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Itinerary 2: 5 Day Discover Malta Multi Day Group Tour
Starts on Sunday/Ends on Thursday


Abbreviations: FD Full Day Tour, HD Half Day Morning, HD+ Extended Half Day Tour
The times that appear in the brackets indicate the tours (start/end) times.
These times may change depending on your pick up location.

!Note The order in which the tours operate may be different to how they are displayed below.

Tour 1: Blue Grotto & Marsaxlokk Fishing Village HD (0900hrs/1300hrs)
Our first stop includes a visit to Wied iz-Zurrieq (valley of Zurrieq) and a visit to the Blue Grotto. This picturesque grotto and its neighbouring system of sea caverns mirrors the brilliant phosphorescent colors of underwater flora. Boat trips to the caves which take around 25 minutes allow you to explore these grottoes and sea caverns along this stretch of coast. The cost of the boat trip is not included and operate subject to suitable weather conditions.

We then continue to our next stop and an opportunity to experience a little local culture when we visit the pretty traditional fishing village of Marsaxlokk. Marsaxlokk, is a quaint fishing village and is characterized by low lying buildings and the colourful traditional fishing boats known as the 'luzzu'.Here you can also enjoy some free time at the local market which lines the full stretch of the seafront from one end to the other.

After a visit to the market our tour comes to an end after our visit to Marsaxlokk and we make our way back.


Tour 2: Discovering Gozo FD (0800hrs/1700hrs)
We transfer 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 of Gozo.

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 see 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.


Tour 3: Three Cities
HD (0900hrs/1300hrs)
The 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 harbour.

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 world!

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.


Tour 4: Mosta Dome, Crafts Village & Mdina Medieval City FD (0900hrs/1300hrs)
This tour includes some of central Malta's highlights and our first stop includes a visit to the town of Mosta. Dominating the central piazza is the Rotunda church, more commonly known as Mosta Dome . It is
 
probably the most famous church in Malta, mainly because of it's large dome which is the fourth largest unsupported dome in Europe. For many visitors the most fascinating feature of this church was the World War II incident when during an air raid a bomb pierced the dome and fell inside the church during a service which was attended by 300 locals, but the bomb failed to explode and this the locals hailed as a miracle. You can visit the sacristy which displays the events and houses a replica of the bomb.

Our next stop is the Ta'Qali Village. Ta'Qali was once the British RAF base in central Malta, this old air field is now home to our National Football Stadium, a  National park, conventions centre and Crafts Village which houses an array of artisans. Here we can view the local crafts and it is also the ideal place to purchase some gifts from a good selection of locally made pottery and ceramics, filigree and jewellery, cane works, stone and much more. Do not miss out on the glassblowers – decorative glass made in the traditional manner by hand and mouth; also etching and crystal cutting.

Our final visit is to the medieval city of 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 (Knights of St. John) and Citta Vecchia (after Valletta was built). Today it is also referred to as the Silent City since it inspires tranquility 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.

At this stage our tour comes to an end and we make our way back.


Tour 5: Valletta - Malta's Capital City HD (0900hrs/1300hrs)

During our tour of Valletta our guide will unfold the history of this magnificent city which was built by the Knights of St. John during the 16th and 17th centuries. Valletta is often referred to as one big open air museum and this is evident as you start to explore it and discover something different around every corner.

We start our walking tour of Valletta at the Upper Barraka Gardens
 which offer stunning views of the Grand Harbour and magnificent fortifications, a walk down the mains streets where you can admire numerous historical buildings built by the Knights of St. John including the Auberges, Palazzos, the Grand Master's Palace and the St. John's Co. Cathedral, the Church of the Order and also home to Caravaggio's masterpiece "Beheading of St. John" amongst other treasures. We include an internal tour of the cathedral before proceeding to our final visit at the Malta Experience which is a superb 45 minute show illustrating the history of the Maltese Islands - from Neolithic to modern times. The show is displayed on a giant screen by means of state of the art visual and audio effects.

At this stage our tour comes to an end and we make our way back.

 

Tour Details
Price €172.00 per person

Operates all year-round and
GUARANTEED weekly departures

Including:
5 day tour
Accompanied by *Licensed Tour Guide
Entrance fees (as per itinerary)
Lunch included if specified
Ferry fare to/from Gozo Island

Not Included:
Optional boat trips if applicable

*Licensed Tour Guide & Tour Language
Licensed Tour Guide. Available in 4 languages - English, German, French, Italian

Your choice of language is guaranteed, however in case of shared language tours the guide will provide the commentary in more than one language.

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.


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