Spotlight on Malta
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Malta might be one of the smallest nations in Europe, but its strategic position at the crossroads of the Mediterranean has allowed it to cultivate a rich culture over thousands of years. This centre-based tour goes beyond the seaside resorts for which the island is most famous, exploring instead the exciting history of the capital, Valletta; the three cities of Birgu, Senglea and Bormla; as well as the historic sites of the Hagar Qim temples and Marsaxlokk village. Highlights include driving your own electric buggy though the narrow streets, and a tuk-tuk tour of Gozo island.
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Superior Group Tour in brief
Day 1: Fly to Malta
Take a morning flight from London (regional connections available) to Malta with Air Malta. Transfer to the Waterfront Hotel (or similar) for the duration of the tour. (N)
Day 2: Tour of Valletta
Embark on a guided tour of Maltas compact capital, Valletta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site brimming with baroque marvels, twisting streets and charming cafes. Highlights include St Johns Co-Cathedral and the palatial rooms of Casa Rocca Piccola. Round off your excursion with lunch at Rampila Restaurant, uniquely situated in the citys 16th-century bastions. (B, L)
Day 3: Day at leisure
Today is yours to spend as you wish. Enjoy a day full of activity, or simply unwind ahead of the next stage of your journey. (B)
Day 4: Discovery of the Three Cities
Explore Vittoriosa, Senglea and Cospicua together known as The Three Cities of Malta in a petite electric car called a Rolling Geek. Easy to drive, they are an excellent and fun way to navigate the narrow, cobbled streets. Next, enjoy a half-hour private harbour cruise aboard a traditional Maltese passenger boat. These colourful vessels are icons of Maltese culture. (B)
Day 5: Tuk-tuk adventure in Gozo
Cross by ferry to Gozo, Maltas second largest island, for a full day tour by tuk-tuk. Highlights include the Ggantija temples (that predate the pyramids) and the Xwejni salt pans. There is also a stop at the Tal-Massar Winery for sampling the award-winning wines. Return to Malta late afternoon. (B, L)
Day 6: Hagar Qim, Blue Grotto & Mdina tour
Embark on a full-day tour to the 5,000-year-old temple complex of Hagar Qim and the historic walled city of Mdina. The day also includes a boat ride to the Blue Grotto, a series of sea caves naturally lit by breaks in the rock. (B)
Day 7: Fly to London
Transfer back to Malta airport and fly to London. (B)
As per itinerary B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
Private & tailor-made travel
This itinerary can be taken privately on a date that suits you, for which guideline prices are shown. Alternatively, it can be tailored to your exact requirements. Please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.