 monuments and is a Baroque capital recognized as the European Capital of Culture in 2018. You’ll love what’s in store within its main gates – a great mix of history and present culture.

Highlights of your tour include a visit to the Upper Barrakka Gardens, offering the most panoramic views in Malta, St. John’s Co-Cathedral, built in 1565 and a visit to one of the oldest working theaters in Europe, The Manoel Theater. You’ll also make a private visit to one of Malta’s finest artisans, an expert in clock making and gilding whose lineage dates back to the 18th century.

After all this sightseeing, you’ll be ready for a bite to eat! We’ve arranged lunch at one of the best spots in Malta, the iconic Nenu The Baker Restaurant, serving a variety of traditional Maltese dishes. Make sure to add a ftira to your meal. It’s a pizza, but not really a pizza!

Day 3: Southern Malta and The Old Capital

Today your full day tour takes you to Southern Malta and the Old Capital.  Begin your day with a lovely countryside walk from the heart of a small village to the western coast area. Its’ truly unbelievable that just 20 minutes outside the hustle and bustle of the central east portion of the island you find true serenity.

Next up, step back some 5500 years with a visit to the Hagar Qim and Mnajdra Temple sites. The temples were excavated in 1839 and are thought to have been built to worship a type of fertility goddess. To put their age into perspective – they are around 1000 years older than the pyramids at Giza and Stonehenge. Who knew!?  Your day continues with a boat ride through the Blue Grotto – a series of sea caverns that will highlight beautiful waters in the area. It’s a very refreshing experience!

You’re then off to Marsaxlokk Village, known for being the main fishing village of Malta as well as the best place to see the brightly painted fishing boats. Enjoy time on your own for lunch at one of the fine restaurants here. You end your day with a very special visit to the Old Capital City of Mdina. You will feel the power as you enter the city and will be entranced with the families who continue to live here. It’s Malta’s only medieval city with a range of architecture that includes Norman and Arabic features. If you’re a Game of Thrones fan, you will recognize the main gates immediately!

Day 4: Rabat

Don’t eat too much at breakfast, because Maltese food and wine is the focus of today’s touring!

Begin the day with a visit a local bakery in the village of Rabat. Lean about the traditional techniques of making Maltese bread and taste it right from the oven. Malta is known for its local flare and village bakeries play an integral part of the community.  Enjoy the unique opportunity to learn how to make the coveted passtizzi snack (a meal for some) in a private home. After watching a demonstration, get in there and try out your new found skill set!

You’re then on to meet a traditional sheep farmer to see how the prize Maltese cheese “gbejna” is made with time to taste a few. End your tour with a personal touch by visiting a vineyard where you will learn about the indigenous grapes that are used to produce wonderful wine and of course, some tastings!

Day 5: Gozo

A full day trip is planned to explore Malta’s sister island, Gozo. Only a 25 minute crossing from North Malta, you’ll arrive at the Island of Calypso to discover the the differences from its sister island. Highlights of your visit include seeing the production of sea salt which has a long tradition in Gozo and the saltpans found near Marsalforn are still used today. Explore one Malta’s natural wonders, the valley of Wied il-Miela . Rich in flora this is a lovely place to walk especially in the autumn and spring. The way into the valley is like a botanical display of vegetation typical of the Mediterranean. Yellow rather than green is the primary color here especially from late autumn until spring, when many fields bloom with the small yellow flower of the Cape Sorrel.

Venture to the capital of Gozo for a leisurely walk through the village streets the perfect way to people watch.  See the Citadel or Citadella is an area known to have been first fortified during the Bronze Age and later developed by the Phoenicians and continues development until, by Roman times, it had become a complex Acropolis. Up until the 18th Century, it was the only fortified refuge against attack for the inhabitants of the island. You’ll have free time to enjoy roaming the quaint back streets of the Capital City of Victoria. Gozitan lunch is served at Ta Rikardu’s. Nestled in the walls of the Citadel, Ta’ Rikardu features ingredients from the owner’s farm where we’ve taken the liberty of selecting a farmer’s platter and ravioli with wine as your meal.

After lunch head to beautiful Xlendi, the main fishing village of Gozo. Enjoy a stroll around from the historic tower that the Knights of St. John built and enjoy the main area of Xlendi. After returning to Valletta, your day ends with dinner reservations at one of Valletta’s very best restaurants, The Harbour Club.  Offering a a beautiful view of the Grand Harbor and the Victoria Gate, their menu is nicely paired with an extensive wine list.  Enjoy!

Day 6: Farewell Malta

Today you depart our lovely Malta where a private transfer takes you to the airport for your onward journey.

Prices are land only per person based on double occupancy. Restrictions apply. For our complete terms and conditions, click here.

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