Christmas in Malta
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There is so much to discover on the small island of Malta, which boasts a mild climate, even during the winter months. On this Christmas break, youll delve into its history as you explore cities built and fortified by the Knights of St John, take a cruise around Vallettas famous Grand Harbour and have the option to journey to its lovely sister island, Gozo.
DAY 1 UK MALTA
Youll depart on your flight to Malta today. On arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in the picturesque resort of St Pauls Bay. After settling into your room, the rest of the day is free for you to spend as you please. Unlimited wine, beer, water and soft drinks are included at mealtimes.
DAY 2 MDINA & VALLETTA
Join your Tour Manager on an included excursion which takes you to the centre of the island and the walled city of Mdina. Dominated by its ancient citadel, it has a unique atmosphere, and as you pass through its narrow streets youll be able to admire its honey-hued stone buildings and hidden alleyways.
DAY 3 CHRISTMAS EVE, THREE CITIES & HARBOUR CRUISE
Lets get out and about today on an included tour which takes in the ancient harbour towns of Vittoriosa, Cospicua and Senglea. Collectively known as the Three Cities, all were built and fortified by the Knights of St John and offer a fascinating insight into Maltas history. Sit back and relax as we drive through Cospicua to Vittoriosa, whose waterfront is home to the former Palace of the General of the Galleys and the Order of St Johns Treasury. Next, take in spectacular views in Senglea, which sits on a promontory jutting out into the Grand Harbour.
DAY 4 CHRISTMAS DAY, ST PAULS BAY
Its Christmas Day, so enjoy a relaxed day at your hotel and a special festive lunch with all the trimmings.
DAY 5 BOXING DAY, ST PAULS BAY AT LEISURE
Today you can head to the beautiful island of Gozo via a short ferry ride if you choose to join our optional excursion. Your first stop will be the resort of Marsalforn, where you will board a trackless train for a picturesque journey. Your next stop will be Victoria, Gozos capital, with its fascinating UNESCO-listed Citadel, and youll end the day at Savina for a well-deserved wine-tasting.
DAY 6 MALTA UK
Today we will transfer you to the airport for your return flight to the UK.