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Duration: 4 days Visiting: Malta
Welcome to Malta.
Welcome to picturesque Malta. A striking Island abundant in character, you’ll delve further into its 7,000-year history over the next few days. Transfers to your hotel are available at any time. Once at the Radisson Blu resort, sit back and relax before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Dinner with wine at 18.30.
Free Time in St Julian's.
Today is free for you to laze by the pool and enjoy the marvellous seascapes from the beachfront hotel. Perhaps take a relaxing stroll at Spinola Bay, wandering through the seaside promenade filled with restaurants and bars. Watch out for the Love monument in the centre of the walkway, a hot spot for photographs. If you’re feeling more active, why not take an Optional Experience with lunch on Gozo Island? Calypso Cave, found on the island, is said to be the one Homer wrote about in his acclaimed epic poem, The Odyssey.
Venture south to Valletta, Malta’s striking capital, with a Local Expert. Once here you’ll visit the Upper Barrakka Gardens and see the impressive St John's Cathedral, designed in a baroque fashion. Find yourself captivated by the abundance of history as you walk through the elegant streets to see why it is named The Fortress City with its restored golden-stone buildings that mould the cityscape. Continue to the pretty fishing village of Marsaxlokk and wander along its waterfront. Look out at the Mediterannean Ocean and feel completely relaxed as you watch colourful luzzu, traditional Maltese fishing boats, waft in the crystal blue water. After lunch, there's time to browse the local area. Perhaps head back to Valetta to wander on the pretty waterfront or to the National Museum of Archaeology. Objects here date back to Malta’s Neolithic period and include the iconic carved figurine of the Sleeping Lady. The evening is yours at leisure. Why not ask your Travel Director for some restaurant recommendations or make the most of your hotel’s amenities?
It’s time to say goodbye to this beautiful island and your fellow travellers, as a transfer takes you to Malta International Airport for your onward journey.
Most Insight trips already include a host of bonus highlights and comprehensive sightseeing. There may also be an exciting array of Optional Experiences which will turn an already amazing experience into the trip of a lifetime! These are entirely optional and can be booked through your Travel Director/Local Representative at the commencement of your trip. Please note, many Optional Experiences are operated by independent third party suppliers, not Insight Vacations.
Prices and availability of Optional Experiences are subject to change.
Drive to the north of Malta for a twenty minute ferry crossing to Gozo. Smaller, greener and more rural, Malta's sister island is a haven of tranquillity. Visit all the popular natural landmarks, such as the Inland Sea and Azure Window at Dwejra. Explore the imposing Citadel in Victoria and the world's oldest stone temples, predating Stonehenge and the Great Pyramids by hundreds of years. A stop is made at a pretty seaside village for lunch, with time to shop for local hand made lace and woollen goods. Please note this optional requires a minimum number to operate. The price for this optional experience is subject to change, please confirm with your Travel Director at the start of your trip.
Adult Price: EUR 70.00
Enjoy a ride in a traditional Maltese boat to the famous Blue Grotto, where you'll see these beautiful sea caverns off the southern coast.
Adult Price: EUR 11.00
With your Local Expert spend the morning discovering the remarkable sights of the Ħaġar Qim and Mnajdra temples. Perched on the hilltop overlooking the islet of Fifla, these fascinating excavated areas offer a unique look into Malta’s past. Step back well over 5000 years and explore the structures created in what is considered the ‘Goddess’ era of Malta. Please note this optional requires a minimum number to operate. The price for this optional experience is subject to change, please confirm with your Travel Director at the start of your trip.
Adult Price: EUR 52.00
Stroll through one of the finest examples of an ancient walled city, Mdina. Considered by many as the cultural heart of Malta, the city is renowned for its opulent palaces, baroque architecture and fascinating history. Discover the place believed to be the home of the Apostle St. Paul and with your Local Expert uncover more of the cities heritage, churches, courtyards and Maltese architecture. Please note this optional requires a minimum number to operate. The price for this optional experience is subject to change, please confirm with your Travel Director at the start of your trip.
Adult Price: EUR 39.00
St. Julians (Resort) - MALTA
Situated in the pretty seaside town of St Julian’s, The Radisson Blu Resort is a worthy getaway for travellers looking for tranquillity by the coast. The hotel offers gorgeous views of the Mediterranean Sea and a wellbeing spa for those looking to relax and rejuvenate in the indoor pool, jacuzzi, gym and sauna.