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7 DAYS MALTA & GOZO SMALL GROUP TOUR

Delight in a special exploration of both islands, with their amazing climate, dramatic vistas and hearty cuisine that embodies all things Maltese. Many were those who occupied the islands in the course of their lengthy history leaving behind an artistic and cultural heritage. The Maltese Islands are like nowhere else. Here you will find great prehistoric temples, fossil-studded cliffs, glittering hidden coves, thrilling diving opportunities and a history of remarkable intensity.

The islands of Malta and Gozo offer a rich historical past, its oldest Neolithic Temples dating back to more than 3500 years BC!  The elegant capital Valletta, with its proud city walls and wonderful palaces; medieval Mdina, the so called “silent City” because of its quite winding narrow streets, Rabat with its  laid-back atmosphere and fascinating catacombs, and Mosta withs its amazingly huge dome, third biggest in Europe  are only a few of the  highlights to mention.

Maltas beautiful landscapes, harbors and marvelous bays and stunning cliffs are more than just a background- they create a scenery in which the golden local limestone just fits in perfectly.

On this small group journey, you’ll enjoy the contrasts of everyday life in these very different islands corners as you mingle with the locals during exclusive meals, wine tasting, boat trips and more cultural experiences.

Do not go with the crowd – our local knowledge takes you to Malta’s most interesting sights, but out of the beaten path, and not to crowded touristic places. We believe this is the best way to truly smell, taste and savor the country you are visiting.Live like a local!!

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SMALL GROUP TOUR HIGHLIGHTS & INCLUSIONS: 7 DAYS/6 NIGHTS
  • Guaranteed departures group travel: small, friendly,intimate group limited to 12/14 participants only!
  • More than 10 included sightseeing tours & cultural experiences as follows
  • VALLETTA UPPER BARRACCA GARDENS
  • Exclusive visit to ST JOHN’S CO-CATHEDRAL
  • Visit of the GRAND MASTER’S PALACE
  • Optional visit to ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM
  • Included visit to the stunning OPERA HOUSE
  • Enjoy a HARBOR CRUISE around the “THREE CITIES” of Vittoriosa, Cospicua and Senglea
  • Unique visit to the “INQUISITOR’S PALACE” and the “WAR MUSEUM”
  • Included boat crossing from VALLETTA waterfront to VITTORIOSA
  • The Neolithic Temples of “HAGAR QIM & TARXIEN “
  • Experience the colorful fishing village of “MARSAXLOKK”
  • Witness ST PAUL’S CATACOMBS in RABAT
  • Discover elegant MDINA , the “Silent City” and colorful RABAT
  • Green Island of GOZO (The Citadel , Xlendi Bay, Ramla Bay beach, Ggantija Temples)
  • Foodie experiences in MALTA and GOZO
  • Visit a stunning 18th Century BAROQUE Style PALACE with its gardens in NAXXAR and many more
  • Visit popular UNESCO World heritage sites
  • Exceptional local tour director, experienced to accompany you throughout your journey
  • Entrances to main Maltese sites are included as per itinerary
  • Transportation on tour, via private air-conditioned 16/19 seats motorcoach
  • Tour city guide as per itinerary
  • Service charges at all hotels and restaurants
  • No hidden extras
  • Included regional meals: All breakfasts, 3 foodie experiences, 3 lunches, 2 dinners (main meals include regional wine, mineral water, local coffee or tea only)
  • Arrival and departure: The tour begins with transfers from Malta international airport to your hotel in Gozo and end with a transfer to the airport from our Valletta hotel at scheduled times in the morning only
  • Activity level: Light/Moderate
  • Terms & conditions/Single supplement: (View Here) and FAQ View Here)
  • Trip Interruption & Cancellation insurance is not included. We highly recommend Travelex-Insurance.com to protect your vacation.
  • Purchase of European Travel & Health insurance is strongly recommended
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DAY-BY-DAY ITINERARY

 

MALTA SMALL GROUP TOUR “THE COLORS OF MALTA & GOZO TRAVEL ITINERARY”

7 DAYS MALTA & GOZO SMALL GROUP TOURS

TOUR LIMITED TO 12/14 PARTICIPANTS ONLY

DAY 1 : WELCOME TO THE MAGICAL ISLAND OF GOZO & MALTA

Arrival in Malta and drive to the port of Cirkewwa to transfer you by 25-minutes ferry to the island of GOZO for your first two nights at elegant “KEMPINSKI HOTEL GOZO“ or similar.Meet your tour guide at 6.30 pm in the hotel lobby for a dinner in a local restaurant. Overnight in GOZO

DAY 2: GOZO-THE ISLAND OF CALYPSO

The idyllic island of GOZO, the second largest island of the Maltese archipelago is more rural and popular for its scenic hills, which are featured on its coat of arms. Our day starts with a walking tour of the fortified capital city of Victoria with its enchanting Citadel followed by a panoramic drive around the island, stopping off at Dwejra, the fishing village of Xlendi, Ramla Bay and the Ggantija Temples. We have included today a foodie experience of Gozitan pizza.Dinner is on your own this evening.Overnight stay in GOZO

DAY 3:ANCIENT MOSTA, BIBLICAL RABAT, “THE SILENT CITY”OF MDINA & THE DINGLI CLIFFS

Today’s adventure takes you to central Malta, one of the most fascinating regions.The tour begins with a visit to MOSTA, where you’ll visit the monument of St Mary’s Church, with its third largest unsupported dome in the world dedicated to the Assumption.On April 9,1942, the church was nearly destroyed during War World II. An Axis bomb hit the dome of the church but failed to explode. The detonator was removed and a replica is now displayed as a memorial.We then move to RABAT for admiring the unique ST PAUL’S CATACOMBS and a 18th century noble Palazzo in the town of NAXXAR. Following this, we will enjoy together a street food experience with local pastizz in the silent town of MDINA, where many beautiful buildings and monuments can be found.Spend the last four nights in our central historical “PALAZZO ZAMITTELLO” or similar, renowned for its luxurious blend of Victorian decor and gracious Mediterranean hospitality, located in the beautiful city of VALLETTA,a melting pot of civilizations. Overnight stay in VALLETTA

DAY 4: FALLING IN LOVE WITH THE GRANDIOSE VALLETTA

Colloquially known as “Il-Belt”, VALLETTA is the capital city of Malta that was built during the rule of the Knights of St. John.Today’s visit will begin from the Upper Barakka gardens, perched high above the Grand harbor where your local expert will show you the highlights of this magical city, discovering its hidden beauty, with plenty of time on your own in Republic Street  for shopping or sightseeing. Included are interior visits to the top two sites: “St.John’s Co-Cathedral” with its museum, dating back to the 16th century, boasting two masterpieces by Caravaggio and “The Grand Masters Palace” which houses the Parliament and the president’s office.After an included lunch in a local tavern, you’ll visit the “TEATRU MANOEL“,one of the oldest working theaters in the world, built in 1731 by the Knights of St. John followed by a non-guided visit at the ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM. Evening is on your own this evening. Overnight in VALLETTA

DAY 5: DISCOVER HAGAR QIM, TARXIEN TEMPLES & COLORFUL MARSAXLOKK

Our morning destination is the megalithic temples of HAGAR QIM (3600 to 3000 BC) the best preserved and most evocative of Malta’s prehistoric sites. Continue to the suburb of Paola where you can find the TARXIEN TEMPLES,discovered in 1914 and excavated with great care.Visit the charming fishing village of MARSAXLOKK, famous for its brightly colored fishing boats which ride at anchor and where the wives of the fishermen knot nylon string bags for the tourists. After an included lunch in the best fishing restaurant, you’ll explore more in depth the south coast travelling along the rocky coast of WIED IZ-ZURRIEQ stopping off at the Blue Grotto to enjoy amazing views (not included boat trip to the Blue Grotto).Dinner is on your own this evening. Overnight stay in VALLETTA

DAY 6: THE GRAND HARBOR AREA: THE THREE CITIES -VITTORIOSA & SENGLEA

This morning we explore the city of VITTORIOSA, one of the most enchanting within the three towns extending towards Valletta, dividing the Grand Harbor into deep inlets. In Vittoriosa you’ll visit the Inquisitor’s Palace, featuring plain prison cells and dungeons on the lower floors, which contrast with the highly decorated private apartments of the Inquisitors themselves above, including the Tribunal room where evidence was heard and verdicts were issued.You’ll also visit the War Museum, housed in an 18th century army barracks which served as a police station and air raid precautions center during the war.After a foodie experience with Maltese bread snack FTIRA,you’ll board a typical Maltese gondola for a 30 mins harbor cruise.Tonight we’ll celebrate your Maltese adventure with your last meal at one of the typical regional restaurants. Sahha from all of us at Secret Tours!!!Overnight in VALLETTA

DAY 7: SAHHA MALTA & GOZO

Morning transfers to Malta airport for your flight home

TOUR DATES & PRICING

2021 TOUR PRICE: €2,300       SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: €300   currency converter

Prices are per person based on double room occupancy for 7 days/6 nights

MALTA & GOZO

MALTA & GOZOThe Republic of Malta is located in the center of the Mediterranean Sea. The archipelago is formed of two main islands, Malta and Gozo, as well as Comino, are the only inhabited islands, and some smaller uninhabited islands named Cominotto, Filfla and St.Paul. Thanks to its position, Malta has represented a bridge between Africa and Europe since ancient Read more

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  • Small Group Tours in Sicily, Malta, South Italy & Portugal
    2014-10-12

    "A paradise Island"- Never expected such a beauty...Great tour! - Patrick & Mary Jones (AUSTRALIA)

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